With three military bases in the region (Randolph Air Force Base, Lackland Air Force Base and Camp Bullis), it’s no surprise that the Schertz, Cibolo, Garden Ridge and greater San Antonio areas are home to many, many military families.

These towns off a short commute for those stationed on local bases, as well as a great community of like-minded military folk who can make you feel welcome, loved and at home the minute you put down your roots.

But as nice as those advantages are, the perks of getting stationed in a military-heavy area like ours extend way beyond that.

In fact, they can actually save you money!

That’s right. Thanks to the high number of military members in the area, hundreds of businesses are happy to offer up exclusive discounts and savings just for U.S. service men, women and their families.

From restaurants, fast food places and theme parks to zoos, museums and auto shops, all sorts of organizations have military savings programs you can take advantage of. In most cases, all you need is your military ID.

Here are just a few of the many discounts you can enjoy:

  • Schlitterbahn – One of the area’s top destinations, Schlitterbahn water park offers discounted admission all year round. Tickets must be purchased at your military base.
  • AutoZone – Need something for your car? AutoZone ships free to any on-base address. Individual locations also have in-store discount programs that vary.
  • Dairy Queen – For a cool summer treat, head to Dairy Queen at 1090 Highway 78 in Schertz for 10 percent off your order.
  • Morgan’s Wonderland – A family fun park with rides, water slides, concerts and more, Morgan’s Wonderland is perfect for all ages. It’s especially popular during the holidays! Show your military ID and get $11 entry.
  • Lowe’s – Working on your home or garden? Lowes offers a 10-percent military discount on all purchases. Veterans, retirees and reserve members are also eligible.
  • SeaWorld – Another fun local theme park, SeaWorld offers you one complimentary admission a year with your military ID. You can also use the admission toward any Busch Gardens or Sesame Place park in the nation. Up to three dependents are included.
  • IHOP – Next time you’re in need of breakfast, head to IHOP at 17220 IH-35 in Schertz for 20 percent off your meal.
  • DoSeum – Take the kiddos to this fun, interactive museum and get $1 off your admission with a military ID.
  • Little Caesar’s – Get free Crazy Bread simply by showing a military ID at the Schertz location, 3821 Roy Richard Drive.
  • Wendy’s – Craving a burger? Try Wendy’s at 5550 FM 3009 in Schertz, where you’ll get a 10 percent discount by showing your ID.
  • San Antonio Zoo – The city’s highly rated zoo offers $4 off if you buy tickets ahead of time or $3 off if you buy tickets at the gate.
  • Witte Museum – See various scientific and historical exhibits at the Witte Museum, and get $1 off your admission.
  • Rio San Antonio Cruises – Want a boat ride down the Riverwalk? Tickets are only $7 with your military ID.
  • Hotels – If you’re still scouting homes or have a visitor in town, use one of the many military discounts offered by local hotels and motels. Just a few include America’s Best Value, Country Inn & Suites, Candlewood Suites, La Quinta, Home2Suites, Springhill Inn & Suites, Staybridge, TownePlace by Marriott and more.
  • Texas Ranger Museum – Discover the history of the Texas Rangers (not the baseball team!) and get $1 off your admission.
  • San Antonio Spurs – Like basketball? Catch a Spurs game and get 10 percent off your ticket. You can also use the discount toward Rampage hockey games or Silver Stars WNBA games.
  • River City Rockfest – An annual music festival at the AT&T Center, Rockfest is a huge draw for all ages. Get tickets for 10 percent off with your military ID!

Being a military member in Schertz, Cibolo, Garden Ridge or anywhere in San Antonio certainly has its perks. As if the great community and ample places to shop, dine and explore weren’t enough, the city’s many military discounts make it an even more idyllic place to live.

Are you preparing to make a PCS move to San Antonio, Schertz, Cibolo or anywhere else in the area? Need help finding the perfect home or just want more guidance on discounts and other military perks? Contact the Claus Team today. Our local experts are here to help you and your loved ones every step of the way.

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