Chili's Free Chips and Queso

Welcome!

You have found your complete guide to living better for less in St. Louis.

Looking for inexpensive or free things to do in St. Louis? You'll find news about them here.

Want to sample the city's attractions, hotels, restaurants and bars without breaking the bank? Check out St. Louis On The Cheap.

Here you'll find out how to get the most for your dollar. We post new deals and discounts almost daily, so check back often!

Area resident? We'll show you the best steals and deals in town.

Visiting St. Louis? Congratulations! You've picked one of the best cities in the country to visit if you're traveling on a budget. Outside of Washington, D. C., no other American city offers so many FREE attractions!

Search

Categories

St. Louis County Library, AARP Offer Programs for Older Adults in July

St. Louis County LibrarySt. Louis County Library is partnering with the AARP Missouri Speakers Bureau to offer a series of programs on various topics this summer.

Several SLCL branches will host an AARP-trained volunteer who will give tips and answer questions about subjects of special interest to older adultsr or who are caring for someone who is older.

Topics in July:

  • Retirement planning,
  • Fraud prevention
  • Home safety
  • Driving concerns.

The programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

For more information, or to register, call 314-994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org/events.

 

AARP Home Fit

Older people who want to remain in their homes as long as possible can get information and tips to create a comfortable, safe, accessible and livable home. The presentation includes a free guidebook, home assessment checklist, and brochure,

It will be held at the following locations:

  • 2 p.m., Monday, July 6 at Prairie Commons Branch, 915 Utz Ln., Hazelwood.
  • 10 a.m., Thursday, July 23, Mid-County Branch, 7821 Maryland Ave, St. Louis
  • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23, Grand Glaize Branch, 1010 Meramec Station Rd., Manchester.

 

AARP 10 Steps to Retirement

Many people feel overwhelmed and do not know where to start when it comes to planning financially. This presentation helps individuals get a handle on how to plan for retirement. It will be held:

  •  7 p..m., Tuesday, July 7, Tesson Ferry Branch, 9920 Lin-Ferry Dr., St. Louis
  •  2 p.m., Monday, July 13, Prairie Commons Branch, 915 Utz Ln., Hazelwood

 

AARP Fraud Watch Network

This presentation explores fraud trends and behavior, the con artist’s playbook, and fraud prevention strategies – including joining the AARP Fraud Watch Network. It will be held:

  •  10 a.m., Saturday, July 18, Natural Bridge Branch, 7606 Natural Bridge Rd., St. Louis
  • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. Florissant Valley Branch, 195 New Florissant Rd. S., Florissant

 

AARP: We Need to Talk

This presentation is designed to help people hold sensitive and successful conversations with family members and friends when they are concerned about the person’s driving. Get helpful tips, guidance and resources to help navigate this sensitive time in life.

This program will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 28 at Tesson Ferry Branch, 9920 Lin-Ferry Dr., St. Louis.

Program sites are accessible. With two weeks’ notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300, or visit www.slcl.org.

 

 

A Walk In 1875 St. Louis Exhibit Spins Off Play

St. Louis 1875The Missouri History Museum exhibit A Walk in 1875 St. Louis includes a play in June and July.

At least once a week the play will explore the lives of touring actors, circuses and other performers at that time. All performances will start at 2 p.m. be in the MacDermott Grand Hall.

The weekly performance dates are:

• June 30 and July 2.

• July 7 and 9.

• July 14 and 16.

• July 23.

• July 28 and 30.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Program About Bellefontaine Cemetery At Missouri History Museum

Dan Fuller, a master guide at Bellefontaine Cemetery, will discuss the historic institution at 10:30 a.m. Monday June 29, 2015, in the AT&T Foundation Multipurpose Room at the Missouri History Museum.

Fuller’s lecture is part of the museum’s series of programs on Monday morning about various facets of the area’s history. All programs will start at 10:30 a.m. But the ones on July 13 and Aug. 10 will be at museum’s Library and Research Center, 225 South Skinker Boulevard, St. Louis.

The remaining programs are:

• July 13 about steamboats in 1875.

• July 20 about Gaslight Square.

• July 27 about Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase.

• Aug. 10 about gangsters, Prohibition and caves.

• Aug. 17 about North America before 1607.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Gateway Arch Park Rangers To Present Programs At Missouri History Museum

Pilgrims of the PlainsPark rangers from the Gateway Arch will offer interactive programs on the next two Tuesdays about St. Louis and westward expansion in the 19th Century. The programs will start at 1 p.m. June 23, 2015, and 1 p.m. June 30, 2015, in the MacDermott Grand Hall of the Missouri History Museum. The event is not a lecture, the museum says.

The programs include a variety of hands-on and try-on items related to pioneers of the West.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

Missouri History Museum To Present Program About Route 66

Ron Elz, famed as Johnny Rabbit in the St. Louis media, will discuss the streets of St. Louis and Route 66 at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2015, in the AT&T Foundation Room of the Missouri History Museum.

U.S. Highway 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles followed several different routes through St. Louis area after it opened in 1926.

Elz’s lecture is part of the museum’s series of programs on Monday morning about various facets of the area’s history. All programs will start at 10:30 a.m. But the ones on July 13 and Aug. 10 will be at museum’s Library and Research Center, 225 South Skinker Boulevard, St. Louis.

The remaining programs are:

• June 29 about Bellefontaine Cemetery.

• July 13 about steamboats in 1875.

• July 20 about Gaslight Square.

• July 27 about Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase.

• Aug. 10 about gangsters, Prohibition and caves.

• Aug. 17 about North America before 1607.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

A Walk In 1875 St. Louis Exhibit Spins Off Play

St. Louis 1875The Missouri History Museum exhibit A Walk in 1875 St. Louis includes a play in June and July.

At least once a week the play will explore the lives of touring actors, circuses and other performers at that time. All performances will start at 2 p.m. be in the MacDermott Grand Hall.

The weekly performance dates are:

• June 23 and 25.

• June 30 and July 2.

• July 7 and 9.

• July 14 and 16.

• July 23.

• July 28 and 30.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

A Walk In 1875 St. Louis Exhibit Spins Off Play

St. Louis 1875The Missouri History Museum exhibit A Walk in 1875 St. Louis includes a play in June and July.

At least once a week the play will explore the lives of touring actors, circuses and other performers at that time. All performances will start at 2 p.m. be in the MacDermott Grand Hall.

The weekly performance dates are:

• June 16.

• June 23 and 25.

• June 30 and July 2.

• July 7 and 9.

• July 14 and 16.

• July 23.

• July 28 and 30.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

A Walk In 1875 St. Louis Exhibit Spins Off Play

St. Louis 1875The Missouri History Museum exhibit A Walk in 1875 St. Louis includes a play in June and July.

At least once a week the play will explore the lives of touring actors, circuses and other performers at that time. All performances will start at 2 p.m. be in the MacDermott Grand Hall. An exception will be at 11:30 a.m. June 13.

The weekly performance dates are:

• June 9, 11, and 13.

• June 16.

• June 23 and 25.

• June 30 and July 2.

• July 7 and 9.

• July 14 and 16.

• July 23.

• July 28 and 30.

The museum is located at Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue in Forest Park.

 

Happy National Donut Day: Get A Freebie At Krispy Kreme and A Freebie (With Purchase) At Dunkin' Donuts 6/3/11

Happy Donut Day! You can get a freebie today–June 5, 2015–from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in celebration of National Donut Day. The free doughnut offer is good for one doughnut of any variety per customer at participating U.S. Krispy Kreme retail shops. Limit of one donut per customer.

Or, mosey on over to Dunkin’ Donuts where you can get another free donut with the purchase of a beverage (excluding bottled cooler beverages). The offer is good while supplies last. Price and participation varies. Limit of one per customer.

To find a Dunkin’ Donuts near you, click here.

To find a Krispy Kreme store near you, click here.

What's Happening Free And Cheap This Weekend In St. Louis?

As befitting a beautiful June weekend in The Lou, a city known for its quality free and cheap attractions, there’s a bevy of fun things to do that are easy on the ol’ wallet. Go ahead:  Have fun, be cheap!

First Friday in Grand Center

First Friday in St. Louis' Grand Center

First Friday in St. Louis’ Grand Center

This event happens from 5 to 9 p.m. every month in Grand Center, St. Louis’ arts and entertainment district, and admission is FREE.  Enjoy the latest art exhibitions at numerous Grand Center arts organizations, including the Bruno David Gallery, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, the Contemporary Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), Portfolio Gallery, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Sheldon Art Galleries, and the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA).

 

‘First Sip of Summer’

Screen Shot 2015-06-03 at 5.21.17 PMThat’s what KMOX likes to call its annual St. Louis Uncorked event set for Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Soldiers Memorial in downtown St. Louis. It’s FREE to attend.

St. Louis Uncorked features national recording artists on the Bud Light Main Stage. On Friday night: Plain White T’s and Parachute. Then on Saturday: O.A.R., Young Rising Sons and Clockwork.

Attendees can purchase local wines, a wide selection of craft and all-American beers and items from St. Louis food trucks.

A VIP experience (additional charge) at St. Louis Uncorked can be had on the Bud Light Party Deck with an elevated view of the entire festival and the only elevated view of the main stage.

 

Kimmswick Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival in Kimmswick, MOThey say if it’s made with strawberries you will find it at this festival.  The Kimmswick Strawberry Festival features everything from fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake, chocolate covered strawberries, and strawberry cheesecake to–would you believe?–strawberry iced tea. Admission is FREE.

Craft and food vendors line the streets as live entertainers perform at several areas throughout town. The event is on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the heart of Kimmswick in Jefferson County, MO, a short distanced from St. Louis.