Friends of the Wichita Public Library Book Sale

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There are many used book sales, but only one Friends of the Wichita Public Library sale, which includes high quality donations and library discards. They really do have a lot of books - including fiction in just about any genre, self-help, religion, biographies, crafts, art, music, health, business, coffee table books, children's books, and more. Most books are 50 cents or $1 each. The sale is … [Read more...]

Thrift Stores and Consignment Shops in Wichita, KS

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Secondhand shopping is one of the best ways to stretch the style budget for yourself and your family. Consignment stores focus on high-quality items with low wear and tear. You’ll be astounded at what you can find for half price even though it looks new out of the box. Their high standards mean you won’t have to check as closely for rips, stains, or damage the way you do at garage sales. A … [Read more...]

Best School Supply Deals (week of 8/17)

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Here’s a list of some of the best prices on school supplies in Wichita this week to help you get the best deals on your back-to-school shopping. If you're new to all this, take the time to check out my Tips for Saving on School Supplies and the School Supply Price List. I hope they're helpful - I still use the price list in my own shopping, and the tips are an accumulation of things I've … [Read more...]

College Students Can Get Free 2-Day Shipping at Amazon

Free Amazon Student subscription for six months

If you are a college student and you have a valid .edu email address, you may qualify for a FREE six-month membership to Amazon Student. Amazon Student is like Amazon Prime, only cheaper. You'll get free 2-day shipping on most things you order from Amazon and "exclusive discounts and promotions." (I don't know what they are. The free shipping is pretty good by itself.) But before you pull the … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on College by Renting Textbooks Online

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Paying for a semester of college is expensive enough, but the cost of college textbooks adds a significant amount to the price of your higher education, since almost every class requires one or more books. Buying a textbook outright can be costly and it will generally lose value after use. Renting a textbook, on the other hand, is an affordable choice that allows the student to use a book on the … [Read more...]

Farmers Markets in Wichita

Wichita's Old Town Farmers Market celebrates Farmer's Market Week with FREE watermelon

Wichita and surrounding communities abound with farmer's markets offering locally grown fresh food, plants, honey, handmade items, and more. Some markets offer kids activities and live entertainment; all offer a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, learn more about local produce, and share in the fun of discovering things produced right here in our own state by talented Kansans. Do you know … [Read more...]

Get Up to $100 Rebate from the City of Wichita on Water-Saving Devices

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Good news! If you are a Wichita resident who receives your water bill from Wichita Water Utilities, you may be eligible for a rebate on the purchase of qualifying water-saving appliances or devices. The rebate is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to all active water customers. The City of Wichita rebate program began Monday, July 1, 2014, according to a press release issued by the … [Read more...]

City of Wichita Online Surplus Auction

City of Wichita online surplus auction

This just in: The City of Wichita is holding an internet-only auction of surplus vehicles and equipment. Some of the items to be sold include fire trucks, buses, cars, trucks, trailers, miscellaneous equipment, and more. (Bids are already being placed on the merchandise now.) Everything is being offered “AS IS” and “WHERE IS,” without warranty or guarantee. You can check out the auction … [Read more...]