Wichita on the Cheap

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Outlet, Off-Price and Discount Stores in Wichita

Outlet and Discount Stores in Wichita

Are you in search of discounted stores or outlets in Wichita? We’ve compiled a roster of wholesale, liquidation, and off-price establishments where you can find great savings. You don’t have to travel as far as Kansas City or Oklahoma to shop outlet malls for name-brand merchandise at bargain prices. Where to find the best shopping […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trunk or Treat Wichita

Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treat near me in Wichita 2023. We have the ultimate list for you if you want Halloween fun.  Leave the tricks at home, you’re in for a treat! Below we have compiled the full list of all of the great places to take your family this October for a […]

Tips for Back to School Shopping and How to Save Money

Summer might not be over, but with school enrollment starting, it’s time to start thinking about tackling that giant school supply list that you will be receiving. Even though it’s a pack of crayons here and a couple of glue sticks there – it all adds up and can really hurt the wallet! Below we […]

Convoy of Hope Free Giveaway: Food & Backpacks

Convoy of Hope

Area Churches, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies are all participating in Convoy of Hope in Wichita. This event will give tangible hope to families living in situations of desperate human need. You are invited to share in this united act of compassion.  MOST SITES WILL STILL BE DRIVE-THRU, BUT ONE OR TWO WILL OFFER WALK-ON SERVICES. (See […]

Back to School Supplies and Deals in Wichita

Back to School Supplies and Deals

Its back to school shopping time! We have researched to make it easier for you to find the best deals in Wichita, KS, for school supplies. We went off of USD 259 supply list, but most of the other districts are similar. Even if you don’t have school-age kids, use these sales to stock up […]

Tips for Saving with Back to School Sales

Prairie Rose Western Days 2017 flyer

It’s back to school season again! Here are my best tips for saving money on school supplies. Over the years I’ve been interviewed by local and national media on this topic, and these are the same tips I give them. They haven’t changed much!  You have an opportunity to save big and still get your […]

$10 kids cuts from JCPenney Salon for back-to-school

JCPenney Salon is offering its back-to-school kids haircut coupon again this year. The Kids Cuts are just $10 with a designer or senior designer at JCPenney or The Salon by InStyle while appointments last when you present the coupon. The offer is valid for kids in grades K-6. The coupon is good until September 15 […]

Quick, easy and inexpensive lunch: Jalapeno Chicken Pita Pockets recipe

Recipe by Alea Milham in Prep-Ahead Breakfasts and Lunches

Here at Wichita on the Cheap, we’re already getting into saving on back-to-school stuff. And one of the big, big challenges when school starts is having inexpensive (but nutritious) lunches and breakfasts for the family ready to go. We all have to eat, but who has time to make breakfasts and lunches on a school […]

Back to School Clothing Deals and Uniform Sales

Kids Back to School clothing sales

Where can you find the best prices on kids’ clothing for school? This is the time of year you can find great prices on school clothes. Saving money on clothes and backpacks is as easy as one, two, three. 😉 First, be sure to check out our list of back-to-school children’s consignments sales in the […]

Free community block parties around Wichita

Neighbors having fun at a community block party

This is the season for neighborhood and community block parties in the Wichita area. We’ve found several events around town that are free and open to neighbors and friends. Some of these have a back-to-school theme, while others simply celebrate the end of summer or beginning of fall. Browse our list and find an event […]

Spotify Hulu subscription deal for college students


Spotify and Hulu have rolled out a waaaay cheap bundle option for students. It’s only $4.99 per month for Spotify Premium for Students and Hulu Limited Commercials. (2018 update: apparently Spotify Premium now also comes with Showtime.) Students are eligible if they’re enrolled at a US Title IV accredited college or university and above the […]

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 […]

How to Save Money on College by Renting Textbooks Online

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, […]