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Huge Used Book Sale at the Wichita Art Museum and Free Drop-In Tours

Masked volunteers working at used book sale, wichita art museum

Add to your library (on the cheap!) from an excellent selection of gently used volumes on art and other subjects. The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum will hold a used book sale in the art museum’s Boeing Foyer on Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2, 2021.  Admission to the museum is FREE on […]

FREE Admission to Kansas State Parks

horseback riding gypsum hills in ks

The first weekend in May is Let’s Camp America! – an initiative to promote camping for first-time campers and outdoor enthusiasts. To celebrate, ALL Kansas State Parks are offering FREE park entrance on May 1, 2021. That’s a great deal! Kansas has 29 State Parks to choose from, including the newest state park, Little Jerusalem […]

Free outdoor orchestra concert at Friends University

Friends University Sinfonietta violinists playing

Friends University’s Community Orchestra will present a public concert for the first time since 2019 on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. UPDATE: Due to a chilly weather forecast, the orchestra concert location has been changed to the Garvey Athletic Gymnasium – still on the Friends Campus, and the time is still the same! […]

BOGO $1 special at Burger King

Bargain hunters get treated like royalty at Burger King. The fast-food chain’s latest promo lets customers enjoy two menu items on the cheap. Enjoy both for yourself or share with friend. For a truly frugal feast, add in value fries and a value soft drink for just a buck each. For a limited time, buy one […]

2022 Fair Food & Tunes from Kansas State Fair

Fair Food - Kansas State Fair, picture of a Pronto Pup with mustard

The Kansas State Fair organizers are bringing back a fun event in June 25.  Enjoy some great music and your favorite fair cuisine in Hutchinson for FREEEE (just $5 parking fee per car if you want on-grounds parking) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022.  State Fair organizers first held Fair […]

Free Donut Wednesdays at Dunkin’

You’ll want to sign up for the DD Perks Rewards program for the new Free Donut Wednesday deal. Dunkin just announced the launch of Free Donut Wednesdays to help DD Perks members sprinkle some sweetness into the middle of their week with a free donut.   Free Donut Wednesdays at Dunkin Beginning this Wednesday, March […]

FREE sample of Benjamin Moore Paint at Ace Hardware on Saturday

Ace Hardware free paint sample giveaway March 20, 2021

Ace Rewards members will have an opportunity to receive a FREE sample of Benjamin Moore Paint this Saturday, March 20. If you’ve been meaning to spruce up a room of your home but haven’t decided on a color, this is your opportunity. The offer is valid for Ace Rewards members at participating locations, while supplies […]

EXPIRED $99 Field Station: Dinosaurs Family Membership Sale

For a limited time, Field Station: Dinosaurs is offering a $99 Family Membership for the 2021 season. **This deal has now expired. The $99 discounted Family Membership price is for a family of four. Each additional family member is $25 each, with a limit of 4 additional people. Regular Day Passes to Field Station: Dinosaurs […]

Free online flower arranging event from PBS Kansas

j schwanke free spring flower arranging event from PBS Kansas

PBS Kansas is kicking off spring with a fun and free virtual flower arranging event this month. On Saturday, March 20 at 2 p.m., J. Schwanke, the host of PBS Kansas’ Life in Bloom will guide you through making a floral arrangement along with him as he shares tips and techniques. You’ll also learn how […]

McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich free (with additional purchase)

McDonalds new crispy chicken sandwich

If you Door Dash, here’s a deal for you on McDonald’s new chicken sandwich. Move over, Popeyes! McDonald’s is taking a stance in the famous chicken sandwich wars among fast-food restaurants. The golden arches just introduced a new Crispy Chicken Sandwich. The sandwich features a new crispy, tender fillet made with all-white meat chicken. And […]

Wichita Children’s Theatre “Once Upon a Time” series

flyer for the three kittens at wichita childrens theatre

Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center will present three new shows for children this season. Thanks to Emily for the tip about this deal! The live performances will be performed by WCTDC’s professional adult acting company. This will be participatory theater for ages 2 and up. Schedule for the Once Upon a Time series from […]

Air Capital Fly-In: Wichita

Biplane photo taken by D Miller at Stearman Fly-In 2006

    The 58th Air Capital Fly-In is planned for September at the Colonel James Jabara Airport airport in Wichita. A day full of activities for adults and children is planned, including  free “Young Eagle Rides” for kids 8 to 17 years old, R/C aircraft, model rocket, and other displays, young builder activities and lots […]

Free movie for grownups from AARP

Movies on the Cheap Wichita KS

AARP offers occasional free movie screenings in Wichita as part of its “Movies for Grownups” feature. This year, the free movie events are going virtual.  Movies for Grownups celebrates film and television that speak to the 50-plus audience. The free screenings are sometimes just for AARP members, and sometimes for the general public. You do, […]

Celebrate Freddy with 95¢ frozen custard

Freddy's Frozen Custard, Wichita KS

  Celebrating Freddy Simon’s birthday with a deal on frozen custard has been an annual tradition for Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers for years now.  This year, the restaurant that is his namesake will remember him during his birthday week with 95-cent frozen custard from February 17-24, 2021.  Freddy lived to the age of 95! […]

Spring break at Botanica

flyer for spring break at Botanica, Wichita Gardens

Is not having any 2023 Spring Break events!  Botanica, Wichita’s botanical gardens, will be hosting some special spring break fun for Wichita-area kids this year. Spring Break Activities for Kids at Botanica Gnome Scavenger Hunt through the gardens Carousel rides ($3) Scholastic Book Fair Chalk games with 3D glasses (while supplies last)  Popcorn for sale […]

Free trial of Disney+ via Kellogg’s offer

Kelloggs Disney+ deal

For kids of all ages, it doesn’t get much better than enjoying a big bowl of your favorite cereal, while watching your favorite cartoon, superhero flick or sci-fi adventure. And there’s no better choice than watching a movie or special from Disney’s vast catalog, which includes the worlds of Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar and Star […]

Kids Closet Connection children’s consignment sale

Children's consignment sale in Wichita KS - Kids Closet Connection

The Kids Closet Connection children’s consignment sale is back in Wichita from February 24-27, 2021 at the Wichita Hoops Sports Complex in east Wichita. It’s a HUGE sale, always FREE TO SHOP, and one you will not want to miss. This year looks like it will be even bigger than last year! Wednesday, February 24, […]

FREE Admission to Wichita Art Museum on Weekends in February

The new exhibit in Wichita Art Museum “African American Art in the 20th Century: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond from the Smithsonian American Art Museum” presents masterpieces by 34 leading artists across seven decades. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] As a warm welcome to all in Wichita, WAM will offer free admission Saturdays and Sundays […]

Whole Foods Valentine’s Day Deal: two dozen roses for $19.99

Valentines Day Roses from Whole Foods Wichita

Whole Foods Market and Amazon will celebrate Valentine’s Day by bringing back a special discount for Prime members on roses. Celebrate the holiday weekend by “bringing home some beauty with a Double Dozen Bunch of Roses, available for $19.99 for Prime members, regularly $29.99.” In the past, the deal has been available for in-store pickup […]

Friends University Winter Musical: Working


This weekend, Friends University will present a FREE musical, Working, which honors essential workers. It will be a free livestreamed production performed Feb. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. Get your free tickets for the livestream performance here. Working is a musical about the hopes, dreams, difficulties and hardships of the […]

Kids Eat Free at McAlister’s Deli

Child enjoying free meal at mcalister's deli on valentines day with adult mom sitting near

  On Valentine’s Day, February 14, McAlister’s Deli has an offer that will help you share the love with your family. Purchase an adult entrée and get up to two FREE kids meals for children under 12 years of age. The free kids meals must be ordered from the McAlister’s kids’ menu. The Valentine’s Day […]

Friends University Black Artist Series

Friends University Black Artist Series

Friends University’s Music Theatre department celebrates Black History Month with the first ever Black Artist Series. Friends University will offer a series of FREE virtual guest lectures, masterclasses and workshops, that help participants gain an understanding of how African Americans express their art and also allows participants to walk away with new methods that they […]

Village Inn Pie Day deal

Village Inn Pie

Not to be confused with Pi Day (3/14), National Pie Day is on January 23, and Village Inn has a Pie Day deal to celebrate! Any way you slice it, Village Inn is known for its delicious fruit and cream pies. (They also offer many seasonal pies.) Yes, you can enjoy a slice at the […]

Quiznos offers cup of soup for just $1

Quiznos will bowl bargain hunters over with its National Soup Month deal. In addition to its popular toasted subs, the shop offers a variety of sides, including savory soups, to go along with its line-up of sandwiches. And, with this deal, you can grab a spoon and stir up big savings. From Jan. 17 to 23, all […]