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Star Wars: In Concert Ticket Special

There are a limited number of seats left for Star Wars: In Concert at INTRUST Bank Arena this Saturday, and they’re all good. But here’s something that make them even better:  They’re on sale! Buy three tickets at ANY price level and get one free. If my math is right, that means if you purchase […]

I Bike Douglas, Free Event for National Bike Month

The Douglas Design District, Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, and the Delano District are launching the “I Bike Douglas” movement with a day of activities and bike-related fun on Saturday, May 22, 2010. These events coincide with National Bike Month and Bike To Work week. (See the previous post for even more activities.) Here’s a brief […]

Wheelin’ Deals in Wichita for National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and apparently it has been since 1956, according to Kansas Cyclist. More specifically, May 17-22, 2010 is Bike to Work Week., and Friday, May 21st is Bike to Work Day. Various organizations and businesses in Wichita will be sponsoring special free activities around town for cyclists. (You need to actually […]

Get Rid of Your Stuff at the Largest Yard Sale in Kansas

Need to clean out your closets to make room for all your new bargains? Consider renting space at the Largest Yard Sale in Kansas, which will be held in the parking lot of Maize South High School on Saturday, May 22nd. If you register before May 16th, you’ll get the early-bird discount of $20. The […]

Opera on the Lake

I LOVE Bradley Fair’s summer jazz concert series. Spread out a blanket and let the kids watch the ducks while the grown-ups chat and live jazz music floats across the lake to become the perfect background music. (Some of my friends actually like to listen to the jazz; I like to take pictures and chat […]

Free Admission Saturday to Society of Decorative Painters International Expo

The Society of Decorative Painters 2010 Annual International Conference & Expo will be held from May 18 – 22, 2010 at Century II Expo Hall. The expo is open to the public; regular admission is $10 (but you can find a $2 off coupon at decorativepainters.org). Admission is free on Saturday, May 22nd. Between 9 […]

The First Groupon Deal: Mead’s Corner

They are so, so smart at Groupon to make this the inaugural deal: $5 for $15 worth of Fair-Trade Barista Beverages and Cafe’ Fare at Mead’s Corner. Mead’s Corner has great coffee. It’s got a great atmosphere. And it’s already an inexpensive place to hang out and enjoy live music, comedy, and other performances. This […]

Congratulations to the winner of Star Wars in Concert Tickets

First let me say that all of the entries were so much fun to read. Wichita on the Cheap fans are hands-down the most fun people in town, don’t you agree? But in the end, one must be chosen. Since I’m no Jedi, and certainly don’t have the wisdom to declare one entry more worthy […]

Family 4-pack Discounts for Star Wars in Concert

With every giveaway, I look for something for those who didn’t win, to try (perhaps in vain) to make it all better. They aren’t as good as free, but you can get a discount on the Family 4-pack of tickets to Stars Wars in Concert.  And, shhh! -don’t tell anyone I suggested this, but you […]

Moms Get in Free at Lake Afton Observatory this Weekend

Moms and grandmas get in free to Lake Afton Public Observatory Friday and Saturday when accompanied by a paying child. (See regular admission prices below.) Celebrate Mother’s Day a little bit early. Bring her to Lake Afton Public Observatory tonight and mom (grandma too!) will get free admission when accompanied by a paying child. (See […]

Moms Are Free at Sedgwick County Zoo

Related: The big BIG list of Mothers Day specials in Wichita   And they also get free admission on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2010, when they’re accompanied by a paying child! 😀 For more information, visit the Sedgwick County Zoo calendar. Sedgwick County Zoo 5555 Zoo Blvd. 316-266-8386 Mother’s Day hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 […]

Cheap Seats at PBR in Wichita

Friday night it’s time to put on your cowboy hats (or headgear of choice) and go see the Professional Bull Riders Association Invitational at INTRUST Bank Arena. Get group discounts for the pricier tickets–$4 off EACH ticket priced regularly at $82, $62 or $42–when you purchase 10 or more, or get a bird’s eye view […]

First Friday Music Crawl

Don’t miss May’s First Friday Music Crawl on May 7, 2010. Once again the event will kick off at 6 p.m. at the Old Town Farm and Art Market and continue throughout the evening until 10 p.m. at various establishments in Old Town. For a complete list of the bands and performance locations, visit the […]

Coupon Class!

Want to maximize your savings and minimize the time you spend on coupons for grocery and household items? Then you’ll probably want to attend the Coupon Class by CouponDealsandSteals on May 8, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. The cost is a mere $12 for expert advice from coupon pro Ashlei Matthews. To register for the class, […]

Free Heartland Miniature Horse Club Wichita Classic

Come see approximately 150 registered miniature horses as they compete in the Heartland Miniature Horse Club Wichita Classic. It’s open to the public and admission is free. The show will be held at the Kansas Coliseum on Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd, and it looks like the event begins at 8 a.m. each […]

Free Outdoor Band Concert at Friends

The Friends University Concert Band will join the Senseney Music Community Band for an outdoor concert and old fashioned ice cream social to benefit Youth Horizons. Bring your blanket or lawn chair along with a little money for ice cream Sunday, May 2nd at 3 p.m. The concert will be in the Rose Window Plaza, which  is […]

KANZA Days in Winfield

KANZA Days begin tonight in dowtown Winfield. For a $3 button, you can enjoy a weekend full of family activities including a craft fair, pony rides, backyard grill competition, live entertainment, and a parade. For more information, visit the City of Winfield website or see the KANZA Days schedule of events.

National Mom’s Nite Out Parties

Write it on your husband’s calendar and text your kids: May 6, 2010 is National Mom’s Nite Out. Simon Malls are sponsoring National Mom’s Night Out parties here in Wichita at both Towne East and Town West from 6 – 8 p.m. They’ll have booths with mall and other local merchants on hand to give […]

Great Clips Haircut Sale

This is advertised in the Wednesday Wichita Eagle Express insert, page 4F. No coupon is necessary to get a Great Clips Haircut for $5.99. The promotion is good April 29th through May 9th at participating Great Clips locations.

Free, 3rd Annual Orpheum Car Show

Get free admission to the 3rd annual Orpheum Car Show on Sunday, May 2nd, from 1-5 p.m. Classic cars, muscle cars, and antique cars will be on display and competing for top honors. (The “Best in Show” winner will automatically receive entry in the 2010 Black Top Nationals in August.) It should be a great […]

Botanica Plant and Book Sale

Botanica is selling a variety of plants, shrubs, annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs at its second-annual Plant and Book Sale Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24, 2010. Some of the plants were grown right at Botanica; all were hand-picked by them to work well in Kansas gardens. According to the website, the prices are […]

Discounts for Walking with Dinosaurs

It’s been great fun seeing the response to the Walking with Dinosaurs giveaway here at Wichita on the Cheap. I love reading the enthusiasm in all the entries, and you all have perfectly valid reasons to win! Except I’m not picking–I will leave that job up to the unfeeling, blank-hearted computers to randomly choose. And […]

Tax-Day Treat: 15% off PF Changs on April 15

Tax day is a good day for restaurants to give away food or offer big discounts. (They’re probably thinking of the big deduction they’ll get next year, as they should.) But sadly, I could only find ONE restaurant in Wichita that has an April 15th special. PF Changs at the Waterfront in Wichita is offering […]

Meet Baby T-Rex from Walking with Dinosaurs

I’ve personally gotten several requests for discounts to the show Walking with Dinosaurs, which is coming to INTRUST Bank Arena April 21-25, 2010. I’m working on it, but until I find something, I thought you might enjoy this really cool event: Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 7, you can meet Baby T-Rex from Walking With Dinosaurs for […]