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$39.99 Special at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka

The capital folks at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka have resolved to offer one weekend every month (for the whole year) at a phenomenal (we would call it cheap!) rate. This month, the deal is good February 18-21, 2010. Stay Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday night, or all of them, for only $39.99 per night. […]

Standby Seating for Free Aaron Tippin Concert

The free “Valentines for Veterans” concert tonight (Monday, Feb. 15) at the Cotillion featuring Aaron Tippin is sold out, but you may still be able to get in if you show up at the door. As space is available, they will seat additional people on a first come, first served basis. Just show up by […]

See Plastic Musik perform live

Tonight at the CAC theater inside the Rhatigan Student Center on the WSU campus, see the unusual percussion group, Plastic Musik, perform live. Check out this YouTube video to see the kind of music they can make with plastic instruments–it’s really cool. YouTube Axel F (Crazy Frog) Plastic Musik Event Date:    Monday, February 15, 2010 […]

Save $3 on Tickets to Sesame Street Live

In addition to providing tickets for winners of Wichita on the Cheap’s “1-2-3 Imagine!” giveaway, the folks at Sesame Street live are offering discounted admission to readers of Wichita on the Cheap. Elmo and Friends are coming to Wichita to put on the musical show, “1-2-3 Imagine!” The show will be at INTRUST Bank Arena […]

$25 for a 50-minute massage at Heritage College

Want a great way to say “I appreciate you” without breaking the bank? Heritage College-Wichita Campus offers inexpensive professional massages by its students. A 50-minute massage is only $25! It is too late to book a massage for this week, according to Anna, one of the massage clinic’s instructors at Heritage. But gift certificates are […]

Valentine’s Day Benefit Powwow

I just realized that I’ve never typed the word “powwow” before. Apparently, that really is how you spell it–no hyphens necessary. Anyway, this seems like a fun family event. The Mid-America All Indian Center is hosting its first-ever benefit powwow on Saturday, February 13. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted that will go […]

Free Workshop: Choosing a Business Legal Structure

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, the Kansas Small Business Development Center is holding another free workshop at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, entrance B or C. Learn how what you need to know about choosing a legal structure for you busines (Sole Proprietor, LLC, or Corporation), presented by J. Scott Pohl of Hinkle Elkouri Law […]

Free Gordon Parks Film Series

In conjunction with the photography exhibit, Crossroads: The Art of Gordon Parks, WSU’s Ulrich Museum of Art and the Tallgrass Film Festival is hosting a free film series called “Black Films That Challenge/Black Films That Matter.” The series kicks off Thursday, February 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m. There will be an introduction before the film […]

Valentine’s Day Deals

Flowers, chocolate, wining, dining, dancing, and entertainment. That should about do it. Wichita has a few sweet deals for you and your sweetheart this Valentine’s day. Begin the romance on Thursday at Cocoa Dolce. It’s only right to start with chocolate, and Cocoa Dolce has a free Chocolate and Champagne Tasting with live music by […]

FREE Tops In Blue Concert at The Orpheum!

I can’t believe that this is free, but I checked and yes, it surely is. Tops in Blue is a performance group consisting of active-duty Air Force personnel whose primary mission is to travel the world entertaining military personnel and their families. It’s an elite group; service men and women compete in a series of […]

Pay nothing to watch worst film ever made

Sometimes a good movie is worth paying the ten or eleven bucks for a ticket — and then there are the other times. 🙂 Tonight at The Anchor, you and your friends can enjoy a free screening of Troll2. Some say it’s the worst movie ever made. Just imagine an event where you’re free to […]

Free: “Coffee at the Cosmo”

Join Cosmosphere President and CEO Chris Orwoll on the third Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. for an educational lecture. Free coffee and pastries will be available. This month’s presentation is “If You Can’t Stand The Heat: Temperature Control in Space.” See the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center website for more information. (Click on […]

Free: Kansas Day

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will host its monthly Kansas Day celebration on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 2 p.m. The event will include live songs and poetry readings along with an exhibit featuring meadowlarks and Sunflowers. Refreshments will be available after the presentation. (Kansas Day for Kids is on January 23, at 3 p.m. […]

Free Admission to Rodeo with Military I.D.

Saturday, January 23rd is Military Appreciation Night at Mattox Arena in Derby. Show your military I.D. and get free admission to watch the bull riding and enjoy entertainment provided by Monty “Hawkeye” Henson. The event begins at 7 p.m. Mattox Arena 4418 E. 83rd Street, Derby, KS 316-308-6063 or 316-788-1618 See map and directions

Free Wellness Day

Blood pressure, body fat, BMI, waist-to-hip, and blood work screenings are available free to both YMCA members and to the community on Wellness Day, which is the 2nd Tuesday of every month at all Wichita YMCA branches. This month it is January 12. Times are from 9 – 11 a.m. and again from 5 – […]

You don’t need an excuse–just get away!

The capital folks at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka have made a New Year’s resolution that’s good for all of us. They’ve resolved to offer one weekend every month (for the whole year) at a phenomenal (we would call it cheap!) rate, and they’re starting this weekend. Stay Friday or Saturday night, or both, for […]

Free Music Event at Intrust Arena

Get acquainted with the new Intrust Arena Tuesday evening. This free event sponsored by ROK ICT features local musicians and food and drink at the concession stands. All ages. For more information and to see a list of musicians, visit the ROK ICT website. UPDATE: Want free parking? Visit www.parkdowntown.org to find a map of […]

City Arts Artist Reception

Free Friday night event: View new gallery shows at the City Arts Artist Reception on Friday, January 8, from 5 – 8 p.m. Shows include “True to Form” by Susan and David Harmon, “Autumn Leaves” by Kathleen McCrea, and new works by Will Fathi.

Shop in your P.J.s

Did you get a gift card for the holidays? You can use it today at many major retailers, who are beginning their online After-Christmas sales today. Merchants like Old Navy, Target, Barnes and Noble, and Kohls have special online sales already underway. But pay attention to the prices you see, because some retailers may hold […]

JCPenney’s After-Christmas Doorbusters

Get up early on Saturday to take advantage of JCPenney doorbuster sales. (You can even sign up at their website to receive a wake-up call.) Stores open at 5 a.m. Sale prices effective until 1 p.m. Preview the ad at the JCPenney.com website. It looks pretty extensive. Some of the bargains for women include St. […]

Papa John’s $5.99 Large

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Insider Tips for Saving This Season

From Bankrate.com, this article written by Jennifer Maciejewski, the originator of Cities on the Cheap, says that if you’re just shopping the ads in the paper, you’re missing out on some big holiday shopping bargains. But the Internet is a big place–Maciejewski reveals her secrets on how to find the best deals online. Insider Tips […]

Free Admission to Wichita Museums

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Veterans Day Deal at Denny’s

To honor and thank our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day, Denny’s invites active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop by participating locations for a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon. At participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide, diners with a valid military ID can order and enjoy […]