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Aero Plains Brewing St. Patricks Day Block Party

The 3rd annual St. Patricks Day block party at Aero Plains Brewing will be on Saturday, March 16 this year! The brewing company is located in Delano, so it’s right in the middle of the action on parade day. While you’re down there for the St. Patricks Day Parade, stop in at APB for craft […]

Augustino Tasting Class

Augustino Brewing Company offers beer tasting classes for a limited time!

If you’d like to learn how to sample beer like a pro, sign up for one of Augustino Brewing Company’s craft beer tasting classes. Augustino is a craft brewpub and coffee house that opened in west Wichita last fall. It serves craft coffee sourced from local roasters, local craft beer – most of which is brewed […]

$5 smoothies at Smoothie King on Fridays

Smoothie King deals people love

  Start your weekend with a boost of healthy savings from Smoothie King. Every Friday, the smoothie shop offers any medium smoothie (32-oz.) for just $5. (You can also get a Meal Replacement Smoothie for $6.) The menu offers a wide variety of flavors, so you’re sure to find a favorite. The Five Dollar Friday promo is just […]

Quizno’s Toasty Deal of the Day

Quizno's $5 sub of the day

Quiznos’ Toasty Deal of the Day features select 8-inch subs every day for just a little over $6. The deal features a different sandwich each day, and that price doesn’t include chips or a drink. Still, it’s a good near $5 lunch option when you’re out and about. The graphic below shows each day’s sub […]

Free Grand Slam breakfast at Denny’s

Denny's build your own Grand Slam breakfast

Every restaurant is going mobile, from fast-food to family restaurants and everything in between. Denny’s recently launched its Denny’s on Demand, an online and mobile ordering option. To entice new users, the popular diner is giving customers a FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast on their next visit, after placing an order via Denny’s On Demand. The freebie will show in […]

Burger King sausage biscuit for 79 cents

It’s always good to wake up to savings! Burger King is offering its Sausage Biscuit for 79 cents — for a limited time. Breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m. (On Sundays, most locations serve breakfast until 11 a.m.) There is no limit, so the whole family can bite into the bargain biscuit at participating locations. Or, if you’re feeling generous, pick up a few […]

McDonalds New Dollar Menu

McDonalds new 1, 2, and 3 dollar menu

  For just a few bucks, customize your own meal deal at McDonalds — thanks to its new $1, $2, and $3 Dollar Menus. Pick and choose your favorites for your perfect meal or snack and wash it all down with a $1 any-size soft drink. Families will appreciate the new lower price on Happy […]

Try First Augustino Brewing Co. Beer or Coffee for $1

Augustino Brewing Company $1 craft beer or coffee

Augustino Brewing Company is a craft brewpub and coffee house that opened in Fall 2017 in west Wichita. It is located near the corner of Central and Tyler Road. Augustino’s serves craft coffee sourced from local roasters, local craft beer – most of which is brewed on location in small batches – and they make […]

McDonald’s mix & match: 2 for $6 deal

McDonalds Big Mac

Enjoy some golden savings at the Golden Arches! Hungry bargain hunters will appreciate McDonald’s latest twofer mix & match offer  — with many customer-favorites as an option. For a limited time, pick two of the following items for just $6 at participating locations: Big Mac Filet-O-Fish Quarter Pounder with Cheese Chicken McNuggets (10-ct.)  You must purchase two items to get the […]

Logan’s Roadhouse: New Value Menu

Logan's wood-grilled salmon, part of "two full meals" promotion

Still a great deal! Logan’s Roadhouse has discontinued its famous 2 Full Meals for $14.99 special, which is the bad news. The good news is that it’s been replaced with a new promotion! The Two Full Meals promotion has ended (sad face), but Logan’s now has a new value menu. The American Roadhouse Meals menu is […]

Dairy Queen’s $6 Meal Deal includes a sundae

DQ sundae

Dairy Queen‘s lunch special hits the sweet spot when you’re looking for dessert with your combo meal. The DQ 5-Buck Lunch has become the $6 Meal Deal (and we aren’t surprised because the old price was crazy!). DQ’s meal deal includes a 1/3 Double Burger with Cheese, regular fries, a fountain drink (21-oz.) and sundae. […]

FREE Chess Workshop at Aero Plains Brewing Every Sunday

Grab a beer and a friend and enjoy an afternoon of chess.  Aero Plains Brewing hosts a weekly chess workshop every Sunday, from 2-4 p.m.  Players of all skill levels and age are welcome to attend. Darin Link, local chess coach and teacher, will be on-site.  There will be some chess board sets available, but […]

Groupons for Wichita restaurants

Groupon has several deals for Wichita restaurants right now. Today I see: $6.25 for $12 at Oasis Lounge (burgers) on West Maple here $11.50 for $20 at Mediterranean Grill near Towne East mall here $11.50 for $20 at Riverside Cafe (3 locations) here $12 for $20 at Fetch Bistro in Willowbend here $6 for $10 at […]

Quick and inexpensive weeknight family recipes with pork tenderloin

kid-friendly cracker crumb pork cutlets

  Pork tenderloin is an extremely versatile lean cut and really quick to make for weeknight dinners (or fancy enough to save for the weekends). Not to be confused with porkloin – which is very large and can be cut into chops and roasts – the tenderloin is a small roast, usually about 1 or […]

Buy our new book to save big bucks with coupons

Want to discover the secrets of super savers? Living On The Cheap’s Teresa Mears and Laura Daily have just published The Ultimate Guide to Coupons. They share the smart way to use coupons, investing just minutes to save dollars. I’ve read this book from cover to cover and it is packed with a lot of […]

Noodles & Company rewards program

noodles and company

  The pasta-based, fast-casual restaurant just launched its first customer loyalty program — NoodlesREWARDS — via its app on a smartphone. Members get menu updates, special sneak peek access, member tastings invitations and sweepstakes opportunities. Plus, with each purchase, eat your way toward surprise rewards, including FREE menu items, Noodles swag and gift cards. It’s important to note […]

Spangles $5.95 Classic American Meal Deal

Spangles $5 Classic American meal deal in August

Spangles has a deal that gives us another option for (near) $5 dining. The price has gone up slightly from when we first wrote about it, but it’s still a tasty deal. The Spangles Classic American meal deal is available every day for $5.95 and includes a classic steakburger, fries, a 20 oz. drink, and […]

KFC $5 Fill Up meals

KFC's $5 fill up meal

KFC has a bargain-lover’s $5 Fill-Ups menu that includes five tasty meals for $5 each. The tasty, hearty deals include: A 3-piece extra crispy tenders and dipping sauce with mashed potatoes & gravy, biscuit, medium drink and chocolate chip cookie A Famous Bowl with medium drink and chocolate chip cookie A fried chicken breast piece with […]

Wichita Restaurant Week

Wichita Restaurant Week

Wichita Restaurant Week is an opportunity to explore some of Wichita’s best restaurants and help a charity at the same time. The 2017 Wichita Restaurant Week will be held January 20-29, 2017. Participating restaurants around the city will offer special menus for lunch or dinner priced at either $15 or $30. Many of these are […]

Little Caesars Pizza offers Hot-N-Ready pizzas for $5

Oh my goodness – if pizza gets any cheaper they’ll be paying us to eat it. (And if that’s the case, I’d be doing what I love and loving what I do…) Alas, you probably can’t make a living out of this Little Caesar’s Hot-n-Ready deal, but you can make your living stretch a little […]

DQ Happy Hour

DQ hardest working happy hour

Feeling that afternoon lag? DQ has an inexpensive afternoon pick-me-up every weekday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. During DQ’s “Hardest Working Happy Hour,” you can get a small iced coffee for only $1, a small Ultimate Frappé for $2, or a small premium fruit smoothie for $2. It looks like they’ve also added a $2 snack […]

Spangles half-price burgers on Monday nights

1/2 price burgers at Spangles on Monday nights

We love our steakburgers here in Wichita, and for good reason – we have lots of places that make a mean burger. On Monday nights at Spangles, they’re even half-price.   From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the “just tastes better” restaurant gives you your choice of Gourmet Supreme, Garlic Parmesan Bacon Cheeseburger, Western Burger, Sourdough Mushroom […]

New map shows you where to find Wichita food trucks

Wichita Food Trucks map

Food truck fans now have an easier way to find out which trucks are going to be parked nearby. The Wichita Food Truck Coalition launched a new interactive map on its website, showing you at a glance where trucks are going to be on any given day,  allowing you to plan up to a week […]

Burger King: Two Whopper meals for $10

This meal deal is fit for a “king-size” hunger. For a limited time, Burger King is offering two Whopper meals for $10. The offer includes two Whoppers, two small fries and two small drinks for ten bucks at participating locations. Given a Whopper sandwich by itself is about $4.50, it’s almost like getting the fries […]

Starbucks Rewards: Earn Gold status with one purchase

Starting April 12, Starbucks Rewards officially changes. Members now earn two stars for every $1 spent. If you have any stars in your account on April 12, they will be multiplied by 11 to adjust to the new program levels. (If it’s any benefit, Starbucks is giving members a slightly higher exchange rate, but not […]