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Wichita Detailing Co. Special Discount

Wichita Detailing Co.

Wichita on the Cheap has partnered with Wichita Detailing Co. to bring you a special DEAL ONLY for our followers. If you mention this article or Wichita on the Cheap, you will receive 20% off any service now – October 1st, 2023. Life is too busy to spend time scrubbing out stubborn stains and vacuuming […]

Free Summer Meals for Kids: Summer Food Program

Kids Eat Free Summer Program Wichita

Wichita public school will offer FREE meals for children and teens across Wichita. Kids and teens ages 1-18 can get healthy meals during the summer months when school is out of session. Adults can get breakfast and lunch as well for a fee. General info about FREE Meals for Kids in Wichita: Breakfast and lunch […]

Free Wichita Bus Rides for Youth this Summer

Kids get a ticket to ride FREE on Wichita buses this summer. Wichita Transit is offering free, unlimited transit rides on all regular bus routes and paratransit service during the summer through their RIDE summer program. From May 27 through August 31, 2023, youth 18 years of age and younger may ride Wichita Transit routes […]

Teacher Appreciation Freebies and Deals for Wichita-area Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week

We may never be able to thank teachers enough for all their hard work, but we can try! We can’t think of a better way to show our appreciation than by listing all the FREE goodies and deals in the Wichita area for Teacher Appreciation Week. From free food, to free car washes, to amazing […]

Free Community Paper Shred Days in and around Wichita, KS

Paper Shred Days Wichita

You know you’re not supposed to just throw confidential information into the trash, but sometimes the shred pile gets pretty high if you don’t have a paper-chewing monster of a shredder like mine. (We’ve had it for years and yep – it’s every bit as good as they say it is.) If you’ve been putting […]

Double-up food bucks for SNAP participants at Kansas farmers markets


Folks who participate in the SNAP program can purchase food at Kansas Markets with their EBT card, and currently, there’s a program that will let them “double up” on the benefit. The “Double-Up Bucks” program matches the amount spent dollar for dollar. (For every dollar of SNAP benefits you use at the farmers’ market, you […]

Affordable Connectivity Program to help with internet, computers and more

Affordable Connectivity Program

Enroll for Affordable Connectivity Program at Libraries. Wichita Public Library is working to help build awareness about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. ACP helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The ACP provides: • A discount of up to $30 […]

Places to Volunteer in Wichita

Where to Volunteer in Wichita

Places to Volunteer and their perks. Not only does volunteering help your community, but you gain a sense of purpose in helping other people. If you are in a position to help someone, it really makes a difference to do so. While volunteering, it is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, and […]

Free Christmas tree disposal, recycling in and around the Wichita area

Christmas tree Disposal

Sedgwick County residents can recycle real Christmas trees for free! When you’re ready to get rid of your Christmas tree, you can take it to one of more than 20 locations to have it turned into mulch. The program is run by Sedgwick County Environmental Resources. While you’re there, you may also pick up free mulch — if […]

Bulky Waste Coupon for Sedgwick County residents

Bulk Waste Coupon

The most popular coupon ever is back. Sedgwick County has released its bulky waste coupon (aka dump coupon, lol) for 2022. Sedgwick County is once again offering residents a coupon for FREE disposal of bulky waste up to 1,000 pounds. (Loads exceeding this limit are accepted, but will be subject to fees.) You have to […]

Veterans Day Events, Freebies and Deals for Wichita

Veterans Day Events Freebies & Deals

Veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. military are worthy of our respect and gratitude every day (see Military Discounts in Wichita), but on Veterans Day we can do one better and take them out for a free meal, attend an event that honors them, visit one of the Wichita attractions that offer free admission […]

Free Bus Rides on Election Day 2022

Cruise the polls 2022 Free Bus

Wichita Transit will offer FREE bus rides on Election Day, November 8, 2022. In honor of Election Day, on Tuesday, November 8, Wichita Transit will offer free bus rides on all traditional bus routes and paratransit service. Free rides are valid for everyone riding to or from polling locations as well as any other trip […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trick or Treat Halloween Wichita

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 Halloween to remember for years to come! With traditional door-to-door trick or treating becoming less popular, Wichita has gained some really fun new options […]

YMCA yoga in the park

Naftzger Park letters lining the curved edge of the green mall area of the park downtown in Wichita

Join YMCA instructor Alyssa Cameron in Naftzger Park on Saturday, June 4, 2022 for a FREE yoga class and introduction to YMCA360.  The Greater Wichita YMCA will host this free yoga event as a way to showcase the additional benefit the YMCA360 video content provides to Y members.  A specially selected YMCA360 yoga video will […]

Free Annual Skin Cancer Screening

As the weather gets warmer and we all spend more time outside, it’s a good time to remember to check our skin. After a two-year hiatus, KU School of Medicine will once again be offering its free Wichita-area Skin Cancer Screening Clinic on May 7, 2022.  The clinic is held in partnership with American Academy […]

Free E-Waste Collection for Sedgwick County Residents

If you’re like me, you might have old computers, televisions, or other electronic devices gathering dust in your home. (And boy – they really do get dusty, don’t they?) Sedgwick County has the perfect excuse to clean them out for spring with its free e-waste collection event. The 2022 E-Waste collection events will be held […]

Free Document Shredding at Office Depot

Heavy binders full of documents and paperwork being brought to the shredder

Need copies of your tax return? Want to get rid of some old returns or documents you no longer need? Print out these coupons from Office Depot and get both services for free. (There’s also a coupon for free downloadable tax forms if you’ve waited until the last minute to do your taxes.) The coupons are good until April 23rd. You can get up to 25 free copies of your tax return and free shredding of up to 35 lbs. (End of post.)

Up to $100 Rebate from the City of Wichita on Water-Saving Devices

Good news! If you are a Wichita resident who receives your water bill from Wichita Water Utilities, you may be eligible for a rebate on the purchase of qualifying water-saving appliances or devices. The rebate is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to all active water customers. The Water Conservation Rebate Program was approved by […]

Fidelity Bank Free Drive-Thru Community Shred Event

Free shred day at Fidelity Bank downtown Wichita KS

Fidelity Bank is hosting a free community shred event where residents can securely dispose of documents and materials containing personal information. The shred event will offer drive-thru service with volunteers collecting materials and depositing them into shredding trucks for immediate destruction, all in full view. Fidelity Bank’s shred day is Saturday, April 2, 2022. The […]

Need tax forms or help with your Taxes for 2023

Tax Help Wichita

If you’re a little grumpy and sleep-deprived this time of year, you’re not alone. But as soon as the paperwork is neatly filed away (or hurtled across the room – whatever your filing method), take yourself out for some tax day freebies and deals to celebrate the end of the tax season. Tax Forms are […]

Holiday hours in Wichita – what’s open, what’s closed

Seasons greetings! Remember a few years ago when it seemed like practically everything was open 24/7 and several stores were even open on Thanksgiving and Christmas? Well, you can thank 2020 for changing all of that. Sure, it was convenient for stores to be open but it also meant that people had to work, which […]

Free ‘Sign & Send’ greeting card from Hallmark

free sign and send greeting card from hallmark

Signed, sealed and delivered. Because everyone’s texting and e-mailing nowadays, getting a greeting card in the mail is extra special. However, sending one requires a little time and effort, but Hallmark has the solution with its Sign & Send option. The greeting card company can take care of those special occasions, when you want to let a […]

Annual Veterans Day Program in Wichita

The granite and marble sign identifying Wichita's Veterans Memorial Park

The Wichita Veterans Day parade was last weekend, but the annual ceremony to celebrate and honor U.S. military veterans veterans is happening on Wednesday.  Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita will conduct its annual Veterans Day Program at the Park this Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11 a.m.  The program will include the flag lined walkway, a […]

Kitchen tools donation drive

Free cooking classes wichita ks

Do you have some gently used or new kitchen tools you would like to donate to those in need? K-State Research and Extension has begun a community donation initiative called Kitchen Restore that will provide essential tools for making healthy meals to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness. The Kitchen Restore donation drive will be […]