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Free Community Paper Shred Days in and around Wichita, KS

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. If you’ve been putting off the inevitable, you’ll have an opportunity to get the job done – for free – at the […]

Free Wichita Bus Rides for Youth: Summer Ride Program

The Summer Ride Program allows kids to ride FREE on Wichita buses this summer. The Ride program participants may enjoy unlimited free rides on all regular Wichita Transit bus routes. Wichita Transit provides a safe, reliable, and easy-to-use bus service throughout the City of Wichita. From May 25 through August 31, 2024, youth 18 years […]

Free Summer Meals for Kids: Summer Food Program

This summer, kids can receive free breakfast and lunch at 34 locations across Wichita. This wonderful Summer Food Program is back for 2024!  The program is open to any kid ages 18 and under. There are no meal reservations, qualifying guidelines, or paperwork to complete—just a free meal provided by the WPS Summer Food Program.  […]

Teacher Appreciation Freebies and Deals for Wichita-area Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week FREEbies and Deals

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 […]

Salon Brands Tent Sale

Stop by Salon Brands at their Tyler Location for a BEAUTY(ful) Tent Sale. This sale is the biggest deal of the year for salon-quality products. Save up to 90% off shampoo, conditioner, styling products, nail polish, cosmetics, styling tools, and more! They will have all of your salon-quality products on major sale, so make your calendar for May […]

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 2024 E-Waste collection events will be held […]

Coupon for Free Document Shredding at Office Depot

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.)

Rebate from the City of Wichita on Water-Saving Devices

Water Rebate in Wichita

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 purchasing qualifying water-saving devices. The rebate is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to all active water customers. The Wichita City Council approved $150,000 to continue the Water Conservation Rebate […]

Farmer’s Market Coupons for Low-Income Seniors

Senior Framers Market

Residents of Butler, Sedgwick, and Harvey counties who are 60 years or older and meet the following income guidelines can apply to receive (10) $5 coupons, totaling $50. Seniors can use their benefits to purchase fresh, nutritious, unprepared, and locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey at local participating farmers’ markets from June to November. […]

Lawn Care Rebate Program in Wichita

Lawn Care Rebate in Wichita

For the third consecutive year, the City of Wichita is proud to offer funding aimed at facilitating the switch to eco-friendly lawn care equipment. Wichita will now pay residents up to $100 to buy electric lawn equipment.  Residents of Wichita and neighboring counties are eligible for rebates of up to $100 when they invest in […]

Where to Donate and Who Takes Donations in Wichita

Where to Donate in Wichita

Who is looking to declutter and donate your clothes or unwanted items? Whether tidying up your closet, clearing out the pantry, or simplifying your kitchen, numerous organizations and locations in Wichita are eager to accept your donations. From clothing and household items to non-perishable food items, your cluttered belongings can find new homes and positively […]

Energy Bill Assistance Program in Wichita

Help is available for your rising energy bills this winter in Wichita. You can apply in person at an upcoming community event for the Low-income Energy Assistance Program or LIEAP. This can help restore or maintain electricity, natural gas, propane, or other home hearing files.  The Kansas Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is a […]

Food Distribution and Mobile Food Panty in Wichita

Food Distribution and Mobil Food Pantry Wichita

The Salvation Army has a mobile food pantry and other resources that will provide food to those in need in Wichita. Despite the dedicated efforts of partner pantries to address these challenges, many individuals, including those facing difficulties securing nourishment for their families, continue to experience hardship. In response, a collaborative effort has been initiated […]

Free Shipping Labels & Drop off for Dontaions: Give Back Box

Give Back Box

I just learned about the Give Back Box, which makes donating more accessible than ever and gives you a reason to use the Amazon boxes in your garage. Amazon supports this program and provides you with a great way to reuse and recycle your Amazon boxes. You can choose a charity or let them choose […]

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 Wichita

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 […]

Salon Brands Hair Color Discount & Black Friday Deals

Salon Brands $20 off for the Holidays

Salon Brands is running a big deal for our Wichita on the Cheap followers. You can get a discount on any color service now – the end of December 2023. Anyone can get $20 off any color service if you mention our special code: 20OFFWOTC. I am so excited about this deal because I love […]

FREE YMCA Job Prep Program for Teens

YMCA Teen Job Prep Wichita

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers a program for older teens that can help them land a job, be an awesome employee, and manage the money they’ll begin making. The Strong Communities campaign funds the FREE program and will provide participants with training on how to complete a job application, dress for success, handle an interview, and […]

Wichita Detailing Co. Holiday Special Discount

Car Detail this Holiday

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 or gift card from now to December 30, 2023. Is finding the ideal gift challenging this holiday season? […]

Andover High School Auto Shop: Free Labor

Andover High School Auto Shop

Andover High School offers a unique opportunity for the public to access their full-service shop, where skilled students provide free labor. This initiative not only benefits the community by offering cost-effective services but also provides valuable hands-on experience for the students. While the labor is complimentary, individuals utilizing the service are responsible for covering the […]

2023 Veterans Day Events and Deals in Wichita, KS

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 […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trunk or Treat Wichita

Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treat near me in Wichita 2023. We have the ultimate list for you if you want Halloween fun.  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 […]

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 […]

Bulky Waste Coupon for Sedgwick County Residents

Bulk Waste Coupon Wichita

The most popular coupon ever is back. Sedgwick County has released its bulky waste coupon (aka dump coupon, lol). Closed or no longer going for 2024, they went fast. Follow us and sign up for our Email Newsletters so you don’t miss the next one. Sedgwick County is once again offering residents a coupon for […]