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Back to School Supplies and Deals in Wichita

Back to School Supplies and Deals

Its back to school shopping time! We have researched to make it easier for you to find the best deals in Wichita, KS, for school supplies. We went off of USD 259 supply list, but most of the other districts are similar. Even if you don’t have school-age kids, use these sales to stock up […]

Back to School Free Rug Giveaway for Teachers

Free Rug for Teachers

Jabara’s Carpet Outlet is doing it again! They want to show their appreciation for local teachers by hosting the 6th annual Back to School Rug Giveaway! Starting August 7th – August 31, 2023, Jabara’s is showing appreciation to all the dedicated teachers in the area by giving away over 500 FREE rugs for classrooms.   […]

Sedgwick County Zoo Back to School Bash

Sedgwick County Zoo Event

You could call this a “Teacher Preparedness Event,” but the Zoo calls it their annual Back-to-School Bash – and it’s when they let everyone in for just $3! You’ll get zoo admission for only $3 on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. As usual, Zoo members can get in free with their membership card and […]

Tips for Saving with Back to School Sales

Prairie Rose Western Days 2017 flyer

It’s back to school season again! Here are my best tips for saving money on school supplies. Over the years I’ve been interviewed by local and national media on this topic, and these are the same tips I give them. They haven’t changed much!  You have an opportunity to save big and still get your […]

Back to school powwow at Mid-America All-Indian Center

Teepee on the back grounds of the Mid-America All-Indian Center in Wichita KS

On Saturday, September 11, 2021, the Mid-America All-Indian Center will host a Back to School Powwow. The powwow is hosted by USD 259 Title VI Native American Indian Education Programs.  Because the NAIEP was unable to have their annual School’s Out Powwow last April they wanted to kick off the school year instead! Show up […]

Back to school bash at Towne West Square Mall

Kids Back to School clothing sales

Towne West is hosting a three-hour event on Saturday, August 14, 2021, celebrating the first weekend back to school. The event will include free hotdogs and sno cones and have activities throughout the mall. Beginning at 11 AM, Towne West will have multiple inflatables, games, contests and giveaways. Participants can skip the registration line by […]

FREE Chick-fil-A with School Supplies Donation

Fill the Bus! Chick-fil-A locations in east and west Wichita are hosting a school supply drives with a special treat: FREE Chick-fil-A for those who donate! According to their Facebook pages, the two Chick-fil-A restaurants will accept donations this Friday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  And at the west location, the drive […]

FREE Back to School Family Board Game Night at Sedgwick County Extension

August 2021 free board game night flyer

Need something fun (and free) to do with the kids? Bonding Through Board Games is a FREE family board game event held at the Sedgwick County Extension Center. Even if you regularly play board games with the family, these free events will give you an opportunity to try new games, meet new people, and do […]

Fall Consignment Sales in Wichita

When we’re paying pennies for school supplies in an effort to get ready for back to school, it only makes sense to try to save on the bigger-ticket items too. Wichita has a number of great consignment sales that will help you do just that. See the list of 2020 Fall consignment sales in Wichita […]

Back to School Clothing Deals and Uniform Sales

Kids Back to School clothing sales

Where can you find the best prices on kids’ clothing for school? This is the time of year you can find great prices on school clothes. Saving money on clothes and backpacks is as easy as one, two, three. 😉 First, be sure to check out our list of back-to-school children’s consignments sales in the […]

Car show, back to school bash, and bargain backpacks Saturday, Aug 11

Westway Marketplace at Pawnee and Seneca is having a big back-to-school shindig Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Family Fun They’ll have classic car, fun kids activities including face painting and bounce house, food trucks beginning at noon, and more. The Backpack Blowout Sale Andrew from THE AWESOME TOY SALE!!! will be […]

How to Save Money on College by Renting Textbooks Online

Paying for a semester of college is expensive enough, but the cost of college textbooks adds a significant amount to the price of your higher education, since almost every class requires one or more books. Buying a textbook outright can be costly and it will generally lose value after use. Renting a textbook, on the other hand, […]

Back-to-School Laptops Under $300 at Walmart and Best Buy

Right now is a great time to buy laptops under $300. The selection is huge. Get one for students or just to have as a backup around the house. Click to go >> Laptops under $300 at Walmart Click to go >> Laptops under $300 at Best Buy Click to go >> Laptops for $300 or less at […]

Walmart: School Uniforms on Sale with Free Shipping

**This is an older post. We’re now tracking Back to School Clothing Deals from several different retailers. *** Walmart.com has school uniforms on sale with free shipping for some of the lowest prices I’ve seen. Girls Polos are on sale for as low as $4.50 each (sold in packs of 2 or more). Girls Flat-Front […]