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12 easy camping hacks that will make you a happy camper

Save time, money and frustration on your next camping trip using items you already have around the house or can pick up at the dollar store.

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Flight delayed or canceled? Here's how to get compensated for your inconvenience

You have more right to a refund than you think. Knowing the rules about what passengers are entitled to can help save you money and frustration.

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Mark your calendars for back-to-school tax-free shopping days in these states

See which states are offering tax-free holidays this summer that include clothing, electronics, school supplies and more for students and parents.

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These six plants could keep your home naturally cool

Plants can keep your house cool because they lose water during transpiration, which cools the air around the plants, leaving it purified and fresh.

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Make easy DIY mosquito repellents using common household items

Here are a few options to chase away these biting bugs without introducing potentially harmful chemicals to your environment.

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Your old $2 bills could be worth more than you think

Most $2 bills created between 1862 and 1918 are highly collectible, and they can fetch at least $50 — or $500, if it's in mint condition.

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Here’s where rent prices are dropping and rising in the US

Scripps News  |  July 17, 2024

Analysis from Redfin shows some big cities have raised rent prices nearly 13%, while other locations have dropped by the same percentage.

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Get a free book with Barnes & Noble’s summer reading program

DWYM Staff  |  July 16, 2024

Every year, Barnes & Noble offers a summer reading program that will motivate children to read and help them earn a free book. Here are the details.

Mom and daughter shopping with Caper Cart

Smart carts save time and money by adding up your bill as you shop

Scripps Local Media  |  July 15, 2024

Instead of waiting in line and feeling the sticker shock on the checkout screen, Caper Carts let shoppers track what they're spending while they shop.

Shopper looks at Amazon app on phone, surrounded by packages

11 perks for Amazon Prime members you might not know about

DWYM Staff  |  July 15, 2024

Over the past few months, we've stumbled across a lineup of additional benefits you can score just for being an Amazon Prime member.

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Simple ways to save on back-to-school shopping as sales get underway

John Matarese  |  July 14, 2024

With inflation finally easing, back-to-school shopping should be less painful this year, according to the latest government report. Here is how to save even more.

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Fake an expensive-looking patio with just spray paint

DWYM Staff  |  July 13, 2024

This spray paint hack is easy and affordable and doesn't take more than a weekend, either.

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Kids can get crafty at JCPenney this summer with free art projects

DWYM Staff  |  July 12, 2024

The second Saturday of every month kids can complete a crafting project at JCPenney. Plus, parents will get a coupon for discounted shopping that day.

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Costco announces first membership fee hike since 2017

Scripps News  |  July 11, 2024

Costco announced plans to raise its membership fees for the first time in seven years. But one change to Costco memberships could benefit some customers.

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Used EV prices are plunging: but are they bargains or money pits?

John Matarese  |  July 11, 2024

Prices for used EVs are down 35% in the past year. Are they a great bargain or are their used batteries an expensive problem waiting to drain your wallet?

Mother's Day gift ideas for moms who love to travel

Hotel chains that offer senior discounts up to 20% off

DWYM Staff  |  July 10, 2024

We round up the biggest hotel chains that offer senior discounts, and you don't even have to be old enough to collect social security to qualify!

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Do you save more water using a dishwasher or hand-washing dishes?

DWYM Staff  |  July 9, 2024

Where does your household stand in this debate? Hint: there's only one winner.

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Kids can earn free pizza from Pizza Hut for reading this summer

DWYM Staff  |  July 8, 2024

Pizza Hut's popular 'Book It' program has a summer camp!

Cinemark is offering $1.75 movie tickets this summer

Marie Rossiter  |  July 7, 2024

These affordable tickets are part of the Summer Movie Clubhouse which runs until Aug. 15 and includes $1 off kids' snacks.

Red sale sign in store

What to buy in July, and some things to hold off on buying

John Matarese  |  July 6, 2024

July brings the biggest sales since Memorial Day and Presidents' Day. But be careful: some of the biggest don't start until the middle of the month.

John Matarese at rental car agency

How to save big money on your rental car this summer

John Matarese  |  July 5, 2024

A weeklong rental car can cost close to $1,000 these days. Here are some ways to keep those rental costs down.

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Sonic is joining fast food’s value wars. Here’s all you can get at the drive-in chain for $1.99

Scripps News  |  July 4, 2024

The drive-in chain announced a new value menu this week, following in the footsteps of value offerings from rivals McDonald's, Wendy's and Taco Bell.