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How to get free McDonald’s fries every Friday through the end of the year

Marie Rossiter  |  October 24, 2023

Free Fries Friday is back for 2023! Here's how to add your free medium fries to your order through the end of the year.

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First responders can get BOGO sandwiches at Firehouse Subs

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 23, 2023

If you're a first responder, you can get a buy one, get one deal at Firehouse Subs for First Responders Day on Oct. 28.

Chipotle bag on table

Chipotle’s $6 Boorito deal is back this Halloween, but without costumes

Bridget Sharkey  |  October 19, 2023

Members of the rewards program can order online with the discount code to get a regularly-priced entree for just $6.

M&Ms Halloween Rescue Squad

M&M’s will deliver candy for free if you run out this Halloween

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 16, 2023

M&M's is offering this Halloween Rescue Squad delivery service after 3 p.m. Eastern on Halloween through GoPuff.

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Tombstone is giving away free pizza to people named Jason to celebrate Halloween

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 5, 2023

If you're a Jason, Pamela or Crystal (names familiar to those who have seen the 'Friday the 13th' movies) you can enter to win a free pizza.

Dollarita's Back Applebee's $1 margarita

Applebee’s $1 margarita returns for October

Marie Rossiter  |  October 1, 2023

The restaurant's Dollarita is back after a three-year absence, and the $1 margs will only be available during the month of October.

Get these National Coffee Day freebies and deals on Friday

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  September 28, 2023

National Coffee Day is on Sept. 29 this year. Here's a roundup of retailers offering free coffee, discounts and other deals.

Boxes of Lucky Charms cereal

Get a box of Lucky Charms for 60 cents for the cereal’s anniversary

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 27, 2023

Buy a box of Lucky Charms and send in an online rebate form to get reimbursed up to $5.09, making your purchase just 60 cents.

Uber Eats will start accepting food stamps in 2024

Bridget Sharkey  |  September 26, 2023

Uber Eats will allow customers to pay using SNAP/EBT benefits in an effort to make grocery delivery available to more people.

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Here’s how to get free refills on coffee and tea at Starbucks

Augusta Statz  |  September 22, 2023

Did you know that you can get free refills at Starbucks? Neither did we! Turns out, you can get free refills on coffee and tea. Here's how.

Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Bowl dishes

Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Bowl is returning soon

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 20, 2023

The annual pasta event starts this year on Sept. 25 and runs through Nov. 19. It's only available in restaurants.

Orange trick or treat pail spilling Halloween candy

Walgreens has Halloween candy on sale for $1.99 a bag

Marie Rossiter  |  September 19, 2023

Right now you can get onto the Walgreens website and order Halloween candy for $1.99, then use a 10% code to bring the price down to $1.79.

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How to get a 50-cent double cheeseburger from McDonald’s today

Marie Rossiter  |  September 18, 2023

For National Cheeseburger Day on Sept. 18, McDonald's is reducing the price of a cheeseburger to just 50 cents. Order through the app.

Everything you need to know about Walmart’s reorder service

Jessica Suss  |  September 13, 2023

Walmart's Easy Reorder service lists your recent purchases (made both in-store and online) and allows you to easily repurchase them.

Wendy's restaurant

How to get free fries at Wendy’s through Sept. 17

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 12, 2023

You can get a free order of fries with any purchase right now, but you can't just show up at the drive-thru to get the deal.

Fall Blizzards from DQ on table

Dairy Queen will have Blizzards for just 85 cents for 2 weeks

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 29, 2023

Dairy Queen is honoring the creation of the Blizzard in 1985 by offering small discounted Blizzards priced at 85 cents.

Firehouse Subs storefront

Get a BOGO deal at Firehouse Subs on Labor Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 29, 2023

If you buy a medium or large sub, drink and chips at Firehouse Subs on Labor Day, you can get another medium sub for free.

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Some bulk grocery items save you more money than others

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  August 25, 2023

A study from Coupon Follow explains which bulk items save you more money and we list some items that probably aren't worth it.

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Blaze Pizza has a BOGO 11-inch pizza deal right now

Marie Rossiter  |  August 15, 2023

This buy-one-get-one-free deal from Blaze Pizza will only be available through Aug. 16, so you'll have to act fast.

Wendy's restaurant

Get free Wendy’s fries with any purchase on select days this month

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 15, 2023

There are some great deals you can get at Wendy's right now, including free fries with any purchase starting next week.

Taco Bell restaurant

Get a free Doritos Locos Taco every Tuesday through Sept. 5

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 14, 2023

Taco Bell is offering free Doritos Locos tacos every Tuesday through Sept. 5, so you may want to stop in and get one!

Buffets are making a comeback

John Matarese  |  August 1, 2023

Prices are rising, so more and more people are turning to budget-friendly food options, even when going out to eat.

You can get Wendy’s new Frosty Cream Cold Brew for just 99 cents

Marie Rossiter  |  July 26, 2023

Wendy's has added a new flavor to its Frosty lineup—and they're encouraging people to try it by offering a great deal.

Is Trader Joe’s generally cheaper than other grocery stores?

Emily O'Brien  |  July 26, 2023

One of the best places to cut costs is on groceries. If you're wondering whether Trader Joe's can help you save, here's what to know.

These 5 cheap cuts of beef are perfect for grilling

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  July 13, 2023

Compared to pricier cuts of meat like filet mignon, these five cuts of beef are surprisingly inexpensive without sacrificing flavor.

Wendy's restaurant

How to get free french fries at Wendy’s this week

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 12, 2023

Wendy's is celebrating National French Fry Day on Thursday with a deal: Get free fries with any purchase from Thursday through Sunday.

Easy ways to save money on your Fourth of July barbecue

John Matarese  |  July 2, 2023

You don't have to spend a fortune to have a fun Fourth of July barbecue. You can make some easy swaps to save money.

Firehouse Subs storefront

Get a free medium Firehouse Sub if you have the right name

Marie Rossiter  |  June 23, 2023

The 'Name of the Day' deal highlights new names on the chain's social media pages each day, allowing lucky customers to pick up free subs.

Wendy's restaurant

Wendy’s is offering free chicken nuggets through June 25

Marie Rossiter  |  June 22, 2023

Wendy's is offering some great deals this June, including late-night discounts, free fries and discounts on breakfast.

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You can get a free small Frosty once a week ahead of summer

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 5, 2023

Wendy's is offering the free Frosty deal once a week through June 21, so if you start now, you can get three before summer starts.

homemade frozen vegetables

This simple trick will help you keep bags of frozen food closed

Emily O'Brien  |  May 21, 2023

This handy method, which went viral on TikTok, allows users to store bags of frozen food without help from clips or rubber bands.

Domino’s is offering a free medium pizza with your delivery order

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 19, 2023

For a limited time, customers can add a free medium two-topping pie to a minimum purchase of $14. Find out how.

People are putting all kinds of foods into their waffle makers

Helen Lee  |  May 5, 2023

A social media trend that started in 2019 is helping people realize their waffle makers are much more versatile than they thought.

Grocery delivery can save time, but it leaves some shoppers frustrated

John Matarese  |  May 2, 2023

Grocery delivery can help you save time, but it can also cause a few headaches. Missing items, extra charges and bad produce are all issues.

Candy company owner donates 133,000 Rum and Butter bars to charities, churches and fire departments

Kathleen St. John  |  April 28, 2023

After pandemic supply issues left her with a huge stock of candy bars she couldn't sell to stores, a candy shop owner had to get creative.

Wendy's restaurant

How to get a free crispy chicken sandwich at Wendy’s right now

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 25, 2023

Wendy's is offering a new deal every week for the next few weeks, but you'll need to download the app to get these freebies.

Woman drinks coffee and smiles

This canister is the secret to keeping your coffee fresh for longer

Emily O'Brien  |  March 15, 2023

To keep your coffee beans at optimal freshness, consider storing them in a canister and using them within two weeks of purchase.

Screen shots of Dollar Tree Gumbo from TikTok

This woman’s viral TikToks create cheap but tasty meals using food from Dollar Tree

Marie Rossiter  |  March 15, 2023

Rebecca Chobat started her channel, Dollar Tree Dinners, to show how to create meals on a budget as inflation caused grocery prices to soar.

Russell Stover recalls candy due to undeclared pecans

Scripps News  |  March 8, 2023

Russell Stover's Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups, sold nationwide, are being recalled due to potential allergens.

Restaurants with subscriptions you’ll want to get if you’re a frequent customer

Tricia Goss  |  March 7, 2023

National restaurant chains and local hot-spots are offering subscriptions to keep customers loyal—and diners can benefit from the discount.

Jose Cuervo tequilas for margarita recipe contest

You can win $50,000 for sharing your margarita recipe with Jose Cuervo

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 22, 2023

Do you have a margarita recipe that rivals one from a bar or restaurant? Jose Cuervo’s Marg Shake-Up contest is looking for margarita lovers to share their recipe for a chance to win $50,000 and have their creation sold in…

A sign for the Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh's Market Square is pictured Feb. 8, 2016. Restaurants are beginning the new year with a recurring problem: labor shortages. Chipotle said Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, that it is looking to hire 15,000 people in North America to ensure its stores are staffed up ahead of its busy spring season.

Chipotle to launch new restaurant concept focused on healthy foods

Scripps News  |  February 21, 2023

Fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle announced it is opening a new restaurant concept in Santa Monica, California, focused on healthy foods that include proteins, greens, grains and vegetables. Farmesa will serve a variety of bowls for between $11.95 and $16.95 each.…

Cracker Barrel restaurant

You could win free food for a year if you propose at Cracker Barrel on Valentine’s Day

Bridget Sharkey  |  February 6, 2023

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Valentine’s Day…

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2.5 million pounds of canned meat products recalled

Scripps News  |  February 3, 2023

Conagra Brands, Inc. is recalling more than 2.5 million pounds of canned meat and poultry products amid contamination concerns. According to a notice from the Department of Agriculture, the recalled products have a packaging defect that may cause them to…

Best Pickle Juice

Why you should be drinking more pickle juice—no, really

Emily O'Brien  |  February 1, 2023

Did you know pickle brine is jam packed with vitamins, electrolytes, and even probiotics? It can even help you recover from a hangover.

A sign for the Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh's Market Square is pictured Feb. 8, 2016. Restaurants are beginning the new year with a recurring problem: labor shortages. Chipotle said Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, that it is looking to hire 15,000 people in North America to ensure its stores are staffed up ahead of its busy spring season.

Chipotle seeking to hire 15K new employees

Scripps News  |  January 31, 2023

Chipotle is looking to hire 15,000 new employees. The fast-food chain said in a statement it wants to be fully staffed for “burrito season,” the period from March to May when the company does the most business. “Our restaurant teams…

It’s not just eggs—other foods are also more expensive right now

John Matarese  |  January 25, 2023

You may have heard that inflation is down overall this month. So, why are groceries still so expensive? If you talk to almost any shopper at the checkout line these days, you’ll get an earful about grocery prices. “It’s really…

Shopper uses mobile phone at grocery store

Salvage grocery stores are booming as food prices soar

John Matarese  |  January 24, 2023

As Americans face rising prices, business is booming at salvage grocery stores. Places like Esh’s, a market in Colorado, do things differently to make groceries more affordable. Among all the items they sell, some items might be nearing their expiration…

Microwave popcorn popper

This clever microwave popcorn popper makes single servings

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 18, 2023

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.There’s nothing…

Best Pomegranate Juice

5 Fun Ways to Use Pomegranate Juice

Brittany Anas  |  January 12, 2023

Slightly sweet and totally tart, pomegranates are a great winter treat. But not only does the fruit pack a ton of flavor, it’s also loaded with antioxidants known as polyphenols that combat free radicals — the unstable molecules that can…

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