Champagne glasses toast

Budget-friendly champagne alternatives for New Year’s Eve

John Matarese  |  December 30, 2022

For most people, buying Champagne is something that happens once a year: for the midnight toast on New Year’s Eve. But, you don’t have to have a Champagne budget for a Champagne taste. Molly Wellman is a professional mixologist, who…

Gifts for a candy lover included assorted boxes of colorful treats.

7 gift ideas for candy lovers

Tricia Goss  |  December 20, 2022

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Dominos pizzas ready for delivery

You can get Domino’s Pizza for half off for a limited time

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 17, 2022

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Orange trick or treat pail spilling Halloween candy

Your Halloween candy will cost more this year thanks to skyrocketing prices

Scripps News  |  October 24, 2022

The scariest part of Halloween this year might be the cost of participating. Candy prices are soaring. In fact, candy costs have experienced their highest jump on record this year, leaving many of us saying “boo” in a less-than-festive manner.…

Kids in cute Halloween costumes hold candy buckets

You can get a burrito for $6 if you wear your Halloween costume to Chipotle

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 21, 2022

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Recalled Healthy Choice product

USDA recalls Healthy Choice meals for undisclosed allergen

Scripps News  |  September 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that approximately 22,061 pounds of frozen beef products were recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products recalled are Healthy Choice Korean-Style Beef Power Bowls. The items have a best if used by…

A mixed bowl of Halloween candy, including Skittles and Starburst.

Save on Halloween candy by buying in bulk from Amazon

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 19, 2022

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Two hot dogs with ketchup and mustard.

You can get $500 and 2 free tickets to an NFL game to review stadium food

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 7, 2022

Sports fans obviously love football season for the actual games, but game-day food is an important part of the overall experience. If you just happen to love this time of year both for the football and the treats, Pickswise is…

Fresh fruits and glasses of juice on a countertop.

What is cold-pressed juice and is it better for you than regular juice?

Emily O'Brien  |  August 22, 2022

A glass of fresh cold-pressed juice can really hit the spot by quenching your thirst and satisfying your tastebuds. But have you ever wondered what “cold-pressed” actually means? Juice is jam-packed with all the good stuff: vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.…

Homemade baby food said to contain as many toxic metals as store-bought, report says

Scripps News  |  August 12, 2022

A report released by HealthyBabyFood.org revealed some surprising results for parents trying to protect their babies from toxic metals found in the foods their babies consume. The report says that researchers studied hundreds of store-bought baby food options and found…

Salad and Go store with salad

Former Wingstop CEO hopes to grow salad drive-thrus into a healthy fast-food powerhouse

Tricia Goss  |  August 12, 2022

The new CEO of Salad and Go has a plan for the drive-thru-only chain, and it includes an expansion that will bring cheap, healthy, tasty salads to people around the country. In March, Charlie Morrison left his position as CEO…

Trader Joe's store

You could get paid $1,000 to try Trader Joe’s pumpkin-themed fall foods

Tricia Goss  |  August 12, 2022

Have you been waiting all year to travel to your local Trader Joe’s just to ooh and ahh over this year’s pumpkin spice flavored goodies? Don’t make that trip just yet. If you’re the right candidate, you could get to…

Candy company job pays $78K salary for taste testing 3,500 products a month

Tricia Goss  |  August 5, 2022

Are you looking for a sweet new gig? The largest online candy retailer in North America is hiring, and the only requirement for the position is a sweet tooth! But the competition will be fierce. Candy Funhouse is looking to…

Make your own microwave popcorn with this reusable popper

Emily O'Brien  |  July 31, 2022

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Infuse your barbecue with wood-fired flavor using the Z Grills Backyard Warrior

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 27, 2022

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McDonald's burger, fries and drink

How to get free fries for National French Fry Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 13, 2022

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21 ways to liven up microwave popcorn for a treat

Emily O'Brien  |  June 25, 2022

From ranch flavored to s'mores, rather than smothering popcorn in butter and salt, try adding a few different ingredients to upgrade your crunch.

Peanut butter dip with apples

Jif peanut butter recall expands to include candy and snacks

Marie Rossiter  |  June 8, 2022

The Jif peanut butter recall issued in late May prompted by an investigation into a salmonella outbreak has widened to include various products made with the affected product. On May 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a voluntary…

This steak-quality beef hot dog will up your grilling game this summer

Kathleen St. John  |  May 4, 2022

When you’re looking to wow your guests at a backyard cookout, hot dogs don’t necessarily spring to mind as the entree of choice. But a pack of Wagyu beef hot dogs will perk up some ears for sure. Especially these…

Chipotle is giving nurses and doctors free burritos for a year

Scripps News  |  April 28, 2022

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Woman shops for meat at grocery store

10 ways to spend less on meat for family meals

Tricia Goss  |  April 20, 2022

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, consumers spent around 8.6% of their income on food in 2020. In addition, the USDA predicts that the amount people spend on eating at home will increase between 3-4% in 2022, exceeding historical averages…

TGI Friday's restaurant sign

Delivery drivers can get free food at TGI Friday’s on Feb. 10

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 6, 2022

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 no…

best valentine's day candy

Best Valentine’s Day Candy

Stephanie Faris  |  January 20, 2022

Valentine candy doesn't necessarily come in a heart-shaped box. There are plenty of options that will satisfy someone's sweet tooth while also being unique.

Wendy's storefront in St. Catharines, Ontario

How to get free fries at Wendy’s every week through February

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 7, 2022

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Wendy's storefront in St. Catharines, Ontario

Get free food or a Frosty when you buy fries at Wendy’s every Friday in November

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 4, 2021

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.Wendy’s recently…

Teachers can get up to $599 from Chipotle to buy school supplies

Kate Streit  |  August 10, 2021

Back-to-school time is here, which means it’s time for teachers and students to stock up on school supplies for the classroom. Did you know that many teachers buy their own school supplies? In fact, American teachers spend an average of…

McDonald's drink and french fries

McDonald’s is rolling out a new rewards program and customers can get free food

Marie Rossiter  |  June 18, 2021

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Chipotle is raising wages and hiring 20,000 workers

Kate Streit  |  May 12, 2021

In a bid to attract more employees, Chipotle is raising its average hourly wage to $15 per hour. The fast-casual Mexican chain plans to hire 20,000 workers and open 200 new locations this year. Chipotle will also offer a $200…

80 Boston College Students Fall Ill After Eating At Chipotle Restaurant

Chipotle giving healthcare workers free burritos

Tricia Goss  |  May 3, 2021

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This company will pay you $30 an hour to eat candy

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 22, 2021

If your dream job involves something similar to working in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, get your resume ready. Canada’s largest candy distributor, Candy Funhouse, is looking for 10 official “candyologists,” also known as a candy and chocolate taste-testers! The jobs…

FDA says Whole Foods failed to properly label allergens

Tricia Goss  |  December 28, 2020

If you or a family member is one of the estimated 32 million Americans who have a food allergy, you know the importance of checking the ingredients of products before you purchase them. But what if those labels were inaccurate…

New listeria outbreak linked to deli meat

Brittany Anas  |  October 28, 2020

Ten people have been infected with a strain of listeria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and epidemiologic evidence shows that deli meat is the likely source of this serious outbreak. All 10 ill people were hospitalized,…

Submit your own ‘Fully Loaded’ food creation to win a chat with Guy Fieri

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 27, 2020

If you spent some of your extra time at home this year coming up with new snacks and meals to keep busy, your efforts in the kitchen may be about to be rewarded. Restaurateur, chef, author and TV personality Guy…

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

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 19, 2020

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Costco wholesale storefront with sign

Costco limiting customer meat purchases amid potential supply shortages

Tricia Goss  |  May 8, 2020

You finally have enough toilet paper, and you happily spy cleaning products, hand soap and other necessities when picking up groceries and household goods for your family. But you might want to make sure your freezer is nicely stocked with…

Snickers is giving free candy bars to essential workers

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 24, 2020

If you know someone who has been deemed an essential worker during the novel coronavirus pandemic, simply saying “thank you” might not seem like enough. Whether they’re a nurse, doctor, cashier, delivery driver, restaurant worker, police officer or fire fighter,…

Olive Garden’s buy one, take one program is now available for pickup and delivery

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 1, 2020

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145th Kentucky Derby

Here’s how you can become the first official Kentucky Derby menu taste tester

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 29, 2020

If you consider yourself a “foodie” and spend a lot of your time thinking about food or perhaps cooking it up yourself, Churchill Downs Racetrack has a contest you’ll want to consider entering. The racetrack is looking for someone to…

A sushi restaurant chain owner paid $1.8 million for this massive tuna

Kate Streit  |  January 13, 2020

Good sushi is all about the quality of the fish and they say you get what you pay for. If that’s true, one Japanese restaurant owner is now in possession of some amazing raw seafood! On Jan. 4, Kiyoshi Kimura,…

If you love Dr Pepper, you need this Dr Pepper syrup for your ice cream

Brittany Anas  |  January 3, 2020

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Mini Crock-Pots are here to save your lunch from the microwave

Simplemost  |  December 10, 2019

When you can't bear to eat another microwaveable meal at work, these mini Crock-Pots are here to save the day.

Hardee’s is asking fans to create the restaurant’s next biscuit sandwich recipe

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 1, 2019

If you like cooking and coming up with your own recipes, fast-food chain Hardee’s is holding a contest just for you! The restaurant is looking for the next “mouth-watering,” made-from-scratch biscuit recipe and is giving whoever comes up with one…

80 Boston College Students Fall Ill After Eating At Chipotle Restaurant

Chipotle will now pay 100% of college tuition costs for employees

Brittany Anas  |  October 28, 2019

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You can get a $20 lobster at Red Lobster for National Lobster Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 24, 2019

Does lobster top your list of favorite foods? If so, does Red Lobster have a treat for you!In honor of National Lobster Day, the seafood chain will be offering guests a 1¼ lb. lobster for just $19.99!

Wendy's Sells Major Stake In Arby's To Private Equity Group

Here’s how you can get free spicy chicken nuggets at Wendy’s

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 9, 2019

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Red Lobster Sold To Golden Gate Capital For 2.1 Billion

Endless shrimp is back at Red Lobster

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 4, 2019

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Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints

Here’s how you could win $500 and the chance to become an NFL food tester

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 30, 2019

It’s nearly time for all things pumpkin spice, trick-or-treating and, for sports fans, one of the best times of the year — football season. This year, if you love football for more than just the game and are patiently waiting…

Jimmy John’s is giving away $250,000 to one lucky customer to buy a new house

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 15, 2019

There comes a time in everyone’s life that you really want food that’s not from your fridge … but you also don’t want to leave the house. Thanks to apps like GrubHub and UberEats, you can get everything from Taco…

Olive Garden is bringing back its ‘Never Ending Pasta Pass’

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 7, 2019

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Olive Garden is now offering $5 take-home entrees all year long

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 31, 2019

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