You can win Barilla heart-shaped pasta for Valentine’s Day—and a trip to Italy

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 19, 2023

Pasta brand Barilla is making Valentine’s Day extra special this year by giving away boxes of their new heart-shaped pasta and, for one very lucky fan, a once-in-lifetime vacation. The new limited-edition Barilla Love shape is inspired by one of Barilla’s 35 pasta cuts — Mezzi Rigatoni, which has ridges to improve sauce retention. It …

Woman refuses glass of wine for Dry January

This company will pay you $1,000 not to drink for Dry January

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 11, 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.If you’re currently participating in Dry January but beginning to lose motivation, we’ve found an incentive that …

Bath & Body Works semi-annual sale starts soon and you can save up to 75%

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 21, 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.If the thought of the Christmas shopping season coming to an end has you wishing it was …

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

7 gift ideas for candy lovers

Tricia Goss  |  December 20, 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.Some people love to get clothes as a present. Others love music-themed gifts. Then, there are those …

Spend less with these Christmas gifts from categories that haven’t been hit by inflation

Newsy  |  December 19, 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.A recent survey by Forbes Advisor found that 51% of Americans plan to buy fewer gifts this …

Tan WaySoft Australian Sheepskin Boots

These affordable shearling boots will keep you warm this winter

Emily O'Brien  |  December 15, 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.When your feet are cold, even if you’re inside and sitting by a roaring fire, it can …

Amazon boxes with gifts, Christmas tree in background

The Amazon Epic Deals Event offers more sales for holiday shoppers

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 14, 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.Black Friday may be in the past, but Amazon is not done releasing deals for holiday shopping. …

Brooks Running's 2022 Run Merry shoes

Need holiday gifts for runners? These running shoes are subtly in the season’s spirit

Tricia Goss  |  December 13, 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.If you’re still searching for the perfect gift for a runner or someone planning healthy New Year’s …

Feeding happy dog with treats.

This pet store is giving free dog treats to delivery drivers ahead of the holidays

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 13, 2022

If you’ve ever considered giving your delivery driver dog treats to hand out to all the pups they meet during their workday, here’s your chance! You can now do so for free, thanks to a company that is looking to spread some holiday cheer to everyone’s four-legged friends. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming is giving …

Winter traveler in airport wears sweater, hat

Survey shows winter hotel room prices are best close to but not on the holidays

Tricia Goss  |  December 13, 2022

If you travel for the holidays, consider keeping your bags packed at this time of year. According to research by Hotels.com, the weekends before Christmas and after the New Year are your best bet for getting a great deal on your lodging. “In a typical year, travelers can find the best deals between Labor Day and …

Delivery driver gives customer package

Amazon is giving delivery drivers $5 if you tell Alexa to thank your driver

Newsy  |  December 9, 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.The holiday season can be grueling for mail carriers and delivery drivers. With millions of packages to …

You can get $5 off Baskin-Robbins’ adorable snowman ice cream cake

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 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.If you’ll be hosting a holiday party this year, we have found the perfect dessert that’s easy …

6 fun and useful gifts for teachers

Anna Weaver  |  December 5, 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.As the end of the year approaches, you may be wondering how to show your child’s teachers …

Best Thermostat

Which is more cost-effective: turning up the thermostat or using a space heater?

Newsy  |  November 30, 2022

When the days get chilly, it’s natural to want to crank up the heat in your home. After all, there are only so many layers you can wear. But if you’re worried about the cost of turning the temperature up on the thermostat, you might want to consider which is cheaper in the long run: …

5 tips for dealing with fallen leaves this season

Tricia Goss  |  November 29, 2022

Vividly-colored fall foliage is stunning to behold but less impressive when cleaning up all the leaves is your job. Raking, bagging and moving what seems like thousands of leaves can be back-breaking work. And even if you have the best backpack leaf blower out there, there’s only so much moving around you can do. If …

This best-selling retinol moisturizer is just $14 today

Marie Rossiter  |  November 28, 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.Good skin care is always important. But, as the season changes to winter, it’s essential to have …

Hoover vacuum on sale at Walmart

This Hoover vacuum is on sale today for $59 at Walmart’s Cyber Monday

Marie Rossiter  |  November 28, 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.Cyber Monday deals keep on coming, and Walmart has a deal on a Hoover vacuum that may …

This puffer jacket has over 9,000 5-star reviews and it’s on sale for $32 today

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 28, 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.Winter is nearly here and if you don’t have a high-quality coat, now is the time to …

Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals include more than 70% off some home goods

Marie Rossiter  |  November 28, 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.Cyber Monday has arrived! The final day of the long holiday shopping weekend features thousands of online …

Philips Sonicare toothbrush is on sale for $29.99 today

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 25, 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.If you’ve been considering a power toothbrush, Amazon is offering a great Black Friday deal on a …

Inflatable hot tub is on sale for less than $300 today

Marie Rossiter  |  November 25, 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.We all know the holidays are a crazy and chaotic time. Everyone is busy with holiday shopping, …

New Balance shoes are on sale for less than $40 today on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  November 25, 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.The deals just keep on coming on Black Friday! Among the hundreds of deals on everything from …

Dyson cordless vacuum is $200 off today

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 25, 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.Black Friday is always a great time to find a deal on a vacuum and this year, …

Chromebook on sale for just $269 today

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 25, 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.If you’re looking for a laptop this Black Friday, Amazon is offering a deal on a Lenovo …

Bath and Body Works storefront

Buy 3, get 3 free at Bath & Body Works’ Black Friday sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 22, 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.Black Friday has already begun at Bath & Body Works. Now, for a limited time, the entire …

Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday deals: which are better?

Newsy  |  November 22, 2022

Whether you’ve been collecting gifts throughout the year or prefer to wait until the holidays have arrived, you probably hope to get in on some great deals after Thanksgiving. The good news is that retailers are well-stocked for the gift-giving season. But when your Turkey Day plans have been made, you might wonder if you …

People shopping at stores

Thanksgiving shopping weekend expected to break pre-pandemic levels

Scripps National Desk  |  November 21, 2022

Even with inflation and most retailers now closed on Thanksgiving itself, the upcoming holiday weekend is expected to garner more shoppers than before the pandemic. According to the National Retail Federation, 166.3 million consumers are expected to shop this weekend, breaking 2019’s record of 165.3 million shoppers. Black Friday remains the overwhelming top day for …

A diner breakfast of French toast, bacon and eggs over easy is shown.

Buy this $6 Denny’s T-shirt and you could get free breakfast for a year

Marie Rossiter  |  November 21, 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.Some lucky Denny’s fans have the opportunity to get in on a massive deal on Black Friday. …

Shopper uses mobile phone at grocery store

These apps will help you save money on groceries

The List  |  November 18, 2022

The USDA predicts all food prices will increase 9% to 10% this year and continue to increase above historical average rates in 2023. You can’t stop food shopping, and you can only cut so many corners while continuing to keep your family healthy. Fortunately, grocery apps can put a significant dent in your food shopping bill. …

This digital air fryer toaster oven with French doors is only $50 at Walmart

Tricia Goss  |  November 17, 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.Black Friday might not officially be here, but some retailers have already started offering discounts. For example, …

Thanksgiving turkey on dinner table

Where to get a free or cheap Thanksgiving turkey

Newsy  |  November 17, 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.Shopping for your Thanksgiving meal this year could really take a bite out of your budget. The …

Walmart’s best grocery deals under $10 for your Thanksgiving dinner

Newsy  |  November 16, 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 getting around it — Thanksgiving dinner is going to cost more this year. With grocery …

Amazon boxes with gifts, Christmas tree in background

Amazon’s early Black Friday deals are already here

Kathleen St. John  |  November 16, 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.Thanksgiving is almost here. Once the turkey leftovers hit the fridge, it’s game on — for holiday …

A McDonald's barbecue sauce dipping cup is put into the Saucemoto.

10 holiday stocking stuffers under $20 each

Tricia Goss  |  November 15, 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.Although inflation has started to slow, the rise in prices over the few years may have put …

Front of Joann craft store

Take an early look at Joann’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 15, 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.If you enjoy crafting at the holidays, Joann has already announced its Black Friday and Cyber Monday …

Home Depot's free kids workshops lets parents and children work together on projects.

Home Depot is offering 3 free kids workshops with holiday-themed projects

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 12, 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.If you’re looking for some hands-on ways to keep your kids busy this holiday season, you might …

The Reese's Holiday Haul packs in an assortment of treats in a festive gift box.

Get this 3-pound Reese’s holiday candy box for half price right now

Bridget Sharkey  |  November 11, 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.The holiday season is about family, friends, gratitude, togetherness … and eating your weight in delicious holiday …

Man cuts Christmas tree in White Mountain National Forest

You can get a fresh Christmas tree for as little as $5 with a forest service permit

Newsy  |  November 11, 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.Are you looking for a live Christmas tree without going to a tree lot to buy it …

Duck Brand Window Insulation Kit

Warm your house without raising your thermostat with a window insulation kit

Emily O'Brien  |  November 10, 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.When the cold weather picks up, you don’t need to automatically dial up the thermostat to stay …

Cozy Woman covered with warm soft merino wool blanket reading a book.

You could win $5,000 for staying home and not running a 5K turkey trot this Thanksgiving

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 10, 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.If you’ve ever felt guilty for sitting on the couch while your friends on social media post …

This top-rated turkey fryer is on sale on Amazon

Tricia Goss  |  November 9, 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.Anyone who has eaten a Thanksgiving bird prepared in a turkey fryer will likely tell you it …

Aldi grocery store

Aldi is rolling back some Thanksgiving groceries to 2019 prices

Newsy  |  November 9, 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.According to a report by market research firm IRI, 38% of shoppers expect to pay more for …

Walmart sign on store

Walmart’s Black Friday Deals for Days starts Nov. 7

Kathleen St. John  |  November 4, 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.Black Friday is finally here! The official kickoff of the holiday gift shopping season means some of …

Oprah’s Favorite Things 2022 list has plenty of great gift ideas for the holidays

Tricia Goss  |  November 3, 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.Since a 1996 episode of her show when she gave everyone in the audience their own set …

A Michaels craft store is shown in Plattsburgh, New York.

Michaels will offer 12 days of free holiday craft workshops for kids this winter

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 29, 2022

If you love doing crafts with your kids during the holiday season, you’ll want to mark your calendars, because Michaels is offering 12 free online events for creating family-friendly projects. These Winter Workshop Holiday Classes are meant for those with kids who are at least 6 years old. The workshops are scheduled to run from …

Target storefront in Danvers, Mass.

Walmart, Target and other stores will be closed on Thanksgiving

Newsy  |  October 26, 2022

The tradition of starting Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Day began around 2008. But in recent years, in large part due to pandemic issues, many retailers have gone back to closing their doors for the holiday so their employees can spend the day with their loved ones. While several stores have stated that they will …

Family takes photo for Christmas

Get a free set of 6 premium photo cards from Walgreens for a limited time

Marie Rossiter  |  October 25, 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.Our smartphones are filled with thousands of photos of holidays, vacations, pets and cherished memories. It’s nice …

Seasonal worker at Kohl's

Kohl’s and Macy’s are hiring 130,000 seasonal workers for the holidays

Tricia Goss  |  October 24, 2022

With the uncertainty caused by historic inflation rates, higher prices on essential products and a decrease in imported goods, many businesses are reporting that they’re wary about hiring for the holiday season. Deloitte predicts that holiday retail sales will only increase between 4% and 6% in 2022, compared with 15.1% during the 2021 season. However, some retailers …

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5 Clever Gifts for the People Who Already Have Everything

Emily O'Brien  |  October 24, 2022

Have you ever noticed how it seems like someone on your holiday list already appears to have everything? While we’d like this to automatically exempt us from buying them a present, the world doesn’t work that way. So what are we to do? Well, quite frankly, we get creative. The best presents capture the essence …

Young daughter gives her father a gift

6 foolproof gifts for dad—even if he’s super hard to shop for

Emily O'Brien  |  October 21, 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.Dads might say they don’t want any gifts — and indeed, most dads are happy with a …