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Here’s How You Can Get A Tree Planted in Your Honor—For Free

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 22, 2019

If you missed out on celebrating Earth Day on April 22, we have some good news. World Environment Day is coming up on June 5 and it’s a perfectly good excuse for abandoning your responsibilities and heading outdoors to get fresh air. While it’s obviously good for your health to get a little exercise by …

Home Depot Is Having A Huge Memorial Day Sale—Flowers As Low As $1

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 21, 2019

As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is also the weekend many people begin planting flowers for the season. If you’re wanting to start a garden or spruce up your flower beds on this upcoming holiday weekend, you won’t want to miss Home Depot’s Memorial Day sale. During this sale, you’ll find flowers for …

6 Things You Need For The Ultimate Beach Day

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 15, 2019

It’s officially time to embrace summer and bask in the gorgeous sun rays. If you have a beach day (or several beach days, lucky you!) on the horizon, it’s time make sure that you have everything you need in your beach bag so that you can relax to the max. Here are the top beach …

Lowe's Reports Rise In Earnings As Economy And Housing Market Strengthen

Get 2 Hanging Baskets For $10 at Lowe’s ($5 Each)

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 10, 2019

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Lowe’s is offering some pretty good deals on hanging baskets and other plants. You can get these discounts through May 15 or while supplies last. While prices do vary by region and you should always check your local Lowe’s ad before heading to the store, most stores are offering …

These Lawn-Mowing Tricks Will Make You Say ‘Why Didn’t I Know This Sooner?’

Brittany Anas  |  May 9, 2019

Have you been mowing your lawn for years, but still feel a little green at it? Lawn mowing, as it turns out, is an artform — and your grass blades can be a tad persnickety, with preferences on when you mow and the patterns that you follow. Here are six, expert-approved lawn-mowing tips that will …

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Your kids will love this Michaels baseball slime event

Marie Rossiter  |  May 9, 2019

What is it with kids and slime? There is something about the sticky, goopy stuff that the little ones can’t seem to get enough of, no matter how much mom and dad try to talk them out of it. What parents see as gross, the kids see as totally awesome. If you’ve been putting off …

11 Bridesmaid ‘Proposal’ Gifts Your Friends And Family Will Love

Tricia Goss  |  May 9, 2019

You put a ton of time, thought, energy and emotion into deciding who you want to stand beside you as you say your vows. Now it’s time to “pop the question” to your best friends and closest family members. Asking, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” is a special moment, and offering a sweet and heartfelt …

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Acquired By JAB Holding Co For $1.35 Billion

You Can Get A Free Krispy Kreme Fruit Doughnut with Any Purchase on May 8

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 6, 2019

Doughnuts are most definitely delicious, though they might not be the best way to start your morning if you’re trying to be conscious of how much sugar and fat you’re putting into your body. But what if they look like a healthy treat? Just in time for summer, Krispy Kreme has launched a fruit-inspired collection …

The Best BBQ Grill

9 Things Anyone Who Absolutely Loves Grilling Season Needs ASAP

Kate Streit  |  May 3, 2019

Grilling season is almost here, so it’s time to stock up on all the supplies you need to make the most of your barbecue. Some essentials — like a good grill — are obvious, but there some lesser-known tools out there that will really take your grilled creations to the next level. Whether’s it’s a …

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You Can Get A Mother’s Day Tote For $30 At Bath & Body Works ($117 Value)

Marie Rossiter  |  May 1, 2019

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 12, and time is running short to pick up the perfect gift. But, it’s not too late to find something special and save some money, too. Bath & Body Works is offering an exclusive, limited-edition tote bag packed with special items she needs to get some self-care and …

Game of Thrones Pool Floats Are As Low As $14.99

Jennifer Nied  |  April 30, 2019

You can count the number of remaining “Game of Thrones” episodes on one hand, but that doesn’t mean the show’s influence will end. As you spend time outdoors this summer, you can keep your favorite TV series alive and well with Game of Thrones pool floats! That’s right, there are pool floats designed to let …

14 things every parent of a teenager needs to stock up on before summer hits

Tricia Goss  |  April 29, 2019

Teenagers are not quite adults, but no longer little kids. That doesn’t mean they are any less excited about the premise of summer vacation. However, it does mean that their idea of summer fun has likely changed. Keeping your teen from getting bored over break takes some planning and preparation. If you’re looking to occupy …

5 Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Actually Wants

Kate Streit  |  April 23, 2019

Mother’s Day is around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what to give all the special moms in your life. It can be difficult to come up with something that your mom doesn’t already have, and more importantly, something that she actually wants. If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out these …

Pre-order 50 roses for $40 for Mother’s Day at Costco

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 22, 2019

You’re probably still enjoying your Easter candy and leftovers — but if you like to get a jumpstart on planning for the next holiday, it’s time to start prepping your Mother’s Day gifts! Right now is a great time to pre-order flowers for Mom because you might save some cash. And once they’re ordered, you’re …

Home Depot Is Selling Wisteria Trees For Just $23

Kate Streit  |  April 18, 2019

Japanese wisteria is a super pretty flowering tree with purple, pink, blue and white bulbs that begin blooming in Japan in late April. If you can’t make it halfway around the world, however, Home Depot is selling root stock of the beautiful tree for just $22.49. Unfortunately, the retailer is showing that the item is …

6 tips for making your trampoline safer

Augusta Statz  |  April 18, 2019

A trampoline can offer lots of entertainment for kids, but may also seem like an accident waiting to happen! Still, if the necessary precautions are taken, jumping on a trampoline can be safe and enjoyable for everyone involved (including the parents!). According to Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, 246,875 medically-treated trampoline injuries take place in the …

Target Corp. Reported A 4 percent increase in second-quarter profits

Target: $10 Gift Card with $50 Lego Purchase

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 17, 2019

Target has a deal on Legos that lasts right up until Easter morning, which could be the perfect solution for parents looking to fill up a little one’s Easter basket. Now through April 20, you can get a free $10 Target gift card when you purchase $50 or more of select Legos toys. The deal …

6 Clever Ways To Find Cheap Formal Dresses For Prom

Kate Streit  |  April 16, 2019

Prom season is almost upon us, which means high schoolers everywhere are on the hunt for the perfect frock to rock on their big night. As exciting as the dance is, a formal gown can burn a major a hole in your wallet. However, you don’t have to spend a ton to look spectacular on …

You can now buy floating trampolines at Sam’s Club

Augusta Statz  |  April 16, 2019

Start summer off right by placing this cool new toy in the water! A floating trampoline is sure to make those lake days more memorable, and now, you can purchase one from Sam’s Club. This item offers all of the fun of a trampoline in the form of a float that will sit on top …

These gifts will make Easter baskets for every age more special

Kate Streit  |  April 10, 2019

Easter is just around the corner, so it’s time to start putting together Easter baskets for the kids! Of course, you’ll include the old standbys of plenty of chocolate bunnies, Cadbury Creme eggs, Peeps and other seasonal holiday candies. But it’s nice to put in a little something extra as well. Growing up, my Easter …

Home Depot Posts Quarterly Earnings That Met Wall Street's Expectations

Your kids will love this free Home Depot workshop for making a Mother’s Day craft

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 9, 2019

Mother’s Day will be here soon and there is no better gift to give than a handmade one from the heart. If your little one is in need of a gift for Mom this holiday, Home Depot locations are offering a free, hands-on workshop called “Blooming Art” from 9 a.m. – noon on Saturday, May …

Home Depot Posts Quarterly Earnings That Met Wall Street's Expectations

Home Depot’s Spring Black Friday Sale Is On Now

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 5, 2019

Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to start working on home improvement projects you put off all winter. Luckily, it is also the time of year when you can find great deals on pretty much everything you’ll need for the spring, including at Home Depot, where their spring Black Friday sale is happening …

You can book Atlantis Bahamas resort vacation packages for as low as $199 per night

Kate Streit  |  April 4, 2019

Looking to get away for some fun in the sun? Right now, you can score rates as low as $199 per night at Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas as part of its Summer Savings Event, which is good for travel between the dates of April 24, 2019 and September 3, 2019. You must book by Monday, …

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Free Fishing Days 2019: You Can Fish Without a License On These Days

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 15, 2019

If you’ve ever wanted to try fishing, you should definitely take advantage of this year’s free fishing days. Every year, in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week — which is June 1-9 this year — most states offer free fishing days, where you can fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license. …

Krispy Kreme is giving away golden tickets for a year of free doughnuts on St. Patrick’s Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 7, 2019

If you’re feeling lucky this St. Patrick’s Day, you might want to head to Krispy Kreme, where they’re giving away golden tickets for a year’s worth of free doughnuts! From March 15-17, just visit a participating Krispy Kreme location and make a purchase of any amount. Winners will be randomly selected, and the receipt from …

Swimwear Is Buy One, Get One 50% Off At Target

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 25, 2019

It may still be winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t daydream about warmer weather. That includes taking some time out to plan your summer adventures — and the new clothing and accessories you’ll need to buy, of course. Luckily, Target is having a buy one, get one 50 percent off sale on their swimsuits …

You Can Get 3 Free Personalized Ribbons On Your Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Kate Streit  |  February 20, 2019

Easter is just around the corner, so it’s time to start preparing for the holiday. Everyone loves chocolate Easter bunnies at this time of year, and you can make yours extra special by personalizing it with a nametag ribbon on your Lindt Golden Chocolate Bunny. The company is offering three personalized ribbons for free with the …

You Can Get Dog Coats For 50% At Chewy.com Right Now

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 11, 2019

If you have a fashion-loving four-legged friend or just want to keep them warm in the winter, you should know that Chewy.com is having a fantastic sale on select cold weather gear for dogs. The sale includes boots, sweaters, coats and accessories for up to 50 percent off. You will also get free 1-2 day …

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You Can Get BOGO Entrees At Qdoba For Valentine’s Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 11, 2019

While Valentine’s Day may usually be all about expensive dinners in fancy restaurants, if you’re more of the “I have a coupon for that” type, you may want to consider spending the holiday at Qdoba. On Feb. 14 only, participating Qdoba restaurants will be offering customers the opportunity to buy one entree and get one …

Costco Members Can Pre-Order 50 Roses For $50 For Valentine’s Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 5, 2019

If you’re a traditionalist when it comes to Valentine’s Day, chances are you’ll be buying some chocolate and roses. While chocolate usually won’t break the bank, roses can easily get pretty expensive. But if they’re on your must-give list, your best bet is to shop around for a good price. One deal you won’t want to …

5 Incredible Resources to Crush your New Year’s Resolution (and Perfect your Resume Skills) in 2019

Alan Morgan  |  February 1, 2019

It’s almost the end of January, but there is still plenty of time to set yourself up for an effective year (even if your New Year’s Resolutions aren’t completely nailed down). Right now is the perfect time to decide that 2019 is your year and get the job you have always wanted. You know in …

9 Christmas Gifts Most People Don’t Want

John Matarese  |  December 21, 2018

We’re getting to the final days before Christmas, when many of us are rushing out to find last-minute gifts. Before you do, you may want to know about the most unwanted holiday gifts, that could soon end up in the return line. So many items look like great gifts when you are strolling mall stores …

Hippest Gift Ideas for your Dog

Will Schuerman  |  December 17, 2018

Disclaimer: 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. Get Matchy Matchy With These Instagram-Worthy Pajamas and Sweaters The holidays are incomplete without a …

Target’s Black Friday 2018 ad is out

John Matarese  |  November 1, 2018

Target has just released their 2018 Black Friday ad, one week early this year due to the early Thanksgiving this year. Stores will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, so if you are a traditionalist who likes to enjoy their turkey, pumpkin pie and football, their early bird deals may not be for you. It will again offer …

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Kohl’s Black Friday 2018 ad is out

John Matarese  |  November 1, 2018

The first of the big department store Black Friday 2018 ads are out as we start the month of November. Kohl’s has just released its ad for Thanksgiving evening. And like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, it will open its doors Thursday afternoon.  Kohl’s will open at 5 p.m., meaning if you want to grab …

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The first Black Friday ad of 2018 is out

John Matarese  |  October 5, 2018

We are still a month and a half away from Black Friday, but Harbor Freight Tools has just released the first preview ad of the big shopping day. What, were you expecting Best Buy? You are going to have to wait until at least Nov. 6 for that one, along with the big ads from Walmart and Target, …

Coleman Is Having A Sale On Camping Gear

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 12, 2018

Although you can camp in every season — yes, “snow camping” is a thing! — camping season for most of us is late spring through early fall. That means now is the perfect time to update your gear and get ready for a fun summer ahead. It just so happens now is also the time Coleman …

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You Can Get Free Entrance to National Parks on April 21

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 6, 2018

If you’ve been wanting to take a trip to one of America’s national parks, now is the time to plan it! To kick off the start of National Park Week, admission to all national parks will be free on Saturday, April 21. There are more than 400 parks that will be free for visitors on that day, …

Why everything at H&M is on sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 29, 2018

Due to what clothing retailer H&M says was weak sales at the end of the year, and “unusually cold winter weather,” the company has been left with an excess of spring merchandise. And while that doesn’t sound so great for H&M, their profit loss is a good thing for customers. In order to get rid of …

Disney ticket prices are going up—this is how you can save money

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 13, 2018

If you thought a trip to Disney World was already expensive, just wait—prices have gone up at both Walt Disney World in Orlando and at Disneyland in California. According to the Associated Press, “value” days at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will now cost $109 for adults and $103 for children, which is $2 increase. During non-value days, a visit …

This Chart Shows How Much Super Bowl Ads Cost Every Year Since 1967

Brittany Anas  |  February 2, 2018

Your Super Bowl party might be divided when it comes to cheering for the Patriots or the Eagles. But, one thing everyone is rooting for: Amazing commercials. And, actually, nearly one in four viewers on Sunday will be watching the Super Bowl just for the commercials. After all, those well-crafted ads are known for giving …

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Here’s when you can visit the National Parks for free in 2018

Kate Streit  |  January 13, 2018

If your New Year’s resolution involves spending less money and spending more time in nature, you’re in luck, because there are four dates in 2018 on which you can visit National Parks for free. Of the National Park Service’s 417 parks throughout the United States, 118 normally charge an admission fee between $25 and $30. …

Target Corp. Reported A 4 percent increase in second-quarter profits

A bunch of items from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Target line are on clearance now

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 12, 2018

If you’re a fan of all things Chip and Joanna Gaines, listen up! Items from their recently launched Target collection—Hearth & Hand with Magnolia—are on clearance and selling for up to 66 percent off. The line includes everything from rugs to tableware, all with Joanna’s signature design style you know and love if you’re a …

A woman returned her ‘dead’ Christmas tree to Costco in January—and she got her money back

Bridget Sharkey  |  January 11, 2018

A woman in California just returned a dead Christmas tree to Costco for a full refund. Yes, you read that right. She took her dying Christmas tree back to Costco on Jan. 4 in order to get her money back—and it worked! The story takes place at a Los Angeles Costco, where a fellow customer …

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Home Depot: Christmas decorations are up to 50% off

Augusta Statz  |  December 27, 2017

Christmas has come and gone, and now’s the time to stock up on Christmas decorations! You might not get to put them to use until next year, but you’ll save major bucks if you shop now instead of waiting until December 2018 to get your holiday decor in order. Home Depot is offering up to …

Target Corp. Reported A 4 percent increase in second-quarter profits

These are the stores with the best return policies

John Matarese  |  December 27, 2017

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is the busiest time of year when it comes to returns.  But you don’t want to show unprepared, and unable to return that ugly sweater you received. ConsumerWorld.org lists which stores have the easiest policies—and which have the toughest. Gift receipt? No problem! The trick to many happy returns is …

You Should Always Clip Your Purse To Your Cart, Police Warn

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 22, 2017

While the holiday season can bring a lot of joy, it’s also the perfect time for criminals to strike. From gift card scams to one involving email and FedEx, you really can’t be too careful. Now, police are warning us of a very simple crime that could really snarl our last-minute holiday shopping (and our year-round …

Old Navy Has Pajamas On Sale For As Low As $4

Brittany Anas  |  December 22, 2017

We’re going to level with you: Come Christmas morning, during the present-opening frenzy, there’s a good chance you’ll end up on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram … you get the picture. Literally. What we’re getting at? It’s time for some new pajamas so that you can look darling in those Christmas morning snaps courtesy of your personal …

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Victoria’s Secret: BOGO beauty products sale is on now

Kate Streit  |  December 21, 2017

If you still have a few last-minute gifts to buy on your holiday shopping list, you might want to pop over to Victoria’s Secret’s website. That’s because select beauty products and accessories are buy one, get one free on the site. The deal is valid through Dec. 28 at 11:59 PT, while supplies last. Items …

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Christmas trees are 50 percent off at Target right now

Brittany Anas  |  December 21, 2017

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, how lovely are thy discounts! Target is having a major Christmas sale, chopping up to 50 percent off Christmas trees and other holiday decor. Many of the items are on sale through Christmas, though we suspect you’ll be able to score some good discounts post-Christmas, as well. This is …