Magic Johnson is loaning $100 million to minority- and women-owned small businesses

Kate Streit  |  May 27, 2020

NBA legend Magic Johnson announced his insurance company will provide $100 million for loans for minority and women business owners who are struggling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The former Los Angeles Lakers superstar made the announcement during an appearance on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton” on May 17. The funds will be …

Twitter employees can now work from home ‘forever,’ CEO says

Jenn Fields  |  May 13, 2020

Employees of Twitter will now be able to work from home “forever,” the company’s CEO said in an email on May 12. Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, dropped the news that people could work from home permanently in an email to all employees that included an update on reopening the company’s offices as well as corporate …

States are hiring thousands of contract tracers for up to $30 an hour

Marie Rossiter  |  May 13, 2020

Unemployment is at a historic high in the U.S., but there’s high demand for more workers in one job: contact tracer. To help keep the public safe as businesses reopen and more people venture out, health experts are calling for states to hire more contact tracers, who are more formally known as disease intervention specialists. …

Come up with a new beer flavor and you could land a $40/hour internship with Natty Light

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 8, 2020

While COVID-19 has affected pretty much every part of our lives, it’s even more stressful for anyone looking for an internship or summer job. If you’re currently trying to find employment during the pandemic, Natural Light has a work-from-home opportunity that will not only help you pay your bills, but also sounds pretty fun! The …

Here’s how to file for coronavirus unemployment if you’re self-employed

Tricia Goss  |  April 30, 2020

Typically, if you work for yourself and lose your income, you are out of luck. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every fundamental aspect of our society, and unemployment is undoubtedly one of them. As a result, self-employed Americans now have the chance to receive unemployment benefits. Non-traditional workers are now allowed to apply …

Company will pay you to binge watch true crime documentaries

Brittany Anas  |  April 21, 2020

Calling all fans of true crime: A streaming service will pay you $1,000 if you can binge watch 24 hours of true crime documentaries and share your experience on social media. MagellanTV, a niche streaming service for documentary fans, is taking applications from stay-at-home sleuths who can “survive 24 hours of true crime.” You technically …

VHS that tapes can get you good money on eBay

Clint Davis  |  April 21, 2020

While you probably gave up on watching your old collection of VHS tapes a long time ago, there are plenty of people out there who are still carrying a torch for tapes. Many of the things you cherished in the 1980s and ’90s before tucking into a basement box and forgetting about have now become …

Pizza Hut is hiring 30,000 workers for contactless delivery, carryout and curbside pick-up

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 24, 2020

If you’re out of work right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic or are just wanting some extra cash and some time out of the house, Pizza Hut is looking to fill more than 30,000 open positions nationwide as they implement curbside pick-up and contactless delivery and carryout. Pizza Hut says the positions are permanent …

Kroger is hiring 10,000 workers amid the coronavirus pandemic

John Matarese  |  March 20, 2020

Kroger is making changes in its stores, effective immediately, to help shoppers get the basics they need and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Kroger spokesperson Erin Rolfes said the biggest change shoppers will see is the closing of all personal-service meat and seafood counters, as well as salad bars. “You will see closures of …

Grocery stores are hiring to keep up with demand amid coronavirus outbreak

Kate Streit  |  March 18, 2020

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 most businesses are negatively affected by the global coronavirus outbreak, one sector that can scarcely keep …

Walmart is hiring 500 truck drivers

Tricia Goss  |  March 12, 2020

If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and experience on the road, you’re in luck. The most recent report released by the American Trucking Associations shows that the trucking industry needs more than 60,000 additional truck drivers to meet the country’s demands for freight services. Walmart is one of the companies in need of …

Reddi-wip is looking for an amateur barista to work just one day for $15,000

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 11, 2020

If you’re not a barista but you love to watch these coffee magicians whip up lattes and cappuccinos like works of art at your local coffee shop, Reddi-wip is looking for you. Now through March 22, Reddi-wip is on the hunt for a special someone to become the brand’s first-ever Everyday Barista. The ideal candidate …

Your dog could be Keystone Light’s next mascot and you’ll get $10,000 and a year’s supply of beer

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 10, 2020

Is your four-legged friend cute enough to be a mascot? While the answer is obvious — all dogs are the cutest — if you really think your pup could shine as a brand mascot, there’s a new contest that will give you a chance to get them hired and get some bonus prizes for yourself. …

Your old American Girl dolls could be worth serious money

Marie Rossiter  |  March 10, 2020

Keeping well-loved items from your childhood is usually more about saving cherished memories than anything else. But, thanks to the internet, some of those toys or collectibles can actually be worth more than a simple trip down memory lane. With items such as limited edition Disney VHS tapes selling online for up to $500, some …

You can earn $200 for stories or poems published by Chicken Soup for the Soul

Tricia Goss  |  February 21, 2020

Chicken soup is comforting when you’re under the weather. Chicken Soup for the Soul is comforting any time at all. And your moving, inspirational or otherwise meaningful story could touch others and help you earn some extra cash. The publishers of the uplifting book series, “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” are always looking for authentic, …

Planters is hiring people to drive its NUTmobile around the U.S.

Kate Streit  |  February 6, 2020

Update: The application window for this opportunity is closed. Those who made the cut will start working in June 2020. Planters is hiring nine people to drive its NUTmobile around the United States and represent the Planters brand through media appearances, interviews and visits in communities. Drivers are known as Peanutters and receive a salary …

You can make money narrating audiobooks

Kate Streit  |  January 30, 2020

Love to read and talk? You may want to consider a calling as a narrator for audiobooks. Thanks to the advent of podcasts and the ability to listen on the go in your car, on the train or while you work out, listening to books as opposed to reading them the old-fashioned way has become …

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 be their first-ever “Official Menu Taste Tester of the 146th Kentucky Derby.” Now through Feb. …

Taco Bell is testing $100K salaries for managers

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 11, 2020

The new year is bringing some pretty big commitments from Taco Bell. Not only will the fast-food chain be working to help the environment and expanding options for people who don’t want meat in their tacos, they are also testing $100,000 salaries for managers and adding new perks for restaurant employees. While the new salaries …

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Oscar Mayer is looking for a college senior to drive the Wienermobile for a year

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 8, 2020

If you’re a soon-to-be college graduate and would rather spend the next year traveling the country than landing a desk job, Oscar Mayer has an opportunity you may not want to pass up. Submissions are now open for the 2020 class of “Hotdoggers,” which, if you’re accepted, will put you behind the wheel of their one-of-a-kind …

Enter this contest to win $2,500 for your child’s school and another $2,500 for yourself

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 8, 2020

If you have children in the school system, you know educating children is not cheap. Parents are often required to buy school supplies, and sometimes even teachers have to foot the bills for their own classrooms. To help ease the financial burden that school costs can have on parents and teachers, Entenmann’s, Little Bites snacks …

People are actually making money by sharing photos of their creative cheese boards on social media

Marie Rossiter  |  December 30, 2019

Mark Twain once wrote, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” With the internet changing the way people make a living, finding that dream job is becoming more of a reality for people with a little creativity and some talent with a camera. Foodies, …

You could get paid $5,000 to live in a castle for a week and drink coffee

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 11, 2019

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 wanted to live like royalty — and let’s be honest, who hasn’t? — Gevalia …

Hilton is hiring 700 work-from-home employees

Kate Streit  |  December 10, 2019

Working from home definitely has its perks. If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to work in your pajamas, now may be your chance. Hilton is hiring 700 work-from-home employees to fill a number of customer service and reservation positions. These jobs are year-round and full-time. The positions come with full benefits, including a 401k, …

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You could win $25,000 from Cinnabon and Freeform this holiday season—no purchase necessary

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 4, 2019

It goes without saying that we could all use a little extra cash this time of year. Whether you need it for shopping, traveling to visit family or just have end-of-the-year bills to pay, chances are you’re hoping to find some cash in your stocking this holiday season. If you don’t want to just wait …

You could get paid $1,000 to watch all the ‘Star Wars’ movies back to back

Marie Rossiter  |  December 3, 2019

There are a lot of people who claim to be “Star Wars” fans, but the search is on for the No. 1 most devoted “Star Wars” fan in the entire galaxy. The website CableTV.com has put out the call for “The Chosen One,” a fan who is willing to watch — and tweet about — …

Get paid $1,000 to watch 24 Hallmark Christmas movies in 12 days

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 15, 2019

If you love Hallmark Christmas movies — and I mean really love Hallmark Christmas movies — you have a chance to win $1,000 and a prize package this year just by kicking back and watching the channel’s holiday romcoms. CenturyLink is looking for someone willing to watch 24 of Hallmark’s cheesiest Christmas movies in 12 …

Williams-Sonoma is hiring 2,500 work-from-home customer service agents for the holidays

Claire Gillespie  |  October 30, 2019

If it’s your dream to work from the comfort of your own living room, here’s some good news: Williams-Sonoma is on the hunt for remote customer service agents for the holidays. The retail giant owns some of the biggest brands in home furnishings, including Pottery Barn, West Elm and Mark and Graham. Its headquarters are …

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

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 student loan debt climbs to record-high levels, Chipotle is the latest company to announce a generous …

You can win $10,000 for making a Halloween costume that shows your greatest fear

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 23, 2019

When you think of Halloween fears, odds are ghosts, zombies and other ghoulish creatures come to mind. But what about real-life fears? You know, things like having a job you hate or moving back in with your parents. (The horror!) When you’re an adult, there are plenty of things scarier than people in masks with …

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates 45th Anniversary to Colorful Fanfare

You could earn $1K to watch 30 Disney movies in 30 days

WPTV  |  October 18, 2019

Want to enjoy some Disney magic… and get paid for it?? To celebrate the upcoming launch of Disney+, Reviews.org is offering one lucky fan the opportunity to watch 30 Disney movies in 30 days, and get paid $1,000 for it! To apply, you have to fill out a short questionnaire then submit a video review of your …

You’re almost guaranteed a job as a pilot if you complete this new United Airlines program

Kate Streit  |  October 10, 2019

United Airlines has launched a new pilot recruitment program known as Aviate. The program offers structured career pathways for both aspiring and established pilots to work for United. The airline plans to hire more than 10,000 pilots by 2029. If you apply to the program and successfully go through the selection process, United says, you …

Uber is testing a new app that matches temporary workers with job opportunities

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 3, 2019

If you don’t have a full-time job and are looking for temporary work here and there, Uber is hoping to help out with the launch of a brand-new app. Called Uber Works, the app aims to connect workers with businesses looking for some short-term help. Here’s how it works: Businesses will use the app to …

This chores app can help you manage your child’s allowance

Steph Auteri  |  October 2, 2019

For all the parents who have ever struggled to get their kids to grasp the value of their belongings … for all the parents who don’t know quite how to explain why they can’t buy their kid yet another pair of shoes … for all the parents who have ever, in a fit of frustration, …

Teachers and students could win $3,000 in this STEM experiment contest

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 1, 2019

Calling all budding scientists and science teachers! If you’re a teacher or the parent of a student who loves science, there’s a contest you can enter this October that could win you $3,000. Celebrity scientist Steve Spangler and Arm & Hammer Baking Soda are again partnering up for the Spooky STEM Fest, a DIY contest …

A company will pay you $1,300 to watch 13 Stephen King movies before Halloween

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 19, 2019

If your favorite part about Halloween is watching scary movies (or you just really love Stephen King), there’s a chance you could get paid for your love of spooky stuff this fall. USdish.com, an authorized Dish Network reseller, is looking for someone willing to watch 13 movies based on King’s novels before Halloween and will …

You could win $50,000 if you can guess Oreo’s mystery flavor

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 17, 2019

While I consider myself a pretty picky eater, I do love a good mystery flavor. Lucky for me, there’s been a plethora of mystery foods hitting store shelves recently. First, it was Skittles with their mystery “Rotten Zombie” flavor, followed by Mountain Dew with Mountain Dew VooDew that tastes like either cotton candy, cream soda …

You could get $27,700 if you move to an underpopulated region in Italy

Jennifer Nied  |  September 16, 2019

If you’ve longed to make your “Under the Tuscan Sun” dreams a reality, now just might be the time to quit your job and channel your inner Diane Lane. The mountainous region of Molise in Italy will pay people to relocate to one of its quaint villages. The area is located on Italy’s southeastern coast …

Companies are already hiring seasonal workers for the 2019 holidays

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 13, 2019

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 already worried about the costs of the upcoming holiday season and being able to afford …

Some nannies now earn over $100K a year—here’s what it takes to get one of those jobs

Kate Streit  |  September 4, 2019

If you’re looking for a lucrative gig and enjoy working with children, you may want to consider becoming a nanny. In certain areas of the country— like New York, Los Angeles and other major metropolitan areas — nannies can earn six-figure salaries. In addition to living in the right place, nannies for wealthy families must often …

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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 for all the good grub you’ll no doubt encounter tailgating and at parties, sports-betting website …

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Delta is looking to hire 1,000 flight attendants—here’s how to apply

WXYZ News  |  August 28, 2019

If you’ve wanted to take to the skies for a new career, then we have good news for you. Delta announced on Aug. 26 that it’s hiring flight attendants for the 2020 class, and the company is looking to hire around 1,000 people. To apply, you must have a high school degree or GED, the …

This company will pay one lucky fan $1,000 to watch ‘Friends’

WXYZ News  |  August 23, 2019

Are you a “Friends” superfan? It’s time to put that to the test! The hit show will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. FrontierBundles is commemorating the milestone by rewarding one fan with $1,000 for watching 25 hours of the show. If interested, you will have to watch 25 hours’ worth (roughly 60 episodes) …

Get paid $1,000 to taste bacon for a day with this internship

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 13, 2019

There’s now a job out there that involves sampling bacon — you can get paid to eat it! The job is posted by Farmer Boys, which is a burger chain in California and Nevada that has a farm-to-table philosophy. It’s a one-day internship that earns the lucky participant $1,000. All you have to do is …

This Scottish island wants to hire a sheep warden

Jessica Suss  |  August 1, 2019

Are you sick of your desk job? Do you crave salty sea air, adventure and … sheep? If this job description sounds up your alley, then you should apply to be a sheep warden on the remote Scottish island of North Ronaldsay. Yes, this is a real job. The job seems to be mostly about …

RetailMeNot wants to pay you to go on a $5,000 shopping spree

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 31, 2019

Being able to turn your favorite thing into an actual paying job is a dream come true. Whether it’s writing (me!), being a singer or actress, starting your own business or teaching yoga, the saying “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” is seriously accurate. If one of your …

You Can Get Paid $10,000 to Travel the Country & Eat BBQ Ribs

Kate Streit  |  June 19, 2019

Traveling the country and chowing down on ribs sounds like a great way to spend your summer. How about getting $10,000 to do it?  Believe it or not, this dream gig exists. Reynolds Wrap is hiring a Chief Grilling Officer, and for two weeks in August 2019, whoever snags this illustrious position will set out …

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Target Doubles Paid Family Leave For Workers And Offers Backup Childcare

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  June 12, 2019

Not only is Target a family-friendly place to shop (especially because of the toy department and the food court) but now, thanks to a new parental leave policy, the retailer is becoming an even better place for parents to work. The company announced that it will double paid family leave benefits for all of its …

Wal-Mart Lowers Earnings Estimate After Weak Second Quarter

High School Students Who Work At Walmart Can Get Free SAT Prep And Help With College Tuition

Kate Streit  |  June 7, 2019

High school students who work at Walmart can now get free SAT and ACT preparation courses. The company will also offer two to three general education college courses through a startup, Guild Education. These additions are part of an expansion of Walmart’s Live Better U program, in which the company subsidizes the cost for employees …

Coke Announces Its Raising Soda Prices Due To Rising Costs

Here’s how you could win $10K from Coca-Cola

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 6, 2019

If you’ve been to a movie theater, fast food restaurant or even grocery store any time in at least the last few years, chances are you’ve been greeted by a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine. Just in case you haven’t seen one, this magical drink dispenser lets you fill your cup with more than 100 sodas and …