Busch is offering $20,000 for a dog to taste-test dog beer

KRIS 6 News  |  April 16, 2021

Busch Beer is looking for a new right-hand man … but this taste tester will be a four-legged furry friend. The beer brand is launching a contest offering $20,000 for your dog to drink beer. Well, not exactly real beer, but the brand’s special brew for dogs. Busch first launched its Dog Brew, an alcohol-free …

Get paid $1,000 to binge watch ‘Fixer Upper,’ ‘House Hunters’ and other home improvement shows

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 14, 2021

If you enjoy watching home improvement shows — whether it’s to learn tips you can use on your own home or just for fun — there’s a chance you could get paid a cool grand to watch your favorites! The website ReviewHomeWarranties is looking to pay someone $1,000 to watch 10 episodes of three different …

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Get paid $2,400 to watch 24 hours of true crime TV

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 11, 2021

Are you a fan of true crime? I mean, really a fan, as in, can you easily fall asleep to documentaries about serial killers without having nightmares? If your answer is yes, MagellanTV has an opportunity you won’t want to pass up. The company is paying someone $2,400 ($100 an hour!) to binge watch 24 …

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How to become a notary to make extra money on the side

Tricia Goss  |  March 20, 2021

A notary public is a person appointed by a state government as an official of integrity. A notary public can earn money in their spare time by ensuring that people signing important documents are who they claim to be, or declaring that information in a document is true and correct. Becoming a notary can also …

Lego is hiring its first-ever Kid Creative Director

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 17, 2021

It goes without saying that the past year has been hard on everyone — including kids. Whether they had school at home or in-person, chances are most children spent more time at home than usual, likely away from their friends. Inspired by the at-home creativity they saw during the last year, Lego is now conducting …

Wine country dream job comes with free rent, 30 cases of wine and a salary of $10K per month

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 12, 2021

If you’ve ever wanted to turn your love of wine into a career, there’s a job opening in California that you’ll want to check out. The dream gig includes $10,000 a month, free rent and, of course, plenty of wine! Wine brand Murphy-Goode is looking for someone to live out their ultimate dream job in …

Get paid $1,000 to watch 5 seasons of ‘Friends’

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 5, 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.Ask any “Friends” fanatic and they will tell you they don’t need much convincing to re-watch the …

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Costco raising minimum wage for employees

Tricia Goss  |  March 1, 2021

Costco will raise its minimum starting wage to $16 an hour starting in the first week of March, CEO W. Craig Jelinek revealed during a Senate panel hearing on Feb. 25. “I want to note this isn’t altruism,” Jelinek told the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. “At Costco, we know that paying employees good wages … …

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Walmart is raising wages for 425,000 US employees

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 26, 2021

Walmart has announced it will be raising wages for about a third of its workforce following a hectic year in the industry due to the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning March 13, 425,000 of Walmart’s nearly 1.5 million employees will receive a raise, with starting rates moving to $13-$19 per hour, based on the store’s location and …

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Some farmworkers now eligible for extra pay as frontline workers

Tricia Goss  |  February 24, 2021

California’s Coachella Valley is one of the state’s largest crop-growing regions, known for producing bell peppers, citrus, dates and grapes. In early February, when the Coachella City Council passed an emergency ordinance to provide an additional $4 per hour to essential workers such as employees of grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants, they opted to include …

Odd Super Bowl bets you can make that have nothing to do with football

Clint Davis  |  February 2, 2021

While gambling on sports is not a wise way to grow your savings, sometimes it’s fun to just take a little risk. Along with March Madness, the Super Bowl is the one event every year that encourages even the strictest penny-pinchers among us to loosen up a bit and put some cash on the line. …

Target is giving post-holiday bonuses to employees

Brittany Anas  |  January 28, 2021

After a double-digit increase in holiday season sales, Target announced it will be distributing $500 bonuses to its hourly team members. This marks the fifth round of bonuses that the mega-retailer has announced since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. This time around, money from a $200 million bonus pool will be distributed to 375,000 …

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 are open to anyone living in North America. Two full-time taste testers will be paid …

Companies that hire 14- and 15-year-olds

Marie Rossiter  |  January 17, 2021

If you’re a parent of a teenager, how many times have you heard this question: “Mom/Dad, can I have some money?” Those of us who are tired of feeling like an ATM with all the money withdrawal requests may find ourselves replying with this classic line: “Get a job.” But for younger teens, finding a …

You could get more stimulus money with your 2020 tax refund

Brittany Anas  |  January 11, 2021

Did you know that both rounds of stimulus checks the government has issued are actually advances on a temporary 2020 tax credit? But because of the financial duress the coronavirus has caused, the federal government needed to find a way to get the payments out quickly as Americans have lost jobs, struggled to make ends …

In a rare move for the tech industry, Google employees have formed a union

Tricia Goss  |  January 6, 2021

A few hundred Google employees announced this week that they were starting a union — an unusual move in big tech. Alphabet, Inc., the parent company of Google and subsidiaries such as Sidewalk Labs, Waymo and YouTube, has more than 120,000 full-time employees and 130,000 contractors, The Verge reported. On Jan. 4, 226 of Google’s …

20 states are raising the minimum wage in 2021

Tricia Goss  |  January 4, 2021

Workers in 20 states got a pay increase at the start of the year, when minimum wage increases went into effect. In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed America’s first federal minimum wage into law. At that time, it was 25 cents per hour, which would be about $4.61 today when adjusted for inflation. Just …

Hawaii is offering free round-trip tickets to some remote workers

Tricia Goss  |  December 11, 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.Even before the COVID-19 pandemic led to millions of Americans working from home, Gallup found that 43% of …

Tesla is on a hiring spree, including part-time jobs

Tricia Goss  |  December 1, 2020

At the end of 2019, Tesla had just over 48,000 full-time employees. That number appears to be on the rise, as the Palo Alto, California-based electric vehicle and clean energy company is reportedly on a hiring spree. According to Electrek, Tesla hired 1,000 new people for sales and delivery positions across North America during the …

Lowe’s is hiring 20,000 employees for the holiday season

Brittany Anas  |  November 9, 2020

Lowe’s will be hiring an additional 20,000 associates for its U.S. stores and regional distribution centers, becoming the latest mega-retailer to announce a hiring spree amid an unprecedented holiday season. In addition to hiring seasonal workers, Lowe’s is also filling permanent, full-time and part-time roles at its stores and adding 2,500 team members at regional …

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Get paid $1,000 to watch horror movies for 24 hours straight

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 12, 2020

With Halloween no doubt looking a bit different this year, chances are at least some of your plans include staying inside and watching your favorite scary movies. If that is indeed on your to-do list this year, there is now a chance you could make some serious cash for your movie-watching marathon. CableTV.com and HighSpeedInternet.com …

IRS extending deadline to register for a stimulus check

Brittany Anas  |  October 7, 2020

If you haven’t yet received your economic stimulus check, you now have until Nov. 21, 2020 to register for the payment. The Internal Revenue Service announced that it extended the deadline to register for the Economic Impact Payment by an additional five weeks beyond the original deadline. Most eligible taxpayers automatically received the payment, which …

Kohl’s is hiring 90K seasonal workers and you can interview via phone

Tricia Goss  |  October 2, 2020

Kohl’s is hiring for the upcoming holiday season and interested applicants can sign up to interview by phone. The department store retail chain is holding a one-day national hiring event with health and safety in mind on Oct. 3. Both store and distribution center positions will be available. Store positions include retail sales associates who …

Best Buy is hiring seasonal employees starting at $15 an hour

Brittany Anas  |  September 30, 2020

In preparation for the holiday season, Best Buy announced that it will be hiring thousands of seasonal employees across the country, with a minimum of $15 per hour in starting pay. Best Buy stores are hosting job fairs for its seasonal positions on Oct. 3-4, which may include same-day interviews and on-the-spot offers. You can …

Walmart and Target are hiring 150,000 seasonal workers and wages start at $15 an hour

Brittany Anas  |  September 30, 2020

As Target and Walmart brace for more online shopping this holiday season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the mega retailers have announced their seasonal plans — which include hiring a combined 150,000 employees with starting rates in the $15-an-hour range. Walmart announced it plans to hire 20,000 seasonal associates for its eCommerce fulfillment centers, with …

Get paid $50,000 to explore the national parks for 6 months

Marie Rossiter  |  September 21, 2020

Have you ever dreamed of getting in an RV and driving around the U.S. to experience our country’s national parks? What if you could actually get paid to explore the great outdoors, photograph the parks and drink some beer? If this sounds appealing and you have six months free, consider applying for Michelob’s newest position: …

Hobby Lobby is raising its minimum wage to $17

Tricia Goss  |  September 17, 2020

Hobby Lobby announced that as of Oct. 1, 2020, the company will increase its minimum wage for all full-time employees to $17 an hour. Founded in 1972, the arts, crafts and home decor retail chain first established a minimum hourly wage above the federal requirement in 2009. Over the past 11 years, it has raised …

UPS is hiring 100,000 seasonal employees

Marie Rossiter  |  September 14, 2020

The holidays may not be high on many people’s priority list right now since it’s still technically summer and we’ve all had other things to worry about lately. However, UPS has its eyes on the upcoming busy season and is looking for 100,000 new employees to handle the rush. The company made the announcement this …

These states are now giving an extra $300 to $400 in weekly unemployment benefits

Kate Streit  |  September 8, 2020

As part of a federal lost-wages assistance program, 45 states will provide an extra $300 in weekly federal unemployment benefits for at least three weeks, and five states will provide a total of $400 in weekly benefits to those who qualify. As of Sept. 2, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) — which is administering …

Amazon to add 3,500 jobs in U.S. tech hubs

Kate Streit  |  August 24, 2020

Amazon has announced that it will add 3,500 tech and corporate jobs in six major U.S. cities. The new positions span a number of the company’s divisions, including AWS, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, AmazonFashion, OpsTech and Amazon Fresh. Amazon will invest $1.4 billion in expanded and new offices for these positions, which will include roles from …

Uber Eats driver earned $8K in one month and filmed it all for TikTok

Marie Rossiter  |  August 14, 2020

Many people look at working for food delivery services like Uber Eats as a side hustle — a way to earn a little extra money on the side. And, with the COVID-19 pandemic limiting many restaurants to takeout or delivery only, taking on some hours delivering food could be a good way to put a …

Kodak is creating at least 360 new jobs

Tricia Goss  |  August 7, 2020

In 1880, a hobbyist photographer named George Eastman began manufacturing dry plates commercially. He formed the Eastman Dry Plate Company a year later with the goal of making photography as convenient as the pencil.  By 1900, the company was known as the Eastman Kodak Company. Kodak became a household name in easy-to-use cameras, allowing everyday …

Google will let employees work from home until at least next summer

Kate Streit  |  July 30, 2020

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, more employers are adapting to allow their staff to work remotely. Google plans to let its employees work at home until at least July 2021. The majority of the company’s 200,000 staffers around the world have been allowed to work remotely since March 2020. Previously, the tech giant had told …

Free contact tracing course could help you land a job

Marie Rossiter  |  July 23, 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.Johns Hopkins University recently launched an online class that could help you get a new job to …

Enter your email address to win $5,000 for school supplies and $20,000 for your child’s school from Clorox

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 22, 2020

It goes without saying that this school year will look different for students, teachers and parents. Some school districts around the country have decided to begin the year online, while others are putting precautions in place to safely send the children back for in-person instruction. Clorox is looking to help with school supplies, whether you’re …

How to retroactively collect unemployment checks

Tricia Goss  |  July 16, 2020

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, as of June 2020, the unemployment rate was 11.1%.  While the number of unemployed Americans actually dropped by 3.2 million to a total of 17.8 million, a significant number of people still don’t have a steady income. Fortunately, unemployment insurance is available to those who qualify. Thanks …

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

Target is officially raising its minimum wage to $15

Kate Streit  |  June 18, 2020

Target announced that as of July 5, it will permanently raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for team members at stores throughout the United States. In its announcement on June 17, the big-box retailer announced additional benefits it’s rolling out, including/ a one-time bonus of $200 for the “frontline store and distribution hourly …

Tech company is hiring work-from-home customer service representatives

Tricia Goss  |  June 9, 2020

If you have a knack for helping others solve problems but would rather not work in a call center or retail setting, a virtual customer service job might be ideal. A company called OneSupport Technology Advisors has supported remote employees for two decades and is currently seeking new work-at-home representatives. Virtual Customer Care Representative Positions …

Get paid $20,000 plus free beer to hike the Appalachian Trail

Kate Emswiler  |  June 8, 2020

If these past few months of hunkering down at home and binge-watching every Netflix series available has caused you to go a bit stir-crazy, we’ve found an opportunity that may appeal. Devil’s Backbone Brewery is offering both the perfect antidote to cabin fever and a new job all in one with their hunt for a …

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 tapes that 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 …