Some airlines are raising baggage fees—here’s what you need to know

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  March 6, 2020

If you want to save money on your next flight, it might help to pack lightly or plan in advance. United Airlines announced that it will increase the fees for checked bags by $5, starting March 6. This increase will…

Download free coloring pages from more than 100 museums

Tricia Goss  |  March 3, 2020

For a while there, adult coloring books were having a moment. Which makes sense. Coloring can be beneficial for adults, helping to relieve stress, improve focus and more. And of course, coloring is also an excellent activity for young children.…

We tried 4 bestselling women’s jeans from Amazon—here’s our take

Kate Desmond  |  March 2, 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.I own…

USC is offering free college tuition to families that make less than $80,000

Tricia Goss  |  February 24, 2020

The University of Southern California is joining the ranks of schools around the country that are making college education more affordable by offering free tuition to students from lower- and middle-income families. The private university announced that tuition and fees…

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates 45th Anniversary to Colorful Fanfare

Disneyland and Disney World are raising ticket prices again

Kate Streit  |  February 14, 2020

The “Happiest Place on Earth” and “The Most Magical Place on Earth” both just got a little more expensive to access.  Although a visit to Disneyland and Disney World has never been cheap, both resorts will be raising their park…

These women’s running shoes have over 3K 5-star reviews on Amazon

Bridget Sharkey  |  January 29, 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.Runners know…

These trendy faux-leather leggings have over 5K reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  January 24, 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.Leather pants…

These Spanx faux-leather leggings are the best purchase I’ve ever made

Brooke McDonald  |  January 24, 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.Remember those…

Why I swear by these $16.99 touchscreen-friendly gloves

Mandy Gambrell  |  January 7, 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.I’m a…

Japan Airlines is giving away 100,000 free flights in 2020

Marie Rossiter  |  January 1, 2020

Travel officials in Japan are gearing up for a big year in 2020. The Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo from July 24 through Aug. 9. Then, the Paralympics are from Aug. 25 through Sept. 6. An estimated 650,000…

Build-A-Bear Workshop is having a 2-for-1 deal in stores

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 13, 2019

Struggling to think of gift ideas for all the special kids in your life? More importantly, are you struggling to budget when it comes to gift-buying? Then look no further than this awesome “2 Furry Friends, 1 Great Price” deal…

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.

T.J. Maxx And Marshalls Takes Step Away Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line

10 shopping secrets for your next trip to Marshalls

Brittany Anas  |  December 9, 2019

Deal-seeking shoppers know the thrill that comes with a great find at Marshalls. Maybe you stumble upon a pair of swoon-worthy, deeply discounted designer boots that you recently saw full-price at a department store. Or, perhaps you turn the corner…

Amazon and Walmart will no longer sell infant inclined sleepers

Kathleen St. John  |  December 6, 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.Responding to…

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We compared the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet to the iPad — here’s how they stack up

Marie Rossiter  |  December 2, 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…

Delta Announces Quarterly Earnings And Reductions In Capacity Over Brexit

Here’s how much the cost of airfare has changed in the past 10 years

Marie Rossiter  |  November 21, 2019

It feels like everything is getting more expensive, and if you’ve recently looked at booking a flight for an upcoming trip, you might have winced at just how hard the cost of a plane ticket is hitting your wallet. The…

I did the research, and here’s why Amazon Subscribe and Save is my go-to for monthly purchases

Anna Weaver  |  November 12, 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.Soon after…

We tested Dollar General’s new $5 makeup line and here’s what we thought

Brittany Anas  |  November 2, 2019

My first foray into dollar store makeup was a few months back. My mom mentioned that she had been buying eyeliner at Dollar Tree for a buck and that it worked “just fine, thank you very much.” This piqued my…

We tested these bestselling leggings that have thousands of positive reviews, and here’s our take

Kate Desmond  |  October 14, 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.Somewhere, I’m…

Amazon is now selling a tiny home ‘cube’ that has a full kitchen

Tricia Goss  |  October 9, 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…

This flattering $30 dress has more than 2,400 reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  October 7, 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.The little…

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…

8 surprising things you can rent instead of buy

Brittany Anas  |  September 30, 2019

These days, homes are doubling as hotels (Airbnb) and personal cars are taxis (Uber). Suffice to say, the concept of a shared economy is becoming more and more prominent. Still, you may be surprised by the variety of goods and…

T.J. Maxx And Marshalls Takes Step Away Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line

Marshalls launched a website so you can now shop bargains online

Kate Streit  |  September 25, 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.Get ready…

Affordable makeup artist-approved mascaras you can buy on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  September 16, 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.I don’t…

You’ll need to answer an email from Equifax to get your $125 settlement from the data breach

Marie Rossiter  |  September 11, 2019

Time is running out for consumers to claim their portion of a settlement made by the Equifax credit monitoring company. And now, Equifax is asking those who have made claims to complete one more task before they can get a…

10 adorable scarves you can buy on Amazon for $15 and under

Kate Streit  |  September 10, 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 autumn…

After Target Lowers Sales Forecast, Shares Plummet

Target is rolling out a new rewards program—here’s everything we know about it

Anna Weaver  |  September 10, 2019

As if we need another reason to feed our Target addiction. The home of the red bullseye will launch its new Target Circle rewards program nationwide on Oct. 6. And it includes some new perks for users with no membership…

Here’s how you can get a month of free fitness classes from ClassPass

Marie Rossiter  |  September 6, 2019

Looking to work out more? Try out a ClassPass subscription for 30 days for free, during which you can take 4 fitness classes of your choice.

This affordable dress from Amazon has over 4,000 reviews and couldn’t be more versatile

Augusta Statz  |  July 23, 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…

Mark your calendars for back-to-school tax-free shopping days in these states

Marie Rossiter  |  July 12, 2019

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but back-to-school time is quickly approaching. The lazy days of summer are flying by, and before you know it, the kids will be returning to the classroom. While students are still…

Prime Day best-sellers from years past you may want to buy ahead of time

Marie Rossiter  |  June 27, 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.Get ready,…

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The Federal Trade Commission is planning a major crackdown on robocalls

Augusta Statz  |  June 25, 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.We’ve all…

Father’s Day Crafts You Can Make For (Or With!) Dad

Kate Streit  |  June 6, 2019

Store-bought presents are nice, but most dads would probably agree that the best present they could receive on Father’s Day comes from the heart. If you’re looking for fun and meaningful crafts your kids can make for Dad, look no…

Here’s the value of $1 in each state, according to recent data

Brittany Anas  |  June 3, 2019

A dollar, as it turns out, is not always worth a dollar. Rather, it varies — and by quite a lot — depending on where you’re at in the United States, according to a new analysis from 24/7 Wall St.,…

Family Dollar Will Start Selling Alcohol At 1,000 Stores

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 31, 2019

These changes are happening at Family Dollar stores, too, as part of the rebranding effort.

Online Retailer Amazon Launches In Australia

If You Shop Online, This Web Browser Extension Could Save You A Lot Of Money

Augusta Statz  |  May 29, 2019

If you're doing a great deal of your shopping online, you need to know about this tool.

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Walmart Will Offer Free Next-Day Delivery On Orders Over $35

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 16, 2019

If you’ve ever ordered something online that you were seriously excited about, you know the wait to receive it can be excruciating. Now, some big online retailers are reducing that wait time. Amazon announced a few weeks ago that it…

5 Clever Ways to Use a Mandoline Slicer

Brittany Anas  |  May 14, 2019

My slowcooker, Instant Pot and skillet are the workhorses in my kitchen, helping me meal prep and cook most meals. But my mandoline slicer? It’s a show-off, and admittedly one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. With grace and precision, it…

How to Make Homemade Lacroix That Tastes Just As Good As Store-Bought

Kate Streit  |  May 6, 2019

Love the sip on LaCroix all day long? Lots of people are obsessed with the zero-calorie bubbly beverage, but if you drink enough of the stuff, it can start to burn a hole in your wallet. Did you know you…

Your Gender Can No Longer Be Used to Calculate Car Insurance Rates in Some States

Haley Velasco  |  April 30, 2019

Car insurance could be less expensive for certain customers in California. The Golden State has become the seventh state to ban auto insurers from using gender to calculate customer rates.

Parents Are Going Into Debt Because Of Their Kids’ Extracurricular Activities

Haley Velasco  |  April 30, 2019

Signing kids up for extracurriculars — from playing soccer to music lessons to ballet — is costing parents and a good number are in debt because of it.

5 Homemade Condiment Recipes That Take Just 5 Minutes

Kate Streit  |  April 24, 2019

Making your own condiments sounds like one of those projects that sounds good in theory, but is unlikely to actually happen because of how much time it would take. Not so fast! You may be surprised to learn that several…

Kids Can Get A Movie Ticket, Popcorn, Drink And Snack For $4 At AMC Theatres This Summer

Augusta Statz  |  April 24, 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.Summer is…

Sam’s Club Has The Lowest Prices On Pet Food, According To A New Report

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  April 24, 2019

As pet owners, we all want to feed our animals the best quality food we can at the most affordable price. That’s why we were very interested in the results of a recent study by the non-profit organization Checkbook.org that looked…

SNAP Recipients Can Now Order Groceries Online From Walmart And Amazon

Augusta Statz  |  April 19, 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.The USDA…

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…

Dairy Queen Payment Systems Breached By Hackers

Dairy Queen Has 2 For $4 Ice Cream At Treat Night

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 16, 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 warm…

6 Tips For Designing The Ultimate Home Theater Your Family Will Love

Augusta Statz  |  April 15, 2019

You can’t beat the theater as far as movie-viewing quality is concerned, but going out in traffic, paying for tickets and snacks and finding the optimal seat can put a damper on the fun. So if you could recreate theater-style…

15 Ways To Treat Yourself With Your Tax Refund

Jennifer Nied  |  April 12, 2019

‘Tis the season for tax refunds and, while there are many practical ways you can use yours, you can’t spell refund without fun! Which is why many experts suggest devoting around 10% of your refund to something purely fun and…

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