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Toyota and Lexus are recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 16, 2020

If you own a Toyota or Lexus from the 2018 or 2019 model years, check your VIN. The automakers are recalling more than 695,000 vehicles after it was found that the low-pressure fuel pump inside the car’s fuel tank may fail. If that happens, the engine could stall while driving, increasing the risk of a …

Your kids will love this free Dr. Seuss event at Target

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 16, 2020

The year 2020 is a leap year, which means we all get an extra day at the end of February to squeeze in more fun. Of course, if you have young kids, it also means another day you’ll need to entertain them! If you are looking for an idea of how to spend that bonus …

Macy's Cuts Profit Outlook For The Year After Soft Q2 Sales

Macy’s has comforters that usually cost more than $100 on sale for $20

Marie Rossiter  |  January 15, 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.For one day only, Macy’s has an incredible sale on one of its most popular comforters. The …

You can get a $30 Target gift card for every $100 you spend on baby items

Marie Rossiter  |  January 14, 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.If there’s a new baby in your future — whether your own or a loved one’s — you’ll …

Tell Oreo your preferred cookie-to-cream ratio and you could win $100,000

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 13, 2020

Every once in a while (OK, pretty much all the time), Oreo graces us with a new cookie flavor. Perhaps it’s peppermint bark for the holiday season or maybe it’s their latest flavor, tiramisu, just because. While you pretty much can’t go wrong with any of them, one thing usually remains the same — the …

A sushi restaurant chain owner paid $1.8 million for this massive tuna

Kate Streit  |  January 13, 2020

Good sushi is all about the quality of the fish and they say you get what you pay for. If that’s true, one Japanese restaurant owner is now in possession of some amazing raw seafood! On Jan. 4, Kiyoshi Kimura, owner of the Sushizanmai sushi chain, paid a whopping $1.8 million for a top-of-the-line bluefin …

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 …

These popular face masks are being recalled after people complained of burns

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 9, 2020

After multiple complaints of skin irritation on social media, beauty brand Yes To is recalling one of their popular sheet masks and pulling it from store shelves. The mask in question, their Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow-Boosting Unicorn Paper Mask, is said to be leaving users with sunburn-like redness and burning. “In light of reports that …

How to get up to $15 back in the Johnson & Johnson infant Tylenol class-action lawsuit settlement

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  January 9, 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.If you’re a parent or a caregiver who’s bought Infants’ Tylenol in the past five years, you …

Oscar Mayer Wieners Vist Chicago school

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 …

These essential oils are being recalled for lack of child-resistant packaging

Marie Rossiter  |  January 7, 2020

If you’re one of the many people who love to use essential oils in your home, you need to check your collection for a recalled product. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled two essential oil products made by Airomé: the Wintergreen Essential Oil and Deep Soothe Essential Oil 100 Percent Pure & Natural …

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

Target has furniture on sale for up to 40% off

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 6, 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.The change from winter to spring may make you feel like cleaning and clearing away clutter. For …

Chili’s has $5 Patron margaritas all month long

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 6, 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.If drinking more margaritas is on your list of New Year’s resolutions but don’t want to break …

Here’s how you can win a gorgeous new home from HGTV

Kate Streit  |  December 31, 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.How would you like to start the new year off with a new home? You can now …

These slanted toilets are designed to reduce the time workers spend in the bathroom

Brittany Anas  |  December 30, 2019

A lot of companies are experimenting with ways to improve productivity. For some, it’s exploring four-day work weeks. Microsoft Japan, for example, saw a productivity boost of 40% after switching to the shorter work week, according to NPR. Other companies are giving employees yoga breaks. Then, some companies may be considering a more punitive approach, …

The hard-boiled egg recall for listeria concerns has been expanded

Brittany Anas  |  December 30, 2019

A hard-boiled egg recall potentially linked to a national listeria outbreak has been expanded to include packaged hard-boiled eggs, potato salads, egg salads, salad kits and other products sold at several stores including Trader Joe’s, Costco, Kroger, Walmart and more. The original Dec. 20 recall from Almark Foods covered bulk hard-boiled eggs in white plastic …

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These 10 cars are being discontinued in 2020

Brittany Anas  |  December 27, 2019

Could it the end of the road for sedans? Come 2020, automakers are discontinuing many of their car models — especially compact cars and sedans — and turning their focus instead to bigger sport utility vehicles and crossovers.  These 10 vehicles are being discontinued for the coming year, including some iconic models that have been …

Doorbell-Camera Company Ring Partners With Over 400 Police Departments, Raising Surveillance Concerns

More than 3,000 Ring doorbell accounts may be vulnerable to hackers—here’s what you need to know

Brittany Anas  |  December 27, 2019

Many homeowners have been replacing their traditional doorbells with Ring doorbells, which have motion-sensing technology that could deter porch pirates looking to steal packages. These smart doorbells can also alert you who is at the door before you answer it. Solicitor? No need to get off the couch. But, over the past couple of weeks, …

Large Yankee candles are on sale for $10 each (regularly $30)

Marie Rossiter  |  December 26, 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 holidays may be coming to a close, but the deals are still hot at Yankee Candle. …

Walmart Limits Ammunition Sales In Wake Of Mass Shootings

You can now get free shipping from Walmart to many FedEx locations

Marie Rossiter  |  December 24, 2019

Walmart and FedEx are teaming up to offer customers another way to pick up purchases. As part of its expanding Ship to Store program, Walmart now allows shoppers to choose a local FedEx location as a delivery point instead of the closest Walmart location, at no additional cost! This is a fantastic option for people …

Cable TV prices are going up in 2020—here’s what you need to know

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 21, 2019

If you were considering cutting the cord in 2020, then this news may help convince you. Cable TV prices are increasing in the new year, with Comcast and DirecTV planning to raise their rates. According to Cord Cutters News, Comcast is raising broadcast television costs from $10 a month to $14.95 a month (this went …

Ford Will Sell Volvo Unit To China's Geely By June

Volvo is recalling 145,000 cars because the doors might open unexpectedly

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 19, 2019

If you have a 2011-2017 Volvo in your garage, check your VIN. The automaker is recalling 144,937 sedans and wagons from the 2011-2017 model years because the vehicles’ doors may open unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to the occupants. The cars involved in the recall include certain S60, …

Watch out for this Amazon delivery notice scam

John Matarese  |  December 17, 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.Many people are waiting for Amazon holiday packages right now. If you’re one of them, take a …

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Subaru is recalling 250,000 cars that could lose power while driving

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 16, 2019

If you own a newer-model Subaru, check your VIN. More than 250,000 Ascent, Crosstrek, Forester and Impreza vehicles are being recalled because they could lose power while driving, which could result in a crash. Around 205,000 Crosstrek and Impreza models from the 2017 and 2018 model years were already recalled in October, with 51,613 Crosstrek, Forester and Ascent vehicles from …

Things you should buy used to save hundreds of dollars

DWYM Staff  |  December 11, 2019

We all love new stuff, especially around the holidays. But buying new can be costly. So when it comes to buying for yourself, we have a list of things you should consider buying used instead. A recent report from CNBC lists some things you that can save you a small fortune, if you purchase them …

You can nominate a young person who’s working to make their community a better place to win $10,000 from U.S. Cellular

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 11, 2019

Do you know an inspiring young person who could use some extra cash for a cause they believe in? U.S. Cellular is looking for young people ages 6-17 for their “The Future of Good” campaign, offering them a chance to win $10,000. The program, which was created to champion and invest in young people who …

Chris Madden Emerges As A Competitor To Martha Stewart

Boots are up to 70% off at JCPenney

Kate Emswiler  |  December 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.What’s the one wardrobe item that can instantly pull together any wintertime outfit? Cute boots, of course! …

This company with 198 employees gave out $10 million in bonuses

Jenn Fields  |  December 10, 2019

In the era of the gig economy, getting a year-end bonus from a company feels like a rare thing. Some of us would even be glad to get Clark Griswold‘s letdown bonus of a one-year membership to the jelly of the month club. Hey, it’s the gift that keeps on giving! But some employers are …

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, …

Banana artwork sold for $120,000—and then someone ate it

Kathleen St. John  |  December 10, 2019

The annual Art Basel Miami Beach show always makes headlines for its glamorous parties, celebrity sightings and breakout art stars. This year, though, there’s one story that’s getting all the attention — that of the $120,000 banana. Officially titled “Comedian” and installed by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, the piece is composed of a banana taped …

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 pressure from consumer safety advocates, Walmart and Amazon won’t allow sales of infant inclined sleepers, …

eBay will stop selling infant inclined sleepers on its site

Clint Davis  |  December 5, 2019

Another online retail giant has decided to pull infant inclined sleepers from its selection in the wake of the products being blamed for dozens of deaths. According to Consumer Reports, eBay made the announcement on Dec. 3 that it would stop selling these controversial sleepers. It’s a move that  Amazon also made. Once a staple …

After Target Lowers Sales Forecast, Shares Plummet

Your kids will love this free ‘Star Wars’ event at Target

Kate Streit  |  December 4, 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 Force will be strong at Target on Dec. 7, when the retailer hosts a free event …

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 — …

2 brands of flour are being recalled nationwide for possible E. coli contamination

Steph Auteri  |  December 3, 2019

As we enter prime baking season, we urge you to check the flour in your pantry. Last week, on Nov. 27, both Hodgson Mill and United Natural Foods Inc. issued voluntary recalls on 5-pound bags of their all-purpose flour products. This recall was issued after random routine sample testing conducted on their products by the …

Ready-to-eat salads and sushi are being recalled for possible listeria contamination

Marie Rossiter  |  December 3, 2019

If you recently purchased any ready-to-eat foods, you should check your refrigerator right away. Fuji Food Products, Inc. recently issued a voluntary recall of almost two dozen of its prepared food products sold across the East Coast and upper Midwest due to “product contamination with Listeria monocytogenes,” according to the Food and Drug Administration. The …

US Online Streaming Giant Netflix : Illustration

Netflix no longer works on some older TVs and devices—here’s what you need to know

Kate Streit  |  December 3, 2019

Netflix and other streaming services have revolutionized the way we consume entertainment media. However, some people are utilizing this 21st-century technology on TVs and other devices that were around long before we could binge-watch “StrangerThings” or fall in love with “A Christmas Prince.” If you fall into this camp, you should know that soon, Netflix …

Clothing Retailer Kohl's Post Positive Earnings

Cyber Monday: Reversible comforters at Kohl’s are on sale for as low as $19.99 (Regularly $120)

Sarah Kuta  |  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 missed all the great deals on Black Friday, never fear. You’ve got another chance today, …

You can get 2 free slices of cheesecake when you buy a Cheesecake Factory gift card

Bridget Sharkey  |  November 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.The only thing better than cheesecake is free cheesecake. And, beginning on Black Friday, you can get …

These Stores Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving

Scripps National Desk  |  November 26, 2019

Over the past several years, major retailers have expanded their Black Friday shopping hours and some are even open on Thanksgiving Day. However, some don’t think stores should be open on the national holiday so workers can spend time with their families. In fact, a survey conducted by BestBlackFriday.com found 72% of consumers polled believe businesses …

Nearly 100,000 pounds of packaged salad are being recalled for E. coli concerns

Anna Weaver  |  November 25, 2019

Salad eaters, take note! At least 40 people across the country were sickened after eating packaged romaine salad items contaminated with E. coli, so food safety experts have issued a wider recall of all romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California. If you have any type of product in your fridge containing romaine that was grown …

GM CEO Mary Barra Holds Press Conference On Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors is recalling more than 640,000 pickups because their seat belts can cause fires

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 22, 2019

If you own a newer model General Motors pickup truck, you’ll want to check your VIN number. GM is recalling more than 640,000 Chevrolet and GMC light- and heavy-duty pickup trucks after it was found that a part on the seatbelt could cause the vehicle’s carpeting to catch on fire. The recall affects certain 2019-2020 …

Here’s how you can win a 1-year supply of Ghirardelli Chocolate

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 19, 2019

One of the best parts about the holiday season is all the delicious treats that go along with it. From the main course to festive cocktails and dessert, there’s pretty much no way you can go wrong when it comes to holiday foods. One treat pretty much everyone can agree on? Chocolate. Whether it’s peppermint-flavored, …

Subway Settles Not-Really Foot Long Sandwich Litigation

Subway is giving away a trip to any continental U.S. city you want to visit

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 19, 2019

If you could go anywhere in the U.S., where would it be? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park or maybe a trip The Big Apple is on your list. Wherever it is, if it’s in one of the 48 continental U.S. states or Alaska, you may be able to go there for …

Dodge minivans are being recalled because their seatbelts may fail in a crash

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 18, 2019

If you have a newer Dodge Grand Caravan, it’s time to check your VIN number. Chrysler is recalling certain 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles after it was found that some seatbelts could come loose during a crash, which could lead to serious injury or death. The problem is with a metal plate called a seat …

Nissan In Talks With Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles for a brake defect

Marie Rossiter  |  November 18, 2019

The Nissan Motor Company has issued a recall of hundreds of thousands of its vehicles after discovering a defect that could cause fires. On Nov. 15, Nissan sent notification of the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, to notify the agency of the problem. According to the recall notice, approximately 394,025 …

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 …

Meet Santa at Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s and get a free picture, toy and craft

Kathleen St. John  |  November 15, 2019

Here’s a great family-fun idea for wintry days ahead: Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s locations nationwide are offering free photos with Santa at their annual holiday event. Hip2Save had the first tip about this seasonal treat, but it’s just one part of the fun! The stores’ “Santa’s Wonderland” areas bring a full-on Christmas experience, with …

Fast Food Workers Nationwide To Demand Higher Wages

Taco Bell is giving away $6 million in college scholarships

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 14, 2019

If you or someone you know is heading off to college soon, chances are you’ve noticed how expensive it can be. From tuition itself to books and the cost of living in a dorm, it’s easily one of the most financially hard times in a person’s life. In an effort to help cut those costs …

Chris Madden Emerges As A Competitor To Martha Stewart

JCPenney is giving away $500 coupons to some lucky customers on Thanksgiving Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 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.While it’s no secret that you can get some pretty great deals on Black Friday every year, …