GM CEO Mary Barra Holds Press Conference On Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors is recalling more than 550,000 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 550,000 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, …

You can win adorable croissant-themed baby items from Cheddar’s

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 12, 2019

Carb lovers (and new parents) unite! If you have a fondness for all things carb-related and just so happen to be new to the whole parenting thing, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is offering some free goodies made just for you. The restaurant chain recently offered a free welcome home baby bundle with the purchase of a …

You can get free sausage-scented wrapping paper from Jimmy Dean

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 12, 2019

Where does sausage fall on your list of favorite foods? If you love it enough to say, decorate your tree with sausage ornaments or wrap your holiday presents in sausage wrapping paper, Jimmy Dean has some pretty interesting gifts you can win this holiday season. The sausage company is once again giving fans a sausage-themed …

GM CEO Mary Barra Holds Press Conference On Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors is recalling over 600,000 pickups and SUVs for a brake problem

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 11, 2019

If you own a 2014-2020 Chevrolet or GMC pickup or SUV, check your VIN number. General Motors has issued a recall for 638,068 Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks from 2014-2018 and Chevrolet and GMC SUVs from 2015-2020 after it was found that one wheel may unintentionally brake, which could lead to a crash. The recall …

Smoked salmon is being recalled in 23 states for a potential botulism risk

Kate Streit  |  November 8, 2019

On Nov. 6, the FDA announced that Mill Stream Corp (Sullivan Harbor Farm) of Hancock, Maine, is voluntarily recalling 10 lots of its cold smoked salmon because of the risk of contamination with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a  form of food poisoning that can lead to severe symptoms and even death. The potential …

Sears is closing 96 more Sears and Kmart stores—here’s the list of locations that are closing

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 8, 2019

If you still go to a Sears or Kmart store near you for home or garden goods, there’s a good chance you may not be able to for much longer. The company that owns the stores announced on Nov. 7 that a third of them will close in early 2020. Transform Holdco, the parent company …

You can now buy an Alexa-compatible Christmas tree

Kate Streit  |  November 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.“Alexa, turn on the Christmas tree.” This holiday season, you’ll be able to use that command to …

Satya Nadella Launches Microsoft Build Conference

Microsoft tried 3-day weekends and saw a huge jump in productivity

Tricia Goss  |  November 6, 2019

Microsoft recently gave some of its employees more personal time, and the rewards should cause other employers to sit up and take notice. Not only did workers benefit from more time away from the office, but the company’s bottom line enjoyed a boost as well. Working In Japan Japan is not known for having an …

AT&T fined $60 million for limiting bandwidth and slowing connections on ‘unlimited’ data plans

Claire Gillespie  |  November 6, 2019

Unlimited should mean unlimited, and AT&T has been reminded of that, to the tune of $60 million. The multinational telephone company — one of the world’s largest, in terms of total revenue (a whopping $170.8 billion in 2018) — has been slapped with the fine to settle a case with the Federal Trade Commission, per …

Sam's Clubs To Cut 10 Percent Of Workforce

You can buy diapers for as little as 6 cents each at Sam’s Club right now

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 5, 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 shopped at a warehouse club like Sam’s Club, you know you can save a …

More than 100 vegetable products are being recalled for listeria concerns

Anna Weaver  |  November 5, 2019

Check your vegetable bin: A large scale recall on 100-plus pre-packaged vegetable products sold in the U.S. and Canada under brand names like Del Monte, O Organics and Signature Farms was recently announced. Mann Packing Co., which distributed the vegetable products in question, is recalling them because of a notification from the Food and Drug …

You can get a free Diono stroller with a car seat purchase

Kathleen St. John  |  November 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.Whoa: We’ve got a killer deal to share with parents, grandparents and anyone who transports kiddos on …

Clothing Retailer Kohl's Post Positive Earnings

Thomas Kinkade Christmas puzzles are on sale for $6.79 at Kohl’s

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 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 holidays are quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about gifts. If you’ll be …

Frozen raspberries are being recalled for possible hepatitis A contamination

Claire Gillespie  |  November 4, 2019

If you bought Season’s Choice frozen raspberries from Aldi or Raley’s Fine Foods recently, take a moment before blitzing them into a smoothie or mixing a pie filling. The products were recalled Thursday due to a possible hepatitis A contamination, per the Food and Drug Administration. Aldi has pulled the product from its stores in …

You can nominate a co-worker to win $200 and a year’s supply of coffee

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 4, 2019

Unless you absolutely love your job, heading out to work in the morning can be a bummer. Which is why it’s so important to have co-workers you actually look forward to seeing. And if any of those co-workers happen to radiate positivity, making your day better as a result — even better! To honor those …

Hardee’s is asking fans to create the restaurant’s next biscuit sandwich recipe

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 1, 2019

If you like cooking and coming up with your own recipes, fast-food chain Hardee’s is holding a contest just for you! The restaurant is looking for the next “mouth-watering,” made-from-scratch biscuit recipe and is giving whoever comes up with one a chance to win free food (something we all love). The Hardees Southwest Biscuit Recipe …

Teachers, you can get a free classroom kit from Colgate to teach your students about dental health

Kate Streit  |  October 30, 2019

Dental health starts with caring for your teeth at a young age. To help get kids started on the path of lifelong healthy habits to care for their teeth, Colgate is offering free Bright Smiles, Bright Futures classroom kits for kindergarten and first-grade teachers. The kits include Colgate toothpaste and toothbrush samples for 25 students, …

This company is giving away free flights to the Caribbean for nurses

Kate Streit  |  October 29, 2019

Calling all nurses looking for a tropical getaway! CheapCaribbean is giving away free economy flights to 50 nurses — plus a guest each — to the beach destination of their choice. CheapCarribean is a travel company that offers vacation packages to a variety of exciting tropical locales, including Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Jamaica, …

Tiffany & Co. is selling a $112,000 Advent calendar full of diamonds

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 28, 2019

‘Tis the season of Advent calendars. From hard seltzer to socks and countdowns to Christmas featuring your favorite movie characters, there’s an Advent calendar for pretty much everyone. You can even get an Advent calendar for your dog. If you want your holidays to really sparkle, however, the Harry Potter Lego Advent calendar just isn’t …

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 buy super cute ‘Frozen 2’-inspired shoes for your kids

Helen Lee  |  October 28, 2019

Excitement is building for the November 22 release of “Frozen II.” If you just can’t wait for Disney’s sequel to the hit 2013 computer-animated film, you’re in luck. Tie-in merchandise is starting to appear on shelves — including super-cute shoes for the under-8 set. Clarks, long known for their high quality and comfort, is releasing …

Amazon To Buy Online Shoe Retailer Zappos

Zappos shoppers affected by the 2012 data breach may be eligible for a discount code

Kate Streit  |  October 26, 2019

If you shopped at Zappos in 2012, you may be eligible for a 10% discount on your next order from the retailer. Nine plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed a motion that the company provide a discount code of 10% off for the 24 million shoppers impacted by the breach. Affected customers could use the …

Best Buy Posts First Quarterly Profit In A Year

Best Buy is now offering free next-day delivery

Tricia Goss  |  October 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.Amazon has become a go-to online marketplace by offering free, next-day delivery (and even same-day delivery in …

Target is offering free 2-day shipping on all orders during the holidays

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 25, 2019

The day after Thanksgiving may be the traditional first day of holiday shopping, but if you’re anything like me, your holiday shopping plans begin right after Halloween. While I do hold off until Black Friday to put up my Christmas tree, once the witches and ghosts of Halloween are put away, I start making lists …

Spotify is giving away free Google Home Mini speakers

Clint Davis  |  October 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.If you were hoping for a new smart home assistant — or just a nice Bluetooth speaker …

Traditional Media Companies Hit With Big Losses On Wall Street

Your kids will love this free Haunted Halloween party at the Disney Store

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 24, 2019

If you’re looking for some Disney-inspired Halloween fun this year, The Disney Store is the place to be. Select Disney Stores are hosting free Haunted Halloween parties this weekend, Oct. 26-27. Children ages 3 and up are invited to arrive dressed as their favorite Disney characters and play fun games. The parties take place at …

Verizon is giving away a free year of Disney’s new streaming service to customers

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  October 24, 2019

If you’re an existing Verizon Wireless customer or need a reason to switch internet providers, Verizon is offering a pretty sweet perk. All existing Verizon Wireless Unlimited customers, as well as new Fios Home Internet and new 5G Home Internet customers, can receive a free year of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney Plus. The service …

Meghan Markle-inspired flats you can get on Amazon for under $40

Kate Streit  |  October 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.Meghan Markle is known for her impeccable style, and the royal was recently spotted sporting these chic …

More than 6,000 pounds of turkey and sausage patties from Walmart are being recalled

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  October 23, 2019

You might want to think twice before cooking any ready-to-eat breakfast meat that was purchased from Walmart in recent months. More than 6,444 pounds of turkey and pork sausage patties have been recalled over possible salmonella contamination. According to the USDA, consumers should check their freezers and fridges for the following recalled products that were …

1 million dressers sold at Sears and Kmart are being recalled for tipping over

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 21, 2019

Around 1 million dressers sold at Sears and Kmart stores are being recalled after it was found they could tip over. The recall includes Belmont four-drawer dressers with plastic drawer glides that were sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and online from April 2013 to September 2019 for about $40. The recalled dressers were …

California just passed a law guaranteeing all students lunch at school

Anna Weaver  |  October 21, 2019

The state of California has joined the effort to stop “lunch shaming” in schools. California Gov. Gavin Newsom approved SB 265 on Oct. 12, which makes sure K-12 students who have unpaid school meal fees aren’t denied a meal or treated differently from other students. The amendment to the Child Hunger Prevention and Fair Treatment …

Black Friday Bargain Hunters Hit The Streets In Madrid And Barcelona

Black Friday ads are starting to roll out

John Matarese  |  October 18, 2019

We are still almost 6 weeks away from Black Friday 2019, but Harbor Freight Tools has just released the first big ad for its sale on Friday, Nov. 29, and running all weekend long. BFAds.net has posted a full scan of the Harbor Freight Ad. The discount tool seller is traditionally the first major retailer to …

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 …

Kids can build a wooden American eagle at this free Home Depot workshop

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 17, 2019

If you’re looking for something entertaining for your kids to do after all the Halloween excitement has ended, look no further than Home Depot. The home improvement retailer is offering a free kids workshop that will teach them how to build a wooden American eagle from 9 a.m.-noon on Nov. 2. Kids will learn to …

Subaru Foresters are being recalled for potentially faulty airbags

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 17, 2019

If you own a Subaru Forester, check your VIN number. Subaru is recalling certain 2015-2018 Forester vehicles equipped with heated seats after it was discovered that an electrical connection in the front passenger seat may loosen. If that happens, the front airbag may deactivate, meaning it won’t activate if you’re in a crash. The recall …

Fast Food Workers Nationwide To Demand Higher Wages

Taco Bell is recalling 2 million pounds of seasoned beef for potential metal contamination

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  October 16, 2019

If your local Taco Bell was out of beef this week, we now know the reason why. Taco Bell’s parent company Yum! Brands issued a recall for 2.3 million pounds of seasoned ground beef in 21 states over fears that the meat was contaminated with metal shavings during the manufacturing process. No one has so …

These $1,425 Jesus-inspired sneakers filled with holy water sold out instantly

Kate Streit  |  October 15, 2019

Would you pay $4,000 for a pair of sneakers? Brooklyn-based creative arts company MSCHF took some Nike Air Max 97 athletic shoes, which sell for about $160, and gave them an upgrade. These shoes now have a much higher price tag. The “Jesus Shoes” come with holy water in the soles as well as a …

This new phone scam uses a text from your bank to fool you

Kate Streit  |  October 14, 2019

When you receive a phone call from your bank, it may not be what it seems. Thanks to a new scam tactic, a call from someone claiming to be at your bank may actually be a ruse. Pieter Gunst, who is an attorney who specializes in technology law, was almost a victim of this scam, …

Big Lots is having a massive anniversary sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 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 were planning a trip to Big Lots this weekend, you’re in luck! Now through Oct. …

Ikea is recalling infant bibs because they may pose a choking hazard

Marie Rossiter  |  October 11, 2019

Consumers need to check their baby bibs against a new recall notice. According to Ikea and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, the retailer’s Matvra Bibs are being recalled due to a choking hazard to young children. The recall involves the Matvra bibs for infants that are sold in a two-pack with one blue …

How you can get a free Bath & Body Works item worth up to $14

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 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.I love a good discount, but the best sales are the ones where you get something for …

Concerns Over Bird Flu Continues To Effect Thailand's Chicken Industry

Kroger, Aldi and other grocery stores are recalling chicken over listeria concerns

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 10, 2019

If you’ve purchased frozen cooked, diced or shredded chicken or pre-made chicken salad recently, listen up. Tip Top Poultry, Inc. is recalling some of their products for possible listeria contamination. The original recall was issued in September and included Trader Joe’s and Target, but it was expanded to even more stores, including Kroger, Aldi, Food …