Beach chairs at pool

Recall issued for beach chairs sold at Family Dollar

Scripps National Desk  |  January 27, 2022

A beach chair sold at Family Dollar is being recalled amid consumer reports of it collapsing unexpectedly. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 38,000 of the Beach Loungers were recalled because they pose a risk of injuring if fingers get caught in the metal folding joints. No injuries have been reported. The agency …

Krispy Kreme storefront

Krispy Kreme is offering a dozen free doughnuts to everyone who donates blood

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 25, 2022

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.Blood donations have been down across the country since the start of the pandemic, and now the …

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Woman finds out she won $3 million in lottery by checking spam folder

Marie Rossiter  |  January 24, 2022

Do you ever check your spam folder? You might want to after reading this story about how one lucky woman almost missed out on a multi-million dollar lottery prize that waited for her because it got labeled as junk. Most of the time, the emails that wind up in our spam folders are junk or …

Kids put together Lowe's free kids crafts

Get a free Lowe’s kids’ kit for Valentine’s Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 24, 2022

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.Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away, so now is a great time to start thinking …

Pharmacist holds bottle of prescription drugs

Mark Cuban launched an online pharmacy that promises lower prescription drug prices

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 24, 2022

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.It’s no secret that the cost of prescription drugs continues to increase, in many cases even faster …

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Warning issued for infant loungers over suffocation hazard after infant deaths reported

WCPO News  |  January 21, 2022

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a Thursday warning to consumers and parents over a suffocation hazard with multiple Leachco, Inc. products made for infants after multiple infant deaths were reported the agency says. The U.S. CPSC says to stop using Leachco’s Podster, Podster Plush, Bummzie and Podster Playtime (the “Podsters”) infant loungers. The agency …

Baby sleeping with pacifier

Pacifiers recalled due to possible choking hazard

Scripps National Desk  |  January 20, 2022

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Jan. 19 the recall of more than 300,000 pacifiers due to a possible choking hazard. According to the agency, Mushie & Co. was recalling 333,725 FRIGG Silicone Pacifiers after they received reports that the base of the nipple has a fine slit that can cause the nipple to detach …

What to know about the Publishers Clearing House scam

John Matarese  |  January 20, 2022

It’s that time of year: Publishers Clearing House awards season. In 2022, some lucky winner will be getting $5,000 a week for life, according to the company’s website and TV commercials featuring NFL great Terry Bradshaw. Marlene, who did not want to use her last name, received a voicemail that said she was the winner. …

W4 tax form with money, calculator on desk.

Filing your 2021 taxes may be more confusing than ever—here’s why

John Matarese  |  January 19, 2022

Tax preparers are bracing for a long and confusing tax season because of stimulus checks and the child tax credits that Americans got in 2021. Many families did not get all the stimulus money and credits they were entitled to, which means they can claim them this year. Lesa Strull has two children and says …

Man wearing mask shopping in grocery store

24-hour grocery stores struggling to stay open overnight amid pandemic

John Matarese  |  January 17, 2022

Grocery stores across the country are opening later, closing earlier and eliminating 24-hour operations as they struggle with staff shortages due to the spread of COVID-19. Sierra King says she is disappointed she can’t go to the grocery store after a late night of work. “I would say they are closing at 10 or 11 …

Costco wholesale storefront with sign

Costco is opening up to 28 stores this year

Tricia Goss  |  January 15, 2022

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 don’t have a Costco close to home and feel like you’re missing out on the …

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Win an antenna to watch The Big Game for free

Clint Davis  |  January 14, 2022

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.In case you hadn’t heard, the Super Bowl is almost upon us and, as always, you can …

Bearded dragon

CDC warns about Salmonella outbreak caused by bearded dragon contact in 25 states

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 13, 2022

If you have been around any reptilian pets lately, you may want to monitor for symptoms of Salmonella infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning after a Salmonella outbreak in 25 states was linked to bearded dragons that are kept as pets. So far, 44 people have become ill, with …

Bag of salad greens

Bagged salad sold in 37 states is being recalled due to Listeria risk

Tricia Goss  |  January 12, 2022

If you buy bagged salad, it’s a good time to dig through the crisper and check for some Dole products that have been recalled. Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall for several specific salads processed at its Springfield, Ohio, and Soledad, California, facilities that contain iceberg lettuce due to possible health risks …

Applebee's exterior sign

Applebee’s has $5 Smoocho Mucho cocktails in time for Valentine’s Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 12, 2022

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.Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Applebee’s is continuing its $5 sips promotion by offering up two …

Raw ground beef

More than 28,000 pounds of ground beef recalled for E. coli contamination

Marie Rossiter  |  January 10, 2022

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 have ground beef in your refrigerator or freezer, you need to check to see if …

Arches National Park, Utah at sunset with La Salle mountains

Veterans, Gold Star Families now have free lifetime access to U.S. national parks

Tricia Goss  |  January 10, 2022

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 or someone in your family has served our country in the military, it’s time to …

Wendy's storefront in St. Catharines, Ontario

How to get free fries at Wendy’s every week through February

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 7, 2022

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 your New Year’s resolutions include eating more french fries, Wendy’s is offering up some great deals …

unemployment claims low in 2021

Just 207,000 Americans filed for unemployment in the last week of December

Tricia Goss  |  January 7, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reported that approximately 207,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits in the week ending January 1, 2022. Unemployment claims remain near a 52-year low, holding below pre-pandemic levels. About 198,000 people filed for unemployment insurance benefits in the previous week, a low not seen since October 1969. The number …

Subway sandwich and drink

You can now buy one Subway footlong sandwich and get the second one free

Marie Rossiter  |  January 4, 2022

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 holiday season is over, and we all might be dragging our feet to get back into …

states and counties will increase minimum wage

These states will raise the minimum wage in 2022

Tricia Goss  |  January 4, 2022

The federal minimum wage has not changed since the federal government raised it to $7.25 in 2009. However, states, counties and cities can establish their own minimum wage, and beginning in January 2022, the minimum wage will increase for several states and regions across the nation. Workers in 20 states received a raise on Jan, …

Close up of protection respirator for N95 Filter face mask

This nonprofit sells certified N95 masks for about $1 apiece

Tricia Goss  |  January 3, 2022

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 the world enters another year of the COVID-19 pandemic and variants continue to emerge, many people …

Front view of a Lowe's Store in Toronto, Canada

Lowe’s after-Christmas clearance has up to 75% off in-store items

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 30, 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.While you may think Black Friday is the best time to buy just about anything, you can …

Triple bunk bed on sale

You can get a triple bunk bed from Walmart.com for $300 right now

Marie Rossiter  |  December 29, 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.Kids love bunk beds. Whether the beds are for siblings or cousins or sleepovers with friends, having …

Streaming options on screen

Paramount Plus has free subscription offers for a limited time

Marie Rossiter  |  December 28, 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.Have you been considering trying out a new streaming service, but don’t want to take a big …

Young man watches streaming on laptop

Get paid $500 to watch and rate all the Spider-Man movies

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 28, 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.Calling all Spider-Man fans! If the web-slinging superhero tops your list of favorite movie stars, there’s a …

Bath and Body Works storefront

The Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale is almost here

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 21, 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.If you missed out on some of Bath & Body Works’ before-Christmas deals, the retailer is offering …

how much to tip

How much to tip this year at salons, restaurants, for deliveries and more

Tricia Goss  |  December 17, 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.Tipping is a decidedly American practice that is not without controversy. Still, offering a gift of money …

Cheesecake with slice

Philadelphia Cream Cheese will pay you not to make cheesecake this year

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 16, 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. If you’ve been to a grocery store any time since March 2020, you’ve probably noticed some …

Taco Bell restaurant sign

Taco Bell is raising its average minimum wage to $15 by 2024 at company-owned restaurants

Tricia Goss  |  December 15, 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.The U.S. is in the throes of the Great Resignation, leading businesses of all kinds to look …

Dried apricots in a bowl

Dried apricots recalled over allergy threat

Marie Rossiter  |  December 14, 2021

If you have dried fruits on hand in your kitchen, you’ll want to take notice of a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall over a potential health hazard in certain shipments of apricots. According to the FDA announcement, Bokhary Foods (also known as EKTA Foods) based out of Massachusetts, recalled its Godavari brand’s dried …

T-Mobile storefront

T-Mobile is raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 14, 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.T-Mobile has announced their employees are getting a pay bump, moving their minimum pay for all employees …

Restaurant owner who takes staff on vacation has hired easily during labor shortage

Tricia Goss  |  December 11, 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.While many businesses are struggling to hire and keep new employees, others have established practices to maintain …

Starbucks barista holding coffee

You can win free Starbucks for life—here’s how

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 10, 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.If you can’t get through your day without a Starbucks run in the morning, the coffee chain …

Kat Norton, aka "Miss Excel," makes training videos

Meet the woman who has made millions turning Excel tutorials into viral videos

Tricia Goss  |  December 10, 2021

If you have been on TikTok for any length of time, you know that the social media platform is more than trending dances, pranks and recipes. But you might not be aware that it could be an excellent resource for improving your marketable skills or that making brief videos could net you some serious cash. …

General Electric sign

GE recalls almost 145,000 ranges due to tip-over hazard

Tricia Goss  |  December 10, 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.In conjunction with the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Government of Canada, GE Appliances, …

Bath and Body Works storefront

Bath & Body Works’ annual Body Care Event has all lotions and cleansers at $5.50

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 9, 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.Bath & Body Works’ once-a-year Annual Body Care Event is back just in time for holiday shopping, …

A package of Alexander and Hornung deli sliced ham

Dozens of precooked ham, pepperoni products recalled over listeria concern

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 8, 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.Alexander & Hornung is pulling 17 meat products off the shelves due to concerns over listeria contamination. …

Wendy's storefront in St. Catharines, Ontario

Wendy’s is giving away free Hot & Crispy or Baconator fries every week this month

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 8, 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.If you haven’t tried Wendy’s new Hot & Crispy Fries yet, the fast-food chain is giving them …

Woman watching TV on couch

You can get paid $1,234 to watch nostalgia-inducing movies

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 7, 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.While there are some exceptions, everyone knows film remakes are usually not as good as originals. If …

Bath and Body Works storefront

Bath & Body Works stocking stuffers sale has travel-sized minis for $3 and under

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 6, 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.While you’re shopping for presents to wrap and put under the tree this year, make sure you …

Front view of a Lowe's Store in Toronto, Canada

Here’s how to get a free graham cracker holiday house kit from Lowe’s

Marie Rossiter  |  December 6, 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.If you and your family love the idea of crafting gingerbread houses but don’t want to put …

Bath and Body Works storefront

Bath and Body Works Candle Day 2021 has epic deals on 3-wick candles for two days only

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 2, 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.Bath & Body Works Candle Day is finally here and it means you’ll be able to score …

Bath and Body Works storefront

Bath & Body Works Cyber Monday sale includes 40% off the entire store

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 28, 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.If you missed out on Bath & Body Works’ $5.95 candle sale or the retailer’s buy three, …

Bath and Body Works storefront

Bath & Body Works’ Black Friday weekend sale has Wallflowers for $3.25

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 26, 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.If you missed out on the massive Thanksgiving Week Sale at Bath & Body Works, have no …

College students hold diplomas

Student debt could be wiped out at one of the largest US state schools

Marie Rossiter  |  November 24, 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.A college education is a hefty financial investment. Many students need to borrow money to secure the …

This KidKraft Super Model Dollhouse is on sale for $89.99 (Regularly $140)

Bridget Sharkey  |  November 24, 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.Here is an incredible deal for the pint-sized doll-lover in your life: Walmart has a huge markdown …

Dollar Tree Store Sign Minnesota

Dollar Tree won’t have $1 items any more

Tricia Goss  |  November 23, 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.Change is coming to your local Dollar Tree store, literally and figuratively. The days of “Everything’s $1.00” …

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is giving away hundreds of TVs this Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 23, 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.If a brand-new TV is on your Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping list, there’s a chance …

Baskin-Robbins ice cream store

Get a Free Baskin-Robbins snowman cake on Black Friday

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 23, 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.Black Friday is all about scoring some discounts, and it doesn’t get any better this year than …