Basketball hoops recalled after backboards fall on players

Scripps National Desk  |  September 24, 2022

More than 13,000 basketball hoops were recalled due to welds in the arm attached to the backboard failing and causing the backboard to fall. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 26 reported incidents of backboards falling. One of those resulted in an injury. The products are Spalding Momentous EZ Assembly Portable …

Castelsardo, Province of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy

The government of this Italian island will pay you $15,000 to move there

Tricia Goss  |  September 23, 2022

Are you longing to live somewhere with stunning beaches, delicious food and a verdant, remote countryside setting? Then, Sardinia could be your dream come true. Better still, if you meet specific criteria, you could even be paid to relocate to this Italian region. The government of the Mediterranean island has set aside 45 million euros, …

Target plans to hire 100K seasonal workers for the holidays

Scripps National Desk  |  September 23, 2022

Target is preparing for the holidays. The retailer announced plans to hire 100,000 seasonal workers. The employees will be spread out across stores and supply chain facilities, the company said. Target hired 100,000 people for seasonal jobs last year as well, Reuters reported. “From offering more stable and flexible schedules that help provide desired hours …

Alaska to give each resident over $3,200 from oil producers

Scripps National Desk  |  September 22, 2022

Officials in Alaska recently announced that residents will each receive $3,284 from the state’s Permanent Fund Dividend. The fund is paid for by the state’s oil producers. The fund is open to those who were considered Alaska residents for all of 2021 and who intend to remain in Alaska. The fund also stipulates other certain …

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Five ways the Federal Reserve’s rate hike will affect your finances

Scripps National Desk  |  September 22, 2022

The Federal Reserve has raised rates for the third time in a series of “supersize” rate hikes that Fed Chair Jerome Powell says is expected to continue to try to reduce inflation aggressively. The Fed is waging a historic campaign to try and push borrowing costs high enough to lower a 40-year high for inflation …

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Walmart hiring 40,000 seasonal workers for holiday season

Scripps National Desk  |  September 22, 2022

With several holidays happening soon, Walmart announced that it’s looking to hire 40,000 seasonal workers this holiday season. The company is looking to hire several positions: full-time, permanent truck drivers, seasonal store associates, and customer care associates. The company added that they’d first offer current employees the opportunity to pick up additional hours if they …

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Kids can read to earn free pizza with Pizza Hut’s Book It program

Marie Rossiter  |  September 21, 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.Do you remember Pizza Hut’s Book It! program? Every year, students would read more books than they …

Here’s why the FDA just warned people not to cook chicken in NyQuil

Scripps National Desk  |  September 20, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning advising the public not to cook chicken in NyQuil. The FDA said the alert comes amid a social media challenge. “One social media trend relying on peer pressure is online video clips of people misusing nonprescription medications and encouraging viewers to do so too. These video …

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You can get a free 5-by-7 photo magnet at Walgreens right now

Tricia Goss  |  September 20, 2022

It’s a great time to start collecting stocking stuffers, and when you can get them for free, it’s even better. At Walgreens.com, you can order a custom 5-by-7 photo magnet at no charge and choose free in-store pickup to get a creative gift at zero cost. These magnets are perfect for school lockers, refrigerators or …

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Family Dollar recalls numerous toothpaste, mouthwash products

Scripps National Desk  |  September 20, 2022

Family Dollar recalled various Colgate products because they were stored outside of the labeled temperature products. The recall includes five different types of toothpaste and Colgate Optic White Mouthwash. The products were sold in 11 states. They include Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Utah. Customers who bought the …

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USDA recalls Healthy Choice meals for undisclosed allergen

Scripps National Desk  |  September 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that approximately 22,061 pounds of frozen beef products were recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products recalled are Healthy Choice Korean-Style Beef Power Bowls. The items have a best if used by date of 04-18-2023. The products have lot code No. 5246220320. The USDA said the products …

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Scammers are putting bogus Google charges on people’s bank accounts

Scripps National Desk  |  September 19, 2022

Check your bank statements: A scam involving unauthorized Google charges is hitting bank accounts across the country. The charges are totally bogus but appear to be coming from Google and Google Play, and typically there’s more than one on your credit or debit card. Anita Caincross went out to dinner with a friend, and when …

Save over $100 on this 40-piece dinnerware set for 8

Tricia Goss  |  September 16, 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’re looking to upgrade your plates and bowls or want a more elegant set to use …

Bed Bath & Beyond releases list of stores set to close

Scripps National Desk  |  September 16, 2022

Bed Bath & Beyond is closing “lower-producing” stores following a decline in sales. The company released a list Thursday of more than 50 stores it will close in 2022. The closures include stores in 20 different states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, Ohio and Texas. Bed Bath & Beyond is reducing its workforce by about 20% as …

Strollers sold through Amazon recalled due to faulty brakes

Scripps National Desk  |  September 16, 2022

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said 310 Cityscape Travel System strollers have been recalled due to faulty brakes. The recalled models are Cityscape Travel Jogger strollers No. TJ75B12A. The recalled lot number is 111444 0122, and the date of manufacture of the recalled strollers is 10 28 2020, the CSPSC said. The CPSC said …

Honda 6-volt Metropolitan ride-on toy only $88 at Walmart.com

Tricia Goss  |  September 16, 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 not too early to start your holiday gift shopping, and if you have a child, grandchild …

You can get paid $1,300 to watch 13 classic Stephen King movies

Scripps National Desk  |  September 15, 2022

Dish is offering to pay someone $1,300 to watch 13 classic Stephen King films as part of their third Stephen King movie marathon this fall. As CNBC reported, the winning participant will be asked to wear a Fitbit to track their heart rate while watching each film. The winning participant will have to write down details …

Today’s Amazon Deals of the Day include three Dash kitchen essentials

Tricia Goss  |  September 13, 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.You might be familiar with certain products by Dash, such as the Dash Mini Waffle Maker. But …

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Apple’s latest iPhone update lets you edit or delete text messages

Scripps National Desk  |  September 13, 2022

Apple launched an update on Monday that would allow iPhone owners to use new features. One of the new features includes editing or deleting text messages. According to the company, iPhone users can edit a message up to 15 minutes after they send it. To unsend a message, users have up to two minutes after …

Times Are Tough for the Beer Industry Right Now

John Matarese  |  September 13, 2022

With the price of almost everything up this year, it was inevitable: the cost of America’s favorite alcoholic beverage is now going up, too. As marketing director for a growing craft brewery, MadTree Brewing, Trevor Self has a job many would envy. “We just won gold at the World Beer Cup,” he said, speaking about …

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This top-selling knife set is on sale right now

Tricia Goss  |  September 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.Every home cook needs a quality knife set. Having sharp, well-balanced, comfortable blades on hand allows you …

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UPS hiring more than 100,000 seasonal workers for holiday season

Scripps National Desk  |  September 12, 2022

UPS said it plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal employees as it gears up for the holiday season. The company announced Monday that they will fill full- and part-time seasonal positions, primarily driver helpers, package handlers, seasonal delivery and CDL drivers. “We have made our hiring process as simple and easy as possible,” said …

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Princeton will offer a full ride to students whose families make up to $100,000

Tricia Goss  |  September 12, 2022

Princeton University announced that it would financially support more undergraduates and their families to attract talented students from diverse backgrounds. The Ivy League school will begin offering a full ride to most undergraduates from families earning up to $100,000 a year in the fall of 2023. Previously, Princeton provided the same financial assistance to students …

Sky-high diesel prices could soon impact all consumers

John Matarese  |  September 12, 2022

If you think gas prices are high these days, you may want to check out the price of diesel fuel the next time you pull up to the pumps. Soaring diesel prices are making gasoline look cheap by comparison, and it could soon impact you, even if you have never purchased a drop of diesel …

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U.S. Army is paying signing bonuses up to $50,000 to enlist

Tricia Goss  |  September 9, 2022

The U.S. Army is offering the most significant bonus ever for new recruits. The maximum compensation in the past was $40,000, but new recruits who commit to six years of service can now receive a $50,000 bonus. A competitive job market and schools closing have resulted in substantial challenges for Army recruiters. The pandemic decreased …

Don’t fall for these misleading home warranty mailers

John Matarese  |  September 9, 2022

Do you ever feel like your mailbox is filled with ads and letters you didn’t sign up for? While most mailers are innocent ads or coupons, some take it a little too far, making it appear what they have to say is urgent. The Better Business Bureau is now warning about one of the thousands …

Rupturing batteries force recall of some HearMuffs units for infants

Scripps National Desk  |  September 8, 2022

Four models of HearMuffs have been recalled after regulators found that the products’ alkaline batteries are prone to rupture. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission noted 19 incidents of batteries rupturing, but as of Wednesday, none have caused any injuries. The CPSC said rupturing batteries pose a burn, hearing and projectile hazard. The units are …

This top-rated steam cleaner is on sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 8, 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’ve considered investing in a steam cleaner, or are just noticing your floors, appliances or even …

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Southwest’s companion pass deal gets you a free ticket for a friend

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 8, 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.Southwest Airlines is offering a limited time deal that will allow you to bring a friend for …

Qantas will let passengers pay to keep the seat next to them empty

Tricia Goss  |  September 8, 2022

Going forward, if you want some alone time on a flight, Australian airline Qantas might offer it to you — for a price. The “Neighbour Free” seating option is a trial program now running across six domestic routes over a six-week period. Neighbour Free allows passengers in Economy seating to reserve the seat next to …

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Gas station chain offering discounts amid spike in diesel fuel prices

Scripps National Desk  |  September 7, 2022

While Sheetz gas and convenience stores might be mostly clustered in areas around the eastern coast of the U.S., drivers of diesel vehicles going long distances could be pleasantly surprised at the discounts the brand is offering for Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The Pennsylvania-based gas station name is offering diesel fuel at $4.49 per gallon …

You can get $500 and 2 free tickets to an NFL game to review stadium food

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 7, 2022

Sports fans obviously love football season for the actual games, but game-day food is an important part of the overall experience. If you just happen to love this time of year both for the football and the treats, Pickswise is looking for someone willing to become an NFL Stadium Food Tester. This person will travel …

Criminals are using jammers, deauthers to disrupt Wi-Fi security cameras

WXYZ News  |  September 7, 2022

A new warning is being issued for anyone who uses wireless security cameras like Ring to protect their home. A Detroit woman said her Ring camera didn’t capture the moment her car was stolen from the front of her house, and one expert said it’s because crooks are becoming more tech-savvy. Earlier this month, the …

New California law could increase fast-food minimum wage to $22 per hour

Scripps National Desk  |  September 7, 2022

Those who work in the fast food industry in California received good news on Labor Day, Sept. 5. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that would give more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, despite opposition from restaurant owners who argued in June that it would make owning a fast-food …

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California school district asked parents to rent a room in their home to teachers as affordable housing disappears

Marie Rossiter  |  September 6, 2022

A Northern California school district facing a mass exodus of teachers due to the skyrocketing price of housing in the Bay Area. With not enough homes for sale in the area, plus rent prices spiking with little sign of stopping, the Milpitas School District can’t seem to keep teachers in its classrooms. According to Milpitas …

Student loan relief is attracting scammers before forgiveness applications open

Scripps National Desk  |  September 6, 2022

The Better Business Bureau said it has received multiple reports of student loan borrowers being targeted by imposter loan forgiveness calls and emails. The reports came in the days following President Joe Biden’s announcement that public student loan borrowers would receive up to $20,000 in debt forgiveness from the government. “You receive a call or …

LED battery operated flameless candles

You can get a set of 3 battery-operated birch candles for $21

Emily O'Brien  |  September 6, 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.Flameless candles, also commonly referred to as battery-operated candles, are a great alternative to traditional wick candles. …

1-year Peacock Premium subscription is only $19.99 right now

Tricia Goss  |  September 6, 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.Using an antenna to watch free OTA TV and selecting some streaming services can be an effective …

More than 26,000 cordless lawn mowers recalled due to laceration hazard

Scripps National Desk  |  September 2, 2022

More than 26,000 cordless lawn mowers were recalled after officials received 31 reports of either the blade or the bolt securing the blade on the recalled lawn mowers detaching. The U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission said the affected models are Sun Joe cordless walk-behind lawn mowers with model numbers 24V-X2-17LM and 24V-X2-17LM-CT. The CPSC said …

E. coli outbreak possibly linked to Wendy’s continues to spread

Scripps National Desk  |  September 2, 2022

Thirteen more people have been infected with E. coli that may be linked to Wendy’s, according to the Centers for Disease Control. “A specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of this outbreak, but many sick people reported eating burgers and sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants before getting sick,” the …

Amputation hazard prompts company to recall thousands of infant strollers

Scripps National Desk  |  September 2, 2022

UPPAbaby has recalled 14,400 of its Ridge Jogging strollers as the company said their rear brakes can cause a non-occupant child’s finger to be lacerated or amputated. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said at least one child who was not in the stroller had their finger amputated. The CPSC said that a child’s finger …

Applebee’s All You Can Eat Boneless Wings for $12.99 deal is back

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 2, 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.Nothing goes better with the return of football season than chicken wings, and now for a limited …

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Sam’s Club is raising its annual membership fee

Scripps National Desk  |  September 1, 2022

It will soon be more expensive to be a member of Sam’s Club. The wholesale retailer is increasing the price of its annual membership, according to CNBC and Reuters. Starting Oct. 17, club members will reportedly pay $50 annually. That’s a $5 increase. The price for “Plus” members is also going up. CNBC reports their annual fee will …

Mississippi will tax forgiven student loan debt, and other states could follow

Tricia Goss  |  August 31, 2022

Student loan debt is the fastest-growing type of debt in the U.S. More than 43 million Americans carry federal student loan debt, with an average balance of more than $37,000. When the Biden Administration announced last week that it would forgive some of that debt, many borrowers felt a sense of relief. But they may …

Bed Bath and Beyond store

Bed Bath & Beyond announces layoffs and store closures

Scripps National Desk  |  August 31, 2022

Bed Bath & Beyond announced Aug. 31 that it is laying off employees and closing some stores following a decline in sales. The retailer says it will reduce its workforce by about 20%. It has also identified approximately 150 “lower-producing” that will be closed. The list of the stores due to close has not been …

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You’ll live in this oversized tunic sweater this fall—and it’s on sale for $40

Tricia Goss  |  August 31, 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.Autumn is around the corner, and you know what that means: Sweater weather! Time to pull out …

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Companies may soon have to list salary ranges on job listings in California

Tricia Goss  |  August 31, 2022

If Governor Gavin Newsom signs off on legislation passed by California lawmakers Tuesday, employers in the state will be required to post salary ranges on all job postings. The bill mandates that all companies with 15 or more employees disclose pay rates on job listings in California. The governor, a Democrat, has until Sept. 30 …

You can get paid $2,400 to avoid all screens for 24 hours

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 31, 2022

If you’d like to cut back on your screen time, but need a bit of an incentive to do so, how does some cold hard cash sound? Reviews.org is looking to pay someone $2,400 to go 24 hours without technology. That includes all screens, from your phone and iPad to computers, gaming consoles and televisions. …

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Joann’s Labor Day sale includes 4 for $12 T-shirts

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 31, 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’re beginning to plan your fall and winter crafts or are getting a head start on …

You can get paid $5,000 to eat cereal for dinner

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 30, 2022

If you’re having trouble coming up with dinner ideas after a long workday, Kellogg’s is offering up some serious cash if you’re willing to have breakfast for dinner. Specifically: a bowl (or two) of cereal. Now through National Breakfast Day on Sept. 26, Kellogg’s is looking for five people willing to share how they enjoy …