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

Tricia Goss  |  September 16, 2022

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Bed Bath & Beyond releases list of stores set to close

Scripps News  |  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,…

Strollers sold through Amazon recalled due to faulty brakes

Scripps News  |  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…

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

Tricia Goss  |  September 16, 2022

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

Scripps News  |  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…

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

Tricia Goss  |  September 13, 2022

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

Scripps News  |  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…

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…

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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…

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

Scripps News  |  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…

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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…

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…

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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…

Rupturing batteries force recall of some HearMuffs units for infants

Scripps News  |  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.…

This top-rated steam cleaner is on sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 8, 2022

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

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 8, 2022

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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…

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Gas station chain offering discounts amid spike in diesel fuel prices

Scripps News  |  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…

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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…

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,…

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

Scripps News  |  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…

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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,…

Student loan relief is attracting scammers before forgiveness applications open

Scripps News  |  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…

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…

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

Scripps News  |  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…

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

Scripps News  |  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…

Amputation hazard prompts company to recall thousands of infant strollers

Scripps News  |  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…

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

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 2, 2022

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Sam’s Club is raising its annual membership fee

Scripps News  |  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.…

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…

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Bed Bath & Beyond announces layoffs and store closures

Scripps News  |  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”…

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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

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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…

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.…

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…

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National Cinema Day will bring $3 movie tickets to a theater near you

Tricia Goss  |  August 29, 2022

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Animal cookies sold at Target recalled because they may contain metal

Scripps News  |  August 29, 2022

Animal cookies sold at Target stores under the Market Pantry brand are being voluntarily recalled because they may contain metal. The 44-ounce Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies, made by D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc., were sold in a…

T-Mobile teaming up with SpaceX to improve coverage in remote areas

Scripps News  |  August 29, 2022

T-Mobile and SpaceX are teaming up to provide more complete coverage in the U.S. The mobile carrier says it will leverage SpaceX’s satellites to offer cell service in even the most remote locations in the U.S. “More than just a…

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Hit with a rent hike? Here are some things you can do

John Matarese  |  August 29, 2022

Rents have been soaring in 2022, whether you are in an apartment or a rental home. After two years of not raising the rent, many landlords are now making up for it (and their higher costs) by raising rent 10%…

Private Caribbean Island with home is for sale for just $475,000

Tricia Goss  |  August 26, 2022

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Outlet mall secrets: How to know what you’re actually buying

John Matarese  |  August 26, 2022

When it comes to outlet malls, what’s not to love? They offer brand names, great fashion and lower prices than at the mall. And in these inflationary times, they can be a great option for saving money on your favorite…

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How to apply for student loan forgiveness

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 25, 2022

On Oct. 17, the Department of Education officially launched the student debt forgiveness program application process following the successful launch of its beta site over the weekend. The Biden Administration first announced it will be forgiving student loan debt for…

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You can get paid $1,000 to give up streaming services for a month

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 25, 2022

If you’ve been looking for a good reason not to watch so much TV, how does exchanging your screen habit for $1,000 sound? The company Myprotein is looking to pay one person $1,000 to give up streaming services for a…

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Who is eligible for federal student loan forgiveness?

Scripps News  |  August 24, 2022

President Joe Biden announced a plan Aug. 24 to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt. Who is eligible? The Department of Education said it will cancel student loan debt for individuals who make under $125,000 and married…

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Kia, Hyundai recall more than 280,000 SUVs due to fire risk

WFTS  |  August 24, 2022

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Hyundai and Kia recalled more than 281,000 of their vehicles due to a fire risk. The NHTSA said the recall involves more than 245,000 Hyundai Palisade vehicle models from 2020-2022 and over 36,000…

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Steak prices fall as beef supply starts to catch up with demand

Marie Rossiter  |  August 24, 2022

Good news at the grocery store for a change! After many months of rising prices on everything from gas to groceries, prices for certain cuts of beef are falling — at least for now. According to Information Resources, Inc. (IRI),…

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You can get paid $1,000 to binge-watch 10 hours of ‘Full House’

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 24, 2022

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Bath & Body Works now has a rewards program for frequent buyers

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 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.After a…

Authorities warn of sophisticated scammers impersonating law enforcement

WXYZ News  |  August 23, 2022

Authorities are sounding the alarm about yet another scam. Scammers are pretending to be law enforcement and are threatening arrest for past violations unless victims pay money. Macomb County Sheriff’s public information officer Sergeant Renee Yax knows all too well what…

Inflation is hitting college student budgets hard

John Matarese  |  August 23, 2022

If someone in your family is heading back to college this fall, it is not just the rising tuition they have to deal with this year. Just about everything they need to buy is up in price too. Abby Hecht…

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