Macy's storefront in mall

Macy’s raises minimum wage to $15 an hour as labor shortage continues

Kathleen St. John  |  November 10, 2021

Macy’s department stores announced a new minimum wage and other employee perks on Nov. 8 in an effort to attract workers during the ongoing labor shortage. The company’s new starting wage will be $15 an hour. New benefits include a…

Roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Man pays off student loans by surviving on Six Flags meals for 7 years

Kathleen St. John  |  November 8, 2021

We’ve seen a lot of interesting ways to save money, but this one might be the most extreme — and potentially nauseating, from a certain point of view. A man named Dylan, an electrical engineer in Southern California, devised an…

Amazon delivery driver getting into Amazon van

Thousands of Amazon drivers will share $62 million in tips the company held back

Tricia Goss  |  November 4, 2021

The Federal Trade Commission announced it is disbursing nearly $62 million to over 140,000 Amazon Flex drivers as reimbursement for tips that Amazon allegedly withheld from them between 2016 and 2019. Amazon Flex drivers deliver goods and groceries ordered through…

Military members and spouses can get a free Starbucks coffee on Veterans Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 4, 2021

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Actor Betty White in 2010

You could get paid $1,000 to celebrate Betty White’s 100th birthday

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 4, 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 iconic…

Lottery ticket on cash pile

Man wins lottery 20 times after buying 20 tickets with the same number

Tricia Goss  |  November 4, 2021

How many times can a person be lucky in one day? For William Newell of Alexandria, Virginia, 20 times seems to be about right. He purchased 20 identical lottery tickets, and they were all big winners. Newell usually purchases tickets…

Woman watching TV on couch

You could get paid $1,000 to watch iconic ’90s rom-coms

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 4, 2021

If you’ve ever felt a twinge of guilt about your laziness when a streaming app asks if you’re still watching, take note: there’s a new opportunity that could allow you to earn money for your binge-watching habits. Jewelry website Shane…

Dole bagged salads recalled

Dole has recalled bagged salad sold at Walmart, Kroger and other grocers

Tricia Goss  |  November 3, 2021

Check the bagged salad in your fridge. Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has voluntarily issued a recall of some bags of garden salad due to a potential health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled garden salads were sold in grocery stores,…

Scared woman hides behind blanket

This company will pay you $1,031 to face your irrational fears

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 2, 2021

Do you have a fear that you consider irrational and you wish you didn’t have it? Fear, as an emotion, is a normal part of life, protecting humans from potentially dangerous situations. Some fears are rational, unless they’re taken to…

Military members can get a Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast for free on Veterans Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 2, 2021

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McDonald's drive-thru

Here’s how much McDonald’s raised menu prices this year

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 28, 2021

Despite wage increases for workers, higher production costs and a hike in menu prices, McDonald’s yearly earnings actually beat analysts’ estimates. On a call with investors, Kevin M. Ozan, the fast-food giant’s chief financial officer and executive vice president, said…

Starbucks storefront with logo

Starbucks is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour

Marie Rossiter  |  October 28, 2021

Starbucks announced it will meet its goal to raise its pay rates for its U.S. employees to at least $15 an hour starting in 2022. In an Oct. 27 letter to employees, the Seattle-based coffee giant said the minimum wage…

Costco wholesale storefront with sign

Costco is raising its minimum wage to $17 an hour

Tricia Goss  |  October 27, 2021

For the second time in 2021, Costco has increased starting wages for its employees. During the first week of March, the retailer raised its minimum wage from $15 — its starting wage since 2019 — to $16. This time around,…

Recalled Better Homes and Gardens room spray

Walmart recalls Better Homes & Gardens aromatherapy room spray

Bridget Sharkey  |  October 26, 2021

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Better Homes and Gardens Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones is being recalled following two deaths that may be linked to the product. Walmart, which carries the Better Homes and…

Now hiring sign

A man applied to 60 entry-level jobs and got just 1 interview

Tricia Goss  |  October 25, 2021

After continually hearing about businesses trying to fill positions only to find themselves high and dry amidst a reported worker shortage, a Florida YouTuber named Joey Holz decided to perform an experiment. Holz, who is currently employed, applied for two…

Red, white and yellow onions on counter

Onions recalled due to salmonella outbreak

Brittany Anas  |  October 22, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is instructing consumers to throw away any unlabeled red, white and yellow onions due to a widespread salmonella outbreak linked to the vegetable. So far, 652 people from 37 states have reported being…

Popeyes is giving away free chicken sandwiches every Sunday through the end of the year

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 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.Before the…

Military members and vets can get free double burgers and bottomless fries from Red Robin

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 20, 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’re…

Get paid about $7,000 to binge watch ‘The Simpsons’

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 18, 2021

If you’re a fan of “The Simpsons,” you have an opportunity to get paid for your love for the long-running animated show. Die-hard fans are likely well aware of the theory that the show, which is now in its 33rd…

Amazon sign on building in Santa Clara, Calif.

Amazon says its corporate employees can work from home indefinitely

Marie Rossiter  |  October 12, 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.Many Amazon…

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Restaurant Exterior, Logo

Amid labor shortage, Raising Cane’s is asking corporate staff to work in restaurants

Tricia Goss  |  October 7, 2021

Raising Cane’s has come up with a creative approach to keeping its restaurants running during the ongoing labor shortage. The fast food chain, which has more than 500 locations and employs 40,000 workers nationwide, believes the solution starts at the…

Kellogg's cereal workers on strike

Kellogg’s employees on strike at all U.S. cereal plants

Tricia Goss  |  October 7, 2021

More than a thousand members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) are currently on strike against the Kellogg Company after failed contract negotiations. The previous contract expired on Oct. 4. The strike, which started…

Wendy's storefront in St. Catharines, Ontario

Get free food or a Frosty when you buy fries at Wendy’s every Friday in November

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 4, 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.Wendy’s recently…

Dollar Tree Store Sign Minnesota

Dollar Tree raising prices amid rising shipping costs

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 30, 2021

The days of buying everything for just $1 at the Dollar Tree may soon be a thing of the past. The retailer recently announced it will begin adding items that cost $3 and $5 at all its Combo and Dollar…

Young man watching scary TV at night

You could get paid $2,400 to watch paranormal documentaries for 24 hours

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 30, 2021

It’s officially the season of horror movies, ghost-hunting shows and paranormal documentaries. If you’re anything like me, however, you don’t need it to be October to watch some spooky TV. I binge all things ghostly year-round, and if you’re obsessed…

Starbucks sign on store in Cambridge, Mass.

Get free coffee at Starbucks when you bring your own reusable cup

Bridget Sharkey  |  September 28, 2021

OK, Starbucks fans, ‘fess up: How much money do you spend on your caffeine fix each year? One study found that the average person spends $1,100 per year on coffee. That’s about $92 a month on bean water. But no…

Teachers can get free ‘Colors of the World’ Crayola crayons and other multicultural art supplies

Marie Rossiter  |  September 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.We know…

Pizza Hut to hire 40,000 new workers by end of 2021

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 28, 2021

If you’re looking for a job, Pizza Hut wants to hire around 40,000 new employees for permanent positions nationwide before the end of the year. While positions are available at both corporate and franchised restaurants at multiple levels, Pizza Hut…

Costco wholesale storefront with sign

Costco renting its own container ships to guard against delays caused by the global shipping crisis

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 27, 2021

In an effort to navigate the current global shipping crisis — which has resulted in product shortages and rising costs — Costco is renting its own container ships and containers to import products from Asia to the U.S. and Canada.…

Target storefront in Danvers, Mass.

Target is hiring fewer holiday workers, offering current employees more hours instead

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 27, 2021

While Target still plans to hire some seasonal workers this holiday season, the retailer has announced they will scale back how many people they hire this year, instead offering their current workforce more hours and more flexible schedules through the…

chicken class action

If you bought chicken from 2009 to 2019, you may be eligible for a settlement payment

Tricia Goss  |  September 27, 2021

Depending on where you live, if you have purchased raw chicken in the past, you could have some cash coming your way. A class-action lawsuit called the Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation has resulted in a $181 million settlement of which…

Boppy newborn loungers recalled

Millions of Boppy Loungers recalled after being linked to infant deaths

Tricia Goss  |  September 24, 2021

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and in conjunction with Health Canada, The Boppy Company has issued a voluntary safety recall of the Newborn Lounger to address a risk of infant suffocation. There have been eight…

Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos

Taco Bell launches taco subscription service

Brittany Anas  |  September 22, 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.Out of…

iPhone 13 release: Apple reveals new features

Tricia Goss  |  September 17, 2021

During the September 2021 Apple event, the tech company introduced its latest lineup, including Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Fitness+, iPad, iPad mini and, of course, the iPhone 13. As with the iPhone 12, there are four models in the…

Amazon sign on building in Santa Clara, Calif.

Amazon is raising average starting pay to $18 per hour in bid to attract 125,000 new hires

Tricia Goss  |  September 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.As a…

Person puts letter in mail

Hallmark is giving away free greeting cards

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 14, 2021

Hallmark has a brand new line of greeting cards geared toward rewarding kids for making a difference. To celebrate the launch, they’re giving away 1 million cards from the collection for free. The new Little World Changers collection is full…

This company will pay you $2,000 to drink beer

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 8, 2021

If you consider yourself a beer aficionado and love trying new brews, there’s a chance you can now get paid to drink your way through one of the country’s best cities for beer. Move.org is looking for someone who can help…

Welcome to Vermont state sign on road

Vermont is paying people to move and work there

Tricia Goss  |  September 7, 2021

While it’s not unheard of for an employer to offer relocation packages to desirable candidates, it is a little more unusual for a state to offer this type of incentive. This is especially true when many of the eligible positions…

Amazon Warehouse: What it is and how to shop it

Anna Weaver  |  September 3, 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.You already…

You’ll soon be able to turn in your gently used Ikea furniture for store credit

Tricia Goss  |  September 2, 2021

Ikea has committed to becoming a circular business by 2030. A circular business model modifies the way products and materials flow through the economy, reducing the effects on the environment from production and creation to eventual disposal. To Ikea, this…

Walgreens in Manhattan Beach, California

Walgreen’s raising starting wage to $15 per hour

Tricia Goss  |  September 2, 2021

This year, many states have increased the minimum wage, and numerous stores and restaurants are offering higher pay to attract new employees.  Now Walgreens, the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the U.S., has also committed to raising its starting wage for…

You can save $70 with this popular Nugget knock-off couch for kids

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 1, 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…

Nike closed offices for a week, giving employees time off to focus on mental health

Tricia Goss  |  September 1, 2021

The pandemic has brought mental health awareness to the forefront. Recent data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that in April-June of 2020, 40% of U.S. adults experienced at least one adverse mental or behavioral…

Disney retail storefront

Disney store closing list: Here are the locations going out of business

Marie Rossiter  |  August 24, 2021

More Disney stores will be closing as the company completes the latest round of its retail store closures this September. In March, Disney announced its plans to shutter at least 60 brick-and-mortar locations in 2021 — about a third of…

Toys ‘R’ Us returning in 400 Macy’s stores nationwide

Tricia Goss  |  August 23, 2021

When Toys ‘R’ Us closed all of its U.S. stores in 2018, the nearly-70-year-old toy store chain became a nostalgic memory for millions of children and adults. However, in 2019, a glimmer of hope for fans of the retailer appeared…

Recalled Hostess hot dog buns and hamburger buns

Hostess recalling hot dog and hamburger buns over risk of salmonella, listeria

Marie Rossiter  |  August 19, 2021

If you’ve recently purchased hot dog or hamburger buns for an upcoming barbecue, then you’re going to want to check your pantry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced the recall of Hostess hot dog and hamburger buns due…

Patient injects emergency epinephrine via EpiPen into leg.

If you bought an EpiPen in the last 10 years, you can file a legal claim

Tricia Goss  |  August 19, 2021

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 32 million people in the U.S. have food allergies — including 5.6 million children — and another 9.2 children have skin allergies. On top of that, 10% of the…

Frozen breaded, stuffed chicken recalled due to salmonella outbreak

Tricia Goss  |  August 12, 2021

Take a minute to check your freezer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Food Safety Alert, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced a recall due to a…

Teachers can get up to $599 from Chipotle to buy school supplies

Kate Streit  |  August 10, 2021

Back-to-school time is here, which means it’s time for teachers and students to stock up on school supplies for the classroom. Did you know that many teachers buy their own school supplies? In fact, American teachers spend an average of…

Stamps

Postage stamp cost is going up again

Tricia Goss  |  August 10, 2021

If you like to send cards or pay bills by mail, you might want to stock up on stamps soon. The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that it will increase postage rates later this month. The following rates for…

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