This company will pay you $1,000 to binge watch every episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 9, 2021

If you’re a superfan of “Grey’s Anatomy,” you now have a chance to get paid just for binge-watching the popular medical drama. Company NiceRX is looking for someone who is willing to watch every episode and keep track of how…

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Target will pay tuition for business courses for all employees

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 5, 2021

Target employees are about to get a nice perk. The company has just announced it will pay tuition for business courses for everyone who works for the retailer. All U.S.-based Target employees will be eligible for debt-free select undergraduate degrees,…

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Teachers can once again get classroom pets—for free—through grant program

Tricia Goss  |  August 4, 2021

It’s that time of year again! As parents count down the days to the new school year, teachers are busy shopping for everything students will need in the classroom, such as school supplies, new books — and maybe even a…

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Popular baby carrot brands recalled for salmonella contamination

Marie Rossiter  |  July 28, 2021

If you and your family keep carrots in your refrigerator to enjoy as a quick, healthy snack, then you need to know about a new food recall. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an announcement on July 21 about…

DNR auctioning off nearly 100 properties, including waterfront land along Lake Michigan

WXYZ News  |  July 27, 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 Michigan…

White House: More eligible for lower mortgage payments with foreclosure moratorium set to expire

Scripps News  |  July 27, 2021

With the federal foreclosure moratorium set to expire next week, the Biden administration on Friday announced it was taking steps to prevent some foreclosure for those with government-backed mortgages. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it…

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Taco Bell says it’s experiencing a national ingredient shortage

Scripps News  |  July 27, 2021

For the past year and a half, supply chains across the world have been disrupted by mandated shutdowns and worker shortages, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest victim of supply chain disruption? Taco Bell. According to a banner…

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Stores and restaurants offering higher wages and bonuses to attract workers

Clint Davis  |  July 23, 2021

As vaccination levels have risen across the United States, the strict restrictions faced by many of the businesses consumers count on every day have started falling away. That has lead to countless job openings in retail and food service. In…

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Spirit Halloween hiring 35,000 seasonal employees

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 23, 2021

While we still have a bit of summer left, fall is quickly approaching — and that means that Halloween is also creeping up. If you’re looking for some spooky seasonal work, you might find it with Spirit Halloween, which is…

Netflix is adding video games to existing subscriptions

Tricia Goss  |  July 23, 2021

People might still be spending plenty of time at home watching movies and bingeing TV shows, but with so many streaming platforms available, Netflix is struggling to gain new customers. The subscription-based streaming content giant only had a net gain…

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Company is hiring people to watch shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 21, 2021

If you’d rather stay home all day watching your favorite shows instead of going to work (and who wouldn’t?!), there’s an opportunity you don’t want to pass up. Writing platform EduBirdie is looking to hire people to watch Netflix and…

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If you’re unvaccinated, you’ll have to buy travel insurance in order to be allowed on certain cruise lines

Jenn Fields  |  July 15, 2021

Unvaccinated passengers sailing out of Florida will soon have to buy a travel insurance policy before they can board a ship in the Carnival Cruise line. Carnival’s new COVID policy requiring unvaccinated travelers to show proof of travel insurance goes…

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Papa John’s is offering $400 bonuses amid labor shortage

Anna Weaver  |  July 13, 2021

Papa John’s is offering hiring, referral and appreciation bonuses to both new and current employees in an effort to hire more workers, to the tune of $2.5 million throughout 2021. Current corporate team members will get $50 for every new…

You can get 58-cent short stacks of pancakes for IHOP’s anniversary

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 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.Restaurant chain…

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Here’s how to get a free Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos taco from Taco Bell

Kate Emswiler  |  July 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.Flamin’ Hot…

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Walmart is launching a private label insulin brand

Tricia Goss  |  July 8, 2021

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million Americans live with diabetes. On average, the cost of medical expenses for people with diagnosed diabetes is approximately 2.3 times higher than for people without diabetes, much of that due…

How to download Windows 11 for free

Anna Weaver  |  June 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.Windows is…

Warren Buffett gave another $4.1 billion to charity

Tricia Goss  |  June 28, 2021

Along with a reputation for being the most successful investor of the 20th century, Warren Buffett is also known for being a generous philanthropist. In 2006, he committed to gradually give all of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to philanthropic foundations…

Nominate a couple to win a dream honeymoon ‘do-over’

Tricia Goss  |  June 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.According to…

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McDonald’s is rolling out a new rewards program and customers can get free food

Marie Rossiter  |  June 18, 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.McDonald’s has…

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Beef prices rising as grilling season heats up

WXYZ News  |  June 17, 2021

Just as grilling season kicks into high gear with summer on the way, beef prices are shooting up again. If you’re planning to buy steaks, prepare yourself to pay more. Allison Homan, the owner of Lehr’s Prime Market in Milford,…

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USDA predicts grocery prices will continue to rise in 2021

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 10, 2021

If you’ve been to a grocery store lately, filled up your gas tank or tried to buy lumber for a project, you’re well aware that a lot of things are more expensive since the calendar flipped from 2020 to 2021.…

Amazon Sidewalk opt out: How to make sure your Wi-Fi isn’t being shared with your neighbors

John Matarese  |  June 4, 2021

A new feature from Amazon is raising privacy concerns. That’s because it wants to share your Wi-Fi signal with your neighbors, and some homeowners are saying that’s one step too far. Amazon is coming into our homes more every day,…

Ikea recalling bowls, plates and mugs

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 19, 2021

If you’ve purchased any bowls, plates or mugs from Ikea within the last two years, they may be involved in a recall. Ikea is voluntarily recalling Heroisk and Talrika bowls, plates and mugs made from PLA (polylactic acid or polylactide)…

Child tax credit 2021: Here’s when parents will start receiving advance monthly payments

Anna Weaver  |  May 18, 2021

Parents who might feel they can’t catch a break since the COVID-19 pandemic will have something to look forward to on July 15. That’s the date the IRS sends the first of six monthly payments from the 2021 Child Tax…

Chipotle is raising wages and hiring 20,000 workers

Kate Streit  |  May 12, 2021

In a bid to attract more employees, Chipotle is raising its average hourly wage to $15 per hour. The fast-casual Mexican chain plans to hire 20,000 workers and open 200 new locations this year. Chipotle will also offer a $200…

Free Crocs for healthcare workers: Here’s how to get your pair

Tricia Goss  |  May 11, 2021

In March 2020, Crocs gave away more than 860,000 (valued at $40 million) pairs of shoes to healthcare workers who showed up to provide care in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic. A little more than a year into the…

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This company will pay you $1,500 to take a nap every day for a month

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 10, 2021

Most of the time, falling asleep on the job is not exactly the way to become employee of the month. If you’re working for the website Eachnight, however, falling asleep is not only a welcome part of the job, but…

Hershey’s recalls chocolate shell topping nationwide

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 7, 2021

If you’ve purchased Hershey’s chocolate shell topping recently, you may want to check your cupboard. The company is voluntarily recalling 7.25-ounce bottles of Chocolate Shell Topping due to a mistake that resulted in almonds being included in the product. The…

Peloton recall: What you need to know about the treadmills that have caused injuries and 1 death

Marie Rossiter  |  May 6, 2021

At-home fitness company Peloton recalled two of its exercise equipment products on May 5, reversing an earlier decision to ignore safety concerns from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Back on April 17, the CPSC issued an “urgent warning” press…

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Chipotle giving healthcare workers free burritos

Tricia Goss  |  May 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.It’s no…

This McDonald’s is paying people $50 just to come in for an interview

Kate Streit  |  April 29, 2021

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant industry is experiencing a staff shortage. To incentivize new workers, a Tampa, Florida-area McDonald’s location is offering people $50 just to come in for an interview. Blake Casper owns that location…

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Why paper and lumber prices are soaring in 2021

John Matarese  |  April 23, 2021

What do toilet paper and lumber to build your home have in common? Wood. And prices of everything that uses wood are heading up sharply. If you think toilet paper is a bit pricey now, ever since last year’s shortage,…

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Walmart is carrying tween clothing line Justice

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 19, 2021

Nearly a year after Ascena Retail Group closed 600 of their 800 Justice stores, Walmart is now carrying the tween clothing brand. While there has been no formal announcement, browsing Walmart’s website shows a variety of Justice-brand items. The majority…

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Get 3 free greeting cards from Hallmark

Tricia Goss  |  April 19, 2021

Sure, you can send a text or DM someone on social media to let them know you are thinking of them. But there is nothing quite as meaningful as receiving an old-fashioned greeting card in your mailbox. As part of…

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Get paid $2,400 to watch 24 hours of true crime TV

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 11, 2021

Are you a fan of true crime? I mean, really a fan, as in, can you easily fall asleep to documentaries about serial killers without having nightmares? If your answer is yes, MagellanTV has an opportunity you won’t want to…

LG is shutting down its smartphone business

Anna Weaver  |  April 6, 2021

The third-largest manufacturer of mobile phones in North America has decided to focus on other areas of its business, from robotics and artificial intelligence to electric vehicle components. LG Electronics announced on April 5 that it will be ending its…

How to get a free Febreze Plug-In

Marie Rossiter  |  April 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.Do you…

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You can now get 2 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts with vaccination card

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 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.After giving…

Lego is hiring its first-ever Kid Creative Director

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 17, 2021

It goes without saying that the past year has been hard on everyone — including kids. Whether they had school at home or in-person, chances are most children spent more time at home than usual, likely away from their friends.…

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Status of stimulus check: How to find out when you’ll get yours

Tricia Goss  |  March 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.On March…

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Kia is recalling nearly 380,000 vehicles due to fire risk

Marie Rossiter  |  March 11, 2021

Car manufacturer Kia just announced a recall for two of its vehicles due to a fire risk from a potential electrical shortage. A report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated Kia is recalling all 2017-2019 Kia Cadenzas…

Stimulus check calculator estimates how much you’ll receive

Kate Streit  |  March 11, 2021

Wondering how much money you can expect with the next stimulus check? The American Rescue Plan Act will provide $1,400 direct payments to individuals making up to $75,000 per year and expands the child tax credit up to $3,600 per…

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City gave low-income residents $500 per month for 2 years and here are the results of the experiment

Marie Rossiter  |  March 5, 2021

Two years ago, the city of Stockton, California, launched a financial experiment that leaders hoped would help break the poverty cycle for their citizens. The city launched a donation-funded basic universal income program over a two-year period. Now, the results…

American Express is giving $1 million in grants to historic small restaurants

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  March 3, 2021

From neighborhood coffee shops to hole-in-the-wall eateries, small restaurants have been among the businesses hardest hit by Covid-19. It’s been estimated that, as of December 2020, 17% of all U.S. restaurants have permanently shut down.  Although restrictions on the food…

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Costco raising minimum wage for employees

Tricia Goss  |  March 1, 2021

Costco will raise its minimum starting wage starting next week, CEO W. Craig Jelinek revealed during a Senate panel hearing on Feb. 25.

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Walmart is raising wages for 425,000 US employees

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 26, 2021

Walmart has announced it will be raising wages for about a third of its workforce following a hectic year in the industry due to the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning March 13, 425,000 of Walmart’s nearly 1.5 million employees will receive a…

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Some farmworkers now eligible for extra pay as frontline workers

Tricia Goss  |  February 24, 2021

California’s Coachella Valley is one of the state’s largest crop-growing regions, known for producing bell peppers, citrus, dates and grapes. In early February, when the Coachella City Council passed an emergency ordinance to provide an additional $4 per hour to…

Student loan interest freeze: Check if your loan is eligible

Tricia Goss  |  February 23, 2021

Recent data shows that 44.7 million Americans carry $1.71 trillion in total U.S. student loan debt. For the time being, payments on those loans can wait, and interest will not accrue. On Jan. 20, the White House posted the following…

Toro recalls snowblower due to amputation risk

Tricia Goss  |  February 22, 2021

If you have recently had several inches of snow, wait before you head to the garage to start your snowblower. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that the Toro brand has voluntarily recalled one of its snowblower models…

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