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Spirit Airlines will soon let you book flights via text message

Anna Weaver  |  August 27, 2019

As of Sept. 1, customers will be able to use a chatbot to initially set up their desired flights.

IHOP To Buy Applebees Chain For $1.9 Billion

Here’s how you can score free IHOP pancakes

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 27, 2019

There is precisely one thing better than pancakes — free pancakes. IHOP knows that to be true and gives their pancakes away multiple times a year.

You could win a free pair of dog goggles for your pup

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 23, 2019

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…

This boot company needs people to test its boots

Augusta Statz  |  August 22, 2019

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…

Crispin Pearsecco is giving away a $10,000 pear-shaped engagement ring

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 20, 2019

If you’re thinking of proposing to the love of your life anytime soon, you’re probably well aware that engagement rings are one of the biggest wedding-associated costs. Even if you don’t fork over some serious cash and go the celebrity…

You can now rent clothes from Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s and other popular retailers

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 20, 2019

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.There’s no…

Disney World’s $79 ‘mid-day’ tickets are perfect for people who don’t like to get up early

Marie Rossiter  |  August 20, 2019

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 Walt…

Adorable fall decor you can buy on Amazon for under $25

Kate Streit  |  August 19, 2019

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.Summer’s not…

Bugatti’s new hypercar sold for $18.7 million, making it the most expensive car ever

Chelsea Davis  |  August 15, 2019

Car fans, get ready to start drooling. Bugatti’s $18.7 million hypercar, the La Voiture Noire, has been sold to an anonymous buyer, making it the most expensive new car ever sold. The La Voiture Noire was presented to the world…

Millions of Holocaust records are now available for free online for the first time

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 15, 2019

Knowing more about where you’re from and the history of your family via an ancestral DNA test is becoming increasingly popular. Stories like the one of Walter Gordy and Mark Tolson, friends who discovered they were brothers via a DNA…

Jimmy John’s is giving away $250,000 to one lucky customer to buy a new house

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 15, 2019

There comes a time in everyone’s life that you really want food that’s not from your fridge … but you also don’t want to leave the house. Thanks to apps like GrubHub and UberEats, you can get everything from Taco…

Serena Williams is rolling out a Wheaties box celebrating women’s soccer, and every single cent will go to charity

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 15, 2019

If you’ve ever dreamed of being an athlete, you may have also pictured yourself on a Wheaties box. For the four-time world champion U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT), that dream is now a reality, thanks to a partnership with…

Get paid $1,000 to taste bacon for a day with this internship

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 13, 2019

There’s now a job out there that involves sampling bacon — you can get paid to eat it! The job is posted by Farmer Boys, which is a burger chain in California and Nevada that has a farm-to-table philosophy. It’s…

A Danish bank is basically paying people to borrow money to buy houses

Kate Streit  |  August 12, 2019

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…

You can now get a SodaStream that looks like the clear phone from the ’90s

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 9, 2019

I have a ton of fond memories of growing up in the ’90s. From the fashion and music to the movies (“Titanic” will forever be my favorite) and accessories, the fact that we all made it out without Jelly sandals…

QVC now offers a beauty subscription box, and here’s what in the first one

Kate Streit  |  August 9, 2019

As if we weren’t already throwing all of our money at various subscription boxes, home shopping company QVC has launched its first beauty subscription box. It’s called TILI Try It, Love It, and each month’s box is a collaboration with…

Apple Watch Available at Retail Locations

What you need to know about Apple’s new credit card

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 9, 2019

Apple has long dominated the consumer electronics space and now this tech giant is expanding into yet another business: Credit. But most people can’t get the new Apple Card just yet. CNN reported that hundreds of thousands of people asked…

Pizza Hut is closing hundreds of restaurants

Bridget Sharkey  |  August 8, 2019

Pizza Hut has just announced that they will be closing hundreds of restaurants in the next two years. The company is closing locations as part of its plan to move away from their dine-in restaurants and toward home delivery and…

Disney’s new streaming service will offer a bundle that includes Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 8, 2019

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 looks…

Olive Garden is bringing back its ‘Never Ending Pasta Pass’

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 7, 2019

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…

Perkins and Marie Callender’s parent company is filing for bankruptcy and closing restaurants

Bridget Sharkey  |  August 6, 2019

Bad news for Perkins fans and employees: The company has filed for bankruptcy again, and Perkins and Marie Callender’s locations across the country will close as part of the filing. Perkins has struggled with franchises going dark as their parent…

Here’s how to enter to win a free trip to the Margaritaville Resort

Jennifer Nied  |  August 6, 2019

Shark Week took place last week on the Discovery Channel and is now over, but fans can still keep that exploratory spirit alive. That’s because LandShark Lager, the island-style brew, wants to give people a real-life shark experience and a…

Lady Gaga launched her own makeup line, and here’s where you can buy it

Augusta Statz  |  August 5, 2019

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.Lady Gaga…

New Sodium Warning Rule On Chain Restaurant Menus Takes Effect In NYC

Applebee’s August $1 drink of the month is a Mai Tai

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 5, 2019

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.Summer is…

Nearly half of households can’t find $400 to cover an emergency

Mandy Gambrell  |  August 1, 2019

If we aren’t able to cover a $400 emergency expense, we probably aren’t saving enough for retirement. That’s the belief behind a question the government asked on a recent survey in which it found 39% of people said they would…

This Scottish island wants to hire a sheep warden

Jessica Suss  |  August 1, 2019

Are you sick of your desk job? Do you crave salty sea air, adventure and … sheep? If this job description sounds up your alley, then you should apply to be a sheep warden on the remote Scottish island of…

Uber Eats is giving away 1 million White Castle sliders

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 31, 2019

You might know White Castle from your own visits to the fast-food chain. Or you might know it from the 2004 comedy about two friends who go on an adventure driving to one. In either case, there’s reason to celebrate.…

Olive Garden is now offering $5 take-home entrees all year long

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 31, 2019

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.One of…

Gap To Close A Quarter Of US Stores By 2016

Gap and Banana Republic are giving out discount coupons as part of this class-action settlement

Jessica Suss  |  July 31, 2019

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.Several years…

RetailMeNot wants to pay you to go on a $5,000 shopping spree

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 31, 2019

Being able to turn your favorite thing into an actual paying job is a dream come true. Whether it’s writing (me!), being a singer or actress, starting your own business or teaching yoga, the saying “do what you love and…

New Orleans Wrestles With Homeless Pets After Katrina

This police department let people pay off parking tickets with donations to an animal shelter

Jessica Suss  |  July 31, 2019

Things we dislike: parking tickets. Things we like: helping the animals. Things we definitely like: being able to pay off parking tickets with donations to the animal shelter. It’s not a ridiculous idea, either. The police department in Muncie, Indiana,…

Hotel room door open

Hotels are facing a growing backlash against resort fees—here’s what you need to know

Mandy Gambrell  |  July 26, 2019

Have you thoroughly checked your receipt after a stay at a hotel lately? It may include resort fees you were unaware of when you made the decision to stay at the hotel — and the price may have been way…

Equifax Key

You could get up to $20,000 in the Equifax settlement — here’s what you need to know

Marie Rossiter  |  July 23, 2019

Credit reporting and monitoring agency Equifax could pay almost $700 million in a class action settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that was announced by the company on July 22. The proposed settlement comes in response to numerous lawsuits resulting…

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You can now enroll your kids in the Pizza Hut Book It program so they can read to get free pizza

Marie Rossiter  |  July 19, 2019

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.Getting kids…

Toys 'R' Us Files For Bankruptcy

Toys ‘R’ Us is coming back, but with some big changes

Kathleen St. John  |  July 19, 2019

In a win for your happy childhood memories, Toys “R” Us announced Thursday that the toy-store chain will begin to reopen later this year. More than 700 Toys “R” Us locations closed in 2018 after the company filed for bankruptcy…

Wendy's Sells Major Stake In Arby's To Private Equity Group

Here’s How To Get Free Baconator Fries From Wendy’s

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 18, 2019

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…

All Charming Charlie stores are closing for good and there is a sale happening now

Mandy Gambrell  |  July 16, 2019

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.Some Charming…

Mark your calendars for back-to-school tax-free shopping days in these states

Marie Rossiter  |  July 12, 2019

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but back-to-school time is quickly approaching. The lazy days of summer are flying by, and before you know it, the kids will be returning to the classroom. While students are still…

AT&T will soon automatically block robocalls

Augusta Statz  |  July 11, 2019

More and more entities are looking to crack down on robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission announced Operation Call It Quits, an initiative with the sole mission of putting an end to fraudulent calls, back in June, following the announcement from…

McLaren is selling a $400 electric car for kids

Kathleen St. John  |  July 4, 2019

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 of…

Pier 1 Imports Considers Closing 15 Percent Of Its Stores After Disappointing 4th Quarter

Pier 1 Imports Is Closing More Stores

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 28, 2019

If you’re a fan of Pier 1 Imports, prepare yourself for some bad news. After announcing in April that the store would be closing 45 locations, they have added 12 more stores to the list, for a total of 57.…

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates 45th Anniversary to Colorful Fanfare

Disney Just Released a Vacation Package For First-Timers

Brooke McDonald  |  June 28, 2019

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.There are…

Prime Day best-sellers from years past you may want to buy ahead of time

Marie Rossiter  |  June 27, 2019

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.Get ready,…

Close up of hands holding phone with unknown caller

The Federal Trade Commission is planning a major crackdown on robocalls

Augusta Statz  |  June 25, 2019

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’ve all…

New stainless steel refrigerator in kitchen

This Chart From Consumer Reports Shows Who Makes the Most Reliable Appliances

Kate Streit  |  June 24, 2019

Home appliances are generally a big investment. Because of the high price tag, you want to make sure you’re making a good purchase that will function well for years to come. To get a sense of which brands are best…

Lowe's Reports Rise In Earnings As Economy And Housing Market Strengthen

Your Kids Will Love To Build A Free Ice Cream Truck at Lowe’s on July 13

Augusta Statz  |  June 19, 2019

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.I scream!…

You Can Get Paid $10,000 to Travel the Country & Eat BBQ Ribs

Kate Streit  |  June 19, 2019

Traveling the country and chowing down on ribs sounds like a great way to spend your summer. How about getting $10,000 to do it?  Believe it or not, this dream gig exists. Reynolds Wrap is hiring a Chief Grilling Officer,…

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You Can Buy One Whopper, Get One Free At Burger King

Marie Rossiter  |  June 14, 2019

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…

Michelin Is Making New ‘Puncture-Proof’ Tires

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  June 13, 2019

Flat tires and blowouts may soon be a thing of the past, if Michelin’s latest venture pans out. The company has teamed up with General Motors to create the first-ever airless, puncture-proof tires. Michelin recently unveiled a prototype at the…

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Target Doubles Paid Family Leave For Workers And Offers Backup Childcare

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  June 12, 2019

Not only is Target a family-friendly place to shop (especially because of the toy department and the food court) but now, thanks to a new parental leave policy, the retailer is becoming an even better place for parents to work.…

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