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Amazon is recalling 260,000 power bank chargers

Kate Streit  |  March 15, 2018

If you have a charger you purchased from Amazon, you may want to take a closer look at it. According to a Consumer Reports piece published on March 13, the retailer is now recalling 260,000 portable Power Bank battery chargers. The…

Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery service to 100 cities

Augusta Statz  |  March 14, 2018

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your Walmart groceries delivered right to your door? Well, Walmart recently announced that they’re expanding their grocery delivery service to even more cities. According to a press release, the retailer will expand its online…

Here’s what Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory would cost to run today

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 13, 2018

If you’re a fan of Willy Wonka, it’s probably safe to assume you dreamed of winning a golden ticket and touring his candy factory when you were a kid, right? As an adult—although you’d mostly likely still love a tour—perhaps…

Claire’s could be the next retailer to file for bankruptcy

Scripps News  |  March 12, 2018

Claire’s, the fashion and accessories chain that’s a staple of suburban malls across the country, could be the next retailer to file for bankruptcy, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg reports that Claire’s will have $1.4 billion in debt mature this year, and…

Chris Madden Emerges As A Competitor To Martha Stewart

13 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About JCPenney

Brittany Anas  |  March 8, 2018

JCPenney is one of the country’s largest department stores, with about 875 stores in the United States and a brand that’s become synonymous with suburban malls. At this one-stop shop, customers can shop for clothes and appliances, and also get…

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T.J. Maxx: 13 things you probably didn’t know about the retail chain

Natalie Gould Tomko  |  March 7, 2018

If you’re anything like me, you’re a tried and true Maxxinista. From clothing to home decor and baby shower gifts, you visit T.J. Maxx on the regular. You wouldn’t dream of paying full price for something when you know you…

Richard Branson is hiring an assistant to help run his private Caribbean island

Kate Streit  |  March 7, 2018

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson leads a pretty fabulous life. Since 1978, he has primarily lived on Necker Island, a private retreat in the British Virgin Islands. Now, the billionaire businessman is hiring an assistant, who will get to live…

Walmart consistently beats Amazon’s prices—Except for in this 1 category, study says

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  March 6, 2018

Amazon and Walmart both have loyal customer bases, but when it comes to the best deals, which retailer do you think wins the price war? A new study set out to determine exactly that, and the results were surprising. For years,…

425 Million Jackpot Draws Hopeful Lottery Ticket Buyers

This Couple Won $27 Million Using Math To Hack The Lottery

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 5, 2018

If you ever slacked off in math class, thinking “I’ll never use this” (I know, me too), we have a story that just may make you wish you paid a little closer attention in school. The tale begins with husband…

This Man Is Getting Paid $10,000 A Month To Explore Cancun

Kate Streit  |  March 5, 2018

How would you like to get paid to hang out in Cancun? How does $10,000 a month sound? It sounds like a fantasy job, but it’s a real role. Last year, Cancun.com announced that they were looking to hire a…

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Dumpster diving leads man to fill pantry with $1,000 of food found in trash

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  March 1, 2018

On any typical day, you may find Rob Greenfield inside of a dumpster. No, the Florida resident is not homeless or even down on his luck, Greenfield is simply a man who hates food waste and has traveled the country…

Bank Sues Customer After ATM Gave Out $100s Instead Of $5s

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 23, 2018

Picture this—you drive up to your local ATM, looking to get a few dollars from your bank account. But instead of getting the $5 you’ve requested, you get $100. No, this isn’t a hidden camera prank. A bank in Wichita, Kansas,…

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5 Class-Action Lawsuit Payouts From Popular Brands You’ll Want To Know About

Natalie Gould Tomko  |  February 23, 2018

Keeping an eye out for class-action lawsuit settlements has long been a favorite activity for budgeters and penny pinchers. Turns out, you can make a little money from taking a few minutes to fill out some forms. While some pay just…

Reports say Instant Pot cookers are melting and overheating

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 23, 2018

Chances are that you or someone you know either owns—or wants to own—an Instant Pot. They’re easy, quick and there are so many recipes, it’s unsurprising that they’ve become so popular. In fact, they were selling out even before the holidays last…

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Bill Gates has no clue what groceries cost

Kate Streit  |  February 22, 2018

It’s no secret that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is extremely wealthy. As such, it’s not hard to imagine that he may be a little out of touch with everyday people. Those who are rich and famous often have a whole…

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You Can Now Buy Kids’ Clothes Online From T.J. Maxx

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 20, 2018

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…

How Much Is Lady Gaga Worth?

Chelsea Davis  |  February 16, 2018

We know her, we love her and we’re constantly amazed by her over-the-top performances. Her incredible talent and passion for what she does and her fans has launched her into unparalleled levels of success in the music industry—2017 was a…

Ikea just lowered its delivery fee

Augusta Statz  |  February 15, 2018

Ikea is a great place to turn for simple, modern furniture and housewares at affordable prices. But if you’ve ever been left questioning your purchase based on the delivery fee, you’re certainly not alone: The furniture retailer’s notorious for its…

An Amazon Fulfilment Centre Prepares For Black Friday

This couple keeps receiving free items from Amazon—but they want it to stop

Kate Streit  |  February 15, 2018

Coming home and seeing that a package you ordered from Amazon has arrived is one of those small pleasures that can make your day. However, one couple from Acton, Massachusetts, has been inundated with packages from the online retailer. The…

Disney ticket prices are going up—this is how you can save money

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 13, 2018

If you thought a trip to Disney World was already expensive, just wait—prices have gone up at both Walt Disney World in Orlando and at Disneyland in California. According to the Associated Press, “value” days at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will now cost $109…

Kraft Agree A Takeover Deal For Cadbury

Cadbury Is Looking To Hire Chocolate Testers

Kate Streit  |  February 12, 2018

Usually when someone is accused of spending their days “sitting around eating bonbons,” it is meant to be an insult. You might feel differently, however, about getting paid to while away the hours munching on chocolate—and it turns out this…

Mark Zuckerberg Awarded With Axel Springer Award In Berlin

Here’s who gave away the most money in 2017

Kate Streit  |  February 8, 2018

America’s 50 most generous charitable donors gave away a combined $14.7 billion last year, up from $5.6 billion in 2016, according to the Philanthropy 50, an annual report compiled by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. According to the publication, this year’s…

Step2 is looking for toy testers—here’s how to apply

Augusta Statz  |  February 7, 2018

Step2, the maker of play kitchens and more, is offering the chance for your children to test out some of Spring 2018’s latest and greatest toys. It’s simple to apply, and with a deadline of Feb. 8, you’re going to…

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This is why these highly paid NFL players also hold down side jobs

Augusta Statz  |  February 6, 2018

Playing professional football isn’t exactly a cushy job—what, with all of the tackling and constant injuries—but it is a lucrative one. According to Fox Business, the minimum salary for NFL players during the 2016-2017 season was $450,000. But, even with…

Police warn about yet another Netflix scam

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 5, 2018

For the second time in less than a year, Netflix customers are the target of an email scam. The last one, in September 2017, hit some customers in the U.K., but the latest is targeting binge-watchers right here in the…

Best Buy Posts First Quarterly Profit In A Year

Best Buy will stop selling CDs this summer

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 5, 2018

There’s no other way to say it—growing up in the ’90s was pretty awesome. Sure, we didn’t really have the internet and we couldn’t watch 18 episodes of our favorite show all in a row, but we had other—dare I…

This Chart Shows How Much Super Bowl Ads Cost Every Year Since 1967

Brittany Anas  |  February 2, 2018

Your Super Bowl party might be divided when it comes to cheering for the Patriots or the Eagles. But, one thing everyone is rooting for: Amazing commercials. And, actually, nearly one in four viewers on Sunday will be watching the…

Elon Musk’s company just released $500 flamethrowers—and they’re selling like hotcakes

Kenza Moller  |  January 30, 2018

It seemed to have started off as a joke: Tesla CEO Elon Musk told fans back in December that his infrastructure and tunneling company—fantastically-named The Boring Company—would begin selling flamethrowers if it sold out of its 50,000 promotional The Boring Company…

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Grumpy Cat Just Won $710K In A Lawsuit— And She’s Still Grumpy

Chelsea Davis  |  January 26, 2018

You know her and you love her. And now in addition to being more wildly famous than you, she’s also that much richer. Her name? Tardar Sauce. Otherwise known as the one and only Grumpy Cat, the cat whose scowl…

How 50 Cent accidentally became a bitcoin millionaire

Chelsea Davis  |  January 25, 2018

Remember back in 2015 when hip-hop mogul and serial entrepreneur Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson went broke and was forced to file bankruptcy, despite having amassed a fortune of nearly $25 million? If you don’t, here’s a refresher: Known for surviving a…

Sign Up For Chipotle’s Reading Rewards Program And Your Kids Can Get Free Food

Sarah Kuta  |  January 25, 2018

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.Chipotle’s Reading…

Toyota's New Prius Hybrid Cars To Go On Sale In October

The top 15 cars that owners keep for at least 15 years

Clint Davis  |  January 25, 2018

It’s common knowledge that once you drive a new car off the lot, it immediately loses a ton of its value. But some cars hold onto their worth much longer than others. A new study shows which vehicle models have…

There are job openings at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle

Jennifer Nied  |  January 24, 2018

Even though Prince Harry is off the market—crushing many a princess dream—that doesn’t mean the palace doors are completely closed. While the title is nowhere near as glamorous as duchess, The Royal Household recently posted a job opportunity on LinkedIn…

Amazon Buys Whole Foods For Over 13 Billion

Amazon Opens Its First Cashierless Supermarket—Look Inside the Store of the Future

Sarah Kuta  |  January 23, 2018

If you haven’t heard yet, Amazon recently opened a new store. That wouldn’t necessarily be news on its own, but Amazon’s new store is different. There are no checkout lines—none. And no cashiers, either. Instead, customers just walk out with…

Grand Opening Of Amazon Fulfillment Center Features State Of The Art Technology

Amazon Prime members, your monthly fee is going up

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 22, 2018

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 people…

This woman came back from a trip to find a strange couple living in her house

Bridget Sharkey  |  January 19, 2018

It’s always nice to return home after a long vacation. But not so much if you come home and find a family of strangers living in your house. That was what happened to 75-year-old Katherine Lang of Beaufort, South Carolina.…

Wells Fargo Post Higher Than Expected Quarterly Earnings

Wells Fargo glitch empties bank accounts

Tricia Goss  |  January 19, 2018

It’s the stuff of nightmares: You hand over your debit card to pay for a cart full of groceries, try to cover lunch for you and a friend or attempt to withdraw some pocket money from an ATM only to…

Chrysler recalls thousands of Pacifica minivans for potentially dangerous engine problem

Kate Streit  |  January 18, 2018

Chrysler is recalling nearly 154,000 Pacifica minivans in the U.S. because of a potential engine problem. The affected models include all 2017 Chrysler Pacificas, with the exception of hybrid models. The recall comes after complaints about the minivans’ engine stalling…

Japanese company uses capes to embarrass employees who work too much

Bridget Sharkey  |  January 17, 2018

I’ll admit it: When I worked a 9–5 job, I always tried to get out the door as fast as possible at the end of the day. By the time the clock hit 4:55, my computer would be off, my…

Now You Can Get Paid To Eat Chicken Nuggets

Brittany Anas  |  January 17, 2018

So you didn’t nab the New York Times travel job that pays a writer to spin around the globe for a year. Nor did you apply for that epic craft beer historian job the Smithsonian Museum posted. And it’s a…

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If you can’t resist those rotisserie chickens at the grocery store, you’re not alone

Kate Streit  |  January 17, 2018

Sometimes you just need a quick, satisfying dinner for the whole family. Oh, and affordable would be nice too. For those times, picking up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery is a go-to for many busy families across the country.…

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Your old Polly Pocket toys could be worth hundreds on eBay

Carrie Murphy  |  January 17, 2018

Were you a fan of Polly Pocket as a kid? I sure was. My sister and I both owned a few of the tiny plastic doll sets, which were sort of like a combination of a dollhouse and carry-all. The…

Oprah giveaway scam: Impersonators are trying to lure victims

Brittany Anas  |  January 16, 2018

You know the expression: If it sounds too good to be true, well, it probably is. Yet, fake giveaways are among the biggest scams trending on social media. Here’s how they typically work: Scammers pose as big brands (like Best…

BJ’s Wants Laid-Off Sam’s Club Employees To Know They’re Hiring

Bridget Sharkey  |  January 12, 2018

On Thursday, January 11th, Walmart announced that it will be closing several of their Sam’s Club warehouse locations. The decision means that they will lay off 10 percent of their 110,000 Sam’s Club workforce, or around 11,000 people. In total, 63…

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More Than 60 Sam’s Club Stores Are Abruptly Being Shut Down

Chelsea Davis  |  January 11, 2018

Many Sam’s Club employees today found out that they no longer had jobs in the worst way possible: The doors to their workplace were simply locked with a note posted stating the closure. But, according to Walmart—which owns Sam’s Club—these…

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More Retailers Are Rolling Out Self-Serve Checkout Options—Are Cashiers Going Away Altogether?

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 11, 2018

By now, most of us are familiar with self-checkouts. You pick out your items, wait in line, scan them and bag them yourself. Now, some stores are taking it a step further—allowing you to scan and bag your groceries while you…

Customers are complaining about empty shelves at Whole Foods

Bridget Sharkey  |  January 11, 2018

Whole Foods is generally considered a mecca for those who love healthy food and organic options, but many disgruntled customers are saying that the grocery store chain has gone downhill ever since Amazon took over. Most notably, Whole Foods shoppers…

A woman returned her ‘dead’ Christmas tree to Costco in January—and she got her money back

Bridget Sharkey  |  January 11, 2018

A woman in California just returned a dead Christmas tree to Costco for a full refund. Yes, you read that right. She took her dying Christmas tree back to Costco on Jan. 4 in order to get her money back—and…

Jeff Bezos And John Kerry Attend Opening Ceremony For New Washington Post HQ

Here are all the companies that have made Jeff Bezos the richest man in the world

Chelsea Davis  |  January 10, 2018

With a net worth of $105.1 billion, Jeff Bezos has officially replaced Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Bezos surpasses Gates by around $12 billion, though we shouldn’t forget that Gates has given away loads of money to his…

This Is Why Ikea Is Asking Women to Pee on Its Ad

Bridget Sharkey  |  January 10, 2018

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