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Bissell is giving away 300 Little Green Pet Pros to new pet parents

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 28, 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.Adopting a…

How To Avoid Credit Card Debt This Holiday Season

John Matarese  |  November 28, 2022

It’s always rewarding to buy someone else the perfect gift for the holidays, but not if it means taking on more debt, especially this year. That’s because credit card rates are now at a 30-year high, which can make those…

Inflatable hot tub is on sale for less than $300 today

Marie Rossiter  |  November 25, 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.We all…

New Balance shoes are on sale for less than $40 today on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  November 25, 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.The deals…

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Health Gadgets That Make Great Holiday Gifts

John Matarese  |  November 22, 2022

There are so many new gadgets out there to help you monitor your health. Some of them could make a great holiday gift for a family member. Most of us have all the TVs and Alexa devices we need, after…

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Thanksgiving shopping weekend expected to break pre-pandemic levels

Scripps News  |  November 21, 2022

Even with inflation and most retailers now closed on Thanksgiving itself, the upcoming holiday weekend is expected to garner more shoppers than before the pandemic. According to the National Retail Federation, 166.3 million consumers are expected to shop this weekend,…

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Buy this $6 Denny’s T-shirt and you could get free breakfast for a year

Marie Rossiter  |  November 21, 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.Some lucky…

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Disney World announces ticket cost increases, with pricing to vary by park

Brooke McDonald  |  November 21, 2022

Like most things in life lately, a trip to the House of Mouse could get more expensive starting next month. Disney announced last week that beginning Dec. 8, Walt Disney World will roll out new park-specific pricing on one-day, one-park…

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Are protection plans for tech gadgets worth the cost?

John Matarese  |  November 21, 2022

If you’re purchasing an electronic item this holiday shopping season, make sure you leave some room in your budget to protect what you buy. A great deal on a laptop or PlayStation is no great deal if you drop it…

Woman watches Netflix on TV

You can finally kick someone off your Netflix—here’s how

Scripps News  |  November 19, 2022

Whether it’s your adult child, your ex-partner or a friend who benefited from your generosity, you may have allowed someone outside your home to continue using your Netflix account at some point. However, since Netflix has confirmed that it will…

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You can get Domino’s Pizza for half off for a limited time

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 17, 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.The holidays…

Low-cost carrier JetBlue is planning a route from US to Paris

Scripps News  |  November 17, 2022

Low-cost carrier JetBlue is planning a new transatlantic route from the U.S., this time to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport. The airline says it is planning to start flying passengers to Paris by next summer, and tickets should go on…

Two hot dogs with ketchup and mustard.

Sam’s Club drops its hot dog combo to $1.38 to beat Costco at its own game

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 16, 2022

If the current costs of your favorite foods is hard to stomach, just head to Sam’s Club, which is actually lowering the price on one of its most popular cafe items. Previously priced at $1.50, the Sam’s Club hot dog…

Airlines ordered to refund customers $600M for canceled flights

Scripps News  |  November 15, 2022

More than $600 million will be paid to customers who are owed a refund by several airlines for flights that were significantly delayed or canceled, the Department of Transportation said. Additionally, the DOT is imposing fines on six airlines that,…

Girl hugs Toys R Us mascot Geoffrey

Toys ‘R’ Us Returns to Macy’s stores: Here’s What’s Inside

John Matarese  |  November 15, 2022

Don’t want to grow up? Then you’ll be happy to hear that Geoffrey is back, as Toys “R” Us makes its return. Four years after all Toys “R” Us stores closed in bankruptcy, the brand is finally making a comeback with shops inside 400…

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You can get a free 8-by-10 photo print at Walgreens right now

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 14, 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.Have some…

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Sticker shock is forcing some home buyers to the sidelines

John Matarese  |  November 14, 2022

It’s a case of sticker shock for many home buyers this fall, as mortgage rates hovering around 7 percent combine with high home prices, forcing some out of the market. Others are trying a more risky alternative — adjustable mortgages…

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Home Depot is offering 3 free kids workshops with holiday-themed projects

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 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.If you’re…

Want a Puppy for Christmas? Know the Warning Signs of a Puppy Scam

John Matarese  |  November 12, 2022

If your holiday plans include welcoming a new furry friend, one woman learned the hard way you can’t trust every adorable puppy ad you see. Bridget Huddleston wanted a new puppy for the holidays. “I’m looking for a small lapdog…

Department of Education stops accepting student loan forgiveness applications following ruling

Scripps News  |  November 11, 2022

The Department of Education has stopped allowing federal student loan borrowers to apply for forgiveness after a federal judge ruled last night that the administration overstepped its authority. While before the ruling, a judge issued a stay on executing the…

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You could win $5,000 for staying home and not running a 5K turkey trot this Thanksgiving

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 10, 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.If you’ve…

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You can get a $10 Amazon credit when you add Venmo to your account

Marie Rossiter  |  November 9, 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.Have you…

Watch TV for free with $99 antenna bundle

Marie Rossiter  |  November 9, 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.Have you…

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Airbnb making prices more transparent after customer complaints about hidden fees

Scripps News  |  November 9, 2022

Airbnb announced it will make pricing clearer on the site for its rental properties after customers complained of hidden fees. The new price display will include the total cost for properties, including all cleaning fees. Airbnb said in a statement that the…

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Aldi is rolling back some Thanksgiving groceries to 2019 prices

Scripps News  |  November 9, 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.According to…

Rechargeable batteries

Are rechargeable batteries really worth the extra cost?

John Matarese  |  November 9, 2022

Whether you’re shopping for new batteries for smoke alarms or toys for the upcoming holiday season, you might be surprised by how pricey batteries are getting. Angel Larkin is thinking of making the switch to rechargeables. “I think they would…

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5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Scams

John Matarese  |  November 8, 2022

Online scams target us year-round. But during the holiday shopping season, scammers seem to be more aggressive than ever, luring people looking for deals. Stephen Casper is a long-time real estate agent who has seen a lot over the years.…

A "Price Reduced" notice is seen on a home's "For Sale" sign in the yard.

This chart shows where US housing market prices are dropping the most

Scripps News  |  November 7, 2022

According to the American Enterprise Institute’s Housing Center, home prices are finally declining after 10 years of a seller’s market. The drop is the result of a marked increase in interest rates and constant quality home price appreciation, also called…

Thanksgiving turkey at dinner table

Turkey sticker shock: Why Thanksgiving will cost more this year

John Matarese  |  November 7, 2022

With Halloween over, the next big holiday that’s top of mind is Thanksgiving. And you may want to start planning your meal now or risk paying even more for the food you need, because prices are up sharply this year.…

Walmart sign on store

Walmart’s Black Friday Deals for Days starts Nov. 7

Kathleen St. John  |  November 4, 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.Black Friday…

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Ring with an emerald from a 400-year-old shipwreck is up for auction for Ukraine aid

Tricia Goss  |  November 3, 2022

If “Titanic” is one of your favorite movies and you’ve dreamed about having a piece of jewelry from the bottom of the sea, an emerald ring up for auction might pique your interest. The Nuestra Señora de Atocha was one…

Oprah’s Favorite Things 2022 list has plenty of great gift ideas for the holidays

Tricia Goss  |  November 3, 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.Since a…

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Starbucks’ holiday drinks and treats are back

Scripps News  |  November 3, 2022

Starbucks said its festive winter and holiday drinks are returning across the country starting Thursday, along with the favorite Starbucks red cups. This will be the 25th year of the holiday cup, and the holiday beverages returning include the Peppermint…

A Goodwill sign is seen at the store in downtown Sunnyvale, California.

Goodwill’s new shopping site finally brings its thrifting treasures online

Scripps News  |  November 3, 2022

One of the best parts of shopping at thrift stores is finding a gem of an item at a low price. And while bargain hunting is part of the thrill, you might not always have time to comb racks and…

Netflix account sharing fees will begin soon—here’s how to transfer your profile

Scripps News  |  November 2, 2022

Last October, Netflix announced it would begin charging fees for password sharing. While the streaming service hasn’t provided a firm date for when the fees would begin — or what those fees will be — Netflix said it could start…

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Powerball jackpot reaches $1 billion for first time in 6 years

Scripps News  |  October 31, 2022

Today’s Powerball features its second $1 billion jackpot in the lottery’s history. The jackpot increased after no one hit all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing, which was worth $825 million. The numbers for Saturday’s drawing were 19-31-40-46-57 and a Powerball…

Gift cards for many stores and services

Scammers Can Drain Gift Card Balances Before You Even Use Them

John Matarese  |  October 31, 2022

Whether giving a gift card or receiving one, nothing is worse than finding out the balance is wiped out. One woman was stunned when a gift card she bought was worth nothing and wants to warn other shoppers about the…

Horton Fitness issues recall after treadmills unexpectedly accelerate or stop

Scripps News  |  October 27, 2022

A recall has been issued for 192,000 treadmill units sold across the U.S. after the treadmills “can unexpectedly accelerate, change speed, or stop without user input.” The Consumer Product Safety Commission said there have been 874 reports of the treadmill…

FDA warns Mighty Bliss electric heating pad customers to stop using

Scripps News  |  October 27, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is urging customers of the Mighty Bliss electric heating pad to stop using them and contact the company for instructions on returning them. The FDA announced a recall of over 500,000 electric heating pads…

VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam

Get this popular kids’ VTech Creator Camera for only $25

Emily O'Brien  |  October 26, 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.Some kids…

How to find remote jobs that let you work from anywhere

John Matarese  |  October 26, 2022

Work-from-home jobs offer a lot of flexibility, but not as much as some coveted “work-from-anywhere” jobs, where you can work anywhere in the world, on your own schedule. But finding one of these jobs is not as easy as many…

Family takes photo for Christmas

Get a free set of 6 premium photo cards from Walgreens for a limited time

Marie Rossiter  |  October 25, 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.Our smartphones…

Scary Face pancake at IHOP

Kids can get a free Scary Face Pancake at IHOP through Halloween

Tricia Goss  |  October 25, 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.One of…

Why a great deal on a car-buying website may not actually be that good

John Matarese  |  October 25, 2022

Car prices are in high gear this year, which makes it even more crucial for buyers to shop around for the best deals. But before you head to the dealer, there is a new reason to read all the fine…

Seasonal worker at Kohl's

Kohl’s and Macy’s are hiring 130,000 seasonal workers for the holidays

Tricia Goss  |  October 24, 2022

With the uncertainty caused by historic inflation rates, higher prices on essential products and a decrease in imported goods, many businesses are reporting that they’re wary about hiring for the holiday season. Deloitte predicts that holiday retail sales will only…

Orange trick or treat pail spilling Halloween candy

Your Halloween candy will cost more this year thanks to skyrocketing prices

Scripps News  |  October 24, 2022

The scariest part of Halloween this year might be the cost of participating. Candy prices are soaring. In fact, candy costs have experienced their highest jump on record this year, leaving many of us saying “boo” in a less-than-festive manner.…

Spring Break Flights Are Already Super Expensive

John Matarese  |  October 24, 2022

We’ve been hearing a lot about high holiday travel costs this year, as people who haven’t flown for over two years snap up plane tickets to see family, increasing demand and sending airfares higher. But if you haven’t looked at…

American Airlines plane lands

American Airlines plans to end first-class seating on international flights

Scripps News  |  October 21, 2022

American Airlines is reportedly removing first-class cabins and replacing them with business-class seats on international flights. CNN reports that American’s Chief Commercial Officer Vasu Raja told investors that “first class will not exist” on those flights because there’s a lack…

A "now hiring" sign is posted in Garnet Valley, Pa., Monday, May 10, 2021. Applications for unemployment benefits inched down last week, Thursday, April 21, 2022, as the total number of Americans collecting aid fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

More employers adding student loan payments as a job benefit

Scripps News  |  October 21, 2022

With the attention on student loan forgiveness right now, a small but growing number of companies are adding or considering adding student loan assistance as a benefit for their workers. Some are offering student debt consolidation plans for people to…

IRS made inflation adjustments for 2023 that could mean lower tax rates for many

Scripps News  |  October 19, 2022

Historic inflation rates in the U.S. have spurred some changes that will reduce many people’s tax bill next year. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced dozens of adjustments due to inflation that affect individual tax income brackets for the 2023…

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