These popular sherpa-lined sweatpants from Amazon are a ‘winter survival essential’ according to one reviewer

Kate Streit  |  December 6, 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.Winter is upon us, and if the weather outside is frightful in your neck of the woods, …

We tested Instant Pot’s new Duo Nova multi-cooker—here’s our verdict

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 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.Unless you’ve been living under a rock or have perhaps never stepped foot in a kitchen, you’ve …

We tested these bestselling leggings that have thousands of positive reviews, and here’s our take

Kate Desmond  |  October 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.Somewhere, I’m sure there’s a line graph that shows how the need for cozy, stretchy pants rises …

You can actually buy a champagne bottle toy for your dog

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  September 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.Dogs may not be able to drink alcohol, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy their own …

This Furminator dog brush has thousands of positive reviews on Amazon

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  August 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.Unless your dog is one of those fancy, no-shedding breeds like a Portuguese Water Dog, your pet …

These are the 8 best self-tanners, according to Amazon reviews

Jessica Suss  |  August 15, 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 haven’t already heard, tanning is bad for your skin. Between the potential for skin cancer …

These no-scrub water bottle cleaning tablets have thousands of positive reviews on Amazon

Bridget Sharkey  |  August 13, 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’s estimated that the average person eats thousands of pieces of plastic every year. According to National …

We tried these new booty and belly masks—here’s what we thought

Jessica Suss  |  August 9, 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.In the past few years, there has been an explosion of skincare masks on the market. Charcoal. …

Best Makeup Brushes

These are the 10 best-selling makeup products on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  August 2, 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.Finding the perfect makeup for your skin can be a challenge. After all, quality products can be …

We tested these $30 bedsheets with over 57K Amazon reviews — here’s our take

Haley Velasco  |  July 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.Finding the perfect bedsheets can be a process! You want a new set to be soft, a …

9 popular women’s rain boots you can buy on Amazon

Anna Weaver  |  July 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.Whether it’s the rainy season or not, rain boots are a functional and on-trend addition to any …

I ordered 3 popular women’s tops from Amazon, and here’s my take

Kate Desmond  |  July 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.So this isn’t the first time I’ve ordered clothes on Amazon. I see all of the beautiful …

Top travel gear for kids as rated by the pros

Anna Weaver  |  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.Taking your kids on adventures away from home can be eye-opening for both parents and children. These …

We tested this well-reviewed collapsible water bottle from Amazon — here’s our take

Mandy Gambrell  |  July 15, 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 a water bottle being sold on Amazon that collapses and expands in an accordion-like fashion, and …

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 in terms of reliability, check out this handy chart from Consumer Reports that breaks down …

4 Present Ideas Even Picky Dads Will Love

Kate Streit  |  June 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.What do you get for the man with super-discerning taste? If you have the type of dad …

The 3 best sippy cups

Genevieve Lill  |  May 29, 2019

Best Overall Sippy Cup   Photo by Kristin Forte/Simplemost   Why We Like It: The Munchkin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup is truly remarkable. Children (12 months and up) drink out of it like a normal cup, but it has this magic lid that responds to a child’s mouth on the rim but otherwise won’t leak …

Best Protein Powder

The 3 best protein powders

Stephanie Faris  |  May 29, 2019

The Best Overall   Photo by Stephanie Faris     Why We Like It: Even when mixed with just water, we were impressed at how thick and frothy this shake was. It even had that delicious foam topping. In our testing, we found that it is prone to clumping, so with this one, you’ll need …

The 3 best countertop blenders

Stephanie Faris  |  May 29, 2019

The Best Overall Blender   Photo by Kristin Forte/Simplemost   Why We Like It: Our testing found that the Vitamix 750 lives up to the hype — it’s the top-of-the-line as far as home blenders go. Though it has an incredibly powerful motor, it was also super quiet, which was a pleasant surprise.     …

The 3 best alarm clocks

Stephanie Faris  |  May 29, 2019

The Best Overall   Kristin Forte/Simplemost Why We Like It: If you’ve struggled to see the display on your alarm clock or you just need a little help here and there, the American Lifetime digital alarm clock is the perfect one for you. In our testing, we found the text to be large and incredibly …

The 3 best salt lamps

Abby Stassen  |  May 29, 2019

The Best Overall   Kristin Forte/Simplemost Why We Like It: When we first took this salt lamp out of its packaging, the first thing we noticed was how sturdy it is. This salt lamp is massive, weighing in at between eight and 10 pounds, which means it really makes a statement when you add it …

The 3 best soda makers

Lauren Murphy  |  May 29, 2019

The Best Overall Photo by Kristin Forte/Simplemost Why We Like It: In our testing, this soda maker produced reliable carbonation every time — if you drink sparkling water daily, this model is for you. You’ll find that it’s simple, portable and looks sleek and modern on your countertop. Plus, it comes with everything you need …

The 3 best oil diffusers

Abby Stassen  |  May 29, 2019

The Best Overall   Photo by Kristin Forte/Simplemost   Why We Like It:  In our testing, this diffuser stood out because of its sturdy construction and the smooth, reliable stream of essential oil mist it produces. We also found it to be quick and easy to set up, especially since one button controls all of …

The best toilet paper

Stephanie Faris  |  May 29, 2019

The Best Overall Toilet Paper   Quilted Northern/Amazon   Why We Like It: For those who value softness more than any other quality in a toilet paper, this version from Quilted Northern is for you. They don’t call it “ultra-plush” for nothing, and we found that this toilet paper lived up to its name! Unlike other …

This Digital Picture Frame Has Tons Of Glowing Reviews

Augusta Statz  |  May 21, 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.Keeping in touch with loved ones can be easier said than done with all that’s on your …

Proctor & Gamble Sells Pringles Brand To Diamond Foods For $1.5 Billion

You Can Win $10,000 By Guessing Pringles’ New Mystery Flavor

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 21, 2019

Think you have what it takes to accurately guess the flavor of a “mystery” potato chip? Well, it’s time to find out because, for the first time in the U.S., Pringles is launching a Mystery Flavor, giving fans the chance to not only have fun guessing the correct flavor, but to also win $10,000 in …

Best Weather Station

What’s the point of a smart weather station?

Kate Streit  |  May 20, 2019

These days, our world is populated with smart devices. You can get smartphones, smart home devices, smart TVs — and now, smart weather stations. For the uninitiated, a smart weather station takes your typical weather forecasting app to a whole new level. CNET describes a smart weather station “as a set of new senses for …

6 Things You Need For The Ultimate Beach Day

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 15, 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’s officially time to embrace summer and bask in the gorgeous sun rays. If you have a …

This Popular Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Is On Sale On Amazon

Kate Streit  |  May 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.Vacuuming is one of those chores you should probably do more often than you do. But it …

7 Ways To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Relaxing Retreat

Brittany Anas  |  May 13, 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.Your bedroom, at a minimum, serves a utilitarian purpose: A place to get a good night’s sleep. …

5 Things You Can Make with an Air Fryer

Brittany Anas  |  May 9, 2019

Air fryers seem almost too good to be true. They give your food that delicious crunch we associate with fried foods, but without all those extra fat grams and calories. For the uninitiated, these buzzworthy countertop convection ovens don’t actually fry your food because you’re not dousing anything in oil. Rather, air fryers use extremely …

8 Flat Iron Mistakes You’re Probably Making Without Realizing It

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 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.Flat irons are one of the most common hot tools in a woman’s beauty arsenal, and there …

Best Zero Gravity Chair

This Is How Zero-Gravity Chairs Work

Kate Streit  |  May 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.If you’re looking to kick back and relax, a zero gravity chair is a great way to …

This Hoodie Is Basically A Diaper Bag For Dads

Augusta Statz  |  May 6, 2019

The lives of busy dads everywhere are about to get a whole lot easier. May we introduce you to a hoodie made just for diaper bag-carrying dads who prefer not to be weighed down while on the go. This product, appropriately named The Dad Hoodie, functions as both a piece of apparel and as a …

The Best BBQ Grill

9 Things Anyone Who Absolutely Loves Grilling Season Needs ASAP

Kate Streit  |  May 3, 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.Grilling season is almost here, so it’s time to stock up on all the supplies you need …

Best Hair Dryer

5 Tips For Blow Drying Your Hair The Right Way

Kate Streit  |  April 24, 2019

You know that feeling you get when you walk out of the salon after a great blowout, knowing your hair looks flawless? Try as we might, many of us struggle with replicating the same look at home. Although it seems easy enough, blow drying your hair correctly is a delicate art. Here are some tips …

Small But Important Products You Might Overlook For Your First Baby

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 24, 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 is no secret that babies can be expensive. A newborn baby will cost his or her …

5 pressure-washing videos that are oddly satisfying to watch

Augusta Statz  |  April 24, 2019

If you’ve ever watched a baking video — not because you cared about what they were making, but because there’s something satisfying about watching the process culminate in a perfect product at the end — then you understand just how soothing these types of videos can be. Well, it turns out that videos showing the …

5 Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Actually Wants

Kate Streit  |  April 23, 2019

Mother’s Day is around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what to give all the special moms in your life. It can be difficult to come up with something that your mom doesn’t already have, and more importantly, something that she actually wants. If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out these …

7 Recipes You Didn’t Know You Could Make in Your Waffle Maker

Augusta Statz  |  April 23, 2019

If you haven’t already invested in a waffle iron, these recipes may convince you to splurge. Not only can a waffle maker help you create waffles filled with deep pockets for your syrup, but it can also serve similar functions as a panini press, skillet and more, making it an essential item to have in …

The Beginner’s Guide To Cricut, The Awesome Crafting Tool That Everyone’s Talking About

Haley Velasco  |  April 23, 2019

If you’re into crafting, design or working with interesting materials, a Cricut machine might be the right tool to add to your scrapbook room. The brand-name machine from Cricut, Inc. creates die-cuts. Basically, you choose or create an image on your computer, then it gets sent to the machine. The Cricut cuts out your design …

Hate flossing? What you should know about water flossers

Augusta Statz  |  April 22, 2019

Getting that fresh-from-the-dentist clean feeling can seem nearly impossible to achieve at home, but the right oral care regimen can go a long way in keeping your teeth and gums feeling minty fresh. And flossing is a very important part of any such regimen — but that doesn’t mean it’s enjoyable. Thankfully, if you’re someone …

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Is The Ultimate Easy Comfort Food

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 15, 2019

Did you know that it’s super easy to make macaroni and cheese in your Instant Pot? Macaroni and cheese is one of Americans’ most beloved comfort foods, and it’s no wonder. This simple yet satisfying dish can be elevated to please every palate, whether you’re making a basic mac and cheese for the little ones …

These gifts will make Easter baskets for every age more special

Kate Streit  |  April 10, 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.Easter is just around the corner, so it’s time to start putting together Easter baskets for the …

Thousands Of People Love These Comfy (And Cheap) Sandals

Augusta Statz  |  April 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.The search for the perfect sandal may have finally come to an end. Amazon customers swear by …

Consumer Reports Will No Longer Recommend Dyson Stick Vacuums

Augusta Statz  |  March 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.The reigning champion for the highest ranked cordless vacuum cleaner has fallen from its top spot. Consumer …

This Colorful, Waterproof Rain Jacket Has More Than 2,000 5-Star Reviews

Augusta Statz  |  March 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.Grown-up raingear isn’t the easiest to find — unless you enjoy wearing a bright yellow rubber-y raincoat. …

This Major Ticketmaster Change Is Causing Problems For Some Customers

John Matarese  |  June 26, 2018

A recent change to Ticketmaster has been confusing some concertgoers and causing some to overpay by hundreds of dollars. The No. 1 concert ticket seller, in an attempt to compete with StubHub and other resellers, has now become a reseller itself. But as one woman learned, you could end up paying a lot more than face …

AT&T And DirecTV Agree To $48 Billion Merger

People Say They Are Trapped By Their DirecTV Service

John Matarese  |  May 30, 2018

Satellite TV services like DirecTV are great with lower rates on cable, that is, until you try to cancel them. The Better Business Bureau has more than 20,000 complaints about DirecTV, many from customers having trouble ending their relationship. Among them, Chris Gilligan, who has been trying to cancel DirecTV for five months. Every time she thinks …

Straight Talk phone plans offer unlimited data, with a catch

John Matarese  |  May 29, 2018

How would you like an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy with unlimited data for just $35 a month? That’s what Straight Talk promises, and their prepaid plans are a lot cheaper than any plan with Verizon or AT&T. But as one man just found out, it comes with a catch that made the great deal no deal …