Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady celebrate after the Super Bowl in 2021.

How to watch the Super Bowl without cable

Clint Davis  |  January 18, 2022

While the most popular shows — and the ways you can watch them — seem to change on a yearly basis, the Super Bowl remains the biggest event on television. Even when ratings dip because of a matchup that isn’t so intriguing, about 100 million people still watch the NFL’s championship football game every single …

These banks are eliminating overdraft fees

Tricia Goss  |  January 5, 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 have ever felt the sting of a fee for overdrawing your bank account, you are …

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You can now buy one Subway footlong sandwich and get the second one free

Marie Rossiter  |  January 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.The holiday season is over, and we all might be dragging our feet to get back into …

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Paramount Plus has free subscription offers for a limited time

Marie Rossiter  |  December 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.Have you been considering trying out a new streaming service, but don’t want to take a big …

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How much to tip this year at salons, restaurants, for deliveries and more

Tricia Goss  |  December 17, 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.Tipping is a decidedly American practice that is not without controversy. Still, offering a gift of money …

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Target has a dog treat maker on sale for $15.99

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 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.If you’ll be buying presents for your four-legged friend this holiday season, Target has a great deal …

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You can take a trip around the entire U.S. by train for just $1,000

Kathleen St. John  |  December 1, 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 travel bug is biting hard these days. Nearly two years of pandemic stress has many folks …

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Student debt could be wiped out at one of the largest US state schools

Marie Rossiter  |  November 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.A college education is a hefty financial investment. Many students need to borrow money to secure the …

This KidKraft Super Model Dollhouse is on sale for $89.99 (Regularly $140)

Bridget Sharkey  |  November 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.Here is an incredible deal for the pint-sized doll-lover in your life: Walmart has a huge markdown …

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Dollar Tree won’t have $1 items any more

Tricia Goss  |  November 23, 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.Change is coming to your local Dollar Tree store, literally and figuratively. The days of “Everything’s $1.00” …

Kool-Aid powdered beverages, Country Time Lemonade recalled

Scripps National Desk  |  November 17, 2021

The Kraft Heinz Company is recalling Country Time Lemonade and some Kool-Aid powdered beverages, according to CBS News. The recall is for certain Country Time and Kool-Aid products sold in 19 oz. plastic packages, 82.5 oz. canisters. It also involves Country Time Lemonade On the Go Sticks. The powdered drinks could reportedly contain tiny pieces …

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McDonald’s is selling Egg McMuffins for 63 cents in honor of the sandwich’s 50th anniversary

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 16, 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 is celebrating 50 years since the Egg McMuffin first appeared on the fast-food chain’s breakfast menu. …

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Man pays off student loans by surviving on Six Flags meals for 7 years

Kathleen St. John  |  November 8, 2021

We’ve seen a lot of interesting ways to save money, but this one might be the most extreme — and potentially nauseating, from a certain point of view. A man named Dylan, an electrical engineer in Southern California, devised an ingenious scheme to pay down his student loans as quickly as possible: He signed up …

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How to save money on your electric bill this winter

Marie Rossiter  |  November 5, 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.As the season changes, so do our needs in keeping our homes comfortable and cozy. But the …

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Here’s how much McDonald’s raised menu prices this year

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 28, 2021

Despite wage increases for workers, higher production costs and a hike in menu prices, McDonald’s yearly earnings actually beat analysts’ estimates. On a call with investors, Kevin M. Ozan, the fast-food giant’s chief financial officer and executive vice president, said prices and cost pressures were a bigger focus during the last few quarters this year …

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Dollar Tree raising prices amid rising shipping costs

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 30, 2021

The days of buying everything for just $1 at the Dollar Tree may soon be a thing of the past. The retailer recently announced it will begin adding items that cost $3 and $5 at all its Combo and Dollar Tree Plus stores and begin testing other price points also above $1 at select Dollar …

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Get free coffee at Starbucks when you bring your own reusable cup

Bridget Sharkey  |  September 28, 2021

OK, Starbucks fans, ‘fess up: How much money do you spend on your caffeine fix each year? One study found that the average person spends $1,100 per year on coffee. That’s about $92 a month on bean water. But no judgment here: Coffee is one of life’s simplest pleasures, and Starbucks has got it down …

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 Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is auctioning off nearly 100 properties of land in several …

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Best digital probe grill thermometer 2021

Danielle Smyth  |  July 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.Traditionally, people who were grilling or cooking indoors would poke the meat with a fork to see …

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Target’s teacher discount gives educators 15% off in 2021

Marie Rossiter  |  July 1, 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.With the hopes of students returning full-time to classrooms this year, teachers will likely need to stock …

Amazon Prime Day: Other stores are having big sales, too

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 21, 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.Amazon Prime Day 2021 has officially begun and just like in previous years, other retailers are also …

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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 been quietly testing a new rewards program in markets around the U.S. for the past …

Southwest has roundtrip flights to Hawaii for as low as $200

Marie Rossiter  |  June 16, 2021

After a long year of lockdown, you might be ready to plan the next big family vacation, and Southwest Airlines is here to help. The company currently has a sale that will have you dreaming of autumn travels to far-flung locales. For its 50th anniversary, the airline is slashing many ticket prices by 50% — …

Why used car prices are so high right now

NewsChannel5  |  June 15, 2021

The chip shortage impacting new vehicles is causing used car prices to soar across the country, as well. Tom Seyfried, the owner of Genesis Auto Brokers in Brentwood, Tenn., said during the pandemic factories closed so they didn’t need chips. As people return to work, the demand for them is back. “Even if they’re making …

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Best Lawn Weed Killer 2021

Danielle Smyth  |  June 14, 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.With warmer weather comes weeds. They sprout up in lawns, garden beds and in between paver and …

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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. Even toilet paper, one of the hottest commodities people were panic buying a year ago, …

The net worth that people call ‘wealthy’ varies by generation

Tricia Goss  |  June 10, 2021

What or who determines how wealthy an individual is? According to experts, wealth is subjective. “Wealth is in the eye of the beholder,” Tiffany Welka, an accredited wealth management advisor with financial firm VFG Associates in Livonia, Michigan, told U.S. News. For instance, respondents of a 2019 YouGov survey said that earning $100,000 a year …

Get a tub of 168 Crayola crayons for just $9.97 on Walmart.com

Marie Rossiter  |  June 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.Are your kids crazy for crayons? Whether your little artists use them for coloring books or to …

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Best portable grill 2021

Danielle Smyth  |  June 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.Do you really need a massive grill decked out with special features to cook the perfect burger? …

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Best battery-powered cordless screwdriver 2021

Danielle Smyth  |  June 1, 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.Having the right tool for a build or repair job makes a world of difference. It can …

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Frontline workers can get 40% off Under Armour apparel right now

Marie Rossiter  |  May 31, 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.While the practice of taking time to honor workers who have helped get us through the COVID-19 …

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How to pick the best antenna to watch free over-the-air TV

Brittany Anas  |  May 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.Watching free, over-the-air TV with an antenna is simpler than you may think. In many cases, you …

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These best-selling storage shelves are 54% off on Amazon right now

Marie Rossiter  |  May 26, 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.Many of us struggle with the battle against clutter in our houses, but a tried-and-true solution to …

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Companies are raising prices on consumer goods due to inflation

Marie Rossiter  |  May 26, 2021

Have you noticed your budget isn’t stretching as far lately? You’re not alone, and you’re not imagining those higher expenses coming out of your pocket. Over the past few months, companies have pushed prices higher across the board on everything from groceries to toilet paper, and some companies have announced they’ll be increasing prices later …

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The Best Charcoal Grill

Danielle Smyth  |  May 5, 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.Backyard barbecue purists prefer charcoal grills over gas grills for many reasons. The best charcoal grills give …

What affects your credit score and what doesn’t?

Tricia Goss  |  April 28, 2021

Several factors determine what your credit score looks like when you access your credit report, but you might be surprised to learn that a number of difficulties and mishaps don’t have any impact on those digits. Learning about what affects your credit score — along with some things that surprisingly don’t have any effect on …

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 use plug-in air fresheners? With spring cleaning mode in high gear, finding great deals on …

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Salary negotiations: 6 phrases to avoid

Marie Rossiter  |  March 16, 2021

The process of finding a new job can be brutal. When you finally land that all-important job interview, you’ll want to make the best impression possible with your potential employer so you can reach the next stage of negotiating a salary. This salary conversation can be a delicate dance, often requiring a careful give-and-take between …

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 from the program’s first year are in, and the analysis offers some insights into the …

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Best Sunglasses For Men 2021

Brittany Anas  |  March 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.Not only are sunglasses a stylish accessory, but they’re also important for protecting your eyes from ultraviolet …

Free car seats are available to some parents — here’s how to know if you qualify for one

Claire Gillespie  |  March 1, 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.From even before they’re born, kids are expensive. They need all the new baby basics, including a …

How to slash your streaming TV bill to under $40 a month

John Matarese  |  February 26, 2021

Remember when cutting the cord and streaming was a great way to slash that cable bill? That’s so 2010. Jennifer Taylor says her streaming bill is now out of control. “It keeps getting more and more expensive,” she said, “paying for Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and having cable, so it’s really expensive now.” She’s right. Have …

Hobby Lobby is getting rid of its 40% off coupons

Marie Rossiter  |  January 28, 2021

Hobby Lobby shoppers know how to save some money. Over the years, we’ve highlighted the craft retailer’s big sales and its ever-popular promotional discounts, including the 40% off coupon that shoppers always look forward to. Unfortunately, the days of that coveted coupon are coming to an end, according to a statement from Hobby Lobby. This …

The FDA is recalling yogurt for mold concerns

Eat This Not That  |  January 19, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of Lavva Blueberry Dairy Free Pili Nut Yogurt because of possible mold contamination. The recall covers 5. 3-ounce blue containers that also have green leaves, an aluminum foil lid, and an expiration date of 2/21/21. They were distributed to grocery retailers nationwide like Whole Foods, Sprouts, Kroger and more. …

How to protect yourself from odometer fraud when buying a car

Tricia Goss  |  January 14, 2021

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),  more than 450,000 vehicles are sold each year with false odometer readings. Odometer fraud costs Americans $1.056 million every year. Learning what to watch for can help you avoid becoming a victim when buying a used car. And if you are concerned that it has already …

Get $2 off some Starbucks’ breakfast sandwiches this month

Marie Rossiter  |  January 12, 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.Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to dip your toe into a vegetarian diet? If you’re …

Get two free theme park days with Disney World’s four-night room package

Marie Rossiter  |  January 7, 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 a year that saw Disney World shut down for an extended period of time, you may …

Get 50% off an Amazon Prime membership with your EBT or Medicaid card

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 7, 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.Having an Amazon Prime membership comes with a lot of perks, like two-day (and sometimes one-day or …

Get a triple bunk bed for just $295 on Walmart.com

Brittany Anas  |  December 31, 2020

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.First things first: Did you even know that triple-decker bunk beds exist? Not only are they a …

Tween clothing store Justice is having a big liquidation sale

Marie Rossiter  |  December 29, 2020

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.Having to  constantly buy new clothes for growing kids can be an expensive endeavor — especially once …