16 (actually) free things at Disney World

Brooke McDonald  |  June 19, 2024

Here's where you can find free drinks, food, souvenirs and other freebies during your next Disney trip.

Toys that will keep kids entertained indoors when it’s too hot to play outside

Marie Rossiter  |  June 17, 2024

These toys and games that encourage creativity will keep kids occupied (and off of screens) when they're stuck indoors.

Throw An Epic Pool Party With These Multi-Person Floats

These multi-person pool floats are perfect for your next pool party or lake day

Fiona Tapp  |  June 7, 2024

From pizza slices to Barbie themes, these multi-person floats are perfect for a party, and some are as low as $30.

Lego Titanic

14 of the most challenging Lego sets to build

DWYM Staff  |  April 26, 2024

Are you ready to attempt the 9000-piece Titanic? Or the 6000-piece Hogwarts castle? Here is a sampling of LEGO sets that take expert skills.

beanie babies collection

Your old Beanie Babies could be worth thousands

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  April 24, 2024

Discover which Beanie Babies are considered valuable and worth the most money and which limited-edition Beanie Babies to buy now.

80s toys collage

34 toys you’ll totally remember if you were a kid in the ’80s

Marie Rossiter  |  March 13, 2024

Many '80s toys remain popular today, and some are worth a decent amount of money. Which of these classic toys did you have?

Build-A-Bear Workshop store front

How to get your child the Build-A-Bear birthday price

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 23, 2024

Build-A-Bear's Pay Your Age offer lets children build a birthday bear with the cost set at the age they're turning.

Rubik’s Cube celebrates 50th anniversary with new product releases

Helen Lee  |  February 5, 2024

Rubik's Cube celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024, with new product releases and collaborations that honor the iconic puzzle.

Lego Dobby, Lego Concord Set, Lego Dreamzz set

So many Lego sets are on sale at Walmart, but these are our favorites

Marie Rossiter  |  January 30, 2024

The best deals on Lego at Walmart right now include sets featuring Harry Potter's Dobby and a Lego Minecraft swamp adventure set.

Light shines through a keyhole on a wall of keyholes

8 free online escape rooms for your next game night

DWYM Staff  |  January 29, 2024

Bring game night into the 21st century with virtual escape rooms that challenge you to use your problem-solving skills and imagination.

Trio of images - left, baby sitting in high chair playing with Fisher Price Wake Up & Learn Coffee Mug, middle the cup in its package and on the right a baby sitting on the floor playing with the cup

There’s a kids’ Stanley cup alternative thanks to Fisher-Price

Marie Rossiter  |  January 25, 2024

Fisher-Price's new Laugh & Learn Wake Up & Learn Coffee Mug looks like a tiny and cute version of mom's Stanley cup.

Trio of Care Bears on sale at Amazon (l. to r.) Pink Cheer Bear, Blue Grumpy Bear, Purple Share Bear

Get an $8 Care Bear plushie from Amazon before Christmas

Marie Rossiter  |  December 19, 2023

If you need a last minute children's gift, this $8 Care Bear plush from Amazon will be here before Christmas.

Barbie DreamCamper Vehicle Playset

Get a Barbie DreamCamper with 60 accessories for $79 at Walmart

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 11, 2023

If you've got a kid in your life who can't get enough of the iconic doll, this Walmart deal gets you $20 off the Barbie DreamCamper play set.

Many kinds of Barbie dolls

Old toys are new again for Christmas 2023

John Matarese  |  December 3, 2023

In addition to Barbie, Polly Pocket, My Little Pony and all kinds of Legos are popular gifts for kids this holiday season.

LEGO Disney Princess The Little Mermaid Royal Clamshell 

10 Lego sets that are on sale 30% off or more for Cyber Monday

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  November 27, 2023

From the Hogwarts Express to the Marvel Infinity Gauntlet, Lego sets are on major sale for Cyber Monday, and you can get 30% off!

Old Playstation with video game on disc

This free archive lets you get vintage video games for free

Helen Lee  |  October 29, 2023

Do you miss those games you used to play on the Nintendo GameCube or on your PC in the '90s? If so, you can download them for free now.

Elf on the shelf claus cozy couture robe and slippers Scout

Elf on the Shelf accessories on clearance as low as $8

Marie Rossiter  |  October 25, 2023

Is your Elf on the Shelf ready for the holiday season? Walmart has accessories for your Elf on clearance right now.

Harry Potter books and glasses

26 gift ideas for kids (and adults) who love Harry Potter

Marie Rossiter  |  October 20, 2023

Need gift for a child (or kid at heart) in your life who loves the wizarding world? Grab your wand and accio these presents for any occasion.

Kids play in Barbie Seaside Playhouse

Get a Barbie kids’ playhouse for $140 today (regularly $300)

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  October 11, 2023

You can get this wooden KidKraft Barbie Seaside playhouse for $160 off right now. Your kids will love its open, imaginative styling.

Children playing with Legos

Lego sets are up to 45% off for Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days

Emily O'Brien  |  October 10, 2023

If you have a Lego fan on your holiday gift list, you'll want to shop this two-day sale, where many Lego sets are discounted 30% and more.

Get a box of 5 squishmallows for $29.99 for a limited time

Marie Rossiter  |  September 6, 2023

This mystery box of five 5-inch Squishmallows is 40% off right now, so it's a good time to pick up a set for gifting.

Lego builder builds new insects set

The new Lego Insect Collection has arrived, complete with a soundtrack

Bridget Sharkey  |  September 6, 2023

The new Lego Insect Collection features three life-size insects to build and has an ASMR soundtrack to go with it.

Get this 10-foot trampoline for $179.99 from Walmart

Marie Rossiter  |  August 29, 2023

This trampoline from Walmart is on sale for 64% off and comes with a basketball hoop that can be easily installed.

Many kinds of Barbie dolls

The hot 2023 holiday toys you should start buying now

John Matarese  |  August 28, 2023

It’s only August, but if you’re a parent or grandparent, you will soon be forced to think about toy shopping for the holiday season. And while the weather may still be hot near you, hot holiday toys are already selling.…

This 1,872-piece Lego ‘Back to the Future’ kit is on sale for $160

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 24, 2023

The set includes all the pieces you need to build three versions of the classic 'Back to the Future' DeLorean time machine.

Vintage Barbies that are fetching hundreds (and thousands) of dollars right now

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  August 15, 2023

Has all the hype over last month’s “Barbie” movie driven up the price of vintage collectible Barbies? You better believe it! “From where the market was, there’s about a 20% to 30% increase in values right now,” says Dr. Lori…

Take $110 off this electric toy car at Walmart

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 4, 2023

If you've got a little on in your life who would love the freedom of zipping around the driveway, check out this great deal.

Many kinds of Barbie dolls

Barbie dolls are spiking in value, thanks to new ‘Barbie’ movie

John Matarese  |  July 21, 2023

With a much-hyped movie on the way, certain collectible Barbie dolls, Ken dolls and accessories are selling for more right now.

Save money on ‘Barbie’ tickets and Barbiecore with these deals

Taylor Kuether  |  July 20, 2023

Scores of moviegoers will be headed to theaters to see Barbie on the big screen in all her plastic, fantastic glory.

Toys and games are buy 2, get 1 free on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  June 15, 2023

Amazon is running a sale on toys, games, books, DVDs and other items. You can get three products for the price of two.

Cute dog plays with toy

Your pet could earn $10,000 as PetSmart’s new ‘Chief Toy Tester’

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 26, 2023

If your four-legged family member can’t get enough toys — and isn’t shy about hopping in front of a camera — PetSmart may want to hire them for the role of a lifetime. The pet store chain is in need…

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…

Lego Advent calendar, with figurines

Lego Advent calendars are 20% off today during Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale

Tricia Goss  |  October 12, 2022

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Mrs. Potato Head and Mr. Potato Head toys are being played with by kids.

You can get Mr. Potato Head toys for just $5 right now

Marie Rossiter  |  March 31, 2022

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Toys ‘R’ Us returning in 400 Macy’s stores nationwide

Tricia Goss  |  August 23, 2021

When Toys ‘R’ Us closed all of its U.S. stores in 2018, the nearly-70-year-old toy store chain became a nostalgic memory for millions of children and adults. However, in 2019, a glimmer of hope for fans of the retailer appeared…

Lego is hiring its first-ever Kid Creative Director

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 17, 2021

It goes without saying that the past year has been hard on everyone — including kids. Whether they had school at home or in-person, chances are most children spent more time at home than usual, likely away from their friends.…

best elf on the shelf

Best Elf on the Shelf

Danielle Smyth  |  November 19, 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.The Elf…

How to get a free Lego Life magazine subscription for kids ages 5-9

Marie Rossiter  |  October 19, 2020

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There’s now a ‘Die Hard’ board game for devoted fans of the film

Anna Weaver  |  January 28, 2020

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You can download these Nintendo Switch games for free

Marie Rossiter  |  January 22, 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.Did you…

Build-A-Bear Workshop is having a 2-for-1 deal in stores

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 13, 2019

Struggling to think of gift ideas for all the special kids in your life? More importantly, are you struggling to budget when it comes to gift-buying? Then look no further than this awesome “2 Furry Friends, 1 Great Price” deal…

This award-winning National Parks board game is fun for the whole family

Kathleen St. John  |  December 2, 2019

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The best holiday toys for kids under $40

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 29, 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 never…

Words with Friends data hack affects up to 218 million users

Marie Rossiter  |  October 8, 2019

If you’ve ever played Words With Friends on your smartphone, then you need to change your passwords because of a recently announced security breach. A hacker claims he hacked into Zynga, Inc, the parent company of the popular game. An…

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…

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…

Build-A-Bear Workshop store front

Here’s How Your Child Can Win A Birthday Party at Build-A-Bear

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 11, 2019

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Build-A-Bear’s Wildly Popular ‘Pay Your Age’ Day Is Back—With Some Changes

Augusta Statz  |  June 11, 2019

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You Can Get Giant Wooden Games At Aldi For $29.99

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 31, 2019

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Are there toys in your kid’s closet that may soar in value?

John Matarese  |  February 28, 2019

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