This company will pay you $2,000 to drink beer

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 8, 2021

If you consider yourself a beer aficionado and love trying new brews, there’s a chance you can now get paid to drink your way through one of the country’s best cities for beer. Move.org is looking for someone who can help them decide which of the beer capitals of the U.S. deserves the title most. The …

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If you’re unvaccinated, you’ll have to buy travel insurance in order to be allowed on certain cruise lines

Jenn Fields  |  July 15, 2021

Unvaccinated passengers sailing out of Florida will soon have to buy a travel insurance policy before they can board a ship in the Carnival Cruise line. Carnival’s new COVID policy requiring unvaccinated travelers to show proof of travel insurance goes into effect for trips that set sail from Florida starting July 31. The cruise line …

Submit your kid’s drawing for a chance to win a $10,000 family vacation

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 29, 2021

If you haven’t decided where to go on vacation yet this summer, you might want to try looking at your children’s artwork for inspiration. Now through July 9, Travelocity is giving away vacations based on children’s drawings. Five families will win a trip valued at $10,000 each simply by heading to TravelocityTripsbyKids.com, submitting your child’s …

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Best Camping Journal 2021

Danielle Smyth  |  June 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.While some people feel that writing on paper is a lost art, it can be a relaxing, …

Nominate a couple to win a dream honeymoon ‘do-over’

Tricia Goss  |  June 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.According to a survey by Brides, 66% of engaged couples had to postpone their wedding due to …

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Best beach bag with cooler 2021

Danielle Smyth  |  May 25, 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.No one wants to deal with awkwardly lugging around too many things on a beach or pool …

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Get paid to move to these U.S. cities and states

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  May 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.With more companies now offering their employees the option to work remotely from anywhere in the U.S., …

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Sea World is offering free admission for active and retired military families

Marie Rossiter  |  April 29, 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 summer of COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, many of us are looking forward to family vacations …

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Avelo Airlines launches this month with fares from $19

Tricia Goss  |  April 13, 2021

For the first time in nearly 15 years, the U.S. has a new mainline airline — and it’s launching with a promise to make flying affordable. With the tagline “Refreshingly Smooth Travel,” Avelo Airlines claims to be ushering in a new era of customer choice and everyday low fares. And with airfare starting as low …

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Amtrak tickets are buy one, get one free right now

Marie Rossiter  |  April 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.After a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, a lot of people are itching to travel. The Centers for …

Wine country dream job comes with free rent, 30 cases of wine and a salary of $10K per month

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 12, 2021

If you’ve ever wanted to turn your love of wine into a career, there’s a job opening in California that you’ll want to check out. The dream gig includes $10,000 a month, free rent and, of course, plenty of wine! Wine brand Murphy-Goode is looking for someone to live out their ultimate dream job in …

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Frontier has one-way flights for $15 to some major destinations

Marie Rossiter  |  March 11, 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.Thinking about spring or summer travel? With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more available each week, many people are …

Southwest Airlines sale: One-way flights are as low as $29

Bridget Sharkey  |  March 2, 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 need to travel in the next few months, Southwest has some good news: From now …

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 …

Visit the national parks for free on 6 dates in 2021

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 10, 2020

With most of 2020 spent staying inside, 2021 may be the perfect year for heading out and exploring places full of expansive beauty — like America’s national parks. To entice you even more to enjoy nature next year, the U.S. National Park Service is offering six free days for all 108 national parks, monuments, historic …

Veterans and gold star families now get free admission to national parks for life

Brittany Anas  |  November 13, 2020

United States military veterans and the families of service members who were killed in action can now receive free lifetime passes to national parks and other federal recreation areas, including wildlife refuges and forests. The new program is a way to thank America’s veterans and gold star families for their contributions to the country. The …

Spring 2021 travel plans in limbo for millions of Americans

DWYM Staff  |  September 26, 2020

Back during the initial COVID-19 shutdown in March, most of us assumed thought things would be back to normal by the start of next year. It was our pandemic travel dream: the virus disappearing and travel to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe returning by New Year’s. But now, it’s not looking that way. Carnival …

Get paid $50,000 to explore the national parks for 6 months

Marie Rossiter  |  September 21, 2020

Have you ever dreamed of getting in an RV and driving around the U.S. to experience our country’s national parks? What if you could actually get paid to explore the great outdoors, photograph the parks and drink some beer? If this sounds appealing and you have six months free, consider applying for Michelob’s newest position: …

American Airlines and MGM Resorts to lay off thousands of workers

Marie Rossiter  |  September 2, 2020

Two major travel companies recently announced huge layoffs that will affect thousands of workers. On Aug. 29, American Airlines announced it will cut more than 40,000 jobs by October 2020 if federal aid dollars do not come through. Of these 40,000 job cuts, 19,000 will be through layoffs and furloughs. Another 23,500 workers agreed to …

You could buy a house in this ‘COVID-free’ Italian town for just $1

Tricia Goss  |  June 19, 2020

If a cozy villa in an Italian mountainside village seems like a pipe dream, you might want to reconsider. One community in Italy has homes available for about $1. And, by the way, this little village has allegedly remained free of COVID-19. Enticing Newcomers To Rebuild A Community Cinquefrondi, Italy translates to “five fronds” in …

What you need to know about getting a refund from VRBO

John Matarese  |  May 4, 2020

Millions of Americans are now canceling their spring and summer travel plans. Most are getting refunds. But if you booked through Vrbo — Vacation Rentals By Owner — it’s complicated. Kathy Saalfeld is one such frustrated renter. She spends her days now tending to her spring flowers at her home. Until COVID-19 hit, she was …

If you visit Sicily this year, the government will help pay for your flight and hotel

Kate Emswiler  |  April 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.The idea of traveling internationally — especially to Italy — might seem unimaginable right now, but the …

DOT warns airlines to issue refunds instead of vouchers for flights cancelled due to coronavirus

Marie Rossiter  |  April 7, 2020

After numerous complaints to the federal government by angry air travelers, the U.S. Department of Transportation warned airlines on April 3 that they have to issue refunds to passengers whose flights have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you’re immediately going to see a refund if you had a ticket …

These comfortable slip-on sneakers have over 3,500 reviews on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  April 3, 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.Finding a pair of shoes that brings together the all-day comfort of slippers while still allowing you …

What to know about canceling your travel plans because of coronavirus

John Matarese  |  March 12, 2020

Amanda Stewart was planning a big Disney World trip for her family this spring, booking flights for her family on Southwest Airlines. But in recent days, this nervous mom decided she’d rather stay home for now. “With coronavirus popping up in the United States, we started getting worried,” she said. “So, we just wanted to …

Reddi-wip is looking for an amateur barista to work just one day for $15,000

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 11, 2020

If you’re not a barista but you love to watch these coffee magicians whip up lattes and cappuccinos like works of art at your local coffee shop, Reddi-wip is looking for you. Now through March 22, Reddi-wip is on the hunt for a special someone to become the brand’s first-ever Everyday Barista. The ideal candidate …

Some airlines are raising baggage fees—here’s what you need to know

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  March 6, 2020

If you want to save money on your next flight, it might help to pack lightly or plan in advance. United Airlines announced that it will increase the fees for checked bags by $5, starting March 6. This increase will apply to both domestic flights as well as to short international flights to Central America …

Amtrak tickets are buy one, get one free right now

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 14, 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.If you forgot to get your love a gift this Valentine’s Day or want to make the …

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates 45th Anniversary to Colorful Fanfare

Disneyland and Disney World are raising ticket prices again

Kate Streit  |  February 14, 2020

The “Happiest Place on Earth” and “The Most Magical Place on Earth” both just got a little more expensive to access.  Although a visit to Disneyland and Disney World has never been cheap, both resorts will be raising their park ticket prices in 2020. In 2019, Disneyland increased their park ticket prices by more than …

This all-inclusive resort is offering 40% off and free nanny service

Tricia Goss  |  February 14, 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.You could really use a break, but you can’t quite swing a nice vacation right now — …

How you and a coworker can each win a free trip to Belize

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 4, 2020

Could you use a vacation? Do you know someone else who could, too? If so (and I’m assuming the answer to both questions is yes…), you’ll want to note that the Belize Tourism Board is giving away free trips in observance of National Plan for Vacation Day. The holiday was created by the U.S. Travel …

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Here’s how you can become the first official Kentucky Derby menu taste tester

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 29, 2020

If you consider yourself a “foodie” and spend a lot of your time thinking about food or perhaps cooking it up yourself, Churchill Downs Racetrack has a contest you’ll want to consider entering. The racetrack is looking for someone to be their first-ever “Official Menu Taste Tester of the 146th Kentucky Derby.” Now through Feb. …

You can win an overnight stay in Shakespeare’s Juliet house in Italy

Tricia Goss  |  January 27, 2020

If you are a fan of romantic comedies, you may have enjoyed the 2010 film “Letters to Juliet.” In the movie, a young woman played by Amanda Seyfried visits a wall in Verona, Italy where heartbroken visitors leave notes to Juliet Capulet. That location, a place of pilgrimage for fans of Shakespeare’s tragic fictional heroine, …

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates 45th Anniversary to Colorful Fanfare

Disney World is offering 4-day, 4-park tickets for $89 per day

Marie Rossiter  |  January 24, 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.If you’re planning a family vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida, we’ve found a deal you …

You could win a vacation inspired by the movie ‘The Holiday’

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 21, 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.It may not be a traditional Christmas movie when compared to “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” or and …

Nearly 400 flight attendants swear by this $24 jumpsuit

Claire Gillespie  |  January 17, 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 jumpsuit trend has been around for years now, and it isn’t showing any sign of abating. …

This $25 slimming swimsuit has over 4K reviews on Amazon

Augusta Statz  |  January 15, 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.Finding the perfect swimsuit is easier said than done. Not only do you have to consider the …

Celebrities Help Open New Fantasyland At Walt Disney World

Disney World is offering free dining plans with select resort stays

Kathleen St. John  |  January 9, 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.Fans of the Disney Parks know it well: the involuntary cringe that comes when it’s time to …

Disney Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Disneyland tickets are on sale for as low as $67 right now

Kate Streit  |  January 9, 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.If you’ve been dreaming of a Disneyland vacation, this may be the time to act. Now through …

Oscar Mayer is looking for a college senior to drive the Wienermobile for a year

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 8, 2020

If you’re a soon-to-be college graduate and would rather spend the next year traveling the country than landing a desk job, Oscar Mayer has an opportunity you may not want to pass up. Submissions are now open for the 2021 class of “Hotdoggers,” which, if you’re accepted, will put you behind the wheel of their one-of-a-kind …

Amtrak is having a buy one, get one free sale on train tickets

Tricia Goss  |  January 8, 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.Now that the holidays are over, you might find yourself feeling as though there’s not much to …

Japan Airlines is giving away 100,000 free flights in 2020

Marie Rossiter  |  January 1, 2020

Travel officials in Japan are gearing up for a big year in 2020. The Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo from July 24 through Aug. 9. Then, the Paralympics are from Aug. 25 through Sept. 6. An estimated 650,000 international tourists plan to travel to the Land of the Rising Sun during the Summer …

You could get paid $5,000 to live in a castle for a week and drink coffee

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 11, 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’ve ever wanted to live like royalty — and let’s be honest, who hasn’t? — Gevalia …

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

Kathleen St. John  |  December 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.Add a new title to your game-night lineup with “Trekking The National Parks,” a family-friendly board game …

Delta Announces Quarterly Earnings And Reductions In Capacity Over Brexit

Here’s how much the cost of airfare has changed in the past 10 years

Marie Rossiter  |  November 21, 2019

It feels like everything is getting more expensive, and if you’ve recently looked at booking a flight for an upcoming trip, you might have winced at just how hard the cost of a plane ticket is hitting your wallet. The most recent average airfare price in the U.S. is $357.10, according to the Bureau of …

Subway Settles Not-Really Foot Long Sandwich Litigation

Subway is giving away a trip to any continental U.S. city you want to visit

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 19, 2019

If you could go anywhere in the U.S., where would it be? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park or maybe a trip The Big Apple is on your list. Wherever it is, if it’s in one of the 48 continental U.S. states or Alaska, you may be able to go there for …

Megabus is giving away 200,000 free tickets on Cyber Monday

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 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.If travel is on your wish list this holiday season, Megabus has is having a Cyber Monday …

You can buy a Legoland annual gold pass for just $99

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 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.If you have little ones to shop for this holiday season, Legoland is offering an incredible deal …

You could win a free 2-night stay at any Tru by Hilton hotel

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 12, 2019

While a week-long vacation spent sitting on a beach and drinking margaritas sounds amazing, you might be surprised at how much fun you can have just by escaping for a quick weekend getaway. Whether it’s right by where you live or a road trip is involved, simply getting away from daily life can give you …

You could win free Megabus travel for a year if you find a golden ticket on your bus

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 7, 2019

Just about everyone knows the story of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” But just in case you don’t, here’s the gist: Golden tickets were hidden in chocolate bars and those who found a coveted ticket won the chance to tour Willy Wonka’s factory. We won’t lie. A tour of a magical chocolate factory sounds …