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 …

145th Kentucky Derby

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 Wieners Vist Chicago school

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 2020 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 …

Disney and Nature’s Own are giving away a trip to Norway to celebrate the premiere of ‘Frozen 2’

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 5, 2019

One of the great things about movies is that they take us to places we’d love to visit but may not be able to. Whether your list of dream vacations includes actual movie settings like “The Christmas Story” house or you just want to visit cities where “Harry Potter” was filmed, heading to the location of …

This company is giving away free flights to the Caribbean for nurses

Kate Streit  |  October 29, 2019

Calling all nurses looking for a tropical getaway! CheapCaribbean is giving away free economy flights to 50 nurses — plus a guest each — to the beach destination of their choice. CheapCarribean is a travel company that offers vacation packages to a variety of exciting tropical locales, including Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Jamaica, …

8 surprising things you can rent instead of buy

Brittany Anas  |  September 30, 2019

These days, homes are doubling as hotels (Airbnb) and personal cars are taxis (Uber). Suffice to say, the concept of a shared economy is becoming more and more prominent. Still, you may be surprised by the variety of goods and services (and chickens!) that you can rent rather than buy. Here are eight surprising things …

Walmart Limits Ammunition Sales In Wake Of Mass Shootings

You can get free United Airlines miles with Walmart grocery pickups

Kathleen St. John  |  September 17, 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.Here’s a great tip for the mileage mavens: Grabbing groceries at Walmart can net you United Airlines …

You can get free admission to over 1,000 museums on Sept. 21

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 16, 2019

Are you a museum buff? Just love learning new things? If so, clear your calendar for Sept. 21, when more than 1,000 museums in all 50 states and Washington D.C., will be free for one day only! Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country will be providing free entry to anyone with a Museum …

You could get $27,700 if you move to an underpopulated region in Italy

Jennifer Nied  |  September 16, 2019

If you’ve longed to make your “Under the Tuscan Sun” dreams a reality, now just might be the time to quit your job and channel your inner Diane Lane. The mountainous region of Molise in Italy will pay people to relocate to one of its quaint villages. The area is located on Italy’s southeastern coast …

You can get a free flight from Expedia—here’s how

Mandy Gambrell  |  September 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’re planning to take a big vacation soon, you might check Expedia ahead of booking your …

You can get round-trip flights to Ireland for $399 right now

Bridget Sharkey  |  September 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.Ireland is one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations, and for good reason. From the natural beauty …

Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints

Here’s how you could win $500 and the chance to become an NFL food tester

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 30, 2019

It’s nearly time for all things pumpkin spice, trick-or-treating and, for sports fans, one of the best times of the year — football season. This year, if you love football for more than just the game and are patiently waiting for all the good grub you’ll no doubt encounter tailgating and at parties, sports-betting website …

Germany Presents Ebola Medevac Plane

Spirit Airlines will soon let you book flights via text message

Anna Weaver  |  August 27, 2019

Discount air carrier Spirit Airlines announced on Aug. 26 that you will soon be able to book its flights via the popular messaging app WhatsApp. As of Sept. 1, customers will be able to use a chatbot to initially set up their desired flights and then be connected with a Spirit guest services agent to …

Disney World’s $79 ‘mid-day’ tickets are perfect for people who don’t like to get up early

Marie Rossiter  |  August 20, 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.A Walt Disney World vacation can sometimes feel more like a marathon than a relaxing time with …

Amazon customers’ 10 most ‘wished for’ dresses

Brittany Anas  |  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.Dresses can be a versatile MVP in your closet. Throw one on with a pair of strappy …

Royal Caribbean cruises are on sale for as low as $186 per person

Augusta Statz  |  August 12, 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.Now’s the time to get next year’s travel schedule in order, especially if you’d like to cross …

Here’s how to enter to win a free trip to the Margaritaville Resort

Jennifer Nied  |  August 6, 2019

Shark Week took place last week on the Discovery Channel and is now over, but fans can still keep that exploratory spirit alive. That’s because LandShark Lager, the island-style brew, wants to give people a real-life shark experience and a wonderful tropical vacation all in one. Right now, LandShark is offering up an all inclusive …

This Scottish island wants to hire a sheep warden

Jessica Suss  |  August 1, 2019

Are you sick of your desk job? Do you crave salty sea air, adventure and … sheep? If this job description sounds up your alley, then you should apply to be a sheep warden on the remote Scottish island of North Ronaldsay. Yes, this is a real job. The job seems to be mostly about …

The Pioneer Woman Magazine Celebration with Ree Drummond

You can now buy adorable Pioneer Woman luggage at Walmart

Kate Streit  |  August 1, 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.Headed out on vacation? Travel in style with new Pioneer Woman luggage from Walmart. Ree Drummond, aka …

Hotels are facing a growing backlash against resort fees—here’s what you need to know

Mandy Gambrell  |  July 26, 2019

Have you thoroughly checked your receipt after a stay at a hotel lately? It may include resort fees you were unaware of when you made the decision to stay at the hotel — and the price may have been way higher than what you originally thought it would be. According to a lawsuit filed by …

Outdoor blankets and round beach towels are on sale at Walmart

Augusta Statz  |  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.Walmart is having a major summer clearance sale that offers discounts on everything from portable gas smokers …

Here’s why airport food is so expensive

Mediafeed  |  July 19, 2019

Hunger can be especially costly at airports. Travelers often seen their carefully crafted vacation budget punctured by a case of the munchies. Even familiar favorites from your local food court can come with a steep markup. Here’s why the food prices are so high at airports and how to avoid the markup on your trip. …