California Pizza Kitchen is filing for bankruptcy

Tricia Goss  |  August 5, 2020

On July 30, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) announced that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure the majority of the restaurant chain’s long-term debt . Like so many other restaurants and retail stores, CPK has taken a hit…

Massive onion recall affects all 50 states

Tricia Goss  |  August 4, 2020

A variety of onions across the United States are currently under recall due to possible salmonella contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration, and they’ve been sold in every state. Following a joint investigation by the FDA, the Centers…

USDA recalled 38,000 pounds of ground beef

Marie Rossiter  |  August 4, 2020

If you have ground beef in your refrigerator or freezer, you are going to want to check to see if it’s part of a new recall. The United States Department of Agriculture announced a Class I recall of 38,406 pounds…

Microsoft is in talks to buy social media app TikTok

Marie Rossiter  |  August 4, 2020

TikTok has been in the news a lot lately, and not because of the latest viral dance craze on the popular social media platform. After TikTok came under fire last week from President Donald Trump, who said he’d considered banning…

These Motion-Activated Lights Will Save You From Stubbing Your Toe In The Middle Of The Night

Augusta Statz  |  July 26, 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.We’ve all…

A group of millionaires is asking to pay higher taxes to help with COVID-19 recovery

Marie Rossiter  |  July 13, 2020

Taxes. They’re a part of our civic (and legal) responsibility as U.S. citizens. No one particularly likes them and I think it’s safe to say that most people don’t actually want to pay higher taxes. Even people with excess wealth…

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Dunkin’ to permanently close 450 Speedway stores by the end of 2020

Marie Rossiter  |  July 9, 2020

Grabbing a quick cup of coffee and a donut from Dunkin’ might be a little more challenging for people soon and it has nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic. Dunkin’ recently announced the company will close 450 locations around…

Goldman Sachs study says national mask mandate could have a big impact on the US economy

Kate Streit  |  July 6, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered our way of life and has also had a huge impact on the economy. A new study conducted by Goldman Sachs suggests that a national mask mandate in the United States could help…

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Costco is not currently selling half sheet cakes

Tricia Goss  |  July 2, 2020

Costco half-sheet cakes have been wildly popular for decades. It’s easy to see why, when you factor in the generous size, affordable price (under $20) and delicious taste of the bakery confections. Sadly, though, the warehouse chain has announced it…

Brands are pulling their Facebook ads, citing the platform’s failure to monitor hate speech

Tricia Goss  |  June 24, 2020

If it seems as though many familiar brands’ ads are no longer popping up on your Facebook feed, you may be right. Several major brands are answering the call of the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League and other civil rights groups…

The Children’s Place is closing 300 stores

Marie Rossiter  |  June 16, 2020

Children’s clothing company The Children’s Place announced it will close 300 stores as a result of changes in consumer needs. In the company’s quarterly financial report, The Children’s Place announced operating losses of $173.1 million in the three months that…

Victoria’s Secret is permanently closing 250 stores

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 22, 2020

Since its first location opened in 1977, Victoria’s Secret has been an iconic part of the shopping mall landscape. However, like many businesses, the lingerie franchise has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and now 250 brick-and-mortar Victoria’s Secret…

TJ Maxx reopened its site for online shopping

Kate Emswiler  |  May 13, 2020

How are all you Maxxinistas holding up while staying at home to curb the spread of COVID-19? If you’ve been itching to score some steals and deals from beloved discount retailer TJ Maxx, we have some exciting news: The TJ…

Twitter employees can now work from home ‘forever,’ CEO says

Jenn Fields  |  May 13, 2020

Employees of Twitter will now be able to work from home “forever,” the company’s CEO said in an email on May 12. Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, dropped the news that people could work from home permanently in an email to…

If you had to postpone your wedding because of coronavirus, you could win $5,000 from Hotels.com for your future honeymoon

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 12, 2020

Seniors missing out on graduation and prom have been in the spotlight during the coronavirus pandemic — but for some couples, another big life event has been affected: their wedding. Many engaged couples have chosen to hold virtual weddings instead,…

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Costco limiting customer meat purchases amid potential supply shortages

Tricia Goss  |  May 8, 2020

You finally have enough toilet paper, and you happily spy cleaning products, hand soap and other necessities when picking up groceries and household goods for your family. But you might want to make sure your freezer is nicely stocked with…

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Walmart is rolling out two-hour delivery

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 7, 2020

In the times we’re living in, something as simple as going to the grocery store can be a pretty stressful experience. For those who can’t do their own shopping because they’re homebound or are in the high-risk category for COVID-19,…

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Taco Bell is now offering at-home taco bars for pickup or delivery

Brittany Anas  |  May 4, 2020

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo (which just so happens to sync up with Taco Tuesday this year!), Taco Bell has unveiled an at-home taco kit that’s available for pick-up or delivery. That “At Home Taco Bar” can feed…

Nominate your favorite local diner to receive a $2,000 grant from Heinz

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 30, 2020

There’s no denying the coronavirus pandemic has hit many businesses pretty hard, with retail stores, salons, gyms and local restaurants losing customers and money. If you’re missing heading out to your favorite local diner — the ones that know your…

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Ticketmaster is offering refunds for all events postponed due to coronavirus

Brittany Anas  |  April 28, 2020

Ticketmaster says it plans to reimburse customers who purchased tickets to concerts or events that have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement came after the ticket sales company was reprimanded by Democratic Reps. Katie Porter of California…

How to know which streaming service is right for you

Brittany Anas  |  April 20, 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.Let’s rewind…

You can get a pineapple plant from Home Depot and they’ll deliver it to your door

Brittany Anas  |  April 14, 2020

As it turns out, you don’t have to live in the tropics to grow a pineapple. Home Depot sells a plant for $24 that sprouts a mini pineapple and that can fare well indoors no matter where you live —…

Fitness products to help you stay in shape at home

Kate Streit  |  April 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.As people…

Friendly’s has make-your-own sundae kits for pickup or delivery

Helen Lee  |  April 9, 2020

This is a pretty sweet deal and even lets you pick from a big variety of toppings to please everyone you're stuck inside with!

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People are calling for doctors’ and nurses’ student loans to be forgiven to thank them for their work battling coronavirus

Kate Streit  |  April 8, 2020

Doctors, nurses and other professionals in the medical industry are risking their own lives every day as they care for patients stricken with the coronavirus. Grateful citizens everywhere have been showing their appreciation in both big and small ways for…

Hair color at home: How to cover your gray hair at home

Tricia Goss  |  April 6, 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.Although silver…

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Target, Costco and other stores closing on Easter Sunday

Tricia Goss  |  April 6, 2020

The businesses that remain operational during stay-at-home and shelter-in-place mandates due to the coronavirus pandemic have been overwhelmingly busy. However, there’s a holiday coming up, and several retailers will shut down for Easter Sunday to give employees a well-deserved day…

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…

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Kohl’s now has free curbside pick-up

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 2, 2020

While many non-essential stores remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company’s that have the ability to ship online orders are still doing so. Kohl’s is now going a step even further than that, offering curbside pick-up for online…

These bestselling $15 sunglasses have over 9,000 reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  April 1, 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.A good…

Jimmy John’s is launching a bread on-demand service

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 1, 2020

If you’ve been to a grocery store lately, chances are you’ve noticed many items are out of stock — or at least running pretty low — due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some items may even have limits on them, like…

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Some retailers are not accepting returns on toilet paper, sanitizing wipes and other items people have been stockpiling

Kate Streit  |  March 30, 2020

Just a few short weeks ago, it was hard to imagine that toilet paper and Clorox wipes would be such hot commodities. However, the coronavirus pandemic has caused people to stock up on essential items. Everyone rushing to buy in-demand…

15 best boredom-busting buys for kids on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  March 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.Trying to…

This bestselling $97 air purifier uses UV light to help kill airborne viruses

Tricia Goss  |  March 13, 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.Millions of…

FDA approves first generic asthma inhaler

Tricia Goss  |  March 6, 2020

More than 25 million Americans live with asthma, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. That means that if you are in a room with 13 people, at least one person will likely be asthmatic. The rate is…

Dermatologist-recommended anti-aging products you can buy on Amazon for less than $50

Tricia Goss  |  March 2, 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.Protecting your…

We tried 4 bestselling women’s jeans from Amazon—here’s our take

Kate Desmond  |  March 2, 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.I own…

You could be owed up to $20 from Ocean Spray class-action lawsuit

Tricia Goss  |  February 24, 2020

If you have purchased certain flavors of Ocean Spray brand beverages, you could be entitled to receive a cash settlement. In November 2017, a plaintiff filed a class-action lawsuit against Ocean Spray claiming that the company wrongfully labeled its products.…

Why wine prices are dropping this year

Kate Emswiler  |  February 19, 2020

If you love wine, then 2020 will likely be a banner (and boozy) year for you. Due to an overabundance of grapes in California — where the majority of the country’s wine grapes are grown — along with a decreasing…

This bestselling $20 sweater has more than 1,700 reviews on Amazon—and comes in tons of colors

Kate Streit  |  February 13, 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.Sometimes you…

Why people are willing to pay up to $99 for a jar of this special honey

Tricia Goss  |  February 12, 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.Honey has…

I wish I owned this $25 workout top from Amazon in every single color

Anna Weaver  |  February 11, 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.Since I’ve…

This bestselling shirt has nearly 4,000 reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  February 11, 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.Basic tees…

Jewelry you can get on Amazon that looks much more expensive than it actually is

Tricia Goss  |  February 7, 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.Whether you…

More than 165K inclined sleepers are being recalled from Graco, Evenflo and other brands

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 31, 2020

If you’ve purchased an inclined sleeper for your baby anytime between 2013 and just this month, listen up. More than 165,000 inclined sleepers are being recalled from multiple brands, including Graco, Evenflo, Summer Infant and Delta Enterprise. The recalls are…

People are loving this rubber chicken purse on Amazon

Kathleen St. John  |  January 30, 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.Trying to…

These women’s running shoes have over 3K 5-star reviews on Amazon

Bridget Sharkey  |  January 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.Runners know…

This doctor lets patients pay for surgery by volunteering

Marie Rossiter  |  January 28, 2020

Affordable health care is a challenge for many people. With hospital visits and surgeries costing tens of thousands of dollars, too many patients often forego getting the medical treatment they need because they can’t afford it. But one doctor decided…

These trendy faux-leather leggings have over 5K reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  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.Leather pants…

Stationery Retailer Papyrus Closing All Stores

Papyrus is closing all stores nationwide

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 24, 2020

After filing for bankruptcy on Jan. 23, greeting card and stationery store Papyrus confirmed on Facebook that it will be closing all 254 stores across the U.S. and Canada. Papyrus’ parent company, the Schurman Retail Group, which also owns Paper…

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