These Spanx faux-leather leggings are the best purchase I’ve ever made

Brooke McDonald  |  January 24, 2020

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This lawsuit claims certain pressure cookers are exploding and injuring people

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.Two women…

Payless Shoes Files For Second Bankruptcy

Payless is planning to open more stores after bankruptcy

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 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.Nearly three…

This $13 TubShroom drain protector has nearly 27K reviews on Amazon

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  January 17, 2020

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7 free workout apps to try this year

Marie Rossiter  |  January 14, 2020

Did you make a new year’s resolution that 2020 is finally going to be the year you get fit and healthy? Trying to figure out the best fitness routine can be overwhelming and it’s easy to get stuck before you…

Tell Oreo your preferred cookie-to-cream ratio and you could win $100,000

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 13, 2020

Every once in a while (OK, pretty much all the time), Oreo graces us with a new cookie flavor. Perhaps it’s peppermint bark for the holiday season or maybe it’s their latest flavor, tiramisu, just because. While you pretty much…

Police are warning that you shouldn’t shorten ‘2020’ to ’20’ when signing documents—here’s why

Brittany Anas  |  January 13, 2020

We’re now a couple of weeks into the New Year, which means we’re finally starting to remember to write “2020” instead of “2019” on documents and checks. But, in addition to getting the date correct, officials are warning that you’ll…

Taco Bell restaurant

Taco Bell is testing $100K salaries for managers

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 11, 2020

The new year is bringing some pretty big commitments from Taco Bell. Not only will the fast-food chain be working to help the environment and expanding options for people who don’t want meat in their tacos, they are also testing…

People swear by this $15 fabric shaver from Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  January 10, 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.Do you…

6 Products That Will Help You Drink More Water

Carina Wolff  |  January 10, 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.Drinking water…

How to get up to $15 back in the Johnson & Johnson infant Tylenol class-action lawsuit settlement

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  January 9, 2020

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Hotdoggers pose in front of Wienermobile

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 36th class…

These essential oils are being recalled for lack of child-resistant packaging

Marie Rossiter  |  January 7, 2020

If you’re one of the many people who love to use essential oils in your home, you need to check your collection for a recalled product. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled two essential oil products made by…

Why I swear by these $16.99 touchscreen-friendly gloves

Mandy Gambrell  |  January 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.I’m a…

If you love Dr Pepper, you need this Dr Pepper syrup for your ice cream

Brittany Anas  |  January 3, 2020

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People are actually making money by sharing photos of their creative cheese boards on social media

Marie Rossiter  |  December 30, 2019

Mark Twain once wrote, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” With the internet changing the way people make a living, finding that dream job is becoming more of…

These slanted toilets are designed to reduce the time workers spend in the bathroom

Brittany Anas  |  December 30, 2019

A lot of companies are experimenting with ways to improve productivity. For some, it’s exploring four-day work weeks. Microsoft Japan, for example, saw a productivity boost of 40% after switching to the shorter work week, according to NPR. Other companies…

The hard-boiled egg recall for listeria concerns has been expanded

Brittany Anas  |  December 30, 2019

A hard-boiled egg recall potentially linked to a national listeria outbreak has been expanded to include packaged hard-boiled eggs, potato salads, egg salads, salad kits and other products sold at several stores including Trader Joe’s, Costco, Kroger, Walmart and more.…

Press Preview For Detroit International Auto Show

These 10 cars are being discontinued in 2020

Brittany Anas  |  December 27, 2019

Could it the end of the road for sedans? Come 2020, automakers are discontinuing many of their car models — especially compact cars and sedans — and turning their focus instead to bigger sport utility vehicles and crossovers.  These 10…

This bestselling $16 winter hat has over 8,000 reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  December 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 warm…

Chrissy Teigen swears by this throw blanket as the perfect gift

Kate Streit  |  December 18, 2019

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Subaru is recalling 250,000 cars that could lose power while driving

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 16, 2019

If you own a newer-model Subaru, check your VIN. More than 250,000 Ascent, Crosstrek, Forester and Impreza vehicles are being recalled because they could lose power while driving, which could result in a crash. Around 205,000 Crosstrek and Impreza models from the…

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19 of the best gift ideas from Oprah’s Favorite Things list of 2019

Tricia Goss  |  December 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.Since 2002,…

You can nominate a young person who’s working to make their community a better place to win $10,000 from U.S. Cellular

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 11, 2019

Do you know an inspiring young person who could use some extra cash for a cause they believe in? U.S. Cellular is looking for young people ages 6-17 for their “The Future of Good” campaign, offering them a chance to…

Banana artwork sold for $120,000—and then someone ate it

Kathleen St. John  |  December 10, 2019

The annual Art Basel Miami Beach show always makes headlines for its glamorous parties, celebrity sightings and breakout art stars. This year, though, there’s one story that’s getting all the attention — that of the $120,000 banana. Officially titled “Comedian”…

T.J. Maxx And Marshalls Takes Step Away Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line

10 shopping secrets for your next trip to Marshalls

Brittany Anas  |  December 9, 2019

Deal-seeking shoppers know the thrill that comes with a great find at Marshalls. Maybe you stumble upon a pair of swoon-worthy, deeply discounted designer boots that you recently saw full-price at a department store. Or, perhaps you turn the corner…

You can now buy a Whoville ceramic village from ‘The Grinch’ on Amazon

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 6, 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.No one…

eBay will stop selling infant inclined sleepers on its site

Clint Davis  |  December 5, 2019

Another online retail giant has decided to pull infant inclined sleepers from its selection in the wake of the products being blamed for dozens of deaths. According to Consumer Reports, eBay made the announcement on Dec. 3 that it would…

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

Kathleen St. John  |  December 2, 2019

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We compared the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet to the iPad — here’s how they stack up

Marie Rossiter  |  December 2, 2019

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Nearly 100,000 pounds of packaged salad are being recalled for E. coli concerns

Anna Weaver  |  November 25, 2019

Salad eaters, take note! At least 40 people across the country were sickened after eating packaged romaine salad items contaminated with E. coli, so food safety experts have issued a wider recall of all romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California.…

This night light that projects stars onto your bedroom ceiling is a best-seller on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  November 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.Whether you…

Why some women are getting unexpected bills after mammograms that are supposed to be free

Brittany Anas  |  November 20, 2019

Under the Affordable Care Act, mammograms for women age 40 and older are free, as the exams are considered preventative care. But women are often called back for further screening and many are surprised when they are billed hundreds of…

Dodge minivans are being recalled because their seatbelts may fail in a crash

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 18, 2019

If you have a newer Dodge Grand Caravan, it’s time to check your VIN number. Chrysler is recalling certain 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles after it was found that some seatbelts could come loose during a crash, which could lead…

Nissan In Talks With Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles for a brake defect

Marie Rossiter  |  November 18, 2019

The Nissan Motor Company has issued a recall of hundreds of thousands of its vehicles after discovering a defect that could cause fires. On Nov. 15, Nissan sent notification of the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or…

There’s a ‘secret consumer score’ that retailers use to judge customers—here’s how to find yours

Kate Streit  |  November 18, 2019

You know what your credit score is, right? It’s an important number to know for a variety of reasons. After all, it’s a factor in the amount and type of loan you can get to buy a home or car,…

I did the research, and here’s why Amazon Subscribe and Save is my go-to for monthly purchases

Anna Weaver  |  November 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.Soon after…

Sears is closing 96 more Sears and Kmart stores—here’s the list of locations that are closing

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 8, 2019

Sears and Kmart announced it will close a third of its stores in February 2020. Here's the list of all 96 locations that will be closing, by state.

You can now buy an Alexa-compatible Christmas tree

Kate Streit  |  November 7, 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.“Alexa, turn…

Satya Nadella Launches Microsoft Build Conference

Microsoft tried 3-day weekends and saw a huge jump in productivity

Tricia Goss  |  November 6, 2019

Microsoft recently gave some of its employees more personal time, and the rewards should cause other employers to sit up and take notice. Not only did workers benefit from more time away from the office, but the company’s bottom line…

AT&T fined $60 million for limiting bandwidth and slowing connections on ‘unlimited’ data plans

Claire Gillespie  |  November 6, 2019

Unlimited should mean unlimited, and AT&T has been reminded of that, to the tune of $60 million. The multinational telephone company — one of the world’s largest, in terms of total revenue (a whopping $170.8 billion in 2018) — has…

More than 100 vegetable products are being recalled for listeria concerns

Anna Weaver  |  November 5, 2019

Check your vegetable bin: A large scale recall on 100-plus pre-packaged vegetable products sold in the U.S. and Canada under brand names like Del Monte, O Organics and Signature Farms was recently announced. Mann Packing Co., which distributed the vegetable…

Frozen raspberries are being recalled for possible hepatitis A contamination

Claire Gillespie  |  November 4, 2019

"Wawona Frozen Foods is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution due to a positive test result taken as part of a government sampling program," said Wawona's announcement. "There have been no illnesses associated with this voluntary and precautionary recall to date."

These best-selling $7 touchscreen winter gloves have over 2K reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  October 31, 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.Cold temperatures…

These $25 slimming jeans have over 3K reviews on Amazon

Kate Streit  |  October 31, 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 good…

80 Boston College Students Fall Ill After Eating At Chipotle Restaurant

Chipotle will now pay 100% of college tuition costs for employees

Brittany Anas  |  October 28, 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.As student…

You can buy super cute ‘Frozen 2’-inspired shoes for your kids

Helen Lee  |  October 28, 2019

Excitement is building for the November 22 release of “Frozen II.” If you just can’t wait for Disney’s sequel to the hit 2013 computer-animated film, you’re in luck. Tie-in merchandise is starting to appear on shelves — including super-cute shoes…

Amazon To Buy Online Shoe Retailer Zappos

Zappos shoppers affected by the 2012 data breach may be eligible for a discount code

Kate Streit  |  October 26, 2019

If you shopped at Zappos in 2012, you may be eligible for a 10% discount on your next order from the retailer. Nine plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed a motion that the company provide a discount code of 10%…

More than 6,000 pounds of turkey and sausage patties from Walmart are being recalled

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  October 23, 2019

More than 6,444 pounds of turkey and pork sausage patties have been recalled over possible salmonella contamination.

Graduates Celebrate On The Southbank

Your teenager could win $100,000 for college tuition by entering this contest

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 22, 2019

Heading off to college can mean a lot of stress and pressure — for students and parents alike. Whether because of the pressure to get good grades, safety concerns or rising tuition costs, college can be one of the most…

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