Throw pillows at Goodwill with price tags

Is Goodwill becoming more expensive?

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  September 18, 2023

Thrift-store shoppers are complaining that prices have been going up, so Don't Waste Your Money visited a Goodwill for a price check.

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These influencer scams target high school and college students

John Matarese  |  September 14, 2023

A few rules of thumb can help you know if an influencer gig is really a scam, such as if you're asked to pay money or buy a product up front.

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Earn a $5 in-store credit for getting your flu shot at Sam’s Club

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 6, 2023

Medical experts say its time to get your flu shot. If you have it done at Sam's Club, you can get a $5 credit good in the store.

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Amazon raises free shipping minimum to $35 for customers in some markets

Marie Rossiter  |  August 30, 2023

Amazon has confirmed to media outlets that it is raising the free shipping minimum in some regions to $35.

10 products to give yourself an at-home spa day on a budget

Lauren Alexander  |  August 30, 2023

These 10 products will help pamper you from head to toe, giving you the spa day of your dreams at a fraction of the cost.

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Aldi to buy all Winn-Dixie grocery stores

Scripps News  |  August 17, 2023

Once the deal is completed, Aldi will take over operations of all Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket locations.

Payout from Apple’s iPhone slowdown lawsuit is finally coming

Tod Caviness  |  August 16, 2023

Apple will finally be paying out $65 to customers, who all filed claims before the deadline in 2020, seeking relief.

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15 little luxuries for less than $20

Emily O'Brien  |  August 15, 2023

These items under $20 are the perfect way to treat yourself or give a thoughtful gift to a friend who could use a boost.

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The new rules of tipping in the age of ‘tipflation’

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  August 11, 2023

In addition to the rising costs of goods, Americans are being asked to tip extra on services and are becoming increasingly frustrated.

Vitamix blender on sale for Prime Day

This powerful Vitamix blender is $100 off right now during Amazon Prime Day

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  July 11, 2023

Vitamix has a collection of blenders on sale both at Amazon and Walmart, including its Explorian blender with 10 settings.

11 easy ways you can save money on gas

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  July 6, 2023

With gas prices rising, it's smart to develop habits to help you cut costs, including driving slower and keeping up with car maintenance.

Get a free personalized label on a bottle of Maker’s Mark

Helen Lee  |  July 5, 2023

Know someone who loves Kentucky bourbon whisky? A bottle of Maker's Mark with a custom label is the perfect gift for a special occasion.

Summer fitness: Is it time to get back to the gym?

John Matarese  |  July 3, 2023

Ready to get back into the gym and start working out after taking a break? Here's what to know before you sign up for a membership.

Amazon is selling this popular pet hair removal tool for just $20

Marie Rossiter  |  June 30, 2023

Tired of unwanted pet hair being all over your furniture? This handy gadget makes cleaning up a breeze—and it's on sale.

21 free things to do in the most popular US vacation cities

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  June 27, 2023

If you want an inexpensive summer vacation, these activities in some of the most popular U.S. cities will keep you busy on a budget.

Nearly $30,000 for a wedding? How to avoid sticker shock

John Matarese  |  June 27, 2023

The average cost of a wedding is now nearly $30,000, but it is still possible to save money and have your dream event.

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Get a free medium Firehouse Sub if you have the right name

Marie Rossiter  |  June 23, 2023

The 'Name of the Day' deal highlights new names on the chain's social media pages each day, allowing lucky customers to pick up free subs.

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Wendy’s is offering free chicken nuggets through June 25

Marie Rossiter  |  June 22, 2023

Wendy's is offering some great deals this June, including late-night discounts, free fries and discounts on breakfast.

Parents and kid have summer fun

20 free things to do with your kids this summer

Emily O'Brien  |  June 21, 2023

Looking for some summer fun while the kids are out of school? Our list of 20 free things to do will entertain without breaking your budget.

You can get $200 when you open a new Chase Bank checking account

Marie Rossiter  |  June 20, 2023

The account must be opened before July 19, and you must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible.

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Walmart is selling school supplies for as low as 15 cents

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 15, 2023

Walmart's school supplies sale includes all the basics, including colored pencils, crayons, paper and more.

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.

These 7 side hustles require little or no cost up front

Marie Rossiter  |  June 13, 2023

Starting a side hustle can be an easy way to bring in extra cash. Here's what you need to know about salary and taxes before you start.

Consumers urged to stop using recalled Boppy Newborn Loungers

Scripps News  |  June 8, 2023

The pillows were recalled in 2021 and are no longer sold in stores, but they can still be found online or handed down. 

Get a free Taco Bell Breakfast Crunchwrap every Tuesday in June

Marie Rossiter  |  June 7, 2023

You can now start Taco Tuesday first thing in the morning: Taco Bell rewards members can score a free Breakfast Crunchwrap in June.

Bring this $28 neck fan with you everywhere to stay cool this summer

Marie Rossiter  |  June 5, 2023

This sleek neck fan from FrSara is on sale at Amazon and can keep you cool for hours at a time with its 360-degree surround airflow.

Samuel L. Jackson

Amazon will no longer have celebrity voices on Alexa

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 30, 2023

The voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa McCarthy and Shaquille O'Neal are all leaving the platform, some sooner than others.

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UPS store owner stops $25,000 scam, warns against common scams

Scripps News  |  May 30, 2023

A UPS store details common scams through online sellers and text messages — here's what you need to know to stay safe.

Netflix will charge an extra $8 monthly to subscribers who share

Scripps News  |  May 24, 2023

Last year, the streaming giant announced a crackdown on account password sharing to prepare users for these changes.

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These are the college majors that pay the most

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  May 23, 2023

New data analysis shows that students who receive degrees in STEM fields end up earning more money after graduating college.

These top-rated Beats headphones are $50 off at Walmart

Marie Rossiter  |  May 22, 2023

These wireless headphones from Beats by Dr. Dre are a great option for those who want superior sound quality and comfort at a great price.

You can put a lot more money in your HSA next year

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 19, 2023

In 2024, individuals and families may save up over $10,000 in their health savings accounts, the largest ever contribution increase.

Domino’s is offering a free medium pizza with your delivery order

Bridget Sharkey  |  May 19, 2023

For a limited time, customers can add a free medium two-topping pie to a minimum purchase of $14. Find out how.

This 4-piece luggage set is on sale for $99.99

Marie Rossiter  |  May 18, 2023

There's no excuse not to travel this summer with these exceptional luggage markdowns which include a 70% discount on a 4-piece set.

Yelp reveals the food and retail brands we like the most

Helen Lee  |  May 18, 2023

According to Yelp, these are the most-loved restaurant, food and retail brands in the U.S. — and a few may surprise you.

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T-Mobile offering customers free subscriptions

Marie Rossiter  |  May 16, 2023

This freebie for T-Mobile customers normally costs $149.99—but you'll have to sign up soon to get the deal.

How AI can clone your voice and use it in phishing scams

John Matarese  |  May 15, 2023

Artificial intelligence is making it easier than ever for scammers to impersonate you, using only a few seconds of your voice.

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These are the best things to buy in June

Emily O'Brien  |  May 14, 2023

June is a great time to stock up on Father's Day items, score great deals at restaurants and pet stores and maybe even grab a free donut.

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Social Security’s cost-of-living adjustments not enough, report finds

Scripps News  |  May 12, 2023

According to a new report, people who retired before 2000 have lost 36% of their buying power despite annual cost-of-living adjustments.

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This clever trick will help you sweep up every last bit of dirt

Emily O'Brien  |  May 12, 2023

Sweeping up that last line of dust left behind by your dustpan has always been a (relatable) problem, but this little trick fixes it.

Family inside car on road trip

Why your car really does need a garbage can

Emily O'Brien  |  May 11, 2023

For less than $10, car garbage cans can tidy up that mess in no time flat and prevent it from ever accumulating again.

You’re probably applying sunscreen wrong—here’s what to do instead

Lauren Alexander  |  May 9, 2023

As summer arrives, here's what you need to know about applying sunscreen and keeping yourself protected from damaging UV rays.

Family Dollar recalls some over-the-counter medications

Scripps News  |  May 9, 2023

The retailer says the medication was stored outside of the labeled temperature requirements and advises customers throw it away or return it.

BMW recall prompts ‘do not drive’ warning

Scripps News  |  May 8, 2023

Federal officials warn that the vehicles have air bag inflators that could rupture, causing severe injuries or death.

A beginner’s guide to pickleball gear

Marie Rossiter  |  May 8, 2023

Find out what you need to get started and get recommendations on the best paddles, balls, shoes, nets and more.

Recalled COVID-19 tests

At-home COVID-19 tests recalled for possible bacterial contamination

Scripps News  |  May 5, 2023

People are being advised to stop using certain at-home COVID-19 tests. The Food and Drug Administration said it has “significant concerns” about bacterial contamination in Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Tests’ liquid solution. They were distributed by Roche Diagnostics. The FDA says…

These $12 fridge liners make clean up so much easier

Marie Rossiter  |  May 5, 2023

If you never want to scrub your refrigerator again, order these handy liners from Amazon for under $12 to protect your shelves from spills.

USB charging port

4-pack of data blockers lets you safely charge phones in public

Emily O'Brien  |  May 5, 2023

The FBI warns that charging your phone at a public USB port could expose your data to hackers, so use a data blocker to protect yourself.

These amenities and upgrades can boost your home’s value

Lauren Alexander  |  May 5, 2023

Kitchen amenities and property upgrades such as pizza ovens and wine cellars can increase the worth of a home by more than 5%.

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T-Mobile customers impacted by personal data breach

Scripps News  |  May 4, 2023

T-Mobile informed some customers recently that “bad actors” accessed their information, including social security and government ID numbers. The company informed its customers that financial account information and call records were not part of the breach. The company said that…

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