Breaded frozen chicken

USDA will no longer allow salmonella in breaded or stuffed chicken products

Tricia Goss  |  August 2, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would declare Salmonella an adulterant in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products. This proposed ruling would require some food processors to risk being shut down if they do not reduce the…

Recalled Banana Boat hair and scalp sunscreen

Banana Boat spray-on sunscreen recalled due to presence of carcinogen

Scripps News  |  August 2, 2022

Banana Boat has voluntarily issued a nationwide recall of Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 due to the presence of benzene, which is classified as a human carcinogen. “While benzene is not an ingredient in any Banana…

This waterproof Bluetooth speaker has 36,000 5-star reviews on Amazon—and it’s on sale right now

Tricia Goss  |  August 2, 2022

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.JBL has…

Handwoven Round Rattan Bag

This $27 rattan shoulder bag is perfect for your summer vacation

Emily O'Brien  |  July 28, 2022

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.One of…

Asian woman works from her home office.

13 work-from-home essentials to boost productivity and comfort

Marie Rossiter  |  July 27, 2022

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.Working from…

Family Dollar store

Family Dollar recalls numerous toiletry products

Scripps News  |  July 26, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Family Dollar has initiated a voluntary recall of numerous toiletry products that were “inadvertently” shipped to stores. The FDA says the products, which include toothpaste, lotions and medications, were stored outside the…

Does sunscreen expire? Here’s what you should know

Emily O'Brien  |  July 25, 2022

Sunscreen might be one the best tools you have to protect your skin from the dangerous UV rays of the sun. Using sunblock properly lowers the risk of skin damage and premature aging — not to mention painful sunburns —…

woman with gold eye masks

Get rid of dark circles with these 24K gold eye masks

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  July 24, 2022

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.Puffy, tired…

Indian man with matted curly hair

6 tips for detangling hair at home

Emily O'Brien  |  July 22, 2022

Tangled hair can make us scream — out of frustration and pain from brushes getting caught in knots. Using a good hair conditioner and a moisturizing detangler along with the best detangling brush you can find will help get you…

Cricut Maker 3 machine

Craft your heart out with a Cricut machine

Emily O'Brien  |  July 22, 2022

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…

Feel like you’re getting less for your money? Here’s how to spot ‘shrinkflation’

Tricia Goss  |  July 22, 2022

If it seems as though you’re not only spending more at the grocery store but you’re also getting less, you are probably correct. It’s a practice known as shrinkflation, or downsizing products but charging the same amount, and experts say…

This 3D crystal photo makes a beautifully creative keepsake

Tricia Goss  |  July 22, 2022

If you want to be more original and creative to surprise a loved one with something beyond the standard framed portrait, we've got just the thing.

The Skittles logo is surrounded by the colorful candies.

Class-action lawsuit over Skittles hinges on use of FDA-approved ‘toxin’

Marie Rossiter  |  July 21, 2022

Mars, Inc., the candy company behind iconic brands including Skittles, is facing a class-action lawsuit filed in California that alleges it violated three consumer laws, including that the colorful sweets contains a toxin considered “unfit for human consumption.” According to…

A mom puts a blanket on her sleeping child at bedtime.

9 tips for a smooth bedtime routine for kids

Tricia Goss  |  July 21, 2022

Ensuring your children get enough sleep is essential to their health and wellbeing — not to mention yours. Depending on their ages, kids need between 8 and 13 hours of slumber every night. But knowing they require lots of rest…

Natierra freeze-dried blueberries recalled for potential lead contamination

Bridget Sharkey  |  July 21, 2022

Have you purchased freeze-dried blueberries recently? If so, you should check the label. The Food and Drug Administration has just warned consumers that freeze-dried blueberries sold under the brand name Natierra may be contaminated with lead. Natierra, which belongs to…

Average gallon of gas projected to fall below $4 in August

Scripps News  |  July 20, 2022

The average price of a gallon of gas has dropped 50 cents in the last month, and analysis indicates the price may drop below $4 a gallon next month. According to Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at gas…

Closeup female's arm, good skin

People say this $12 body scrub gets rid of bumpy ‘chicken skin’

Emily O'Brien  |  July 20, 2022

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.Have you…

A woman smiles as she feels the skin on her face.

Amazon customers say this $30 Tula eye balm gets rid of dark circles and puffiness under eyes

Emily O'Brien  |  July 19, 2022

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 face…

How does U.S. inflation compare with the rest of the world?

Scripps News  |  July 19, 2022

There is likely little doubt the cost of going to the gas station or the grocery is impacting your life and your wallet. The latest report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports a 9.1% inflation rate, the highest…

Digital coupon on smartphone

Digital coupons can make it harder for seniors to get discounts

John Matarese  |  July 18, 2022

With grocery prices soaring, coupons can be a big money saver. But many shoppers these days are now having trouble accessing supermarket coupons because more and more of them now require a smartphone. And some consumer advocates are calling the…

FCC makes moves to protect consumers from car warranty robocalls

Tricia Goss  |  July 15, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission has taken another step to protect consumers from robocall scammers. The agency is moving to permanently block spam auto warranty robocalls, the top unwanted call complaint filed by consumers for the past two years. On July…

Woman puts oil on scar on hand

This bio-oil for scars and stretch marks has almost 99,000 5-star reviews on Amazon—and it’s less than $20

Tricia Goss  |  July 15, 2022

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.Stretch marks,…

Partner snoring in bed

5 ways to help curb snoring

Kathleen St. John  |  July 13, 2022

When you’ve got a snorer in the family, nights can go from peaceful to problematic in minutes. If your partner starts sawing logs, you’re faced with a choice: Get them to stop (difficult), lie awake and suffer (infuriating) or give…

What every new parent needs to know about traveling with a baby

Marie Rossiter  |  July 11, 2022

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.New parents…

School supplies arranged on desk

How you can help teachers ‘Clear the List’ before school starts this fall

Tricia Goss  |  July 8, 2022

According to a survey by AdoptAClassroom.org, teachers spent an average of $750 of their own money on school supplies for the 2020-2021 school year, which is the highest amount ever. They may spend even more during the coming school year…

Insulin vials

California will make its own insulin to lower costs for people with diabetes

Tricia Goss  |  July 8, 2022

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on July 7 that his state would begin producing affordable insulin to help fight the high prices of this essential medication. The governor approved a budget earmarking $100 million for the state to contract and…

Chef using a pepper grinder over a bowl.

9 surprising things you can grind in your pepper mill

Emily O'Brien  |  July 7, 2022

For the freshest pepper, you need to use a grinder. Whole peppercorns contain volatile oils that release when the peppercorn gets cracked and ground up. Similar to coffee beans, the oils dissipate quickly, which decreases flavor over time. By using…

Best low-tech gifts for kids

These are the best low-tech gifts for kids

Tricia Goss  |  July 6, 2022

High-tech toys have their benefits, but there are many advantages to traditional toys. For instance, old-school toys and games can help kids develop social and fine motor skills, creative and problem-solving abilities and collaboration, and they can even encourage physical…

Woman Putting Bowl Of Slice Lemon In Microwave Oven to clean it.

5 genius ways to clean your microwave with minimal effort

Marie Rossiter  |  July 5, 2022

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.Think about…

How to save on a July 4 barbecue despite inflation

Tricia Goss  |  July 1, 2022

Family and friends gathering on the Fourth of July for food and fun is a longstanding tradition. But inflation is no joke. According to Wells Fargo’s July Fourth Food Inflation Report, a get-together for 10 people could cost about 11%…

A Wonderfold wagon for kids is shown in red.

This heavy-duty folding wagon is just $150 with coupon right now

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 1, 2022

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.Wagons can…

‘Just keep it’: Why it’s easier for stores to give you a refund and let you keep your returns

Marie Rossiter  |  June 30, 2022

If you’ve ever had to return a product to the store, then you know the drill. First, you drive to the store or call the online retailer to get the details on how to get a refund and the best…

A man fills up his gas tank at a Sheetz location in Pennsylvania.

Gas station chain is dropping prices to $3.99 a gallon through July 4

Marie Rossiter  |  June 29, 2022

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.In honor…

Activists bought out $16 million in private student loans, then canceled them

Tricia Goss  |  June 27, 2022

Students who attended an El Paso, Texas-based college can kiss their student loan debt goodbye. The private student loans of more than 7,000 former Vista College students were bought and wiped out by the Rolling Jubilee Fund. The nonprofit social…

Resort chair with beach view and a towel draped on it.

Get these plush Turkish cotton beach towels for about $11 each

Marie Rossiter  |  June 27, 2022

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 perfect…

Woman sleeps on her side in bed

6 clever tips for a great night’s sleep

Emily O'Brien  |  June 23, 2022

Many of us struggle with sleep from time to time. Between drinking too much caffeine, eating certain foods and family or work struggles, routinely getting a good night’s rest can feel like an uphill battle. Still, quality sleep is something…

New Kraft packaging for Mac & Cheese name change

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is changing its name

Tricia Goss  |  June 22, 2022

In 1937, when Americans were living through the struggles of the Great Depression, Kraft introduced its boxed macaroni and cheese. For 19 cents, a family of four could enjoy a creamy, comforting dish of cheesy noodles. The company sold 8…

A Blackstone combination griddle and air fryer is shown.

This outdoor griddle has a built-in air fryer—and it’s $110 off right now

Emily O'Brien  |  June 21, 2022

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.Air fryers…

Mom and baby on diaper changing table

A new parent’s guide to the different types of diapers

Margeaux Baulch Klein  |  June 10, 2022

If you’re a new parent or soon will be, you may be wondering how many diapers to stock up on and which kind to buy. Some experts estimate that babies go through as many as 2,000 to 3,000 diapers in…

Beach shirt for women

Lightweight beach shirt for women comes in 21 colors to go with any bathing suit—and it’s only $27

Emily O'Brien  |  June 8, 2022

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.When you…

Peanut butter dip with apples

Jif peanut butter recall expands to include candy and snacks

Marie Rossiter  |  June 8, 2022

The Jif peanut butter recall issued in late May prompted by an investigation into a salmonella outbreak has widened to include various products made with the affected product. On May 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a voluntary…

Mercedes vehicles recalled for faulty brakes

Mercedes recalling almost 1 million vehicles for faulty brakes

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 6, 2022

Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly 1 million vehicles worldwide due to concerns over reduced brake performance or brake failure. The recall includes 292,287 vehicles sold in the U.S. (and around 700,000 elsewhere around the world) from model years 2006-2012. The National…

A garment steamer and iron are shown together.

5 clever ways to use your iron that don’t involve clothing

Emily O'Brien  |  June 6, 2022

We all know how an iron can keep our clothes looking fresh, but did you know it can be used to do more than just de-wrinkle fabric? From cleaning up surprising messes to helping you cook breakfast in your hotel…

Refrigerators recalled for ice-maker hazard

Electrolux and Frigidaire refrigerators recalled due to ice-maker choking hazard

Tricia Goss  |  June 6, 2022

Owners of Electrolux and Frigidaire refrigerators are urged to check the model and serial numbers of their appliances. Electrolux, which also owns Frigidaire, has announced a voluntary recall of ice makers in specific models. Why Are Ice Makers Being Recalled?…

An Uber Eats delivery person rides a bike with the company's logo on their backpack.

Seattle passes minimum wage for app-based delivery drivers

Marie Rossiter  |  June 2, 2022

Seattle’s city council recently approved legislation to mandate a minimum wage for workers who deliver food and other items for companies such as DoorDash and UberEats. During a May 31 session, the council voted unanimously in favor of the “Pay…

Woman shopping milk in store.

Here’s how much milk costs in 30 cities across the country

Tricia Goss  |  June 2, 2022

Ever wondered if the people in the next state over are paying the same price for milk that you are? Grocery prices in general have been rising nationwide and that includes the white stuff that’s been an American kitchen staple…

There’s another EpiPen class-action settlement—here’s how to file a claim

Kathleen St. John  |  June 1, 2022

Folks with serious allergies know: EpiPens are a lifesaving, essential medicine. So if you purchased an EpiPen between Aug. 24, 2011, and Nov. 1, 2020, you may be awarded a portion of a major settlement by the drug manufacturer. The…

Senior woman takes notes

Free college courses for senior citizens are available in nearly every state

Tricia Goss  |  May 31, 2022

There are numerous advantages to seeking higher education at any age. Even when you are in your 50s, 60s and beyond, you can benefit from taking college courses. Taking a class can freshen your skills, provide opportunities for socialization, enhance…

Rows of protein bars at grocery store

Are protein bars actually good for you?

Emily O'Brien  |  May 27, 2022

When sitting down for a meal isn’t feasible, nutrition bars seem like a quick, healthy solution. You can wolf one down for breakfast while packing up the kids’ backpacks or while commuting to work. What’s not to love? Many seem…

Levi's Women's Premium 501 Skinny Jeans are shown on a model.

These on-trend Levi’s ‘mom jeans’ are just $41 right now

Tricia Goss  |  May 25, 2022

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.Levi’s 501…

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