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This map shows how much you have to earn to afford rent in every state

DWYM Staff  |  May 16, 2024

You may have heard that you shouldn’t spend more than one-third of your income on rent. Unfortunately, rising rent costs often make that unrealistic.

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Hard to believe, but some things are dropping in price

John Matarese  |  May 13, 2024

If you've been waiting on making a major purchase, you may want to check out this list.

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Aldi lowering prices on 250 items, but is there a catch?

John Matarese  |  May 10, 2024

As grocery inflation shows little sign of ending, Aldi claims it is fighting back. But what about the most popular items shoppers need?

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This Walmart+ sale is offering members big discounts on groceries

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 26, 2024

Have a Walmart+ membership? You're going to want to check out this Early Access sale on Monday and Tuesday that has great deals on groceries.

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These 10 cities are the best for first-time home buyers, data finds

Scripps News  |  April 12, 2024

Zillow's analysis found that two thirds of the homes in the No. 1 city for first-time homebuyers were considered 'affordable.'

You can get $1 grilled cheese at Sonic for National Grilled Cheese Day

Marie Rossiter  |  April 12, 2024

Sonic Drive-In is celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12 with a special offer available for one day only.

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You can take a dozen American Sign Language classes for free

DWYM Staff  |  April 11, 2024

Many times in a moment of urgency, there’s an audible alarm which is unrecognizable for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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Get a 6-piece patio furniture set for $99 at Home Depot’s spring sale

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 11, 2024

This set comes with four folding chairs, a glass-top table and an umbrella, and it's $30 off during Home Depot's Spring Black Friday sale.

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How to get free Arby’s sandwiches in April

Marie Rossiter  |  April 11, 2024

Throughout April, Arby's Restaurants has weekly free sandwich deals to entice customers to try their sandwiches. Here's how to get one.

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Walmart shoppers may be eligible for $500 payment due to lawsuit

Scripps News  |  April 10, 2024

If you bought weighted groceries or bagged fruit at Walmart in recent years, you may be eligible for payment from a class action settlement.

Cost Of U.S. First Class Postage Stamps Rises To 44 Cents

Stamps are about to get more expensive again

Clint Davis  |  April 10, 2024

The U.S. Postal Service announced new prices for First-Class Mail Forever stamps this week. Here's when prices will increase, and how much.

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Celebrate National Burrito Day with these deals and freebies

Taylor Kuether  |  April 4, 2024

The first Thursday in April is National Burrito Day! Here's where to get deals on everyone's favorite tortilla-wrapped treat.

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10 eclipse-inspired food deals you can get this week

Marie Rossiter  |  April 3, 2024

BOGO Blizzards, half-off pizza: Don't be in the dark about all the deals, freebies and special treats restaurants are offering on April 8.

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Who are the richest people in the world?

Jenn Fields  |  April 2, 2024

Forbes' annual list of billionaires is out, and it's the biggest list yet with 2,781 billionaires with combined wealth of $14.2 trillion.

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Target’s car seat trade-in event is coming soon

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 2, 2024

You can head to your local Target to trade in an old, expired or damaged car seat and get a coupon for 20% off a new one during the event.

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Renting will be cheaper than buying a home for years, report finds

Scripps News  |  March 29, 2024

Average mortgage payments are currently 38% higher than average apartment rents, and the gap is expected to persist.

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Dollar Tree increases maximum price of items in stores nationwide

Helen Lee  |  March 27, 2024

Dollar Tree announced recently that it would raise the maximum price of its products. Here are the items that will cost you more.

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Find out if your local Family Dollar store is one of 600 locations closing

Marie Rossiter  |  March 26, 2024

Family Dollar is closing hundreds of stores across America. See our list to determine whether the location near you is shutting down.

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Everything is 40% off today at Bath & Body Works for National Fragrance Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 23, 2024

Everything at the Bath & Body Works store is 40% off, and you don't even need a code to shop! Add to your cart and snag your discount!

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Target’s new self-checkout rules might be a welcome change

Scripps News  |  March 19, 2024

Target customers will now be limited to 10 items for self-checkout, but the company says it will open more traditional checkout lanes. 

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Dairy Queen is giving out free ice cream to celebrate the start of spring

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 15, 2024

Dairy Queen's annual Free Cone Day is returning in 2024 on the first day of spring. Here's how you can find a participating location.

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Amazon is offering a year of free Grubhub Plus delivery

Tod Caviness  |  March 8, 2024

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…

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Aldi is adding 800 new stores across the US

Scripps News  |  March 8, 2024

The discount grocer's five-year expansion plan looks to capitalize on cost-conscious Americans feeling the pinch at grocery stores.

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Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts on Super Tuesday, March 5

Beth Shea  |  March 4, 2024

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is running a Super TWOsday deal in honor of Super Tuesday, March 5, on which you can enjoy two free doughnuts!

Burger King restaurant

Burger King fires back at Wendy’s pricing news by offering free burgers

Marie Rossiter  |  February 29, 2024

Following news that Wendy's planned to test dynamic pricing, Burger King responded with a freebie deal on Whoppers.

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You may qualify for a $25 payout from Walmart in a class action lawsuit

Marie Rossiter  |  February 29, 2024

Submit your claim in a class action lawsuit against Walmart to get a payout based on qualifying store purchases. No proof of purchase needed.

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12 leap day freebies and deals you can get on Feb. 29

Marie Rossiter  |  February 28, 2024

The extra day in 2024 comes with some extra deals at fast-food chains, Build-A-Bear and even a gym membership.

Wendy's restaurant

Wendy’s will test surge pricing based on fluctuating customer demand

Marie Rossiter  |  February 27, 2024

In an earnings call, Wendy's CEO told investors the chain wants to study its pricing structure based on customer demand throughout the day.

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You may be receiving an IRS collection reminder soon. Here’s what to know

Kate Streit  |  February 21, 2024

Taxpayers with outstanding balances may soon be getting a letter notifying them about their debt from the IRS.

Teachers can get free Colgate toothbrush kits for their students

Tod Caviness  |  January 30, 2024

Teachers can get free dental health kits for 24 students in their classrooms, thanks to this offer from Colgate.

Couple celebrates Valentine's Day at White Castle

White Castle launches Valentine’s Day meal kit to ease dine-in ‘Love Castles’ demand

Scripps News  |  January 24, 2024

The chain's Love Kit comes with 12 sliders, pickles and a White Castle-scented candle. Reservations for dinner are still available, too.

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The 12 best vacuum deals from Amazon’s Winter Sale

Marie Rossiter  |  January 19, 2024

The new year is a great time for cleaning up your space! Get some help with these great vacuum deals from Amazon.

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Teachers can get free food and drinks at Sonic this week

Marie Rossiter  |  January 16, 2024

Teachers, faculty and staff at a K-12 school or degree-granting university can get a daily freebie via the Sonic app through Jan. 19.

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Save 45% on luxury hair care products during Ulta’s ‘Jumbo Sale’

Marie Rossiter  |  January 11, 2024

Looking to stock up on some of your favorite hair care? The Ulta Jumbo Sale gets you up to 45% off on major hair care brands.

Sam's Club Member's Mark 20-Piece Break-resistant Wheat Straw Kids Dinnerware Set

Pick up this 20-piece break-resistant kids dinnerware set for $15

Marie Rossiter  |  January 10, 2024

This cute set of dishes for four from Sam's Club is fun for kids and practical for parents. Plus, it comes in six cute designs!

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Bath & Body Works’ Semi-Annual Sale is happening now

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 10, 2024

The Bath & Body Works Semi-Annual Sale is your chance to get great discounts on seasonal scents, so you'll want to check it out now.

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Crayola’s Creativity Week lets kids learn from artists, chefs, ballerinas and more—for free

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 9, 2024

Crayola has partnered with astronomers, actors, illustrators and other inspiring people for its annual Creativity Week from Jan. 22-28.

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Amazon locker mystery: Why are pickup lockers appearing in your address list?

John Matarese  |  December 28, 2023

It appears Amazon may have intended to give you more delivery options during the busy holiday season.

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How to add free Grinch quick replies to your Ring doorbell

Bridget Sharkey  |  December 15, 2023

If you own a Ring doorbell, here's how you can add some automatic Grinch messages to brighten up the holiday season.

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You can get a free photo of your pet with Santa at PetSmart

Marie Rossiter  |  December 12, 2023

PetSmart's annual Paws & Claus event is happening on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17, and you'll want to reserve a spot for this popular photo op.

A dozen Krispy Kreme original glazed donuts in box

You can get a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts for $1 today

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 12, 2023

Krispy Kreme's annual Day of Dozens is back this Dec. 12, and that means you can score a dozen doughnuts or just $1!

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Holiday shoppers warned against buying counterfeit luxury goods

John Matarese  |  December 12, 2023

As you grab those last minute gifts, watch out for counterfeit Apple products, Nike products and more.

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Verizon to offer $10-a-month Netflix and Max streaming bundle deal

Marie Rossiter  |  December 5, 2023

Verizon customers will be able to get a 40% discount on the usual monthly fee for these streaming services when it launches Dec. 7.

Closeup of a group of assorted cookies. Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, white chocolate fill the frame.

10 chains giving out free or discounted cookies for National Cookie Day 2023

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 4, 2023

Dec. 4 is National Cookie Day, and this year you can find discounts and freebies by the dozen or as a single cookie with your lunch or dinner.

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Win an Amazon gift card this Black Friday with Hip2Save’s giveaway

Bridget Sharkey  |  November 21, 2023

Hip2Save's Black Friday Amazon Prime gift card giveaway is back this year, and you can sign up to win between $15 and $100.

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

Sheetz gas stations will have $1.99 gas for the Thanksgiving holiday

Marie Rossiter  |  November 21, 2023

Thanksgiving is one of the biggest travel weekends of the year, and one chain of gas stations is offering a great discount on filling up.

Nike’s early Black Friday deals include shoes starting at $29

Marie Rossiter  |  November 17, 2023

The early sale includes deals on men's, women's and kids' shoes, plus workout gear like fleece pullovers, tights and joggers.

Store owner sets sign to closed

Here are the stores closed on Thanksgiving 2023

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  November 16, 2023

Need to run out for a last minute gift or groceries on Turkey Day? Plan ahead: These national retailers are closed for Thanksgiving 2023.

Friends eat fries, burger at fast food restaurant

11 deals you can get on National Fast Food Day

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  November 15, 2023

Take a night off kitchen duty on Nov. 16 and enjoy some of these deals, which happen to be available at fast food restaurants right now.

dogs in a shelter

Adopt a dog for free on Pedigree’s first-ever Shelter Sunday

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 10, 2023

If you're ready to adopt a dog in time for the holidays, do it on Pedigree's first-ever Shelter Sunday and get reimbursed.

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