No essay required to win a Burger King scholarship up to $50K

Burger King co-founder James McLamore placed value on education, entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, high standards and good citizenship. Those values defined him and now carry on his legacy in the form of the annual Burger King...

Waze Carpool Is Expanding to 50 States to Save Commuters Money

Until teleporting becomes a thing, miserable commutes will remain a way of life. You can make driving to work more bearable, however, by sharing the ride. At least when you carpool, everybody chips in on...

Don’t Miss This Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 17 · The Penny Hoarder

College students and grads, this Wednesday, Oct. 17, you can browse 35 big-name employers offering jobs to fit any schedule — all without having to leave the house. CareerEco, a virtual career events host, is...

35 Employers to Recruit at This Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 17

College students and grads, this Wednesday, Oct. 17, you can browse 35 big-name employers offering jobs to fit any schedule — all without having to leave the house. CareerEco, a virtual career events host, is...

Why 1,400-Point Stock Market Drop Shouldn’t Worry Millennials

Tourists stand near the Charging Bull, a bronze sculpture by artist Arturo Di Modica that stands near Wall Street in Downtown Manhattan in New York City on May 26, 2018. Carmen Mandato/The Penny...

Land a Dollar Tree Job at a Hiring Event on Oct. 17

Construction workers are pictured outside a Dollar Tree store in St. Petersburg, Fla. on March 6, 2018. Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder The chain of discount stores known for saving everyone a few dollars...

Sam’s Club’s Free Health Screenings Are Open to Nonmembers

Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder Four times a year, Sam’s Club offers free health screenings that ordinarily would cost $150 — no club membership required. Saturday, Oct. 13, is the date this quarter. Available tests include...

Win a $5K Scholarship by Sharing a Data-Inspired Video by Oct. 31

Laurence Dutton/ Getty Images No one saw it coming. The computers shed their cords and climb into our hands, providing us with every bit of knowledge, entertainment and comfort we could ever imagine. While...

Your Pharmacist Can Now Help You Compare Prescription Drug Prices

Steve Debenport/Getty Images It just got easier for people to buy prescription drugs at the lowest price available. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed legislation lifting contract clauses that have prevented pharmacists from informing...

How First Responders Can Get Free Food at Macaroni Grill

There are no words to express how thankful we should be for the work our first responders do every single day. And when natural disasters strike — like Hurricane Michael, which is bearing down...

Find a Work-From-Home Job at This Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 11

visualspace/ Getty Images Log on Thursday to this virtual job fair and you might just log off with a new work-from-home job. My Employment Options is hosting a virtual career fair Oct. 11, from...

New Survey Shows the Cost of Health Care Continues to Rise

If you’ve noticed an increasingly bigger chunk is coming out of your paycheck for medical premiums and deductibles, you’re not alone, according to a newly released survey. In 2018, the cost of premiums has outpaced...

Parents Can Win Free Baby Registry Gifts in This Nanobébé Contest

tatyana_tomsickova/Getty Images You’re having a baby? Congrats! Now, time to get shopping. Welcoming a tiny human into the world can set new parents back tens of thousands of dollars in the first year alone. Expectant...

JCPenney to Fill 39K Seasonal Jobs at National Hiring Day Oct. 16

JCPenny store in Manhattan , New York City on April 4, 2018. photobyphm/ Getty Images JCPenney is holding a national hiring day at all of its stores on Oct. 16 from 2 to...

Bass Pro Shops Free Halloween Events Provide 8 Days of Family Fun

Part of the 8 days of free halloween fun kids can receive a free 4x6 photo with the Peanuts Gang. Photo Courtesy of Bass Pro Shops. I’m not an outdoorsy person, but I’m...

9 Cheap Halloween Candy Alternatives to Thrill Trick-or-Treaters

Penny Hoarder senior writer Nicole Dow spent $9 (plus tax) for 213 individual Halloween trinkets at Dollar Tree and Dollar General. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder Don’t let November 1 wind up being a day...

The BBB Says Amazon Job Scams Are on the Rise

Aileen Perilla/The Penny Hoarder Only three things are certain in this life: death, taxes and scammers who just won’t quit. The Better Business Bureau put out a warning in August that job scams...

Ebates is Offering Double Cash Back

Shoppers make their way through the International Plaza in Tampa Fla. Sharon Steinmann /The Penny Hoarder Columbus Day is Monday, Oct. 8. So what does that mean? If, like us, you need a refresher, Google...

How to Get Free Donut Fries From Dunkin’ Donuts This Weekend

Courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts Earlier this year, Dunkin’ Donuts put two of my favorite words together to create a new menu item: donut fries. These fry-shaped donuts came just in time for National...

Celebrate National Pizza Month With Pizza Hut Deals

Photo courtesy of Pizza Hut Want to hear a joke about pizza? Never mind, it’s too cheesy. If you haven’t gotten the memo yet, October is National Pizza Month. And if you’re a fan...

Enter to Win the HGTV Urban Oasis Home Valued at Over $720K

HGTV Urban Oasis 2018 in Cincinnati, OH. Robert Peterson / Rustic White Photography I don’t know about you, but I’d love a new house for Christmas. A house that doesn’t come with a mortgage...

Apply for $25K Horatio Alger Need-Based Scholarships by Oct. 25

What do Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling, Jim Carrey and Horatio Alger Jr. have in common? (Ok, I know you’re thinking “Who is Horatio Alger Jr.?” but you probably learned about him and forgot — just...

Amazon Minimum Wage Increases to $15/Hr for All U.S. Employees

A clerk reaches to pick an item for a customer order at the Amazon Prime warehouse in New York on Dec. 20, 2017. Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers...

What to Know About Recent Changes to Short-Term Health Insurance

Stígur Már Karlsson/Heimsmyndir/ Getty Images Starting today, Americans can buy lower-cost health insurance policies that can stay in effect for as long as three years — up from the previous three-month limit. But while...

Taco John’s Is Giving Away Free Tacos Every Day This Week

Taco John's, which started as a small taco stand in 1968, has about 400 locations across the United States. Wolterk/Getty Images It’s going to be a great week — especially if you love...

File for FAFSA with the new mobile-friendly website and FAFSA app

Financial aid has a new, free app for your FAFSA form called myStudentAid. Tina Russell/ The Penny Hoarder Today is the day you’ve been waiting for. No, it’s not the Season 8 premiere of...

3 Ways to Protect Yourself From Hurricane Florence Scams

Dianna Wood, embraces her husband Lynn, as they look out over their flooded property as the Little River continues to rise in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Linden, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18,...

How Big is the Gig Economy? This New Data Might Surprise You

Chris Zuppa/The Penny Hoarder. Nearly a decade after Uber debuted, the U.S. Department of Labor has started tracking how many Americans make money though it and similar apps. And it turns out we...

99% of PSLF Applications Rejected, Education Department Says

PeopleImages/ Getty Images The Department of Education released a report this month that detailed results from the first group of applicants to the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The program was...

This No-Essay Scholarship Contest Gives Away $2,000 Every Month

DaniloAndjus/Getty Images Feeling lucky? Good, hang on to that. And if you’re not feeling organically lucky today, it’s time to track down a four leaf clover, pick up a lucky penny and rub that...

Here’s How to Become a Contestant on ‘Beat Shazam.’ Win Up to $1M

Actor Jamie Foxx participates in the BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios to discuss the game show, "Beat Shazam", on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in New York. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Quick, name this song! “Baby,...

13 Places to Get Cheap or Free Coffee for National Coffee Day

Tina Russell/The Penny Hoarder School is back in session, the holiday season is coming up and work is… well, work! There’s a nonstop barrage of people and projects demanding your time and energy....

6 Genius Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds You’ve Been Throwing Away

You can use coffee grounds as a bug repellent for your garden, as well as your body. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder Shaking old coffee grounds into the trash is a daily affair in...

Now Hiring! UPS Seasonal Jobs Are Available Nationwide

An UPS delivery truck is parked in Midtown, Manhattan in New York City. RoBeDeRo/Getty Images We’re only a month out from Halloween, which means Thanksgiving is practically upon us and, oh my gosh,...

The U.S. Census Bureau Is Now Recruiting for 2020 Census Jobs

People walk through Time Square in New York City. Carmen Mandato/The Penny Hoarder Here’s your chance to count yourself among the employed. As the U.S. Census Bureau gears up for the 2020 count, it...

Write a Poem to Enter This $1K Power Poetry Scholarship Contest

Roses are red, violets are blue, and you could win $1,000 by sharing what a mentor meant to you. Is there someone in your life who has inspired or guided you along the way or...

Here Are a Few Ways Around Those Rising Airline Baggage Fees · The Penny...

JetBlue did it first. Then United did it. And now, Delta and American have joined their competitors in hiking fees for checked baggage. It now costs $30 each way for the first checked bag and...

How to Get a Free Pint of Halo Top Ice Cream on Sept. 22

Halo Top is giving away free pints of ice cream on Sept. 22 to celebrate their latest flavor, pumpkin pie. The promotion is good for all of their ice cream flavors. Tina Russell/...

Jeff Bezos Wants to Give Free Preschool to Low-Income Families

Jeff Bezos takes a walking tour of the Amazon Spheres on Jan. 29, 2018, in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP Photo Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post and Whole Foods,...

Get Paid $7,500 to Go to NFL Games

Do you consider yourself a diehard NFL fan? Let’s check your stats.   Sundays are sacred. You count down the days until the season opener. You have a lucky jersey… and a lucky hat and...

You Could Score $500 in This No Essay Scholarship Sweepstakes

Alexa Vincent poses for graduation photos in St. Petersburg Fla. on Sept 12, 2018. Aileen Perilla/The Penny Hoarder College is expensive, and the folks over at Cedar Education Lending know that. That’s why they’re...

This Company Is Filling Pizza Taste Tester Jobs ($300-$1K a Day)

Not to get too cheesy, but this could be the ultimate dream job. Ooni, an outdoor cookware company, is hiring 10 Pizza Taste Testers. The company will pay those with the hunger up to $1,000...

How to Get Free Museum Tickets for Sept. 22, Museum Day

Samantha Dunscombe - The Penny Hoarder It seems harder and harder to find a museum that offers free admission every day. Sure, sometimes there are deals: Come by after 5 p.m. on the...

Aldi Delivery Through Instacart Is Rolling Out Nationwide in Fall

Edwin Vidal shops at Aldi in St. Petersburg, Fla., on August 18, 2017. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder If the idea of spelunking through your car’s cup holders for a quarter or bagging your...

Wendy’s Salads Are Free With Any Purchase Starting Sept. 22

Photo courtesy of Wendy’s I seriously love Wendy’s. I consider it one of the healthiest and cheapest of all fast-food restaurants. I can grab a large chili and a side salad for exactly...

P.F. Chang’s Is Giving Away Sushi This Week

Photo courtesy of P.F. Chang's Sometimes, deals can be a drag. That tempting freebie might come at a cost, and it’s not always obvious at the outset. Maybe your “free” meal requires you to purchase...

Celebrate Free Queso Day at Moe’s Southwest Grill

If eating more cheese is always at the top of your to-do list, get ready to visit your local Moe’s Southwest Grill on Thursday, Sept. 20. For the ninth year, the Tex-Mex chain will celebrate...

Talk Like a Pirate, Get a Free Long John Silver’s Fried Twinkie

Photo courtesy of Long John Silver's Ahoy, matey! Talk Like a Pirate Day is back at Long John Silver’s, and that means free deep-fried Hostess Twinkies for the lot of you who speak...

Here’s Why You Should Take Advantage of a Free Credit Freeze

Nowadays, we’re all hyperaware of the need to protect our identities and to know what’s going on with our credit. And we’re leery of the fraud protection recommended by the companies that leaked our...

Here’s How You Can Win a $1K Scholarship from Pei Wei

Carmen Mandato/ The Penny Hoarder The fortune you seek is inside of you. Pei Wei, in partnership with Dr Pepper, is holding a “Creators of Fortune” contest where your sayings can end up as...
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