Sign In
Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth is a professional writer and editor whose articles on tech and gaming have appeared on USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, Techlicious, and Sprout Insights. A lifelong technology enthusiast, Elizabeth worked in IT before picking up writing and has a keen interest in how tech is changing the world we live in.

Elizabeth Harper's Most Recent Features

FTC Accuses T-Mobile of Knowingly Charging Customers for Scam Fees

The FTC proposes that T-Mobile has been knowingly profiting from "cramming" scams, in which third party retailers bill customers through another service provider. Since the carrier's bills often don't itemize third-party charges, they have been difficult for consumers to spot. In fact, the FTC estimates that only one in 20 victims are even aware that they're being habitually charged.

Buying in Bulk Online is About to Get Less Terrible!

A new initiative from online retailers could bring accurate, prominent unit pricing to internet shopping. And that would mean making it easier and quicker for shoppers to know how much bang they're getting for their buck.

The Best Birthday Freebies: A Complete Guide

Many retailers offer freebies, coupons, or discounts for shoppers on (or near) their birthday. We rounded up the best birthday freebies at some major retailers and restaurants, and put them in a handy chart to consult when your b-day comes around.

Save on Groceries This Summer With a Home Garden

A modest investment in seeds, soil, and time for a home garden can provide you with fresh produce throughout the growing season. We spoke with Bill Maynard, President of the American Community Gardening Association, for tips on getting started.

Will Your Internet Access And Emails Be Taxed?

The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 is set to expire on November 1, which means internet access and usage in the US could soon be taxed for the first time. Combined with efforts to standardize a sales tax on online purchases, these new taxes could mean a big hit on consumers.

The Cost of Textbooks Is Rising Faster Than the Price of College Tuition

With textbook prices increasing faster than tuition, classroom materials can cost students hundreds of additional dollars every semester. And with professors mandating which books to buy, students are a captive market. But here are some ways to save on that necessary reading material.

The Best Days To Travel And Buy Airfare May Surprise You

A report by Hopper surveying ticket prices may give new insight on your bargain hunting. Hopper looked at popular domestic and international ticket searches since January 2013 to figure out the best days to book, the best days to travel, and how much you can save.

53% of Walmart Shoppers Prefer Amazon to Walmart.com: What's the Deal?

Walmart may be the world's largest retailer, but when it comes to online shopping, the megastore lags behind the competition — even with its own customer base.

Supreme Court: Airlines Can Boot Whiny Frequent Fliers

Frequent fliers, watch out, because the airlines offering these benefits now have the Supreme Court's permission to drop you from their loyalty programs at will.

Play Ball: Where to Find the Best Prices at Major League Ballparks

Since we're always thinking about the bottom line here at DealNews, Opening Day has us seeing dollar-hued baseballs. So just what will it cost you to enjoy a major league game?