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 Blog Posts

What to Expect From 4th of July Sales in 2016

The 4th of July is a great time to stock up on in-season summer staples. In previous years, we've seen summer clothing, swimsuits, and patio furniture receive deep holiday discounts. Read on to find out how much you'll save, and where you'll see the best deals.

9 Things to Consider When Buying a Kids Backpack for School

Back-to-school season will be here before you know it, and finding the right backpack should be a priority. The right fit and features can mean the difference between comfort and pain all year, for everyone from first graders to seniors.

What to Expect From 4th of July Sales in 2016

The 4th of July is a great time to stock up on in-season summer staples. In previous years, we've seen summer clothing, swimsuits, and patio furniture receive deep holiday discounts. Read on to find out how much you'll save, and where you'll see the best deals.

3 Kinds of Ice Cream Makers: Which Is Best for You?

An ice cream maker makes it easy to whip up ice cream any time the craving strikes. And since these gadgets require a relatively small investment, why not grab one before summer really heats up? Read on to learn about ice cream makers, what they cost, and five brands to consider.

Easy, Breezy Buying: Our Comprehensive Guide to Ceiling and Room Fans

As the temperature heats up, you're probably looking for a way to dial it back down. If you're fan shopping this summer, here's what you need to know about the different fan types, features, and prices, and the brands you can count on for reliable products.

Everything You Need to Know About Streaming Media Players

If you'd like to go beyond the basics of streaming content, you'll want a dedicated streaming media player. We'll tell you about the features these devices offer, go over the most popular streaming media players, and help you decide which streamer is best for you.

48 Major Retailers That Offer Free Shipping, and How to Get It

A lot of online stores will ship your orders for free, but those bargains often come with limitations. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of 48 retailers that offer free shipping, and some tips on how these deals work.

The Ultimate Airline Comparison Guide: Reviews, Restrictions, and Fees for 98 International Airlines

If you're looking for a good airfare deal, it can be tough to pick based on the price of the ticket alone. To help you out, we've rounded up the 98 airlines you're most likely to run into in your travels, and we've included all the details about what you get for your ticket price.

5 Steps to Create Your Perfect Household Budget

Making a budget isn't as complicated as it seems — and plenty of tools are available to help you prepare one and hold yourself to it. Here, we'll outline five steps to creating your perfect budget so you can keep your spending in check.

10 Sneaky Ways Retailers Fool You Into Spending More

Each day, stores use strategic displays, clever psychology, and our own senses to convince us to put more in our carts and rack up a bigger bill at checkout. We look at how shops convince us to open our wallets, which might help us spend just a bit less.