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Lindsay Sakraida

Lindsay Sakraida

As the Features Director at DealNews, Lindsay Sakraida oversees a team of writers to manage content direction for weekly feature stories. She specializes in writing about shopping trends and lifestyle subjects. Prior to joining the DealNews team in 2009, Sakraida worked for several organizations in the publishing and Internet industries, including American Photo, Esquire, and others. Her work with DealNews has appeared on MSN Money, and as a freelance journalist, she has been published in a variety of prominent publications, including SMASH,New York, and CMJ.com.

Lindsay Sakraida's Most Recent Features

Update: Walmart's Pre-Black Friday Sale Includes a Super Hot TV Doorbuster

We now know what will be included in Walmart's "Pre-Black Friday Event" in the store will match the prices of various items found in competitor ads. As it turns out, there are some pretty awesome doorbusters available.

SURVEY: Men and Women Shop VERY Differently on Black Friday

We're all aware that men and women sometimes approach situations differently, and that certainly extends to Black Friday shopping. We recently surveyed our readers and discovered that there are quite a few areas in which the genders differ when planning for the biggest shopping week of the year.

Nobody Wants to Tweet About Cyber Monday

When it comes to the numerous shopping days that arise at the end of November — Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and their more-forced ilk (like Mobile Monday) — word of mouth is a powerful promotional tool to get shoppers excited to spend. And, in theory, save. But which of these shopping events gets people chattering the most? The answer makes sense, but might seem contradictory to what we know about these events.

The #1 Reason People Shop In-Store on Black Friday Isn't What You'd Expect

We have always wondered why — with the mounting evidence that proves that most Black Friday deals appear online — people continue to shop in-store rather than chill at home once the shopping holiday rolls around. Our recent poll, however, seems to explain it.

10 Surprising Things You'll Find on Sale During Black Friday

As Black Friday has grown into a massive promotional season, stores have taken the innate hype as an opportunity to discount even unconventional wares. And as such, you might be pretty surprised to learn what kinds of items you can get on sale during Black Friday. From wine to luxury goods, here are some Black Friday deals that go way beyond the typical electronics.

Best Shoe Deals: Motorcycle Boots, Boat Shoes, and Sneakers for Under $30

In this week's roundup of the best shoe deals, we managed to find several options that are high on style, at extremely low prices. Boat shoes, motorcycle boots, and running shoes can all be yours for less than $30.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in November

We finally made it to November, one of the happiest months for budget-conscious shopping. Not surprisingly, many items hit their lowest price points this month around Black Friday. Ultimately though, November isn't the best time to buy everything, so make sure you peruse our buying guide to ensure that you steer clear of the duds this month.

Best Laptop Deals: A Budget Model That's Close to Black Friday Pricing, More

This week's best laptop deals include a wide range of configurations, from a budget system that comes within $22 of our Black Friday price prediction, to a high-end gaming rig. Also on sale are mid-level machines for moderate users.

Best TV Deals: $600 Off a Sharp With Great Picture Quality, Deals From $200

Can't wait until Black Friday for a TV deal? Then you're in luck, as we have some choice deals in our roundup of the week's best TV deals. Shop for budget sets starting at $200, or get $600 off the list price of a high-end Sharp.

Monday Jolt: Cheapest iPad Air Ever, Bike Lock for $5, Up to 90% Off Levi's

If you're a bit distraught that the work week has started once again, then allow us to ease your pain with some awesome discounts. We've got two "best of the year" clothing sales, as well as an all-time price low on an iPad. These deals and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.