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Tucker Cummings

Tucker Cummings

A new addition to the dealnews Contributor team, Tucker Cummings firmly believes that paying full price is for suckers. She loves to write about technology deals and money-saving tips for students. In addition to writing for dealnews, Tucker also writes iPhone app and game reviews for dotTech and Tapscape. Her work has also appeared on Yahoo! TV, Lifehack.org, DAME, and American Gentleman. In her spare time, she also writes short fiction.

Tucker Cummings's Most Recent Blog Posts

10 Drugstore Buys That Are Better Than High-End Options

If you want to look your best without maxing out your credit card, skip the department store and opt for less-expensive drugstore products. Whether you need to stock up on hair dye, makeup, or shampoo, these 10 beauty essentials will appeal to your wallet and your inner style maven.

Dress to Impress For Less: 5 Ways to Save Money on a New Work Wardrobe

If you're in desperate need of work-appropriate clothes to start out the new year, there are ways to update your closet without overextending your budget. Here are five quick suggestions for finding a new work wardrobe for less.

How to Hack a Free Flight This Year With Rewards Points

If you're new to points and miles, our guide is here to help you understand the basics of the credit card "hacking" game, and formulate a strategy for earning at least one free flight to the destination of your dreams this year.

High-End Routers: Is it Worth Spending More Upfront for Longterm Savings?

When it comes to routers, many consumers choose to rent a unit from their cable company. However, there may be some big benefits to buying a router outright, particularly if it's a higher-end model.

5 Strategies That Gyms Use to Hook You (and How to Not Fall for Them)

Joining a gym in January means you may encounter high-pressure tactics. If you want to avoid overpaying for a gym membership, be aware of these five sneaky strategies — and have a game plan for fighting back.

The Law of Diminishing Returns: 10 Items That Lose Value the More You Spend

Paying more doesn't always mean you get more. In many product categories, you're actually better off buying the cheaper version of an item. If you want to avoid diminishing returns on your next big purchase, we've rounded up 10 items that rarely provide a lot of added value over a certain price point.

10 Ways to Use Social Media to Save Money

Whether you're a social media mastermind, or only active on one or two sites, chances are you aren't taking full advantage of social media to save you money. Complaining on Twitter, sharing referral links, and more can help you save serious cash.

A Guide to the Best Student Discounts on Apple, Tech, Travel, and More

Your student ID is good for more than just 10% off at the movie theater. Get discounts on Amazon Prime, computers, and even cars.

Clean Slate: How to Erase Personal Data Before Selling or Recycling Your Device

A recent study found every Android device tested retained some personal data after supposedly being "wiped." We look at how to be certain your old device is clean.

10 Tips to Make Your Laptop Run Faster

Regular maintenance can help assure that you get the most out of your laptop investment. Virus scans, upgrading to an SSD, and more can all help your tried-and-true laptop run like (almost) new, possibly getting you extra years before you have to buy a new one.