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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,, DAME, and American Gentleman. In her spare time, she also writes short fiction.

Tucker Cummings's Most Recent Blog Posts

What Is the Amazon Dot and Why Would You Want One?

The original Amazon Dot was called "one of the best deals in tech." The second-generation boasts improved performance and a new color, but does it have the functionality that you need? Here's the scoop on this affordable, compact smart speaker.

Sleep Smarter With Our Pillow Buying Guide

You spend a third of each day in bed, so it makes sense to invest in a pillow that provides you with quality, restful sleep. Here are some things you should know about pillows before you start shopping for a new one.

How to Hack a Free Honeymoon Using Rewards Points and Miles

Savvy couples can use their wedding to get a free honeymoon. The trick? Aligning your choice of reception venue with a hotel's loyalty program. Here's how you can finance your dream honeymoon with rewards points and miles.

10 Handy Tips to Make Your Laptop Run Faster

Whether you're Team Mac or Team PC, we've found 10 simple tricks you can try out on your laptop to improve its performance. If your rig is running slower than molasses, these tips can help restore your productivity.

How to Really Erase All Personal Data From Your Laptop, Tablet, or Phone

Selling or giving away a device is economical, but shouldn't become an opportunity to lose private data. Short of destroying the processor (which will definitely hurt the resale value), here are the best ways to totally delete the data on your laptop, tablet, or phone.

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.