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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 Features

Why Your Next Phone Should Be a Refurb

Demand for refurbished smartphones is steadily rising, thanks to the selection of recent models available at great prices. And with factory-refurbished items with reliable warranties, it's never been a better time to consider a refurb phone.

Barbie Wants to Talk to Your Kids: Can a Wi-Fi-Enabled Barbie Revitalize America's Favorite Doll?

With dropping demand and an obliviously sexist book, Barbie has stumbled recently. Mattel hopes to change that with a new interactive model, but will privacy concerns sink it?

6 Valentine's Day Myths Debunked: Don't Blow Your Money on the Wrong Gift!

There are a lot of myths about Valentine's Day gifts, and we're here to set you all straight. If you've ever wondered whether you're getting the best from chocolates, diamonds, or a romantic night out, read on to learn the truth about some common Valentine's Day misconceptions.

Black Friday Price Matching Guide: What Walmart, Target, and More Will Offer

Black Friday is right around the corner, and hordes of savvy shoppers are going to descend on malls near you to scoop up the best deals immediately. If you want another way to get the best Black Friday offers, you should look into price matching policies. Here's a guide to understanding price matching, including some breakdowns of the Black Friday price matching policies for specific retailers.

8 Commercials With Weirdly Inappropriate Music Choices

Macaroni Grill recently released a commercial with Sir Mix-A-Lot's classic "Baby Got Back" to declare that they like "big crusts." So we dug into the internet archives to find more examples of commercial music choices that were just wrong, wrong, wrong.

Bigger Isn't Always Better: 10 Products Worth Skimping On

America is a land of bigness: we're the home of the Grand Canyon, the Cadillac Escalade, and the Big Gulp. But there are a few products where you're actually better off "skimping" and getting the smaller, less expensive option. From perishable goods to things that are expensive to maintain or store, bigger isn't always better.

A Buyer's Guide to the Best Activewear and Workout Clothes

The best clothes for exercise can help keep you dry and irritation free, and thereby improve your performance. Here are our tips on which sweaty gym rags are actually worth a little more.

10 Companies Caught Making False Claims

Companies are supposed to advertise their products responsibly, but sometimes items hit store shelves backed by misleading language or unproven claims. And in the end, this hurts consumers who put their trust in these claims, in the form of their hard-earned dollar.

What the Heck Is Webrooming?

Webrooming is the opposite of showrooming: researching products online, then purchasing in store. It's becoming increasingly popular, and it's great for consumers and struggling brick-and-mortar retailers. But is it becoming a problem for e-retailers?

10 Brand Social Media Campaigns That Ruled the Internet

Who would've thought that Grey Poupon could make mustard cool through the use of Facebook? Or that Burger King could convince people to de-friend in the name of a free hamburger? Welcome to the age of savvy brands on social media.