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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.

Black Friday Strategies: 12 Ways to Prepare

Black Friday is no longer a 24-hour event. Instead it's become a chaotic, week-long shopping extravaganza when even seasoned bargain hunters can overspend. That's where DealNews comes in. We're here to tell you what to avoid, how to prepare, and how to make the most of the biggest shopping day of the year.

Live Your Dreams: All-Time Low Airfare to Scandinavia, Luxury Hotel Discounts

OK, OK, we may be a little addicted to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but it's just so inspirational! Amidst the increasingly chaotic race towards the end of the year, we'd almost lost sight of our motto: that dreams are meant to be lived. This week, we've dug up some rare and exotic travel deals, so that you can "see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel."

Weekend Jolt: Best Ever Costco Coupon, Haswell Touch Laptop All-Time Low

Whether you're looking to save on the weekly shopping, or splashing out on a shiny new gadget, you can cut some big bucks off goods at a variety of our favorite stores. We've spotted the best ever sitewide Costco coupon and an all-time low for any touchscreen laptop with a Haswell CPU. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Rumor Roundup: Renee Zellweger? Apple Loyalty Programs? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Renee Zellweger, Mosquitos, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Best Toy Deals: $80 Off a Quadcopter Drone, Frozen Vanity for $35

You already know that Black Friday will offer spectacular toy sales, but several merchants have jumped the gun. If you're looking to avoid the holiday toy rush, you can stock up on awesome gifts now with our roundup of the week's best toy deals. Grab great discounts on popular properties like Frozen and Monsters Inc., or send imaginations soaring with $80 off a quadcopter drone.

Get Ready for Winter: 10 Picks From Eddie Bauer's Best Sale of the Year

Cold weather is basically upon us, which means that if you go outside at all, you'll need some protection from the elements. To that end, Eddie Bauer is offering its best sitewide discount of the year, and we've chosen some items to help you stay toasty.

Black Friday 2014 Store Hours: Macy's Will Open 2 Hours Earlier This Year

This year, Macy's has already announced that its doors will open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day, a full two hours earlier than last year. With other major retailers set to follow suit, it looks like "Black Friday Creep" is edging ever closer to absorbing Thanksgiving. But can you skip the Turkey Day shopping insanity and still score the best deals?

Best Freebies: Send Your Name to Mars, Free Bath & Body Works Lotion

Free stuff is just about the coolest stuff in the universe, which is why we're bringing you another out-of-this-world roundup of the week's best freebies. Read on to see how you can send your name to Mars, score a free deadmau5 album, and pick up a Bath & Body Works freebie.

Let's Discuss: Are Black Friday Ad 'Leaks' Actual Leaks?

This week, a Black Friday deal leaked when a LEGO fanatic received an order that somehow included the Black Friday promotional item for next month. What a clumsy mistake... or was it? We look at the reality of Black Friday ad "leaks."

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.

Black Friday Home Goods Predictions for 2014: Fill Your House With Deals

The Black Friday season is an excellent time to score deals on electronics of all kinds, and we're not just talking about TVs and laptops. You'll find everything from large appliances to kitchen electrics to power tools included in Black Friday ads, with doorbuster prices that beat anything we'll see the rest of the year. Read on for our in-depth analysis of the best Black Friday Home Goods deals.

Prepare Your Car to Avoid an Auto Disaster This Winter

But there are more driving dangers this time of the year than others. Freezing temperatures, snow, and ice are settling across most of the country, and elsewhere wet leaves and early sunsets can make driving less-traveled roads a little more dangerous. To ensure the safety of you and your entourage as you embark on your holiday travel plans, it's smart to take steps to winterize your car now.

10 Best Coupons of the Week: Get 50% Off an Amazon Subscribe & Save Order

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Take 50% off your first Amazon Subscribe & Save order, get $25 off select $50 orders at ThinkGeek, and cut 30% off at Eddie Bauer.

DrivePop's Double Cross: What to Do When an "Unlimited Deal" Expires

DrivePop's offer of "unlimited lifetime" cloud backup service for a fixed, up-front price turned out to be too good to be true. Can consumers do anything when a company cancels an unlimited deal?

Why Hotels Charge 20% to 30% Less for Stays on November 23

Are you planning one more quick getaway before the madness of the holiday season descends upon us? Our travel sleuths have a big tip for you: hotels are slashing prices for stays on November 23. In fact, most dates during the Thanksgiving week tend to be slightly lower, depending on the location of the hotel. We've gathered some of the best deals for these pre-holiday vacations.

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.

Best Tablet Deals: There's Never Been a Better Week to Buy an iPad

With last week's unveiling of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, retailers have slashed prices on the previous-gen models. So naturally, iPads lead this week's roundup of Editors' Choice tablet deals. Read on to see the cheapest iPad Air ever, a $51 price low on the iPad mini 2, as well as $150 off the Google Nexus 7.

Another iPad mini?! When to Get a Deal on Each Generation of the mini

By now, most consumers know that the iPad mini 3 and its predecessor are essentially the same tablet. But many don't know how retailers will react now that there are three generations of iPad mini tablets on the market simultaneously. We've analyzed the iPad mini landscape to let you know which mini tablet you should buy and at what price.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2014

We've rounded up the top five stores that will slash the most price tags and flaunt the best sales during Black Friday week this year. And interestingly enough, we've got a big upset alert, as Walmart dropped from the number two spot on our list.

Best Shoe Deals: Save $25 on adidas Sneakers, Crocs Work Shoes for $18

As much as we'd all like to wait for Black Friday's huge shoe sales, sometimes you need a new pair now. In this week's roundup of the best shoe deals, you'll find practical styles at perfect prices. Score a pair of Alpine Swiss wingtip oxfords at $41 off, save $25 on some adidas sneakers, and grab a pair of Crocs work shoes for just $18.

Americans Will Spend $2.2 Billion on Halloween Candy This Year

Boooooo! That's an expression of discontent for a holiday without any numbers to define the consumer trends. But there's no need to get your Superman tights in a bunch. We've been stirring the cauldron night and day to deliver the digits to delight the demon shopper in us all.

Plan a Late Fall Getaway: Thanksgiving Airfare for $68, Vegas Spa for $89

Q4 - who needs it! Unsavory words like "quotas" and "overtime" are flying around the office. Protect your sanity and get away from the mania with a late fall getaway. We've picked though the best travel deals, like $79 a night in South Carolina or one-way domestic flights from $68, so you can set your email to "out of office."

When to Buy Apple's New iPad Air 2 Tablet

It's been less than 24 hours since Apple's iPad announcement, yet we already know of one likely way to save $80 on the new iPad Air 2 — wait for Black Friday. Last year, the now-defunct iPad Air saw incredible deals during Black Friday week with retailers slashing its price to $429, while others bundled it with generous $75 and $100 gift cards. Here's what you can expect in the coming days.

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