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It's Time to Book a Vacation: 1-Way JetBlue fares from $46, 3-nights in Vegas

You can book a flight on JetBlue for as little as $46.10, spend three nights in New Orleans' French Quarter for $117, or even set off on a 6-night Far East vacation for two from $2,405.05. If you can't decide where to start, we even found free travel eBooks to help you plan your dream getaway. All this and more in this week's best travel deals.

Give It A Try: Our Guide To Free Samples

Getting something for nothing is a thrill, but it’s also a great way to give a new product a test-run before you decide to shell out real money for it. Tons of companies and retailers are eager to get their products out there, but you have to know where to find them. We rounded up the best ways to score free samples online and off, plus advice on avoiding scams and managing all of the marketing messages that come with free stuff.

TMNT WTF: Celebrating 30 Years Of Terrible Turtle Toys

This year marks 30 years of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being a thing that exists. Over that time, a lot of dubious merchandising has been created. We found some experts to help us create a top 10 list of the worst TMNT junk ever made!

Week's Best Audio Deals: Free Google Play Music, Best Price for iPod Shuffle

While music was once restricted to symphony halls and home parlors fortunate enough to have a piano, it's now everywhere. And whether you're on the go, or in the comfort of your own home, you need the proper equipment and services to enjoy your tunes. We've rounded up a free trial of Google's music streaming service, a $37 Apple iPod, $150 bookshelf speakers, and more in this week's best audio deals.

How Much Are 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Comics Worth Now?

Now that a Guardians of the Galaxy movie is hitting theaters, the comics that the film is based on are surely going to be worth a lot, right? If you had you been collecting Guardians comics from the start, way back in the 60s, would you be rich? Let's find out.

Where to Watch Free Movies and TV Online

The spread of broadband Internet is changing the way we watch TV and movies. A lot of people are cutting the cable company cord or dropping that satellite service in favor of online streaming, and we've compiled a list of the best free (and cheap) streaming websites.

Rumor Roundup: Is Harry Potter a Villain? Giant iWatches? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Harry Potter, Apple iWatches, Microsoft, 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!

10 Things NOT to Buy Your College-Bound Student

College is expensive, and not just because of tuition; students need lots of things as they live and work away from home. Here's a list of items that you should not buy your matriculating student, as they head back to school. Your wallet will thank us!

Everything You Need to Get Free Stuff Online

We all love to get things for free, and there are many opportunities throughout the year to do so. There are your standard everyday freebies, as well as specific points throughout the year in which you can snag something for free. Here's where you'll find all the best ways to get free stuff.

PlayOn Review: Is This TV Streaming & Recording Software Worth It?

PlayOn and PlayLater claim to make cord-cutting possible once and for all. We decided to see for ourselves, and it turns out the latter in particular offers some interesting features that any media-junky can appreciate.

15 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free — and there are certain types of items that are regularly available without a charge. From smartphones to restaurant food, here are the top 15 categories for freebies.

Rumor Roundup: Mr. Scott Will Be in Star Wars? Apple Kills the Headphones?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Star Wars, Google, 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!

Amazon Prime Music is Just Okay

Amazon launched its very own Prime Music streaming service, touting it as yet another benefit of being an Amazon Prime member. The service is free (and ad-free) for Prime subscribers, but it remains to be seen whether this addition will make membership more attractive — especially when other streaming services seem to offer a better user experience.

Shopping for Dad is a Pain: Our Awkward Father's Day eCard Guide

Father's Day is right around the corner on June 15, but we're betting you still haven't found a gift. Because dads are notoriously hard to shop for, we've made some Father's Day eCards (with a little help from Awkward Family Photos) to point you towards the perfect gift.

Apple Buys Beats Music: Are You Psyched, Depressed, or Indifferent?

Dr. Dre can now add Apple executive to his ever-diverse resume. The rap mogul, along with Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine, sold their Beats empire to Apple for a cool $3 billion. But some Beats fans aren't thrilled about the idea of Cupertino controlling their favorite streaming service. What do you think?

Amazon Blocks Hachette in Effort to Obtain Cheaper Book Prices

Amazon has been known to play hardball when it comes to contract negotiations and Hachette is the latest publishing house to feel its fury. The massive online retailer is blocking titles from the publisher while pushing for low prices. Is this good for consumers, or a childish move by Amazon?

Rumor Roundup: Star Wars Ghosts Come Back? Apple Loves Sunlight? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Star Wars, Facebook, 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.

With HBO on Board, 54% of Consumers Now Think Amazon Prime Is 'Worth It'

According to a DealNews survey, it would seem that shoppers are now more willing to spend $99 on an Amazon Prime subscription due to the addition of HBO content. That's good news for Amazon, as it strives to find more convincing ways to get users to commit.

The Cost of Textbooks Is Rising Faster Than the Price of College Tuition

With textbook prices increasing faster than tuition, classroom materials can cost students hundreds of additional dollars every semester. And with professors mandating which books to buy, students are a captive market. But here are some ways to save on that necessary reading material.

Amazon Will Exclusively Stream HBO Shows Starting Next Month

Amazon announced yesterday that it has entered a multi-year contract with HBO to be the sole streaming provider of its content. That means that only Prime subscribers will be able to stream HBO shows without subscribing to the channel itself.

Celebrate the Final Season of 'Mad Men' With Our Savings Game

While other sites are suggesting drinking games for this week's final season premiere of Mad Men, we here at DealNews think that saving money is the most fun activity of all.

Budget-Friendly Instruments with the Best Value for Newbie Rockers

Ready to start rocking in your garage on the weekends? (Hey, we all need an outlet.) Here are some top picks for great gear that won't cost a ton.

Rumor Roundup: Lindsay Lohan Passed on The Avengers? Google Wireless?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Lindsay Lohan, Google, Twitter, 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!

How Much Does it Cost to Create Captain America?

If it weren't for the high cost of vibranium, it really wouldn't be that expensive to create another Captain America. Find out how much money it takes to create, clothe, and feed your very own super soldier!

Caring for Your Beanie Babies: A Deal Guide to Protecting Your Investment

Beanie Babies aren't just our soft, silent children — they're an investment! Gentle care and cleaning is part of protecting that investment. (You wouldn't throw $10,000 worth of stock certificates in the washer, would you?) Beanie Babies require special equipment to preserve their mint condition, so we've rounded up the week's best Beanie Baby care deals to keep you on track.

Totally Worth It: Deals on the Best Beanie Baby Memorabilia

Some people are content to be casual Beanie Baby collectors, and that's fine. But for the truly devoted, owning thousands of these valuable plushes isn't enough! That's why we've rounded up the week's best deals on Beanie Baby memorabilia. Score a CD filled with Beanie Baby songs for $4, save $1 on a Beanie Baby eBook that will probably be awesome once it's published, and get a pack of unopened Beanie Baby Collector's Cards because you should.

Rumor Roundup: Indiana Cooper? iTunes for Android? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Bradley Cooper, PS4, 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!

Movie Theaters Will Begin Testing Out 'Discount Days'

Film fanatics might have reason to rejoice in 2014, as it looks as if there may eventually be a way to pay less for movies that doesn't entail rolling into a theater before 10:30 am. The president of the National Association of Theater Owners announced this week that the organization will offer discounted admission on select days of the week.

Celebrities Have Worse Tax Problems Than You!

If you hate your taxes, just imagine how celebrities feel, since they make way more money than you do! In fact, their hatred and avoidance gets many of them in trouble with the I.R.S. for failure to pay! We're serving up a list of the worst celebrity tax scofflaws.

VIDEO: We Made Our Own Muppet (and It Only Cost Us $15)

Not being able to face forking over a ludicrous $15 to see Muppets Most Wanted in theaters, we instead built our own Muppet puppet. We think you'll agree that the results are ... astounding?

Face the Music: A Pandora Price Hike is Coming Your Way in May

Pandora has had a rough week. On Wednesday, a federal judge said that Pandora would be subject to a higher royalty rate than traditional radio stations. That's bad news for Pandora subscribers, as the service announced Tuesday that it will be raising its subscription fees for the first time in May.

Apple Wants More Music Exclusives; Does This Hurt the Consumer?

Last year, Beyoncé surprised the world by releasing a previously-unannounced album directly onto iTunes as an exclusive. It turns out that Apple and the record labels really like this idea. In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss if music store exclusivity is a good thing for the consumers, too, or just the record industry.