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Thursday Jolt: 60 BIC Pens for $4

With the end of the week in sight, we're feeling spend-thrifty and self-indulgent. We've spotted a free $25 credit offer for new AmEx customers, a 10-app Mac software bundle for whatever you want to pay, and more in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

National Splurge Day: Got the Urge to Splurge? Do It Wisely!

National Splurge Day is June 18, and though the idea of reckless spending sends a shiver down our frugal, money-saving spines, maybe — just maybe — we can spin this faux-liday into something that fits both the urge to splurge and the cravings for savings! Here's our list of items that you can splurge on, because they are more than worth the extra money you spend on them!

You Could Save Over $200 Buying These 10 Items When You Don't Need Them

Let's face it: No one wakes up in the morning with a burning desire to buy everyday necessities like pet food, toilet paper, batteries, or diapers. And yet many of these goods are so essential, we'd run out of the house bleary-eyed at 3 am to replace them. However, it's cheaper and easier to stock up on these items when you don't need them — and we've got the data to prove it! That's why we've rounded up a collection of items that you should always buy when you see a deal, even if you're still fully stocked at home.

After Christmas Sales 2013: Expect Especially Good Deals This Year

For consumers, After Christmas sales mean deep discounts on the stuff you want to buy. We combed through some of 2012's best post-Christmas promotions to uncover which of this year's After Christmas sales will be worth your time, and what kind of discounts can you expect.

8 Hidden Holiday Costs and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to holiday spending, we're all about making the most of our budget. And that means more than just getting great deals on wish list items. To avoid overspending this holiday, we recommend taking a look at these eight expenditures that offer wiggle room for extra savings.

6 Things Not to Buy Before Christmas

Not everyone has the luxury of giving gifts after the holidays are over, but if you're looking to fill your own holiday stocking, take heed of the shopping list below filled with six products you should buy after Christmas.

A Trip Down Black Friday Memory Lane: A Decade of Hilarious Deals

Acid-wash jeans, mullets, flared collars, Black Friday deals. These are all things that we once thought were so great back in the day, but now appear pretty silly. Join us, won't you, as we take a look back at several Black Friday deals of yesteryear. They are delightful in their quaint awfulness!

Ways to Bring More Bacon Into Your Life

They say that money can't buy happiness, but money can buy bacon — and bacon is bliss. But how much bacon is too much? We wanted to see what life would be like if we indulged our every porky whim and incorporated bacon into all aspects of our daily life.

Nostalgia in Bulk: The Oriental Trading Company Story

Jam-packed with cheap toys in bulk quantities, The Oriental Trading Company's catalog was sure to inspire avarice in the average child. What kid wouldn't want 144 toys? And they were so cheap! Now that we're adults, let's reexamine the OTC catalog and see if there's anything in there that still has us itching to buy by the gross. (Hint: There is!)

How to Buy a Video Card: Tips and Deals for a Graphics Card Upgrade

To the uninitiated, few things in computing are as daunting as buying a new video card. Fortunately, most of the mind-boggling specifications only matter to hardcore computer geeks. Our video card buying guide keeps things simple, and focuses on what you actually need to look for, and what prices you can expect when shopping for a video card.

The Best Time to Spend Your Christmas Gift Card, Depending on What You Want

As you bask in the glory that is your stash of gifts from Christmas, you may be pawing over a gift card or two. And today's After Christmas Sales might seem like an extremely tempting place to start redeeming them. But depending on what you're looking for, you might get the most value out of your gift card if you wait to shop.

Find Ways to Cut Back on Electricity Bills With This New CEA Energy Calculator

Today's electronics have transformed our lives in countless ways, but their ubiquitousness has driven many consumers' electric bills sky-high. To help keep energy costs manageable, the Consumer Electronics Association developed an energy calculator that aims to inform us just how much energy we're using.

Video Review: Are No. 2 Pencils Number 1?

Are all No. 2 pencils created equal? Or does the name "Ticonderoga" merit its title as The World's Best Pencil? We hit the books and pressed record to find out, in this sharp-and-to-the-point video review.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

While efficient bargain shopping is often dictated by the economic tide, many merchants faithfully follow certain annual sale trends. A better understanding of these patterns means a steady stream of savings for consumers. So, we've put together a list of the best and worst things to buy in August to help you get started.

Back to School Sales Guide: When to Buy Dorm Room Goods, Clothes, more

Retailers may already be rolling out back to school sales, but that doesn't mean you have to rush out and buy your supplies immediately. We analyzed our archives to see what kind of deals you can expect to find on select campus essentials in the coming weeks, as well as when you should buy them.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

It's easy to know that you're getting the best deal around when shopping through dealnews, but sometimes you want to plan for purchases in advance. So to help you out, we've mined our archives of product prices, sales, and coupons to see what consumer goods are the best buys for the month of May.

The Best Tax Day Freebies & Deals: From Massages to Free Food

Even if you're expecting a hefty refund for 2011, the tax season can still be a stressful time for consumers. You can soothe your nerves and (if you owe the government) by indulging in our favorite perks for Tax Day: freebies, deals, and discounts! From massages to free food, here are the best deals to make your day a little brighter.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

December is a month when you almost can't avoid shopping. You may have skipped Black Friday — overwhelmed by the offers, hype, and crowds — but the holiday season is a different beast all together, with gifts from loved ones, friends, and people you barely know, coming at you from all angles. Keep your holiday cheer level high by shopping wisely. We've pored over the extensive dealnews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from years past to guide you in your quest for the most savvy purchases in December.

Keeping the Holidays Green: 8 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Ideas

We're guessing that you bought yourself a little holiday gift this past Black Friday, but also thought of your loved ones — and now you have to wrap all those presents. To avoid sending all that wrapping paper to the landfill this Christmas, Green Dad has some eco-friendly tips, several of which are also conveniently good for your wallet too.

Work on Wheels: Deals to Create a Mobile Office in Your Car

Why not make better use of all that time some people spend stuck in traffic, commuting back and forth to work? We've got the gadgets and deals you need to turn your car into a mobile office. Take work on the road with adapters to charge laptops and the like, create an office ambiance with a portable mini water cooler, and more!

From Laptop Desks to Computer Chairs, Home Office Savings Are Everywhere

Think about it: Most of us spend more time at our jobs than with our families or friends. But that doesn't mean work should equal drudgery, or that our office spaces should reflect a no-frills utility. dealnews found these five home office furniture bargains that will show your team how deal hunting is done.

Save $500 on Heating Costs This Winter with These 8 Green Tips

There's no stopping the cold of winter, but there are many things we can do to ready our homes for the brutal weather. Green Dad gives us eight eco-friendly tips and nifty products to save you as much as $500 in heating costs this year — which means they're well worth their weight in energy savings.

The Kids Are Back at School... Now Green Their Supplies With These 6 Tips

The kids have already started school, and the next major shopping holiday on your radar is, probably, Black Friday. But there's still time to focus on other worthy shopping goals — like rethinking your child's knapsack. Everything a kid touches has a short life span, so it makes sense here, more so than in any other area of your life, to focus on being eco-friendly. Green Dad Lou Carlozo has six tips to bring savings and the environment together under one schoolhouse roof.

8 Deals to Simplify Your Life and Streamline Your Space

Many of us own so much stuff that figuring out ways to simplify, store, and condense should rank as a top priority. This week, Green Dad Lou Carlozo looks at some handy deals that streamline storage and simplify living and working spaces.