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The Week's Best Freebies: Free LEGO Star Wars Set, 2 Months of Audible

Everyone knows the best things in life are free (or nearly free)! That's why we're bringing you another roundup of the week's best freebies. Read on to see how you can score free LEGOs, an Audible membership, and more.

8 Surprising 'Limited Editions' That Now Cost a Ton on eBay

Brands like Victoria's Secret, TOMS, and Vans don't produce luxury goods — but due to scarcity and exclusivity, their limited editions can resell for massive markups.

Should You Buy a Gaming Microconsole?

Small, affordable set-top boxes are bringing certain mobile and PC games to television screens. We run down the available options, and whether they're right for you.

Rumor Roundup: Red Dead Redemption Sequel?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, Red Dead Redemption, Captain Marvel, 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!

AAA Video Games Can Drop From $60 to $30 in Just 1 Month

Gaming is an expensive hobby. You throw down some serious cash for the latest console, and then you've still gotta shell out more to build up a stable of the latest titles. We tracked the prices of 2014's biggest PS4 and Xbox One games for months with one question in mind: When should you buy?

Rumor Roundup: Is Pokemon Coming to iOS?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Inception, Zelda, 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!

Rumor Roundup: Download Arkham Knight to Your Bat-Computer?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about YouTube, Batman, Call of Duty, 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!

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?

Friday Jolt: Budget Windows Tablet With a Quad CPU, Sitewide Savings from Kate Spade

They may not arrive in time to save your Valentine's Day, but our Morning Jolt roundup of the best Editors' Choice deals from overnight and early this morning will certainly save you some cash.

9 Alternative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Romantic

Love-sick lads and lasses who are tired of shopping for chocolates and flowers will be inspired by ~!our selection of adorable alternatives to the more typical heart-filled and sweet-smelling Valentine's Day options. The spoils include a bouquet of unicorns (oh yes) and a pair of mittens that's been sickeningly crafted for two.

12 Spectacularly Inappropriate Coloring Books

In our daily trolling through the dark and scary corners of the internet, we were surprised to find the trend of merging the totally, obviously childish pleasure of the coloring with complicated adult themes like existentialism, depression, practicing law, and Bill Murray. Read on to see our 12 favorite grown-up coloring books, and prepare to be amazed!

How to Find Discounted Gift Cards & Sell Unwanted Gift Cards Online

Didn't get the gift card you wanted this holiday season? Whether you're buying a card at a discount or selling the one you have, we've created an all-inclusive guide for all of your gift card queries.

Thursday Jolt: Unlocked, Refurb iPad mini for $245, 65" Samsung Smart HDTV for $975

Merry Christmas! No doubt you reading this through a food-and-nog coma, having already given and received enough presents. But with the holiday gifting season over, you can think about what you REALLY want. If that pottery kit from Aunt Marge isn't doing it for you, see if you can use the store credit on one of the items below, like an unlocked, refurbished iPad mini for the best price we've ever seen, or a 65" Smart HDTV. These offers and more are in the Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning

10 Stores That Offer Christmas Eve Pickup

Christmas Eve is just hours away, and if you're short a few gifts, we've got your back. We've rounded up 10 stores that will let you shop online and pick up your items in-store on Christmas Eve. Even better, one of these retailers will hand-deliver your items to you!

5 Games to Look for During the Steam Holiday Sale

Steam's annual Holiday Sale means massive discounts for PC gamers. Since many of the best Steam Sale deals pop up only briefly, we've rounded up a few quality titles to watch for that will help fill your game library without emptying your wallet. You're likely to find these games, at these prices, and know that they're worth your time.

The Most Dangerous Toys of 2014: What to Get for the Kids You Hate

Why chance ruining the holiday by getting your kids toys that'll harm them? That's not very cheery and in the spirit of things! To make sure you don't spend Christmas in the E.R. check out W.A.T.C.H.'s list of the season's 10 Worst Toys.

Rumor Roundup: Mass Effect for New Consoles Only? Apple Watch in 2015? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, Mass Effect 4, Windows 10, 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!

Jingle Broke: 9 Hidden Holiday Costs & Their Affordable Alternatives

The holidays mean spending dough on a sleigh full of presents, but it doesn't mean you have to slay your bank account or credit balance in the process. You know what we mean: Green as a Grinch, dollar bills fly out of your pockets as you pay and pay and pay for all the extras. To avoid the burden of overspending this season, we recommend taking a look at these nine expenditures that offer wiggle room for extra savings.

Best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals: Save $30 On Critically-Acclaimed The Last Of Us

The Cyber Monday video game buy-athon continues! We've rounded up gaming deals for all consoles from the PS4 to the PC. Many of these Editors' Choice offers are at all-time price lows, but the Cyber Monday savings won't last much longer than a quick-time event, so get purchasing. Be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the latest, best Cyber Monday gaming deals.

Best Cyber Monday Toy Deals: 3 Sitewide Sales You Can't Miss From Mattel, LEGO, & Target

From toddlers to adults, these holiday toy deals have something for everyone. So make someone else's month merry and bright with our roundup of the top Cyber Monday toy deals. Just be sure to check back often, as we'll be updating this page with the latest, greatest toy deals as they appear.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

You may have skipped Black Friday, but you still need to buy holiday gifts. Maintain lots of holiday cheer by shopping wisely with our December buying guide. We've pored over the extensive DealNews archives from years past to guide you in your quest for the most savvy purchases in December.

Best Black Friday Toy Deals: Free Shipping at LEGO, Frozen Dress-Up for $17

Since about of quarter of you are shopping for kids right now, we're betting you need to know where to find the hottest deals on LEGO, Frozen, and Fisher-Price. That's why we've rounded up the sweetest savings on the season's hottest gifts.

Cyber Monday Video Games You Can Get Now: Console Games from $5

Kick off the holiday weekend with a video game marathon. We've rounded up deals on all consoles from the PS4 to your Windows PC. Many deals are at all-time price lows, and a few you can pickup in-store today. Just don't waste any time; these games are selling out fast! Be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the latest, best Black Friday gaming deals.

Best Black Friday Xbox One Ads: Don't Buy Yours Without a Bundled Gift Card

The last time Black Friday rolled around, the Xbox One was a distinctly bad buy. But that's not the case these days! With significantly patched software and a robust library of games, gamers can finally feel good about adding an Xbox One to the cart. Read on to discover the best Xbox One Black Friday ads out there.

Update: Walmart's Pre-Black Friday Sale Includes a Super Hot TV Doorbuster

We now know what will be included in Walmart's "Pre-Black Friday Event" in the store will match the prices of various items found in competitor ads. As it turns out, there are some pretty awesome doorbusters available.

The Best Black Friday Gaming Ads: Gift Cards Make Next-Gen Bundles Great

This is shaping up to be an exceptional Black Friday for video game deals, despite a rather disappointing ad from GameStop. We've sorted through the many, many Assassin's Creed bundles to bring you the very best Black Friday gaming ads from Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more. Read on for our full analysis.

Toys R Us Black Friday Ad Analysis: Stock Up on Skylanders, 50% Off LEGO

Better late than never, Toys "R" Us has finally put out its Black Friday ads. These stores will open up at 5 pm local time on Thanksgiving, with a handful of in-store exclusives that are certain to make kids melt and parents grumble. Will any of the Fabulous 15 toys break tradition and see super savings? (Spoiler alert: Nope.) Read on for our full Toys "R" Us ad analysis.

18 Hilariously Lame 'Doorbusters' From Black Fridays Past

Acid-washed jeans, mullets, flared collars, Miley Cyrus, 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!

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.

Kmart Black Friday Ad Analysis: Tablet Deals Worth Waking Up For

Kmart isn't playing around with Black Friday this year. Boasting the earliest Thanksgiving opening time at 6 am, Sears' sister store is intent on holding a 42-hour Black Friday shopathon. But will the deals be worth ditching your turkey dinner to stand in line? We examined the leaked Kmart Black Friday ad to find out.

Costco Black Friday Ad Analysis: Discounts on Tablets, Gift Cards, and More

Of all the Black Fridays ads we've seen to date, Costco's is the trickiest; rather than list final prices, the wholesale retailer chose to list dollar-off discounts on select products. However, we've hand-picked a few deals we think will be the winners of this bunch.

Deals That Make You Go Hmmm...: The Most Unusual Black Friday Deals

TVs, laptops, toys — you'll see loads of these items discounted on Black Friday. But who expects to see a discount on prosthetic cat ears? How about a free bag of real reindeer poop? We've scoured the DealNews archives to bring you the most unusual Black Friday deals.