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Wednesday Jolt: Cheapest Ever Roku Streaming Stick, Weed Killer for $1

We've seen some big coupon discounts at some of our favorite stores this morning, which has resulted in healthy price drops on popular tech and home items, as well as apparel. We've spotted the cheapest ever Roku streaming device and a bottle of weed killer for just a buck. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

The Week's 10 Best Coupons: 10% Off at Newegg, Up to 30% Off at ThinkGeek

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! Trim 10% off your whole Newegg order, get up to 30% off a $150 purchase at ThinkGeek, score a free entrée from Panda Express., and more in this week's 10 best coupons of the week.

Bring on the App-etizers: Top 10 Apps for Drink and Dining Deals

A great meal never goes out of style, so we're back with another list of the top smartphone apps for finding food and drink deals. From Happy Hour and food truck trackers, to an app that finds deals at the best local restaurant options, here are our top picks.

It's Finally National Coffee Day! Stores Offer Freebies and Discounts

To celebrate National Coffee Day today, a host of our favorite stores are promoting fair trade brews while offering free cups of Joe and some big discounts on the good stuff. Luckily for you addicts out there, we've listed some of the best of these offers to keep you alert, awake, and anxious while saving a cup-ful of bucks.

Shop the Best Early Halloween Sales on Costumes, Decor, and More

October is still days away, but that hasn't stopped a ton of merchants from releasing spook-tacular Halloween coupons and discounts. That means you can scoop up this year's more popular offerings now, and get to skip the mad Halloween rush later. Read on to see the best early Halloween deals from the Disney Store, Pottery Barn Kids, Spirit Halloween, and more!

Get a Jump Start on Preparing Your Home and Garden for Fall

With its brisk weather and colored leaves, fall is a beautiful time of year. But if you're not prepared, the cold air will soon invade your home, and those lovely leaves can make a mess of your gutters and yard. Make sure you're equipped for those upcoming fall chores with these tips and tools.

Cooking Makes You Happy! Save $460 on KitchenAid Cookware

According to a 2011 study, people said they felt happier and less stressed after eating at home. Because we only want to see you happy, we've rounded up the week's best kitchen deals. Save $460 on a KitchenAid cookware set, grab an Ozeri digital scale for just $12, and pick up a Better Homes & Gardens dnnerware set for $20.

Click and Sip: The Pros and Cons to the Top Online Wine Stores

Once the domain just of the knowledgeable and wealthy, wine-buying is being disrupted by the internet (just like everything else). Ready to stock your cellar or impress dinner party guests? There are plenty of online wine shops out there, so we've put together a guide to some of the most popular and interesting options.

Money & Laundering: A Guide to Finding the Right Washer and Dryer

Whether you're buying your first washer to eliminate trips to the laundromat, or replacing a decade-old workhorse, the options now available on the market make for a confusing buying decision. But picking out a new washer and dryer doesn't have to be a complicated choice: we'll walk you through what is and isn't important to try to help you make the best buying decision.

8 Foods That May Spike in Price This Fall — Including Bacon?!

Back in May, we reported on eight foods threatened by summer price hikes. And unfortunately, the season's change won't necessarily bring relief. Now, we took a look at eight foods in for possible price hikes this fall. Maybe you should think twice about eating them, lest they eat into your wallet and leave an orange-sized hole in there. (Speaking of oranges...)

Ikea's 'bookbook' Ad Mocks Apple in a Brilliant Way

Ikea — the Swedish budget furniture giant that knows a thing or two about simple, iconic design — just released a product video for the cutting-edge intuitive technology embodied in its "bookbook™" — also known as the 2015 Ikea print catalog. The store's jab at Apple's gushing, talking-head product videos quickly became one of our favorite Apple parodies.

Sound the Alarm: A Guide to Home Security Basics

Considering there's a burglary in the U.S. every 15 seconds, a home security system can provide peace of mind and keep your belongings — and family — safe from intruders. We spoke to several experts about how to research and plan your home security system appropriately, so that your investment pays off.

10 Stunt Foods That Are So Weird, You HAVE to Try Them

In the digital age, going viral is an all-important way to spread your brand. For fast-food restaurants, an easy way to make that happen is to invent a disgusting and/or over-the-top food that makes people's arteries seize up just by thinking about it. Here are 10 of our favorite attention-grabbing junk foods.

This is What it Would Be Like if Japanese Cats Ran Your Pizza Hut

Cats are notoriously lazy, skittish, and impossible to train — in other words, they're wholly lacking in all the qualities needed to run a restaurant. Setting out to prove this, the Japanese branch of Pizza Hut recently debuted a viral marketing campaign called "Pizza Cat!," apparently betting that Internet + cats = SELL ALL THE PIZZA.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

With summer ending and Black Friday season not yet here, September is an odd time for deals; but it's not without its charms! We've mined the extensive DealNews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from the past few summers to find out what are the best and worst things to buy in September.

Empty the Garage, Fill Your Wallet: 7 Tips to Super Charge Your Garage Sale

If your closets hold abundant junk, your garage spills over with stuff, and those toddler clothes no longer fit your pre-teen, you're a prime candidate for staging a yard sale or garage sale. We spoke with a personal finance expert to get tips on staging a profitable and stress-free garage sale.

All of Our Tools & Hardware Buying Guides, in One Place

DealNews is always bringing you the best tool and hardware deals; and now, we've compiled all of our tool-buying guides into one place. Whether you want to know more about drills, ladders, or an emergency automotive kit, check out our tools and hardware hub.

VIDEO: Is August Too Early for Pumpkin Spice Lattes?

This year, Starbucks is going to start selling the Pumpkin Spice Latte on August 25. That's almost a full month before fall officially begins! In this video, our experts discuss pumpkin spice flavored things and whether or not "holiday creep" leads to fatigue and ruins the special-ness of a Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

Keurig Will Raise K-Cup Prices by 9% as New DRM Machines Limit Competition

Coffee drinkers take note, the price of your morning brew is about to go up. Starting this November, Keurig will raise the cost of its K-cup packets by up to 9% while simultaneously launching new DRM-style machines that only work with Keurig-approved pods.

Move Beyond the Microwave: Basic Cookware Buying Guide

We cut through the noise to round up the basics – the most durable, versatile, and affordable cookware you need to get started. We even looked at where you might splurge, and when you might want more specialized products. Read below to see how to get the most value for basic cookware.

How to Make Sure Your Sandals Are Built to Coddle (And Not Hobble) Your Feet

To get a handle on the question of sandals, we turned to a foot and ankle surgeon for helpful tips about your sandals. To find out how you can make sure that they're built to coddle and not hobble your feet, read on.

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.

Power Tools for the Garden: From Chainsaws to Leaf Blowers

Who doesn't love a beautiful lawn with perfectly uniform grass immaculately manicured? These outdoor landscapes involve hard work, planting, cultivating, weeding, pruning, and harvesting. Fortunately, we live in an age where power tools can alleviate some of the hard work necessary to bring about a handsome garden and lawn.

Chow Down: The Week's Best Food Deals

A wise man once said, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." But there is such a thing as a discounted lunch. We found value-sized cereal, a large pizza, a free (yes, free) box of healthy snacks, and more in this week's best food deals.

Serious Luxury: 7 Insanely Expensive Things for Your Home

Everyone loves to think about what they would buy if they won the lottery. So we've rounded up the most expensive luxuries for the home that we could find — as well as normally-priced dishwashers, fridges, and tubs, just for comparison.

Back-to-School Savings: Cowboom, Sears, & Amazon are Top of the Class

Preparing to head back to school for a new term, whether you're big or small, is rarely a joyous affair. But some of our favorite stores are offering school-ready tech items, clothing, and backpacks at prices worth celebrating. We've rounded up the very best back-to-school sales.

Kitchen 101: 2 Chefs Plug Us in to the Best Electric Appliances

The right electric kitchen appliances can speed up your cooking and help you look like a pro. DealNews spoke to two expert chefs for tips on how to deck out your kitchen, with an emphasis on quality devices.

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!

VIDEO: Cupcakes Are SO Last Year! What's the Next Dessert Craze?

New York cupcake chain Crumbs is closing all 48 of its locations. Is this indicative that the cupcake boom is finally coming to an end? Our experts discuss if the end of cupcakes is nigh and what will replace them as the "hot" new dessert item.

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.

Non-Soccer Things That the USA Totally Pwns

Today, you've got a free pass to celebrate all things American, and while that no longer includes rooting for the U-S-of-A in the World Cup, we can feel proud about the various other ways in which our nation dominates — like in daily sugar consumption!

VIDEO: Starbucks Raises Prices! (Frappu-CHA-CHING-o!)

Starbucks has raised its prices on several of their coffees by five to 10 cents. Outrageous! In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss how much is too much to pay for a cup of coffee?