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Tuesday Jolt: All-Time Low for No-Contract iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

In today's Morning Jolt, we've spotted an all-time price low on both the no-contract iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

The 10 Best Coupons of the Week: Dell, Nike, Outback Steakhouse

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. Save up to $60 at Dell home, take an extra 20% off Nike clearance, and get 15% off a meal at Outback.

Turning the Other Chic: 8 Little Luxuries for Under $100

Fountain pens, watches, even fancy toilet paper: you don't have to break the bank to treat yourself. These 8 luxury items are all affordable, and totally unnecessary.

Get These 8 Things to Help Prepare For Emergencies

With much of the country under snow (including some regions that barely see an inch), now is a good time to review what you need to prepare for unexpected extreme weather, car breakdowns, and other emergencies.

These Tools Could Save Your House (and Your Wallet)

Keeping your home in tiptop shape is easy if you've got the right tools for the job. There's never a bad time to upgrade your toolbox, so read on for this week's best tool deals.

POLL: Will Target's New Free Shipping Pull Customers From Amazon?

Great news for Target fans: the retailer is offering free shipping on orders of $25 or more, half its previous $50 minimum.

8 'Zombie' Snack Foods That Came Back From the Dead

Twinkies, Crispy M&Ms, the Yumbo — sometimes dedicated fans are able to bring back popular discontinued foods. But like zombies, they aren't always exactly like they were before...

8 Foods That Will Be More Expensive This Spring

Eggs, fine wine, and grapefruit are just a few of the foods that could increase in price this spring. But there are some alternatives.

5 Retro Products That Are Hot Again (And What They Cost Today)

It's fun to take a look at the vintage items that have come back against all odds, and get an idea of what they're worth today as opposed to back in the day. Here we present five examples of doin' the time warp, retail style.

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.

10 Fast Food 'Secret Menu' Items You Have to Try

If smoothies that taste like pink Starburst candy or burritos made with cheese quesadilla wraps sound mouthwatering, then you might want to take notes: We've rounded up several off-the-menu options at your favorite fast food joints.

VIDEO: Would You "Pay" for McDonald's With an Act of Kindness?

McDonald's Super Bowl Commercial claimed that the burger company would dish out free food to random customers, if those customers would perform a joyous or kindly act. Well, the promotion has started and videos of people dancing, calling loved ones, and complimenting strangers to get free food are starting to appear. In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss if they would "give some love" to get a free apple pie.

Made to Last: 9 Things You Only Buy Once

In a world where it seems like phones, laptops, and TVs become outdated the minute you buy them, it helps to reflect on life's little one-time investments. Barring freak accidents and doomsday weather, you'll never need to buy certain pieces of art, jewelry, or cookware twice. Read on to see some of our favorites.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine's Day gift, but this month you'll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax software.

What to Expect From 2015 Presidents' Day Sales

Contrary to popular belief, February is a busy month for deal hunters. And while it can be easy to get swept up with Valentine's Day sales — after all, who doesn't like chocolate and flowers — we've found that Presidents' Day is the real hero of the month with deeper discounts and a better variety of deals.

VIDEO: What Foods From Your Childhood Do You Wish Would Come Back?

As evidenced by the return of "nostalgia cereals" like French Toast Crunch and Strawberry Honeycombs, it's clear that food companies are ready to re-introduce foods from our childhoods, just to squeeze a couple of nostalgia dollars out of us. In this video, our experts ponder what foods they'd love to see back on store shelves.

11 Healthy AND Affordable Alternatives to Unhealthy Food

Millions of Americans resolved to both eat right and save money this New Year's — but doing those things together can be a challenge. After talking to nutrition experts and doing some calculations, we found 11 healthy foods that can actually be cheaper than less healthy alternatives.

The 10 Most Bizarre Things You Can Put Alcohol In, Ranked

We never dreamed that there were so many imaginative and, frankly, unhygienic ways to take your beverages on the go, so we thought we'd share our finds. This list of weird and wonderful stuff that the internet has kicked up made us gasp, giggle, and shake our heads. Join us as we rank the 10 weirdest flasks around!

Tools You Should Always Have in Your Car in Case of Emergency

It's a cold, windy, and slushy winter day, so of course that's when your car decides it doesn't want to operate properly. Are you prepared for a flat tire or a dead battery? How about a loose screw or a blown fuse? Now is a good time to make sure you've got the tools you'll need to deal with minor car troubles. We've compiled this list of the best tools and supplies you'll want to keep in your trunk.

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.

Amazon Diaper Update: Amazon Stops Selling Elements, Offers $25 Credit for Subscribers

Earlier this month, we reviewed the newly introduced line of diapers from Amazon. Today, the store announced that it's going back to the drawing board.

Weekend Jolt: Best Ever Armani Exchange Sale, Magic Bullet Blender for $25

No matter your New Year's resolution — to hit the gym, cut back on the chips, or to be more thirfty, we have a host of savings that will help you achieve your short-lived promises. We've spotted the best ever Armani Exchange sale, while Macy's offers the cheapest Magic Bullet blender set we've ever seen. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

VIDEO: Our Champagne Taste Test Finds the Best Bubbles for Your Buck!

With New Year's Eve right around the corner, you're probably in the market for a nice bottle of champagne with which to celebrate at the stroke of midnight. Nothing says "Happy New Year" like the popping of corks, but is there a sparkling wine that's good and a good price? Find out in our video taste test!

Cold Comfort: 10 Clothing Items That Are Worth the Splurge

Complaining won't make the cold weather go away, though the right garments can certainly keep it at bay. Here we survey 10 clothing choices that will turn cold and frosty into warm and toasty. Hot cocoa is optional; just don't spill it on these fine specimens of anti-winter wizardry.

Best Christmas Decoration Deals: Inflatable Star Wars Lawn Ornaments From $15

The holidays may be coming to a close, but it's never too early to plan for next year's festivities and this week's best Christmas decoration deals can help you do just that. We've found inflatable Star Wars lawn ornaments, a sitewide clearance sale on scented candles, and Christmas tree ornaments from Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn that start at just $1.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January

The new year is upon us, and after all that shopping you likely did during the holidays, you may be looking forward to giving your credit card a rest. But January is an excellent month to bag deals like winter apparel or early Valentine's Day gifts. So before you resign yourself to steering clear of stores all together this month, check out our list of the best and worst things to buy in January, which we compiled from our extensive archives.

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!

These Are the Gift Cards That Everyone Wants This Year

It's getting close to Christmas, and perhaps you're still struggling with ideas for what to get for the friends and family around you. Enter the trusty, easy gift card! If you're not sure what stores might have broad appeal for your giftees, check out this top 20 list of the most in-demand gift cards.

What to Expect from Super Saturday Sales for 2014

The last weekend before Christmas is a heady, anxious time for shoppers. The so-called "Super Saturday" sales that occur during this time offer one last chance to score a deal on that perfect present. Super Saturday falls on December 20 this year, and we've searched our archives to give you all the data you need to prepare.

Give & Get: Even More of the Best Gift Card Freebies

It's getting dangerously near to the Big Day for those who have left their holiday shopping until last minute. Luckily for you, your loved ones, and your purse strings lots of our favorite stores are offering free gift cards with the purchase of select gifts, meals, and even other gift cards.

12 Things That Will Be Less Expensive in 2015

The Great Recession may have technically ended over five years ago, but that's probably a surprise to millions of Americans still worrying about their budgets. A modicum of relief is on the way in 2015, as prices fall on some popular goods and services. From cranberry sauce to a Kia sedan, read our predictions for things that will be cheaper in the coming year.