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National Coffee Day is Coming: Freebies From Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts, and More

Yes, this is a real (promotional) holiday! See which stores offered the best free coffee (and donuts!) last year, and what we're expecting for 2016.

Don't Wait Until Black Friday! 9 Things You Should Buy NOW

Not everything has it's best-of-the-year price on Black Friday! Cars, patio furniture, and even 55" TVs are all at their best prices in October.

Best Tool Deals for Those Who DIY: This Wrench Set Belongs in Every Toolbox

Stock your toolbox with necessities for around-the-house projects in the week's best tool deals. Score a cordless drill set, the most common wrenches you'll ever need, and more.

10 Ways to Use Groupon's Awesome New Customer Coupon

Groupon is giving new customers an extra 25% off one local, goods, or getaway deal. That's the best discount we've ever seen at the site, so it's an ideal time to give Groupon a try. We've come up with 10 ways you might use the coupon, on everything from photo printing to oil changes.

10 Ways to Save Up for a Black Friday Doorbuster

Now's the time to start saving if you want to have the cash to jump on those Black Friday sales. Here are 10 ways to cut your expenses over the next two months so you can afford to buy that doorbuster TV, iPad, or laptop.

Best Patio Furniture Deals: End-of-Season Clearance Sales From Walmart, Target

September is one of the best times to bag patio furniture, and you'll find a number of pieces in the week's best patio furniture deals. Score a firepit for when the temperatures drop, kick back and relax with a complete hammock set, and more.

Don't Replace Your Broken iPhone! It's Probably Cheaper to Fix It

After a couple of years, even the most reliable iPhone's battery life starts to fade — and that's assuming you didn't drop it and crack the screen before then. Let's dig into which iPhone issues you can repair yourself, and what it will cost you to let a professional handle the fix.

Reduce, Reuse, Save: 10 Ways to Help the Earth AND Your Budget

Recycling and reusing items reduces waste, preserves resources, and leaves planet Earth an overall nicer place to live — but can it save you money in the long run? You bet! Follow these 10 tips to go green and save green at the same time.

10 Top Picks From the Crate & Barrel Sale to Upgrade Your Living Space

HGTV may be to blame for the fact that our homes never really feel "finished" any more. But all that improving can add up fast, unless you shop smart — like in Crate & Barrel's clearance section, where you'll find furniture, decor, kitchen items, appliances, and more at up to 80% off. We've rounded up 10 indulgences you can totally justify.

Black Friday Home Goods Predictions 2016: Small Appliances & Coffee Makers Will Steal the Show

From small appliances to tools, we've created a "cheat sheet" so you know exactly where to shop for home goods once the Black Friday season arrives.

The Complete Guide to Senior Discounts

Are you afraid to ask for a senior discount? Once you see some of the deals that are available, you'll reconsider! To help you get started, we've rounded up some of the best senior citizen discounts.

Best Game-Day Deals: Score NFL Apparel, Appliances, & More

The NFL season kicks off this week, and you can still get ready for game day with the week's best tailgate deals. Score your fav NFL logo on just about anything.

This Bad Food Habit Could Be Costing You $2,000 a Year

Bad food-budgeting habits can cost you twice. Not only are you spending money eating out, but also the groceries at home go to waste. Realistically planning for dining out can reap big benefits. Follow our nine steps to lean in to eating out.

2016 Labor Day Sales Are Here, and Summer Clearance Is HOT

Labor Day weekend sales have begun! We're rounding up the best deals, and — surprise! — summer clearance items are dominating the hottest discounts.

September Is the PERFECT Time to Buy These 9 Things

Thanks to the overlap of Labor Day, summer clearance, and back-to-school sales, September is a great time to buy everything from clothes to TVs. So while the end of summer may be upon us, the best deals of the year are only now beginning.

8 Chic Picks Under $50 From the Anthropologie Sale

It's your lucky day! Anthropologie is taking an extra 25% off sale items in-cart, and everything also ships for free. We've rounded up eight picks from this sale that'll make your classic-boho dreams come true — without breaking the bank.

The Top 5 Geekiest Picks From ThinkGeek's Clearance Sale

At ThinkGeek, a selection of clearance items are currently marked up to 80% off. To help you find some new toys, we've chosen five fun items from the sale that you didn't even know you needed.

Did Your Local Sears Or Kmart Just Close?

In late July, Sears shuttered almost 80 Sears and Kmart stores across the country. Read on to see if your store was affected (and tell us if you care).

Sleep Smarter With Our Pillow Buying Guide

You spend a third of each day in bed, so it makes sense to invest in a pillow that provides you with quality, restful sleep. Here are some things you should know about pillows before you start shopping for a new one.

10 Trendy Picks From Claire's Best-Ever BOGO Sale

Today you can shop the best BOGO offer we've ever seen from Claire's. While there are certainly deals to be had on trendy earrings and bracelets, here we've rounded up 10 items beyond the obvious jewelry that might be a nice addition to your life.

6 Ways to Get the Most From End of Season Clearance Sales

Sort the trinkets from the trash when shopping end of season clearance sales by playing the discerning consumer, hitting the fitting rooms, and nerding up on product reviews.

7 Things to Buy in August (and 3 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

Summer is half over, but back-to-school and seasonal clearance sales are just heating up. Get some of the best laptop prices of the year, patio furniture priced to move, and more as we look at the best buys of August.

Here's the Scoop on Buying Cat Litter

If you're welcoming a new feline into your home or simply aren't crazy about your current litter, you have a lot of options. We break down the pros and cons of every cat litter type so you'll have a better idea of where to start.

5 Sites for Finding the Perfect Babysitter (And What You Should Pay Them)

Hiring a babysitter used to mean asking one of the neighborhood teenagers to watch your kid for a few dollars. Thanks to the internet, parents these days have access to a large pool of caregivers with various levels of experience — not to mention rates. We took a look at the websites and apps out there to help you narrow down the options.

Takin' It Squeezy: 4 Great Juicers at Every Price Point

Whether you're looking to make some fancy green juice or a simple glass of OJ, you can find lots of fans of these juicers. Check out our guide to find which juicer is right for you.

10 Container Store Sale Items That Will Totally Tidy Up Your Life

If your living space is cluttered with things without a place to be, it may be time to check out The Container Store, which cuts up to 40% off during its Get Your Life Together Sale. We've rounded up 10 ingenious items that you never knew you needed, but that will help you embrace the orderly.

These 2 Stores Make Back-to-School Shopping a Breeze

Back-to-school season is nearly upon us. Whether you're looking for school supplies, new outfits, or both, we found the top stores to make your back-to-school shopping easier.

7 Things to Buy in July (and 5 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

In the gulch between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you might think sales are hard to come by, but the opposite is true. Shopping heats up in July, with stores offering everything from rare discounts on in-season apparel to desperately needed air conditioners.

Hip, Hip, Puree: The 4 Best Blenders for Every Budget

No matter how you shake it, chop it, pulse it, or whip it, finding the right blender at the best price is as simple as pushing a button. Here are four blender models to consider, with a smart option for every budget.

11 Ideas for Throwing a Budget-Friendly Cookout

If you've got a backyard, you need to host a great barbecue this summer. But that doesn't mean you have to go broke in the process. Here are 11 ways you can "trim the fat" and throw a budget-friendly cookout.

20 Things NOT to Buy Your College-Bound Student

College is expensive, and not just because of tuition! Here's a list of items you should not buy your matriculating student as they head back to school. Your kid might not thank you when you say no, but your wallet will!

9 Kitchen Tools That Are Completely Useless (or Totally Useful?)

How valuable is a garlic press? Or an asparagus steamer? Here, we make the case for (and against) purchasing controversial kitchen tools. See if you agree!