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The 10 Best Coupons of the Week: Bon-Ton, Macy's, Microsoft Store, Groupon

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. Take $50 off a $100 order at Bon-Ton, score free shipping at Macy's, and save $100 on select Microsoft Store orders.

What to Expect From 2015 Columbus Day Sales

For most stores, Columbus Day is October's main holiday. But with Black Friday just a few weeks away, it's easy to overspend on items that will be significantly cheaper next month. So we've created a list of Columbus Day sales that won't come with a serious case of buyer's remorse.

13 Things You Probably Pay Too Much For

Even deal-hunting pros like us are guilty of sometimes missing opportunities to save. From batteries in bulk to discounted gift cards, these deals are almost always available.

These 5 Deals Prove It's the Best Time to Buy Patio Furniture

Unless you live in the Arctic, hanging outside is not impossible in the fall. That works out nicely, because right now is one of the best times all year to buy patio furniture. Shop this week's best patio deals, and you'll save on dining sets, outdoor bars, and even umbrellas.

Here's Where You Can Score Free Coffee Today!

Today is National Coffee Day, and many of our favorite coffee shops are celebrating with free cups of Joe throughout the day. Here's where you can get your caffeine fix, sans charge.

More Than a Latte: 50 Pumpkin Spice Things You Can Buy This Fall

Pumpkin spice lattes returned to Starbucks last week, with the addition of real pumpkin. We look at 50 of the best current products from the PSL craze.

10 Online Printing Services That Frequently Offer Discounts

On-demand printing for business cards, photos, and more has already become an affordable luxury. But these sites up the savings by regularly offering coupons, discounts, and bundles.

7 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall Weather

From hand tools to home appliances, preparing for the coming cooler weather can be easy and affordable. Gather firewood, rake your leaves, and more!

6 Alternatives to Disposable Cleaning Products That Save $250 a Year

Swiffers, sponges, and disinfectant wipes are all convenient, but these tossable cleaning products can be bad for your wallet. We look at alternatives, from DIY cleaning sprays to reusable cloths.

Soon IKEA Will Only Sell LED Light Bulbs

IKEA has announced that, as of September 1, the only bulbs it will sell in its lighting department will be LED — and this could mean good things for shoppers who want lower electricity bills.

What to Expect From 2015 Labor Day Sales

It's no surprise that Labor Day offers the best clearance sales on summer items, but also on laptops, TVs, and more. Find out what buys will save you the most money this Labor Day season.

More Fast Food Places Now Offer Preorders: Does it Save Time?

More fast food joints — like Wendy's, Taco Bell, and Starbucks — are embracing preordering through apps. But does it actually work well enough to save you time?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

August may lack a major commercial holiday, but the dog days of summer are still a busy month for retailers and deal hunters alike. Back-to-school sales are at their prime this month and you can also expect to see dozens of deals on outdoor furniture, grills, and travel. Plus, take advantage of tax-free shopping days in select states.

Your Favorite Splurge Food Got More Expensive

Thanks to a brutal winter, long-term climate change, and growing global demand, lobster is more expensive than ever.

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 kid might not thank you when you say no to them, but your wallet will!

A Guide to the Best Student Discounts on Apple, Tech, Travel, and More

Your student ID is good for more than just 10% off at the movie theater. Get discounts on Amazon Prime, computers, and even cars.

The Pros and Cons of a Tempur-Pedic or Memory Foam Mattress

Many people regard Tempur-Pedic mattresses as the most comfortable on the market, but they are also the most expensive. We look at other memory gels, as well as traditional innersprings.

Let's Discuss: Are Oreo Thins a Terrible Idea?

There's a new, thinner Oreo in town. You can't twist it or dunk it. Who wants to eat it?

9 Weird and Wonderful Candle Scents You Won't Believe Exist

Our DealNews elves have scoured the internet to find nine of the weirdest scented candles that were actually produced. We found everything from nachos-scented candles to candles that smell like brown paper packages tied up with string!

10 Totally Awesome Pool Toys

Forget simple noodles and water pistols. These inflatable slides, floats, and shooters will really make a splash this summer.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July

Independence Day may be July's hallmark holiday, but the sales don't end there. Shoppers can also expect to see a variety of deals on in-season items like air conditioners, swimsuits, and even ice cream.

The Best 4th of July Sales: Discounts on Summer Apparel & Outdoor Furniture

The 4th of July is proven to be a great time for in-season purchases. From swimsuits to patio furniture, check out our July 4 sales guide before you fire up the BBQ to find out what summer items you should restock on in the coming days.

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

How valuable is a garlic press? Or an asparagus steamer? We look at these single-use items to see whether they're worth the expense.

The Best Father's Day Freebies and Discounts

If your kids' gifts aren't up to scratch, we've found a selection of Father's Day freebies with which you can treat yourself and celebrate your paternal successes in style.

Are Smart Appliances and Furniture Worth Buying?

With Ikea introducing a line of furniture with built-in wireless chargers, we examine whether all these touchscreens and extras on appliances are any better than your phone.

Here's Where to Look for Deals on Father's Day Gifts This Year

Still looking for the perfect gift for dad? Our deal experts have the inside scoop on where to find this month's best Father's Day deals. So whether your dad is into sports, gadgets, or designer polos, these are the sites you need to visit this Father's Day.

Summer's in the Air (Conditioning): 7 Tips for Cooling on a Budget

Need an affordable air condition, but don't know where to start? We look at energy efficiency, how much power you'll need for what sized rooms, and how else to cool your home.

It's Finally National Donut Day! Here's Where You Can Find Free Donuts

The first Friday of June is our favorite holiday: National Donut Day! Read on to see how and where to score free goodies.

10 Crazy 'Jurassic Park' Collectibles for Super Fans

Jurassic World is coming, so we rounded up the strangest and wildest toys, set pieces, and costumes from the franchise — including old cereal and William H. Macy's pants.

Study Shows You're Wasting More Money on 'Vampire' Power Drains Than You Thought

Devices and appliances left plugged in are still consuming power. A new study shows that, thanks to the digital revolution, the problem is costing us even more than we thought.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June

With graduation ceremonies and Father's Day on the horizon, June can quickly turn into an expensive month. To ensure you don't blow through your summer budget in the first few weeks of the season, we've created a buying guide of items you should and shouldn't purchase this month.

9 Must-Have Tools for Your College-Bound Kid

So your son or daughter is off to university and will soon be living in an apartment of their own for the first time. Why not make their lives a little easier by equipping them with a tool box full of the basics?