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5 Deals You Need to Know This Morning: Save Over $200 on the Latest iPhone

Today brings us over $200 in savings on the iPhone 6s, as well as the best deal ever on a big Windows 10 tablet! See these offers and more in our roundup of the five best Editors' Choice deals we found last night and this morning.

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!

What to Expect From 4th of July Sales in 2016

The 4th of July is a great time to stock up on in-season summer staples. In previous years, we've seen summer clothing, swimsuits, and patio furniture receive deep holiday discounts. Read on to find out how much you'll save, and where you'll see the best deals.

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!

7 Things to Buy in July (and 5 Things You Should Defintely 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.

10 Must-Have ThinkGeek Items for Any True Nerd

We rounded up ThinkGeek's 10 best-selling items for 2016, featuring weird watches, glowing hoodies, and a whole lotta Star Wars stuff. Trust us: These items will have you reaching for your credit card faster than you can say, "Han shot first."

Get Ready for July 4th With Grill Deals: Super Low Price on Stok Gas Grill!

For those who aren't fans of charcoal grilling, we've rounded up some great alternatives in the week's best grill deals. Read on to find your perfect electric or gas setup, and be ready when Independence Day rolls around in a couple of weeks.

The 10 Best Things to Buy With That Amazon Prime Now Coupon

Amazon is taking $10 off first-time Amazon Prime Now orders of $20 or more. Believe it or not, that's one of the best dollar-off coupons we've seen from the mega-retailer in years. This coupon yields some fantastic deals on household necessities.

Get New Patio Furniture for Summer: Best Price Ever on 4-Piece Wicker Sectional

Today is the first day of summer, which means it's time to prep your backyard for all the outdoor parties that are coming. Find comfy furniture perfect for relaxing, plus outdoor decor and fire pits in the week's best patio furniture deals.

15 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free. Happily, with a little patience and creativity, you can almost always find things ranging from music to a month of Amazon Prime being given away for nothing.

Top 10 Cheap Summer Travel Destinations for 2016

This summer brings good news for travelers on a budget. Thanks to relatively low gas prices and a strong U.S. dollar, you'll be able to get more vacation value for your money, both domestically and internationally, from NYC to Lisbon.

Don't Sweat It! 9 Tips for Getting Air Conditioning on a Budget

Americans spend $11 billion a year cooling their homes. But with these tips on how to choose an air conditioner and maximize its effectiveness, you can keep those costs under control.

3 Kinds of Ice Cream Makers: Which Is Best for You?

An ice cream maker makes it easy to whip up ice cream any time the craving strikes. And since these gadgets require a relatively small investment, why not grab one before summer really heats up? Read on to learn about ice cream makers, what they cost, and five brands to consider.

Donut Day is Here! Find Out Where to Score Free Treats

National Donut Day is finally here! We've rounded up all the best places to snag a free treat today, including the chain that has no purchase necessary.

9 Times Fast Food Went Healthy ... And We Hated It!

Fast food restaurant attempts to lure in more customers with "healthy" options are often huge failures. Here are nine times they tried to offer us something better, only to have it bomb!

5 Things to Buy in June (and 3 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

The first full month of summer means hot deals on... lingerie and donuts? Plus, get the lowdown on summer apparel, grills, laptops, and more.

Easy, Breezy Buying: Our Comprehensive Guide to Ceiling and Room Fans

As the temperature heats up, you're probably looking for a way to dial it back down. If you're fan shopping this summer, here's what you need to know about the different fan types, features, and prices, and the brands you can count on for reliable products.

2016 Memorial Day Sales Are Here, And the Clothing Deals Are HOT

Memorial Day sales are finally here! As we predicted, the discounts from clothing stores are very appealing. But there's still more to come from big box stores too.

10 Things You Should Throw Away Right Now

Throwing something away isn't always a bad thing. In fact, hanging onto old stuff could make you sick. From filters to medicines, we're rounding up the household objects you should remove or replace today.

Retailers Giving Back: Shop These Memorial Day Deals for Veterans!

In an effort to show their appreciation this Memorial Day, some retailers are teaming up with SheerID to offer exclusive discounts to military members and their families. We've rounded up the best Memorial Day deals for veterans, those on active duty, reservists, National Guardsmen and women, retirees, and their families.

10 Cool & Crazy X-Men Collectibles You Need to See

While we wait for X-Men: Apocalypse to hit theaters, let's celebrate the many merchandising blitzes from the X-Men's long and storied history. Here are 10 mutant marvels found on eBay, representing some of the best (and weirdest) X-Men collectibles out there.

Grounds for Excitement: Find the Perfect Coffee Grinder for Your Budget

After scoping out various brands and price points, we've come up with four coffee grinders that can help you concoct caffeinated (or decaf) bliss. Which one is best for you? Grab your favorite mug and read on.

5 Money Talks You Need to Have Before Marriage (and 4 Ways to Start)

Talking about money long before you say "I do" will put your relationship on the path to a solid financial foundation. Here are four steps to get the pre-marriage money conversation going, and five financial topics to discuss once you want delve deeper.

These 13 Foods Aren't What You Think They Are

With the recent discovery that wood pulp was being used as a filler in grated Parmesan cheese, you might be wondering what else you're inadvertently eating. Here's a list of 13 foods that are often mislabeled, misnamed, or simply misunderstood.

DIY Home Improvement is Blowing Up! Get the Most Out of It

Homeowners are going shopping, and that's a big shot in the arm for DIY home improvement as a business. Here's look at how that trend is playing out nationwide.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

Find out how to get non-traditional gifts for Mom, spring clothing deals for Memorial Day, and more in our May buying guide. But hold off on Apple laptops, as big changes mean deals are just around the corner.

You Won't Believe What Expensive Farm-to-Table Restaurants Really Serve

The movement toward locally sourced food and ingredients has become increasingly popular in recent years, and chefs and use it to justify pricey menu items. However, a new investigation found many restaurant's claims were totally fake.

48 Major Retailers That Offer Free Shipping, and How to Get It

A lot of online stores will ship your orders for free, but those bargains often come with limitations. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of 48 retailers that offer free shipping, and some tips on how these deals work.

Today is National Pretzel Day! Find Free Pretzels!

National food holidays usually result in at least a small handful of shops or restaurants giving the celebratory food item away for free. Today is National Pretzel Day, and sure enough there are places to score a free snack today.

10 Drugstore Buys That Are Better Than High-End Options

If you want to look your best without maxing out your credit card, skip the department store and opt for less-expensive drugstore products. Whether you need to stock up on hair dye, makeup, or shampoo, these 10 beauty essentials will appeal to your wallet and your inner style maven.

What to Expect From 2016 Mother's Day Deals

We've delved into the archives to take a look at the very best Mother's Day deals from the past few years. Ditch the pricey flowers and opt for a more imaginative, penny-pinching gift — like tech, fragrances, and more.

9 Things You Need to Know About Apple's Quiet Update to the Retina MacBook

A brand new version of the 12" MacBook will soon be available, and it will come with some snazzy new features, colors, and other performance specs that might convince some holdouts to finally upgrade to Apple's newest line of Macs. So is it worth trading in your old laptop for the new MacBook?