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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 just beginning.

Best Kitchen Deals: Make 2 Breakfast Sandwiches at Once!

Stock your dorm or new apartment with essentials from the week's best small appliance deals. Score a multi-tasking food processor, a dual breakfast sandwich maker, and much more.

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.

National Coffee Day Is Coming: Freebies From Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts

This September 29, some of our favorite stores will take advantage of National Coffee Day to promote fair trade brews and offer free cups of the good stuff. Here is where you can expect to find freebies!

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!

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."

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.

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.

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.