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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.

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.

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.

When is the Best Time to Buy a Grill?

As Memorial Day approaches, many people may be thinking about buying a grill. After all, it's the unofficial start to outdoor entertainment season! But as we've noted many times over, now is not the best time to buy a grill. That's all well and good, but how long will you have to wait?

Cutting it Down to Size: Tips for Buying the Best Lawn Mower

From manual to gas-powered and self-propelled, buying the right lawn mower has a lot to do with your budget, your lawn, and the amount of maintenance you want.

Buy This, Not That: The 10 Best Gifts for Mother's Day

Your mom raised you, so the least you can do is put a little thought into her present. We show how to avoid common pitfalls and cliches with your Mother's Day gift.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

May typically marks the start of beach season, but before you hit the shore, you'll want to check out our May buying guide, which lists the sales you need to watch out for this month, as well as those items you shouldn't buy.

Best Black Friday Home Ads: Finally, an Affordable Dyson Vacuum

If you can get past the pages and pages of TV and tablet ads, you'll see that retailers are cooking up some seriously great home deals this year. We've scoured the Black Friday ads from top to bottom to bring you the appliances, gadgets, and kitchenware deals that are set to save you the most money. Read on for our favorite Black Friday home ads.

Bring on the App-etizers: Top 10 Apps for Drink and Dining Deals

A great meal never goes out of style, so we're back with another list of the top smartphone apps for finding food and drink deals. From Happy Hour and food truck trackers, to an app that finds deals at the best local restaurant options, here are our top picks.

Get a Jump Start on Preparing Your Home and Garden for Fall

With its brisk weather and colored leaves, fall is a beautiful time of year. But if you're not prepared, the cold air will soon invade your home, and those lovely leaves can make a mess of your gutters and yard. Make sure you're equipped for those upcoming fall chores with these tips and tools.

Move Beyond the Microwave: Basic Cookware Buying Guide

We cut through the noise to round up the basics – the most durable, versatile, and affordable cookware you need to get started. We even looked at where you might splurge, and when you might want more specialized products. Read below to see how to get the most value for basic cookware.

Power Tools for the Garden: From Chainsaws to Leaf Blowers

Who doesn't love a beautiful lawn with perfectly uniform grass immaculately manicured? These outdoor landscapes involve hard work, planting, cultivating, weeding, pruning, and harvesting. Fortunately, we live in an age where power tools can alleviate some of the hard work necessary to bring about a handsome garden and lawn.

Serious Luxury: 7 Insanely Expensive Things for Your Home

Everyone loves to think about what they would buy if they won the lottery. So we've rounded up the most expensive luxuries for the home that we could find — as well as normally-priced dishwashers, fridges, and tubs, just for comparison.

Green Thumb 101: The 10 Essential Tools to Get Your Garden Growing

For those with green thumbs, there's nothing quite like getting one's hands dirty and planting flowers, fruits, and vegetables to mark the beginning of spring. But for the newbies, we've compiled a list of 10 essential gardening tools, along with some deals that will leave plenty of room in your budget for seeds and plants.

Shopping for Dad is a Pain: Our Awkward Father's Day eCard Guide

Father's Day is right around the corner on June 15, but we're betting you still haven't found a gift. Because dads are notoriously hard to shop for, we've made some Father's Day eCards (with a little help from Awkward Family Photos) to point you towards the perfect gift.

The Great Grill Debate: Charcoal vs. Gas

To help you pick the perfect grill for your outdoor cooking needs, we'll explore the charcoal vs. gas grill debate, looking at the cost of both, and weigh a number of other grilling variables.

Show Your Team Spirit with Football Game Day Party Must-Haves

Whether you don a cheese hat, wave a Terrible Towel, or hoist a foam finger, there are plenty of ways to show your team spirit at the stadium. Fortunately there are also other ways to root for your team at home, when you've got friends over watching the big game.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

September is an odd month for shopping, since summer has officially come to a close, and we're inching ever closer to Black Friday. But September has its own deal virtues, including Labor Day sales! So, we've mined the extensive dealnews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from the past few summers to find out what are the best and worst things to buy in September.

So Much at Steak: 8 Tips for Buying the Right Gas Grill

In pondering that chowhound question of the ages, "Where's the beef?" know that the answer could be as close as your own backyard — that is, if you own the right grill for the job. But before you get burned, seared, or otherwise broiled on your gas grill search, here's a handy buying guide to landing the grill of your dreams: this checklist will help you separate necessities from the frills.

Finally! Proof That It's More Cost Effective to Grow Your Own Roses for V-Day

If you're like us, then every time Valentine's Day comes around, you think: "Hey, I wonder if I could save money over the course of, let's say, 50 years if I just grew my own roses instead of shelling out $60 each time for a bouquet!" Well we decided it was finally time for this age-old theory to be put to the test.

What to Expect from Presidents' Day Sales

Presidents' Day is coming up, and many consider it to be the retail industry's first major sales weekend of the year. But what kind of deals will we encounter next week? We combed through our archives of Presidents' Day bargains from last year to offer some guidance for 2013.

Smoke, Fry, Roast, or Grill: Different Ways to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Every Thanksgiving, families nationwide assemble around the table waiting for the most honored guest: the turkey. And every year it's a delicious meal, albeit not exactly the same; there are, after all, several ways to cook a turkey! Inside are our favorite methods to prepare and cook the Thanksgiving Day bird, and the tools required to do so. And with the big day just over a week away, now's the time to test out a new technique or two.

How to Tailgate in Style: Necessities and the Comforts of Home

With the change of the season comes one of America's most beloved activities: tailgating. Throwing a really great tailgate starts with finding the right spot and then involves gathering some of these tailgating essentials.

What to Expect from 2012 Labor Day Sales

For most Americans, Labor Day means the end of summer, but the first Monday in September also means big savings for bargain hunters. And even though Labor Day isn't considered a consumer holiday, retailers don't tend to miss any opportunity to offer sales. And Labor Day 2012 is no exception.

How the Drought Will Impact Your Wallet: Expect Increases on Milk, Corn, Beef

The rains have finally come to the Midwest, but for many farmers it's too little and too late to save their crops — and the result will in turn be higher prices at the grocery store. So what does a budget-conscious consumer have to look forward to?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July 2012

This month's buying guide offers advice for shoppers during a month in which many sales may seem better than they are. So in order to protect your wallet and spend your money wisely, be sure to read through our July buying guide and shop smart this month.

The Right Father's Day Gifts for Every Dad

Not all Dads are created equal. Some play golf, others watch baseball. Some like to cook, others prefer fine dining. Some wear suits, some don sweats. But no matter what kind(s) of Dad(s) you've got in your life, Father's Day is that one day a year where the man who has everything deserves a little something more.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June

June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year, so you have even more time to shop! But what should you buy now and what should you avoid? We searched through dealnews' extensive archives of deals to sort out fact from fiction when it comes to getting the best deals in June.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

It's easy to know that you're getting the best deal around when shopping through dealnews, but sometimes you want to plan for purchases in advance. So to help you out, we've mined our archives of product prices, sales, and coupons to see what consumer goods are the best buys for the month of May.

Mother, Mom, and Mommy: A Guide to Mother's Day Gifts for Every Type of Lady

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and trust us, even though she says she doesn't want anything, she will appreciate a token of your love for her on this day. What that token should be, however, really depends on the kind of lady your mother is. Here's our essential guide for selecting the perfect Mother's Day gift.

Tips for Turning Your Backyard Patch into a Garden of Eatin'

Start growing your own fruits and vegetables by turning a small patch of your backyard or neighborhood vacant lot into a farming powerhouse. To get started, and keep things green and economical, we've put together some tips on how to grow your own vegetable garden.

The Beef on Grills and Equipment For The Fourth of July Weekend

With the long Fourth of July Weekend coming up, you'll want to know the beef on grills. Our Green Dad columnist and resident grilling expert Lou Carlozo breaks down the deals on grills and equipment, to get you prepared for a sizzling Fourth celebration.