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10 ThinkGeek Sale Items You Totally Need

Whether you're a science nerd, gaming fan, or movie geek, this sale is totally relevant to your interests: ThinkGeek is taking up to 75% off more than 250 items during its Summer Sale. Here's 10 buys that'll give your space some extra personality.

10 Great Deals From Crate & Barrel's Outdoor Furniture Clearance Sale

If you still haven't gotten your summer patio situation sorted, what are you waiting for? Crate & Barrel is cutting up to 50% off select outdoor furniture. It's the biggest discount we've seen on these items since last year, so we've rounded up 10 of the best deals from the sale.

9 Top Picks From Home Depot's Memorial Day Sale to Keep You Busy This Summer

The downtime of summer is a perfect opportunity to do all those things you never seem to have time for during the rest of the year. Whether that means completing projects or making your own seasonal fun, Home Depot has you covered as it cuts up to 37% off a selection of patio furniture, grills, garage storage, tools, and more during its Memorial Day Sale. Here are 9 items suited to various summer activities.

The Best Buys of May Are More Than Memorial Day Sales!

From Mother's Day to Memorial Day, May is a busy month for retailers and shoppers alike. But before you purchase a new grill or try on any summer apparel, you'll want to read our guide, which points out some of the best (and worst) products to buy this month.

10 Patio Picks to Get Your Backyard Ready to Party

Ready to put together the backyard party space of your dreams? Of course you are. Sears is taking up to 40% off a selection of patio furniture and outdoor items, and you can jump-start your patio paradise with our picks.

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.

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.

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.

Which of These 5 Types of Lawn Mower Is Best for You?

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

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!

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?

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.

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.

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.
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