Let's face it: No one wakes up in the morning with a burning desire to buy everyday necessities like pet food, toilet paper, batteries, or diapers. And yet many of these goods are so essential, we'd run out of the house bleary-eyed at 3 am to replace them. However, it's cheaper and easier to stock up on these items when you don't need them — and we've got the data to prove it! That's why we've rounded up a collection of items that you should always buy when you see a deal, even if you're still fully stocked at home.
Home, sweet convenient home. From a $10 overnight drop on a Black & Decker hand vac to the cheapest 14-piece Pyrex set we've seen this year, these Editors' Choice home good deals are all about establishing a new level of comfort and ease in your living space.
By Jeff Somogyi, Lindsay Sakraida, Louis Ramirez, Marcy Bonebright
With this year's Black Friday sales, merchants are going the extra mile and quietly dropping their prices days ahead of schedule, meaning you can score some of Black Friday's best deals right now. We've rounded up all the items we could find that were already marked down to their advertised Black Friday price or lower.
We first talked to Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, last year to find out what devices topped his list of must-haves. But a lot has happened in 18 months or so! And even though there still "isn't enough time to try every gadget" in the world, we did manage to find out his top five new favorite gadgets.
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.
During a recent heat wave, we had a dream that we were in a glow-in-the-dark bed using cufflink cigarette lighters to set fire to the tail of a 12-foot inflatable spider. A moment of whimsy led us to Google the dream, and guess what! It was not so far-fetched after all! Subsequently we put together this list of weird and wonderful stuff you can buy that has made us gasp and giggle and shake our heads no less than 10 times.
They say that money can't buy happiness, but money can buy bacon — and bacon is bliss. But how much bacon is too much? We wanted to see what life would be like if we indulged our every porky whim and incorporated bacon into all aspects of our daily life.
You may have noticed from your holiday entertaining that no matter where you want your guests to congregate, they always wind up in the kitchen. And it's that kind of attention that requires a well-stocked cupboard. Today's kitchen deals are varied and include nearly everything but the kitchen sink!
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.
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.
Dick DeBartolo is a regular pop culture Renaissance Man: he's MAD magazine's "Maddest Writer"; he's written for the legendary Match Game; and he's appeared on Live with Regis and Kathy Lee more than 100 times. But he's best known as the Giz Wiz, the man behind the website and netcast of the same name. We asked the gadgets expert himself to name five of his recent favorite finds.
Don't feel bad if a few of those New Year's resolutions have already bitten the dust. It's hard to get excited about running 45 minutes on a treadmill, and pinching pennies isn't enjoyable. But shopping to spruce up the home? Now there's a self-improvement regimen that's actually fun to keep. We've found five great deals on decorating and sprucing up both your bath and boudoir.
We know, you're an Internet maven. You pride yourself on your navigating skills and your e-shopping acumen. But now that we've passed the date of safe standard Christmas shipping for most stores, you may find it necessary to get out of the house and go to a retail store — those are places where people traditionally interact with other humans while shopping. We've rounded up a few excellent deals with in-store pickup for you. Now go! Because you still need time to wrap them!
Why not make better use of all that time some people spend stuck in traffic, commuting back and forth to work? We've got the gadgets and deals you need to turn your car into a mobile office. Take work on the road with adapters to charge laptops and the like, create an office ambiance with a portable mini water cooler, and more!
In today's disposable society, it's all too easy to toss a small appliance once it's past its prime. But many of those dejected items often still have life in them! In this week's Green Dad column, Lou Carlozo gives you eight tips for finding the best deals on used small appliances.