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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.

Priced to Suit: Jos. A. Banks' Inflated Promotions No Longer Hitting the Mark

Jos. A. Bank recently announced that it expects lower profits for the 2012 fiscal year, citing warmer winter weather as the cause. But could the real reason for this bargain suit purveyor's woes be that customers are no longer interested in its deep discounts?

The North Face Apparel Deals: Men's Sweatshirt for $27, Jackets from $66

The North Face is a highly desirable brand that unfortunately doesn't often see significant discounts. But today, we found a plethora of styles on sale. And since comfort and warmth are two things that never go out of style, it's a good time to stock up on deals from The North Face.

Best Black Friday Apparel Deals: BOGO Sale at Ecko Unlimited, $3 Shirts at JCP

Before you resign yourself to buying fuzzy toe socks for everyone on your holiday list, take a look through the best Black Friday apparel deals. You'll find the best combo discount from Ecko Unlimited, shirts at JCPenney from $3, and more. But act fast, as these Editors' Choice deals won't be around for long!

The Final Black Friday Ads Roundup: Electronics, Toys, Appliances, Clothes

We're finally in the throes of Black Friday week, which means it's time for our final roundup of the best Black Friday ads. We've done our best to sort through the myriad offers that have flooded the internet over the last few weeks, putting all the projected promos through a rigorous dealnews screening. Read on for the best ads for electronics, appliances, apparel, video games, and toys.

The Best of the Black Friday Apparel Ads So Far

Black Friday isn't just about deals on high-tech gadgets. There's a plethora of bargains on men's and women's apparel as well. If you're looking to update your wardrobe this holiday season, be sure to be on the lookout for the very best Black Friday apparel deals.

The True Cost of Dating & How to Plan a Date on the Cheap

Research shows that, depending on the city, people spend as much as $221 on a first date. And if you're trying to find Mr. or Ms. Right, the costs of dating can really start to add up. But it doesn't need to, if you use these cheap date tips, with advice on inexpensive dining and entertainment.

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.

Make the Most of Motorcycling in the Summer Heat
 with the Right Gear

Many motorcycle riders react to the summer heat by parking their bike, or shedding clothing. Luckily, there are products on the market today that are designed to help keep riders riding throughout the year, while remaining protected and offering the ventilation they require to remain comfortable.

10 Ways to Wisely Spend Your Tax Refund

Tax season is upon us, and for many of us that means a nice return from Uncle Sam is heading our way. And if you've decided to spend your refund, you'll want to do it wisely. Naturally, we like to stretch our dollar as far as possible, so we looked into a variety of goods that can deliver the best bang for your buck. From Caribbean cruises to hour-long massages, here are 10 smart ways to spend your tax refund.

How to Find the Right Rain Gear for Any Outdoor Activity

There was probably a day in your childhood when, dressed in your yellow rain suit and galoshes, you loved stomping around in puddles. Now, all grown up, you find rain too wet, and always screwing up your playtime. The spring rainy season isn't too far off though, so don't let a little water get you down. We've detailed some guidelines for buying rain gear to keep you nice and dry whether you're outside for play or en route to work.

Red Roses, Green Values: Where to Shop for Sustainable Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine's Day is an easy holiday to tackle if you're thinking romance, baubles, and spoiling your sweetie. But if you're not keen on spoiling the environment in the process, the selection becomes a bit more restricted. Stay away from actual green roses and chocolates, and consider these five vendors whose array of Valentine's Day gifts will honor both your Valentine and our lady Mother Earth.

How to Select the Best Jeans for Your Money

It's awesome to score a pair of jeans for super cheap, but it's even more satisfying if you know that pair will last you for a long time. But how can you really know what the longevity of your jeans is before they actually get put into regular wardrobe rotation? Check out these tips on how to choose the most valuable pair of jeans for your buck, and peruse the current deals we found that aim for prolonged life while still spending as little as possible.

Take Advantage of This Month's Winter Apparel Sales & Snag the Perfect Parka

It's been a mild winter season in most of the country thus far — especially compared to last January — and we've been enjoying our fall jackets and hoodies all the while. But since it is in fact January and the temperature is dipping, it might be time to break out that fur-trimmed parka. Don't have one, you say? Well, this month is the best time to buy one! Since we don't want you to get heatstroke trying on 15 parkas in a 70-degree department store, read through our guidelines for picking out the best winter coat.

Christmas Price Index (Bob and Doug McKenzie Version)

Every year, PNC Bank calculates the cost of all the gifts given in the classic song "The 12 Days of Christmas". They call this their "Christmas Price Index" and they say it can be viewed as an indicator of how the economy is doing. This year, the magic number for all those birds and lords and ladies is $101,119.84. But here at dealnews, we're all about bargains. So we went looking to see if there was a better "12 days" that would be more in-line with our cost-saving perspective. We found just such a list in Bob and Doug McKenzie's version of the classic.

Winter Gear and Goodies that Will Leave You Feeling Green All Over

A few weeks back, dealnews' Green Dad wrote about ways to prep your living space for the cold that's surely coming. This week, he's got eight ways to get eco-friendly outside the home, doing battle (and having fun) with winter in a way that's not going to wallop Mother Earth. Just because it's white outside doesn't mean you can't stay green on the inside, and reduce that carbon footprint of yours to a size much smaller than a snow boot.