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11 Things NOT to Buy on Black Friday

Make no mistake: Black Friday will be full of killer deals. But while stellar sales on wine and cars may surprise and delight you, there are some items you shouldn't even bother looking for. Whether it's furniture deals you should have grabbed in the summer or gift cards that'll be cheaper in December, read on to discover the product categories that Black Friday forgot.

Sin City on a Shoestring: You Won't Have to Sell Your Soul to the Devil

It's time to let your hair down in America's Playground. Las Vegas is easy to get to, there's always something going on, and the city knows how to party. But Sin City is also a great place to score deals. This week we found travel deals for flights, hotels, and even exciting activities like helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon.

10 Surprising Things You'll Find on Sale During Black Friday

As Black Friday has grown into a massive promotional season, stores have taken the innate hype as an opportunity to discount even unconventional wares. And as such, you might be pretty surprised to learn what kinds of items you can get on sale during Black Friday. From wine to luxury goods, here are some Black Friday deals that go way beyond the typical electronics.

Here's How You Can Score Free & Discounted Food Today

Americans will spend $2.2 billion on candy this Halloween, but that shouldn't be the only thing filling your stomach today! Luckily, a number of restaurants are offering special deals for the holiday. Some require a costume, some require a purchase, and some require a child — but not all.

Live Your Dreams: All-Time Low Airfare to Scandinavia, Luxury Hotel Discounts

OK, OK, we may be a little addicted to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, but it's just so inspirational! Amidst the increasingly chaotic race towards the end of the year, we'd almost lost sight of our motto: that dreams are meant to be lived. This week, we've dug up some rare and exotic travel deals, so that you can "see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel."

Americans Will Spend $2.2 Billion on Halloween Candy This Year

Boooooo! That's an expression of discontent for a holiday without any numbers to define the consumer trends. But there's no need to get your Superman tights in a bunch. We've been stirring the cauldron night and day to deliver the digits to delight the demon shopper in us all.

The Deals Are Not What They Seem: Coffee, Pie, Logging, More?

Logs. Pie. Coffee. Harry, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. This is the waiting room. When you see me again, it won't be me. I will see you again in 25 years. Meanwhile...

Best Travel Deals: Book a Valentine's Trip Now and Save Hundreds

If there's one thing we love, it's planning a vacation and there's no time like the present to book! Use up the your leave on a Princess Cruises 5-night Western Caribbean cruise, or book a domestic flight from as little as $49. No matter what your plan is, we'll make sure your dream vacation doesn't cost the earth.

It's Time to Book a Vacation: 1-Way JetBlue fares from $46, 3-nights in Vegas

You can book a flight on JetBlue for as little as $46.10, spend three nights in New Orleans' French Quarter for $117, or even set off on a 6-night Far East vacation for two from $2,405.05. If you can't decide where to start, we even found free travel eBooks to help you plan your dream getaway. All this and more in this week's best travel deals.

This Amazing 5-Star 'Garden of Ireland' Deal Has Dropped $678 in Price

A few months ago, we were thrilled to find a deal on stays at the lovely Powerscourt hotel in Ireland (a personal favorite), and we sang its praises in a feature. This week however, we found an even better deal that knocks an additional $400 off the price, so we're back again with reasons why you should really consider booking a trip to the Emerald Isle.

You Don't Have to Rob a Casino to Stay in Las Vegas: 5 Hot Vegas Hotel Deals

With 17 of the 20 biggest hotels in the U.S. situated in its city limits, Vegas is an ever-evolving fantasy land where just about anything goes. And, thanks to our hotel deals, you don't have to rob a casino to be able to stay in Sin City.

It's a Good Week for Deals on Gorgeous Florida Hotels

Dreaming of a summer getaway to the Sunshine State? So are we! And luckily, it was an especially good week for deals on Florida hotels. We did some deal-slinging and pulled together five hotel sales to help you turn your daydream into an affordable reality.

20 Cities Where You'll Save the Most on Hotels This Summer

We talked to Priceline.com about how you can get the most bang for your buck this summer while traveling. Check out our list of the U.S. cities that have had the biggest hotel price drops since last year, and make your dollar stretch a little further!

The Cheapest Weekend to Visit Disney World This Summer is in August

Most kids would probably like to visit Disney World year round, but there's no denying the fact that a trip during the summer months, when kids are free from school, makes the most sense for many families. But just because you have to travel to the Happiest Place on Earth during the busy season doesn't mean you can't try to save money in the process.

Leave Your Wallet at Home with These All-Inclusive Vacation Deals

While there are many reasons to love an all-inclusive vacation, the biggest perk may be tucking your wallet away for the entirety of your summer getaway. These deals to the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Mexico, and Jamaica include everything from unlimited food and drinks to water sports, at no extra cost — allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

California Dreaming: Indulge in Travel Deals for L.A., San Francisco, and Napa

Between preparing for the onslaught of the holiday season, and the snow that arrived in New York this week, California beckons like a glass of wine after a long day. Take your mind off it all by having a look through these great deals we found for Los Angeles, San Francisco, and, of course, the Napa Valley.

Relax in Sunny Florida on a Dime: Hotels in Miami, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale

Whether you're interested in the childlike wonder of Orlando's theme parks, the charm of a gondola ride in Fort Lauderdale, or the Latin flair of Miami, we've got the deals you need to make Florida an affordable vacation.

Reset Your Stress-o-Meter with Flight and Hotel Deals to the Caribbean

Fancy letting your hair down whilst a Caribbean groove resets your stress level? Get ready for a relaxing tour because we've found deals in the Bahamas, Jamaica, and more. These two-person flight and hotel packages are a great way to treat your partner to a little romantic break.

Mexico's Riviera Maya: Fly South for Sun in Cancun and Playa del Carmen

The undeniable nip in the air this morning triggered a warning in our minds: Winter is coming. So we took refuge in researching sunny vacations, and up popped Mexico. Besides the pictures of pristine white beaches and palm trees, our interest was piqued when we learned that Mexico's climate stays above 75°F year-round. And thanks to the price tag provided by these deals, we won't have to sell any more of our children to get there.

Aloha, Deals! Your Hawaiian Dream Vacation Awaits

Home to storybook waterfalls, sputtering active volcanoes, vibrant vegetation, and some of the most coveted surf spots in the world, Hawaii has 'ideal destination' written on every islands' sands – or at least it does in our minds. With our latest deals to this most northern set of Polynesian islands, the worn-out budget vacay-hunter in you can find peace. After checking out our Hawaii vacation deals, you may find yourself saying aloha to warmer temperatures sooner than you expected.

dealnews Back Friday Predictions 2012: Travel Deals

While traveling on Black Friday (or any time during the holidays) will likely require paying top dollar, you can at least book future plans — perhaps a vacation for 2013, to relax after the shopping frenzy — around Black Friday weekend. There are plenty of ways to use the holiday sales to your advantage, and we've listed tips and advice about what you can expect from travel sales during Black Friday 2012.

5 Budget Vacation Destinations You May Have Overlooked

An avid dealnews reader certainly knows how to land a good vacation package deal. But if you're not keen on the usual hot spots and aren't sure where to go, then consider taking a cue from the travel pros. We've got tips from those in the know about five affordable destinations that you may have overlooked.

Let Loose in Las Vegas: Sin City on a Dime

It's about that time again: time to head to Las Vegas to bask in all the unapologetic glitz and gluttony that Sin City has to offer! This time around, take advantage of hotel deals that bundle VIP passes to buzzed about nightclubs and all-you-can-eat buffets, or include food, drink, and other resort credits that will make your trip all the more cost-effective.

Stay in the Carolinas: Deals on Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Hotels

Feel like relaxing on the beach or playing a round of golf? You can do both on your Carolina vacation. And there's no need to decide between North Carolina and South Carolina with these great deals on hotels in both states.

Fall in Love with New York City: Airfare, Hotel, and Entertainment Deals

To thoroughly enjoy the City That Never Sleep's vibrant and contagious kinetic energy, many folks think they've got to prep for big city expenses. But we've scoured the best travel and entertainment deals for you to make the most of a vacation to New York City.

Visit California: A West Coast Paradise That Doesn't Break the Bank

California Dreaming? Stop dreaming and start planning. We've sourced a variety of very real flights, hotels, and food and entertainment deals for you, in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Anaheim — the home of Disneyland. There's no time to lose in setting sail (proverbially) for the Pacific coast.

Deals to Visit Orlando's Theme Parks on a Budget

It's time to take your kids to the "most magical place on earth." Yup, we mean Disney World, or one of the other famed theme parks in the Orlando area. And aside aside from making your brood squeal with joy, we've got deals on Orlando hotels and vacation packages that'll excite you too — and assuage your wallet all in one go.

The Dominican Republic: All-Inclusive Adventure & Beachfront Resorts Deals

If you want to escape to a quaint tropical paradise (sans the crowds and beachfront resort high-rises), look no further than the Dominican Republic. Enjoy the luxury of all-inclusive vacations without breaking the bank.

Las Vegas: How to Book the Cheapest Rates at the Most Discounted Hotels

From bachelorette parties to business conventions, Las Vegas is one of the country's busiest cities. We've analyzed the past two years worth of Vegas deals to find out when visitors can book the cheapest rates, what hotels offer the best deals, and what kind of freebies you can snag on your next visit to Sin City.

Seek Out Some Rest and Relaxation at a Resort in Mexico

Mexico's proximity to the U.S. is a deal-seeking traveler's dream; our amigo to the south provides us with ample opportunity to score inexpensive flights and hotels. And while you may think of Mexico as a haven for partiers, we've got a wealth of deals on relaxing resorts to help you escape the daily grind.

Taking it Easy in the Big Easy: Deals on New Orleans Hotels and Activities

Craving a taste of the rich, thriving culture of New Orleans? The Big Easy can also be easy on your wallet with these deals we found on hotels, vacations, and activities.

Tackle Your International Wanderlust with These Cheap Global Travel Deals

Sure, domestic trips and staycations provide an essential break for those of us on the hunt for a getaway of modest proportions, but what about when you're ready to make a bigger splash across the pond? We've got international travel on the brain, which means ample chances to satisfy your every European, Latin American, or Caribbean whim!