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What to Expect From 4th of July Sales in 2016

The 4th of July is a great time to stock up on in-season summer staples. In previous years, we've seen summer clothing, swimsuits, and patio furniture receive deep holiday discounts. Read on to find out how much you'll save, and where you'll see the best deals.

7 Things to Buy in July (and 5 Things You Should Defintely Skip)

In the gulch between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you might think sales are hard to come by, but the opposite is true. Shopping heats up in July, with stores offering everything from rare discounts on in-season apparel to desperately needed air conditioners.

10 Top Picks From the Nike Clearance Sale

Nike is making some attention-worthy news as it takes up to 71% off in its clearance section. What's more, coupon code "ZOOM25" shaves an extra 25% off. Better yet, Nike+ members receive free shipping. We've chosen 10 items that qualify for those maximized savings, so get shopping!

Camp for Less With These Deals: Score a 3-Person Tent for $25!

Gear up for you next outdoor adventure with the week's best camping deals! Read on to find the perfect tent for your needs, plus necessities like a hanging LED lantern and more.

9 Things to Consider When Buying a Kids Backpack for School

Back-to-school season will be here before you know it, and finding the right backpack should be a priority. The right fit and features can mean the difference between comfort and pain all year, for everyone from first graders to seniors.

Top 10 Cheap Summer Travel Destinations for 2016

This summer brings good news for travelers on a budget. Thanks to relatively low gas prices and a strong U.S. dollar, you'll be able to get more vacation value for your money, both domestically and internationally, from NYC to Lisbon.

Sun, Sea & Savings: How to Buy 6 Beach Essentials on a Budget

From swimsuits to sunglasses to sunscreen, planning a seaside sojourn can be a costly affair. But some of our favorite stores will drop prices on all things swim in June, making it a little easier to shop for beach necessities.

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Cell Phone's Battery Life

It's not always obvious how to keep our handheld devices fully (or partially) charged. To that end, we've gathered up the 10 best tips for squeezing extra life out of your phone's battery.

Sports Authority Store Closing Sales Are Finally Here, But Don't Bother Shopping Them

Sports Authority filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection a few months ago. Now, despite its best efforts, it's closing every one of its stores. This means the liquidation sales are finally here, but that doesn't mean they're worth it.

18 Things You Need to Start Freshwater Fishing

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at angling, there's nothing stopping you except acquiring the right equipment. For all the joy the hobby provides, the startup expense is rather minor. Read on for our list of all the fishing basics to consider.

After the Price Increase, is Class Pass Still Worth it?

In New York and other cities, rates for the ClassPass fitness service recently increased by 50% to 60%. Given these price hikes, is ClassPass still worth it? We'll go over the plans, prices, and alternatives to help you decide.

48 Major Retailers That Offer Free Shipping, and How to Get It

A lot of online stores will ship your orders for free, but those bargains often come with limitations. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of 48 retailers that offer free shipping, and some tips on how these deals work.

12 Eco-Friendly Companies to Support for Earth Day

More than a celebration, Earth Day is a reminder of the importance of environmental preservation. One easy way to help out is by supporting companies that are eco-conscious. Here are 12 companies whose efforts deserve your money, on Earth Day and all year long.

6 Things to Look for in a Camping and Hiking Backpack

A poorly chosen backpack can turn a beautiful hike into a painful ordeal. Make sure that you find one that is appropriate in fit, capacity, and more when buying a hiking backpack.

Do You Have the Right Gear for Summer Cycling?

Peak cycling season could have you dripping sweat, getting sunburned, and developing sores if you're not careful. The proper gear for summer cycling will help keep you comfortable and safe.

A Mathematician's 5 Tips for the Perfect March Madness Bracket

It's mostly the seeds. But how do you predict the occasional upset? A math professor and bracket expert tells us to look for tough win streaks while away — and to leave your irrational fan allegiances at the door.

What Kind of Road Bicycle is Right for You?

Finding the perfect road bike depends on whether you want to commute, exercise, tour, or all of the above. We look at frames, tires, and where to get the best deals on road bicycles.

Hiking Gear on a Budget: 11 Trail Necessities

Whether a 1-mile ramble or a 10-mile trek, day hiking is even more pleasurable (or less likely to become unpleasurable) with a little preparation. These essentials will ensure that your load is light and your wallet isn't.

Post Presidents' Day Sales: Savings Abound!

Happy post Presidents' Day, deal-seekers! If you managed to miss the sales over the long weekend, no worries! We've got you covered with some excellent post Presidents' Day sales you can take advantage of now. Discounts on apparel, tech, and more found here!

5 Strategies That Gyms Use to Hook You (and How to Not Fall for Them)

Joining a gym in January means you may encounter high-pressure tactics. If you want to avoid overpaying for a gym membership, be aware of these five sneaky strategies — and have a game plan for fighting back.

Pay Less to Pump Iron: How to Save on Gym Memberships, Studios, and Equipment

You can spend thousands on boutique classes and buy $400 yoga pants, but it's very possible to get fit on the cheap. Whether you're shelling out for trendy gym classes or working out at home, check out these tips on how to save money on your fitness goals this year.

Heading Out on a Winter Hike? Here's How to Dress for the Elements

Staying warm indoors while quaffing brews and watching sports on TV might seem appealing now that winter is here, but that doesn't mean you should go into complete hibernation. You can embrace the season on a winter hike, and all you need are the right clothes ... and maybe some snow.

15 Stores That Will Upgrade Your Shipping for Free for the Holidays

Christmas is just around the corner, and as we approach Santa's big debut, retailers are spreading a little holiday cheer of their own by discounting speedier shipping options to ensure delivery by Christmas Eve.

A New Apple Watch Is Coming: Should You Buy a Deal Now or Wait?

Rumor has it that the Apple Watch 2 will be unveiled in March, so should you bother scoring a good deal on an Apple Watch now?

The Top 10 Stores for Cyber Monday Deals in 2015

Move over Black Friday, it's time to start shopping for Cyber Monday! From Crocs to Dell Home, here's the top 10 stores to shop at during the Cyber Monday shopping weekend.

Best Black Friday Fitness Tracker Ads: Best Buy Goes for the Gold!

Is everyone realizing they want to be healthy, or are we all just excited for a new gadget? Either way, there sure are a bunch of fitness trackers available on Black Friday! Here's our picks for the best choices.

More Black Friday Freebies: Early Shoppers Can Score Movie Tickets & Gift Cards

If you can't afford to splash out too much money on those discounted goods come Black Friday, never fear! The biggest shopping day of the year also brings with it a host of freebies for early-risers, including movie tickets and gift cards.

Don't Get Taken for a Ride: How to Do Your Own Bike Tune-Up

Proper chain oiling, rust removal, and more can prolong the life of your bike and make your ride smoother. But some things should be left to pros at a repair shop.

You Won't Believe How Much Americans Spend on Fantasy Football

Fantasy football is big business in the US, with high entrance fees and huge cash prizes. How does it work, and should you jump in?

10 Totally Awesome Pool Toys

Forget simple noodles and water pistols. These inflatable slides, floats, and shooters will really make a splash this summer.

Spend Your Summer Paddling with the Proper Kayaking Gear

There's nothing like gliding along a lake or river on a warm summer's day. Kayaking definitely requires some gear, but the necessities don't have to cost a fortune.

Bring Your Own Boat: Selecting the Best Canoe for You

Canoeing is great for exercise and relaxation. Find the perfect model for your needs by considering materials, shape, size, and more.