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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.

Here's Where to Look for Deals on Father's Day Gifts This Year

Still looking for the perfect gift for dad? Our deal experts have the inside scoop on where to find this month's best Father's Day deals. So whether your dad is into sports, gadgets, or designer polos, these are the sites you need to visit this Father's Day.

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.

6 Ways to Save While Visiting Our National Parks

Even if you can't make it to a park to celebrate Earth Day this week, any time is a great time to visit our national parks — and there are always plenty of ways to save.

8 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Family-Size Tent

It's almost that time of year when we pry the kids away from their phones to spend some time in nature. If you want to camp out with the whole family, think of your weather conditions, space needs, and any special requirements before buying a tent to fit everyone.

How to Find the Right Rain Gear for Any Outdoor Activity

April Showers will be arriving any minute, and you'll need to be prepared. Whether you're commuting to work in a drizzle or hiking through a forest downpour, here's what you need to consider when buying rain gear, including construction, breathability, and fit.

Buy, Sell, Score: 8 Examples of Classic Consumer Flips

Flipping isn't just for homes any more. From Pez to iPhones, these items resold for a big profit.

Get These 8 Things to Help Prepare For Emergencies

With much of the country under snow (including some regions that barely see an inch), now is a good time to review what you need to prepare for unexpected extreme weather, car breakdowns, and other emergencies.

Which Cardiovascular Workout Machine Is Right for You?

How do you choose between a treadmill, stationary bike, or other machines for a home workout? It depends on which muscle groups you want to work, how much joint pressure is acceptable, and even how much space you have — and of course, your budget.

Going Nowhere Fast and Loving It: A Treadmill Buying Guide

An effective start to an exercise routine should involve cardio: walking, jogging, or running. However, given the harsh conditions of winter (not to mention the fiery conditions of summer), walking or running outdoors can sometimes be difficult. From construction materials to digital capabilities, we discuss what to consider when buying a treadmill.

Take a Swing at Boxing: Essential Equipment to Get Started

A boxing workout is a great way to get cardio, lose weight, and build muscle. Beginners can start with affordable equipment like a jump rope and other basic workout devices, while more advanced boxers should know what to look for in gear for sparring. To help you out, we've compiled a guide to essential boxing workout gear.

Bundled to Run: 8 Winter Workout Essentials

We've identified 8 pieces of clothing you'll need for outdoor winter exercise. Whether it's a balaclava to cover your face, or Merino wool base garments to wick away sweat, these items will keep you dry and warm in the coldest of conditions.

Best Black Friday Electronics Ads: Discounted Wearables and Cheapest Dyson Ever

Don't have the money to splurge on a new TV? You can still save the holidays with these equally-desirable Black Friday gadgets from Amazon, Fitbit, and Keurig.