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You Won't Believe What Expensive Farm-to-Table Restaurants Really Serve

The movement toward locally sourced food and ingredients has become increasingly popular in recent years, and chefs and use it to justify pricey menu items. However, a new investigation found many restaurant's claims were totally fake.

Today is National Pretzel Day! Find Free Pretzels!

National food holidays usually result in at least a small handful of shops or restaurants giving the celebratory food item away for free. Today is National Pretzel Day, and sure enough there are places to score a free snack today.

10 Drugstore Buys That Are Better Than High-End Options

If you want to look your best without maxing out your credit card, skip the department store and opt for less-expensive drugstore products. Whether you need to stock up on hair dye, makeup, or shampoo, these 10 beauty essentials will appeal to your wallet and your inner style maven.

Rumors: Bye Bye VW Beetle? Bye Bye Dr. Pepper?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Dr. Pepper, Volkswagen, and more? Well, neither are we! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

The Ultimate Grocery Shopping Guide: Get the Best Deals on Household Essentials!

It's not all in your head: Your grocery bill really is more expensive these days. But all hope isn't lost. We'll show you all the ways to save on groceries, no matter how you shop, and whether you buy online, in bulk, during sales, or cashing in on coupons.

Now You Can Get Breakfast at Taco Bell For Just $1

Taco Bell has unveiled ten breakfast items that will be available nationwide for just a buck. But two popular breakfast items had to be eliminated. Did your favorites make the cut?

The Starbucks Rewards Program Is Changing and Some People Are NOT Happy About It

Starbucks has had a customer rewards program in place for years now, and once again they're getting ready to roll out some changes. Are you excited about the changes?

Leap Day Freebies & Deals: Free T-Shirts, Desserts, and Cheap Lobsters!

Whether you were born on a Leap Day (or are just inspired by Kenneth Parcell to celebrate it), you can treat yourself to a selection of Leap Day freebies and deals, including a free T-shirt and desserts, and some discounted lobsters.

Toasty Travel Deals: Myrtle Beach Resorts from $39, $9 Week-Long Car Rentals

Winter is winding down (in some places anyway), and that means it's time to book a spring vacation. Hawaiian vacations and Caribbean cruises continue to be very popular, but roundtrip airfares to India are also showing some deep discounts. Whatever you prefer, be sure to check out the week's best travel deals.

Free Candy & Car Washes: 8 Examples of Super Customer Service

Most tales of customer service stories are complaints, but what about the others? From lifetime service to enticing freebies, these companies lead in keeping customers happy.

Super Bowl 50 Survival Guide: 9 Ways to Save on This Year's Party

Even if you don't care about the actual game, throwing or attending a Super Bowl party is an annual ritual. If you're opening up your home to friends, family, and neighbors, here are nine ways to save money on your Super Bowl party.

Shop Wisely With These 6 Great Store Credit Cards

You have to be diligent in how you use and pay for the purchases you make with a store credit card, if you want to realize the greatest savings and benefits. To ensure you get the most out of your shopping trips, here are six of the best store credit cards available.

POLL: Are You Still Willing to Eat at Chipotle?

With nearly 500 people having gotten sick, Chipotle is taking drastic measures to win back business. Will you take free food from a chain that's experienced bad press for months now?

Girl Scout Cookies Are Now Easier Than Ever to Find and Buy Online

Until 2015, the only means by which to buy Girl Scout cookies was the old-fashioned way: by committing your order with pen and paper. This year, the Girl Scouts have partnered with Visa and Dell to expand their online efforts.

9 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget in 2016

Want to eat healthier and save more money in the New Year? Contrary to popular belief, those two things aren't mutually exclusive. We rounded up a few tips to help you get started on your 2016 resolutions.

VIDEO: Our Champagne Taste Test Finds the Best Bubbles for Your Buck!

It's New Year's Eve, and you might be in the market for a nice bottle of champagne with which to celebrate at the stroke of midnight. Nothing says "Happy New Year" like the popping of corks, but is there a sparkling wine that's good and a good price? Find out in our video taste test!

10 Retro Gifts on Every '90s Kids' Christmas Wishlist

If you know someone who grew up when Koosh balls and Captain Planet were the hottest things going, they're sure to love everything featured here. Give the gift of nostalgia, and help your buds remember their worst haircuts!

Best Stocking Stuffer Deals Under $10: From Jelly Beans to Batteries

Hopefully at this stage in the Christmas shopping game, you have the heavy lifting out of the way and only need to buy the little things: the stocking stuffers. To help you and Santa fill your sacks, we've rounded up the best Editors' Choice deals under $10 to fill stockings of every stripe.

17 Gifts That Seem Expensive, But Really Aren't

During the holidays, it's natural to have the urge to splurge on gifts; after all, nothing is too good for our parents, siblings, spouses, and dear friends, right? But just because you shouldn't blow a bundle on them doesn't mean that you can't blow their minds. Here's how.

When Is it Worth Paying for a Rewards Credit Card?

It can be difficult figuring out which rewards credit cards can provide the biggest bang for your buck, and whether those annual fees and expenses are worth the benefits you get. If you aren't yet sure whether you should pay for rewards credit cards, here are some things to consider.

10 Healthy Fast Food Items That Won't Break the Calorie Bank

As health food has become the go-to trend, it's no surprise that brands known for less-healthy fare are trying to keep up. What changes are your favorite fast food chains making to compete? And what can you eat at the drive-thru that's healthier than a quarter pounder with cheese?

Is Your Holiday Spending Way Over the Top? 11 Bad Habits to Avoid

Even if things seem stable in your family right now, don't throw caution and dollars to the wind on holiday shopping just yet. Use our handy checklist to see if you're a holiday overspender.

Free Money! Gift Cards and Credits to Spend on Black Friday

When you score a discounted gift card or nab a store credit, you're basically getting free money! And there's no better time to stock up on extra cash than the week before Black Friday. Maximize your savings with this roundup of all the best gift card and credit offers for retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Gap, and more.

8 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday Shopping During Black Friday

While shopping for yourself, don't forget that Black Friday is a time to buy for others too. Cashmere, beauty products, and more make for affordable gifts.

Oorah, Ka-Ching: A Guide to Discounts for Military and Veterans

Many retailers offer discounts on goods and services for active duty or veteran military personnel out of respect for those who serve, and some of these discounts are well worth taking advantage of. With Veteran's Day right around the corner, we thought it was high time we update our guide to where you can find military discounts.

Hard to Swallow: 8 Foods That Will Be Pricier This Fall and Winter

Some common food staples have "high price" and "rising price" written all over them. We took a look at eight foods in for possible price hikes and continuing stratospheric prices this fall and winter, to help you plan your grocery list wisely.

13 NYC Restaurants Will Eliminate Tipping While Charging Up to 25% More for Food

In November, an influential NYC restauranteur will roll out a no-tipping policy at 13 locations, with the goal of having the restaurants be completely tipless by the end of 2016. But at what cost?

The Law of Diminishing Returns: 10 Items That Lose Value the More You Spend

Paying more doesn't always mean you get more. In many product categories, you're actually better off buying the cheaper version of an item. If you want to avoid diminishing returns on your next big purchase, we've rounded up 10 items that rarely provide a lot of added value over a certain price point.

10 Ways to Use Social Media to Save Money

Whether you're a social media mastermind, or only active on one or two sites, chances are you aren't taking full advantage of social media to save you money. Complaining on Twitter, sharing referral links, and more can help you save serious cash.

13 Things You Probably Pay Too Much For

Even deal-hunting pros like us are guilty of sometimes missing opportunities to save. From batteries in bulk to discounted gift cards, these deals are almost always available.

Here's Where You Can Score Free Coffee Today!

Today is National Coffee Day, and many of our favorite coffee shops are celebrating with free cups of Joe throughout the day. Here's where you can get your caffeine fix, sans charge.

More Than a Latte: 50 Pumpkin Spice Things You Can Buy This Fall

Pumpkin spice lattes returned to Starbucks last week, with the addition of real pumpkin. We look at 50 of the best current products from the PSL craze.