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10 Best Coupons of the Week: Take Up to $60 Off at Dell, $40 Off Hotels.com

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Save up to an extra $60 at Dell Home, knock up to 75% off a pair of headphones, and slash $40 off your next vacation from Hotels.com.

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.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in April

April is here, and if you're stuck indoors waiting out the seasonal showers, you'll have an excuse to spend more time shopping for the best deals online. Here is what's in store this month for the smart shopper.

VIDEO: Do You Wanna Smell Like a King? (A BURGER King)

Burger King thinks you might like to smell like a Whopper. On April 1, in Japan, the company will sell a limited run of 1,000 bottles of a cologne called "Flame Grilled" for $40 a pop. In this video, our experts discuss if smelling like food is desirable... or gross.

Ship Your Suds: 9 Sites for Ordering Craft Beer Online

Offering different methods of sorting the multitude of choices, different shipping options, and even gift boxes or memberships, these sites with delivery beer right to your door. And we're not talking PBR.

12 American Snacks in Unbelievable Flavors You Can Only Find in Japan

Where can you find a wasabi-flavored Kit Kat, or a Starbucks Frappuccino with cherry blossom petals? That would be none other than Japan, where a fascination with novelty has spurred an endless array of flavor fusions. Join us as we take a look at 12 of the most intriguing snacks to ever hit Japanese shores.

8 'Zombie' Snack Foods That Came Back From the Dead

Twinkies, Crispy M&Ms, the Yumbo — sometimes dedicated fans are able to bring back popular discontinued foods. But like zombies, they aren't always exactly like they were before...

8 Foods That Will Be More Expensive This Spring

Eggs, fine wine, and grapefruit are just a few of the foods that could increase in price this spring. But there are some alternatives.

10 Fast Food 'Secret Menu' Items You Have to Try

If smoothies that taste like pink Starburst candy or burritos made with cheese quesadilla wraps sound mouthwatering, then you might want to take notes: We've rounded up several off-the-menu options at your favorite fast food joints.

VIDEO: Would You "Pay" for McDonald's With an Act of Kindness?

McDonald's Super Bowl Commercial claimed that the burger company would dish out free food to random customers, if those customers would perform a joyous or kindly act. Well, the promotion has started and videos of people dancing, calling loved ones, and complimenting strangers to get free food are starting to appear. In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss if they would "give some love" to get a free apple pie.

VIDEO: What Foods From Your Childhood Do You Wish Would Come Back?

As evidenced by the return of "nostalgia cereals" like French Toast Crunch and Strawberry Honeycombs, it's clear that food companies are ready to re-introduce foods from our childhoods, just to squeeze a couple of nostalgia dollars out of us. In this video, our experts ponder what foods they'd love to see back on store shelves.

11 Healthy AND Affordable Alternatives to Unhealthy Food

Millions of Americans resolved to both eat right and save money this New Year's — but doing those things together can be a challenge. After talking to nutrition experts and doing some calculations, we found 11 healthy foods that can actually be cheaper than less healthy alternatives.

The 10 Most Bizarre Things You Can Put Alcohol In, Ranked

We never dreamed that there were so many imaginative and, frankly, unhygienic ways to take your beverages on the go, so we thought we'd share our finds. This list of weird and wonderful stuff that the internet has kicked up made us gasp, giggle, and shake our heads. Join us as we rank the 10 weirdest flasks around!

How to Find Discounted Gift Cards & Sell Unwanted Gift Cards Online

Didn't get the gift card you wanted this holiday season? Whether you're buying a card at a discount or selling the one you have, we've created an all-inclusive guide for all of your gift card queries.

The Humble Beginnings for 7 Famous Retailers

While it's possible today to start big, big, big with a bankroll of private financing, that's not exactly how many of America's iconic brands got off the ground. In an overwhelming number of cases — and with the seven examples listed here — humble origins preceded the evolution into something huge.

10 Countdown to Christmas Sales You Can't Miss: Daily Deals on Apparel, Tech, More

Christmas is roughly two weeks away and retailers are doing everything they can to promote their deals. That means we're seeing an uptick in countdown to Christmas sales. From flowers to tablets, you'll find something for everyone in these countdown sales.

Jingle Broke: 9 Hidden Holiday Costs & Their Affordable Alternatives

The holidays mean spending dough on a sleigh full of presents, but it doesn't mean you have to slay your bank account or credit balance in the process. You know what we mean: Green as a Grinch, dollar bills fly out of your pockets as you pay and pay and pay for all the extras. To avoid the burden of overspending this season, we recommend taking a look at these nine expenditures that offer wiggle room for extra savings.

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.

Stampedes, Stocks, and Savings: 16 Black Friday Myths Busted

For seasoned shoppers, Black Friday offers an endless array of best-of-year sales. However, not all the deals are good, and for the uninitiated, Black Friday can be overwhelming. Plus, with so many conflicting views on the holiday, it can be easy for a shopper to "do it wrong." So we're here to dispel the Black Friday myths from reality so you can shop smartly this year.

5 Seasonal Coffee Drinks, Taste-Tested and Reviewed

According to a study on coffee drinking trends for 2014, 34% of Americans consume gourmet coffee beverages daily, up 3% from last year. So we took a look at five autumn beverages offered by national coffee and tea chains, concoctions both hot and cold — in more ways than one. Here's how they stacked up and went down.

Bring on the App-etizers: Top 10 Apps for Drink and Dining Deals

A great meal never goes out of style, so we're back with another list of the top smartphone apps for finding food and drink deals. From Happy Hour and food truck trackers, to an app that finds deals at the best local restaurant options, here are our top picks.

It's Finally National Coffee Day! Stores Offer Freebies and Discounts

To celebrate National Coffee Day today, a host of our favorite stores are promoting fair trade brews while offering free cups of Joe and some big discounts on the good stuff. Luckily for you addicts out there, we've listed some of the best of these offers to keep you alert, awake, and anxious while saving a cup-ful of bucks.

Click and Sip: The Pros and Cons to the Top Online Wine Stores

Once the domain just of the knowledgeable and wealthy, wine-buying is being disrupted by the internet (just like everything else). Ready to stock your cellar or impress dinner party guests? There are plenty of online wine shops out there, so we've put together a guide to some of the most popular and interesting options.

8 Foods That May Spike in Price This Fall — Including Bacon?!

Back in May, we reported on eight foods threatened by summer price hikes. And unfortunately, the season's change won't necessarily bring relief. Now, we took a look at eight foods in for possible price hikes this fall. Maybe you should think twice about eating them, lest they eat into your wallet and leave an orange-sized hole in there. (Speaking of oranges...)

10 Stunt Foods That Are So Weird, You HAVE to Try Them

In the digital age, going viral is an all-important way to spread your brand. For fast-food restaurants, an easy way to make that happen is to invent a disgusting and/or over-the-top food that makes people's arteries seize up just by thinking about it. Here are 10 of our favorite attention-grabbing junk foods.

This is What it Would Be Like if Japanese Cats Ran Your Pizza Hut

Cats are notoriously lazy, skittish, and impossible to train — in other words, they're wholly lacking in all the qualities needed to run a restaurant. Setting out to prove this, the Japanese branch of Pizza Hut recently debuted a viral marketing campaign called "Pizza Cat!," apparently betting that Internet + cats = SELL ALL THE PIZZA.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

With summer ending and Black Friday season not yet here, September is an odd time for deals; but it's not without its charms! We've mined the extensive DealNews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from the past few summers to find out what are the best and worst things to buy in September.

VIDEO: Is August Too Early for Pumpkin Spice Lattes?

This year, Starbucks is going to start selling the Pumpkin Spice Latte on August 25. That's almost a full month before fall officially begins! In this video, our experts discuss pumpkin spice flavored things and whether or not "holiday creep" leads to fatigue and ruins the special-ness of a Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

How to Make Sure Your Sandals Are Built to Coddle (And Not Hobble) Your Feet

To get a handle on the question of sandals, we turned to a foot and ankle surgeon for helpful tips about your sandals. To find out how you can make sure that they're built to coddle and not hobble your feet, read on.

Give It A Try: Our Guide To Free Samples

Getting something for nothing is a thrill, but it’s also a great way to give a new product a test-run before you decide to shell out real money for it. Tons of companies and retailers are eager to get their products out there, but you have to know where to find them. We rounded up the best ways to score free samples online and off, plus advice on avoiding scams and managing all of the marketing messages that come with free stuff.

Chow Down: The Week's Best Food Deals

A wise man once said, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." But there is such a thing as a discounted lunch. We found value-sized cereal, a large pizza, a free (yes, free) box of healthy snacks, and more in this week's best food deals.