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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.

More Fast Food Places Now Offer Preorders: Does it Save Time?

More fast food joints — like Wendy's, Taco Bell, and Starbucks — are embracing preordering through apps. But does it actually work well enough to save you time?

The Best Father's Day Freebies and Discounts

If your kids' gifts aren't up to scratch, we've found a selection of Father's Day freebies with which you can treat yourself and celebrate your paternal successes in style.

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.

It's Finally National Donut Day! Here's Where You Can Find Free Donuts

The first Friday of June is our favorite holiday: National Donut Day! Read on to see how and where to score free goodies.

10 Crazy 'Jurassic Park' Collectibles for Super Fans

Jurassic World is coming, so we rounded up the strangest and wildest toys, set pieces, and costumes from the franchise — including old cereal and William H. Macy's pants.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June

With graduation ceremonies and Father's Day on the horizon, June can quickly turn into an expensive month. To ensure you don't blow through your summer budget in the first few weeks of the season, we've created a buying guide of items you should and shouldn't purchase this month.

Rumor Roundup: Booze Coming to Taco Bell? Fallout 4?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Taco Bell, Fallout 4, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Are Table Tablets at Restaurants a Gimmick or Actually Helpful?

More eateries are using tablets to replace some server responsibilities. If used properly, they can save you time, but might also encourage you to spend more.

The Best Tax Day Freebies for 2015: Massages, Dinner, Coffee and More

Tax Day is here! Reward yourself with a plethora of freebies that won't lighten your wallet any further, and check back for more throughout the day.

VIDEO: Lab-Grown Burgers Are Cheaper, But Still Gross?

The price of lab-grown meat has dropped from $325,000 to around $11 in just two years! In this brief video, our experts discuss if a lower price makes it more appealing, or if the whole "grown in a lab" thing is gross.

The 'Daredevil' Binge-Watching Survival Guide

When whole seasons of a show are dropped onto Netflix — as Daredevil is about to be on April 10 — the expectation is that many viewers are going to binge watch the entire season in a single 13-hour-long frenzy. Here's how to do it, without having a psychotic episode (probably).

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.