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The 10 Best Things to Buy With That Amazon Prime Now Coupon

Amazon is taking $10 off first-time Amazon Prime Now orders of $20 or more. Believe it or not, that's one of the best dollar-off coupons we've seen from the mega-retailer in years. This coupon yields some fantastic deals on household necessities.

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.

Lights, Camera, Auction: 5 Terrible Product Placements in Movies and TV

Hershey's pulled off a marketing coup when Reese's Pieces were featured in E.T.. But other companies haven't fared so well, from fast food chains to sneaker brands. Here's a look at the five worst attempts at product placement. (Spoiler: Poor Bing is on our list twice.)

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.

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!

11 Stores That Offer Christmas Eve Pickup — And One That Will Deliver the Same Day!

Christmas Eve is just a couple days away, and if you're short a few gifts, we've got your back. We've rounded up 11 stores that will let you shop online and pick up your items in-store on Christmas Eve. Even better, one of these retailers will hand-deliver your items to you.

We're Daydreaming About These 8 Super-Extravagant Celebrity Gifts

Among the land of extravagant gifts, some presents are so over the top that they make a Tesla look like its Hot Wheels equivalent. Here we present eight gifts that marked special occasions with especially noteworthy excess.

Our 10 Favorite Classic Holiday Commercials — in GIF Form!

Christmas has provided the backdrop for some truly heartwarming, memorable, and just plain weird commercials. We look at GIFs and YouTube videos of our favorites.

These Are the Toys You're Looking For: The 11 Coolest Vintage Star Wars Figures

It was no easy task, but here are what we consider the 11 coolest vintage Star Wars figures, mixing some of that galaxy's most popular characters with a few of its strangest aliens. How many of them did you have?

10 Darth Vader Collectibles That Will Bring You to the Dark Side

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens soon hitting theaters, we've scoured eBay for 10 Darth Vader-themed collectibles that you've probably never heard of. For a guy who spent most of his screen time being a rotten jerk, we sure do love the Dark Lord of the Sith!

10 Radical Retro Gifts for '80s Kids

From Masters of the Universe to Rainbow Brite, all of the brands that '80s kids grew up loving are back in one form or another. Gleeful nostalgia is one of the best gifts you can give a person, so check out 10 killer retro gifts that'll make 'em respond with words like "radical" or "tubular."

The Top 10 Board Games to Fuel That Festive Family Fight

Ditch the Monopoly and treat yourself or someone special to a trendy table-top board game, all without breaking the bank. These lesser-known titles have won top awards in the gaming industry, and are sure to liven up your holiday party or family night.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2015

Almost every major retailer has unveiled their Black Friday ad by now, and even a week out, some of our predictions have been blown out of the water by lower prices. We looked at last year's top deal performers, and see that they are already gunning for a repeat this year.

Our Master List of EVERY Black Friday Ad Worth Buying Next Week

Sorting through Black Friday ads can be overwhelming, so our editors have pared down the thousands of offers into a list of only the deals that are truly great. From TVs to tablets, and everything in between, here are the things you need to be on the lookout for next week.

Toys "R" Us Black Friday Ad Analysis: Lots of Half-Price Toys, Discounts on the Fabulous 15

Toys "R" Us has finally stepped up its Black Friday game, releasing its ad a week earlier and actually offering deals worth noting. The store has slashed prices by about 50% and has even discounted a couple of its notorious Fabulous 15 toys.

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.

Deals That Make You Go Hmmm...: The 11 Most Unusual Black Friday Deals We've Ever Seen

TVs, laptops, toys — you'll see loads of these items discounted on Black Friday. But who expects to see a discount on a Wampa rug? How about an iPotty iPad Holder for kids? We've scoured the DealNews archives to bring you the 11 most unusual Black Friday deals.

18 Hilariously Lame 'Doorbusters' From Black Fridays Past

Planking, Segways, Big Mouth Billy Bass, Hoobastank, Black Friday deals. These are all things that we once thought were so great, but now seem pretty silly, when we look back on them. Join us, won't you, as we travel back in time to make fun of Black Friday deals of yesteryear. They're delightful in their quaint awfulness!

GameStop Black Friday Ad Analysis: Their Best Digital Sale in Over a Year

GameStop's 2015 Black Friday ad has leaked, giving gamers their first real look at the shopping holiday. The circular is full of highlights, promising both a great PC download sale and AAA games that hit our predictions. Read on for our full analysis of the best and worst bits of this ad.

A Man Is Waiting in Line 33 Days Before Black Friday, but NOT for the Reason You Think

Kevin Sutton started camping outside a Best Buy in Orlando, Florida on October 25, a record-breaking 33 days ahead of Black Friday. Here's the kicker: Sutton is on a mission, but it might not be the one you'd think.

What People Want on Black Friday Might Surprise You

What are the Black Friday deals we'll be coveting the most this year? We surveyed 2,472 DealNews readers to find out, and the answers might surprise you.

Black Friday Toys 2015: Star Wars Toys Are Far, Far Away!

TVs and fancy electronics get most of the attention as Black Friday doorbusters, but toys are big news, too, because everyone's stocking up on holiday gifts. You and your kids can have a very merry holiday, if you know where to find the best toy deals during the Black Friday season and beyond.

10 Awesome Terminator Collectibles (For the T-800 Who Has Everything)

Terminator Genisys is almost here, and to celebrate, we've found everything from Terminator chess boards to candy on eBay. After all, every Terminator fan needs a custom-made bust of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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.

8 Surprising 'Limited Editions' That Now Cost a Ton on eBay

Brands like Victoria's Secret, TOMS, and Vans don't produce luxury goods — but due to scarcity and exclusivity, their limited editions can resell for massive markups.

9 Alternative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Romantic

Love-sick lads and lasses who are tired of shopping for chocolates and flowers will be inspired by ~!our selection of adorable alternatives to the more typical heart-filled and sweet-smelling Valentine's Day options. The spoils include a bouquet of unicorns (oh yes) and a pair of mittens that's been sickeningly crafted for two.

12 Spectacularly Inappropriate Coloring Books

In our daily trolling through the dark and scary corners of the internet, we were surprised to find the trend of merging the totally, obviously childish pleasure of the coloring with complicated adult themes like existentialism, depression, practicing law, and Bill Murray. Read on to see our 12 favorite grown-up coloring books, and prepare to be amazed!

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.

Toys R Us Black Friday Ad Analysis: Stock Up on Skylanders, 50% Off LEGO

Better late than never, Toys "R" Us has finally put out its Black Friday ads. These stores will open up at 5 pm local time on Thanksgiving, with a handful of in-store exclusives that are certain to make kids melt and parents grumble. Will any of the Fabulous 15 toys break tradition and see super savings? (Spoiler alert: Nope.) Read on for our full Toys "R" Us ad analysis.

Black Friday Price Matching Guide: What Walmart, Target, and More Will Offer

Black Friday is right around the corner, and hordes of savvy shoppers are going to descend on malls near you to scoop up the best deals immediately. If you want another way to get the best Black Friday offers, you should look into price matching policies. Here's a guide to understanding price matching, including some breakdowns of the Black Friday price matching policies for specific retailers.

Kmart Black Friday Ad Analysis: Tablet Deals Worth Waking Up For

Kmart isn't playing around with Black Friday this year. Boasting the earliest Thanksgiving opening time at 6 am, Sears' sister store is intent on holding a 42-hour Black Friday shopathon. But will the deals be worth ditching your turkey dinner to stand in line? We examined the leaked Kmart Black Friday ad to find out.

Let's Make Fun of the Toys That Kids Will Want for the Holidays This Year!

Toys "R" Us just released its list of the most anticipated toys for the holidays. (And yes, it is only October.) If you have a kid in your life, you'd better familiarize yourself with this selection of playthings. To make it a tad easier, we've cherry-picked our favorite five toys.