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Weekend Jolt: Best Ever Costco Coupon, Haswell Touch Laptop All-Time Low

Whether you're looking to save on the weekly shopping, or splashing out on a shiny new gadget, you can cut some big bucks off goods at a variety of our favorite stores. We've spotted the best ever sitewide Costco coupon and an all-time low for any touchscreen laptop with a Haswell CPU. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Rumor Roundup: Renee Zellweger? Apple Loyalty Programs? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Renee Zellweger, Mosquitos, 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!

Best Freebies: Send Your Name to Mars, Free Bath & Body Works Lotion

Free stuff is just about the coolest stuff in the universe, which is why we're bringing you another out-of-this-world roundup of the week's best freebies. Read on to see how you can send your name to Mars, score a free deadmau5 album, and pick up a Bath & Body Works freebie.

Best Laptop Deals: A Budget Model That's Close to Black Friday Pricing, More

This week's best laptop deals include a wide range of configurations, from a budget system that comes within $22 of our Black Friday price prediction, to a high-end gaming rig. Also on sale are mid-level machines for moderate users.

Black Friday Home Goods Predictions for 2014: Fill Your House With Deals

The Black Friday season is an excellent time to score deals on electronics of all kinds, and we're not just talking about TVs and laptops. You'll find everything from large appliances to kitchen electrics to power tools included in Black Friday ads, with doorbuster prices that beat anything we'll see the rest of the year. Read on for our in-depth analysis of the best Black Friday Home Goods deals.

10 Best Coupons of the Week: Get 50% Off an Amazon Subscribe & Save Order

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. Take 50% off your first Amazon Subscribe & Save order, get $25 off select $50 orders at ThinkGeek, and cut 30% off at Eddie Bauer.

DrivePop's Double Cross: What to Do When an "Unlimited Deal" Expires

DrivePop's offer of "unlimited lifetime" cloud backup service for a fixed, up-front price turned out to be too good to be true. Can consumers do anything when a company cancels an unlimited deal?

Best Tablet Deals: There's Never Been a Better Week to Buy an iPad

With last week's unveiling of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, retailers have slashed prices on the previous-gen models. So naturally, iPads lead this week's roundup of Editors' Choice tablet deals. Read on to see the cheapest iPad Air ever, a $51 price low on the iPad mini 2, as well as $150 off the Google Nexus 7.

Another iPad mini?! When to Get a Deal on Each Generation of the mini

By now, most consumers know that the iPad mini 3 and its predecessor are essentially the same tablet. But many don't know how retailers will react now that there are three generations of iPad mini tablets on the market simultaneously. We've analyzed the iPad mini landscape to let you know which mini tablet you should buy and at what price.

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2014

We've rounded up the top five stores that will slash the most price tags and flaunt the best sales during Black Friday week this year. And interestingly enough, we've got a big upset alert, as Walmart dropped from the number two spot on our list.

When to Buy Apple's New iPad Air 2 Tablet

It's been less than 24 hours since Apple's iPad announcement, yet we already know of one likely way to save $80 on the new iPad Air 2 — wait for Black Friday. Last year, the now-defunct iPad Air saw incredible deals during Black Friday week with retailers slashing its price to $429, while others bundled it with generous $75 and $100 gift cards. Here's what you can expect in the coming days.

For Most People, the New iPad mini 3 is a Waste of $100

During Apple's event today, Tim Cook and crew barely mentioned the iPad mini 3; in fact, they uttered a few short words about the new device, despite previously spending at least 10 minutes fawning over the updates on the iPad Air 2. Why, exactly, did Apple downplay its own product announcement? Probably because the iPad mini was barely updated at all.

Black Friday Game & Toy Predictions 2014: You'll Actually Find 'Frozen' Deals!

While TVs and other electronics get all the attention as Black Friday doorbusters, toys and video games have emerged to be a weighty presence during the shopping holiday. If you're a gamer or adult who has kids' toys on the brain, it's a good time to score an Editors' Choice deal. So what prices and sales can you expect to see?

Black Friday Streaming & Blu-ray Predictions for 2014: 80% Off Popular Movies

With the trend towards cable cutting growing ever stronger, shoppers are increasingly interested in streaming media devices that allow them to cast movies, shows, and general videos to their big-screen TVs. Black Friday will bring a wealth of discounts on the myriad options now available. And for those of you who still prefer having the physical copy in-hand, we're also expecting amazing deals on Blu-ray movies as well.

Black Friday Beauty Predictions for 2014: BOGO Sales on Steroids

We tend to focus on techy things for the Black Friday predictions, but that doesn't mean the soft goods retailers aren't crushing it, too. For instance, did you know that we see a big surge in beauty and grooming deals around Black Friday?

Black Friday Shoe Predictions for 2014: Watch Out for Shipping Requirements

Shoe lovers may find themselves doing a bit of gambling on Black Friday — do you buy that coveted pair the minute the price drops, or wait for Cyber Monday and potentially score a better deal? Fortunately for you, we tracked in-store and online shoe sales all the way back to 2011, and we're ready to take the mystery out of your Black Friday shopping with our 2014 predictions.

Apple Black Friday Predictions for 2014: The New iPad Air Will Be on Sale

Contrary to what many people think, Apple items do go on sale, and Black Friday is an especially good time to snag a deal on an iDevice. So what's the best way to get Apple goodies on sale? Rule number one: Do not buy from Apple.

Black Friday Clothing Predictions for 2014: Sales Start Early in the Week

You might not think of clothes when it comes to Black Friday, but many apparel stores will actually offer their best discounts of the entire year in late November. Here's how you can score Editors' Choice deals from American Eagle, Eddie Bauer, REI, and more.

Black Friday iPhone & Android Predictions 2014: Get Ready for $0 Smartphones

Smartphone sales tend to flourish during the holidays, and this Black Friday will be no exception. Orders of Apple's new iPhones have already topped 4 million, whereas Android is still dominating the market with smartphones that are almost three times cheaper than Apple's handhelds. As we approach Black Friday, here are the smartphone prices you can expect from retailers and carriers alike.

Black Friday Tablet Predictions for 2014: The Best Year Ever for Deals

It's been a roller coaster ride for tablet prices this year, and when we examined current trends, we noticed that this Black Friday could usher in one of the best years ever for tablet deals. So what prices can you expect for iPads, as well as Android and Windows tablets?

Black Friday Laptop Predictions for 2014: Ultraportables Will Be the Best Buy

With new designs, improved displays, and better hardware, laptops are hoping to recapture the spotlight from their tablet rivals this holiday season. After last year's dismal sales, the laptop industry as a whole showed some signs of life this year — but manufacturers aren't out of the woods yet, as fierce competition has created a cutthroat market. All of this means that we could be in store for some excellent laptop deals this Black Friday.

Black Friday TV Predictions for 2014: Get Ready for Big-Screen Doorbusters

For consumers looking for rock-bottom prices, November is hands-down the best time of year to purchase a new TV, since these items are the crown jewel of many Black Friday sales. However, it's important to be able to sort the good from the bad when perusing the ads, so we've analyzed TV deals from the past several years to make some predictions about what prices to expect during Black Friday 2014.

Black Friday Predictions 2014: What to Expect From Black Friday Sales

The best way to make the most of Black Friday is to be prepared, which is why it's never too early for our annual Black Friday deal predictions! If you're wondering what the doorbuster deals will be in TVs this year, or whether or not we could see a slew of iPhone deals, then you've come to the right place. We also have predictions for Android smartphones, tablets, toys, video games, clothing, and more.

Rumor Roundup: Will There Be a Golden iPad? Stan Lee Watches?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPads, Stan "The Man" Lee, Windows 10, 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!

When to Buy a Mac or Apple Device: Save Money With Careful Timing

These days, Apple deals are easy to find, but when you buy your Apple kit is just as important as where you buy it. We took a deep look at the deal life cycle of four landmark Apple devices, and as it turns out, you can save a sizable sum right before, and after, an Apple device is updated.

When to Get the Best Price on a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air has gone from being Apple's priciest notebook to being its cheapest, entry-level machine; just this April, Apple refreshed its 11" MacBook Air for the fourth time and simultaneously lowered the retail price to $899. That cut was unexpected, but appreciated — namely because it has driven deals prices for the MacBook Air to new lows. If you're on the hunt for a MacBook Air deal, when can you expect the best prices?

Why You Shouldn't Pay More Than $399 for the iPad Air

The rumor mill has been buzzing for some time now, and the word is that Apple will release new iPads in October. That wouldn't be surprising since the company did so last year too. This predictability is extremely useful for the dealhunter, because it becomes easier to predict when you'll find the best deals.

Would You Sell Your Personal Data for Profit?

Retailers have long been paying top dollar to search engines and others to get a peek at your browsing habits, and you can see the evidence in the ads that pop up later on. But Personal BlackBox is developing a way for consumers to bottle their online and retail activity to sell.

Check Yo' Self: 5 Great Personal Finance Apps, Sites, and Tools

When it comes to managing your money in the digital age, you have a lot of options. Older software mainstays have been joined by web and mobile applications, all promising to be the only tool you need for getting – and keeping – your finances in order. We rounded up the best, most affordable choices for different financial objectives and styles.

Laptop Buying Guide: What to Know Before You Make a Purchase

Shopping for a new laptop can be tough. What kind of processor is best? Should you go for an ultrabook or a hybrid? How much RAM do you need anyway? Fear not, we're here to help with our laptop buying guide.

Why You Probably Shouldn't Spend More Than $600 on a Laptop for College

Many students actually have fairly light needs when it comes to computing. All the bells and whistles can push laptops into the $1,000+ price territory, but do you need it? We look at which students might have heavier needs, and which can be satisfied with most mainstream laptops, in our college laptop buying guide.

The Pros & Cons of a Tablet for a Student, at 3 Different Price Points

We listed tablets as one of the 10 things you shouldn't buy a college student. However, according to recent figures, tablets came in right behind laptops as the top two devices parents intend to buy for their kids this school year — beating out even scientific calculators and cell phones! In order to help you decide whether to take the student tablet plunge, here's the full breakdown on tablets for every budget.