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Thanksgiving & Black Friday 2016 Store Hours: Know When to Go!

November is still weeks away and stores are already bragging that they're not going to be open on Thanksgiving! Find out which stores will be open and which will be closed.

14 Ways to Prepare for Black Friday Like a Pro

Whether you're shopping in-store, online, or both, we've rounded up 14 expert strategies to ensure it goes smoothly, and you get the best deals. Read on to see when to start your planning, what you should have on hand, and even a few sneaky ways to snag extra savings.

Will This Be the Last Time Thanksgiving Beats Black Friday for Deals?

It might surprise some, but Black Friday isn't the best day for deals anymore — it's Thanksgiving. See for yourself why you should avoid that post-turkey dinner nap and hit the sales on Thursday instead of waiting until Friday.

Ask an Expert: How Can I Stream Global Content Like Soccer Matches?

With international and foreign broadcasts, some content may be hard to tune into without cable — but it's not impossible! Follow these three tips to get your streaming started.

Amazon Says Goodbye to 'Incentivized' Customer Reviews

Amazon's product review policies are getting a refresh to move away from "incentivized" customer reviews. Instead, the company will identify trusted reviewers and provide them with products directly. Read on to learn more about these changes.

9 Ways Black Friday 2016 Will Be Different

What new products will be the hot doorbusters, and which stores have suffered in the last year? We've created a list of what to expect so that your shopping experience can be as smooth as possible.

'Leaked' Black Friday Ads Aren't Leaked, But You Should Still Read Them

Time to start on your wishlist! We spoke to an expert see how stores are making the most of Black Friday hype by "leaking" ads. Read on to see if any of these so-called leaks are real.

Here's Why You Should Be Skeptical of Early Black Friday Sales

It's tempting to start shopping as soon as stores use phrases like "Early Black Friday Sale" or "Black November." But our research clearly shows when the best deals are available.

The First Black Friday Ad of 2016 is Here!

The very first Black Friday ad has leaked! Hardware store Harbor Freight Tools beat everyone to the punch this year, but who will be next? Read on to find out.

3 Reasons to Ditch Layaway for Holiday Shopping (and What to Do Instead)

Layaway is appealing: Buy now, pay later. But the benefits are rarely better than good old-fashioned shopping within your budget. Here's what to watch out for with layaway programs.

What to Expect From Lowe's Black Friday Sales in 2016

Whether you need to deck the halls or repair the walls, the Lowe's Black Friday sales have you covered. We've gathered up all the information on when to look for ads and how to save even more than advertised. Read on to save!

How to Use This $10 Credit at Google Express

The same-day delivery service (available in select markets) is offering the extra moolah for any order of $10 or more, possibly doubling your purchasing power. Here's how to make the most of it.

13 DIY Halloween Costumes for Pop Culture Nerds

Pop culture moves quickly, but these shared moments are prime inspiration for a clever Halloween costume. We've rounded up our favorite DIY pop culture outfits you can put together pretty easily on a budget — some cost less than $20!

12 Things NOT to Buy on Black Friday

The day following Thanksgiving is a seemingly endless smorgasbord of incredible deals upon which to feast. But not every Black Friday deal is truly buy-worthy. We've made a list of a dozen things you should skip over.

Have You Fallen for the 12 Biggest Black Friday Myths?

Are all Black Friday deals worth it? Will you find the best prices online or in-store? And when can you expect the first sales to show up? We've tackled the biggest myths and answered your most burning questions in our list of the 12 most common Black Friday misconceptions.

8 Ways to Save on Candy, Costumes, and Spooky Decor for Halloween

It's easy to spend more on Halloween than you expect, especially when costumes and decor are factored in. But if you shop wisely, you can save up to 50% on everything you'll need for the holiday.

All the Best Columbus Day Sales You Can Shop Now

Happy Columbus Day weekend deal-seekers! Whether you have a long weekend ahead of you or you're just on the hunt for savings, we've got you covered. We've rounded up the very best Columbus Day sales you can take advantage of right now. Save 20% at Macy's, 60% at H&M, and more.

How to Get a Deal on a Halloween Costume 2016: Shop Walmart for Cheap Costumes and Decor

A selection of our favorite stores offer great prices on costumes, decor, and the requisite pumpkins in the lead up to Halloween, so we've determined where you can get the most bang for your buck.

10 Perky Picks for Coffee Lovers From Starbucks

Whether you like sweet seasonal drinks, bold coffee, or hot tea, Starbucks probably has a drink for you. What's more, the coffee chain's store is currently cutting an extra 30% off most items sitewide. Read on for our picks from the sale!

The Top 5 Stores for Black Friday Deals Online in 2016

Don't waste your time and money this Black Friday week! Check out last year's top deal performers as they aim to repeat their success in 2016.

What to Expect From Walmart Black Friday Sales in 2016

Walmart shoppers seemed pleased with the megaretailer's simplified Black Friday sale campaign last year, and we expect it to return in 2016. We dug into the deal archives to tell you what to expect from Walmart's 2016 Black Friday sales.

Black Friday Shoe Predictions 2016: Boots and Sneakers Will Be HUGE

We've taken a hard look at the trends to see where you can score the best deals in your Black Friday shoe shopping.

Black Friday Clothing Predictions 2016: Outerwear and Watches Will Be Hot Buys

Any big shopping trip needs a strategy, and Black Friday is no different! Here, we've rounded up our top tips on the best way to buy clothes on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Black Friday Home Goods Predictions 2016: Small Appliances & Coffee Makers Will Steal the Show

From small appliances to tools, we've created a "cheat sheet" so you know exactly where to shop for home goods once the Black Friday season arrives.

Black Friday Beauty Predictions 2016: Amazon Deals Will Be Hot — and Fleeting

From low-stock Amazon deals to big-brand free sample offers, we've created a "cheat sheet" so you know exactly where to shop for health and beauty goods once the Black Friday season arrives.

Black Friday Toy Predictions 2016: The Fabulous 15 Are Hard to Find

Fancy electronics get most of the attention during Black Friday, but the shopping holiday is a great time to stock up on holiday gifts like toys, too. Whether you're standing in for Santa, or just adding to your personal collection, we'll tell you the best times to get the greatest deals.

What to Expect From Columbus Day Sales 2016

Although it lives in the shadow of Black Friday, there are still plenty of great deals to be had during this holiday. Read on to find out where and what to shop during Columbus Day sales.

What to Expect From Toys 'R' Us Black Friday Sales in 2016

If you have kids — or are a kid at heart — you know that Toys "R" Us is a key retailer for Black Friday shopping. Read on for helpful tips on store hours, top deals, and more in our Toys "R" Us Black Friday guide.

Black Friday Video Game Predictions 2016: Clearance-Price Xbox One, PS3, and Wii U

Are you looking to grab a current-gen console before they're all gone for good? Will you fill your cart with 2016's hottest AAA titles? No matter what your gaming goals are this Black Friday season, we've got the predictions to keep you — and your budget — happy.

What to Expect From Amazon Black Friday Sales in 2016

With new deals every five minutes, you may get dizzy trying to keep up with Amazon's holiday sales. Read on for advice on how to successfully navigate Amazon's labyrinth of Black Friday deals.

Are You Really Seeing the Best Price on Amazon?

Amazon customers believe they're seeing the best prices when they use the online retailer's site. But those rankings could actually be costing you up to 20% more if you're not careful.

Black Friday Tablet Predictions 2016: Gift Cards Make iPads Affordable

These versatile electronic devices can come cheaply or cost nearly $1,000, so we want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. Whatever tablet you're shopping for on Black Friday, we've got the essential info you need to know.