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The Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

September may mark the end of the summer season, but this month is bound to keep shoppers busy thanks to a healthy mix of Labor Day, back-to-school, and Apple iPhone/iPad deals.

Goodbye, Subsidized Phones: A Rundown of Every Carrier's Leasing Plans

All the major carriers are moving away from traditional two-year contracts, and leasing options are now springing up. But plenty of variations exist.

6 Reasons Why the In-Store Pickup Trend Will Continue to... Pick Up

While studies show that in-store pickup isn't any more efficient than just buying in-store, that hasn't stopped brick-and-mortar shops from adopting and promoting the service, nor has it dissuaded customers from using it. What's driving the demand, and who benefits from it most?

Will Chinese-Made Goods Get More Affordable?

The markets are going crazy, and China is devaluing in currency. What does that mean for your favorite consumer products imported from that country?

Even More Back to School Sales at The Children's Place, Finish Line, Uniqlo

Whether your household is still on summer vacation, or your little ones have already gone back to the grind, you've gotta check out all the ongoing Back to School sales. Get ready to study up on savings, because we've gathered another big batch of discounts on clothes, backpacks, electronics, and more.

What to Expect From 2015 Labor Day Sales

It's no surprise that Labor Day offers the best clearance sales on summer items, but also on laptops, TVs, and more. Find out what buys will save you the most money this Labor Day season.

This Guy Hacked Amazon's Dash Button to Track His Kid's Poop

Many shoppers balked at the notion of paying $5 for something that essentially just makes it easier for you to fork over even more money to Amazon, but one man saw greater potential for the Dash button.

Families Will Actually Spend LESS on Back-to-School Shopping This Year

Back-to-School shopping can be a confusing frenzy of spending. Do you really have to get the biggest box of crayons available? We look at what's more expensive this year, and how your spending compares to the rest of the country.

Jet's 'Cashback' Program Just Got WAY Less Appealing

Amazon competitor Jet just lost more than 100 brands from its heavily-promoted cashback rewards program. Is the members-only site still worth it?

Macy's Expands its Same-Day Delivery to 17 Cities

The race to deliver your packages in hours instead of days is heating up as Macy's expands its same-day delivery service to 17 cities nationwide.

Your Frugality Final Exam: 6 Ways to Save on Higher Education

College keeps getting more expensive every year. We look into tuition-free schools, alternative scholarships, and more ways to save.

Walmart & Apple Pledge to Go Green: Will This Change How You Shop?

Retail giant Walmart leads an impressive list of major American companies that are taking a White House pledge to go green. But will a new commitment to environmental issues leave consumers feeling blue?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

August may lack a major commercial holiday, but the dog days of summer are still a busy month for retailers and deal hunters alike. Back-to-school sales are at their prime this month and you can also expect to see dozens of deals on outdoor furniture, grills, and travel. Plus, take advantage of tax-free shopping days in select states.

Don't Touch Your Amazon Prime Settings! New Policy Will Limit Whom You Share With

One of the many perks of being an Amazon Prime subscriber is having the ability to share your free 2-day shipping benefits and create a household of four with just one account. However, a new Amazon policy just put a cold stop to that practice.

Amazon is Now Charging $5 for Dash Buttons: Would You Buy One?

Amazon Prime members can now purchase the company's push-to-order Dash buttons for $4.99 a piece. But are these buttons, which were initially given out to select members for free, worth your cash?

How to Save on Back-to-School Clothes, Supplies, Backpacks, and More

Whether you're on the hunt for pretty pens, trend-setting apparel, or a shiny new laptop to get school-ready, we're here to help you navigate the best of the back-to-school sales by looking back at the cream of the crop of last year's offerings.

ClickHole Will Tell You What Kind of Shopper You Are

If you don't already read ClickHole, you should. The Onion's satirical take on viral content is always on point, and yesterday the editors published a quiz that hits pretty close to home.

10 Things NOT to Buy Your College-Bound Student

College is expensive, and not just because of tuition; students need lots of things as they live and work away from home. Here's a list of items that you should not buy your matriculating student, as they head back to school. Your kid might not thank you when you say no to them, but your wallet will!

16 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free — and there are certain types of items that are regularly available without a charge. From smartphones to restaurant food, here are the top 16 categories for freebies.

A Guide to the Best Student Discounts on Apple, Tech, Travel, and More

Your student ID is good for more than just 10% off at the movie theater. Get discounts on Amazon Prime, computers, and even cars.

Did Apple Quietly Cancel Its Annual Back-to-School Sale?

Apple's back-to-school sale has been around for over a decade, and it typically debuts in June or early July. But the sale has yet to make an appearance so far this year. Does this signal the end of Apple's annual summer sale?

This 6-Second Video Perfectly Sums Up Amazon Prime Day

One of our editors tried to buy an Amazon Prime Day deal last night, and managed to capture this perfect video of the frustration behind flash sales.

Most College Students Shouldn't Spend More Than $500 on a Laptop

Opting for a laptop with all of today's bells and whistles can quickly push your back-to-school purchase into the $800+ price range, but does the average student really need so many features? We look at which students might have heavier needs, and which can be satisfied with most mainstream laptops.

What Did You Think About Amazon's Prime Day Sale?

Amazon has successfully garnered a lot of hype for its latest promotional event, but are any of the deals piquing your interest?

Amazon Announces More Deals for Prime Day: Are They Better Than Black Friday?

With less than 24 hours to go until Prime Day, Amazon released a closer look at its deals. We compare them to the best Black Friday prices we've seen on TVs, toys, and more.

Price Wars: Jet.com Claims to Be Cheaper Than Amazon, But Is It?

Few retailers are bold enough to take on Amazon in a price war, but newcomer Jet.com isn't just any retailer. Founded by a former Amazon employee, the start up says it wants to out-price Amazon in every way possible. Does it have what it takes to dethrone the e-commerce king?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July

Independence Day may be July's hallmark holiday, but the sales don't end there. Shoppers can also expect to see a variety of deals on in-season items like air conditioners, swimsuits, and even ice cream.

10 Surprising Facts About the 4th of July

Independence Day is upon us, and we've rounded up all the best 4th of July trivia in one place. Will someone eat 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes for a new world record this year?

The Best 4th of July Sales: Discounts on Summer Apparel & Outdoor Furniture

The 4th of July is proven to be a great time for in-season purchases. From swimsuits to patio furniture, check out our July 4 sales guide before you fire up the BBQ to find out what summer items you should restock on in the coming days.

Amazon, Walmart, Others Remove Confederate Flag Merchandise From Inventory

In the wake of the racially-motivated shooting in Charleston, retailers have abandoned huge inventories of Confederate merchandise in droves.

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts That Are Better Than Nothing, We Guess

You probably spent months preparing for Mother's Day, but when it comes to Father's Day, we all just assume he's gonna grill us some food or something. Though he says he doesn't mind, you really shouldn't show up empty-handed. Why not consider one of these absolutely last-minute gift ideas for Dad?

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.