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Facebook Wants You to Talk to Stores Through Its Messenger App

This week Facebook unveiled Businesses on Messenger, a service that allows stores to send order updates and customer service messages via the Messenger app. But the benefits for consumers are unclear, and only two stores are currently on board. Will it catch on?

The Week's Best Freebies: $6 Amazon Credit, Walmart Beauty Box

Check your wallet at the door, folks; there's only free stuff here! From video games to flower seeds, you can score all kinds of goodies with little to no effort in this roundup of the week's best freebies.

March Shopping Madness: Vote Now in Round 2!

March Shopping Madness is in full swing, and our first round of matches has come to a close. Favorites like Amazon and Newegg had no trouble advancing to the next round, but who will advance to the coveted final four spots? Vote now for your favorite retailers for deals!

A Guide to 5 Mobile Payment Apps Available Now

Mobile payment apps could replace credit cards and cash with increased convenience and security. Here are the major players right now, including Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and more.

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.

18 Free and Cheap April Fools' Day Pranks

You don't need any fancy bells and whistles to scare the bejeezus out of your loved ones this April Fools' Day. Here are over a dozen gags that will cost you absolutely nothing, except possibly the aforementioned loved ones.

March Shopping Madness: Which Store is the Champion for Deals?

March Madness has officially kicked off, but here at DealNews we're running a different kind of tournament. We're pitting 2014's top 16 vendors against each other and letting you decide who deserves to be crowned the ultimate deal champ.

The 10 Best Coupons of the Week: ThinkGeek, Cole Haan, Bonefish Grill

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 $10 off a $60 order at ThinkGeek, save an extra 40% at Cole Haan, and score an ice cream BOGO from Baskin-Robbins.

Make Sure You Return Everything to Bed Bath & Beyond Before April 20

Bed Bath & Beyond's famously generous return policy is becoming less generous. The home goods store will soon stop offering full store credit without a receipt.

Brow Plucking and Milkshakes?: 8 Weird Retail Combinations

Guitars and BBQs? Milkshakes and brow waxing? Some stores have an odd idea of what inventory makes sense to sell together.

8 Reasons You Might Want to Skip Off-Brand Items

Sometimes brand names are all hype. But other times, they can bring safety, customer service, resale value, and more compared to knock-offs. Before you buy, take a look at these potential off-brand concerns to see if you'll be happy with the final purchase.

A Mathematician's 5 Tips for the Perfect March Madness Bracket

Want to astound your office pool with a perfect 67-game bracket for March Madness? The odds are — astronomically — stacked against you. But we've reached out to a college math professor for tips on how to get as many right as possible.

Beer Spending is Up: 8 Stats for St. Patrick's Day

Collectively, we'll spend $262 million on beer this year! (Let's hope it's not entirely consumed by the 2 million people attending the parade in New York.) That and more stats are in our ~!St. Patrick's Day by the numbers guide!.

Turning the Other Chic: 8 Little Luxuries for Under $100

Fountain pens, watches, even fancy toilet paper: you don't have to break the bank to treat yourself. These 8 luxury items are all affordable, and totally unnecessary.

How to Get 1 Month of Amazon Prime for Free

If you're Prime delivery is late, Amazon's fine print grants you a free month of Prime, up to 12 times. DealNews tests out this guarantee, and we hear from our readers.

5 Ways YouTube Has Changed Shopping in its First 10 Years

Best known for cat videos, YouTube has also wildly altered how we buy music, experience ads, reach out to companies, and more. On the eve of its tenth birthday, we look at how the video-sharing site has changed retail.

POLL: Will Target's New Free Shipping Pull Customers From Amazon?

Great news for Target fans: the retailer is offering free shipping on orders of $25 or more, half its previous $50 minimum.

Survey Finds Americans Will Never Cut These Budget Items

The NRF reveals that connectivity rules when it comes to American household spending priorities, but luxuries like jewelry and anything "high-end" are the first to go when money is tight.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in March

Spring is (hopefully) at our doorstep, and even if you're planning to stay glued to the couch for all of March Madness, you'll also likely be doing a bit of spring shopping. From chocolates to iPads, here are the best and worst things to buy in March.

New FAA Restrictions Will Crush Your Dreams for Amazon Drone Delivery

The FAA posted proposed regulations for commercial drone use, and it's not looking good for Amazon's plans of using robots from the sky to delivery your packages.

A Morally Dubious Guide to Celebrating Valentine's Day on the Cheap

Valentine's Day is just so expensive. Flowers, chocolates, fancy dinners, jewelry, and a greeting card?! It's too much! Fret not, as we've come up with ways to save money on Valentine's Day effluvia and what-nots. And only some of them are illegal!

11 Gifts You Should Avoid on Valentine's Day

Few calendar days carry the pressure associated with Valentine's Day. To help you steer clear of any Valentine's Day mishaps, we've created a list of 11 Valentine's Day gifts you should avoid at all costs.

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.

8 Valentine's Day Stats: 1 in 3 Couples Won't Exchange Gifts This Year

Sure, we all think we have to splurge on Valentine's Day, but as it turns out, quite a few of you aren't going to buy anything for your significant other this year. Where do you stand? We've got some cold hard data on V-Day spending, expectations, and preparations to help you cut through the anxiety and uncertainty of this romantic occasion.

Amazon Expands Super Saver Free Shipping to Third-Party Merchants

Amazon is making a meaningful policy change: items from third-party merchants that offer free shipping will now count towards the $35 threshold to get "Super Saver" free shipping — sometimes, at least. Is this a boon for consumers, or another ploy to get them to spend more?

6 Valentine's Day Myths Debunked: Don't Blow Your Money on the Wrong Gift!

There are a lot of myths about Valentine's Day gifts, and we're here to set you all straight. If you've ever wondered whether you're getting the best from chocolates, diamonds, or a romantic night out, read on to learn the truth about some common Valentine's Day misconceptions.

What to Expect From Valentine's Day Deals

With sales that started a full week earlier than usual, consumers can expect to see an abundance of Valentine's Day deals this year. To maximize your dollar, we recommend you forget the overpriced box of chocolates and instead turn to some not-so-traditional items.

The 10 Most Talked About 2015 Super Bowl Ads You Can Watch Right Now

Everyone know's the best part of the Super Bowl isn't the football: it's the commercials! From GoDaddy's controversial ad to Budweiser's tear jerker, skip the wait and jump straight into 10 of the most anticipated Super Bowl XLIX ads.

VIDEO: How Do You Prepare for an Emergency?

The Northeast seems to have survived its blizzard (or non-blizzard, depending on where you are) this week, but we're still wondering how prepared you all are for a weather-related emergency. In this video, our experts talk about how they prepare for emergencies.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine's Day gift, but this month you'll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax software.

DIY Rockefellers: 4 Success Stories From Crafts Marketplace Etsy

The freelance and entrepreneurial economies face mighty challenges, but some sellers on Etsy have made DIY work to great advantage. Here, four successful business owners offer advice on persistence, finding a niche, and professionalism on the popular crafts website. Read on and hear the success stories behind four Etsy shops.

What to Expect From 2015 Presidents' Day Sales

Contrary to popular belief, February is a busy month for deal hunters. And while it can be easy to get swept up with Valentine's Day sales — after all, who doesn't like chocolate and flowers — we've found that Presidents' Day is the real hero of the month with deeper discounts and a better variety of deals.