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9 Things You Didn't Know About New Year's Eve

The year 2014 gave us lots to celebrate. The stock market rebounded, gas prices dropped, Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6s, and the bargains kept on coming. Now with New Year's Eve fast upon us, you might well wonder, "What facts might elucidate our general understanding of this fine fete?" Well, that's what we wondered anyway.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January

The new year is upon us, and after all that shopping you likely did during the holidays, you may be looking forward to giving your credit card a rest. But January is an excellent month to bag deals like winter apparel or early Valentine's Day gifts. So before you resign yourself to steering clear of stores all together this month, check out our list of the best and worst things to buy in January, which we compiled from our extensive archives.

Updated: The 20 Best After Christmas Sales: Fry's, Newegg, Nike, Williams-Sonoma

American After Christmas sales may not generate the same sort of Black Friday-esque furor that Britain's Boxing Day sales do, but this shopping holiday still boasts some pretty sweet deals in the States. To help you get the most out of your post-Christmas blitz, we've rounded up some very merry deals on electronics, clothing, video games, and decor. Read on to see the best After Christmas sales from Fry's, Newegg, Nike, Banana Republic, and Williams-Sonoma, among others.

So, You've Dropped the Ball This Christmas: VERY Last-Last-Minute Ideas

Is your favorite Christmas tradition forgetting to buy gifts for people? Do you find yourself without a single present for anyone you care about? Fear not! We've compiled a list of 10 last-LAST-minute gifts you can give to save your skin. Barely.

10 Stores That Offer Christmas Eve Pickup

Christmas Eve is just hours away, and if you're short a few gifts, we've got your back. We've rounded up 10 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!

Didn't Buy Any Christmas Gifts? This Printable IOU is Perfect!

Being the problem-solvers that we are, we came up with the perfect solution to forgetting to buy a Christmas gift: a printable IOU! This festive "get out of jail" card is designed to be multi-purpose and cover a wide range of situations. With this little slip of paper, you will be saved from having to have gifts at the ready on December 25.

15 Clever Ways to Give Intangible Gifts

MP3s, streaming movies, online newspapers. Living in a digital world, as we do, is great. But come holiday time, it makes it hard to give these things as gifts. Are you supposed to wrap a confirmation email? BO-RING! To help you step up your game in these increasingly digital times, we now present 15 ways to add a lot more whimsy to giving an intangible gift!

Hands-On Amazon: 7 Tips for Becoming a Top Merchant on Amazon

Amazon houses a rich ecosystem of marketplace sellers that have clawed their way up to top seller status. But cashing in on the marketplace model isn't a matter of merely posting products. You've got to work it, though the question remains: How? We talked to some experts to find out.

8 Stores That Will Upgrade Your Shipping for the Holidays

Don't feel like getting price gouged on shipping fees this holiday season? These 8 stores are offering free expedited shipping with deliveries just in time for Christmas. Just get your orders out by December 23rd at the latest to avoid any delays.

Rumor Roundup: Xbox Virtual Reality Helmet? Morgan Freeman is Ancient? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, 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!

After Christmas Sales 2014: Get Ready for the Year's Best Deals on Apparel

The year may be coming to a close, but the deals are still in full swing. For the best after-Christmas sales, start your shopping on December 23 (yes, we know that's not actually after Christmas), and look for deals on apparel, beauty, and tech.

What to Expect from Super Saturday Sales for 2014

The last weekend before Christmas is a heady, anxious time for shoppers. The so-called "Super Saturday" sales that occur during this time offer one last chance to score a deal on that perfect present. Super Saturday falls on December 20 this year, and we've searched our archives to give you all the data you need to prepare.

14 Things That Will Be More Expensive in 2015

Love bourbon, bacon, and chocolate? Too bad. Those are just a few of the things you can expect to pay more for next year, thanks to droughts, increased demand, and, possibly, hipsters. Find out what else will be more expensive next year.

The Humble Beginnings for 7 Famous Retailers

While it's possible today to start big, big, big with a bankroll of private financing, that's not exactly how many of America's iconic brands got off the ground. In an overwhelming number of cases — and with the seven examples listed here — humble origins preceded the evolution into something huge.

57 Christmas Shipping Deadlines for 2014

The holidays are here and if you want to avoid last-minute trips to the mall, the time to shop is now. To help you spend as little as possible on shipping fees, we've collected cut-off dates for Christmas delivery at some of today's most popular retailers, and with deadlines as early as December 16, there's not a moment to waste.

10 Countdown to Christmas Sales You Can't Miss: Daily Deals on Apparel, Tech, More

Christmas is roughly two weeks away and retailers are doing everything they can to promote their deals. That means we're seeing an uptick in countdown to Christmas sales. From flowers to tablets, you'll find something for everyone in these countdown sales.

How Retailers Use Your Senses Against You

As you go on your shopping runs this ho-ho-holiday — whether at malls or on the Internet — you're probably not thinking much about the smells, colors and textures around you. But retailers certainly are, and their manipulation of these things can encourage you to spend more money.

6 Things Not to Buy Before Christmas

December is a month traditionally cluttered with sales. While that may sound like a dream come true for some, it actually makes shoppers vulnerable to overspending, especially since many items will be considerably cheaper post-Christmas. We've compiled a list of things you should buy after the holidays.

A Debbie Downer Look at How the Holidays Can Go Wrong

If Chevy Chase taught us one thing in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation it's that the holiday season is fraught with unexpected danger! From cutting down the tree to carving the turkey, there are hundreds of things that could go wrong.

Black Friday 2014 Cheers & Jeers: What Store Had the Best Deals?

Everybody take a deep breath: Black Friday has come to an end. While there are still some Cyber Week sales to consider, and an onslaught of holiday promotions on the horizon, we can at least close the book on Black Friday 2014. Which retailers made the week awesome, and which just made the week more difficult?

More Than Free Shipping: 8 Perks to Amazon Prime

Since we're all about getting the most bang for your buck here at DealNews, we don't want you missing out on a single Prime-only service that you're entitled to. So we've put together this run-down of all the perks, including the lesser-known ones, you get with an Amazon Prime subscription.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in December

You may have skipped Black Friday, but you still need to buy holiday gifts. Maintain lots of holiday cheer by shopping wisely with our December buying guide. We've pored over the extensive DealNews archives from years past to guide you in your quest for the most savvy purchases in December.

Best Black Friday Freebies: Award-Winning Voice Recognition Software & Tons of Music

Give your wallet a break with our collection of today's best Black Friday freebies. Whether you're in need of new music or looking to fill your Android device with some apps, here are the best freebies you'll find. Be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the best Black Friday laptop freebies.

Don't Forget About Cyber Monday!

Sure, the deals are great on Black Friday, but don't forget that Cyber Monday is just around the corner! Sales will be starting as early as tomorrow, and the best way to save is to be prepared. Find out what to buy, where to buy it, and more with our Cyber Monday guides:

The Best Black Friday Ads: Our Final, Master List of Every Deal You'll Want This Week

Black Friday Week has come at last! The ads are in, and we're ready to present our definitive guide to the best Black Friday deals. Here you'll find all of our ad analyses in one convenient place, from TVs priced as low as $79 to a $5 tablet that's breaking all the rules. Read on to see all our final picks in TVs, laptops, tablets, electronics, and home goods.

Thanksgiving vs. Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: What to Buy Each Day

Black Friday is held up as the ultimate shopping day, but Thanksgiving actually offers more awesome deals; and Cyber Monday adds its own fair share of savings to the mix. However, if you're looking for a specific type of product, it's hard to know whether Thanksgiving, Black Friday, or Cyber Monday will give you the best chance to score that bargain — until you check out our handy guide.

Why Wait? 12 Black Friday Doorbusters You Can Buy NOW

Black Friday week is here and that means you can expect spectacular deals to appear at any time. However, unlike Friday's doorbusters, many of this week's early deals will release without fanfare. That's where we come in. We're shining a spotlight on the best Black Friday deals you can buy right now, so you can skip the lines and avoid the crowds.

In Case You Missed It: Recent DealNews Features

There's so much news to cover as we approach Black Friday and the holiday season, you might have overlooked some important information to guide your purchases. Here are some recent features you might have missed:

Black Friday 2014 Store Hours: Everyone's Opening on Thanksgiving

Over the years, Black Friday deals have creeped earlier and earlier into the week, and so far this year, a record number of stores will start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day. With many stores opening a full day early and remaining open right through to midnight on Friday, it's important for brick-and-mortar Black Friday shoppers to be well aware of store hours. We've listed opening times for each of the major retailers to help you plan your day accordingly.

Thanksgiving Will Top Black Friday for the Best Deals

One of the biggest myths about Black Friday is that the best deals will be on Friday itself. But if Black Friday is no longer the starting point, when should shoppers be looking? Find out why you might want to start shopping early this year.

Update: Best Black Friday Laptop Ads: $99 Budget Machine and $750 Powerhouse

Laptops are among the most sought-after and heavily-discounted devices on Black Friday. However, this year, laptop deals have been slow to surface, with few head-turning deals. But not all hope is lost. Below we've hand-selected the best Black Friday laptop deals we've seen.

Best Black Friday Xbox One Ads: Don't Buy Yours Without a Bundled Gift Card

The last time Black Friday rolled around, the Xbox One was a distinctly bad buy. But that's not the case these days! With significantly patched software and a robust library of games, gamers can finally feel good about adding an Xbox One to the cart. Read on to discover the best Xbox One Black Friday ads out there.