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What to Expect from Valentine's Day Deals

Though it's not an official holiday, Valentine's Day is still a big day for many retailers. And while we'll see discounts on everything from roses to jewelry, not every promotion is worth your time or money. To separate Cupid's hits from his misses, we researched past Valentine's Day sales to help you find your significant other the right Valentine's Day gift at the right price.

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 buy certain things like winter apparel or early Valentine's Day gifts.

After Christmas Sales 2013: Expect Especially Good Deals This Year

For consumers, After Christmas sales mean deep discounts on the stuff you want to buy. We combed through some of 2012's best post-Christmas promotions to uncover which of this year's After Christmas sales will be worth your time, and what kind of discounts can you expect.

8 Hidden Holiday Costs and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to holiday spending, we're all about making the most of our budget. And that means more than just getting great deals on wish list items. To avoid overspending this holiday, we recommend taking a look at these eight expenditures that offer wiggle room for extra savings.

6 Things Not to Buy Before Christmas

Not everyone has the luxury of giving gifts after the holidays are over, but if you're looking to fill your own holiday stocking, take heed of the shopping list below filled with six products you should buy after Christmas.

Ways to Bring More Bacon Into Your Life

They say that money can't buy happiness, but money can buy bacon — and bacon is bliss. But how much bacon is too much? We wanted to see what life would be like if we indulged our every porky whim and incorporated bacon into all aspects of our daily life.

Finally! Proof That It's More Cost Effective to Grow Your Own Roses for V-Day

If you're like us, then every time Valentine's Day comes around, you think: "Hey, I wonder if I could save money over the course of, let's say, 50 years if I just grew my own roses instead of shelling out $60 each time for a bouquet!" Well we decided it was finally time for this age-old theory to be put to the test.

Men Will Spend $176 This Valentine's Day, Women Will Only Spend Half That

While money can't buy you love, it can certainly buy a very romantic night out. Valentine's Day spending is expected to only modestly increase this year, but that still amounts to a staggering $18.6 billion total. Here's how Valentine's Day breaks down by the numbers.

What to Expect from Presidents' Day Sales

Presidents' Day is coming up, and many consider it to be the retail industry's first major sales weekend of the year. But what kind of deals will we encounter next week? We combed through our archives of Presidents' Day bargains from last year to offer some guidance for 2013.

Valentine's Day Gifts That Seem Expensive But Really Aren't

Valentine's Day is a time-honored celebration of love, and it's natural to want to give the world to those you love. But if your budget is thin this year, fret not! There are a variety of gifts you can buy that seem a lot more expensive than they really are.

5 Kitchen Deals: Best Home Depot Appliance Sale, 21-Piece Knife Set for $21

You may have noticed from your holiday entertaining that no matter where you want your guests to congregate, they always wind up in the kitchen. And it's that kind of attention that requires a well-stocked cupboard. Today's kitchen deals are varied and include nearly everything but the kitchen sink!

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January

After all the shopping you likely did for the holidays, you may be looking forward to a month without having to whip out your credit card. But January is an excellent month to bag deals on select items, like winter apparel or fitness equipment. 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.

Will There Be More Free Expedited Shipping Upgrades This Year?

The pressure is on to get all of your online shopping done in time for Christmas, but what happens if you miss all the standard shipping deadlines? Our deal archives show that soon enough, many online retailers will begin to offer discounted expedited shipping. But when can you expect these promotions, and from what stores?

Mother, Mom, and Mommy: A Guide to Mother's Day Gifts for Every Type of Lady

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and trust us, even though she says she doesn't want anything, she will appreciate a token of your love for her on this day. What that token should be, however, really depends on the kind of lady your mother is. Here's our essential guide for selecting the perfect Mother's Day gift.

Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gifts: Free Food, Candlelight Dinners, Flowers

Today is Valentine's Day, and you still haven't decided how to express your love for her? While we don't necessarily recommend following your wallet over your heart, today we've found the best last-minute Valentine's Day gifts for those with emptier hands and pockets. From Krsipy Kremes to FTD and Amazon, it will be happy Valentine's Day after all.

Red Roses, Green Values: Where to Shop for Sustainable Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine's Day is an easy holiday to tackle if you're thinking romance, baubles, and spoiling your sweetie. But if you're not keen on spoiling the environment in the process, the selection becomes a bit more restricted. Stay away from actual green roses and chocolates, and consider these five vendors whose array of Valentine's Day gifts will honor both your Valentine and our lady Mother Earth.

Happy Early Valentine's Day! I Got You Deals on Flowers, Candy, and Jewelry

T minus three weeks until Valentine's Day. And in the spirit of love, we've brought you these five deals on flowers, candy, and of course jewelry. What lady doesn't love roses, fine chocolate, or Swarovski? And what gent wants to be empty-handed come February 13? Thought so. See how easy we've made this?

Credit Where Credit is Due: 5 Credit Deals for Your Favorite Merchants

Some deals are a no-brainer, and that includes discounted credits for your favorite stores. If you're sure to be shopping at American Apparel in the near future, for example, then why not jump on a deal that takes 50% off a credit? Inside, we've rounded up five deals that will please your closet, taste buds, and iTunes library.