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When Is Your State's Tax Free Weekend in 2016?

There are 17 states with tax free weekends this year, mostly (but not entirely) for back-to-school shopping. We've made a list of when and where you can take advantage, and all the things that will be eligible for savings.

15 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free. Happily, with a little patience and creativity, you can almost always find things ranging from music to a month of Amazon Prime being given away for nothing.

Rumors: Is Samsung Working on a Flexible Smartphone?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about iTunes, Goonies, bendable phones, and more? Neither are we! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the internet into the Rumor Roundup!

Don't Sweat It! 9 Tips for Getting Air Conditioning on a Budget

Americans spend $11 billion a year cooling their homes. But with these tips on how to choose an air conditioner and maximize its effectiveness, you can keep those costs under control.

11 Tips for Buying at Yard Sales and Selling on eBay

If you're a yard sale newbie but want to become the next great American Picker, you're at a disadvantage. You don't know the intricacies, and a great many of them can only be learned through experience. Here are 11 things we wish we'd known when we first started hitting yard sales.

Here's Where to Look for Deals on Father's Day Gifts This Year

Everyone is looking for neckties and power tools for Father's Day, but do you know where to go and what discounts to expect? We do! We also look at less common gift ideas for dads.

5 Things to Buy in June (and 3 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

The first full month of summer means hot deals on... lingerie and donuts? Plus, get the lowdown on summer apparel, grills, laptops, and more.

Retailers Giving Back: Shop These Memorial Day Deals for Veterans!

In an effort to show their appreciation this Memorial Day, some retailers are teaming up with SheerID to offer exclusive discounts to military members and their families. We've rounded up the best Memorial Day deals for veterans, those on active duty, reservists, National Guardsmen and women, retirees, and their families.

Game Developers Were Caught Inflating Prices for Steam's Summer Sale

Some companies were caught inflating prices ahead of the Steam Summer Sale, so they could exaggerate later discounts. Here are some titles to be wary of.

14 Father's Day Gifts to Avoid

Father's Day is almost here. To avoid an awkward situation, here's a list of 14 awful gift ideas to avoid. Your dad won't say "Thank you," but you'll know that he was thinking it, while repressing those feelings because that's what society tells men they have to do.

VIDEO: Who Uses Voicemail, Anyway?

JPMorgan has turned off voicemail service for many of their employees since so few use it, and it saves millions. In this short video, our experts discuss better ways of communicating.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy Each Month of the Year

To you, intrepid deal-finder, shopping is both art and science. It takes hard work, planning, and a bit of luck. We can't help with that last part, but we can help with your preparation.

Netflix Added New Movies to its Streaming Library This Week

On January 1, Netflix removed a slew of titles from its streaming library as a result of licensing agreements that came to an end. According to Mashable though, the movie site has also added several new titles.

Amazon and Walmart Will Offer Store Credit for Late Christmas Deliveries

Despite adamant claims that gifts would arrive in time for Christmas, it appears that many people were left empty-handed for the holidays. And while UPS and others scramble to complete all those backlogged deliveries, some retailers are attempting to make amends with customers.

5 for $25: The Top-Reviewed Indie Games from Steam's Summer Sale

It's time for the Steam Summer Sale, those few days out of the year where thousands of bargain-browsing gamers say, "Hey, why not, I'm sure I'll play it sometime." But wait! Stay your pretty hand! Instead of making a purchase that you'll regret, we've gathered the top five games from the sale that collectively come to a neat sum of $25.

The 6 Most Commonly Stolen Items May Surprise You

Organized retail crime costs the industry $30 billion a year. And while that number alone may shock you, we're more surprised by what people are stealing.

Deal Highlight: High-End Ivy Bridge Laptops Coming in at All-Time Low Prices

We've mentioned before that laptop prices will drop now that Intel has unveiled its newest processor, but we've typically focused on budget configurations. Today's Editors' Choice deal on a beefed up HP dv6t, however, shows that even high-end laptops are seeing all-time low prices.

Deal Highlight: A Kindle Fire Sale Just as NOOK Is Predicted to Fail

Analysts have been predicting the NOOK's demise for a while, which means Amazon's Kindle line may be the way to go for those hesitant of the shaky Barnes & Noble device. And as luck would have it, we found two exceptionally good Kindle Fire deals today, including a rare discount on the current generation tablet and an all-time low price on a refurbished model.

Avoid Intel's New Haswell CPUs, Buy Ivy Bridge Laptops Now

On Monday, Intel will officially debut its fourth generation Core processors, code name Haswell. For tech aficionados, the new chips mean it's time for a new laptop. But for bargain hunters, Haswell means another round of price cuts on Intel's Ivy Bridge systems. With prices already near all-time lows, how much cheaper can laptop deals get?

Amazon Mirrors Netflix, Will Produce Its Own Original "TV" Series

Earlier this year, Amazon had a pretty unique idea – produce TV pilots and let the viewers decide which ones would become the site's first original programming. Now Amazon has given the green light to five shows, which will air later this year. But are any of them worth the Prime subscription?

This Tea Kettle Isn't Supposed to Look Like Hitler

It's a safe assumption that no national retailer wants its name associated with Hitler, but JCPenney has unfortunately fallen victim to the mania of internet memes.