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Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2015

Almost every major retailer has unveiled their Black Friday ad by now, and even a week out, some of our predictions have been blown out of the water by lower prices. We looked at last year's top deal performers, and see that they are already gunning for a repeat this year.

10 Things NOT to Buy on Black Friday

Make no mistake: Black Friday will be full of killer deals. However, there are some items you shouldn't even bother looking for. Whether it's furniture deals you should have grabbed in the summer or gift cards that'll be cheaper in December, read on to discover the things that Black Friday forgot.

How to Save the Most on Holiday Travel: The Best Days to Buy and Fly

There really is no place like home for the holidays. The key is just getting there without breaking the bank. Here are tips for booking holiday air travel this year — and saving some money in the process.

Can You Guess How Much These People Paid for Their Costumes?

With Halloween almost here, we wanted to know what it takes to make an awesome costume. How much time and money would one have to invest, in order to impress one's friends? Last year, we went to New York Comic Con to interview cosplayers to find out!

What is Black Friday All About? When, Why, and How to Shop!

As the holiday season gets closer, you may start hearing the term "Black Friday" more and more. But what is it all about? Here are all the answers to your questions about shopping's biggest day, from history to significance, to how to make it work for you.

Staples Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving This Year

While most retailers scramble to open as early as possible on Thanksgiving Day, Staples has announced it will close its door for the holiday. Is this the start of a new trend?

Columbus Day Sales Have Started! Here's Where You Should Shop in 2015

For most stores, Columbus Day is October's main holiday. But with Black Friday just a few weeks away, it's easy to overspend on items that will be significantly cheaper next month. So we've created a list of Columbus Day sales that won't come with a serious case of buyer's remorse.

The First Black Friday Ad of 2015 is Here!

It's a good thing we just posted our Black Friday predictions, because the very first Black Friday ad is here! To kick off the holiday season, reading retailer Half Price Books released its 2015 Gift Guide — and the first page includes a brief mention of the store's Black Friday promotion.

8 Ways to Save on Candy, Costumes, and Spooky Decor for Halloween

From alternative treats to homemade decorations, these Halloween tips will scare your neighbors and not your wallet.

Don't Wait Until Black Friday! 9 Deals You Should Buy NOW

Black Friday will bring a multitude of deals on TVs, electronics, and apparel, but our deal experts have come up with 9 items you should buy this month while they're cheaper and still in stock.

10 Ways to Save Up for a Black Friday Doorbuster TV Deal

You might need a little more room in your budget to make some big purchases during the great Black Friday sales. Dining in, cutting cable, and more will help you save.

The Floodgates Are Open: The First Black Friday Ad is Here

Ready or not, Black Friday ads are here. To kick off the holiday season, we have our first sales circular leak courtesy of Black Friday veteran Harbor Freight. So now that the holiday seal is broken, here's what else you can expect from retailers in the coming weeks.

13 Ways Black Friday 2014 Will Be Different

Yes, it's only the first week of October, but it's time to start talking about Black Friday. After all, preparation is the best way to manage your expectations and get the best deals possible once the big day is upon us. In that spirit, here's our annual list of the ways in which Black Friday will be different this year!

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.

The First Black Friday Ad Has Arrived! And It's for a... Snow Globe?!

Every year at DealNews, we wait eagerly to see what the first Black Friday ad may be. Last year, Sprint leaked an ad for the Samsung Galaxy S3. This year, JCPenney kicks the season off with a teaser announcement about a titillating deal on a... snow globe?