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12 Things NOT to Buy on Black Friday

The day following Thanksgiving is a seemingly endless smorgasbord of incredible deals upon which to feast. But not every Black Friday deal is truly buy-worthy. We've made a list of a dozen things you should skip over.

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

Not everything has its best-of-the-year price on Black Friday! Cars, patio furniture, and even jeans are all at their best prices in October.

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.

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!

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?

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.

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?