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When Is the Gucci Private Sale?

When you hear "Gucci," the word "bargain" probably doesn't come to mind. But while this brand is never a budget pick, you can still score discounts on shoes, bags, clothing, and more during Gucci's rare sales. Here's the scoop on how to save.

'Leaked' Black Friday Ads Aren't Leaked, But You Should Still Read Them

Time to start on your wishlist! We spoke to an expert see how stores are making the most of Black Friday hype by "leaking" ads. Read on to see if any of these so-called leaks are real.

Save Big on Hunter Boots With These 2 Tips

Hunter's Wellington boots have adorned the feet of royals, celebrities, and soldiers alike. Here are two ways to snag these rain boots for the best possible price.

Blame It on the Rain: Your Complete Guide to Hunter Boots

In the decade since Kate Moss made Hunter Boots fashionable, the brand has become nearly synonymous with rain boots. If you're looking for your own pair of "wellies," our guide will help you select the right fit and style.

Here's Why You Should Be Skeptical of Early Black Friday Sales

It's tempting to start shopping as soon as stores use phrases like "Early Black Friday Sale" or "Black November." But our research clearly shows when the best deals are available.

You Only Have to Buy These 9 Things Once

In a world where it seems like phones, laptops, and TVs become outdated the minute you buy them, it helps to reflect on life's little one-time investments. Barring freak accidents and doomsday weather, you'll never need to buy certain pieces of art, jewelry, or cookware twice. Read on to see some of our favorites.

You Won't Believe You Can Rent These 8 Things

Renting takes a lot of heat because it's often perceived as "throwing money away." However, there are still times when renting actually makes better financial sense. We've rounded up some of the most surprising, most overlooked rent-ables around.

3 Reasons to Ditch Layaway for Holiday Shopping (and What to Do Instead)

Layaway is appealing: Buy now, pay later. But the benefits are rarely better than good old-fashioned shopping within your budget. Here's what to watch out for with layaway programs.

What to Expect From Lowe's Black Friday Sales in 2016

Whether you need to deck the halls or repair the walls, the Lowe's Black Friday sales have you covered. We've gathered up all the information on when to look for ads and how to save even more than advertised. Read on to save!

13 DIY Halloween Costumes for Pop Culture Nerds

Pop culture moves quickly, but these shared moments are prime inspiration for a clever Halloween costume. We've rounded up our favorite DIY pop culture outfits you can put together pretty easily on a budget — some cost less than $20!

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.

How to Get a Deal on a Halloween Costume 2016: Shop Walmart for Cheap Costumes and Decor

A selection of our favorite stores offer great prices on costumes, decor, and the requisite pumpkins in the lead up to Halloween, so we've determined where you can get the most bang for your buck.

When Does Elfa Shelving Go on Sale at The Container Store?

The highlight of The Container Store's lineup is its Elfa shelving systems, drawers, desks, and more. But as convenient as Elfa is, it can get a little pricey. Here's how you can save on this Container Store staple.

These 2 Features Help Men's Dress Shoes Last Forever

Men's dress shoes can be amazingly expensive — but spending on quality can actually save money in the long run. We took a look to see how men can get the most quality for their dollar at any price point.

The Top 5 Stores for Black Friday Deals Online in 2016

Don't waste your time and money this Black Friday week! Check out last year's top deal performers as they aim to repeat their success in 2016.

What to Expect From Walmart Black Friday Sales in 2016

Walmart shoppers seemed pleased with the megaretailer's simplified Black Friday sale campaign last year, and we expect it to return in 2016. We dug into the deal archives to tell you what to expect from Walmart's 2016 Black Friday sales.

10 Weird Products You Won't Believe Are Real

Trawling the internet every day here at DealNews, we get to see the very best of deals, the very worst of deals, and often, the outright bizarre. From flatulence-filtering underwear to Nicholas Cage pillow cases, we've seen it all.

Black Friday Shoe Predictions 2016: Boots and Sneakers Will Be HUGE

We've taken a hard look at the trends to see where you can score the best deals in your Black Friday shoe shopping.

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.

Black Friday Clothing Predictions 2016: Outerwear and Watches Will Be Hot Buys

Any big shopping trip needs a strategy, and Black Friday is no different! Here, we've rounded up our top tips on the best way to buy clothes on the busiest shopping day of the year.

5 of America's Best Cities to Visit in the Fall

Now that the summer heat is finally subsiding and pumpkin spice lattes are infusing the air, it's time to embrace the change of season and start planning a fall vacation. Many places around the country celebrate the season in their own special way, but we've picked out the five best places to visit this fall.

When Does Ralph Lauren Go on Sale?

Sales on Ralph Lauren items aren't uncommon, but not all of the iconic brand's sales are created equal. Here's the breakdown of the six best ways to save on Ralph Lauren.

Black Friday Home Goods Predictions 2016: Small Appliances & Coffee Makers Will Steal the Show

From small appliances to tools, we've created a "cheat sheet" so you know exactly where to shop for home goods once the Black Friday season arrives.

It's Finally National Coffee Day! Stores Offer Freebies and Discounts

To celebrate, many cafes are offering free cups of joe, so we've scoured the web to list the very best. Find out where you can score multiple free coffees, where you can get a totally free cappuccino... and who's not offering any deals at all.

Black Friday Beauty Predictions 2016: Amazon Deals Will Be Hot — and Fleeting

From low-stock Amazon deals to big-brand free sample offers, we've created a "cheat sheet" so you know exactly where to shop for health and beauty goods once the Black Friday season arrives.

Which Microsoft Surface Is Right for You?

For a tablet that even comes close to replacing your laptop, you can currently buy the Book, the Pro 4, or the 3... or none of these. We discuss the prices, specs, and uses of these would-be laptop-killers.

What to Expect From Columbus Day Sales 2016

Although it lives in the shadow of Black Friday, there are still plenty of great deals to be had during this holiday. Read on to find out where and what to shop during Columbus Day sales.

Black Friday Toy Predictions 2016: The Fabulous 15 Are Hard to Find

Fancy electronics get most of the attention during Black Friday, but the shopping holiday is a great time to stock up on holiday gifts like toys, too. Whether you're standing in for Santa, or just adding to your personal collection, we'll tell you the best times to get the greatest deals.

What to Expect From Toys 'R' Us Black Friday Sales in 2016

If you have kids — or are a kid at heart — you know that Toys "R" Us is a key retailer for Black Friday shopping. Read on for helpful tips on store hours, top deals, and more in our Toys "R" Us Black Friday guide.

Black Friday Video Game Predictions 2016: Clearance-Price Xbox One, PS3, and Wii U

Are you looking to grab a current-gen console before they're all gone for good? Will you fill your cart with 2016's hottest AAA titles? No matter what your gaming goals are this Black Friday season, we've got the predictions to keep you — and your budget — happy.

What to Expect From Amazon Black Friday Sales in 2016

With new deals every five minutes, you may get dizzy trying to keep up with Amazon's holiday sales. Read on for advice on how to successfully navigate Amazon's labyrinth of Black Friday deals.

Black Friday Laptop Predictions 2016: You Won't Believe How Cheap They'll Get

The prices on laptops have dropped throughout the year, making it easier than ever for almost anyone to find a suitable machine that doesn't cost a ton. And come Black Friday, the laptop deals will get even better. Find out which models and features offer the best value.