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Why You Should Say No to Layaway (And What You Should Do Instead)

The promise of layaway is alluring. What you would have to pay in cash — or put on a credit card, hoping to be able to pay it off when the bill comes — you can string out with regular payments over a couple of months. So what's the catch? Here's what to watch out for with layaway programs.

Black Friday TVs 2015: 60" Sets Will Offer the Best Bang for Your Buck

Of all the tech devices that go on sale during Black Friday, few items see as many discounts as televisions. This year, big-screen TVs will drop to affordably cheap prices, while smaller 32" TVs will hit bargain bin levels for deals.

What to Expect From Black Friday Airline Deals, Hotel Sales, and Vacations

If you're planning a vacation in the future (and who isn't?!), then it might be worth waiting for the Black Friday period to book. The popular shopping season will include big discounts on airfare, hotels, and even vacation packages, with savings of up to 90% off. Here's what you can expect to see this year.

Apple Black Friday 2015: iPads Will Be the Big Doorbuster, First Deal on the Apple Watch

While some Apple fans may think the only way to purchase iDevices is at full price, the truth is that the majority of Apple products will see various discounts, especially on Black Friday. But before you spend a dime at the Apple Store, check out our Black Friday predictions to find out how you can get Apple items at a fraction of the cost this year.

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?

The 10 Best Coupons of the Week: Bon-Ton, Macy's, Microsoft Store, Groupon

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Take $50 off a $100 order at Bon-Ton, score free shipping at Macy's, and save $100 on select Microsoft Store orders.

Black Friday Tablets 2015: Android Doorbusters & Lots of Deals on the iPad mini 4

If you're shopping for a tablet this Black Friday, we've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is it's been a rough year for tablet fans. The good news is that tablets are overdue for a comeback.

What to Expect From 2015 Columbus Day Sales

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.

Black Friday Video Games 2015: Xbox One & PS4 Bundles Will Offer the Best Value

Statistically speaking, you're probably shopping for a gamer this holiday season. Are you finally ready to drop some cash on a current-gen console? Will you fill your cart with 2015's hottest AAA titles? Or perhaps fill your hard drive with PC game downloads? No matter what your gaming goals are this Black Friday season, we've got the predictions to keep you — and your budget — happy.

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.

10 Recent Indie Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix

These 10 lesser-known fright flicks will have you ready for Halloween in no time; and with a Netflix subscription, they won't scare your wallet.

Best Women's Clothing Deals: Jeans for Under $10, Price Drop on a Sleek Sweater Dress

If you read our Black Friday predictions, then you're probably aware of all the great clothing sales that are coming in November. But that doesn't mean you need to hold off on all purchases for your wardrobe! Check out this week's roundup of the best clothing deals for items you should buy now.

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.

13 Things You Probably Pay Too Much For

Even deal-hunting pros like us are guilty of sometimes missing opportunities to save. From batteries in bulk to discounted gift cards, these deals are almost always available.

How to Save Money at Lenovo

Want to save money at Lenovo? Read our guide to find out what kind of sales you'll find at this computer seller.

How to Save Money at eBay

Want to save money at eBay? Read our guide to find out what kind of sales you'll find at this popular auction marketplace.

How to Save Money at Nine West

Want to save money at Nine West? Read our guide to find out what kind of sales you'll find at this popular shoe store.

How to Save Money at American Eagle Outfitters

Want to save money at American Eagle Outfitters? Read our guide to find out what kind of sales you'll find at this all-American clothier and lingerie store.

These 5 Deals Prove It's the Best Time to Buy Patio Furniture

Unless you live in the Arctic, hanging outside is not impossible in the fall. That works out nicely, because right now is one of the best times all year to buy patio furniture. Shop this week's best patio deals, and you'll save on dining sets, outdoor bars, and even umbrellas.

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.

Black Friday Beauty 2015: Amazon Will Offer Big Discounts on Drugstore Brands

Did you know that we see a big surge in beauty and grooming deals around Black Friday? Even if you like to wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping, there's really no better time to stock up on these popular gifts.

Black Friday Shoes 2015: Even Luxury Brands Will Go on Sale!

We tracked all kinds of shoe sales all the way back to 2011, and we're ready to take the mystery out of your Black Friday shopping with our 2015 predictions.

Black Friday Media Streaming Devices 2015: Big Discounts on Roku & Fire TV

Media streamers have gone from luxury items to near-necessities. Expect to see modest deals on the latest Apple TV this Black Friday, while the Roku and Amazon Fire TV will have bigger discounts.

Black Friday Clothing 2015: Tons of Stores Will Offer Their Best Sales of the Year

Few product categories are as consistently discounted on Black Friday as clothing. Stores tend to offer eerily similar sales and coupons every year, which gives us a lot of extremely reliable data when it comes to making predictions. Read on to see how 2015 is shaping up.

Black Friday Home Goods 2015: Appliances & Kitchen Deals Will Shine

It's time to look at Black Friday's most hotly anticipated category of consumer products: light bulbs! Okay, so purchases for the home might not be the sexiest things to buy during this monster shopping season. But you could potentially save hundreds on some big ticket items, including vacuums, washing machines, power tools, and kitchen appliances.

Black Friday Predictions 2015: Inside Info on the Most Likely Doorbusters!

Many items will be at their lowest price of the year during Black Friday, and it's not just electronics! But are these sales actually worth waiting for? If you want to know what the best Black Friday doorbusters will be this year, here's your early sneak peek!

Black Friday Laptop Deals 2015: You Won't Believe How Cheap Prices Will Get

As we approach Black Friday 2015, you may be wondering: How much can I expect to pay for a laptop this November? Fortunately, there will be price points for every budget. Bargain bin models will drop to eye-popping prices of $99 to $149, but even beefier mainstream systems will be unbelievably cheap this year.

Black Friday Smartphones 2015: 7 Ways Deals Will Be Completely Different This Year

With wireless carriers making the move to no-contract plans, what we know and can predict about smartphone pricing during this Black Friday season is in flux. The smartphone landscape hasn't just changed — we're on a whole new planet! Here's how this might affect deals this Black Friday.

Black Friday Toys 2015: Star Wars Toys Are Far, Far Away!

TVs and fancy electronics get most of the attention as Black Friday doorbusters, but toys are big news, too, because everyone's stocking up on holiday gifts. You and your kids can have a very merry holiday, if you know where to find the best toy deals during the Black Friday season and beyond.

Here's Where You Can Score Free Coffee Today!

Today is National Coffee Day, and many of our favorite coffee shops are celebrating with free cups of Joe throughout the day. Here's where you can get your caffeine fix, sans charge.