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Virgin Mobile's New Smartphone Plan Offers À La Carte Access with a Catch

Virgin Mobile's latest prepaid plan could radicalize the way we look at mobile carriers. Debuting on August 9th, Virgin Mobile Custom gives subscribers the unprecedented ability to tailor their plans down to their precise needs. Sound tempting? There's a catch.

Give It A Try: Our Guide To Free Samples

Getting something for nothing is a thrill, but it’s also a great way to give a new product a test-run before you decide to shell out real money for it. Tons of companies and retailers are eager to get their products out there, but you have to know where to find them. We rounded up the best ways to score free samples online and off, plus advice on avoiding scams and managing all of the marketing messages that come with free stuff.

Power Tools for the Garden: From Chainsaws to Leaf Blowers

Who doesn't love a beautiful lawn with perfectly uniform grass immaculately manicured? These outdoor landscapes involve hard work, planting, cultivating, weeding, pruning, and harvesting. Fortunately, we live in an age where power tools can alleviate some of the hard work necessary to bring about a handsome garden and lawn.

Everything You Need to Sell Your Old iPhone to Pay for the iPhone 6

When and where to sell your old iPhone can be a real head-scratcher. iPhones retain their value better than any other smartphone brand, but the value of older iPhones will fall immediately when the iPhone 6 is released, and it will keep on dropping as more and more people sell or trade-in their current iPhone in order to upgrade. To help you avoid this fate, we've compiled a guide to how to get the most for your old iPhone.

You Can Fly to These 5 Cities in Europe for as Little as $153 Each Way

Currently, Norwegian Airlines is offering flights to Europe that save a whopping $1,815 on select routes, which makes the idea of a European vacation seem far more affordable. Here are the top five destinations to hit up during this sale.

Tommy Hilfiger Brought Back Its Cyber Monday Sale: Here Are the 10 Best Buys

This week, Tommy Hilfiger is offering a discount that's akin to what the store offers on the biggest shopping day of the year, Cyber Monday. Take full advantage of the coupon by purchasing these savvy finds.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

August is a fantastic month for shopping, but you still need to shop wisely. Back-to-school sales and state sales tax holidays mean laptop deals are hot — but watch out for Apple's notoriously bad discounts. That, plus travel, patio furniture, and more!

Back-to-School Savings: Cowboom, Sears, & Amazon are Top of the Class

Preparing to head back to school for a new term, whether you're big or small, is rarely a joyous affair. But some of our favorite stores are offering school-ready tech items, clothing, and backpacks at prices worth celebrating. We've rounded up the very best back-to-school sales.

Majoring in Affordability: Ways to Cut Down on Costs for College

In case you haven't noticed, we're in a lot of student loan debt. As of the end of 2013, the figure had soared to $1.08 trillion. But if you're willing to get creative and consider alternative approaches, you can cut down on some of the big expenses.

Every State That Offers a Sales Tax Free Weekend in 2014

Tax holidays are ideal for back-to-school shoppers who need new clothes or supplies, while anyone who wants to upgrade to a new computer can avoid a hefty sales tax fee. Find out if and when your state participates.

This Amazing 5-Star 'Garden of Ireland' Deal Has Dropped $678 in Price

A few months ago, we were thrilled to find a deal on stays at the lovely Powerscourt hotel in Ireland (a personal favorite), and we sang its praises in a feature. This week however, we found an even better deal that knocks an additional $400 off the price, so we're back again with reasons why you should really consider booking a trip to the Emerald Isle.

Video Review: Is a Ziploc Bag as Good as a Waterproof Case for Your Gadget?

The beach. Water parks. The toilet. These are all places where your beloved iPhone can find itself taking a nasty, warranty-voiding bath. Several items on the market purport to keep your gadgets dry in these situations, but how well do they really work? And do you have to spend a lot to get acceptable water protection?

Is This the Worst Way to Cram People Onto an Airplane?

Since airfare is the primary source of income for airlines, they're always looking for ways to cram more and more people onto each flight. To that end, Airbus, a manufacturer of flying machines, has registered a patent for a unique solution to this problem. How would you fit more people on a flying machine? Join the discussion!

5 Not-To-Miss Asian Destinations with Singapore Airlines

The Far East is an intoxicating mix of exotic foods, ancient temples, and sweeping landscapes juxtaposed with futuristic design and neon signs. Currently, Singapore Air is having a sale on flights to select Asian destinations, so we've put together five not-to-miss Asian destinations to take advantage of these cheap rates.

Everything You Need to Shop Back-to-School Sales and Save for College

College tuition continues to increase, which makes saving on the little things — like laptops and clothing — all the more important. Check out all our back-to-school guides for expert guidance on how to save.

How to Get the Best Deal on a Back-to-School Laptop

Fortunately, shoppers can expect to find better-than-average laptop deals for back-to-school. But as with any big purchase, a little research and planning can go a long way to ensure you buy a system that's right for you. Follow our guide to see what you can expect from this summer's best sales.

Kitchen 101: 2 Chefs Plug Us in to the Best Electric Appliances

The right electric kitchen appliances can speed up your cooking and help you look like a pro. DealNews spoke to two expert chefs for tips on how to deck out your kitchen, with an emphasis on quality devices.

10 Things NOT to Buy Your College-Bound Student

College is expensive, and not just because of tuition; students need lots of things as they live and work away from home. Here's a list of items that you should not buy your matriculating student, as they head back to school. Your wallet will thank us!

A Buyer's Guide to the Best Activewear and Workout Clothes

The best clothes for exercise can help keep you dry and irritation free, and thereby improve your performance. Here are our tips on which sweaty gym rags are actually worth a little more.

Everything You Need to Find the Best Coupon Codes

One of the most common mistakes that a shopper can make is to forget about the potential savings from a coupon. Many people see a sale and neglect to do the simple research required to see if there's a code out there that will make it even sweeter. If this sounds like you, don't fret; we're here to help you change your ways!

The Most Common Days for Stores to Release Coupons

Knowing when stores are more likely to release new coupons allows you to strategize for savings — and perhaps save some time looking for discounts in the process. We've taken a close look at the best days to find new coupons using information from our coupon database.

Come Away With Me: Top 7 Romantic Vacation Deals

Take a quickie vacation to Vegas, travel by train around Europe, or kiss under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. We've put together 7 top romantic getaways to save you time and money, so that you can whisk your loved one away without having to sell any family heirlooms.

Everything You Need to Get Free Stuff Online

We all love to get things for free, and there are many opportunities throughout the year to do so. There are your standard everyday freebies, as well as specific points throughout the year in which you can snag something for free. Here's where you'll find all the best ways to get free stuff.

PlayOn Review: Is This TV Streaming & Recording Software Worth It?

PlayOn and PlayLater claim to make cord-cutting possible once and for all. We decided to see for ourselves, and it turns out the latter in particular offers some interesting features that any media-junky can appreciate.

FTC Accuses T-Mobile of Knowingly Charging Customers for Scam Fees

The FTC proposes that T-Mobile has been knowingly profiting from "cramming" scams, in which third party retailers bill customers through another service provider. Since the carrier's bills often don't itemize third-party charges, they have been difficult for consumers to spot. In fact, the FTC estimates that only one in 20 victims are even aware that they're being habitually charged.

How to Predict Deals From the 7 Hottest Stores for Coupons

Since our coupon database has a wealth of codes from the best vendors on the Internet, we were able to find distinct patterns from the hottest seven retailers on our site. Here's how to predict deals for these top stores.

Planning a 4th of July Road Trip? Gas Prices Will Be at Their Highest Since 2008

Before we whip out our credit cards for those upcoming 4th of July sales, we're here to share some Independence Day-themed stats that are sure to pique curious consumer minds. For example: More people will take a road trip during the 4th of July weekend this year, but gas will be at its highest price since 2008.

You Don't Have to Rob a Casino to Stay in Las Vegas: 5 Hot Vegas Hotel Deals

With 17 of the 20 biggest hotels in the U.S. situated in its city limits, Vegas is an ever-evolving fantasy land where just about anything goes. And, thanks to our hotel deals, you don't have to rob a casino to be able to stay in Sin City.

Android TV: The Streaming Market is About to Get Crowded

Between the Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon's nascent Fire TV, the set-top streaming box has finally come into its own. But now, it looks like Google is poised to push this technology into even more living rooms.

Gaming Laptop Buying Guide: What Specs Do You Need?

A "good gaming laptop" used to be an oxymoron, and "cheap gaming laptop" still might be one. But our gaming laptop buying guide covers the most important parts of any system, helping gamers find the high-end processing and graphics that still fit most budgets.

Aereo Loses Supreme Court Case, Will Now Pay Big Fees in Order to Stream TV

In a divided 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of the broadcasters in ABC v. Aereo. This ruling leaves the future of Aereo and its many subscribers in limbo, as the TV-streaming service will now be forced to pay hefty fees in order to continue providing content for subscribers.

The Best 4th of July Sales: A Holiday for Gamers, Fashionistas

The 4th of July is a great time to bust out the fireworks, grill up some hot dogs, celebrate our nation's birth — and, if you can find the time, do a bit of shopping. Wondering what you'll find in this year's 4th of July sales? We dug into our archives from 2012 and 2013 to get a preview.