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5 Hotel Deals in Myrtle Beach, TripAdvisor's #1 Destination for 2014

When you think of Myrtle Beach, your mind probably conjures up an image of miles and miles of pristine coastline lapped by the Atlantic Ocean, and that's precisely why the town has become the number one 2014 destination on TripAdvisor. Inside, we listed our top five Myrtle Beach hotel deals that will save you money while making sure you stay oceanfront and comfortable.

How to Choose the Best Sleeping Bag for Camping

Camping in the fall can be a delight, but at the end of the day, your comfort depends on picking the right sleeping bag for the weather and your needs. How do you make the right choice? Here are the factors you should consider, and some deals to make the purchase even easier.

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

To celebrate National Coffee Day today, a host of our favorite stores are promoting fair trade brews while offering free cups of Joe and some big discounts on the good stuff. Luckily for you addicts out there, we've listed some of the best of these offers to keep you alert, awake, and anxious while saving a cup-ful of bucks.

Shop the Best Early Halloween Sales on Costumes, Decor, and More

October is still days away, but that hasn't stopped a ton of merchants from releasing spook-tacular Halloween coupons and discounts. That means you can scoop up this year's more popular offerings now, and get to skip the mad Halloween rush later. Read on to see the best early Halloween deals from the Disney Store, Pottery Barn Kids, Spirit Halloween, and more!

10 Deals from Ralph Lauren to Outfit Your Whole Family

There aren't many designer brands that offer attractive, affordable apparel for your whole family (including the dog!), but Ralph Lauren is one of them. And now is the perfect time to stock up, because the site is taking 25% off select styles, including sale items, via coupon code "RLGIVE14". Plus, all orders bag free shipping. That's a rare combination of a discount and no-minimum free shipping.

Get a Jump Start on Preparing Your Home and Garden for Fall

With its brisk weather and colored leaves, fall is a beautiful time of year. But if you're not prepared, the cold air will soon invade your home, and those lovely leaves can make a mess of your gutters and yard. Make sure you're equipped for those upcoming fall chores with these tips and tools.

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.

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

October is a tricky month for deals — we're so close to November (and Black Friday) that we can almost taste it, so you're better off waiting until next month to buy. But don't overlook October entirely! There are a handful of items that are actually better buys this month.

Spirit Airlines Will Raise Checked Baggage Fee for the Holidays

Spirit Airlines has made something of a hobby of courting public ill will. But its recent move to increase baggage charges during the holidays leaves the airline looking more like Ebenezer Scrooge than ever.

Week's 10 Best Coupons: Get 40% Off at Tommy Hilfiger, $5 Off $50 at Target

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. Trim $5 off your $50 order at Target, save an extra 40% off Tommy Hilfiger outlet items, and snag a $6 pizza from Pizza Hut.

When to Buy a Mac or Apple Device: Save Money With Careful Timing

These days, Apple deals are easy to find, but when you buy your Apple kit is just as important as where you buy it. We took a deep look at the deal life cycle of four landmark Apple devices, and as it turns out, you can save a sizable sum right before, and after, an Apple device is updated.

When to Get the Best Price on a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air has gone from being Apple's priciest notebook to being its cheapest, entry-level machine; just this April, Apple refreshed its 11" MacBook Air for the fourth time and simultaneously lowered the retail price to $899. That cut was unexpected, but appreciated — namely because it has driven deals prices for the MacBook Air to new lows. If you're on the hunt for a MacBook Air deal, when can you expect the best prices?

When to Get the Best Price on an iPad

The rumor mill has been buzzing for some time now, and the word is that Apple will release new iPads in October. That wouldn't be surprising since the company did so last year too. While this predictability is great for Apple soothsayers who are excited about the new hotness, it's also extremely useful for the dealhunter, because it becomes easier to predict when you'll find the best deals.

When to Get the Best Price on an iPhone

Although iPhone deals were initially hard to come by, retailers like Walmart and Best Buy have now changed the deal industry by discounting new iPhones just days after their announcement. So bargain hunters are faced with a new dilemma: When exactly can you get the best deal on the iPhone of your choice? We took a look at our deals from the past three years to find out how discounts roll out during the life cycle of Apple's smartphone.

Fall Airfare is on the Rise: Why You Should Book Thanksgiving Travel Soon

Is it time to start booking your Thanksgiving trip home already? Our deals suggest that it is. And while flexible travelers might be able to wait a while before booking their flights, we recommend that anyone with specific "Thanksgiving dates" take advantage of one of our current airfare sales and book now to lock down a good price.

How 'Frozen' and the World Series Will Affect Your Shopping This Fall

If you're a retailer hoping to cash in on unpredictable events like sports championships or costume trends, it becomes something of both a science and a gamble. To find out how different kinds of stores work the stocking game year round — and how shoppers can benefit — we spoke with a retail expert to get the inside scoop.

Money & Laundering: A Guide to Finding the Right Washer and Dryer

Whether you're buying your first washer to eliminate trips to the laundromat, or replacing a decade-old workhorse, the options now available on the market make for a confusing buying decision. But picking out a new washer and dryer doesn't have to be a complicated choice: we'll walk you through what is and isn't important to try to help you make the best buying decision.

Sound the Alarm: A Guide to Home Security Basics

Considering there's a burglary in the U.S. every 15 seconds, a home security system can provide peace of mind and keep your belongings — and family — safe from intruders. We spoke to several experts about how to research and plan your home security system appropriately, so that your investment pays off.

VIDEO: Ever Get Into a Fight Over Airplane Seats?

In the past week, there have been three separate instances where a flight had to land early, because passengers got into fights over reclining seats. With airlines shoving more and more people into smaller and smaller spaces, is this the new normal for flights? Our experts discuss how to deal with personal space violations on airplanes.

Which NFL Team Will Offer the Best Return on Your Investment in 2014?

Most fans can agree that it's exciting to root for a team that wins. But being the budget-minded folks that we are, we won't settle for merely supporting the teams that win the most. Ideally, the perfect team would offer a happy medium between cost and winning potential. So, which NFL team this year will offer the greatest return on your investment?

DealTip: We're Not Just Deals! Check Out Our In-Depth Articles

Did you know that we also provide you with expert advice on consumer topics, so you can make more informed buying decisions? Check out all of our buying guides, analyses of consumer trends, consumer news, price trends, product reviews, tech news, rumors, humor, videos, and a whole lot more in our Features section. We don't just give you the deal, we teach you how to get a deal.

How to Find Men's Dress Shoes That Will Last for Decades

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 Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

With summer ending and Black Friday season not yet here, September is an odd time for deals; but it's not without its charms! We've mined the extensive DealNews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from the past few summers to find out what are the best and worst things to buy in September.

All of Our Tools & Hardware Buying Guides, in One Place

DealNews is always bringing you the best tool and hardware deals; and now, we've compiled all of our tool-buying guides into one place. Whether you want to know more about drills, ladders, or an emergency automotive kit, check out our tools and hardware hub.

What to Expect from 2014 Labor Day Sales

Pack up the grills and bust out the sweaters, folks: Labor Day heralds the end of summer! Labor Day sales are a great time to score end-of-summer travel deals and patio furniture clearance. Unfortunately, September's relative proximity to November means you're bound to run into some pre-Black Friday price increases — which is why Labor Day isn't the time to buy a plasma TV.

Guess Which Popular Laptop Brand Actually Offers Amazing TV Deals

Dell's name is synonymous with budget computers, so it's no surprise that the home of the Inspiron is the last place you'd turn to for TV deals. However, although Dell lacks the physical presence of its brick-and-mortar rivals, it's beating both Best Buy and Walmart in the art of the TV deal.

Not Sure What to Watch on Netflix? Here Are Our Favorite Movies & TV Shows

Summer is almost over, but if you're anything like us, you might still be suffering from the boredom that comes when your favorite shows are on hiatus. That's when your trusty Netflix subscription can come in handy. We polled the DealNews staff for their favorite TV and movie suggestions so you can dive into something new. Do you agree with our picks?

Laptop Buying Guide: What to Know Before You Make a Purchase

Shopping for a new laptop can be tough. What kind of processor is best? Should you go for an ultrabook or a hybrid? How much RAM do you need anyway? Fear not, we're here to help with our laptop buying guide.

Why You Probably Shouldn't Spend More Than $600 on a Laptop for College

Many students actually have fairly light needs when it comes to computing. All the bells and whistles can push laptops into the $1,000+ price territory, but do you need it? We look at which students might have heavier needs, and which can be satisfied with most mainstream laptops, in our college laptop buying guide.

The Pros & Cons of a Tablet for a Student, at 3 Different Price Points

We listed tablets as one of the 10 things you shouldn't buy a college student. However, according to recent figures, tablets came in right behind laptops as the top two devices parents intend to buy for their kids this school year — beating out even scientific calculators and cell phones! In order to help you decide whether to take the student tablet plunge, here's the full breakdown on tablets for every budget.

Move Beyond the Microwave: Basic Cookware Buying Guide

We cut through the noise to round up the basics – the most durable, versatile, and affordable cookware you need to get started. We even looked at where you might splurge, and when you might want more specialized products. Read below to see how to get the most value for basic cookware.

Turntable Buying Guide: What to Look for in New & Used Record Players

We may be living in a digital world where you can hold thousands of albums in the palm of your hand, but an ever-increasing portion of the listening public is eschewing the convenience of MP3s for a seemingly anachronistic format: the vinyl record. If you're ready to go retro, make sure you know what to look for when buying a turntable.