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Best Toy Deals: $80 Off a Quadcopter Drone, Frozen Vanity for $35

You already know that Black Friday will offer spectacular toy sales, but several merchants have jumped the gun. If you're looking to avoid the holiday toy rush, you can stock up on awesome gifts now with our roundup of the week's best toy deals. Grab great discounts on popular properties like Frozen and Monsters Inc., or send imaginations soaring with $80 off a quadcopter drone.

Let's Discuss: Are Black Friday Ad 'Leaks' Actual Leaks?

This week, a Black Friday deal leaked when a LEGO fanatic received an order that somehow included the Black Friday promotional item for next month. What a clumsy mistake... or was it? We look at the reality of Black Friday ad "leaks."

Best Laptop Deals: A Budget Model That's Close to Black Friday Pricing, More

This week's best laptop deals include a wide range of configurations, from a budget system that comes within $22 of our Black Friday price prediction, to a high-end gaming rig. Also on sale are mid-level machines for moderate users.

Prepare Your Car to Avoid an Auto Disaster This Winter

But there are more driving dangers this time of the year than others. Freezing temperatures, snow, and ice are settling across most of the country, and elsewhere wet leaves and early sunsets can make driving less-traveled roads a little more dangerous. To ensure the safety of you and your entourage as you embark on your holiday travel plans, it's smart to take steps to winterize your car now.

DrivePop's Double Cross: What to Do When an "Unlimited Deal" Expires

DrivePop's offer of "unlimited lifetime" cloud backup service for a fixed, up-front price turned out to be too good to be true. Can consumers do anything when a company cancels an unlimited deal?

Top 5 Stores for the Best Black Friday Deals Online in 2014

We've rounded up the top five stores that will slash the most price tags and flaunt the best sales during Black Friday week this year. And interestingly enough, we've got a big upset alert, as Walmart dropped from the number two spot on our list.

Best Shoe Deals: Save $25 on adidas Sneakers, Crocs Work Shoes for $18

As much as we'd all like to wait for Black Friday's huge shoe sales, sometimes you need a new pair now. In this week's roundup of the best shoe deals, you'll find practical styles at perfect prices. Score a pair of Alpine Swiss wingtip oxfords at $41 off, save $25 on some adidas sneakers, and grab a pair of Crocs work shoes for just $18.

Americans Will Spend $2.2 Billion on Halloween Candy This Year

Boooooo! That's an expression of discontent for a holiday without any numbers to define the consumer trends. But there's no need to get your Superman tights in a bunch. We've been stirring the cauldron night and day to deliver the digits to delight the demon shopper in us all.

When to Buy Apple's New iPad Air 2 Tablet

It's been less than 24 hours since Apple's iPad announcement, yet we already know of one likely way to save $80 on the new iPad Air 2 — wait for Black Friday. Last year, the now-defunct iPad Air saw incredible deals during Black Friday week with retailers slashing its price to $429, while others bundled it with generous $75 and $100 gift cards. Here's what you can expect in the coming days.

10 Exercise Essentials From Nike's Columbus Day Sale to Keep You on Track

As the cold, grey winter approaches, it can be hard to stay motivated to keep up your exercise routine. Nike takes up to 50% off as part of its Columbus Day Sale, so we've chosen some items that might help knock out your excuses, or even get you excited to work out.

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.

Thanksgiving Will Top Black Friday for the Best Deals

One of the biggest myths about Black Friday is that the best deals will be on Friday itself. But if Black Friday is no longer the starting point, when should shoppers be looking? And is Cyber Monday as good as it seems?

Stampedes, Stocks, and Savings: 16 Black Friday Myths Busted

For seasoned shoppers, Black Friday offers an endless array of best-of-year sales. However, not all the deals are good, and for the uninitiated, Black Friday can be overwhelming. Plus, with so many conflicting views on the holiday, it can be easy for a shopper to "do it wrong." So we're here to dispel the Black Friday myths from reality so you can shop smartly this year.

5 Seasonal Coffee Drinks, Taste-Tested and Reviewed

According to a study on coffee drinking trends for 2014, 34% of Americans consume gourmet coffee beverages daily, up 3% from last year. So we took a look at five autumn beverages offered by national coffee and tea chains, concoctions both hot and cold — in more ways than one. Here's how they stacked up and went down.

Black Friday Game & Toy Predictions 2014: You'll Actually Find 'Frozen' Deals!

While TVs and other electronics get all the attention as Black Friday doorbusters, toys and video games have emerged to be a weighty presence during the shopping holiday. If you're a gamer or adult who has kids' toys on the brain, it's a good time to score an Editors' Choice deal. So what prices and sales can you expect to see?

Black Friday Streaming & Blu-ray Predictions for 2014: 80% Off Popular Movies

With the trend towards cable cutting growing ever stronger, shoppers are increasingly interested in streaming media devices that allow them to cast movies, shows, and general videos to their big-screen TVs. Black Friday will bring a wealth of discounts on the myriad options now available. And for those of you who still prefer having the physical copy in-hand, we're also expecting amazing deals on Blu-ray movies as well.

Black Friday Beauty Predictions for 2014: BOGO Sales on Steroids

We tend to focus on techy things for the Black Friday predictions, but that doesn't mean the soft goods retailers aren't crushing it, too. For instance, did you know that we see a big surge in beauty and grooming deals around Black Friday?

Black Friday Shoe Predictions for 2014: Watch Out for Shipping Requirements

Shoe lovers may find themselves doing a bit of gambling on Black Friday — do you buy that coveted pair the minute the price drops, or wait for Cyber Monday and potentially score a better deal? Fortunately for you, we tracked in-store and online shoe sales all the way back to 2011, and we're ready to take the mystery out of your Black Friday shopping with our 2014 predictions.

Apple Black Friday Predictions for 2014: The New iPad Air Will Be on Sale

Contrary to what many people think, Apple items do go on sale, and Black Friday is an especially good time to snag a deal on an iDevice. So what's the best way to get Apple goodies on sale? Rule number one: Do not buy from Apple.

Black Friday Clothing Predictions for 2014: Sales Start Early in the Week

You might not think of clothes when it comes to Black Friday, but many apparel stores will actually offer their best discounts of the entire year in late November. Here's how you can score Editors' Choice deals from American Eagle, Eddie Bauer, REI, and more.

Black Friday iPhone & Android Predictions 2014: Get Ready for $0 Smartphones

Smartphone sales tend to flourish during the holidays, and this Black Friday will be no exception. Orders of Apple's new iPhones have already topped 4 million, whereas Android is still dominating the market with smartphones that are almost three times cheaper than Apple's handhelds. As we approach Black Friday, here are the smartphone prices you can expect from retailers and carriers alike.

Black Friday Tablet Predictions for 2014: The Best Year Ever for Deals

It's been a roller coaster ride for tablet prices this year, and when we examined current trends, we noticed that this Black Friday could usher in one of the best years ever for tablet deals. So what prices can you expect for iPads, as well as Android and Windows tablets?

Black Friday Laptop Predictions for 2014: Ultraportables Will Be the Best Buy

With new designs, improved displays, and better hardware, laptops are hoping to recapture the spotlight from their tablet rivals this holiday season. After last year's dismal sales, the laptop industry as a whole showed some signs of life this year — but manufacturers aren't out of the woods yet, as fierce competition has created a cutthroat market. All of this means that we could be in store for some excellent laptop deals this Black Friday.

Black Friday TV Predictions for 2014: Get Ready for Big-Screen Doorbusters

For consumers looking for rock-bottom prices, November is hands-down the best time of year to purchase a new TV, since these items are the crown jewel of many Black Friday sales. However, it's important to be able to sort the good from the bad when perusing the ads, so we've analyzed TV deals from the past several years to make some predictions about what prices to expect during Black Friday 2014.

Black Friday Predictions 2014: What to Expect From Black Friday Sales

The best way to make the most of Black Friday is to be prepared, which is why it's never too early for our annual Black Friday deal predictions! If you're wondering what the doorbuster deals will be in TVs this year, or whether or not we could see a slew of iPhone deals, then you've come to the right place. We also have predictions for Android smartphones, tablets, toys, video games, clothing, and more.

Replace Your Summer Shoes: 10 Awesome UGG Deals From 6pm's Sale

As cooler temperatures approach, it's time to pack up your flip flops and opt for more practical footwear. 6pm is currently taking up to 65% off a selection of UGG shoes, all with free shipping. Here are some of our favorites, ranging from outdoorsy boots to party pumps.

10 Lesser-Known Horror Movies to Watch This Halloween

If you've seen Friday the 13th two dozen times and don't want to spend yet another fall night cuddled up with Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers or Leatherface, then we're here to help. Inside, you'll find ten lesser-known horror movies that are guaranteed to make your Halloween season as spooky, gory and fun as it can possibly be!

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!

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.

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.