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8 Chic Picks Under $50 From the Anthropologie Sale

It's your lucky day! Anthropologie is taking an extra 25% off sale items in-cart, and everything also ships for free. We've rounded up eight picks from this sale that'll make your classic-boho dreams come true — without breaking the bank.

Which Dyson Vacuum Is Right for You? We Compare 5 Top Models

Which Dyson vacuum might be right for you? Of the 21 available, here we look at five different models and price points, taking into consideration their features, specialized uses, and overall coolness as objets d'art of cleaning.

Everything You Need to Know About Traveling With Pets

Whether you want to take your dog camping or sail the world with your chicken, traveling with pets can be fun. However, there are a lot of things to consider, from method of transportation to finding dog-friendly wineries. Here are some tips to help plan a safe and fun vacation with your pet.

When Does Burberry Go on Sale?

Shopping for luxury goods? You can't go wrong with this classic British brand. We break down when to shop at Burberry, what typically goes on sale, and other retailers to consider.

You Don't Even Need a Membership to Save Money at Costco

Warehouse clubs let customers buy in bulk for a lower cost, but those savings are generally only available to members. While Costco, Sam's Club, and BJ's pride themselves on offering many great deals, we're here to help you save on the membership itself.

The Top 5 Geekiest Picks From ThinkGeek's Clearance Sale

At ThinkGeek, a selection of clearance items are currently marked up to 80% off. To help you find some new toys, we've chosen five fun items from the sale that you didn't even know you needed.

11 Essential Things to Know Before Buying a Used Car

Not only are used cars expensive, but buying one is stressful. You want a good deal on a safe and reliable vehicle that won't cost a lot of money in repairs. To ensure that you make a smart purchase, read up on these 11 things you should know before buying a used car.

Sleep Smarter With Our Pillow Buying Guide

You spend a third of each day in bed, so it makes sense to invest in a pillow that provides you with quality, restful sleep. Here are some things you should know about pillows before you start shopping for a new one.

Top 10 Designer Handbags You Can Actually Afford

Designer handbags are one of the first big investments for many a fashionista. But a single purse is unlikely to be appropriate for every situation. Luckily, Last Call is cutting up to 75% off a selection of handbags, with prices starting at $6.

What to Expect From 2016 Labor Day Sales

Labor Day is just around the corner, and stores are going to close out the summer with some of their hottest deals on apparel, electronics, and shoes. We crunched the numbers and landed on some predictions for what you can expect to save during Labor Day this year.

10 Ingenious Uses for a Super Cheap Tablet

You might not want another tablet, but what about a customizable alarm clock, kitchen aid, notepad, security system, or video phone? Here are 10 unexpected ways to use a cheap tablet.

When to Save the Most Money at Kiehl's

Many people swear by the skin care brand Kiehl's, but sales are rare. Read on to find out when to save the most on Kiehl's high-end personal care products, and how to get the most value even if they're not running a sale.

10 Trendy Picks From Claire's Best-Ever BOGO Sale

Today you can shop the best BOGO offer we've ever seen from Claire's. While there are certainly deals to be had on trendy earrings and bracelets, here we've rounded up 10 items beyond the obvious jewelry that might be a nice addition to your life.

6 Easy Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Being a smart shopper is only the start when it comes to clothing. If you properly care for your clothes, they'll last longer, and that'll save you even more money in the long run. Learn how to carefully wash, store, and refresh your wardrobe.

Top 10 Picks From the Editors' Choice J.Crew Sale: Perfect for Summer Weddings

Wedding season is in full swing, which means your sense of wardrobe fatigue probably is too. But fear not — J.Crew is taking an extra 60% off select final sale items and an extra 40% off all other sale styles, so we've rounded up 10 picks to keep your family looking spiffy this summer.

6 Ways to Get the Most From End of Season Clearance Sales

Sort the trinkets from the trash when shopping end of season clearance sales by playing the discerning consumer, hitting the fitting rooms, and nerding up on product reviews.

The Best Places to Score an Awesome Student Discount

College is expensive, but at least your student status can net you some notable savings. More retailers are appealing to students with exclusive discounts that can seriously stack up. Here, we've gathered up the best ones.

National Coffee Day Is Coming: Freebies From Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts

This September 29, some of our favorite stores will take advantage of National Coffee Day to promote fair trade brews and offer free cups of the good stuff. Here is where you can expect to find freebies!

How to Hack a Free Honeymoon Using Rewards Points and Miles

Savvy couples can use their wedding to get a free honeymoon. The trick? Aligning your choice of reception venue with a hotel's loyalty program. Here's how you can finance your dream honeymoon with rewards points and miles.

You Should Ditch Your Manual Toothbrush (and High Dentist Bills)

Buying an electric toothbrush depends on a lot of factors like brush head type, price, features, and personal preference. But it can also keep you on top of your oral hygiene regimen. If you're thinking of going electric, this is the guide for you!

5 Affordable Colleges You Might Not Know

The bills for tuition, textbooks, and more pile up faster than you can say "red tape at the registrar's office." To help you fight future student loan debt, we've compiled a list of five colleges with the lowest cost of living around.

Here's Why You Should Think Twice Before Using Tire Sealant

If you're stuck with a flat tire, sealant can offer a quick fix to get your car up and running again. But using it can have drawbacks. Before plunking down some cash for a can, weigh the tire sealant pros and cons.

7 Things to Buy in August (and 3 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

Summer is half over, but back-to-school and seasonal clearance sales are just heating up. Get some of the best laptop prices of the year, patio furniture priced to move, and more as we look at the best buys of August.

10 Luxurious Picks From 6pm's Coach Sale

When you hear Coach, what comes to mind? A 90s TV show featuring Craig T. Nelson, or the luxury brand that makes leather goods that you wish you had more of? If it's the latter, rejoice — 6pm is taking up to 75% off a selection of Coach shoes, bags, apparel, and accessories, with prices starting at $17.99. We've selected 10 pieces to help you pad out your Coach collection.

7 Tricks to Get the Best Rates on College Textbooks (and How to Rent Them)

Buying textbooks for college can cause some major sticker shock, but it doesn't have to. We've got some of the best tips to save on college textbooks, plus the top rental sites so you don't have to live on ramen.

Save While You Shave: A Complete Guide to Electric Razors

The wrong electric shaver could have your face looking like raw meat, but the right one can cost as much as years' worth of razors. Read about the top features and brands before you buy an electric razor.

Is the Amazon Tap Worth Buying?

Amazon expanded its speaker range this year with the Tap, a portable Bluetooth speaker that uses the Alexa voice assistant. Learn more about the Amazon Tap, how it compares to similar speakers, and whether you should consider buying it.

6 Reasons You Need This UPS My Choice Premium Membership Deal

If you do a lot of online shopping, chances are UPS is a significant part of your life. It's time to consider a UPS My Choice Premium 1-year membership, now available for $10. Why is it worth the investment? Here are six reasons.

Rent, Buy, or Borrow: How Should YOU Score Formal Wear?

Most people attend a black tie or formal event at some point. And looking appropriate doesn't have to mean shelling out big bucks. We compare renting and buying formal attire, depending on how often you will wear it.

These Are the Dos and Don'ts of Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school season is an expensive time of year for parents. From detailed budgets to spending on quality, here are 14 dos and don'ts to help you make the most of your back-to-school budget this year.

Bid High & Prosper: 10 Star Trek Collectibles That Are Beyond Amazing

Star Trek Beyond is finally here, and there's nothing like a new Star Trek movie to make us want some cool merchandise. Check out 10 weird and wonderful Star Trek collectibles that you can find on eBay.

7 Ways to Get the Best Currency Exchange Rates While Traveling

With all of the expenses that can pile up while traveling abroad, you want to get the best exchange rate so you don't get ripped off before you've even spent a penny. Here are seven ways to get the best currency exchange rates while traveling.