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How to Save Money at 6pm

6pm is the sister site of Zappos.com and offers discounted shoes, clothing, accessories, and more from well-known brands like Nike, Sperry Top-Sider, UGG, New Balance, and Frye. Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at 6pm, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

How to Save Money at L.L.Bean

L.L.Bean sells a variety of gear and equipment for camping and outdoor activities, as well as casual and active clothing, shoes, and accessories. They also sell luggage, bedding, and other home items. Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at L.L.Bean, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

How to Save Money at REI

REI sells gear and clothing for outdoor adventures and active lifestyles. In addition to their own REI brand, they sell items from popular brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Columbia, and Keen. Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at REI, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

How to Save Money at Lowe's

Lowe's sells a wide variety of tools and supplies for home improvement projects, plus appliances, outdoor products, seasonal items, and more. Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at Lowe's, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

How to Save Money at Dell Home

Dell Home sells laptops, desktops, and tablets, plus a wide selection of computer accessories and electronics. Most products sold by the store are from the Dell brand, but Dell Home also sells electronics and accessories from other major name brands, like Samsung, Sony, Seagate, Nikon, JBL, and more. Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at Dell Home, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

How to Save Money at Newegg

Newegg sells an extensive selection of computer hardware and parts, plus electronics, home and garden products, office supplies, sporting goods, health and beauty, and more. Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at Newegg, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

How to Save Money at Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret is best-known for selling bras, panties, lingerie, sleepwear, and beauty products. The store also sells swimwear, activewear, dresses, and general clothing, shoes, and accessories. Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at Victoria's Secret, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

10 Things You Should Throw Away Right Now

The old adage "waste not, want not" was probably drilled into your brain from an early age. But throwing something away isn't always a bad thing — in fact, hanging onto old stuff can actually put your life in danger. From filters to medicines, we're rounding up the household objects that you should remove or replace today. Get ready to check those labels!

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Online Coupon Codes

Coupons are everywhere online these days, but it can take some know-how to optimize them. We look at how to find coupons, identify the biggest savings, and use them successfully while troubleshooting any problems.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

May typically marks the start of beach season, but before you hit the shore, you'll want to check out our May buying guide, which lists the sales you need to watch out for this month, as well as those items you shouldn't buy.

Should You Buy a Gaming Microconsole?

Small, affordable set-top boxes are bringing certain mobile and PC games to television screens. We run down the available options, and whether they're right for you.

A Guide to Bird Feeders and Seeds for Backyard Bird Watching

Spring brings beautiful and melodious birds to your backyard. But how can you feed them, while keeping away predators and other critters? We examine the options of bird feeders and feed.

How Early (or Late) Should You Book a Cruise to Get the Best Price?

Getting the delicate balance right on booking a cruise can be tricky. Book too early and you risk paying through the nose. But book too late and you're limited in your cabin selection or may miss the lower-priced cabins altogether! This week we investigate whether there's a tipping point for when booking a cruise.

Ask an Editor: When is the Best Time to Buy a Dishwasher?

Large appliances, dishwashers included, is one of the many, many product categories that sees its very best deals during the Black Friday season. But if you can't wait, there's hope for you in September.

6 Ways to Save While Visiting Our National Parks

Even if you can't make it to a park to celebrate Earth Day this week, any time is a great time to visit our national parks — and there are always plenty of ways to save.

The Power (to Save) is YOURS: 7 Earth Day Freebies and Deals for 2015

Everyone from Amazon to the federal government wants to help you celebrate Earth Day. Get free greeting cards, free milkshakes, and more.

10 Hiking Essentials to Gear Up for Spring

It's the time of year to hit the trails and enjoy the great outdoors. But what apparel, tools, and emergency supplies do you need to stay safe and comfortable while hiking?

10 Costly Ways We Fail at Being Green (And What You Can Do About It)

We all know we should use less gas, recycle more, and ditch plastic bags, but we're only human. Let's look at some realistic ways we can help the environment, and your bottom line.

The Best Tax Day Freebies for 2015: Massages, Dinner, Coffee and More

Tax Day is here! Reward yourself with a plethora of freebies that won't lighten your wallet any further, and check back for more throughout the day.

Money Does Grow on Trees: How Planting a Tree Can Save You Money

Earth Day is coming up, and being green can save you some green too. In fact, a healthy, mature tree in your yard can add between $1,000 and $10,000 to the value of your home. Read on for all the financial benefits of planting trees on your property.

9 Things That Are Cheaper When You're Ant-Man

The latest Ant-Man trailer dropped today, and since our secret identity is The Deal Finder — "Defending humanity against over-paying, one deal at a time!" — we're interested in exploring the money saving aspects of Ant-Man's ability to get teeny-tiny (to use the scientific term).

1040 Surprising Facts About Taxes... Just Kidding, Only 7

Tax Day is stressful. Make it a little more fun with some surprising facts, like how Romanian witches and the 1% are handling their returns. Or, look fondly back at the 18 glorious years in which income tax was illegal in the US.

7 Money-Saving Tips From 'Broad City'

Abbi and Ilana may be the most realistic budget-conscious characters on TV. We look at their deal-seeking ways, from free food to coupons to even more free food.

AAA Video Games Can Drop From $60 to $30 in Just 1 Month

Gaming is an expensive hobby. You throw down some serious cash for the latest console, and then you've still gotta shell out more to build up a stable of the latest titles. We tracked the prices of 2014's biggest PS4 and Xbox One games for months with one question in mind: When should you buy?

8 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Family-Size Tent

It's almost that time of year when we pry the kids away from their phones to spend some time in nature. If you want to camp out with the whole family, think of your weather conditions, space needs, and any special requirements before buying a tent to fit everyone.

The 'Daredevil' Binge-Watching Survival Guide

When whole seasons of a show are dropped onto Netflix — as Daredevil is about to be on April 10 — the expectation is that many viewers are going to binge watch the entire season in a single 13-hour-long frenzy. Here's how to do it, without having a psychotic episode (probably).

HBO Now Goes Live in Time for 'Game of Thrones,' and the First Month is Free

Despite a few sign-in hiccups, HBO Now has officially gone live for both Apple TV/iOS users and Optimum Online subscribers. But will HBO be able to iron out any kinks ahead of the Game of Thrones premiere?

See the World: The Week's 5 Best Vacation Deals That Span the Globe

There's so much of the world to see, what are you waiting for? Every week we see vacations to exotic destinations and this week we've picked our top five vacations that will transport you to another world. Explore the castles and farmhouses of Ireland, stay in a luxury chateau in France, and experience the unique cultures of India and Japan.

How to Find the Right Rain Gear for Any Outdoor Activity

April Showers will be arriving any minute, and you'll need to be prepared. Whether you're commuting to work in a drizzle or hiking through a forest downpour, here's what you need to consider when buying rain gear, including construction, breathability, and fit.

6 Myths About How Men and Women Shop

Stereotypes hold that women are more impulsive, more intensive, and bigger spending shoppers. But the latest data overturns these assumptions, and shows men for the webrooming, retail-loving creatures they are.

When Do These 10 Purchases Pay for Themselves?

To paraphrase the early-90s hip-hop group, Black Sheep, "You can purchase this, or you can purchase that." Do you buy the thing that will last forever and costs 10x as much, or do you buy the cheap thing that will break within a year? And if you buy the more expensive option, when will your investment "pay off"?

VIDEO: Should Happiness Be Mandatory for Store Employees?

Until just this week, cashiers at the pharmacy chain Walgreens were required to say "be well!" at the end of every transaction. And that's just one of many examples of corporate-mandated politeness. In this brief video, our experts discuss if they'd rather have a person be fake-pleasant, or honestly grumpy.