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10 Best Coupons: Up to 50% off at Saks OFF 5th, Save 10% at Newegg

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! In the spirit of saving you time and money, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Get 10% off your whole order at Newegg, munch on a free Einstein Bros. bagel and shmear, and take an extra 30% to 50% off at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th.

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.

Best Freebie Deals: Free Chick-Fil-A Food, Dungeons & Dragons eBook

This week we launched our freebie hub, a page where you can always find the latest features and resources for free stuff online. In our freebie fervor, we've rounded up the week's best freebie deals. Dress like a cow to get free food from Chick-Fil-A, score a free beginner's guide to D&D, and save $19 on a free bag of cat litter.

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.

This MakerBot Replicator 2 Dropped $800 in 5 Days. Wait, What?!

In the past month, and the past week especially, the 3D printer price landscape has changed drastically. For a clear example that 3D printer prices are coming down in a big way, you need look no further than a couple of Editors' Choice MakerBot bargains.

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.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July

We published thousands of deals last July, which we've analyzed to offer our readers a bit of advice while planning purchases this month. In order to protect your wallet and spend your money wisely, be sure to read through our July buying guide below for everything you need to know to shop smart this month.

How to Be Prepared for a Power Outage: Provisions and Preparations

With air conditioner season arriving in parts of the country, blackouts could be close behind. Be prepared for a power outage with these supplies and provisions.

15 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free — and there are certain types of items that are regularly available without a charge. From smartphones to restaurant food, here are the top 15 categories for freebies.

The Best Birthday Freebies: A Complete Guide

Many retailers offer freebies, coupons, or discounts for shoppers on (or near) their birthday. We rounded up the best birthday freebies at some major retailers and restaurants, and put them in a handy chart to consult when your b-day comes around.

The Best Carry-On Luggage That Conforms to Airline Rules

The days of airlines offering free checked bags have gone the way of in-flight smoking and gateside farewells. So to save some cash, now is the time to invest in the best carry-on luggage that meets the rules for size and weight.

The Amazon Fire Phone Might Go on Sale Sooner Than You'd Expect

Although Amazon's 32GB Fire Phone is aggressively priced at $199, we rabid deal hunters are already trying to figure out how we can purchase it for less. To find out how long we have to wait for the first wave of deals, we examined deals on current Android smartphones along with price cuts on existing and previous-generation Amazon products.

Refurb iMacs Offer Better Value Than Apple's New Budget iMac

This morning Apple lifted the veil on its rumored budget iMac. Unfortunately, it's not the budget machine we hoped it'd be as it comes with a significant hardware downgrade; we think the iMacs from Apple's own refurb store are a better deal.

It's a Good Week for Deals on Gorgeous Florida Hotels

Dreaming of a summer getaway to the Sunshine State? So are we! And luckily, it was an especially good week for deals on Florida hotels. We did some deal-slinging and pulled together five hotel sales to help you turn your daydream into an affordable reality.

Green Thumb 101: The 10 Essential Tools to Get Your Garden Growing

For those with green thumbs, there's nothing quite like getting one's hands dirty and planting flowers, fruits, and vegetables to mark the beginning of spring. But for the newbies, we've compiled a list of 10 essential gardening tools, along with some deals that will leave plenty of room in your budget for seeds and plants.

20 Cities Where You'll Save the Most on Hotels This Summer

We talked to Priceline.com about how you can get the most bang for your buck this summer while traveling. Check out our list of the U.S. cities that have had the biggest hotel price drops since last year, and make your dollar stretch a little further!

The Top 15 Restaurants for Coupons and Deals

We hope you're hungry, because deals are on the menu. The very best restaurant deals, that is! To find out which restaurants offer the best dining coupons and deals, we searched our archives from the past two years to find out where a hungry dealhunter should go for a taste of savings.

Rumor Roundup: Mr. Scott Will Be in Star Wars? Apple Kills the Headphones?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Star Wars, Google, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Energy-Saving Light Bulb Guide: CFL vs. LED vs. Incandescent

We looked at the basic terms and types affiliated with new energy-saving light bulbs in our light bulb buying guide. Though the initial costs are higher, these bulbs are not only better for the environment, but will also save money in the long run — if you choose correctly for your needs.

Gifts to Get for Dad, If You're a Constant Disappointment

You probably spent months preparing for Mother's Day, right? But when it comes to Father's Day, be honest: we all just assume we're going over to his place and that he's grilling us some food. If you really don't want to show up empty-handed though, consider one of these absolutely last-minute gift ideas for Dad.

7 Tips to Save Money on Air Conditioning Costs

Americans spend more than $22 billion a year on electricity to cool their homes with air conditioning. And if you're shopping for a new air conditioner, you have quite a few things to consider. Here's a quick primer on how to stay cool and keep your wallet from overheating when picking out an AC unit.