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Celebrate Star Wars' 40th Anniversary With These 10 Collectibles

May 25 marks the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie. To help you celebrate 40 years of Star Wars, here are 10 items no fan needs, but every fan will definitely want.

Memorial Day Sales Have Started! Here's What to Expect

Memorial Day sales provide a serious opportunity to snag awesome deals. But buyer beware: This is not the time to score summer items. Instead, look for spring clothing, home goods, and cheap travel.

10 Things You Should Throw Away Right Now

Throwing something away isn't always a bad thing. From filters to medicines, we're rounding up the household objects you should remove or replace today. Some might surprise you, so get ready to check those labels!

15 Awkward Mother's Day Gifts to Avoid if You Wanna Stay in the Will

Mother's Day is upon us, so you'd better get the woman who raised you a little something to say, "Thanks." And to help you avoid a scene, we've put together a list of what not to buy her.

Your No-Sweat Guide to Buying a Fan

Want to shrink your air conditioning costs this summer? Invest in a good fan. Here's what you need to know about the different types, features, prices, and brands to look out for.

Buy This, NOT That: Mother's Day Gift Edition

Skip the iTunes gift card and get mom a portable Bluetooth speaker instead. Here are 10 ways to surprise her with personalized, customized, and creative gifts.

5 Great Bourbons You Can Buy for the Kentucky Derby at $20 or Less

What's the best bourbon for crafting affordable mint juleps? To help you get prepped for the Kentucky Derby, the DealNews team undertook a blind tasting of five bourbons under $20. Read on to find your perfect sip!

What to Expect From 2017 Mother's Day Deals

We've delved into the archives to take a look at the very best Mother's Day deals from the past few years. Hint: Avoid flowers and chocolate, and check out tech and subscription services.

10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas That Seem Expensive, But Aren't

Mom might say she doesn't care how much you spend on her gift this year, but can you take that risk? From pearls to perfume, here are some affordable Mother's Day gift ideas that will impress her without putting a strain on your wallet — and no one has to know.

The Best Buys of May Are More Than Memorial Day Sales!

From Mother's Day to Memorial Day, May is a busy month for retailers and shoppers alike. But before you purchase a new grill or try on any summer apparel, you'll want to read our guide, which points out some of the best (and worst) products to buy this month.

6 Things to Look for in a Camping and Hiking Backpack

A poorly chosen backpack can turn a beautiful hike into a painful ordeal. Make sure to find an appropriate fit, capacity, and more when buying a hiking backpack.

Is Dollar Shave Club Worth the Money?

Dollar Shave Club promises you fresh razor cartridges delivered to your doorstep each month. But should you sign up? Let's look at what Dollar Shave Club offers, how its prices compare to the competition, and whether it's a good fit for women.

5 Items You Can Buy Once (And They'll Last)

Buying high-quality goods can help both your pocketbook and the planet. So how can you find stuff that will last forever — or at least a long time? We offer tips on shopping for high-quality products, including five types of items that could last a lifetime.

You Won't Believe How Much You'll Save Thrift Shopping for Clothes

If Macklemore is to be believed, then going to the thrift store for solid deals on clothing is a practice worth extolling in song. That's because these stores frequently offer wares in exceptional condition. So just how much can you save with secondhand clothing?

10 Surprisingly Eco-Friendly Companies to Support on Earth Day (and All Year Long)

While you're probably aware of eco-minded companies like Patagonia and The Body Shop, you'd be surprised by who else is going green these days. Here are 10 businesses you should consider supporting on Earth Day.

Tax Day Freebies Are Here! Get Them All Today

Even if you don't have a refund to look forward to, never fear! Many of our favorite stores and restaurants will offer a selection of conciliatory freebies and deals today.

What You Do (and Don't) Have to Pay for When You Attend a Wedding

If you've ever been in a wedding, you know that expectations about "who pays for what" can get in the way of a good time. These expenses don't have to cause stress, though. Here's a guide to what guests, hosts, and the bridal party can expect to pay for when it comes to common wedding costs.

15 Easter Candies You Can Buy on Sale NOW, Ranked

Easter candy only comes around once a year, and now that it's the Monday after the holiday, it's time to hit up the candy sales. We look at which items are worth the trip to the seasonal aisle — and which ones you're better off avoiding.

Today Is Your Last Chance to Get the Best Price on a Memorial Day Flight

Memorial Day kicks off the summer holidays, and you can start yours off right by booking your airfare today. If you don't, the trip could do serious damage to your vacay budget.

Is VR Worth Buying Yet?

High-end VR setups have been available for more than a year, begging the question: Should you buy now? To help arrive at an answer, we delve into current VR choices, costs, and content, and give you the lowdown on each.

9 Things You Should Know About the Samsung Galaxy S8

In the market for a new Android smartphone? The Samsung Galaxy S8 — one of the most anticipated phones of the year — recently made its debut. Before you place an order, check out everything you need to know about this handset.

You Can Finally Buy Discounted Spring Clothing!

Warm-weather apparel is finally hitting the sales rack this month, while Tax Day and Earth Day each provide some discounts and freebies. All this and more are in the best and worst things to buy in April.

Hack a Cheap Easter Basket Using CVS ExtraBucks

Easter's coming up, and you want to give your family some egg-cellent Easter treats — but you'd prefer to pay as little as possible. Luckily, you can use CVS ExtraCare ExtraBucks to save on your Easter baskets.

5 Clever Ways to Save Money on Baseball Tickets

It's the season for America's favorite pastime: baseball! If you want to head to a ballpark on the cheap this year, you're in luck. Follow these five tips to save on MLB tickets.

Ask an Editor: When Is the Best Time to Buy a TV?

Good news/bad news time: With prices always dropping, it's always a good time to buy a TV, but never the best time. However, we've crunched the numbers to show how to get the best possible price on a TV when you need it.

Surprise! Apple Just Released New Products

Apple typically hosts a spring event in March to announce new developments, but not this year! The sneaky electronics giant simply added lots of new products to its website during maintenance, including a refreshed iPad lineup.

If Your Team Wins Its First Title in 108 Years, Tickets Get Way More Expensive

Last year, Cubs fans were elated when the Chicago team won its first World Series since 1908. But fans will be less excited about the higher ticket prices this season.

Are Big Stores the New Small Stores?

To compete with the convenience and selection of online shopping, Zara recently closed down four smaller stores in favor of opening one large brick-and-mortar location. If customers like the change, other brands could follow suit.

Should You Upgrade Your Sleep With a Tempur-Pedic or Memory Foam Mattress?

Although many memory foam users swear by the comfort of the material, these mattresses typically don't come cheap. But before you go with a cheap innerspring that'll likely sag and cause you pain, you should explore your options. Here's everything you need to know about memory foam mattresses.

Amazon is Adding Spanish Language to Its Website (Finally)

The United States is the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world, and Amazon is one of the largest online retailers in the country. Yet the online giant is only just now adding the option to browse its site in Spanish.

Let the Craft Beer Come to YOU: Here's 7 Sites That Ship Suds

You no longer have to live next to your favorite brewery to get your favorite beer. We lay out the challenges of online beer buying, and tell you about seven sites where you can order your beverage of choice.

Let's Discuss: What Do You Think of Amazon's Trade-In Program?

We tried Amazon's Trade-In program, and had some problems. Now let's hear about your experiences exchanging used items for credit with the online superstore.
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