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7 Best Things to Buy in July (Including Amazon Prime Day Deals!)

July means hot dogs, fireworks, and trips to the beach. With so many people outside and on vacation — and with fewer people actually shopping — stores are especially eager to cut you a deal! Read on to see how to get the lowest prices on clothes, video games, and more in July.

What to Expect From 4th of July Sales 2017

The 4th of July is a great time to snag summer essentials as retailers begin clearing out their inventory ahead of the back-to-school season. Look for serious savings on summer clothing, swimsuits, patio furniture, and more.

"Green" Cleaning Products Aren't That Expensive — But Aren't Always Green

Health and environmental concerns can lead many to choose green cleaning products. But can you afford it, and are they actually better for the environment? We compare traditional vs. eco-friendly cleaners.

Apple's New HomePod Costs $349 (and Other Essential Things to Know)

If you're considering outfitting your home with a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, you should know about a new option: Apple HomePod. What's it do? Read on for everything you need to know about Apple's latest gadget.

Yes, You CAN Shop Around and Haggle for Medical Procedures

If you have looming health care costs on the horizon, you're probably getting anxious about how you'll pay for them. Fortunately, prices can vary from doctor to doctor. Here's how to get the lowest prices on your medical bills.

This Is Everything We've Written About Amazon

Amazon has grown from a bookstore, to an everything store, to more than a store. So it's no surprise that we write a lot about its numerous perks, services, and products. Here's all of the guides and how-tos we've written on getting the most out of the largest online retailer in America.

Should You Buy a Car With a Credit Card?

These days, many shoppers are turning to credit to pay for their new ride. However, every card comes with its own set of pros and cons. If you're thinking of buying a car with a credit card, here's what you should know.

Here's How to Get Free Stuff on Amazon

You can get Amazon credit just by purchasing Amazon products, Amazon gift cards, and even downloading free apps. Those credits can be used on future Amazon purchases. Read on to see how to get free stuff on Amazon.

10 Clever Ways to Save on a Summer Vacation

As summer vacation season approaches, you may have sticker shock looking at the price of taking the whole family on a trip. But there are ways for the savvy shopper to save on a summer getaway. Let's run through your options.

7 Gifts NOT to Buy a Graduate

Graduation season is upon us! Knowing what not to buy is perhaps just as important as knowing what you should gift your grad. Unless you want your gift to end up in the garbage bin, heed the advice in this handy guide.

Does Price Matter When Buying Sunscreen?

Avoiding sunburns can be pricey! Instead of skimping on sunscreen, try to save instead — you don't have to go for the most expensive brand to be protected! Read on for everything you need to know about buying and applying this summer essential.

Your Complete Guide to Wedding Registries: The Best Perks, Stores, and More

The traditional registry is now as archaic as a groom's powder blue ruffled tuxedo shirt. These days, you'll find ones for honeymoons, charities — even pizza! We round up the various types of wedding registries available, so you can choose the best option for your lifestyle and future.

The 9 Best Travel Credit Cards for 2017

Whether you go on vacation a few times a year or fly frequently for work, there's a good chance you could use extra rewards and perks. And travel cards are a good way to get them. Here are the best credit cards for travelers — and tips for picking one.

The 9 Best Things to Buy in June (Including Free Donuts!)

With lots of shopping to do for dads and grads, you could risk depleting your whole beach budget this month! Find out how to save on Father's Day, outdoor outings, and more in our guide to the best buys of June.

Got the Urge to Splurge? Do it Wisely!

Calling all spendthrifts: National Splurge Day is June 18! Even we have to admit that some purchases are worth spending more on. Check out our list of 12 items you can feel justified in splurging on — because they're totally worth it.

What to Expect From Father's Day Deals 2017

Because no dad wants you to go broke buying gifts, we've combed through the DealNews archives to tell you what to expect from the very best Father's Day deals. Ditch the ties and shop instead for souped-up TVs, all things gaming, and adventurous camping gear.

8 Things You Need to Know About Amazon's New Echo Show

Amazon has added a new gadget to its Echo speaker lineup: Echo Show, a WiFi-connected device with a 7" touchscreen and front-facing camera. Here's everything you need to know about Echo Show, including its main features, requirements, and limitations.

8 Best Credit Cards for College Students

One of the easiest ways for college students to build credit is by using a credit card. To help get you started, we've selected eight cards well-suited to young spenders and offer tips on choosing the best credit card for you.

11 Great Gifts for Grads That Are Actually Useful

Whether your graduate is heading off to college or into the workforce, get them a gift they'll actually use. Trust us: The last thing they want is another copy of Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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.
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