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Has Subscription Box Culture Gone Too Far?

When you sign up for a subscription box, receiving those regular packages can tack on hidden costs you might not be considering. Read on to learn about the impact subscription boxes are having on the environment, local businesses, and your wallet.

10 Back-to-School Picks From Disney Store's Sale

If you're overwhelmed by back-to-school shopping, fear not — Disney Store has a lot of what you need. Plus, it's taking up to 70% off a selection of toys, clothing, and more during its Swell Sale. Here are 10 items to help you prepare for the first day of school.

9 Ways to Avoid Falling for Back-to-School Shopping Tricks

To attract shopping parents, stores roll out tons of discounts for everything on your back-to-school list. Here are nine tips to help you sniff out the tricks retailers use to get in your wallet.

Alabama's Tax Free Holiday Is This Weekend!

It's back-to-school season! Like many states, Alabama created tax free days to give residents a break on school essentials. If you're a resident of the Yellowhammer State, then prepare to start shopping this weekend.

9 Times Fast Food Went Healthy... And We Hated It!

Fast food restaurant attempts to lure in more customers with "healthy" options are often huge failures. Here are nine times they tried to offer us something better, only to have it bomb!

4 Reasons Non-Parents Should Shop Back-to-School Sales

If you think back-to-school sales are only for parents and students, you're missing out! Look past the brightly colored kid stuff, and you'll find deep discounts on products anyone can use.

9 Rad Retro Sneakers from Reebok's Outlet Sale

The sneaker game in the 80s and 90s was undeniably on point. Reebok, knowing this, still offers many of its vintage styles. And right now, you'll get an extra 30% off its outlet section. We found nine pairs of old school Reebok shoes on sale, so you can reminisce without breaking the bank.

When Is Your State's Tax Free Weekend in 2017?

Back-to-school shopping and tax free weekends go hand in hand. Fortunately, we have a handy chart with all the details you need to start prepping for your state's savings event now.

8 Free (or Cheap) Things to Do With Your Kids This Summer

Summertime can be tough on parents' wallets. Keeping children entertained without wrecking your bank account poses challenges. Here are eight budget-friendly ways to have fun with your kids this summer.

What to Expect From Back to School Sales 2017

Back-to-school season may seem far off, but it's time to start planning on how to save money. We dig into our data to find the best stores and prices on notebooks, pens, school uniforms, computers, and more.

10 Surprising Things You Can Do With a Blender

You don't have to be a kitchen wizard to make good use of your blender. From cooking to composting, you can get a lot of mileage out of this simple small appliance. Here are 10 things you never realized you could do with a blender.

10 Ways to Gear Up for Game of Thrones

The seventh season of Game of Thrones premieres on July 16, and WE CAN'T WAIT. To celebrate, we're showing off 10 of the coolest Game of Thrones collectibles money can buy.

8K TVs Are Coming: Should You Skip 4K and Wait to Buy 8K?

You might have heard about all the 8K TVs on display at CES this year and thought that maybe you should avoid 4K sets and hold out for a TV with this new technology. Sadly, our research says you'll be waiting a long time for a decent price.

The Top Boots and More From Timberland's Best Sale of the Season

Get ready to make space in your closet! Timberland is cutting an extra 20% off sale styles during its Summer Sale. It's the best sale we've seen from Timberland this season, so we've selected eight items for you to consider before the deal ends July 19.

When Will the Xbox One X Go On Sale?

Video game enthusiasts recently got their first glimpse of Microsoft's Xbox One X at E3. The newest console set to join the family in November; read on to see when you can expect to see the first deals.

10 ThinkGeek Sale Items You Totally Need

Whether you're a science nerd, gaming fan, or movie geek, this sale is totally relevant to your interests: ThinkGeek is taking up to 75% off more than 250 items during its Summer Sale. Here's 10 buys that'll give your space some extra personality.

Find the Perfect Samsonite Luggage for Your Summer Vacation

Summer is the season to travel, which is probably why Samsonite is taking 30% to 40% off during its Independence Day Sale! We've picked out eight items that meet a range of requirements, so you'll have no trouble finding a bag that suits you.

Amazon Prime Day Begins July 10! What Deals Can You Expect?

Amazon has held a Prime Day shopping event for the past two years, and we've finally got details about 2017. So when is Prime Day going to happen, and what deals can you expect? Read on to find out.

Will New UPS Fees Make Your Holiday Shopping More Expensive?

UPS recently announced that this year it would be instituting shipping surcharges during its busiest time of the year: the holiday shopping season. Should you factor these price increases into your November and December budget?

10 Great Deals From Crate & Barrel's Outdoor Furniture Clearance Sale

If you still haven't gotten your summer patio situation sorted, what are you waiting for? Crate & Barrel is cutting up to 50% off select outdoor furniture. It's the biggest discount we've seen on these items since last year, so we've rounded up 10 of the best deals from the sale.

Half of You Are Skeptical About Amazon's Prime Day

Since its inception in 2015, Prime Day has split the shopping public. Consumers either loved it, or hated it with a passion. We asked our readers to weigh in ahead of Prime Day 2017, and we were shocked at what we learned.

How Much Is Shipping on Amazon, and When Can You Get It for Free?

It can be hard to figure out what shipping from Amazon will cost. If you're looking for free (or cheap) shipping, you want to know the ins and outs of the company's shipping policies. Ready to cut your Amazon shipping costs? Here's the info you need.

Cloud Storage Prices Have Changed a LOT This Month

Amazon has done away with its unlimited cloud storage service. Instead, the megasite's pricing now matches recent changes Apple has made. These industry shifts have many wondering if Google will be next to tweak its cloud storage plans.

Represent Your Fandom with the Lids Clearance Sale

Ballcaps! They're handy to have around, and they can be pretty affordable — especially when Lids is cutting up to 75% off clearance caps. Because these items are final sale, we've rounded up eight hats that you're sure to love.

Are 'Negative Credit Incidents' Hurting Your Credit Score?

Good credit is necessary for everything from apartment rentals to car loans. Find out how your credit stacks up, and how long it takes to bump your score up to the next level.

Leather for Life: 10 Top Picks From Coach's Summer Sale

With more than 75 years of experience, Coach has practically perfected the art of leatherworking. Ever better, it's currently taking 50% off a selection of men's and women's styles during its Summer Sale. Plus, all orders bag free shipping. Basically, the stars have aligned for you to shop for leather accessories, so here are 10 great options.

You Need to Have These 5 Money Talks Before You Get Married

Talking about money long before you say "I do" will put your relationship on the path to a solid financial foundation. Here are four steps to get the pre-marriage money conversation going, and five financial topics to discuss once you want to delve deeper.

9 Retro Transformers Collectibles for the Forever Fan

Transformers: The Last Knight premieres on June 21, and we think it looks spectacular! Naturally, we took this as an excuse to search eBay for nine of the coolest (and most obscure) Transformers collectibles in history.

4 Reasons Making Just Minimum Payments Is Bad, and How to Pay More

Minimum payments are one of the insidious ways creditors keep you in debt if you let them. Learn about how those minimum payments get calculated, the effects they can have on the total amount owed and on your credit score, and ways you can pay more than the minimum.

10 Ways to Get Your Fit on From adidas' Awesome Sale

There's no denying that adidas is one of those athletic labels that totally gets fashion. It's exciting, and so is the adidas Friends & Family Sale — where you can get an extra 30% off everything. Here's 10 items you should check out before the sale ends.

People Hate United Airlines, But They REALLY Hate Spirit

The results of our DealNews Air Travel survey are in! Decreasing legroom topped the list of airline annoyances, followed by carriers piling on fees for everything. What's more, a lot of fliers really hate certain airlines, but still fly on them. Read on for the full results.

13 Terrible Father's Day Gifts to Avoid

Father's Day is almost here! To prevent an awkward situation, here's a list of 13 awful gift ideas to avoid. Your dad won't thank you — but you'll know he was thinking it while repressing his feelings because that's what society tells men they have to do.
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