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All the Denim You Need From the Levi's Memorial Day Sale

Denim is the best! That's why it's time to hit up the Levi's Memorial Day Sale, where you can get 30% off most items sitewide. Read on for nine styles to check out before the sale ends.

We're Only Human! Here Are the Splurges That Our Staff Totally Regrets Now

Everybody occasionally makes purchases they later regret. We collected stories from our DealNews colleagues about those times they wish they hadn't splurged. Read on to learn from our mistakes!

7 Best Buys From Best Buy's Memorial Day Sale

For tech aficionados and casual entertainment seekers alike, Best Buy is a fun place to browse. So it's pretty exciting when Best Buy's Memorial Day Deals go live — there's something for everyone. We've rounded up seven items probably on your wishlist that are now available at a discount.

How I Save $600 a Year on Cat Food Using Amazon Prime

Have a few furry family members? Find out how to save on pet food using Subscribe & Save, the Amazon Prime Credit Card, and even subscription plans at other websites.

What Is Amazon Prime Pantry?

Have you heard about this grocery and household item service from Amazon? Wondering if it's right for you? Read on to see how you can save money on canned goods, paper products, and more.

Are More Netflix Price Hikes Coming?

Netflix temporarily raised their advertised rates last week for Australian subscribers to see how much people value the service. With new "Netflix taxes" on the way overseas and in the US, the company may raise rates — if they think consumers will accept it.

9 Top Picks From Home Depot's Memorial Day Sale to Keep You Busy This Summer

The downtime of summer is a perfect opportunity to do all those things you never seem to have time for during the rest of the year. Whether that means completing projects or making your own seasonal fun, Home Depot has you covered as it cuts up to 37% off a selection of patio furniture, grills, garage storage, tools, and more during its Memorial Day Sale. Here are 9 items suited to various summer activities.

Don't Let These 9 Unexpected Costs Blow Your Wedding Budget

Unexpected wedding costs like gratuities, taxes, and pre-wedding treatments can sideswipe even the most prepared of planners. We break down these hidden wedding costs, so you'll know what to anticipate before your big day.

How Just 2 Phone Calls Saved Me $120 on a Hotel Room

You probably assume that once you book a hotel stay, that's it — the price you get is the price you'll pay. But that's not always the case! Read on to learn how one DealNews employee saved over $100 with just two phone calls.

11 Whimsical Picks From the Kate Spade Surprise Sale

It's not that everyday life is dull, but sometimes it's nice to encounter a little bit of whimsy to keep things exciting. Example: Kate Spade, the queen of tasteful eccentricity. Get some of her pieces now at up to 75% off during the Kate Spade Surprise Sale. Here are 11 totally justifiable buys with a touch of frivolity.

Buyer Beware: This Burger King BOGO Coupon Is Too Good to Be True

Burger King has recently come under fire for reportedly inflating Croissan'wich prices whenever a coupon is used. Now, a Maryland woman has filed a class action lawsuit against the restaurant chain to make it pay for what she says is a scam.

10 Amazing Alien Collectibles That Sci-Fi Fans Will Love

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19. If the new film has reignited your passion for all things Alien, get a load of these 10 collectibles gathered from the furthest corners of outer space. (Or at least the further corners of the internet.)

What Is Amazon Prime: All of the Benefits You Get With a Membership

When it launched in 2005, Amazon Prime gave its members free two-day shipping. Now the subscription service offers a lot more perks. Here's our guide to what a Prime membership includes, so you can decide if it's right for you.

Our Top 5 Picks From Columbia's Amazing Spring Sale

Do you foresee a summer full of weekend beach trips? Afternoons spent on a bike or kayak? Saturdays on a mountain trail? Then you're what we call outdoorsy, and you'll probably be happy to hear that Columbia is offering an exceptional sale right now, slashing an extra 60% off sale items.

Here are our top five picks from the sale, all of which are ideal for various summertime activities.

Brunch and Dinner Deals That Are Perfect for Mother's Day

If you haven't realized it yet, Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 14. But if you haven't even thought of a gift yet, no worries. Our list of Mother's Day food deals has you covered, so you can breathe easy and show mom how much you love her.

Yikes! American Airlines Is Reducing Legroom Again

Believe it or not, American Airlines is planning to give economy class passengers even less space, in order to cram in more rows of seats. Between the vanishing perks and the outright passenger abuse, how bad is commercial flight going to get?

11 Historical Mother's Day Gifts That Are WAY Better Than Yours

Will the gift you give your mom this Mother's Day go down as one of the all-time greatest? Probably not. Check out these historically great Mother's Day gifts, from Greek gods, Elvis, and other famous folks.

8 Top Picks From Nike's Sneaker Sale — All Under $60!

Whether you're a sneakerhead, a fitness enthusiast, or just a person who like to dress in a casual, comfortable manner, athletic shoes are probably a major part of your shoe collection. And you can never have too many pairs, especially when Nike is taking an extra 20% off clearance items. We've picked eight totally affordable pairs to add to your rotation.

5 DIY Projects You Should Leave to the Pros

All it takes is one vague YouTube video to turn your weekend project into a DIY disaster. Here's our advice on which home improvements are safe to try on your own — and which ones require a professional contractor.

9 Awesome Guardians of the Galaxy Collectibles You've Gotta See

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hit theaters on May 5. Celebrate the return of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, and the crew with these Guardians of the Galaxy toys and collectibles. Some are old, some are new, but all are out of this world!

23 Easy Ways to Spring-Clean Your Finances

Cleaning up your finances can only help your life run more smoothly. And what better time to do it than when you're already cleaning your home? Here's 23 easy ways to master your money.

What Does Amazon Prime Cost, and Can You Get It Cheaper?

Amazon Prime is $99 for the first year, or you can opt to pay $10.99 per month. Then again, you could always pay less. Here's how to get free Amazon Prime if you qualify, and how to save on your subscription if you don't.

Whoa! These 7 Reversible Comforter Sets From Macy's Only Cost $19 Each

There's never been a better time to indulge in new bedding to update your bedroom style. Until May 7, Macy's offers select comforter sets for $18.74 each. Here are seven reversible sets, so you'll get not one, but two new looks for your money.

8 Hidden Vacation Costs and How to Avoid Them

You work hard to find the best airfares and hotel rates, so don't get slammed with unexpected costs when you actually hit the road. To help you avoid unwanted extra expenses, we've put together a list of the most common hidden expenses, from additional transportation to the dreaded resort fees.

10 Chic Summer Picks From adidas Golf's Best-Ever Coupon

We're getting to that point in the year where it's way too hot to dress for anything besides comfort. Luckily, adidas Golf offers smart, sporty pieces designed to stand up to the elements. Save an additional 40% off women's sale items, which are already marked up to 70% off.

The Feds May Not Forgive Your Student Loan Debt After All

The Education Department is not making any promises to public service job employees enrolled in its student loan repayment program for almost a decade. Are you affected?

7 Ways You Can Prepare for Unexpected Medical Expenses

A medical emergency can strike at any time, and costs are always higher for the elderly person on a fixed income. We'll show you how to go beyond Medicare and maximize your savings with special accounts, careful planning, and more.

All the iPhone 8 Rumors You Need to Know

Buzz about new iPhones will only build as we move closer to fall, when Apple is expected to announce its latest generation. To help tide you over, here we examine all the latest rumors about the highly anticipated flagship.

It's National Pretzel Day! Here's How to Get Free Pretzels

National Pretzel Day is here, and we've got the scoop on all the places to score tasty treats. Check out our list to find free and cheap snacks today.

Surprise Mom With Quirky, Under $30 Mother's Day Gifts From Amazon

There's nothing wrong with giving your mom flowers, a card, or other such predictable gifts for Mother's Day. But wouldn't you love to show her that you put some thought into her gift? If so, Amazon is your friend as it discounts a selection off-beat finds during its Mother's Day Sale. Here are 10 picks to suit all sorts of moms.

QUIZ: Can You Remember What These Items Cost in 1997?

In honor of DealNews' 20th anniversary, see if you can remember what an Apple laptop, a cell phone, a Big Mac, and more common items cost back in the year of our birth. Oh how the times have changed!

Walmart In-Store Pickup Could Actually Save You Money

Recently, Walmart introduced a program that promises extra savings when you opt for in-store pickup over shipping. Here's everything you need to know about this new online discount.
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