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Tuesday Jolt: Get an Unlocked Fire Phone and 1 Year of Prime for $189

Savvy shoppers can pick up a cheap smartphone and a year of Amazon Prime for $359 off, or score an Android tablet for just $100. These deals and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Survey Says: Most Moms Want a Meal Out on Mother's Day

The results are in, and our Mother's Day survey shows a lot of moms aren't happy with their gifts — which is often nothing. So take mom out, or at least call.

The 10 Best Mother's Day Coupons From Szul, KitchenAid, ShoeBuy

Everyone loves a good coupon, especially your mom! To help you save a bundle on Mother's Day gifts and other things you might be purchasing this week, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons around. Save 20% on spa deals from Groupon, get 15% off jewelry from Szul, and take 20% off at KitchenAid.

Laughing All the Way to the Bank: How Joke Reviews on Amazon Drive Sales

Think the top results on Amazon are always the best options? They could be bolstered by hundreds of sarcastic or even negative reviews.

Historically Great Mother's Day Gifts

Will the gift you give your mom this Mother's Day go down in history as one of the all-time greatest? Nope! But check out these historically great Mother's Day gifts — from Greek gods to Elvis — and see which gifts for mom withstand the test of time.

Buy This, Not That: The 10 Best Gifts for Mother's Day

Your mom raised you, so the least you can do is put a little thought into her present. We show how to avoid common pitfalls and cliches with your Mother's Day gift.

Rumor Roundup: Will the iPhone 7 Be the Strongest One Ever?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, GTA VI, Tesla, 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!

May the Fourth Be With You: 10 Incredibly Odd 'Star Wars' Collectibles

Since May the Fourth, aka Star Wars Day, is upon us, we've rounded up weird (and awesome) ways for Jedi and Sith lovers alike to spend their cash. Darth Vader poncho, anyone?

How to Paint the Exterior of Your Home

A great coat of house paint is an investment that can protect your home for a decade. But proper planning, tools, and skills are necessary to ensure everything goes right. Here is our guide to painting your home exterior. (Hint: It's a lot of prep!)

VIDEO: What TV Shows Should Be Rebooted?

Netflix thinks you want to see a Full House reboot! In this short video, our experts talk about what shows they'd rather have rebooted; the results are ridiculous.

8 Surprising 'Limited Editions' That Now Cost a Ton on eBay

Brands like Victoria's Secret, TOMS, and Vans don't produce luxury goods — but due to scarcity and exclusivity, their limited editions can resell for massive markups.

How to Save Money at Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret is best-known for selling bras, panties, lingerie, sleepwear, and beauty products. The store also sells swimwear, activewear, dresses, and general clothing, shoes, and accessories. Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at Victoria's Secret, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

10 Things You Should Throw Away Right Now

The old adage "waste not, want not" was probably drilled into your brain from an early age. But throwing something away isn't always a bad thing — in fact, hanging onto old stuff can actually put your life in danger. From filters to medicines, we're rounding up the household objects that you should remove or replace today. Get ready to check those labels!

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

May typically marks the start of beach season, but before you hit the shore, you'll want to check out our May buying guide, which lists the sales you need to watch out for this month, as well as those items you shouldn't buy.

Rumor Roundup: Will Apple Devices Get Flexible Screens?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Blade Runner, video games, 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!

Should You Buy a Gaming Microconsole?

Small, affordable set-top boxes are bringing certain mobile and PC games to television screens. We run down the available options, and whether they're right for you.

VIDEO: Does the Color of Your Food Matter?

Kraft recently announced that they've figured out a way to remove the artificial yellow dyes from their classic macaroni and cheese, but still keep the nuclear orange glow! In this short video, our experts discuss how important colors are when it comes to food.

Say Goodbye to Jos. A. Bank's Crazy Suit Discounts

Ready to buy one... and get what you paid for? Jos. A. Bank's CEO says its infamous BOGO sales are "unsustainable" and hurt the brand's attempts to attract fashion-forward clients. So what will Jos. A. Bank sales look like in the future?

How Early (or Late) Should You Book a Cruise to Get the Best Price?

Getting the delicate balance right on booking a cruise can be tricky. Book too early and you risk paying through the nose. But book too late and you're limited in your cabin selection or may miss the lower-priced cabins altogether! This week we investigate whether there's a tipping point for when booking a cruise.

Ask an Editor: When is the Best Time to Buy a Dishwasher?

Large appliances, dishwashers included, is one of the many, many product categories that sees its very best deals during the Black Friday season. But if you can't wait, there's hope for you in September.

6 Ways to Save While Visiting Our National Parks

Even if you can't make it to a park to celebrate Earth Day this week, any time is a great time to visit our national parks — and there are always plenty of ways to save.

The Power (to Save) is YOURS: 7 Earth Day Freebies and Deals for 2015

Everyone from Amazon to the federal government wants to help you celebrate Earth Day. Get free greeting cards, free milkshakes, and more.

Why Do Mac Laptops Seem to Last Longer Than Windows Laptops?

Recently when we published an article about the new Apple MacBook, the comment section lit up with opinions from readers on which laptops are better, Windows or Macs. And a frequent sentiment was expressed: Mac laptops are pricier, but they last longer. But why does it seem that way? We turned to a devout PC user for some answers.

Best Travel Deals: Lowest Price Ever for a Riviera Maya Vacation, Free In-Flight Internet

Need to get away? Check out this week's top travel deals to save on flights to Europe, vacation packages to Mexico, and a 2-night stay at an extremely well reviewed resort in the Florida Keys.

Rumor Roundup: Red Dead Redemption Sequel?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, Red Dead Redemption, Captain Marvel, 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!

10 Costly Ways We Fail at Being Green (And What You Can Do About It)

We all know we should use less gas, recycle more, and ditch plastic bags, but we're only human. Let's look at some realistic ways we can help the environment, and your bottom line.

The Best Tax Day Freebies for 2015: Massages, Dinner, Coffee and More

Tax Day is here! Reward yourself with a plethora of freebies that won't lighten your wallet any further, and check back for more throughout the day.

Money Does Grow on Trees: How Planting a Tree Can Save You Money

Earth Day is coming up, and being green can save you some green too. In fact, a healthy, mature tree in your yard can add between $1,000 and $10,000 to the value of your home. Read on for all the financial benefits of planting trees on your property.

VIDEO: Lab-Grown Burgers Are Cheaper, But Still Gross?

The price of lab-grown meat has dropped from $325,000 to around $11 in just two years! In this brief video, our experts discuss if a lower price makes it more appealing, or if the whole "grown in a lab" thing is gross.

12 Things You Need to Know Before Buying the Apple Watch

After years of rumors and anticipation, Apple's smartwatch is finally within reach. But before you make that Apple Watch purchase, find out which nuances are getting the most buzz and what you may not like about Apple's latest gadget.

9 Things That Are Cheaper When You're Ant-Man

The latest Ant-Man trailer dropped today, and since our secret identity is The Deal Finder — "Defending humanity against over-paying, one deal at a time!" — we're interested in exploring the money saving aspects of Ant-Man's ability to get teeny-tiny (to use the scientific term).

1040 Surprising Facts About Taxes... Just Kidding, Only 7

Tax Day is stressful. Make it a little more fun with some surprising facts, like how Romanian witches and the 1% are handling their returns. Or, look fondly back at the 18 glorious years in which income tax was illegal in the US.