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The Best Eco-Friendly Freebies for Earth Day

Earth Day is almost upon us once again, which means it's your chance to score eco-friendly freebies. Check out our list for where to find organic milkshakes, free coffee, reusable bags, and more.

9 Teas to Help You Unwind Before Bed

Staring at a bright screen is the worst way to get your body ready for sleep! Instead, try a soothing cup of tea when you're ready to wind down. Teavana is offering free shipping sitewide, so here are nine tasty teas to help you start a new relaxation routine.

Renew Your Fitness Resolution: Top Picks From the Bodybuilding.com Sale

If you've been struggling with your fitness-related New Year's resolution this year, don't worry, it's only April! And if you need a little extra push, Bodybuilding.com is taking 50% off a selection of men's and women's apparel and accessories via coupon code "ALLMUSTGO" as part of its Blowout Sale. Snagging some new fitness apparel or a useful accessory might be just the boost you need. Here are six possibilities.

Don't Be Surprised by Nintendo Canceling the NES Classic

Nintendo recently announced it's discontinuing production of the NES Classic. The throwback console was already hard to find, and now prices are even less likely to drop. The worst part is we've seen this behavior from Nintendo before. Read on to learn why we should have seen this coming.

Throwback to 1997: What Was Popular the Year of Our Birth?

DealNews turns 20 this year and we're feeling nostalgic! To celebrate, we decided to take a look at what else was popular in 1997. Spoiler alert: "MMMbop" is about to get stuck in your head again.

10 Patio Picks to Get Your Backyard Ready to Party

Ready to put together the backyard party space of your dreams? Of course you are. Sears is taking up to 40% off a selection of patio furniture and outdoor items, and you can jump-start your patio paradise with our picks.

Save on Groceries This Summer With a Home Garden

A modest investment in seeds, soil, and time can provide you with fresh produce throughout the season. Don't be intimidated; planting a home garden is something anyone can do. Read on for all the expert tips you'll need to get growing.

National Park Week is Coming! Here's How to Score Free Visits

National Park Week is almost here, and it's the perfect time to see the great outdoors. You'll have four chances to get into any park free this month. If you miss out now, your next chance to bag a free visit won't pop up until September!

10 Classic Simpsons Collectibles for the 30th Anniversary

The Simpsons first gained fame on the The Tracey Ullman Show starting in 1987. To celebrate their 30th anniversary, we pored over eBay to find some of the best and weirdest Simpsons memorabilia ever made.

How to Get Amazon Prime

We talk a lot about Amazon Prime and its benefits. But how do you sign up? Here's a handy step-by-step guide to doing exactly that.

You Won't Have to Wait Until Monday for Deliveries Anymore

Due to the increase in online shopping, UPS is going to start delivering on Saturdays in select metropolitan areas this month to keep up with demand. Will you still shop in-store on the weekends?

I Flew to London on a Budget Airline for $380 — Here's What I Learned

Super cheap long-haul flights are becoming popular. But what are the trade-offs to get a flight to Europe that's cheaper than many domestic routes? One of our editors flew to London and found out that it's totally doable — if you're willing to give a few things up.

Get the Little Ones Ready for Spring (and Summer) with Disney

Travel? Downtime? Athletic pursuits? However your kids will spend their days for the next few months, the Disney Store has you covered with up to 60% off select items during its Swell Sale. Here are 11 buys to ensure your spring and summer go smoothly.

How To Use Amazon Prime

Check out our beginners' guide to what it is, what you get with it, and step-by-step instructions on how to use Amazon Prime.

What Happens When You Submit a Complaint to the Better Business Bureau?

Filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau is straightforward, but what happens next? DealNews spoke with an anonymous source inside the BBB who gave us the scoop on how customer complaints are filed, mediated, and ultimately resolved.

Make Your Closet Insta-Worthy With The Container Store

Spring cleaning season is upon us, and let's be real — all that scrubbing and decluttering is kind of a drag. But it doesn't have to be! Focus on creating a zen, functional closet worthy of Instagram. To help out, The Container Store is cutting 15% off select items during its Closet Essentials Sale. Here are 12 items for your #closetgoals.

How to Make Sure You Don't Owe on Your Taxes Next Year

Were you hit with a tax bill this year, and can't quite figure out why? Start planning ahead now so history doesn't repeat itself next year. Here are some tips to help you avoid owing on your taxes in the future.

New Highway Legislation Paves the Way for Broadband

Federal legislation that promises to increase rural access to broadband internet appears to finally have a rosy outlook. Here's everything you need to know about this "dig once" plan, from the cost advantages to the surprising supporters.

18 April Fools' Day Pranks That Won't Cost a Thing

The best April Fools' Day pranks are cheap or free. They usually have the added benefit of being simple — no elaborate Rube Goldberg machines or costly, time-consuming planning necessary. Here are 18 ideas to get you started.

Celebrate WrestleMania With These 10 Old-School WWE Collectibles

It's WrestleMania season, with the big event coming up on April 2. If you're an old-school WWE fanatic, here's a nostalgia trip for ya: 10 wicked-awesome WWE collectibles from the '80s and early '90s that we discovered on eBay.

How to Add Roommates and Family to Your Amazon Prime Account

Follow our step-by-step guide to share all the great benefits of your Prime membership with other members of your household.

Which of Your Favorite Stores Are Closing?

Retail stores haven't had an easy go of it for the last few years. Due to that struggle, many are closing some (or all) of their physical locations. Here's our updated list of suffering stores.

8 Surprising Pieces From Hanes That Aren't Underwear

Hanes currently cuts up to 75% off its clearance section, and all order receive free shipping via coupon code. (Sizes are limited.) If you're thinking, "no thanks, I'm good on T-shirts and socks," surprise! Hanes also has actual, real clothes. Here are 8 great buys as proof.

10 Famous April Fools' Day Pranks That Put Us All to Shame

These days, April Fools' Day is practically the official holiday of the internet, with every site trying to make you believe increasingly crazy stories. But the April 1 holiday wasn't always digital. In honor of this April Fools' Day, let's look back at 10 of the best pranks from days gone by.

Relive Your Crush on the Pink Ranger With These Power Ranger Collectibles

The new Power Rangers movie premieres on March 24. If you've forgotten what it was like to live in a world where Power Rangers was the hottest thing going, check out these 10 weird and wonderful retro collectibles, all discovered on eBay.

Dress for Your Dream Job With This Wilsons Leather Sale

When you were a kid, you probably dreamed of being an astronaut, or a firefighter, or a ballerina — something with a cool "costume." And now until March 20, you can get the necessary clothing at Wilsons Leather for your childhood dream job, as it takes an extra 50% off sitewide during its Friends & Family Sale. Plus, get an extra 20% off with this exclusive DealNews coupon. Here are 8 top picks to get you started.

9 Ways to Get a Deal on St. Patrick's Day

Do you have big plans for St. Patrick's Day? Tons of deals are available to help you have a great time without breaking the bank. Read on for nine ways you could save money on St. Paddy's Day.

12 Items Under $15 From American Apparel's Closing Sale

Prices are already rock bottom at this clearance, and now you can take an additional 50% off everything with this coupon. Here are 12 great deals from the sale to pad your stock of staples.

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With a Hair Dryer

A hair dryer is the handiest gadget you probably already own. But did you know that there's a lot more that this device can do than just drying hair — like painlessly removing Band-Aids and breaking in a new pair of shoes?

4 Tax Deductions You Had No Idea Existed

What you don't know can hurt you, especially when it comes to taxes. The onus is on you to find all the deductions you can and claim them. Here's a look at four commonly overlooked tax deductions.

Is it Legal to Bet on the NCAA Basketball Tournament?

Your office pool? Online betting houses? Fantasy leagues? We navigate the options to show you when it's legal and when it's illegal to bet on sports.

Right Now Is a Terrible Time to Buy an iPad

Rumors indicate that Apple has several new products in the pipeline and will hold a spring event featuring new iPads. Here are the details about all iPad updates you could see soon, from new devices to pricing changes.
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