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Here's the Scoop on Buying Cat Litter

If you're welcoming a new feline into your home or simply aren't crazy about your current litter, you have a lot of options. We break down the pros and cons of every cat litter type so you'll have a better idea of where to start.

10 Container Store Sale Items That Will Totally Tidy Up Your Life

If your living space is cluttered with things without a place to be, it may be time to check out The Container Store, which cuts up to 40% off during its Get Your Life Together Sale. We've rounded up 10 ingenious items that you never knew you needed, but that will help you embrace the orderly.

6 Hidden Costs of Being in a Wedding Party

Being a bridesmaid or groomsman is fun, but it sure can be expensive. So what exactly are you paying for? We outline the six biggest costs of being in a wedding and offer tips on how you can save on each.

The Perfect Hair Brush for EVERY Type of Hair

Think you can treat all hair alike? Think again. From thick to thin hair, detangling to styling, here are the brushes to suit your hair type and needs.

Retailers Giving Back: Shop These Memorial Day Deals for Veterans!

In an effort to show their appreciation this Memorial Day, some retailers are teaming up with SheerID to offer exclusive discounts to military members and their families. We've rounded up the best Memorial Day deals for veterans, those on active duty, reservists, National Guardsmen and women, retirees, and their families.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

Find out how to get non-traditional gifts for Mom, spring clothing deals for Memorial Day, and more in our May buying guide. But hold off on Apple laptops, as big changes mean deals are just around the corner.

48 Major Retailers That Offer Free Shipping, and How to Get It

A lot of online stores will ship your orders for free, but those bargains often come with limitations. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of 48 retailers that offer free shipping, and some tips on how these deals work.

10 Drugstore Buys That Are Better Than High-End Options

If you want to look your best without maxing out your credit card, skip the department store and opt for less-expensive drugstore products. Whether you need to stock up on hair dye, makeup, or shampoo, these 10 beauty essentials will appeal to your wallet and your inner style maven.

What to Expect From 2016 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. Ditch the pricey flowers and opt for a more imaginative, penny-pinching gift — like tech, fragrances, and more.

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.

12 Eco-Friendly Companies to Support for Earth Day

More than a celebration, Earth Day is a reminder of the importance of environmental preservation. One easy way to help out is by supporting companies that are eco-conscious. Here are 12 companies whose efforts deserve your money, on Earth Day and all year long.

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.

Deduct Your Dry Cleaning! The 10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Are you certain you've found every single tax deduction you could possibly make? You'll be surprised at the crazy things you're able to write off. If you haven't yet filed your taxes, take a look at these 10 overlooked deductions you might be able to claim.

These 10 Products Are More Expensive for Women Thanks to the 'Pink Tax'

Several recent studies have found that women pay more than men for identical or nearly identical goods and services. We took a look at the worst offenders.

Gifts for Her: Deals for Every Lady on Your List

Shopping for Mom, Sis, Auntie, or Grandma? Or perhaps you need something for a coworker or friend. Regardless, there's still plenty of time to get great gifts for the ladies in your life. As such, we've rounded up a handful of this week's best deals to help you cross them off your list.

8 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Holiday Shopping During Black Friday

While shopping for yourself, don't forget that Black Friday is a time to buy for others too. Cashmere, beauty products, and more make for affordable gifts.

Target Gives its Employees Fitbits, Can Monitor Their Fitness Progress

Target offered employees a free Fitbit in exchange for taking part in a team competition for charity. But wellness at work is a growing trend, and not everyone loves it.

Get These 8 Things to Help Prepare For Emergencies

With much of the country under snow (including some regions that barely see an inch), now is a good time to review what you need to prepare for unexpected extreme weather, car breakdowns, and other emergencies.

VIDEO: Would You Trust Google to Give Medical Advice?

Soon, you'll be able to Google a health condition and be presented with a list of symptoms. With one in 20 searches being health-related, is this just solving a need, or enabling hypochondriacs?

Black Friday Predictions 2014: What to Expect From Black Friday Sales

The best way to make the most of Black Friday is to be prepared, which is why it's never too early for our annual Black Friday deal predictions! If you're wondering what the doorbuster deals will be in TVs this year, or whether or not we could see a slew of iPhone deals, then you've come to the right place. We also have predictions for Android smartphones, tablets, toys, video games, clothing, and more.

Give It A Try: Our Guide To Free Samples

Getting something for nothing is a thrill, but it’s also a great way to give a new product a test-run before you decide to shell out real money for it. Tons of companies and retailers are eager to get their products out there, but you have to know where to find them. We rounded up the best ways to score free samples online and off, plus advice on avoiding scams and managing all of the marketing messages that come with free stuff.

VIDEO: Should Your Doctor Know What Groceries You Buy?

Should your doctors be allowed to look at your credit card purchases, in order to have a better picture of your health? Some people think so! In fact, hospitals in North and South Carolina are already compiling and sharing their patients' purchase histories, so doctors can head off future medical issues like emphysema and diabetes. Are you for or against this idea?

Shopping for Dad is a Pain: Our Awkward Father's Day eCard Guide

Father's Day is right around the corner on June 15, but we're betting you still haven't found a gift. Because dads are notoriously hard to shop for, we've made some Father's Day eCards (with a little help from Awkward Family Photos) to point you towards the perfect gift.

Gifts That Keep On Giving! Top Membership Deals

These five subscription deals will keep on giving, allowing you to shop, game, or beautify better. Get a free subscription to BJ's Wholesale Club and a gift card, six month of unlimited free same-day deliveries from Google Shopping Express, and much more.

Caring for Your Beanie Babies: A Deal Guide to Protecting Your Investment

Beanie Babies aren't just our soft, silent children — they're an investment! Gentle care and cleaning is part of protecting that investment. (You wouldn't throw $10,000 worth of stock certificates in the washer, would you?) Beanie Babies require special equipment to preserve their mint condition, so we've rounded up the week's best Beanie Baby care deals to keep you on track.

You Could Save Over $200 Buying These 10 Items When You Don't Need Them

Let's face it: No one wakes up in the morning with a burning desire to buy everyday necessities like pet food, toilet paper, batteries, or diapers. And yet many of these goods are so essential, we'd run out of the house bleary-eyed at 3 am to replace them. However, it's cheaper and easier to stock up on these items when you don't need them — and we've got the data to prove it! That's why we've rounded up a collection of items that you should always buy when you see a deal, even if you're still fully stocked at home.

5 Devices That Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer Can't Live Without

We first talked to Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, last year to find out what devices topped his list of must-haves. But a lot has happened in 18 months or so! And even though there still "isn't enough time to try every gadget" in the world, we did manage to find out his top five new favorite gadgets.

Bucking the Shave Trend: Is the Dollar Shave Club Worth It?

Perhaps you've heard (or even sung) the barbershop quartet refrain that's been around for a century or so: "Shave and a haircut ... two bits!" Those days may be long gone, but there's a new player that claims almost as cheap a price tag. The Dollar Shave Club offers subscription-based razor blade cartridge delivery for less than $10 a month. But is it worth it?