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6 Knockoffs Where You Won't Know the Difference

Posted on 8/21/2014 11:39 EST

Do you dream of owning a designer handbag? Ever wondered if cheap sunglasses are really any different from Ray-Bans? If you answered yes, then behold the many knockoffs of famous, sought-after brand-name products that are just as effective and, to most eyes, just as fashionable but cost far less. Read More

August 20th Daily Deals: Family & Kids Deals

Posted on 8/20/2014 13:09 EST

This week's picks for top family & kids deals are a toddler rocker, a portable pet playpen, and the Norton 360 anti-virus software. Read More

How to Save on a Replacement Battery -- and Avoid Counterfeits

Posted on 8/20/2014 11:38 EST

From phones to watches, laptops to adult toys, finding a replacement specialty battery can be an expensive hassle. Vibrations, beeps, constant email forwarding and game playing quickly drain the life of our favorite electronics. And all too soon it seems that even a rechargeable battery can't hold a charge for longer than a few minutes. A frantic rush to the corner store is a sure way to overpay for specialty batteries (if they're even available). How can you get them for less? Read More

August 19th Daily Deals: Home & Garden Deals

Posted on 8/19/2014 12:59 EST

This week's picks for top home & garden deals are a car-seat covers set, a wine lot, and a swimming pool. Read More

Is Free Money Worth It?

Posted on 8/19/2014 11:31 EST

You've no doubt received a flyer in the mail or seen the billboards: Open a new checking account with us and receive $100 cash! Sounds like a deal, to be sure, and perhaps you've been considering switching banks anyway. But is there a catch? What's meant by that small asterisk next to the $100? Read More

How to Buy a Futon on a Tight Budget

Posted on 8/18/2014 12:02 EST

Few pieces of furniture lay claim to the flexible utility of a futon. Futons are a sofa or loveseat that convert into a bed by pulling the frame into a flat position. This changeable piece of furniture is perfect for a compact college house, studio or one bedroom apartment, or guest room. A good quality futon will last for years, as long as the frame is assembled correctly. Read More

Weekly Update: Best Cheap Multifunction Printers, Back-to-School Shopping, & More

Posted on 8/15/2014 11:50 EST

Back-to-school shopping seems to be on everyone's minds as the end of the month draws near. Save big with our 100 tips for starting the year off with savings, along with coupons from the best couponing websites. If you need a printer, consider an inexpensive multifunction model. Walmart can be a boon for deals on air conditioners, baby products, and more. Don't just stop there: Use mobile apps save on city parking while shopping. Read More

10 Things to Buy at Walmart

Posted on 8/14/2014 12:00 EST

With its yellow smiley face touting “rollbacks” and various savings-focused slogans, Walmart has become a household name known for low prices. Competitors are hot on its tail, however, especially online. Many consumers find the shopping environment unpleasant and also object to the treatment and compensation of Walmart employees. Still, millions find reason to shop at Walmart, as the retail giant continues to lead the low-price pack for many items. Its price-match guarantee and new Savings Catcher service give shoppers confidence they’re getting the best deal -- and in many cases they are. Here are 10 types of consumer products where Walmart undercuts the competition. Read More

5 Best Parking Apps to Help You Find a Spot for Less

Posted on 8/13/2014 11:28 EST

The perils of parking go beyond mere annoyance. Parking can be expensive and going overtime can rack up extra fees. We've rounded up five apps that make parking less of an ordeal that it often is. Each of the best parking apps includes a car locator so you don't have to remember where you parked, a function that finds available parking locations (usually in a garage or lot), and some type of unique function, such as facilitating payments and/or reservations. Read More

100 Tips for Back-to-School Savings

Posted on 8/12/2014 12:21 EST

Back-to-school can be an expensive time of year. We've compiled a list of our best tips from over the years that can help you save. Read More

8 Best Coupon Sites for 2014

Posted on 8/11/2014 12:14 EST

With all the coupon and daily deal sites sprouting up these days, we've updated our roundup of the best coupon sites for 2014. Fight the flood of emails and discover discount codes that actually work, saving you time, energy, and, of course, money. Read More

Weekly Update: Where to Find Cheap College Textbooks, Back-to-School Shopping, & More

Posted on 8/8/2014 11:21 EST

Back-to-school is on the mind of many a parent and child right now. Whether that means shopping for youngsters' clothing and supplies or college textbooks and essential dorm gear, deals are starting to appear. But before the kids go off to school, consider an inexpensive jaunt to an unheralded spot. Read More

6 Ways to Save on School Supplies

Posted on 8/7/2014 12:05 EST

The list of required school supplies varies by grade and school, but there are staples that nearly every child needs. Costs quickly add up. With a few sharp tactics and a savvy attitude, shopping for school supplies can be less of a financial strain. We identified six ways to save and also compared a shopping cart of back-to-school supplies at Costco, Walmart, Target, and Amazon to point you to the greatest savings. Read More

Back-to-School Shopping: Comparing 7 Stores for Kids' Clothes

Posted on 8/6/2014 12:48 EST

Back-to-school clothes shopping is currently high on many families' agendas, so we set out to identify sources for high quality, yet cheap kids' clothes. This year the National Retail Federation expects back-to-school spending on new wearables, school supplies, and electronics to hit $26.5 billion -- that's an average of about $669 per family with children in grades K-12. Of that amount, about $355 will go towards shoes and clothing. Read More

7 Cheap and Out-of-the-Ordinary Vacation Stops

Posted on 8/5/2014 12:00 EST

For many vacationers, visits to exotic locales and partaking in unique cultural activities are beyond affordable. Fortunately, the United States, in all its breadth and depth, offers countless stunning and out-of-the-ordinary attractions that are free or cheap to enjoy. Few ever make tourists' Top 10 lists and others require a bit of derring-do, but all are well worth visiting -- for their own fascinating natures and for how kind they are to your wallet. We've posted suggestions for off-beat attractions before, and here seven more to add to your list of vacation possibilities. Read More

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