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Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth Harper

Originally working in IT, Elizabeth now writes on tech, gaming, and general consumer issues. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, and more. She has been one of DealNews' most regular contributors since 2013, researching everything from vacuums to renters insurance to help consumers find what best fits their needs and budget. She lives in Austin, TX and has a keen interest in how tech is changing the world we live in.

Elizabeth Harper's Most Recent Blog Posts

The 130 Best Military Discounts in 2018

Businesses of all kinds offer military discounts, and while many of these deals are worthwhile, they can be tricky to redeem. Check out our list of the 130 best military discounts in 2018 to see what you can expect.

8 Ways to Watch HBO for Free (or Get It for Less)

Ready to binge-watch your favorite HBO shows? Here are all the places where you can find a free HBO trial, free content, and discounted subscriptions — as well as everything you need to know to get started.

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Refurbished Electronics

Electronics are pricey, which is why refurbished models can be such great deals. Read on for our in-depth guide to buying refurbished electronics, from smart shopping tips to the amounts you can save on smartphones, tablets, and computers.

The 104 Best Birthday Freebies in 2018: Get Free Stuff Just for Showing Up!

It's always nice to get an extra treat on your birthday. We've rounded up the best 2018 birthday freebies from major retailers and restaurants, and put them in a handy chart for you to consult before your big day arrives.

What Is Vudu?

Vudu is a Walmart-owned streaming service that simplifies your media library by merging your digital and physical media collections. Here's how it works.

Do You Need to Buy Flood Insurance?

Even those living outside of traditional floodplains can find their homes underwater if the weather turns foul. Read on to learn what flood insurance is, and whether you need it.

Why Is It So Expensive to Be Overweight?

You've probably heard that being overweight can have health consequences, but it can also impact a person's finances. Here are five ways a wider waistline can drain your cash.

How Can You Tell If That Coupon Is a Scam?

Fake coupons can have a very real impact on your wallet if they turn out to be part of a scam. How can you tell if an online coupon is a deal or a dud? Follow our tips to stay safe.

How to Get the Best Deal on a Laptop for College Students

Buying a laptop for college can be hard on a student budget — especially when you consider the ever-increasing costs of tuition, books, and supplies. Here's everything students need to know to get a deal on a laptop for college.

How to Buy Patio Furniture That Will Last

Summer is nearly over, and retailers are trying to get rid of their remaining seasonal stock. That means we can expect to see great deals on patio furniture in the coming weeks. Read on for our complete guide to buying outdoor furniture.