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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

10 Awesome Brands That Are Owned By Women

International Women's Day is March 8, and March itself is Women's History Month. So why not celebrate by spending money at businesses that are run by women? Here are 10 woman-owned brands to check out.

How to Save on Prescription Drugs and Over-the-Counter Medication

If you take medication on a regular basis, then you know the costs can be steep. But if you're willing to put in a little research, you can usually save on both over-the-counter and prescription drugs.

The Best Birthday Freebies: A Complete Guide

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.

Is the 'Pink Tax' Still a Problem?

If you've noticed products marketed toward women tend to have higher prices than gender-neutral items, you aren't imagining it. This is the so-called "pink tax." We look at prices on personal care items to see what today's shoppers can expect.

You're Getting Less Than You Think With These 6 Things

Whether it's misleading labels or mountains of fees, there are a lot of ways you can end up getting less than you thought you were buying. Here are six common instances where your purchase might not measure up.

4 Health Remedies You Might Be Wasting Money On

There are plenty of products that promise a quick cure without a visit to the doctor. While there are certainly products that work, many vitamins, supplements, and remedies exist solely to put a hole in your pocketbook.

Amazon Prime Benefits You May Not Know About

Amazon Prime is more than just 2-day shipping. Membership offers a growing list of perks — and if you use them all, you're definitely getting a deal.

Book TODAY to Get the Best Price on Presidents' Day Flights

Presidents' Day is coming up on Monday, February 19 — and that extra day off can make for a great weekend getaway. But if you're looking to book a flight without separating yourself from too many dead presidents, you need to get tickets now.

Everything You Need to Know About Synthetic Diamonds

Why spend three months' salary on a stone that comes with environmental and ethical concerns? Lab-created diamonds are real gems at a fraction of the cost. Read on for our full rundown.

Can You Get Groceries Delivered If You Don't Live in a City?

While grocery delivery may sound appealing, you may be wondering if it's available in your area. To help you figure out your options, we go over the major delivery services and alternatives, the costs you may run into, and what's next for this industry.