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

Looking for Cheap Gifts? 10 Presents That Seem Expensive, but Really Aren't

Does holiday shopping have you suffering from sticker shock? Don't worry! We've put together a guide with ideas for cheap presents — or at least affordable ones — for everyone on your list.

Is Cyber Monday Better Than Black Friday? 8 Ways the Shopping Holidays Differ

Last year, U.S. consumers spent more money online on Cyber Monday than they did on Black Friday. But are Cyber Monday deals as good as Black Friday offers? Check out our guide to learn how these two shopping holidays differ.

These 9 Stores Will Offer the Best Cyber Monday Deals in 2020

Cyber Monday and Cyber Week feature some of the year's best deals. But where should you be shopping? To find out, check out our list of the nine stores we expect to have the best Cyber Monday sales and deals in 2020.

How to Get Black Friday Doorbusters in 2020

Not every Black Friday doorbuster is going to be worth buying. Before you fall for the holiday hype, check out our guide to Black Friday doorbusters in 2020.

8 Things NOT to Buy on Black Friday

Not every deal is a good deal, even on the biggest sales holiday of the year. So before you start shopping, check out our suggestions for what not to buy on Black Friday in 2020.

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 Buy a Cheap Laptop for College

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

What Does Refurbished Mean?

Refurbished deals can look like they're too good to be true, but that's not always the case. We go over the refurbished definition, and tell you what you need to know about refurbs to get a deal instead of a dud.

Is Expensive Sunscreen Worth It?

Wearing sunscreen effectively means applying at least an ounce every two hours when outdoors. At that rate, sun protection can be pricey, but the difference between cheap and expensive sunscreen might not be as big as you think.

Here's How to Buy Space-Saving Furniture for Your Apartment

A cramped apartment doesn't mean you need to get a bigger place, because you may be able to make better use of the space you have. So how can you create more room in your apartment? We have some small-space furniture ideas that can help.