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Blog Archives for 2008

Video Game Deals: Making better choices on gaming purchases

Like it or not, gaming is an expensive hobby. Between the cost of peripherals, online services, and new releases, it's easy to dig yourself into a financial hole. We'll show you where to look for deals on both old and new games alike.

Dining Out on the Cheap: A miscreant's primer

Tired of paying too much at a high-end restaurant? We'll help you manipulate the system to get yourself cheap — if not completely free — meals at ANY eatery.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Google, Dell, more

People love to speculate about tech. So we scan the internet and put all of those rumors here, in our Rumor Roundup. Use your eyes to read them!

dealnews Blog Roundup: What we've been saying

It's time, once again, to gather together our past blog posts so you can catch up on every random thought / sporadic ramblings we've written about over the past month.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Google, Dell, more

Come on in and check out all the rumors we've found. They're waiting for you.

Make the Most of Online Shopping

Make the most of online shopping and buy with confidence with our helpful tips about fit, construction, and style.

Must-Have Accessories Under $35

We've got the best accessories under $35 to keep you looking pretty and polished everyday.

Save at the pump: Three ways to save on gas

Gas prices may be stabilizing, but the cost of fuel is still nearly three times what it was just a few years ago. We'll show you three ways to save money at the pump and keep your car from guzzling up too much gas.

dealnews Hotel Guide: How to score a cheap hotel room

Whether it's bohemian or luxurious, finding an affordable spot to rest your head can be a difficult task. In fact, the mere thought of rummaging through endless travel sites in search of hotel deals sounds laborious enough to make you want to stay at home. To lift some of that burden from your shoulders, we're sharing some of our favorite tips and websites so that you can find affordable lodging no matter where you're going.

Take Note: Strappy Shoes

Stylenotes falls in love with the strappy shoe trend, and finds versions for $100 or less.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, TotalMusic, Android, more

Oh, Internet, you so cray-zay. The things you say! Honestly, sometimes I think the blog-o-sphere keeps churning out wild rumors simply for the benefit of our weekly Rumor Roundup!

Why the World's Longest Yardsale is dead for dealnews

For the past ten years, the World's Longest Yardsale — stretching from Gadsden, AL to Defiance, OH — has been an annual pilgrimage for dealnews' Cherri Simonds. This year's was her last. Find out why.

Take Note: Tibi

We give you the lowdown on our favorite travel-inspired brand, Tibi.

Take Note: Menswear-Inspired Footwear

Stylenotes pinpoints the menswear-inspired footwear trend, and finds affordable versions from patent leather to peep-toe.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Zune, Nintendo, BioShock

Not all rumors that make it into our Rumor Roundup are crazy, far-out predictions. Actually, this week, some of the rumors were a bit obvious. But that's OK by us because we have plenty of snark to go around.

Sales Tax Holiday Roundup: Georgia, Carolinas, more

Want to save a little money? Starting today, select states will waive state taxes on your clothing, shoes, and consumer electronics purchases. Click here to see if your state is one of the lucky 16.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Zune, Apple, Google, Apple

No one denies that the Internet is a great source of information and learning. But, did you know that SOME people use the web as a way to communicate rather insane ideas? (I know, I was shocked, too!) Well, in our Rumor Roundup, we express OUR insane ideas about the current rumors about tech. We MIGHT just be "part of the problem".

What We're Buying: How dealnews spends our paychecks

With so many great deals passing by our eyes all day, it takes a huge amount of willpower to keep our wallets in our pants (or purses). But sometimes we just can't help ourselves. Inside, you'll see how the dealnews staff has completely failed to resist our shopping urges.

Money-Saving Tips on Phone Services

Tired of getting gouged by your monthly phone bill? We'll help you pick an Internet-based calling plan that fits both your needs and budget.

dealnews Blog Roundup: What we've been saying

As many of you don't know, some of the dealnews crew have been writing blogs. They cover a wide gammut of topics from tech, to our thoughts about tech. (Okay, there's really more than just tech-no-babble on there, too.) So check out what you've missed from the past two weeks, and revel in our sporadic ramblings on all the things that are on our minds.

Beauty Buzz: Self Tanners

Stylenotes staffers bravely risked turning orange and tested over a dozen self tanning products. Find out what we recommend, and what to watch out for!

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Kindle, Nintendo, Halo

What with the WWDC and E3 having both just happened, most of the rumors that have been circulating on the internet have either been proven true or false. That leaves us with a slow rumor week. But, don't worry! We've found a few rumors to slake your thirst for nonsense!

Girl Tech: Think in Technicolor

Stylenotes' latest Girl Tech feature explores the world of colorful, hip, tech items from earphones to cameras.

Retail Watch: The Latest Store Closings Every Shopper Should Know

Whether it's a local store closing or a nationwide string of closures, we've got the latest news on which merchants are closing shop.

Video Card Buyer's Guide Part I: Video cards 101

Can't tell the difference between a GPU and SLI? In the first installment of our 2-part video card buyer's guide, we decipher some of the terminology used by the graphics card companies and explain what you'll need — and don't need — for your system.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Rock Band, Star Wars, Android, more

We've searched far and wide to find you the juiciest rumors that the Internet has to offer. Then we line them up and skewer them with our rapier-like wit.

Stylenotes Q&A with Ulla Johnson

Stylenotes talks to Ulla Johnson -- a Vogue, Elle, and WWD press darling -- about the transformative power of her cool, feminine designs.

Take Note: Chic Workout Gear

It is possible to look stylish while working up a sweat! We've got some chic workout apparel you won't want to miss!

Flying on the Cheap: How to save money on airfare

Whether you're planning your vacation or looking for a weekend getaway, we'll show you a few travel sites that can get you where you want at a price you can afford.

What's in Our Wardrobe: Stylenotes Summer Picks

The stylenotes staff dishes on what we're wearing this season, while offering up several affordable options for each trend.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPhone, Xbox, Blizzard, The Beatles, more

We're back with the low-down on the rumors that are circulating around the Web that is World Wide. Check out this week's Rumor Roundup for the latest lies unlikelihoods.

Staple Wardrobe: The Skirt

Buying the perfect skirt is easy with our list of classic skirt silhouettes and our picks for the best of each style.

Stylenotes Summer Essentials

Get ready for the summer with stylenotes' recommendations on products that will keep you looking glam – with or without a tan.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Xbox 360 price cuts, Apple iPhone 3.0, Dell loves XP, more

New iPods, cheaper Xbox 360 consoles, and a hard drive for the Wii are all part of this week's rumor roundup.

Unplugged: Trading Cable TV for Internet TV

A die-hard couch potato tries to save money by abandoning his cable plan for 30 days and embracing free Internet TV.

Take Note: Rachel Leigh, Kenneth Jay Lane, & CC Skye

We've profiled today's top three fashion jewelry designers -- Rachel Leigh, Kenneth Jay Lane, and CC Skye -- to bring you the best, high-quality baubles on a budget.

Beauty Buzz: The Best of Lip Plumpers

The lips have it! Stylenotes tested a ton of lip-plumping products to bring you the very best plumpers for your money!

iPhone 3G: Is $199 a deal?

Apple has lowered the price on the new iPhone 3G by $200. But is that really a deal? Here's what you need to know before you sign the dotted line.

Future-Proof Your Media

Worried that your current media collection might become OBSOLETE? It's a harsh reality that we'll all have to face. Just as cassettes and 8-track tapes have been laid to rest, so, inevitably, will CDs and DVDs. In our Future-Proofing guide, we clue you in on the formats that'll probably survive obsolescence (at least for a while) and how to get your older media — photos, music, movies — converted into them.

How to save money on your next Apple purchase

Don't have enough cash for Apple's latest gizmo? Here are six ways to knock a few notes off your next Apple purchase.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Make this your Dad's best Father's Day yet by getting him something from our selection of fun and unusual gifts.

Stylenotes Q&A with Lainie Schreiber of Latico Leathers

Latico, the company that's responsible for the rich leather handbags in must-have colors sits down for a stylenotes Q&A.

Stylenotes Reviews: Alexander Wang for Uniqlo

Alexander Wang debuts his limited-edition collection for Uniqlo and naturally Stylenotes was there.

Get the Sex And The City Look: Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, & Samantha

The fabulous foursome (Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, & Miranda) are back, and more fashionable than ever! Read on for how to get the SATC look at prices nowhere near that of Manolos.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Street Fighter IV, Guitar Hero IV, Metal Gear Solid 4, more

What's the big news on the internet? We don't know ... BUT! We can tell you what rumors are circulating around. Check out our Rumor Roundup for all the rumors that are unfit for human consumption.

Stylenotes Q&A with Toni Hacker of Hayden-Harnett

Stylenotes talked to Toni Hacker of Hayden-Harnett about the label's universally appealing style, as well as her imaginary muse.

Stylenotes' Fragrance Picks for Summer 2008

With Memorial Day behind us and warmer days ahead, we've picked the top four must-have fragrances for summer 2008.

5 Father's Day Gift Suggestions

Stumped on what to get Dad for Father's Day? We've got a few suggestions to get the ball rolling!
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