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Blog Archives for April 2017

The Feds May Not Forgive Your Student Loan Debt After All

The Education Department is not making any promises to public service job employees enrolled in its student loan repayment program for almost a decade. Are you affected?

6 Things to Look for in a Camping and Hiking Backpack

A poorly chosen backpack can turn a beautiful hike into a painful ordeal. Make sure to find an appropriate fit, capacity, and more when buying a hiking backpack.

7 Ways You Can Prepare for Unexpected Medical Expenses

A medical emergency can strike at any time, and costs are always higher for the elderly person on a fixed income. We'll show you how to go beyond Medicare and maximize your savings with special accounts, careful planning, and more.

All the iPhone 8 Rumors You Need to Know

Buzz about new iPhones will only build as we move closer to fall, when Apple is expected to announce its latest generation. To help tide you over, here we examine all the latest rumors about the highly anticipated flagship.

"On Our 20th Anniversary, I Can't Thank Our Readers Enough"

DealNews has made it to 20, thanks large in part to readers like you. But we need your help in order to make it your ultimate happy place for years to come!

It's National Pretzel Day! Here's How to Get Free Pretzels

National Pretzel Day is here, and we've got the scoop on all the places to score tasty treats. Check out our list to find free and cheap snacks today.

Is Dollar Shave Club Worth the Money?

Dollar Shave Club promises you fresh razor cartridges delivered to your doorstep each month. But should you sign up? Let's look at what Dollar Shave Club offers, how its prices compare to the competition, and whether it's a good fit for women.

Surprise Mom With Quirky, Under $30 Mother's Day Gifts From Amazon

There's nothing wrong with giving your mom flowers, a card, or other such predictable gifts for Mother's Day. But wouldn't you love to show her that you put some thought into her gift? If so, Amazon is your friend as it discounts a selection off-beat finds during its Mother's Day Sale. Here are 10 picks to suit all sorts of moms.

QUIZ: Can You Remember What These Items Cost in 1997?

In honor of DealNews' 20th anniversary, see if you can remember what an Apple laptop, a cell phone, a Big Mac, and more common items cost back in the year of our birth. Oh how the times have changed!

Walmart In-Store Pickup Could Actually Save You Money

Recently, Walmart introduced a program that promises extra savings when you opt for in-store pickup over shipping. Here's everything you need to know about this new online discount.

The Best Eco-Friendly Freebies for Earth Day

Earth Day is almost upon us once again, which means it's your chance to score eco-friendly freebies. Check out our list for where to find organic milkshakes, free coffee, reusable bags, and more.

5 Items You Can Buy Once (And They'll Last)

Buying high-quality goods can help both your pocketbook and the planet. So how can you find stuff that will last forever — or at least a long time? We offer tips on shopping for high-quality products, including five types of items that could last a lifetime.

9 Teas to Help You Unwind Before Bed

Staring at a bright screen is the worst way to get your body ready for sleep! Instead, try a soothing cup of tea when you're ready to wind down. Teavana is offering free shipping sitewide, so here are nine tasty teas to help you start a new relaxation routine.

You Won't Believe How Much You'll Save Thrift Shopping for Clothes

If Macklemore is to be believed, then going to the thrift store for solid deals on clothing is a practice worth extolling in song. That's because these stores frequently offer wares in exceptional condition. So just how much can you save with secondhand clothing?

10 Surprisingly Eco-Friendly Companies to Support on Earth Day (and All Year Long)

While you're probably aware of eco-minded companies like Patagonia and The Body Shop, you'd be surprised by who else is going green these days. Here are 10 businesses you should consider supporting on Earth Day.

Renew Your Fitness Resolution: Top Picks From the Sale

If you've been struggling with your fitness-related New Year's resolution this year, don't worry, it's only April! And if you need a little extra push, is taking 50% off a selection of men's and women's apparel and accessories via coupon code "ALLMUSTGO" as part of its Blowout Sale. Snagging some new fitness apparel or a useful accessory might be just the boost you need. Here are six possibilities.

UPDATE: Nintendo Killed the NES Classic so You'd Buy the SNES mini

In the months since Nintendo cancelled production of the NES Classic, many industry experts (including DealNews) speculated that the company was merely making room for another nostalgia console. Eurogamer has now confirmed this to be the case. Read on for our original coverage of Nintendo's suspiciously predictable behavior.

Tax Day Freebies Are Here! Get Them All Today

Even if you don't have a refund to look forward to, never fear! Many of our favorite stores and restaurants will offer a selection of conciliatory freebies and deals today.

What You Do (and Don't) Have to Pay for When You Attend a Wedding

If you've ever been in a wedding, you know that expectations about "who pays for what" can get in the way of a good time. These expenses don't have to cause stress, though. Here's a guide to what guests, hosts, and the bridal party can expect to pay for when it comes to common wedding costs.

15 Easter Candies You Can Buy on Sale NOW, Ranked

Easter candy only comes around once a year, and now that it's the Monday after the holiday, it's time to hit up the candy sales. We look at which items are worth the trip to the seasonal aisle — and which ones you're better off avoiding.

Throwback to 1997: What Was Popular the Year of Our Birth?

DealNews turns 20 this year and we're feeling nostalgic! To celebrate, we decided to take a look at what else was popular in 1997. Spoiler alert: "MMMbop" is about to get stuck in your head again.

Today Is Your Last Chance to Get the Best Price on a Memorial Day Flight

Memorial Day kicks off the summer holidays, and you can start yours off right by booking your airfare today. If you don't, the trip could do serious damage to your vacay budget.

10 Patio Picks to Get Your Backyard Ready to Party

Ready to put together the backyard party space of your dreams? Of course you are. Sears is taking up to 40% off a selection of patio furniture and outdoor items, and you can jump-start your patio paradise with our picks.

Is VR Worth Buying Yet?

High-end VR setups have been available for more than a year, begging the question: Should you buy now? To help arrive at an answer, we delve into current VR choices, costs, and content, and give you the lowdown on each.

Save on Groceries This Summer With a Home Garden

A modest investment in seeds, soil, and time can provide you with fresh produce throughout the season. Don't be intimidated; planting a home garden is something anyone can do. Read on for all the expert tips you'll need to get growing.

National Park Week is Coming! Here's How to Score Free Visits

National Park Week is almost here, and it's the perfect time to see the great outdoors. You'll have four chances to get into any park free this month. If you miss out now, your next chance to bag a free visit won't pop up until September!

10 Classic Simpsons Collectibles for the 30th Anniversary

The Simpsons first gained fame on the The Tracey Ullman Show starting in 1987. To celebrate their 30th anniversary, we pored over eBay to find some of the best and weirdest Simpsons memorabilia ever made.

How to Get Amazon Prime

We talk a lot about Amazon Prime and its benefits. But how do you sign up? Here's a handy step-by-step guide to doing exactly that.

You Won't Have to Wait Until Monday for Deliveries Anymore

Due to the increase in online shopping, UPS is going to start delivering on Saturdays in select metropolitan areas this month to keep up with demand. Will you still shop in-store on the weekends?

I Flew to London on a Budget Airline for $380 — Here's What I Learned

Super cheap long-haul flights are becoming popular. But what are the trade-offs to get a flight to Europe that's cheaper than many domestic routes? One of our editors flew to London and found out that it's totally doable — if you're willing to give a few things up.

Get the Little Ones Ready for Spring (and Summer) with Disney

Travel? Downtime? Athletic pursuits? However your kids will spend their days for the next few months, the Disney Store has you covered with up to 60% off select items during its Swell Sale. Here are 11 buys to ensure your spring and summer go smoothly.

How To Use Amazon Prime

Check out our beginners' guide to what it is, what you get with it, and step-by-step instructions on how to use Amazon Prime.

9 Things You Should Know About the Samsung Galaxy S8

In the market for a new Android smartphone? The Samsung Galaxy S8 — one of the most anticipated phones of the year — recently made its debut. Before you place an order, check out everything you need to know about this handset.

What Happens When You Submit a Complaint to the Better Business Bureau?

Filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau is straightforward, but what happens next? DealNews spoke with an anonymous source inside the BBB who gave us the scoop on how customer complaints are filed, mediated, and ultimately resolved.

Make Your Closet Insta-Worthy With The Container Store

Spring cleaning season is upon us, and let's be real — all that scrubbing and decluttering is kind of a drag. But it doesn't have to be! Focus on creating a zen, functional closet worthy of Instagram. To help out, The Container Store is cutting 15% off select items during its Closet Essentials Sale. Here are 12 items for your #closetgoals.

How to Make Sure You Don't Owe on Your Taxes Next Year

Were you hit with a tax bill this year, and can't quite figure out why? Start planning ahead now so history doesn't repeat itself next year. Here are some tips to help you avoid owing on your taxes in the future.