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Blog Archives for August 2017

8 Rad Moto Jackets Under $250 From This Wilsons Leather Sale

Now is the time to stock up on leather, before prices rise as the mercury drops. Especially since Wilsons Leather is taking an extra 40% off men's and women's outerwear. We've picked out eight moto jackets for you to consider before the sale ends.

10 Times Packaging Went Overboard

We all know the drill: reduce, reuse, recycle. But why aren't our favorite online retailers on board? We found 10 examples of ridiculous packaging that prove it's time for retailers to rethink how products are shipped.

11 Essential Things to Know Before Buying a Used Car

Shopping for a used car can be stressful. Not only is it a big purchase, but you want a good deal on a safe and reliable vehicle that won't cost a lot of money in repairs. To help you out, here's 11 tips you should know before you head to the dealer.

Target's Labor Day Home Sale Is Full of Cool, Functional Pieces

Target takes up to 30% off a selection of furniture, patio items, and home goods during its Labor Day home sale. We've rounded up eight pretty sale items that could totally qualify as necessities, so you can shop without guilt.

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.

What to Expect From 2017 Labor Day Sales

Ready to celebrate your hard work with some retail therapy on Labor Day? Come September 4, you can expect a host of stores to drop prices on clothing, hotels, mattresses, and more.

7 Ways to Save on College Textbooks (and How to Rent Them)

Some college charges can't be avoided, but textbooks don't have to be one of them. We've rounded up our seven best tips to make sure you don't overpay on textbooks, as well as ways to avoid purchasing them.

The Biggest Savings from Lowe's Labor Day Sale

Lowe's is discounting thousands of products during its Labor Day sale, including tools, lighting, and bathroom fixtures. We've picked out seven of the best-discounted items, so you can easily finish your shopping before the sale ends August 30.

When Does Burberry Go on Sale?

Burberry has been selling luxury British fashions for over a century and a half. Sales from this brand can be hard to catch, but here's what you need to know!

9 Retro School Supplies That'll Make You Totally Nostalgic

'Tis the season for back-to-school shopping, and we've put together a guide to yesteryear's school supplies. If you spent your days worrying about standardized tests in the '80s and '90s, these nine retro collectibles will seem mighty familiar.

8 ThinkGeek Sale Items to Make Your Dorm Room Feel Like Home

If you don't know how to turn your college dorm room into a space you'll actually like, it's time to check out ThinkGeek's Back to School Sale, where you'll find products for up to 83% off. We've chosen eight items to strengthen your dorm decor game.

Connecticut Is the Last State to Offer Tax Free Shopping This Year

It's back-to-school season! Connecticut is taking a week to exempt clothes and footwear from sales tax, giving shoppers an opportunity to save on essentials before the new school year.

The 10 Best Coupons of the Week: Save at Lenovo, Disney, Amazon, and More

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week.

What to Expect From 2017 Labor Day Sales

Ready to celebrate your hard work with some retail therapy on Labor Day? Come September 4, you can expect a host of stores to drop prices on clothing, hotels, mattresses, and more.

7 Unexpected Costs of Being a College Student

A college education is full of hidden costs you may not plan for. Beyond the expected price of tuition, housing, and books, you'll find plenty of fees and other expenses that weren't in your budget.

When Does Elfa Shelving Go on Sale at The Container Store?

If you're someone who likes a place for everything and everything in its place, you probably crave Elfa shelving. Here's how you can save on this Container Store staple.

Should You Give a Credit Card to a College Student?

Deciding whether to send your child off to school with a credit card in their wallet can be tough. To help you make up your mind, we go over the good and bad aspects of a student having a credit card, and offer tips for working around the pitfalls.

This Backcountry Site Is Taking Up to 93% Off Summer Gear

Stock up on summer clearance gear at Steep & Cheap, a site run by Backcountry that's currently taking up to 93% off apparel, outdoor items, and accessories as part of its semi-annual sale. We've picked out eight summer staples to buy while things are hot.

6 Tips to Get the Most From End of Season Clearance Sales

Sort the trinkets from the trash when shopping end of season clearance sales. Our tips will remind you to be a discerning consumer, hit the fitting rooms, and read up on product reviews.

What Is Tuition Insurance and Do You Need It?

Just as you would protect your home or car purchase with insurance, you can get tuition insurance to protect your investment in education. We answer all your questions about tuition insurance, from what it covers to whether it's worth getting.

10 Back-to-School Supplies You Shouldn't Buy (With Alternatives)

With so many back-to-school items to choose from, it's easy to walk into a store, get overwhelmed, and end up overspending. We'll help you narrow down your choices with our list of 10 items you shouldn't buy for back to school, and their alternatives.

7 IKEA Price Drops You Need to Know About

IKEA is a magical land of affordable home goods and tasty Swedish food. And it's just gotten a little more magical by cutting at least 20% off and as much as 40% off a selection of items. Here are picks for several rooms in your house.

Texas and Maryland Both Have Tax Free Shopping Soon

It's back-to-school season, and Texas and Maryland created tax free days to give residents a break on school essentials. If you're a resident of these states, then prepare to start shopping this weekend.

Right Now Is a Terrible Time to Buy an iPhone

If you're in the market for a new iPhone, you may want to wait awhile. If history is any indication, we'll definitely see discounts on the iPhone 7 once the iPhone 8 makes its debut. Read on to find out when you should pounce on that new handset.

It's Time to Replace Your Basics at Hanes' Clearance Sale

Raise your hand if you're still harboring clothing that's past its expiration date. Now navigate to Hanes to get up to 75% off items in its clearance section. We've scoped the deals and selected six basics you probably needed to replace anyway.

7 Things You Should Wait to Buy for Back to School

It can pay to get a head start on back-to-school sales if you want to avoid crowds and save money. But sometimes it's better to hold off until the rush dies down. Here are seven back-to-school staples you should probably wait to buy.

15 Top College Degrees for Return on Investment

When you're spending thousands to get a college degree, you want to be sure you're getting a good return on your investment. Let's look at the 15 college degrees that are most likely to pay off in the long run.

How to Get Comfortable Women's Shoes That Last

The priciest shoes aren't always the best for your feet. From heels to boots, we show you how to find great footwear at every price point.

Upgrade Your Camping Experience With REI's Clearance Sale

If you like to have a few creature comforts along while camping, it's time to check out REI's clearance section. It takes up to 84% off a selection of clothing, accessories, and gear. We've picked seven items that make camping a little more comfortable.

A LOT of States Have Tax Free Shopping This Weekend

From August 4 to August 6, several states will be exempting back-to-school items from sales tax. This weekend, shoppers in Iowa, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Virginia can save on a variety of things.

10 Things That Are REALLY Hard to Throw Away

Batteries, pesticides, and motor oil, oh my! Here's 10 of the most obnoxious things to throw away — and tips on how to do it.

Score a Full Nike Workout Ensemble for $100

While Kohl's cuts up to 80% off a selection of Nike apparel, shoes, and accessories, it's actually possible to build an entire workout ensemble for a C-note. We've put together men's and women's 4-piece getups that add up to about $100.

10 Things to Buy in August (Including the Best of Back to School!)

Happy Dog Days of Summer, deal-seekers! Back-to-school sales are in full swing, and consumers will be inundated with end-of-summer clearance sales in the coming weeks. Read on to see why you should be shopping for laptops, summer clothes, and wine in August.
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