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5 Deals You Need to Know Today: Buy One Dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts, Get a Second Dozen Free

Today, get a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts for free and ride off on an electric scooter for $200 (a $600 savings)! Check out these offers and more in our roundup of the top five Editors' Choice deals we found last night and this morning.

What to Expect From After Christmas Sales

If you think your Christmas shopping is over when December 24 hits, then you'd be wrong. After-Christmas sales are becoming more popular every year, providing one more opportunity to score awesome deals before the season is done.

9 Things You Should NOT Buy Before Christmas

Holiday sales are in full swing, but are all the deals worth it? From video games to exercise equipment, several items will be cheaper if you wait until after Christmas.

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Secondhand Tools

Part of the allure of the DIY lifestyle is saving a couple bucks wherever you can. But tools are expensive. Buying secondhand tools can be an excellent way for a savvy DIYer to cut costs — as long as you know where to look, what to buy, and when to walk away.

7 Winter Home Improvements That Will Lower Your Heating Bills

Chances are, your body isn't the only thing feeling the effects of colder temperatures these days. Consider your poor wallet when the heating bill rises! But with these seven home improvements, you can get your winter bills under control.

These 13 Foods Aren't What You Think They Are

Given the discovery that wood pulp was being used as a filler in grated Parmesan cheese, you might be wondering what else you're inadvertently eating. Here's a list of 13 foods that are often mislabeled, misnamed, or simply misunderstood.

Best Cyber Monday Home Deals: Save 20% on Casper Mattresses!

Cyber Monday is a great time to score awesome savings on home goods, so we've rounded up the best >home deals you have to see today. Be sure to check back though, as we'll be updating this page with even more offers as we see them.

Why Wait? The Best Black Friday Deals You Can Get NOW

The deals are starting early this year, which means you might be able to get your shopping done before Thanksgiving.

Amazon Just Released Its First Ever IN-STORE Coupon

We expected Amazon to roll out in-store deals sooner or later. But this 20% off coupon isn't quite what we predicted.

The 9 Best Things to Buy in November — And It's NOT Just Black Friday TVs!

TVs, laptops, and home appliances will fall to their best-ever prices this November, but wait until December to shop for winter apparel and gift cards.

9 Fall Camping Essentials on Sale at REI

October is a great time for camping. If that sounds appealing but you don't have the gear, head over to REI Garage and get up to 60% off a selection of apparel, shoes, and camping gear. Here are nine outdoor basics you'll need to camp in comfort.

What's the Deal With Layaway?

Looking for a way to afford the holidays without killing your monthly budget? Here's everything you need to know about layaway, including which stores will offer it this holiday season, and which ones won't.

10 Costumes to Buy at Target's Sale Before They're Gone

If you're still browsing for a Halloween costume, check out Target, where you can buy one costume or accessory and get 50% off a second. We've rounded up 10 costumes that qualify, so you can take care of your costume before pickings get slim.

Today Is National Coffee Day! Here Are the Freebies You Can Get

National Coffee Day is here! To help you celebrate, we're rounding up all the offers we've confirmed for 2017. See all the ways you can get your caffeine fix.

8 Things You Need from Northern Tool, Even if You Don't DIY

You don't have to be a handyman to benefit from Northern Tool's Fall Power Sale. With discounts on over 2,100 items, there are great deals for even the anti-do-it-yourselfer. We've rounded up eight items that are useful to own, no matter your skill level.

Do You Need to Buy Flood Insurance?

Recent events may have you thinking about flood insurance. Even those living outside of traditional floodplains can find their homes underwater if the weather turns foul. Read on to learn what flood insurance is, and whether you need it.

How Much Does It Cost to Adopt a Pet?

Looking to adopt a new furry friend? Here's all the info you need on where to find one, what you can expect to pay, and how to save on adoption fees.

Touchdown! This Football Fan Gear Is on Clearance at Dick's

People love fall for many reasons, including the return of football season. If that speaks to you, then check out the clearance fan gear at Dick's Sporting Goods, which is marked up to an extra 60% off. We've found nine ways to rep your faves.

Treat Yourself to These Kitchen Goodies From Sur La Table's Sale

It's a good time to add to your kitchen collection, as Sur La Table is taking up to 50% off a selection of small appliances, cutlery, cookware, food, and cooking tools during its Anniversary Sale. Here are 10 kitchen "extras" worth checking out.

This Bad Food Habit Could Be Costing You $2,000 a Year

Planning for dining out can help you save money, stick to your budget, and enjoy those meals without guilt. Here are nine ways to save when eating out.

Did Prices Drop at Your Local Whole Foods?

Amazon recently entered the grocery game, acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. And the online giant is wasting no time when it comes to slashing prices.

Starbucks' Online Store Is Closing! Here's What to Buy

After October 1, the Starbucks online store will be out of business. Until then, many products will likely experience significant markdowns. We've rounded up seven items to pick up ASAP if you want them before the shop shuts down.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Back-to-School Picks From Disney Store's Sale

If you're overwhelmed by back-to-school shopping, fear not — Disney Store has a lot of what you need. Plus, it's taking up to 70% off a selection of toys, clothing, and more during its Swell Sale. Here are 10 items to help you prepare for the first day of school.

9 Times Fast Food Went Healthy... And We Hated It!

Fast food restaurant attempts to lure in more customers with "healthy" options are often huge failures. Here are nine times they tried to offer us something better, only to have it bomb!

9 Kitchen Tools That Are Completely Useless (or Totally Useful?)

How valuable is a garlic press? Or an asparagus steamer? Here, we make the case for (and against) purchasing controversial kitchen tools. See if you agree!

10 Surprising Things You Can Do With a Blender

You don't have to be a kitchen wizard to make good use of your blender. From cooking to composting, you can get a lot of mileage out of this simple small appliance. Here are 10 things you never realized you could do with a blender.