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Everything You Need to Know About Synthetic Diamonds

Why spend three months' salary on a stone that comes with environmental and ethical concerns? Lab-created diamonds are real gems at a fraction of the cost. Read on for our full rundown.

6 Best Buys for February — And It's More Than Presidents' Day Deals!

With Super Bowl parties and Valentine's Day happening in the first half of the month, February can quickly drain your wallet. See how to save on these events, and on Presidents' Day home goods, winter apparel, and more.

How to Save on Bedding and Towels Online

Towels and bedding are items you likely use on a daily basis. That's why it's important to make smart decisions when deciding which ones to buy. We offer a comprehensive guide to buying bedding and towels online, from where to shop to how to save.

Here's the Best Time to Book a Flight for EVERY Holiday

The key to getting a good deal on airfare is buying at the right time. To find out the best times to book holiday flights in 2018, we talked to travel experts at airfare app Hopper, who predicted when ticket prices will hit rock bottom.

6 Things to Know When Buying Glasses Online

Want to save money on eyewear? One option is to shop online, where you'll find a better selection and lower prices. But there are pitfalls to avoid. Here are six things to know when buying glasses on the internet.

What You Need to Know When Buying a New TV

With so many sizes and features to choose from, picking out a new TV can be overwhelming. But don't fret. From resolutions to refresh rates, we tell you about the key factors to consider when buying a TV.

5 Ways to Save on Your Next Flight

Finding a good bargain on airfare is becoming a complicated process. Fortunately, it's not impossible to score cheap plane tickets. We have five tips to help you get the best deal on your next flight.

8 Smart Ways to Save on Exercise Equipment

If your goal is to tone up and slim down this year, there are several ways to get the fitness equipment you need without breaking the bank. Check out our tips to help you save on exercise equipment, so you can stick to that resolution and get in shape.

How to Save on Gym Memberships, Studios, and Classes in 2018

Whether you're shelling out for trendy gym classes or working out at home, check out these tips on how to save money on your fitness goals this year.

5 Strategies That Gyms Use to Hook You (and How to Not Fall for Them)

Joining a gym in January means you may encounter high-pressure sales tactics. If you want to avoid overpaying for a gym membership, be aware of these five sneaky strategies — and have a game plan for fighting back.

8 Things to Buy in January (and 3 Things to Wait On)

Ready or not, 2018 is here! That means we're done with the holiday sales and on to the post-holiday sales. While you won't find everything on sale in January, some items are real bargains this time of year — like gym memberships, bedding, and hotel stays.

VIDEO: Our Champagne Taste Test Finds the Best Bubbles for Your Buck!

Nothing says "Happy new year" like the popping of a cork, but are there any sparkling wines that are good and a good price? Find out in our video taste test!

How to Buy Winter Coats: Your Guide to Fit, Fabric, and Quality

Amazing outerwear sales pop up online this time of year, but picking out proper winter coats can get tricky. How can you judge the fit, the warmth, or the quality? Here's what you need to know to choose the best winter coat for you.

8 Things to Buy in January (and 3 Things to Wait On)

Ready or not, 2018 is here! That means we're done with the holiday sales and on to the post-holiday sales. While you won't find everything on sale in January, some items are real bargains this time of year — like gym memberships, bedding, and hotel stays.

One for You, One for Me: The Best BOGO Gift Card Freebies

It's always better to give than to receive — unless you can do both! Find out where to get free gift cards when you purchase gifts for your friends and family.

The BEST Things to Buy During the Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale

Are you eagerly awaiting the famed semi-annual sale at Victoria's Secret? Read our guide to see when it will start, and what kind of deals you can expect from the popular lingerie retailer.

How to Buy Winter Coats: Your Guide to Fit, Fabric, and Quality

Amazing outerwear sales pop up online this time of year, but picking out proper winter coats can get tricky. How can you judge the fit, the warmth, or the quality? Here's what you need to know to choose the best winter coat for you.

When Does the Steam Winter Sale Start?

Steam has two huge sales every year, and the Winter Sale should be kicking off very soon! Read on to see when the Steam Winter Sale starts and what kind of discounts to expect.

11 Gifts That Seem Expensive, but Aren't

When you want to save money, but still impress others with your gift-giving prowess, a little creativity can go a long way. Fool your loved ones in the best way possible with these 11 gift ideas that seem expensive, but aren't.

7 Big Holiday Expenses (and Their Thrifty Alternatives)

Enjoying the holidays doesn't have to cost a fortune. From Christmas cards to gift wrap, here are seven holiday expenses to avoid and their less-costly alternatives.

The 11 Best Things to Buy Before (and Immediately After) Christmas

Black Friday makes November a prime time for deals, but December still has a lot to offer. We've scoured the DealNews archives from years gone by, to guide you in your quest for the best purchases for December.

What to Expect From Target Cyber Monday Sales in 2017

Target has become a big force on Cyber Monday. If you're looking to snag cyber savings from the store with the big red bullseye, here's everything you need to know.

What to Expect From Best Buy Cyber Monday Sales in 2017

Best Buy is one of the best places to snag high-tech deals during the holiday season. But if you want to make the most of Best Buy Cyber Monday sales, you'd better start early. Check out our full guide!

What to Expect From Walmart Cyber Monday Sales in 2017

When it comes to Cyber Monday, Walmart's sales start earlier and often end later than the short-lived sales you may find elsewhere. Here's everything you need to know to get the best bargains at Walmart on Cyber Monday and throughout Cyber Week.

What to Expect From Amazon Cyber Monday Sales in 2017

Amazon's Cyber Monday sale is like a vast deal wilderness. We've got the tips you need to navigate the Lightning Deals, waitlists, Prime perks, and more.

These 10 Stores Will Have the Best Cyber Monday Deals in 2017

These 10 stores hosted Black Friday-caliber offers last Cyber Monday. In fact, some retailers actually beat their own Black Friday deals. Read on to see where you should be shopping.

4 Things That Are BETTER to Buy on Cyber Monday

Black Friday is known for its glut of discounts, but not all of them are worth it. Fortunately, we've picked out four items that you might have better luck with on Cyber Monday.

Apple Black Friday 2017: These Deals Are Live NOW

In the market for a new iPhone, iPad, or Mac? Black Friday is a surprisingly great time to get big discounts on Apple products.

Thanksgiving vs. Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: What to Buy Each Day

What if you could only shop on one day? Our research shows that Black Friday comes up short compared to Thanksgiving. But depending on what specific items you want to buy, you may be more likely to find a better offer on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

The 9 Worst Black Friday Ads of 2017

For every amazing price we've seen, there's one that's equally ho-hum. To help you separate the wheat from the chaff, we've collected the nine worst deals of Black Friday 2017.

Our Master List of EVERY 2017 Black Friday Ad Worth Buying This Week

Sorting through each and every Black Friday ad can feel overwhelming. That's why we've rounded up all the best Black Friday offers to help you put together your shopping list for this week! Read on for the top TVs, laptops, smartphones, and more.

Black Friday Travel 2017: Flight and Hotel Deals Will Be Under $50

If you're flexible about travel dates and destinations, you can score plenty of vacation deals on Black Friday. Here's how you can make travel plans at bargain prices during the holiday season.