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You can find savings every single day if you know where to look!
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You can find savings every single day if you know where to look. Whether you're using a senior discount, nabbing a birthday freebie, or just shopping a great seasonal sale, you should never have to pay full price.

Below, you can check out our in-depth guides to saving on absolutely everything.

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The 129 Best Birthday Freebies in 2019

Birthday freebies are perks that anyone can enjoy, but don't count on just waltzing into a store and claiming your goodies. More often than not, you'll need to join a rewards program, sign up for an email list, or download an app. We recommend signing up for those clubs as soon as possible. Then, when your birthday rolls around, you'll be well prepared for all the free gifts and discounts.

Check out our full list of the best birthday freebies. Here's just a sample of what you can get:

  • Free ice cream at Baskin-Robbins

  • 10% off at Best Buy

  • Free gift at Ulta

You might have to download an app or sign up for an email list to get certain birthday freebies.

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The 123 Best Senior Discounts to Use in 2019

Senior discounts might be some of the easiest deals to redeem. Unfortunately, many shoppers won't be eligible for all of the offers unless they're aged 65 or older. But lots of retailers will honor senior discounts at age 62, 60, or even 55. And if you're an AARP member, you can redeem many discounts when you're 50!

Check out our full list of the best senior discounts.

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The 169 Best Military Discounts in 2019

Military discounts usually apply to active-duty service members, veterans, reservists, and even their immediate families. In many cases, you'll be required to verify your status through a third-party program, such as or SheerID. Other times, you just need to present your military ID to get the perks.

Check out our full list of the best military discounts.

To score a military discount, you may need to verify your status through or SheerID.

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All the Best College Student Discounts and Freebies in 2019

Redeeming student discounts depends on where and how you shop. For some retailers, a recent student ID will do; other companies require you to sign up with a .edu email address. Still others make you verify your status through a third-party service such as UNiDAYS, Student Beans, or

Check out our full list of the best college student discounts.

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Your Guide to Holiday Discounts in 2019

Most major holidays are already fun to celebrate. When you add in excellent sales, they're even better! You'd be hard-pressed to find a holiday that doesn't have at least a few sales associated with it. With our in-depth guides, you can save on flowers for Valentine's Day, outdoor gear for Father's Day, treats for Halloween, and a whole lot more!

Check out all our holiday discount guides. Here's just a few deals you can expect:

  • Book cruises for less than $200 per person around Valentine's Day

  • Score electronics at up to 75% off for Presidents' Day

  • Save up to 75% on shoes for Labor Day

Sales are seasonal! Every month, you can get discounts on different products.

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Get the Best Discounts Every Month in 2019!

Although holidays bring on tons of sales, savvy consumers know that savings can be had at any time — as long as you know what to buy when. You can get great deals on different products every month, even if that means searching for spring clothing in summer or buying grills in the fall.

Check out our cheat sheets for what to buy every month of the year.
Senior Staff Writer

Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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The Lowe's veteran discount is the best, and there are no restrictions as far as I can tell. Home Depot? I don't go there any more.