Yes, You Really Are Seeing the Same Black Friday Deals Every Year

Yes, You Really Are Seeing the Same Black Friday Deals Every Year

From one year to the next, the bulk of the Black Friday sales are more or less the same as they were the year before. And before you get upset, this is actually not a bad thing—if we know that certain items and categories will be marked down by the same amount every year, it makes it a lot easier to make up a holiday shopping list and realistic budget.

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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom (for Under $100)

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom (for Under $100)

My husband and I just bought our first house together, and we're currently in the middle of some serious DIY renovations. Last month I wrote about our kitchen upgrades: we put in some new tile, painted our cabinets and installed some new hardware I scored at Overstock for just $40 total! Next up? The bathrooms.

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I Bought a Mattress Online — And You Should, Too

I Bought a Mattress Online — And You Should, Too

Ten years after buying my pillow-top mattress, a decade of sleep had compressed the fluff into a distinct valley in the center. When I started waking up with back pain and stiffness every morning, prompting some serious side eye from my chiropractor, I knew its days were numbered.

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The Lowdown on Layaway: 6 Stores Offering Payment Plans for the Holidays

The Lowdown on Layaway: 6 Stores Offering Payment Plans for the Holidays

We're not huge fans of layaway here at Brad's Deals. While it might seem like an easy way to finance holiday fun, it means paying extra money for things you could buy for less upfront.

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Samsung is Recalling the Galaxy Note7. Here's What to do if You Own One.

Samsung is Recalling the Galaxy Note7. Here's What to do if You Own One.

The lithium-ion battery on the popular phablet can overheat and catch fire, causing serious burns and property damage. Here's everything you need to know to get a refund on your phone, and keep your family safe from unexpected phone fires. 

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9 Tips for Negotiating Your Rent

9 Tips for Negotiating Your Rent

If you're a seasoned renter like myself, you've (perhaps literally) been around the block a few times when it comes to seemingly unfair rent prices. Maybe the end of your lease is approaching, and you've just been informed that your rent will go up if you decide to re-sign. Or maybe you're making a move to the other side of town, and the place you've got your heart set on is just a tad overpriced.

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9 Ways to Save Even More During National Coupon Month

9 Ways to Save Even More During National Coupon Month

We're halfway through September, and while that might mean the end of long, lazy summer days and the beginning of the solemn march towards winter cold, it also means something else. Something big. I'm talking, of course, about National Coupon Month!

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Lulu-Who? 5 Swaps & Alternatives to High-End Activewear Brands

Lulu-Who? 5 Swaps & Alternatives to High-End Activewear Brands

Back in the day, "activewear" meant an old T-shirt and a pair of Soffe gym shorts. Now, it's more common to see someone headed to the gym in a strappy bra framed by an open-back tank and a pair of matching leggings that are nicer than my nicest jeans.

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The 25 Hottest Toys Your Kids Already Want for Christmas (and Where to Find Them for Less)

The 25 Hottest Toys Your Kids Already Want for Christmas (and Where to Find Them for Less)

It's still summer, and your kids haven't even considered their Halloween costumes yet, let alone pondered Santa wish lists, but major retailers have already published their holiday toy lists. And now, so have we.

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What a Hotel Addict Learned from a Bed & Breakfast Stay

What a Hotel Addict Learned from a Bed & Breakfast Stay

I love using points and miles to earn free travel, so I try to stay in chain hotels that help me rack them up whenever possible. But I recently spent the night along the backroads of Washington state's Cascades, at the Run of the River Inn and Refuge. After my experience at this lovely bed and breakfast, I'm suddenly questioning why I even bother staying at chain hotels at all! Here's what a chronic hotel patron learned from his first B&B experience.

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