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18 States Where You Can Shop Tax-Free for Back-To-School in 2015

If you're lucky enough to live in a state that offers tax holidays for back-to-school shopping, this is your heads up - the first of those wonderful tax-free weekends begins this Friday July 31, and your favorite retailers are likely to be wooing you with some of the best back-to-school sales of the season.

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We tested Prime Now and all we got was this delicious peanut butter.

Last week, I learned that Amazon Prime Now, Amazon's same-day delivery service, had finally, and without much fanfare, set up shop in my home city of Chicago.

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Is Prime Day living up to the hype?

Amazon claimed today's Prime Day would be better than Black Friday, so how's it stacking up?

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Rolling your eyes at Black Friday in July? Here's what's worth your time.

Yes, Christmas in July and Black Friday in July are sales gimmicks. And yes, we all know that they tend to be pale imitations of Black Friday in November and the actual holiday shopping season. But retailers understand all too well that "Black Friday" is a powerful marketing ploy that we can never seem to resist, even when the date is still 140 days away. (And it is, I checked.)

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7 Reasons Why We All Need Black Friday in July

Black Friday is a day that divides the nation. Some love it for the thrill of the chase, the rush of pushing past a crowd to get the best possible deal, and the satisfaction of finishing holiday shopping before December hits. Others despise the very concept, and see the day's shopping frenzy as an example of everything that is wrong with modern society.

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AAA Discounts: 74 Stores & Services Offering Discounts for AAA Members

We've said it before and we'll say it again. You should almost never pay full price for anything. AAA (American Automobile Association) is one of the most common associations that snags you great discounts on travel, retail, dining, and more.

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8 Reasons Why I Love My Amazon Prime Membership

If you want to feel old, here's a startling fact: Amazon is turning 20 this month, and to celebrate, they're going big--like, Black Friday big. Yes folks, July 15 is Prime Day, and it's poised to change the way we think about so-called Black Friday in July sales. 

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7 of the Best Customer Loyalty Programs and How You Can Use Them

We've been asked the same question, over and over and over, from nearly every cashier we've encountered upon checkout: “Would you like to sign up for our rewards program today?” In a bit of classical conditioning that would impress even Pavlov, we've trained ourselves to turn down the clerk’s proposition, often before they can even finish reciting their oft-rehearsed sales pitch.

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Military Discounts From 230+ Stores & Services

Happy Fourth of July!

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Why You Should NOT Just Walk into the Apple Store to Buy Your Mac

There’s nothing special about a Mac purchased from the Apple Store. The ghost of Steve Jobs doesn't sprinkle magic iDust on it, and the Geniuses haven’t loaded it up with bonus software.

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