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- Deal Crunch: How Ben's Bargains Built a Loyal Following Around Its Discounts Thanks to a Team of Deal-Savvy Editors by Jon McDonald, August 23, 2017
- MarketWatch: 10 Things to Never Buy Again by MarketWatch, February 16, 2016
- East Idaho News: 11 Valentine’s Day gifts you should avoid by Herb Scribner, February 13, 2016
- Palm Beach Post: Presidents Day shopping advice to guide you on what to buy, skip by Jennifer Sorentrue, February 11, 2016
- Yahoo Shopping: February's best deals for 2016 by Krista McAulay, February 11, 2016
- Yahoo Shopping: Super Bowl 50 TV deals to get now by Krista McAulay, February 1, 2016
- Albany Times Union: Here's what you can do with those unwanted gift cards by Shannon Fromma, January 26, 2016
- CBS News: 5 things that get snapped up in "blizzard buying" by Aimee Picchi, January 22, 2016
- Albany Times Union: Gift cards that miss mark still valuable by Shannon Fromma, January 21, 2016
- SILive: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: 5 things to buy by Tracey Propora, January 15, 2016
- Palm Beach Post: Deal experts: Don't buy these things this weekend by Jennifer Sorentrue, January 15, 2016
- Yahoo Shopping: January's best deals for 2016 by Tara Shepersky, January 8, 2016
- SILive: Tips for finding those post-holiday deals by Tracey Propora, December 25, 2015
- Albany Times Union: Last-minute Christmas shopping tips, gift ideas, store hours by Shannon Fromma, December 23, 2015
- WCVB - Boston: Best things to buy on or after-Christmas by WCVB 5, December 22, 2015
- GoBankingRates: 35 Ways You Can Spend to Save in 2016 by WCVB 5, December 22, 2015
- Kiplinger: 6 Best Deals During After-Christmas Sales by Andrea Browne Taylor, December 21, 2015
- Albany Times Union: Retailers look to hook last-minute shoppers with Super Saturday offers by Shannon Fromma, December 18, 2015
- SILive: Last-minute shoppers: Be sure you know holiday shipping deadlines by Tracey Propora, December 15, 2015
- Kiplinger: Things to Buy at Dollar Stores for the Holidays by Cameron Huddleston & Andrea Browne Taylor, December 10, 2015
- WDRB: Five things you should never buy during the Christmas season by Cameron Huddleston & Andrea Browne Taylor, December 9, 2015
- Yahoo Finance: Worst things to buy during the holidays by Cameron Huddleston, December 3, 2015
- Kiplinger: 15 Things You Shouldn't Buy During the Holidays by Cameron Huddleston & Andrea Browne Taylor, November 30, 2015
- Tusla World: Spending: What you need to know about holiday shopping by Kaitlin Pitsker, November 29, 2015
- Richmond Times-Dispatch: What you need to know about holiday shopping by KPF, November 28, 2015
- Chicago Tribune: Spending: What you need to know about holiday shopping by KPF, November 27, 2015
- SILive: Cyber Monday 2015: These five deals are worth the wait by Annalise Knudson, November 27, 2015
- Kiplinger: Best Black Friday Deals at Target by Andrea Browne Taylor, November 27, 2015
- Kiplinger: Best Black Friday Deals at Best Buy by Andrea Browne Taylor, November 27, 2015
- Kiplinger: Best Black Friday Deals at Walmart by Andrea Browne Taylor, November 27, 2015
- Kiplinger: Best Black Friday Deals at Amazon by Andrea Browne Taylor, November 27, 2015
- Yahoo Shopping: The best Black Friday deals you can get in stores and on the web by Victor Paul Alvarez; November 26, 2015
- FOX 10 Phoenix: Big Box Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals by Tshaka Armstrong; November 25, 2015
- Yahoo Shopping: What NOT to buy on Black Friday by Victor Paul Alvarez; November 25, 2015
- WREG - Memphis: How to get the best deals on Black Friday by Nancy Allen; November 23, 2015
- The Tennessean: Is Black Friday still a shopping must-do? by Mary Hance; November 23, 2015
- Yahoo Shopping: 10 fabulous November deals for hearth and home by Tara Shepersky; November 23, 2015
- USA Today: Surviving Black Friday: How to set a budget and stick to it by Hadley Malcolm; November 23, 2015
- The Fresno Bee: Retail Therapy: Holiday shopping manual: A guide to discounts, deadlines and days by Bethany Clough; November 21, 2015
- Albany Times Union: Retailers expand opportunity to get deals beyond Black Friday by Shannon Fromma; November 20, 2015
- Belleville News-Democrat: Like it or not, shopping on Thanksgiving continues by Suzanne Boyle; November 19, 2015
- Yahoo Shopping: You don't have to wait until Black Friday for these great deals by Victor Paul Alvarez; November 17, 2015
- SILive: Black Friday 2015: Want to know where to get free shipping? by Tracey Propora, November 7, 2015
- CBS News: 5 great holiday deals before Black Friday by Aimee Picchi, November 5, 2015
- SILive: Black Friday 2015: Best deals already available by Tracey Propora, November 4, 2015
- GOBankingRates: 40 Ways to Save Money Over the Holidays by Cameron Huddleston, November 3, 2015
- SILive: Black Friday 2015: 5 things not to buy by Tracey Propora, October 27, 2015
- Albany Times Union: Five things you should buy before Black Friday by Shannon Fromma, October 27, 2015
- Kiplinger: 5 Things You Must Know About Holiday Spending by Kaitlin Pitsker, October 27, 2015
- Palm Beach Post: Black Friday 2015: Top 5 items to skip this year by Jennifer Sorentrue, October 23, 2015
- Albany Times Union: 2015 holiday shopping tips... beware of the early creep by Shannon Fromma, October 13, 2015
- Palm Beach Post: Black Friday 2015: Five things to know before the November sales by Jennifer Sorentrue, October 9, 2015
- Palm Beach Post: Beware of Christmas creep deals, bargain expert warns by Jennifer Sorentrue, September 30, 2015
- Yahoo Shopping: 7 awesome tech deals you need to know about right now by Tara Shepersky; September 15, 2015
- BuzzFeed: Top 10 Best Deal Sites In 2016 by David Sidman; September 8, 2015
- The Buffalo News: Know which sales to skip on Labor Day by Samantha Christmann; September 6, 2015
- ABC 11: The Best and Worst Buys of Labor Day by Amber Rupinta; September 4, 2015
- Albany Times Union: Labor Day sales take a bit of work by Shannon Fromma, September 4, 2015
- Atlanta Journal: Labor Day: What not to buy during Labor Day sales by Nedra Rhone, September 2, 2015
Cool gifts for mom -- Save on the perfect Mother's Day gifts: Ben's Bargains to bring you this list of ten great gifts at excellent prices for all varieties of moms.
10 Best Deals on Laptop Computers Right Now: Ben's Bargains Managing Editor Kristin Cook says this Lenovo is perfect for anyone who wants a laptop of this screen size to watch shows and videos on the Web.
The best deals in April 2015: Yahoo Shopping has teamed up with the deal experts at Ben’s Bargains to bring you some of the best shopping deals you will find in April.
What to buy during Presidents’ Day sales: Look at retailers like 6 p.m. and Nordstrom for big deals, say experts at Ben’s Bargains.
Best Buys During 2015 Presidents' Day Sales: Columbia has already started its annual winter sale, with discounts of 60% or more on jackets, says Kristin Cook, managing editor of Ben’s Bargains.
What to expect from Presidents' Day sales: The folks at Bensbargains.com, a popular deal hunting website, have put together a list of Presidents’ Day sales and promotions they say you can expect find this year.
If you're TV shopping, go big and go home: They just announced the new 2015 models at CES, so stores are trying to clear out their slightly outdated models,” said Kristin Cook, managing editor of BensBargains.com, which monitors and posts deals 24 hours a day.
7 Holiday Shopping Tricks That Beat the Sale Prices- "The best part about these sites is that you can also add coupon codes and other discounts to your purchases, says Kristin Cook, managing editor of BensBargains.com."
The best Black Friday deals you can get in stores and on the web: Yahoo Shopping has teamed up with the deal experts at Ben’s Bargains to provide savvy shoppers with the tools they need to make the most of the craziest shopping day of the year
Stick to a holiday budget without being a Grinch: "Consider tapping sites and services such as BensBargains.com...which track bargains and discounts at various retailers. That will allow price-sensitive shoppers to plan the best day and place to pick up an item."
Best Doorbuster Deals for Black Friday: "To help you target the best sales, we asked Ben’s Bargains Managing Editor Kristin Cook...for picks for big-ticket doorbusters, pricey items that are deeply discounted but in limited supply."
Black Friday 2014 deals: What's hot and what's not: "Plan ahead and prioritize. If you are planning on shopping in-store Black Friday sales, make a list of the things you're hoping to score, so you can get in and out -- and onto the next store -- faster," said Kristin Cook, the managing editor of Bensbargains.com.
The Best Black Friday Deals of 2014: According to Bensbargains.com, Best Buy has some of the best deals on video game consoles, HDTVs, iPads, laptops, smartphones, headphones and Blu-rays this year.
Saving Cash While Holiday Shopping: "The cheapest deal on a Lego Super Heroes' Batcave set will be found at Target (TGT) on Thanksgiving Day at 6 p.m., when it will sell for $42, instead of $70, according to BensBargains."
Black Friday sales in Williamsburg start on Thursday: "The earlier opening may be cutting into the deals that stores have traditionally offered on Black Friday, according to Matthew Kirkwood at bensbargains.com."
Cheat Sheet: What you need to know for Black Friday 2014: "Want an iPad or iPhone? How about an HDTV or new laptop? The expertsat Bensbargains.com have compiled a list of tips anyone can use to score the best online and in-store deals."
Best Doorbuster Deals for Thanksgiving Day- "To help you figure out which deals are worth excusing yourself from the table to pursue, we asked Ben’s Bargains Managing Editor Kristin Cook for picks of big-ticket doorbusters, pricey items that are deeply discounted but in limited supply."
Don't count on Black Friday for the best holiday deals: "While Black Friday may offer incredible deals, the truth is that "the odds of scoring one without camping out at the store are pretty low," noted Kristin Cook, managing editor at BensBargains.com.
11 Worst Things to Buy at Walmart- "According to Kristin Cook, managing editor of deals Web site Ben’s Bargains, Amazon and Best Buy often beat Walmart on Blu-ray DVD prices."
Holiday deals come early: "The experts at Ben’s Bargains now refer to the shopping season as 'Black November' since all month long you can pretty much find what used to be Black Friday-caliber deals."
Black Friday no longer the kick-off of holiday discount season: "We've already started to see some very early "pre-Black Friday" deals, but the big sales probably won't start to hit until after Halloween," said Kristin Cook, managing editor of Ben's Bargains.
The best deals in October: "This month Yahoo Shopping has teamed up with Ben’s Bargains to bring you some excellent values."
Christmas already on retailers’ minds: "Deal experts with Ben’s Bargains say we’re about to see Black Friday-caliber deals from now through early November, in particular in tablets, outerwear and sportswear."
8 Things We Already Know About the 2014 Holiday Shopping Season- "Meanwhile, the discount-shopping site Ben’s Bargains anticipates that tablet prices will hit rock bottom in early November, and that prices for sports apparel and winter clothing will be cheaper in mid-November than they will be around Black Friday."
Yahoo Finance / Kiplinger- "Many big-box retailers have special prices on popular items for a limited time -- a week or sometimes just a day, says Kristin Cook, managing editor of Ben's Bargains."
Kiplinger- "Another reason finding deals online can be easier than in a store is the plethora of deal sites that do the bargain hunting for you, such as Ben's Bargains."
JuxtaViews - "If a deal isn't listed on Ben's Bargains, is it actually a deal at all?"
Business 2.0 - "Ben just earned his Master's in Mechanical Engineering, but he hasn't bothered looking for a job yet."
The Tribune - "searches each day for the best deals and coupons on the Web."
MSN Money - "can alert you to killer bargains around the Web"
PC World - "I like their no-nonsense, get-right-to-business attitude."
Computer Gaming World - "Bensbargains.net has deal highlights on many tech goods, such as hard drives and cases"
LinkShare - "Five years later, his site, BensBargains.net, not only supported him in earning his undergrad degree, but also funded his Masters in Mechanical Engineering."
Popular Science Blog - "[BensBargains] serving announcements of big rebate offers, coupon codes and close-out deals is usually a first stop."
Los Angeles Times - "BensBargains.net specialize(s) in tracking down and highlighting great deals available on the Web."
Revenue Magazine - "Ben predicts sales through his comparison shopping site BensBargains.net will be "huge" in November and December because of his reputation as a bargain hunter."