bargains

8 Best Things to Buy in August

Parents are getting ready for school, fashionistas for fall. So bargains abound in cars, school supplies, clothes, laptops, TVs, linens and wine.

The 6 Best Things to Buy in May

Bargains are likely for seasonal attractions like meats for the grill and patio furniture -- and also for mattresses, kitchen accessories and used cars.

Top 25 Bargains at Dollar Stores

Dollar stores offer savings up to 90 percent on all kinds of household goods. But not everything is cheaper than at grocery, drug and specialty stores.

12 Ways to Dine Out on the Cheap

By joining restaurant loyalty clubs and taking advantage of online coupons, you can save a lot of money on a night out dining with friends.

Best Things to Buy in September

In addition to finding the best deals on holiday presents and Thanksgiving airfare, September is also the ideal time to buy items you'll need next spring.

Why You Can't Resist Daily Deals

Groupon may have experienced growing pains, but the daily deal site's business model is gaining purchase -- and so are its shares.

Brand Name vs. Store Brands: How to Get the Best Bargain

Supermarkets stock dozens of options for any given food item, and if you're trying to save money, generic or store brands usually offer a better deal -- but not always. So, which products will get you the most bang for your buck?

Outlet Stores Are In: Their Shift from Overstock to Au Courant

Outlet stores have come a long way, baby. No longer mere repositories of last season's cast-offs, factory stores are now among the healthiest retail sectors, hawking new, trendy items made expressly for them. Credit the recession for the change -- and for more reasons than you'd expect.

Outlet Stores Are In: How They Went from Overstock Bins to Au Courant

Outlet stores have come a long way, baby. No longer mere repositories of last season's cast-offs, factory stores are now among the healthiest retail sectors, hawking new, trendy items made expressly for them. Credit the recession for the change -- and for more reasons than you'd expect.

Lowest Prices? That's Amazon, Not Walmart, Say Value Shoppers

When it comes to currying favor with America's value shoppers, Amazon is eating Walmart's lunch. The world's largest retailer has seen its low-price rep decline over the past 2 years, while the world's largest e-tailer has soared, according to an online survey.