January 06, 2017
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Last year, we published 1,154 articles. We shared shopping tips, cooking hacks, personal finance, DIY projects, recipe round-ups, trending news, parenting, and basically everything under the sun. Now that 2016 is over, we're sharing your favorite blog posts from last year. We want to make our blog as beneficial as possible to you, so let us know if you want to see more of what we had in 2016, or if you want something new!
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- A couple of our Valentine's Day posts were well-received: DIY Valentine's Day Bouquets and My Worst Valentine's Day Ever: Stories from DealsPlus Visitors
- Finance was a popular topic with articles like Steps to Get Out of Debt, Apps That Can Earn You Real Money, and Simple Ways to Decrease Your IRS Tax Burden.
- More hacks and secrets made for a great month: Shopping Hacks for TJ Maxx, Ross, and Marshalls, Memberships That Pay for Themselves, and Amazon Prime Perks You Probably Didn't Know About.
- Food. Everyone loves our food posts because they're fun, easy, and delicious. Check out Slow Cooker Meals You Need to Try, Make a Starbucks Frappuccino for $0.32, and Simple, 3-Ingredient Recipes.
- May was all about shopping tips at big retailers, like Whole Foods, Victoria's Secret, Bed Bath & Beyond, Nordstrom Rack, and Walmart.
- We revealed more insider knowledge like How to Get Free Refills at Starbucks, How to Shop at Costco Without a Membership, and we did another notable comparison for the best prices at Costco, BJ's, or Sam's Club.
- Walmart became a worthy competitor of Amazon Prime with their introduction of ShippingPass.
- We can't forget about moms this month, so we shared Restaurants Where Moms Can Eat Free on Mother's Day and gave you some free Mother's Day cards!
- Some other popular articles include Veggies You Can Regrow from Kitchen Scraps and Things You Can Get for Free on a Flight because everyone loves freebies.
- Shopping hacks galore at Costco, JCPenney, Sephora, The Home Depot, and Old Navy. We also shared the best and worst things to buy at warehouse clubs and the dollar store, and the Best Places to Buy Nike Products.
- Starbucks Summer Secret Menu Drinks was a hit, but we also showed you how to order them guilt-free to keep your summer bod.
- We touched on health with the Most Unhealthy Foods and Items Fast Food Workers Warn You Not to Order, and we grazed finance with Money Mistakes Everyone Makes But No One Admits and Things You Didn't Know Could Hurt Your Credit Score.
- Father's Day is in June, so we shared affordable gift ideas and places dad can eat for free on this special day.
- You loved our Travel Booking Site Secrets.
- We even showed you the Right Way to Grill an Amazing Steak, How to Make Your Phone's Battery Life Last Longer, Free Supermarket Services You Probably Didn’t Know About, and iPhone Hacks.
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- We revealed an abundance of shopping secrets this month, such as Secrets Retailers Don't Want You to Know About Price Tag Codes and Save Money with Generic Brands & When to Spend More.
- We got specific, too with Things to Consider Before Buying an Open Box Item from Best Buy, Expensive Costco Buys That Are Worth the Splurge, Ways to Get the Absolute Lowest Prices on Amazon (and How to Track Amazon Deal Prices), TJ Maxx shopping hacks, and When to Expect Kohl's 30% Off Coupon.
- We shed light on useful information, like Sneaky Ways Your Supermarket Is Robbing You and Retail Jobs That Pay Double-Digit Wages with Benefits.
- More freebies for every day of the year. And free gas and movie streaming.
- When Pokémon Go went viral, you bet we were on top of it with tips on saving battery, leveling up, and more. The Netflix rage continued on as we shared Tips Every Netflix Pro-Binger Needs to Know.
- Summer travel is popular, so of course we wrote about it. Check out Insider Secrets to Booking Cheap Flights, Ways to Hack Cheap International Flights, and Airline Secrets as Told by Flight Attendants.
- We taught you how and where to shop with A Beginner's Guide to Stacking Coupons, The Ultimate Sam's Club Shopping Guide, Stores That Let You Recycle Old Clothes for Coupons, How to Spot a Fake Designer Bag, Items That Will Make Your Costco Membership Worth It, The Most Affordable Grocery Stores in America, and How to Catch Fake Online Reviews.
- We focused a bit on back to school shopping with a Survey and Walmart and Costco Shopping Guides.
- More freebies were on the horizon, like Free Wi-Fi Hacks, Freebies on the Internet, Free Stuff for New & Expecting Moms, and even Free Amazon Gift Cards.
- We also expanded your Amazon knowledge with Helpful Services and Products they provide.
- Showed you how to travel smarter and happier with the Best Map Apps and Affordable, Relaxing, Last-Minute Vacations.
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- Netflix was a big hit this month. They got Exclusive Rights to Stream Disney, Marvel, & Pixar Movies, and when Stranger Things appeared, we suggested similar Netflix series and Series That are Perfect for Binge-Watching.
- Apple made some major announcements about the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch. We also broke down iPhone 7 Deals From the Biggest Carriers and the Top Internet Service Providers.
- We loaded you up with more food hacks, like Pizza Chain Secrets, Chipotle Hacks, and Tips on How to Make Produce Last Longer. How about Free Things You Can Get From a Hotel?
- In regards to shopping, we shared Secret Costco Benefits, How to Shop Without a Sam's Club Membership and the Pros & Cons of having one, as well as How to Use Target Coupons Like a Pro.
- We touched on finance in regards to Student Loan Forgiveness, Ways to Lower (or Completely Eliminate) Your Cable Bill, How to Earn Money by Selling Previously-Loved Clothes, and Jobs That Pay Over $45K Without a Bachelor's Degree.
- With the holidays coming up, we featured our Amazon Black Friday & Christmas Shopping Guide and the Best Websites for Personalized Gifts.
- The spookiest month of the year warranted holiday posts, like the Best Places to Shop Costumes, DIY Decorations, Pumpkin Pie Recipes, and the annual gushing over Baby Halloween Costumes.
- In preparation for Black Friday, we shared What to Expect from Major Retailers like Kohl's, Black Friday & Christmas Shopping Guides for Macy's and Best Buy, Holiday Toy Books, and Stores Offering Free Store Pickup.
- Our Netflix Hacks were incredibly popular among readers, as well as the Most Addictive Shows According to Netflix.
- Interested in reading the Best Travel Tools for the Cheapest Flights Ever?
- We shared the Things You Should ALWAYS Buy at Sam's Club, as well as Smart Alternatives to a Sam's Club or Costco Membership.
- We can't go a month without freebies! Check out Restaurant Chains Where Kids Can Eat for Free.
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- The month of Black Friday obviously requires a ton of shopping guides. We shared the details for Amazon, Walmart, Costco, Best Buy, and Target, as well as a Masterlist with Ad Scans, Online Sales, Start Times, and Price Match. We also let you in on some online shopping secrets.
- Cyber Monday was no exception with What to Buy and What Not to Buy and the Best Deals on Tech, Home, and More.
- More freebies came your way with Video Streaming Options and Restaurants Where You Can Get Free Food.
- Lastly, you loved our Holiday Pinwheel Recipes!
We hope you loved reading our blog as much as we loved writing it! Let us know in the comments below what you would like to see in the new year.