Author: Kristin Cook

    Things I love (and love to write about) include: photography, good beer, awesome deals on clothing, toys and camping gear, good food, Star Wars, and babies.


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    Tech Toys for Kids Worth Buying This Holiday Season

    You’d think kids would be the easiest people to buy gifts for. But while there are about a billion toy options out there, it can be difficult to weed through them all and know which ones will actually...

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    Fitness gadgets worth buying this holiday season

    Gadgets designed to help people stay active and healthy are becoming more and more popular, and capable of doing some pretty cool things. Gone are the days of trying to keep track of how many calories you’ve...

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    Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Toys for the Kid in All of Us

    Not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s this little movie coming out around Christmas, and it’s dominating all the “top toy” lists this year. In fact there are so many Star Wars toys we’ve dedicated multiple gift...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Stuff Your Holiday Stockings with These Awesome Gifts

    When done right, the stocking can be one of the best parts of Christmas. There’s just something wonderful about digging into a packed stocking to find the nearly endless stream of gifts stuffed into that giant sock....

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    Really Unique Gifts for People Who are Tough to Please

    Stumped on what to get that person on your list who seems to already have it all? Looking for something a little less generic and a little more special? Here are some unique gift ideas that are...

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    10 Ways to Pimp your (Bike) Ride

    We can’t all afford to buy a brand new bike every summer, and most of us probably aren’t as skilled as the guy who made this awesome party bike (he’s from Portland — shocking!). But that doesn’t...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Eight Tailgating Essentials for the Football Season

    Fall is almost here — the season of apple picking, pumpkin carving and… getting drunk enjoying time with friends and family in parking lots before football games. Although the reality is you don’t really need much to tailgate (aside...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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    10 Awesome Back-to-School Backpacks

    As a kid, one of the best parts about going back to school each fall is getting to go to the store and pick out a shiny new backpack. Luckily, this is a tradition that doesn’t have...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    Hitting the Road? Here Are the Best Road Trip Apps

    It’s finally summer: official road trip season! Whether you plan on traveling solo or with a van full of kids, here are some of the best apps to make sure your cross-country trip is a little easier,...

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    The Deal Dozen: Week of December 1st, 2014

    Welcome to “The Deal Dozen,” where we showcase the 12 best and most popular deals of the week on Ben’s Bargains. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the deals you’d take...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    The Deal Dozen: Week of November 21st, 2014

    Welcome to “The Deal Dozen,” where we showcase the 12 best and most popular deals of the week on Ben’s Bargains. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the deals you’d take...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    The Deal Dozen: Week of November 7th, 2014

    Welcome to “The Deal Dozen,” where we showcase the 12 best and most popular deals of the week on Ben’s Bargains. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the deals you’d take...

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