Author: Kristin Cook

    I'm the Managing Editor for Bensbargains.com. When I'm not hunting for deals online, I enjoy good food, good beer, and Star Wars.


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  • Ben’s on the Road: Days 2 & 3

    Welcome back to Ben’s on the Road, where one brave Ben’s Bargains editor (me!) attempts to drive across the country with three kids aged five and younger, for as cheap as humanly possible. Yesterday was my first day...

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    Ben’s on the Road: Day 1

    Welcome to the very first entry in our very first travel blog series! My name is Kristin, but if you’ve been around Ben’s at all, you might know me better as AgentK. For the last five years...

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    How to Pull Off an Impromptu ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ Party

    Happy May the Fourth, otherwise known as Star Wars Day! Every night is a great night for a Star Wars marathon in my book, but tonight it’s kind of mandatory. However, there’s no need to worry if...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Tech Toys for Kids Worth Buying This Holiday Season

    2016 is definitely the year of the “smart” toy. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) toys are also experiencing a huge surge in popularity, which is really awesome to see. With all the options out there, which tech...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Toys for the Kid in All of Us

    While Star Wars really dominated the toy ‘verse last holiday season, this year we’re seeing a lot of the classics back in the spotlight: Batman and Superman (thanks to this summers’ Batman v Superman movie), Trolls (thanks...

    • Posted 10 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....

    • Posted 10 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 10 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 11 months ago
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    Five Best & Five Worst Things to Buy at Kohl’s

    Looking for the best deals before your next trip to Kohl’s? We’ve identified some of the best product categories that you can find on sale at Kohl’s as well as some of the worst that you will...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Five Best & Five Worst Things to Buy at Home Depot

    Looking for the best deals before your next trip to the big orange hardware store? We’ve identified some of the best products that you can find on sale at Home Depot as well as some of the worst that...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • 5 Best / 5 Worst Products to Find on Sale at Walmart

    Looking for the best deals before your next trip to the store with all those folks in blue vests? We’ve identified some of the best products that you can find on sale at Walmart as well as some...

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  • Brick Loot Subscription Box Review

    I’m not sure who was more excited to find the little blue box from Brick Loot on the doorstep last week: me or my 4 year old son. We were only more excited when we opened it...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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