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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  • lifestraw
    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 1 year ago
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  • giant-scrabble
    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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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  • kohls
    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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  • home-depot
    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 2 years 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...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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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 2 years ago
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  • target-store
    5 Best / 5 Worst Products to Find on Sale at Target

    Looking for the best deals before your next trip to the store with the big red bullseye on it? We’ve identified some of the best products that you can find on sale at Target as well as...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • 20 Thrift Store Hacks for Saving and Making Money

    Long before Macklemore made it cool, thrift store shopping, or just “thrifting” as I like to call it, has been saving (and in some cases making!) people a lot of money. If you’re new to thrifting at...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Shut Up and Take My Money: Kiba Interactive Family Camera

    I don’t have an exact count, but I’m pretty sure I have in the neighborhood of 5 billion iPhone videos of my kids. And the number of videos I am actually seen in? Just about zero. Since...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • misift-shine-2
    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...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • crazy-bike
    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 2 years ago
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