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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    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 7 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 10 months ago
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    Hitting the Road? Here Are the Best Road Trip Apps

    Summer is approaching: 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,...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    15 Must-Haves for Living in a Dorm Room

    Heading off to college this fall, or know someone who is? Here are a few simple and (mostly) inexpensive items that will help make that transition to dorm room living a little bit easier. Urban Shelf Portable...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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    31 Days of Horror Movies, All Streaming on Netflix

    October is here, which means the countdown to Halloween is officially on. A great way to celebrate all month long is by taking part in an October horror movie challenge–a different scary movie every night this month....

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    10 Ridiculous Vinyl Covers For Your Record Collection

    Being from Minneapolis, recently crowned Most Hipster City in the US, I’ve done what any good hipster would do and gotten into vinyl records. Most of the records I’ve acquired over the last couple of years have...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    13 Movies That Will Put You In the Mood To Head Back to School

    The Back-to-school season is in full swing. Even if your own high school days are (thankfully) long gone, here are some of the greatest high school movies to get you in the back-to-school spirit, and maybe even...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    As Seen on the Internets: Most Ridiculous DIY Pinterest Ideas

    I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. (Don’t know what I’m talking about? Ask your girlfriend/wife/female friend; she’ll fill you in). On the one hand, Pinterest has some pretty decent recipes and gift ideas. On the other, it...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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    Awkward Photos: Back to School Edition

    Awkward Photos. We all have at least one. One really, really embarrassing picture from the yearbook or first day of school that we’d like to pretend never happened. If you’re a child of the 80’s/early 90’s like...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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