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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  • 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...

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  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Toys Worth Buying

    We’ve reached the point where everything under the sun must be “smart” or have Bluetooth or connect with an app. Sometimes these features seem pointless, sometimes they are just straight laughable (smart egg carton, really?). But other...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    11 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 4 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 4 months ago
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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Toys That Live Up to the Hype

    Toys have become kind of ridiculous. It seems every holiday season they have to top the previous year by being bigger, noisier, flashier, and with that, more expensive. And while traditional toy commercials are becoming a thing...

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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 6 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 6 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 8 months ago
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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 11 months ago
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    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 1 year ago
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  • Shut Up and Take My Money: Columbia Star Wars Jackets

    When Columbia announced they were coming out with a line of winter jackets inspired by the ones Han, Luke, and Leia wore during the Hoth scenes in The Empire Strikes back, I knew I had to have...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Toys Worth Buying

    It seems like everything these days must be “smart” or have Bluetooth, or connect to an app. But when it comes to toys, often those tech components seem a bit silly and/or unnecessary.  That said, not all are...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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