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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    Echo Glow Review: Colorful, but Not Smart Enough

    The Echo Glow ($30) is marketed as a “smart lamp” for kids. My three young kids and I set out to see how brightly this new addition to the Amazon devices family really shines. So…what is it?...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    UBTECH Iron Man MK50 Review: I Almost Love It 3000

    There’s no doubt that the new Marvel Avengers: Endgame Iron Man MK50 Robot by UBTECH ($250) looks cool. But how does it measure up once you get it out of the box? To use other Marvel films as a...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Toys Worth Buying

    It’s hard to find a toy these days that doesn’t have some kind of tech or “smart” feature. While some of these features are unnecessary (or just downright silly), some are really quite cool. Here are some...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2019: 15 Awesome Giftable Books

    In this digital age we live in you might be thinking, “wait, a book guide? What is this ‘book’ thing you speak of?” To remind you, a book is a collection of words, printed on this other...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Toys That Live Up to the Hype

    It seems each year toys get more expensive, but the quality doesn’t always follow. Thanks in part to YouTube, the “unboxing” experience is almost more important than what’s actually in the box these days, often leading to...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    Amazon Echo Auto Review: Great For Music!

    Amazon Echo Auto ($40) is basically a mini voice-controlled Echo speaker for your car. Here in Minnesota, where a new “hands free” law just went into effect, we’re all looking for the best way to control music...

    • Posted 1 month 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 1 month ago
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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 3 months 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 7 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 10 months ago
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