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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  • 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...

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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....

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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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  • 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...

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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...

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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 2 years 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 2 years 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...

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  • 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Toys that Live Up to the Hype

    There are a lot of toys out there. And they’re all trying to get your kids’ attention by being the coolest, the greatest, the most extremely ultimate toy that the world has ever seen. So which toys...

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  • Ben’s on the Road: Days 12 & 13

    After two weeks, 13 states, and a blur of fun, we’re about five hours from home again! The drive through the southwest–Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, wasn’t as exciting as the drive down to California, but it...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Ben’s on the Road: Days 10 & 11 (or something)

    The drive from Southern CA to the Grand Canyon was an adventure of the best kind. One of the reasons I prefer road trips to flying somewhere for vacation, is that when you fly, you miss all...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Ben’s on the Road: California Love

    I was doing a good job keeping track of what day we were on for awhile there, but now we’re definitely at the point where the days are blurring together and I have no idea how long...

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