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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  • 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...

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  • Walmart
    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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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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 2 years 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 2 years 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...

    • Posted 2 years 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 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 3 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...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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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...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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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 3 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 3 years ago
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