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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  • 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...

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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...

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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...

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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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  • Ben’s on the Road: Disneyland!

    Yesterday, after 2,000 miles and a week on the road, we made it to Disneyland! It was crowded, it was hot, it was crazy expensive…but man it was fun! We hit it hard for about 12 hours and were...

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  • Ben’s on the Road: Days 4 & 5

    Well, we haven’t turned the car around and driven home yet (despite threatening it a few times), so I’m calling this trip a major win so far! The last couple days have been spent time in Capitol Reef...

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  • Ben’s on the Road: Days 2 & 3

    Welcome back to Ben’s on the Road, where one brave Ben’s Bargains editor (me!) attempts to drive across the country with three kids aged five and younger, for as cheap as humanly possible. Yesterday was my first day...

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    Ben’s on the Road: Day 1

    Welcome to the very first entry in our very first travel blog series! My name is Kristin, but if you’ve been around Ben’s at all, you might know me better as AgentK. For the last five years...

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  • Tech Toys for Kids Worth Buying This Holiday Season

    2016 is definitely the year of the “smart” toy. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) toys are also experiencing a huge surge in popularity, which is really awesome to see. With all the options out there, which tech...

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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Toys for the Kid in All of Us

    While Star Wars really dominated the toy ‘verse last holiday season, this year we’re seeing a lot of the classics back in the spotlight: Batman and Superman (thanks to this summers’ Batman v Superman movie), Trolls (thanks...

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