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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  • 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...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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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...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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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...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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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...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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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...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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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...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Brick Loot Subscription Box Review

    I’m not sure who was more excited to find the little blue box from Brick Loot on the doorstep last week: me or my 4 year old son. We were only more excited when we opened it...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Shut Up and Take My Money: Kiba Interactive Family Camera

    I don’t have an exact count, but I’m pretty sure I have in the neighborhood of 5 billion iPhone videos of my kids. And the number of videos I am actually seen in? Just about zero. Since...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Fitness gadgets worth buying this holiday season

    Gadgets designed to help people stay active and healthy are becoming more and more popular, and capable of doing some pretty cool things. Gone are the days of trying to keep track of how many calories you’ve...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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    10 Awesome Back-to-School Backpacks

    As a kid, one of the best parts about going back to school each fall is getting to go to the store and pick out a shiny new backpack. Luckily, this is a tradition that doesn’t have...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Hitting the Road? Here Are the Best Road Trip Apps

    Summer is approaching: official road trip season! Whether you plan on traveling solo or with a van full of kids, here are some of the best apps to make sure your cross-country trip is a little easier,...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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