Author: Mike Flacy

    By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

    If you are interested in having The CheckOut crew review one of your products, send me an email to reviews at bensbargains dot net. (Of course, replace at for @ and dot for .)


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  • legion-season-2
    What’s new in February 2019 on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu

    Interested in what movies and television shows will be added to your favorite streaming service this month? We’ve compiled an extensive list of everything coming to Netflix and Hulu as well as what’s arriving on Amazon Prime / Instant...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Refinancing Student Loan Debt could save you Thousands

    According to a 2016 study, nearly 70 percent of seniors achieving an undergraduate degree will leave college with more than $35,000 of student loan debt! Resulting in monthly payments around $350 (average in 2012), that’s a decent chunk...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • junk
    5 Products to help you Organize Junk Drawers

    The junk drawer, we all have one somewhere in our home. Maybe it’s in the kitchen or the front hallway. Maybe it’s in your office or a bedroom. But it’s there and it’s getting worse month after...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Breaking in the tauntaun
    20 Amazing Movie Quality Star Wars Stills Using LEGOs

    Created by Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki, this collection of photographs combines the worlds of Star Wars and Indiana Jones with LEGO characters as well as a ton of creative staging. In order to create many of the scenes...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • What’s new in January 2019 on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu

    Interested in what movies and television shows will be added to your favorite streaming service this month? We’ve compiled an extensive list of everything coming to Netflix and Hulu as well as what’s arriving on Amazon Prime / Instant...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • How to convert unwanted gift cards into cash / Amazon gift cards

    Do you have a Visa gift card from last year that has a remaining balance of $2.73?  Did your great Aunt Erma send you a gift card for the Old Country Buffet? Did you receive yet another $5...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Echo Wall Clock Review: Great for Timers, Boring Design

    The barrage of Amazon products announced at the Fall Amazon Echo event recently was pretty overwhelming. Beyond the next generation of Echo smart speakers, Amazon expanded into the Home segment with an Alexa-enabled microwave, a smart plug...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    9 Awesome Gifts that will make any Fortnite fan dance

    Love it or hate it, Fortnite has taken over the online video game scene over the last 12 months. If you are unfamiliar with it, it’s a FREE downloadable game that’s available on all major gaming platforms (PC,...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    What’s new in December 2018 on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu

    Interested in what movies and television shows will be added to your favorite streaming service this month? We’ve compiled an extensive list of everything coming to Netflix and Hulu as well as what’s arriving on Amazon Prime / Instant...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Ben’s Bargains New Feature Update: Coupon Code Feeds

    If you are a frequent visitor to the Ben’s home page, you may have noticed that we added coupon codes along the right side of the home page recently. That’s a feed of our most recent codes...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    2018 Tech Gifts: Best Gadgets Under $100

    While expensive tech toys like the Nintendo Switch and PS4 Pro always get lots of attention, there are a ton of awesome tech gifts that won’t bust your budget. We have put together a list of ten of...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Top 10 Walmart Black Friday Deals for 2018

    The 2018 Walmart Black Friday ad is out and we’ve picked out our top ten deals from the ad. You can see the full ad here as well as more picks beyond our top ten by clicking here. Similar...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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