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    Happy Birthday to The CheckOut! Win an Amazon Fire TV to celebrate!

    The CheckOut is all growns up! This week marks one year since the debut of our little blog The CheckOut. In that time, we’ve covered everything from super important life-changing surveys to Fisticups coffee mugs to Batman and...

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    Want the Samsung Galaxy S5? Wait two months; you could save up to 40%

    With the official U.S. launch of the Samsung S5 upon us, fans of the S4 and previous generations of smartphones are considering an upgrade this week. While some reviewers have pegged the S5 as an incremental upgrade...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Five Things You’ll Need When Moving from an Apartment to a House

    While some Americans are downsizing their lifestyle from expensive homes to cheaper apartments, what about upsizing? As the housing market rebounds, more people are thinking about buying their first home and saving up that 20 percent down payment....

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    Waste Not, Want Not: Best Deals to Buy in April

    The start of Spring always brings a new selection of seasonal deals, many of which are geared toward outdoor events such as exercise, home care and clothing that doesn’t have to be hidden by a heavy winter...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    Stuck in the office? Here’s how to sneak in your March Madness fix

    Bosses around the country are bracing for the inevitable plummet in productivity from all employees that are interested in shifting brackets, office pools and their hometown team competing in this year’s NCAA national championship tournament. According to...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet Review

    I’ve been using Wacom pen tablets since the first generation Bamboo consumer series tablet (the Bamboo MTE-450). Later I moved on to the 2nd generation Bamboo Pen and Touch tablet (CTH460), which I reviewed back in late 2009....

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    What Would You Rather Do Than Your Taxes?

    Ever since the first tax filing day on January 31st, the 2014 tax season has been in full swing. For the next six weeks, tax professionals will be hard at work digging through 2013 receipts and looking...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Amazon Prime leaps to $99 per year in April, $49 for Amazon Student

    Announced by Amazon today, the price of Amazon Prime’s yearly member ship fee will rise by 25% from $79 per year up to $99 per year. In addition, the price of Amazon Student is increasing from $39...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Glide On: SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mousepad Review

    It may seem odd to review a mousepad in the age of the mobile tablet, but I recently purchased the SteelSeries QcK gaming mousepad since my aging IKEA desk has started to cause some problems with picking...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Bluetooth Speaker Adapter Review, Part II: Amped Wireless

    Two months ago, I reviewed two Bluetooth speaker adapters from Logitech (8/10) and HomeSpot (7/10). I gave the slight edge to the Logitech for a more polished product. They are both popular products as consumers have begun to...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Waste Not, Want Not: Best Deals to Buy in March

    Spring is just around the corner, which means March will be your last chance to grab the last of the great winter clothes deals that you’ve been seeing the last couple of months. At Ben’s Bargains, we’ve...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Expectations versus reality: Why guys shouldn’t dislike Valentine’s Day

    Wait just a minute, is Valentine’s Day actually easier for guys than we think? According to the results of our 2014 Valentine’s Day survey of 1,500 consumers, the answer is yes. Here’s why: The Plan: Nearly 7...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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