L.L. Bean Is Changing Their 100-Year-Old Policy, And It Affects Every Customer

L.L. Bean has been an American institution for over a century. The outdoor retailer has long provided customers with excellent customer service and products that come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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They also have this incredible Bootmobile.

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L.L. Bean is perhaps most well-known for their 100% satisfaction guaranteed return policy, which allows customers to return any and all products from L.L. Bean, regardless of how long they’ve had it or how damaged it was. The policy was originated by Leon Leonwood Bean, who saw 90 of his first 100 pairs of boots returned to his store. He gave each customer their money back and vowed to make a better boot.

This policy has been in place for 106 years, but now the company has made some serious changes to it.

18 Items From Amazon That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier, All For Under $25

Amazon is a wonderful place. There is very little that you can’t find while shopping on this massive online marketplace. But have you ever found yourself just perusing through the products listed, with no idea what you really want to buy, unsure of how much money you really want to spend on something?

Fear not, we have created a shopping list for you, complete with some pretty awesome “you shouldn’t be without products.” And the best part, you won’t be spending more than $25 on anything you find here.

Have you ever been out and about, and found yourself in need of a tool that you just don’t carry around in your purse? The struggle is now over. With this multi-tool that you have clipped up in your hair, you will be able to get yourself out of any number of situations. Order yours today.

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There is very little that is annoying as cutting up herbs with a single blade knife. Getting even pieces of green onion is near impossible, and when you are dicing up other herbs like dill, the mess that is left behind do to your incessant chopping makes cooking tedious. Save cooking and cleaning time with these five-bladed herb scissors. When you’re done just swipe them through the cleaning comb before tossing them in the dishwasher. Easy.  

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It can be devastating when you are out and about when your phone suddenly beeps, telling you that you have less than five per cent battery life left. Standing next to a public outlet (if one is even available) isn’t always an option, so what do you do? Hook up your phone to this portable external battery. It charges the same way as your phone, but it also hooks up to your phone to charge that battery for you. Never be unreachable again.

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As phones and tablets get bigger and heavier, holding onto them comfortably can be a challenge. Take the complicated out of your enjoyment. These removable hand grips (which also doubles as a stand) can make watching your favorite shows or videos or reading the latest news so much easier. And if you happen to be a selfie addict, this will make you far more prolific at it than you already are. You can get it in any number of colors and patterns.

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Driving while using your phone has been scientifically proven to increase the likelihood of getting into an accident. By law, you can use your phone, but it has to be “hands free.” This magnetic mount for your phone secures to your dashboard so that you can keep both hands on the wheel, and both eyes on the road. Hook your phone up to your Bluetooth and talk and drive safely, and in complete control.

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9 Ways You’re Wasting Money That You Don’t Even Realize

Did you start your new year with the hopes of saving a few extra bucks? Whether you’re trying to balance your budget, put some extra cash away for a rainy day or save for a big trip, saving money is a goal that most of us can relate to.

While we may be trying to cut back on spending, using coupons or taking on another job to boost our income, there are places you’re probably wasting money that you don’t even realize.

Here are some common bad habits that really end up costing you.

When you’re budgeting your food costs, how much goes to restaurants and fast food chains, versus grocery stores? As it turns out, American consumers tend to spend more money on prepared food then they do at the supermarket because it’s easier to avoid cooking.

If you are looking for some motivation to get into the kitchen, it’s time to do the math! If you spend $10 per meal, once a day (averaging the cost of fast food and a sit-down meal), you’re spending $3,650 per year. Instead, if you replaced those meals with something prepared at home for an average cost of $3, you will save well over $2,500 each year AND it will be a much healthier choice.

While it’s nice to meet a friend at a local coffee shop on occasion, buying coffee every day can be a serious drain on your bank account. Instead try making your coffee at home and putting it in a travel mug for your trip to work. Also, take advantage of free coffee where you can, such as at work. You can even pick up a fancy creamer to make your boring cup of coffee taste like it came from a gourmet shop.

If you add it up, that’s where it makes a huge difference. Three lattes a week comes up to a whopping $460 on coffee, compared to 18 cents per cup when you brew at home at an annual cost of $28.

Americans waste a ton of food each year- 33 million tons to be exact. And it’s getting worse. The average household wastes 50 percent more than a family in the 1970s. The typical American family ends up throwing away $2,275 in wasted food each year.

Why are we wasting so much food and money?

Grabbing easy meals instead of using the fresh produce in your fridge is one reason. Before you head to the supermarket, make a list as well as a meal plan and stick to it. That way you are only buying exactly what you will consume.

Also, don’t assume your food is spoiled just by looking at the expiry date on the package. Many foods will continue to keep for days after the posted expiration, if they are properly stored.

Don’t forget the power of your freezer. If you are running out of time before your food goes bad, pop it into your freezer to use it later.

These Novelty Appliances For The Kitchen Will Turn You Into A Well-Seasoned Chef

If you spend as much time in the kitchen as I do, then you are always looking for new ways to be more efficient, while keeping your favorite room looking stylish!

When something can make your food look straight out of a cooking show AND taste amazing, then you know it’s a deal.

Here are some of the best items that will help you go from amateur to chef quality food!

Listen, I love hard-boiled eggs, but I hate having to scoop them out of water, only to guess when they are cooked correctly. Stop mucking about with pots and pans, just rest your eggs in this automatic egg cooker and for consistently perfect hard-boils!

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Are you still eating regular burgers? That is so 2017. Knock your BBQ patties up a notch with this incredibly easy to use burger press and add cheese, mushrooms, peppers or anything else! The options are endless!

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But how do you keep your kitchen spotless with no effort at all? These next deals of course!

8 Couponing Tips To Help You Save The Most Money

Coupon shopping doesn’t have to be as intense as you see on TV. Shows like Extreme Couponing give an example of people who have taken their coupons seriously, stocking up on 50 rolls of toilet paper at once because they were on sale. While there’s nothing wrong with this lifestyle, it’s also not feasible for everyone.

However, there are ways to get the most from your coupons without ending up with too much stuff!

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This sounds SO simple, but find the coupons you want to use in advance, write a list, and then make it a quick trip. The longer you’re in the store, the more likely it is you’ll fall victim to more “deals” that will end up costing you more money than you would have saved.

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Just because you can save $2 on something, doesn’t mean you’re saving money. Weird, right? Often times, companies will hike up the prices of a product and then offer a “deal” which isn’t a deal at all. For example, your normal yogurt may cost $5 on an average day. However, slowly, the prices will start to increase and the price could go up to $7.50. When the company then comes out and offers $2 off, you’re still paying $5.50 for yogurt.

Money Crashers has a list of the price points everyone should know:

  • The Average Price: how much do certain items cost on any given day? What’s the lowest you’ve seen the price without a coupon? Knowing these prices for pantry staples will help make sure you’re not ripped off.
  • The Maximum Price: this is for personal knowledge. What is the most you will ever pay for a certain item, without a coupon? Knowing this will stop you from buying it when the price is too high.
  • The Deal Price: what price do you want to pay for an item when you have a coupon? If the price and coupon add up to your deal price, then buy enough to last until the next sale.
  • The Stock-Up Price: this price means it’s the lowest you’ve ever seen an item at, and you should probably stock up on it. Buy as many as you can and take advantage of the deal!
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When your coupons end up being for more than the item is on sale for, it produces an overage. Most stores won’t give you cash back for the overage, but will allow you to apply it towards other items in your cart. You’re basically giving yourself mini coupons for the items that were not on sale.

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When you’re giving the cashier your coupons, make sure you present them in the proper order. Price minimum coupons ($5 over a purchase of $20, etc.) should be presented first, as the other coupons in your order may end up negating the price minimum because of the deals. A lot of stores will apply the coupons correctly, regardless of the order, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Judge Delivers Ruling In Case Of Florida Reporter Taking Too Many Items Into Express Checkout

We’ve all been there. You’ve jumped into the grocery store for a few quick things, you head straight for the Express checkout line given you’ve only got about four things to buy, and then BAM, some jerk with more than 10 items is in the Express lane acting like he owns the place.

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It’s one of the most infuriating things you can deal with at a grocery store. The lane is CLEARLY marked as being for people with 1 to 10 items, and even if the person who’s too much of a jerk to notice is being that much of a jerk, the cashier should be piping up and saying something about it! Now everyone’s stuck waiting even longer than they should be!

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Most surprisingly of all, apparently there are people who are incensed that they have to follow the rules on this one, and are constantly looking for ways around it. Case and point: a Miami reporter recently tried to take twice as many items as possible through the Express lane.

His explanation? That buy-1-get-1-free items should combine to count as 1 item.

Ikea Will Give You A Discount, But You Need To Pee On Their Ad First

IKEA is possibly the biggest name in home furniture in the world right now. With over 400 locations worldwide, including locations in Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, the Swedish furniture giant has become not just a store where you can get another bookshelf for your bedroom, but an institution.

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The first time you see one of their stores, it’s hard not to be struck by how comedically large they are. Don’t get me wrong, they actually do need that amount of space, not just for the showrooms, but also for their massive warehouses of unassembled furniture that you can peruse at your own peril. Still though, how many places can you shop that have their own cafeteria?!

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Of course, the company isn’t without a sense of humor about their ridiculousness either. Who could possibly forget some of their absolutely classic commercials, like the one about the sad lamp?

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However, their latest marketing strategy in Sweden has definitely raised some eyebrows. In the latest ad released by the company, they tease that you can win a discount on a crib by bringing in the ad to a store. The catch? You have to pee on it first…

5 Ways You Can Return An Item Without A Receipt

As Christmas comes to a close and you’re left with unwanted presents from friends and loved ones that came with no receipt, there’s no reason to hold onto them, unless you feel guilty about returning them.

On the other hand, you may have bought something but didn’t have a chance to return it before Christmas, and now you can’t find the receipt anywhere.

Whatever the case may be, when your receipt it missing, it feels like you’re throwing much-needed cash away.

Kathy Spencer, the author of How to Shop for Free, told Fox News that “most stores accept returns without receipts.”

“Depending on which store the item is from will determine how easy — or not so easy — this task will be.”

The expert shopper and extreme couponer shared some of her secrets to make the holiday season a little easier on your wallet. She also has one bonus tip!

7 Antiques Joanna Gains Never Passes Up At Estate Sales and Flea Markets

She’s known for being able to outfit and transform homes in her hit show Fixer Upper. Joanna Gains is able to pull off some amazing transformations, partly because she loves to go on the hunt for one-of-a-kind antiques.

On almost every episode of the HGTV show, we see her and Chip search for pieces both big and small at flea markets, auctions, and antique shops in the Texas area.

If you’re trying to get better at spotting the deals like Joanna Gaines check out this list that the home renovators put together that will help you get better at using thrifty items in your home.

Mixing up old and new pieces can really add to your home’s decor.

With “stuff that’s architectural and a little of unexpected,” Joanna says. “Anything that came out of an old house or building that’s kind of its own story. That’s the kind of stuff I’m always looking for.”

This means anything from old doors and windows to old corbels, spindles and gates will add the perfect touch to your home.

Who wants another picture from from IKEA? Find something as unique as your family when bargain hunting. Whether you want to use it in a photo gallery or something different like framing your kid’s artwork, frames are always something to look out for when shopping.

“It’s a fun play when you have your kids’ artwork paired with an antique frame,” she says.

Adding extra matting to make the kids’ abstract work look a little more polished adds a nice touch too.

Let me be honest, you can never have enough storage in your home.

“I’m always looking for storage, so anything that I can put in the living room that we can hide something under that’s also a unique piece—[like] old storage boxes and bins,” Joanna says. “And I’m always looking for something you can store toys in but that’s kind of cool and unique.”

Joanna has transformed everything from old chicken coops to nesting boxes into perfect places for kids’ toys and books.

Amazon Says These 20 Books Are The Ones Everyone Wants To Read

If you’re having trouble choosing the perfect gift for that avid reader in your life, Amazon has a few suggestions.

They’ve provided helpful lists of both the bestselling books and best-reviewed books in their online store. Every one they’ve highlighted is a great read, but we’ve picked out 10 highlights from both lists.

1. Fifty Shades of Grey

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Audiences fell in love with Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey’s troubled love story as a book, before it was adapted into a Hollywood film starring Dakota Johnson. If they haven’t already read this, they’re sure to love it.

2. The Hunger Games

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While it’s considered a “young adult” novel, readers of all ages were thrilled by Katniss Everdeen’s fight to survive in this science fiction story. The teenager is forced to compete in The Hunger Games, where teenage gladiators fight to the death on live TV.

3. Catching Fire

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In the second Hunger Games book, Katniss is forced to compete in another life or death competition as she’s drawn deeper into the heart of the Capitol’s evil plans.

4. Fifty Shades Darker

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Anastasia and Christian return in this sequel to the global bestseller, which reveals more about the troubled billionaire’s inner demons.

5. Mockingjay

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The action-packed conclusion to the Hunger Games series sees former enemies uniting in a rebellion to overthrow the Capitol, but Katniss and Peeta’s relationship is tested by their latest trial.

6. Gone Girl

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If you love true crime shows like Dateline, you’ll get a kick out of this edgy thriller by Gillian Flynn, which begins with a housewife’s mysterious disappearance.

7. Fifty Shades Freed

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The long-awaited conclusion to the Fifty Shades series asks “What happens after happily ever after.” Unsurprisingly, the answer threatens to drive Anastasia and Christian apart once and for all.

8. The Help

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The lives of three women living in Mississippi in the 1960s intersect in this heartfelt, funny and important novel about life in the midst of the Civil Rights movement.

9. Unbroken

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From the author of Seabiscuit, this book tells the true story of the life of Louis Zamperini, who became an Olympic athlete, served in World War 2, survived a plane crash and served time in a Japanese POW camp. Perfect for the history buff on your list.

10. The Fault In Our Stars

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John Green’s latest book – Turtles All The Way Down – is set to become another massive hit, so it’s worth revisiting his most popular work. The love story of two teenagers with cancer is guaranteed to make you cry before you reach the final chapter.

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, try one of the online store’s Best-Reviewed books on the next page.

Here’s The Website That Is Changing Black Friday For The Better

We have all heard the horror stories of Black Friday shoppers pushing and shoving their way to great deals. The videos of people fighting over microwaves are hilarious, but also pretty sad.

What is just as bad is knowing that many of our products are not made in the best circumstances. Whether using non-renewable resources, underpaying workers, or simply not giving back to the community, there are many corporations that we would rather avoid.

Meet DoneGood. It’s a startup from the Harvard Innovation Lab that is attempting to offer shoppers feel-good alternatives to big name brands that don’t always meet our humanitarian needs.

Not only will you save the world, but you’ll save money by doing it too! The website offers exclusive discounts to its members, so you can track down those quality, healthy items without breaking the bank.

DoneGood works with hundreds of brands to supply their members with amazing deals, and Black Friday is going to be no different.

Here Are All The Biggest Deals For Black Friday Shoppers

Black Friday has earned itself a bad reputation these last few years, but don’t believe everything you hear.

While it’s true that huge deals on electronics, must-have toys, and other big-ticket items can drive people crazy, usually they remember to line up and shop in an orderly fashion. If you feel like joining the crowds this year, here are some great deals to look out for:

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Of course America’s premiere big box store has some pretty good deals this year.

Among the door crashers, don’t pass up the Nintendo Switch for $300, or that nice 4K TV.

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These curved TVs are also getting pretty popular. Plus, you can pick up any extra cables or speakers you need.

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Get good savings on a new laptop or tablet.

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$10 Blu-rays make cheap gifts for the whole family.

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$199 is the cheapest price you’ll find for a PS4 game console this year.

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If you’re in the market for a new phone, you can get a $300 gift card with the newest models, if you get a contract with AT&T or Verizon.

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Finally, every kid is going to want this motorized Frozen sleigh (sorry parents, it’s too small for you).

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Walmart is opening at 6 p.m. on Turkey Day, so dedicated shoppers can scoop up all the deals before they disappear on Friday. Check out the full flyer for more details.

Let’s see what Target and JCPenney have to offer.

15 Crazy Things You Can Buy At Costco

When you absolutely need to pick up enough toilet paper, dish soap, and creamed corn to last until next year, Costco is the best place to shop.

It can be a little confusing wandering around that giant warehouse, but shoppers who know what to look for can find great deals. And Costco stocks items that you would never find in other stores.

Here are the 15 craziest things you can buy – if you have a membership, that is.

1. Cars

If the weight of all those 10-pound ketchup bottles you buy at Costco messes up your car’s transmission, rest assured that you can buy a new one and be home in time for dinner. Costco offers discounts to members through local car dealerships. It won’t fit in your cart, but a bargain’s a bargain.

2. Johnnie Walker 1805 Blue Label

Don’t put this on your shopping list, because you’ve already missed your once-in-a-lifetime chance. Only 200 bottles of this special reserve were ever made, and while most were distributed by Johnnie Walker, one found its way into a Costco with a shocking $20,000 price tag. If I saw that price, I would just keep on walking.

3. A wedding dress

You can find everything you need for a lavish wedding inside the bargain store, and if you’re not picky you can get married there too. That’s what a pair of Costco fanatics from Australia did, saying “I do” in front of 90 guests inside a Costco warehouse.

4. Four liters of hot sauce

We all know someone who pours on a little too much of the spicy stuff, but this is ridiculous. Right now it’s only available through Coscto’s Business Centre branches, but customers say they’ve spotted these huge containers in the regular stores.

5. A $900 cheese wheel

Yes, we know that it’s aged parmigiana imported from Italy, but isn’t Costco supposed to be a discount retailer?

6.  A chicken coop

Costco is actually eating into their own business with this one: once customers realize they can get their eggs at home, nobody will be buying them at the store. These coops come in a range of colors and styles to suit your tastes (or your chicken’s, if they’re demanding).

7. Coffins

A Saturday afternoon spent enjoying free samples with your family isn’t the best time to contemplate your own mortality, but you never know what’s around the next aisle. If you insist on picking out your own coffin, you might as well enjoy a hot dog (or two) at the same time.

One Black Friday Shopper Has Claimed This Year’s First Spot In Line

After we give thanks for the blessings of the past year, we rush out and reward ourselves with discounted products, and also begin checking off items from our Christmas shopping list.

One Black Friday shopper from Texas is getting a two week head start.

You may have noticed that your email inboxes are already filling up with promotions or discounts on products. Some retailers like Walmart and Target are already offering Black Friday deals to entice customers to visit their stores multiple times.

It’s estimated that approximately 100 million people shop in stores during the shopping holiday.

Some people see this holiday like this:

And others see this holiday like this:

One unidentified shopper doesn’t care how it ends up, he just wants to be the first one to enter the retail store.

Old Navy Announced Their New $1 Deal, And It’s Way Better Than Flip Flops

Old Navy is a great place to shop for the whole family. They have clothing ranging from business casual to athletic wear, from babies to adults, it’s all there!

OId Navy is also known for their great deals throughout the year. You can bet Old Navy has some of the lowest prices at all times, with rotating deals depending on the season. Their best (and most famous) deal is their $1 flip flop sale during the summer.

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For one day only, you can buy your summer stash of footwear for less than $10. It’s a pretty impressive deal that everyone loves, but the major retailer has decided to add a new sale to their repertoire that is sure to get people talking.

7 Stores We Thought Would Last Forever, But Are In Danger Of Closing

We hate to break the bad news to you, but some of your favorite brands could be just months away from closing down.

Facing tough competition from online shopping, more than 5,000 retail stores from America’s biggest brands have closed their doors this year. That has put some popular chains at risk of shutting down entirely.

After the Christmas season, when stores get their disappointing sales numbers back, many more store closures will be announced. Experts say to avoid buying gift cards for these 7 brands:

1. J.C. Penney

The department store chain worried investors by selling off a large part of its women’s clothing inventory this year. Combine that with slowly shrinking sales, and it seems like J.C. Penney is circling the drain.

More than 100 J.C. Penney locations closed this summer to help the company compete with Amazon, but that might not be enough.

2. Macy’s

Here’s another department store giant that seems to be on its last legs. Macy’s still has over 700 locations, but the company shuttered 68 stores this year and plans to close another 34 (at least) in the near future. Those locations might be in your neck of the woods, so be careful about making big purchases there.

3. RadioShack

After 96 years in the electronics business, it seems like this chain might not make it to 100. While there were once more than 7,000 RadioShacks across America, there are now just over 600. Increased competition from Amazon and big box stores could make this RadioShack’s last Christmas.

You Can Now Deck Your Halls In Hidden Valley Ranch

Whether it’s a side-effect of the social media age or just this economy, our favorite food companies have been pushing the envelope lately to attract attention.

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We told you (warned you?) about KFC’s new fried chicken-scented bath bomb. Compare that with Taco Bell’s new “naked” taco, the new Jimmy Fallon-inspired ice cream, and Dairy Queen’s lineup of holiday Blizzards, and it’s easy to see that these companies are trying to one-up each other to attract attention.

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Well, we think Hidden Valley Ranch has won this contest, because their new line of products is so weird and wonderful that we just had to share it. You may remember that Hidden Valley Ranch has already released a line of products for their devoted “ranch-head” fans.

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Now the salad dressing company has outdone themselves by releasing a set of special holiday themed items, as well as an expanded clothing line. You need to be a serious ranch fan to rock these outfits, but we must admit they’re pretty funny.

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And some of the Christmas items have already caught our eye…

Tiffany’s Released An “Everyday Objects” Line That Costs More Than My Rent

Tiffany & Co. makes some pretty stunning items. Their jewelry is the envy of women everywhere. Once you see that little blue box, you know it’s going to be good.

But if you want any of these Tiffany’s products, you better have the funds. This necklace alone will cost you $1,750.

It’s long been a complaint from consumers that Tiffany products are either impractical or way too expensive. No one needs to spend $340 on a whistle key chain.

That’s why when the company announced their “Everyday Object” line, people hoped it would be a little more affordable, and a little more for “everyday” use as the name suggests.

But they were wrong. Oh boy, were they wrong.

27 Of Oprah’s Favorite Things You Can Actually Afford

Every holiday season, Oprah Winfrey releases her list of “favorite things.” The list is filled with items that Oprah herself endorses, and there’s something for every category. Of course, we don’t all have a net work of approximately $3 billion, so sometimes the list can be too pricey for our lifestyles. However, there are some things that won’t break the bank and will make your holiday gift giving a little easier!

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“Super Soul Sunday is a weekly show I do sitting in my yard, talking with the world’s most extraordinary thought leaders. These are power: uplifting conversations now condensed to my favorite aha sound bites. All my net proceeds will go to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation; all the joy, nourishment, and original thinking will go to the reader.”—Oprah

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“These adorable Bluetooth speakers made last year’s list, and now some new critters are joining the menagerie. Pick one or pair up a cute couple, and watch kids of all ages grin from ear to ear.”—Oprah

COST: $10-$40, 20% off with promo code OPRAH

“I love these with a passion! Last year I bought lots of pairs to give to everyone I could think of; all my girls wore them at the Thanksgiving table. You can dress the whole family—there’s even a matching bandanna for the dog. See you on Insta!”—Oprah

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“How gorgeous is this Italian handblown cruet set? Just be sure to fill the bottles with really nice oil and vinegar before gifting.”—Oprah

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“I weigh everything because I want to have a feel for what an ounce really looks like—it’s crucial for anyone trying to be meticulous about their eating. If knowledge is power, then this makes for one powerful present.”—Oprah

COST: $15 each, with 20% off using promo code OPRAH

“The 12 letters bound into this keepsake book prompt kids to tell their stories, make lists, draw pictures, and fantasize about who they’ll become. A lovely gift for them, and maybe one day for their children.”—Oprah

10 Hacks To Save You Time (And Sanity) While Shopping For The Holidays

With Halloween now a distant memory and Thanksgiving soon to be over, before you know it, the holiday season will be looming on the horizon, meaning the shopping must begin. You’ll rarely find a time of the year that’s so divisive amongst people, and a lot of that usually has to do with the stress of finding that perfect gift for somebody on your list.

Fret not dear readers, because we’re here to give you some helpful tips to make your holidays just a little more relaxed, while making sure you get that special someone exactly what they want!

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Seriously, I can’t stress this part enough. You don’t have to hunker down and do all of your shopping in say, September; just pick up the odd few things throughout the months leading up to Christmas. That way, by the time the massive rush hits, you’ve already stashed a few things away and will have that much less to worry about.

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I’ve never understood why some people are so opposed to this idea. In my personal experience, people are always more than happy to give a list of things they’d like for Christmas; it means they get something they want but it’s still a surprise, and it saves you plenty of time and effort trying to even figure out what they want.

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Between Black Friday in November, and the multitude of other holiday sales that come along every year, there should be no need to have to pay full price for just about anything you’re looking for. Just make sure to keep checking flyers or websites for hints about upcoming sales.

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If you don’t want to ask for a list, see if you can get it touch with a person’s friends, parents, siblings, or kids to try to get an idea of what they might like. They might even think of things that you would have never imagined before!

These next few suggestions will definitely save you some stress.