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Dealhacker: Free Cone Day At Ben & Jerry's Is Tomorrow

Who doesn’t like free ice cream? Aside from the lactose intolerant, nobody, that’s who.

Grab A Refurbished Latitude E7240 Notebook For $1100

Stalking Dell’s refurbished product site can turn up some excellent deals, especially if you’re after one of the company’s high-quality monitors or hardy business notebooks. Currently there are some 50 used Latitude E7240 laptops waiting to be snapped up for a bit over $1000 — a steal seeing as they retail new for 2x-3x this price.

Always Consider The Time Costs Of 'Free' Items First

You’re probably aware that few things in life are ever truly free, but it’s still important to think of the other costs associated with “free” stuff. More often than not, a freebie will cost you something that’s far more valuable than anything else you have: your time.

Shop At A Smaller Supermarket To Avoid Overspending

Shopping at a supermarket should save you money since you won’t be eating out as much. But if you tend to overspend at the supermarket, try shopping at a store with less choice.

The Best US Airlines For Cancelling (Or Changing) Your Reservation

Airlines love charging fees, but the worst is when you need to change or cancel your reservation. These fees can end up eating up the entire cost of your ticket. It’s not all bad news, though: some airlines have better policies than others. Let’s break down which are the best and which are the worst if you’re travelling stateside.

Briefly: Virtual Breasts, Australians Vs Outback Steakhouse, Rampaging Bubbles

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Aussie diners sledge Outback Steakhouse, the wacky world of VR breast physics, NSW electronic ballot scandal.

Hump Day Deals: Cheap Wine, Free PC Software, Half-Price Electronics On Ebay

Hump day (AKA Wednesday) is arguably the most boring day of the week. So why not liven things up by grabbing one of these nifty online bargains? Deals that caught our eye this week include: Get up to 62 per cent off wine at Vinomofo, new free software from WindowsDeal, get up to 50 per cent off electronics at eBay. Click the links below to land yourself a bargain.

The Cheapest Five-Star Destinations In The World

Five-star hotels tend to provide the best food and bedding in beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately, they also have a rate to match. There are exceptions to the rule, however. The latest price index has revealed fourteen countries where Australians can score five-star hotel luxury for under $250 per night. If you want to travel in style without paying through the nose for it, these are the destinations to consider.

Ratehacker: April's Best Credit Card, Bank And Home Loan Deals

In our monthly Ratehacker round-up, Jeremy Cabral from finance comparison site highlights recent credit card offer changes, plus the best savings accounts and home loans.

Briefly: iiNet Loses Piracy Fight, Free Dog Shampoo, Blood Moon Eclipse

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: iiNet loses piracy case against Dallas Buyers Club, get a free sample of dog shampoo from PINCHme, the best images from Sunday’s blood moon eclipse.