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Most Banks Miss Deadline to Install Chip Card Readers in ATMs

While retailers have spent the last year installing and enabling checkout terminals to process transactions using the more secure computer chip on most newer credit and debit cards, banks have been very slow to convert their ATMs to read them. In fact, according to two Consumer World surveys just published, most banks missed an October 21 deadline imposed by MasterCard.

Getting the Lowest Airfare is Illusive

airfares Consumer Reports conducted hundreds of simultaneous airfare searches on the same set of sites using multiple computers. They discovered that airfares varied as much as $138 for the same route at the same time.


How to Get the Most Out of Airbnb

airbnb It started out that you could use Airbnb to find a couch in a distant city to sleep on. It has since morphed into the premier source of an alternative to hotel lodging -- staying in someone's home, either in a spare room or the entire house. Here are some tips for first time users.

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Mouse Print* -- At Payless Car Rental You Could Pay More Because of Dirty Tricks

mouse print A Consumer World reader was outraged when Payless Car Rental ripped her off on a gasoline refilling charge. She soon learned that she was not alone, and she wasn't going to let them get away with it. That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

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Bargain of the Week

Chipotle Burritos - $3 on Halloween

Next Monday is Halloween. Just go to any Chipotle in costume from 3pm to close that day, and you'll get a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for only $3. Check with the server, but extra meat and guacamole may be available at no extra charge.

Kenmore 1.1 cu.ft. Microwave - $69.99 or less

This white Kenmore 1.1 cubic foot microwave with 1100 watts of power is a low $62.99 Monday only, or $69.99 the rest of the week. Shop Your Way members: if you click "coupons" on the top of any page, there is a $5 off a $50 purchase coupon. That will make the microwave a crazy low $57.99 on Monday or $64.99 the rest of the week. Shipping is free or buy in-store (but the $62.99 price is only online Monday).

See also: Hot Deals

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Tide and Persil Top the Detergent Ratings

Persil has been advertising that it beat Tide in tests by a famous testing organization. Now, in new tests, Tide Plus Ultra Stain Release edged out Persil by a statistically insignificant hair. Boom!

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