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See the Super Bowl Ads Again

Many people watch the Super Bowl more for the ads than for the game itself. In case you missed some of the commercials, or just want to see them again, here is where you can do it: site 1, site 2, site 3, site 4 and site 5.

How to Charge Your Gadget's Battery to Prolong its Life

Everybody's got a theory on how to extend the life of your battery in your cellphone, laptop, or tablet. Should you run the battery down to zero? Should you stop charging before reaching 100%? Oh, the issues. Here is Lifehacker's best advice on the ways to prolong your battery's life.

Cut Your Car Insurance by 50% (Maybe), But Only if You Ask

This is the story of a retiree who was paying a crazy price for car insurance for his two cars. When he comparison shopped, he learned he could cut his bill in half. Then, when he called his current carrier, he learned they would have done the same thing, had he only asked!

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Thanks for Good Customer Service

roses Here's a place to publicly thank customer-oriented companies for providing good service. MrConsumer had extraordinary service from Aldi, Vistaprint, and Stop & Shop Pharmacy recently. See what they did, or better yet, add your own compliment about a different company that gave you great service. [No whining allowed.]


Consumer Quickies

  • Best Things to Buy in February
  • Study: Want to Buy Less Junk Food? Pay Cash!
  • To Wash or Not Wash Bagged Salad Greens
  • Don't Get Taken by a Staged Car Accident
  • See Video of a Car Accident Being Staged
  • How Some Doctors Try to Squelch Online Reviews
  • Why Privacy Policies Don't Work, and What Might
  • Russell Simmons' Prepaid Card Lowers Fees After Suze's Card Intro
  • Are There Harmful Ingredients in Your Soap or Shampoo?
  • Republicans Want New Consumer Bureau to Slow Down on Rules
  • Watch for Ultra-Definition TVs ("4K") with Better Picture (and Higher Prices)
  • MA Creates Fake Websites to Warn Consumers of Scams
  • FTC Gets $2.3-mil from Prepaid Card Sellers for Providing Fewer Minutes than Promised
  • Coupons Coming to Account Statements
  • How Safe is Your Cruise Ship?
  • CA Sues Mfrs. for Slack Fill of Containers
  • How Dell vs. Apple Handle Defective Products
  • Lawsuit Targets Moldy Smell from GE Washers
  • The Best Cheap(er) Chocolates (We say Hershey's Bliss!)

    2.5 cents/min Long Distance
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    phonePay only 2.5 cents a minute for long distance on ECG's state-to-state plan. The rate is good all day, with no minimum usage and no monthly fee like $4.95 or $5.95 -- it is just 99 cents as of Jan. 1, 2010, with a 59˘ reg. recovery fee, along with the usual taxes. You are billed online, and must pay automatically by debit/credit. They use real phone lines, and there are no special codes to dial. Six-second billing saves money, and a free 800 number lets the kids call home easily. U.S. based customer service. Instate and HI/AK rates vary. More information. ++



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  • Flaw Lets Hackers Spoof Your Caller ID to Gain Access to Your Credit Card Account History at Major Banks
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Tablet Reviewed
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    Mouse Print* -- 12-Year Old Discovers Glad Downsized Its Storage Bags

    mouse print Twelve-year-old Mouse Print* reader Jared G. discovered that Glad downsized its jumbo-size boxes of Glad Bags. So, we asked him to make a video report about what he found. See this young but sharp consumer's story this week in Mouse Print* .

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    Protect Yourself From Appliance Fires

    Over 15 million appliances have been recalled in the past five years because of possible fire hazards, and major appliances cause about 150,000 residential fires a year. Yikes! Consumer Reports goes in depth to examine the problem, how companies try to keep safety lawsuits secret, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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    Bargain of the Week

    Roses on the Cheap

    Instead of paying crazy prices for roses this year, look for alternative places to buy them on the cheap. Aldi, the limited assortment grocery chain, is offering the lowest price we've seen for roses around Valentine's Day -- just $9.99 for a dozen starting February 8th at select stores. (My local Aldi already has bouquets of five roses for only $3.99.) If no Aldi is near you, try Wal-mart where the chain is advertising a dozen for $15 starting Sunday, 2/5. Don't expect long stem roses for this price.

    $60+ of Vitamins, Free After Rebate

    Through Saturday, Walgreens has five vitamins/supplements worth over $60 free after rebate. Here is the rebate form, so you can see the products. (Ignore "certificate error" warning.) All rebates can be submitted online -- no postage necessary. And while you're there, eggs are only 99 cents a dozen.

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