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Amazon's Secret Policy to Close Accounts of Frequent Returners

If you buy a lot of stuff from Amazon, and return as little as 10 percent of it, the ecommerce giant may close your account and confiscate the value of any gift cards you have on deposit with them. That is what happened to several people in the UK who are crying foul. If this has happened to you, please tell us about it. Part of the problem may be that Amazon doesn't disclose how many returns are too many.

The Truth about Car Dealers' "Invoice" Prices

new car For past 20 years or so, car buyers have been taught to find out the wholesale (invoice) price of the car they want, subtract incentive money that manufacturers hold back from the dealer until the car is sold, and then negotiate from that point. (Consumer Reports has always said to negotiate down from there.) Now a car expert contends that commonly available invoice prices are inflated to only make you think you are getting a car wholesale.


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Tricks to Achieve Elite Flying Status

airplane Frequent fliers covet getting free upgrades to first class, and they can more easily achieve that with a higher status in their favorite airline's frequent flier program. Here are some tips, including some limited time, lesser known matching programs, to help you can gain elite flying status more easily.


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Mouse Print* -- Outback’s "Biggest" 12-Ounce Steak?!

mouse print Remember when Subway was accused of selling "foot-long" subs that weren't 12-inches long? Here we go again, kind of, with Outback Steakhouse. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.


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Free Spray Deodorant Sample

ALL SAMPLES ARE NOW GONE...sorry. Walmart is offering a free sample of Dove, Degree, or Axe dry spray deodorant (while supplies last). You must watch this video first, then click the "request sample" button.

Eggs - 99 Cents a Dozen

Just in time for Easter, through Thursday only at Walgreens (even in CA), a carton of eggs is only 99 cents.

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8 Ways to Boost Your Home's Value

With the spring home selling season about to begin, Consumer Reports offers tips on how to increase your home's resale value by as much as 35 percent.


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