Take the Quiz: Do You Know the (Credit) Score?
The Consumer Federation of America has put together a 20-question quiz about credit scores. Most people only score about 70 on the test, so we've got more to learn.
Best/Worst Airlines for Booking Award Travel
For years you have accumulated frequent flier miles on your favorite airline. Now, with airfares so high, you decide you want to cash in miles for a free trip. What are the odds of getting a seat on the date and flights you want? According to this study (see chart), it depends on the airline you choose. On Southwest, you'll fly whenever you want, but on Delta, three out four times you'll be out of luck.
Shoppers Pick Favorite Grocers
When thousands were asked to name their favorite grocer, Giant Food (sister chain to Stop & Shop) garnered first place. How do consumers pick their favorite? They base it primarily on location rather than other factors. Aldi was the top pick for low prices, and Walmart came in last place in such categories as quality of meat and produce, and courteous staff.
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Mouse Print* -- Sign Up for Comcast, Get $500?
Last week, Comcast advertised what seemed like the most generous new customer offer ever: sign up and get up to a $500 Visa prepaid card. Wow...$500! Not so fast. That's great bait, but we tell you about the switch. That story is this week in Mouse Print* .
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Thanks for Good Customer Service
Here's a place to publicly thank customer-oriented companies for providing good service. MrConsumer had extraordinary service from Aldi, Vistaprint, Stop & Shop Pharmacy, and SurveyGizmo recently. See what they did, or better yet, add your own compliment about a different company that gave you great service. [No whining allowed.]
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