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Week of June 18, 2018 (see last week)

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Best Auto Insurance Companies

car wreck J.D. Power just released its latest ratings of car insurance companies. They evaluated customer satisfaction in five areas: interaction, policy offerings, price, billing process and policy information, and claims. Because many insurance companies only operate regionally, the results charts are by region. Often, the brands you see advertised on TV ranked below average.

In Crazy Stunt, Amazon Is Selling Steaks Off the Back of a Truck!

Amazon's Treasure Truck No one in their right mind would buy meat off the back of a random truck, right? But what if it was an Amazon truck? It's called the "Treasure Truck" and it makes random stops in 25 cities around the country with supposedly unreal deals.



Why Hotel Bargains Are Disappearing

hotel According to Consumers' Checkbook, trying to find a deal on a particular hotel is getting harder and harder because the hotel booking and comparison sites are owned by just two companies. Note that on Trivago, a site that compares multiple sources for the same hotel, you can find lower prices by clicking "More deals from ..."

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Mouse Print* -- Do You Know Where Your Prescription Drugs Come From?

mouse print MrConsumer got a shock recently when he looked at the fine print on some of his prescription bottles. He never imagined that CVS/Caremark would be importing his pills from overseas. That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

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Bargain of the Week

Monday Only: 40% Off Sherwin Williams Paint and Stains

Just in time for summer painting, all paints and stains are 40% off at Sherwin Williams stores through June 18th only. Supplies are 30% off.

Visionworks: 2 Pairs of Eyeglasses - $49

The national vision chain, Visionworks, has over 700 locations and is running their very rare but great 2 for $49 sale on eyeglasses (including frame and single vision lenses). Best value: select from their $69.95 clearance frames which are 2 for $49 too. Also, two pairs of progressives are $89. Sale ends June 30. There could be regional differences in this offer.

See also: Hot Deals

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How to Tweak Your HDTV for the Best Quality Picture

Consumer Reports offers tips on changing the settings on your high definition television to get the best possible picture.

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