Week of March 19, 2018 (see last week)
New Service Tracks Airfares, Hotel Rates to Get You Refunds for Price Drops
DoNotPay.com was originally an automated legal tool to help you fight parking tickets. Now they are branching out to get you a refund if an airfare or hotel room you booked drops in price. And the best part, the service is free (but you must give them access to a Gmail account used to book the travel)! Here's their website for travel refunds.
12 Things Buyers Will Hate About Your House
I don't know about you, but MrConsumer can look at just two or three pictures from a home listing and immediately be turned off. Here are 12 things that can send potential home buyers fleeing about your house. [Slide show warning]
Don't Buy These Expensive Cleaners -- Make Your Own!
Okay, how many of you buy Swiffer cleaners with wet pads or spray? Now cut that out, and try these homemade versions, or any of the other substitutes for expensive cleaners mentioned in this story.
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Mouse Print* -- Weight Watchers: Get Paid $100 to Lose Weight?
Really? Is a weight loss program actually going to pay members to lose weight? We check the fine print to see if this is a too good to be true offer.
That story is in Mouse Print* this week.
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Bargain of the Week
Colored T-Shirts - $2
Michaels is having their big "lowest prices of the season" sale until March 24. Get Gildan tee shirts for men, women, and children in white and a variety of vibrant colors for only $2 each. Note that different colors have different fiber contents -- they are not all 100% cotton.
See also: Hot Deals
Carpet Cleaners Tested
If you want to shampoo your carpet, there are only a few brands of carpet cleaners on the market. Consumer Reports put them to the test and recommends these three models (and two others you should skip).
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