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Week of April 23, 2018 (see last week)

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New Bill Would Allow Bait and Switch Airfare Prices

airplane We are witnessing the dismantling of one consumer protection after another (and you should be mad as hell). The latest afront is new legislation that would turn back the clock on the "full fare" advertising rule and allow airlines to once again promote deceptively low fares before all the required taxes and fees are included.

The Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets

money We have all heard the various theories on when you can snag the best airfares. CheapAir has now crunched the numbers analyzing almost one billion airfares to try to figure out when the best time to buy is.



28 Ways Google Assistant Can Make You More Efficient

Google Assistant Hey Google, can you make my life easier? The Android app in your cellphone, and to a lesser degree the one built into Google Home speakers, can help you with everyday tasks. Here's 28 of them.

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Mouse Print* -- Walk Through Kohl's Doors and Lose Your Right to Sue?!

mouse print Say what? If you read the Kohl's terms and conditions statement on their website, they seem to say that merely by walking into their store, you give up your right to sue them in a class action. That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

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Bargain of the Week

Toastmaster Small Appliances - $4.99 a/r

From April 25-29, Kohl's will be offering a $14 rebate on select Toastmaster small appliances, making the net price around $5. [Probably only the $18.99/$19.99 items at this link will qualify.] If any Kohl's coupons are available then, that will lower the price even more.

$10 off $30 at Staples When Recycling

To celebrate Earth Day, Staples will give rewards members a $10 off a $30 purchase coupon if you recycle an electronic item between April 22-28.

See also: Hot Deals

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10 Cars That Can Get 200,000 Miles

If you are looking for a car for the long term -- the really long term -- Consumer Reports says that these 10 vehicles can last 200,000 miles or more.

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