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Mouse Print* -- Deceptive Email Subject Lines Mislead Consumers
With restaurants only serving takeout, they are trying to lure housebound and hungry people to their eateries. One way some are doing that is sending out emails offering $5 off their online orders. That could be a great deal depending what you want to get. But the offers are not quite what the subject line of the emails would lead you to believe.
That is our Mouse Print* story this week.
Is It Safe to Open Packages and Mail?
There are people that spray or wipe down packages or mail before opening. Is that really necessary? According to the CDC, the risk is very low for the coronavirus to spread from packages or mail.
Save-a-Lot Makes Refunds Without Returns
A number of retailers are currently banning returns. But, now limited assortment supermarket Save-a-Lot is doing the same thing but with a twist. You still can get a refund under their 100% money back guarantee, just don't bring the item back to the store thereby cutting the COVID-19 risk. A receipt will do. Hat's off to Save-a-Lot for this pro-consumer move.
Look at These Crazy Homemade Masks
Masks are not easy to find locally, so many people are creating their own crazy ones.
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For new members, you can get a one-year BJ's Wholesale Club membership for only $20 (reg. $55) through Groupon. (Enter BJs in the search field on the Groupon website to find the offer if not on the homepage.) Your membership will automatically renew unless you cancel auto-renewal.
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