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Mouse Print* -- Here We Downsize Again - Year-End 2020

mouse print The pandemic hasn't stopped major grocery manufacturers from inconspicuously shrinking their products as a sneaky way to pass on a price increase. We've got the latest before and after pictures. That is our Mouse Print* story this week. [NOTE: This story will run here through January 3rd.]

Fascinating History (and Future) of the Bed, Bath & Beyond 20% Off Coupon

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New management vowed to get rid of them, but the large ubiquitous 20% off coupons from Bed, Bath & Beyond are probably not going anywhere. Here is its fascinating history, written by Ron Lieber, NYT's money columnist. [Alternate link.]

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COVID Prompts Return Policy Changes

return policy Consumer World's annual survey reveals liberalized return rules at major retailers but one chain going in the opposite direction.

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Get On or Move Up the Vaccine Priority List


The spring or summer may seem like a long time away to wait for your turn to get the coronavirus vaccine. So if you want to get on or move up on the vaccine priority list, let us be the first to clue you in.

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Bargain of the Week

Free T-Mobile Test Drive

T-Mobile is once again offering a free test drive of its 4G-LTE network with a free mifi device that you connect via Wi-Fi to your existing cellphone, tablet, or computer. You get 30 gigs of high-speed data to use as you wish for 30 days for Internet use, texting and Wi-Fi calling. Previous and current users may not be eligible.

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FDA Finds Hidden Drugs in Health Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration bought samples of health supplements from Amazon and eBay, and found hidden prescription drugs in nearly 50 of them.

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