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Mouse Print* -- Is It a Rebate or a Lottery?

mouse print As this week's bargain suggests, vitamins are on sale everywhere now with various savings promotions. And if you are enticed by one of those deals - buy $30 of vitamins, get $10 back - you could be in for a very unpleasant surprise buried in the fine print. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

When Returning Goods, Walmart Didn't Always Refund Full Sales Tax to Customers

Walmart A class action lawsuit was settled a few weeks ago which alleged that Walmart,, and Sam's Club did not always refund in full the sales tax originally paid by a customer when he/she later returned the items. Neither the case complaint nor the settlement specified what was really going on here because Walmart doesn't have a blanket no refund of sales tax policy. Oddly, neither the lawyers for the consumer nor for Walmart would explain to us the instances when this problem could occur. But reading other complaints posted online, this could possibly happen when goods purchased in one city or county are returned to another one with a different sales tax structure. No matter, if you have not gotten back the full sales tax on a return you made to these stores since July 2015, you can file a claim here.


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Best/Worst of the Big Banks

ATM Nearly 9,000 customers of eight big banks were questioned about their satisfaction with their bank's customer service, products, policies, etc. Capital One topped the list despite closing almost half its branches. Wells Fargo and Citibank finished below average.

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Bargain of the Week

Big Vitamin Sales

The beginning of the new year is one of the best times to buy vitamins. There are many buy one, get one free sales on certain vitamins from Nature's Bounty, Sundown, and Nature Made at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and others. In addition, there are dollars-off coupons in this past Sunday's newspaper coupon insert, as well as online coupons at drugstores. But, be sure to read this week's Mouse Print* story for certain cautions.

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