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Week of January 9, 2023
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Mouse Print* -- Ho Ho NO: Unplugged Shoppers Face Higher Grocery Prices

mouse print Just before Christmas we checked the in-store prices a tech-savvy shopper pays for advertised specials at two supermarket chains versus what a shopper without internet access or a smartphone is charged. The difference is shocking. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

Best Diets for 2023

Scale US News had medical and nutrition specialists review two dozen popular diets and rank them based on healthiness, safety, ease of following and promoting a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. In first place is the Mediterranean Diet. See the others.


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9 Tips to Help Negotiate Anything

haggle MrConsumer had a friend who could negotiate anything -- even prices in a department store. For that, come in with facts proving what competitors are charging or what that store previously sold the item for. Here are nine more tips to help make you better at negotiating everywhere.

Consumer Alert

U.S. Postage Stamps Being Counterfeited

The message is simple: beware online bargains promoting discounted postage stamps. Those offering too-good-to-be-true prices are probably selling counterfeit stamps. [Use link if video above does not play.]

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Bargain of the Week

Unlimited Cell Service on Verizon Network - $15/mo for One Year

Here is the craziest cell service deal in a long time. Visible, which is owned by Verizon, is offering a year of unlimited 5G data, calls, and texts for only $15 a month when you use promo code 15off12 . This is for new customers only who bring their own Verizon network-compatible phone. Data is slowed after a certain amount of monthly usage. After one year, the price reverts to $30 a month. Some users complain of poor customer service.

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Consumer Reports

How to Stack Coupons to Save Big(ger)

If you just use one coupon when making certain purchases, you may be missing out on additional savings that can accrue to you by stacking multiple coupons.

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