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Mouse Print* -- Walgreens Misleads Customers on Rewards Program, Potentially Pocketing Millions

mouse print For the past two years, Consumer World has been investigating Walgreens loyalty program (Balance Rewards) and its repeated representations to provide reward points for "all" prescriptions. The truth is, they don't on all of them. Millions of dollars is likely at stake because Walgreens fills hundreds of millions of prescriptions every year. We finally raised some very pointed questions about it with them last week. And here's what they said and did. That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

Most/Least Tax-Friendly States for Retirees

money When you're retired, it seems like everyone is trying to stick their hand into your pocket and grab your wallet. Some states don't because they offer significantly lower property, sales, and income taxes than others. And some even have breaks for seniors. Check these lists for the most and least tax-friendly states for retirees.


If You Want to be a Mystery Shopper...

shopping There are a ton of mystery shopping scams out there, but if you want to be a real undercover shopper, this story offers you some valuable tips.

Pet Sitters Can Vacation for Free

dog Here's a match made in heaven. You're going on vacation and you don't want to pay big bucks to board the family pets. Or you're a traveler and don't want to pay big bucks for a hotel. A clever website is playing matchmaker to bring these types of people together so travelers can get free accommodations in return for pet sitting.

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Bargain of the Week

Samsung Smart Ultra HDTVs: 55" - $499.99; 60" - $599.99; 10% Less at Target!

If you are last minute shopping for an HDTV for the Super Bowl, Samsung has lowered prices in some stores. The 55-incher (model UN55KU6290FXZA) and the 60-incher (UN60KU6270FXZA) are at both Best Buy and Walmart [55] and Walmart [60] (and other stores as well). Note: These TVs are the same price at Target, but using the coupon at you can save an extra 10% on these and all TVs at Target stores.

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Some Groceries Cheaper Online than In-Store

Consumer Reports says you can save money buying certain categories of groceries online rather than in a conventional supermarket. Here are their recommendations.

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