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10 Things Home Improvement Stores Won't Tell You

home improvement Continuing its series of dirty little secrets of various industries, MarketWatch turns its attention to home improvement stores. On the plus side, you may be able to haggle over prices. (MrConsumer got a $40 discount on a big paint order last week just by asking.) But on the minus side...

Best Sites for Free Samples

free Here are five sites selected by ShopSmart, the sister publication of Consumer Reports, chosen as their favorite sites for freebies.


Insider Tips on Store Markdowns

sale You can often get some of the best deals on the clearance rack of your favorite store. Target's clearance, for example, can be amazing. The idea is to get there ahead of other bargain hunters as soon as the goods have been marked down. Here's a guide to when major stores markdown goods.

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Mouse Print* -- Here We Downsize Again - Part 1

mouse print In our continuing series of products that are shrinking right before your eyes, we bring you some of our latest finds. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Celebrate 7-Eleven Day with Freebies

Through Saturday, July 19, 7-Eleven stores are giving away a different freebie each day. One day it's Twinkies, another it is a Snickers ice cream bar, etc. It is unclear if you need the 7-Eleven app in order to qualify. While supplies last at participating locations. Certain hours only.

Entertainment Coupon Books -- a Crazy Low $5.99!

Get coupon books for 50% off meals, and hotel, shopping and attraction discounts for major cities throughout the US. Pick the city of your choice. Coupons good until December 2014. Shipping is $1. ++

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Best Vanilla Ice Cream

Who makes the best vanilla ice cream? If you guessed Ben & Jerry's or Haagen Dazs, you'd be right. Some less fatty brands made a respectable showing as well, however.

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