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Mouse Print* -- Goya: We Use Only #1 Grade Beans*?

mouse print Goya likes to tout the quality of their products and has a made quite a name for themselves. A TV ad they ran a while back did just that with respect to their garbanzo beans. There was, however, some almost unreadable fine print in the ad that we scrutinize. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

Is Your Store Watching You and Using Facial Recognition?

security camera Some big name stores like Macy's and Ace Hardware are reportedly using facial recognition software and hidden cameras to track shoppers and employees. This is often done for security and marketing purposes. Here is a database of some big name stores and their position on the use of facial recognition.


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50 Frugal People Share Some Oddball Tips

piggy bank To save a buck, some people come up with unique ideas of how to use and reuse things that others might throw away. One person, for example was crafty enough to turn a shipping pallet into a pretty good looking table. Others in this story offer tips and tricks that they use to economize.

IRS' Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

IRS The Internal Revenue Service just released its list of "Dirty Dozen" tax scams designed to separate you and your money. This year, the agency divided the list into four parts: pandemic-related scams (part 1), personal info scams (part 2), unsuspecting victims (part 3), and unscrupulous tax schemes (part 4).

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Bargain of the Week

Monday and Tuesday Only: Free Snuggle Fabric Softener After Rebate

Get a full price rebate via a MasterCard for up to $10.99 on any Snuggle product. Must make purchase by July 20 and submit claim online by August 20. Rules of the offer are here. And here is the online rebate form.

OFFER EXTENDED: Unlimited Talk, Text, and 2-Gb Data Monthly -- $85.50 for a Year

Here is a crazy deal for Boost Mobile cell service. Unlimited talk and text, and 2 gigs of high-speed data a month, for $85.50 for one year. That is just over $7 a month. New customers only. Boost uses the T-Mobile network so their service should work on most GSM-capable phones. (Check your phone's IMEI to see if it will work on the Boost network.) They will send you a free sim card too. Use coupon code SMS10 to take 10% off the posted $95 price when you checkout. Do NOT expect to be able to renew this introductory plan at the same price for year two.

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