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Mouse Print* -- Thanks for Nothing - Summer 2020
It is time for another edition of our jaw-dropping, knee-slapping, award-winning feature called "Thanks for Nothing." Alright, we're exaggerating. But the dubious advertised offers we spotlight should at least elicit a chuckle or a snicker.
That is our Mouse Print* story this week.
These Stores Now (or Will Soon) Require Masks
Major retailers have just announced that you will need to wear a mask if you want to shop at their stores. This continually updated list includes a lot of the biggies like Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Kohl's, Home Depot, Lowe's, Starbucks, and many more.
CVS in Oklahoma Fined for Prescription Errors and Short-Staffing
The Oklahoma pharmacy board just fined CVS $75,000 for safety issues it found at four of its pharmacies. There was understaffing, and an error rate of nearly 22 percent in the 305 prescriptions checked during an audit. The findings at these CVS pharmacies mirror complaints nationwide at various chain drugstores that authorities hear about from pharmacists themselves. [Link may not work in all browsers. Alternate link is here.]
Is Your Toaster Eavesdropping on You?
Camera Store Takes Unique Safety Measures
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If you apply for and are approved for a Target RedCard (debit or credit) by July 25, you will get a coupon mailed to you for $40 off a $40 purchase (some exclusions apply). The Target debit RedCard is just like at ATM card connected to your checking account. It will save you 5% off Target purchases, give you an extended return period, and free shipping on many orders. Coupon must be redeemed by August 29.
Last Chance: Get $5 Off $10 AMEX "Shop Small" Purchases Up to 10 Times
American Express is encouraging you to "shop small" months earlier than usual, and they will reward AMEX cardholders handsomely. Spend $10 or more (after taxes) at qualified small businesses(see map) or search this list, and get a statement credit for $5. You can do this up to 10 times! You must register your American Express card by July 26, and finish all your shopping by September 20th. Be sure to check the fine print.
Consumer Reports tests dozens of vacuums each year. This list shows those models (listed alphabetically) that rated "excellent" on picking up pet hair. Specific ratings only available to C/R subscriber.
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