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Top 10 Tips to Bag a Bargain on Black Friday

shopping bags This is our annual preview of the best deals and shopping strategies to employ to get the most out of Black Friday shopping. You've got to do your homework to snag the best deals.

Preview Black Friday Sales Now!

Black Friday The best shopping day of the year is Black Friday and the days surrounding it. Don't wait until Thanksgiving day to begin looking at all the sale circulars. Most of them are available already at and . More are being added daily. Use these circulars to compare prices and then check online reviews to separate the great products from the lemons.


5 Signs Your Dentist is Ripping You Off

dentist We tend to rely on medical professionals to be knowledgeable and have our best interests at heart. Sometimes it is hard to judge whether recommended procedures are really necessary or the best choice. Here are some warning signs that your dentist may be trying to take advantage of you.

Oprah's Favorite Things 2016 at Amazon Prices

Oprah Oprah's show has been off the air for years, but her "favorite things" continue. Here are Oprah's best gift ideas for 2016. ++

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Mouse Print* -- Is It a Story or Is It an Ad in the LA Times?

mouse print It looked like any other story in the LA Times. It was about the popularity of store brands. There was just one problem. The entire article was an advertisement. That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

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Bargain of the Week

All Entertainment Coupon Books - $20

Until November 22, all Entertainment coupon books for various major metro areas around the country are only $20. There are hundreds of coupons for buy one, get one free meals, and discounts on hotels, attractions, rental cars, and shopping. Shipping is free. Use promo code GIFT when checking out. Two or more books are an additional 15% off. ++

Use Cashback Sites to Save Extra on Most Purchases

When shopping online, sites like give you a percentage of your purchase back as a cash back bonus if you first visit their site and use their link to the online seller you are interested in. So instead of going directly to, for example, you go to the cash back site first and look for their Macy's link. By using that link you could get a cash rebate of between 1% and 9% depending on which cashback site you use. (Note: Ebates now gives a percentage back for some in-store purchases if you link your credit card to the particular store.) Cashbackholic compares most of the cash back sites and tells you how much you can get back (in cash or f.f. miles) if you use that cash back site for any particular online store (in this example, Macy's). Be warned, however, you may have to accumulate $5.01, $10, or more in cash back before they send you a quarterly check. Sign up bonuses, like the $10 Ebates one may require a minimum purchase of $25 to be credited to your account. It is probably best to stick with one cash back site rather than seeking out the site with highest payback from a particular online store. ++

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Why Consumer Reports Says Amazon Prime is Worth It

Over his dead body would MrConsumer pay $99 to Amazon for free shipping, etc. However, cooler heads prevail at Consumer Reports which says the $99 membership is worth it.

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