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Mouse Print* -- Use This Kohl's Cash Trick for Extra Savings

mouse print Over the past few weeks, we've been focusing on various store policies that are sometimes anti-consumer. This week, we examine a little-known policy at Kohl's that is actually generous and will save you money. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

His Pictures Were Stolen by a Crook and Used to Lure Women in a Romance Scam

roses All you male readers out there... imagine if your online pictures were stolen and used in a romance scam to trick women into falling in love so the crook could ask them for money. That's what happened to this poor Massachusetts gay guy, who decided to track down the scammer who was preying on women. NY Times link to story. (Alternate link here.)

shopping bagsTop 10 Tips to Bag a Bargain During a Very Different Black Friday Month


Top 10 Cars That Hold Their Value Best

car As soon as you drive your new car out of the showroom, it loses value. Over five years, the average car depreciates by almost half. The cars on this list, however, only lose between 30 and 43-percent. Topping the list is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

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Consumer Health

Stop the Whining, Wear a Mask

The CDC just came out with new guidance saying that good fitting cloth masks protect both the person wearing it as well as others. This "Be Our Guest" must-see parody video above drives home the point of wearing a mask, but has some offensive language.

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Bargain of the Week

Kohl's Black Friday Sale Begins Sunday, Nov. 22 -- Small Appliances, Crazy Low Prices

Kohl's Black Friday sale starts this coming Sunday, both online and in-store. Use their 15% off coupon on a bunch of small appliances for only $2.14 to $9.54 after rebate (see pages 10-11). They also have a Ninja blender/food processor with shake cups for $101.99 after coupon plus get $30 back in Kohl's Cash (see page 11).

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Consumer Reports

Best Cookware Sets

Whether you like nonstick pots and pans or uncoated ones, Consumer Reports offers 10 cookware sets (listed in alphabetical order) that did well in its tests.

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