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Give Your Old Cellphone/Tablet a New Lease on Life

tablet If you historically have just tossed your old phone or tablet in the drawer never to see the light of day again, now you put these devices to good use.

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Anatomy of a Romance Scam - Part 2

heart In part two, former FTC regional director Steve Baker takes you inside romance scams. He shows you how victims are lured into this romantic trap, and ultimately soaked for thousands of dollars.


What Not to Feed Your Dog

dog Consumer Reports says there are eight things that can be toxic to dogs. Most people know about chocolate, but you may not know about these other things.

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Mouse Print* -- Amazon’s Pooled Inventory Increases Chances for Fraud

mouse print In most cases, when you buy something from Amazon, the item was obtained directly from the manufacturer or from an authorized distributor of the item. However, Amazon allows other sellers to list their goods on Amazon's site, and often mixes in merchandise received from these sellers with Amazon's own inventory in their warehouse. And that's were problems can arise for shoppers. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Attn. Mass. Shoppers: Crazy $1 Items at Shaw's and Star Market

With apologies to readers in the other 49 states (but it may be worth a trip to visit us for these deals)... Star Market and Shaw's are having a crazy $1 sale on many items, some of which have not been priced this low in years and years! All are $1 (limit 4 or 8 depending on item): Snack Artist dry roasted peanuts - 16 oz.; Signature peanut butter - 18 oz.; Signature dry cereals such as Bran Flakes or Raisin Bran - up to 18.7 oz; Signature frozen veggies - 32 oz.; Refrigerated cinnamon buns - 16 oz.; Signature 100% apple juice - 64 oz.; Signature sugar - 4 lbs. Sale ends Thursday, September 15.

Because Star Market and Shaw's are part of the Albertsons supermarket family, check other company-owned chains like Safeway, Vons, Pavillion, Albertsons, Tom Thumb, Acme, etc. for possible similar deals in the coming weeks.

See also: Hot Deals

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Mosquito Repellents that Work Against Zika

Everybody seems to be freaking out about the Zika virus carried by infected mosquitoes. Here is a guide from Consumer Reports about Zika and which are the most effective repellents to buy.

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