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66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy

privacy Intrusions from marketers and threats from criminals face every online user. Consumer Reports has gathered dozens of tips to protect yourself and your privacy.

Amazon's "Buy Box" Not Always the Lowest Price

According to a ProPublica investigation of Amazon's pricing and listing practices, Amazon often lists its own price for an item at a deceptively lower price than the third party sellers it also features on its website. In this example that is supposed to rank the total price for Loctite Super Glue from low to high including shipping, Amazon appears to be the cheapest. But despite the column heading that total prices shown include shipping, Amazon's own price for item does not. The same product from other sellers lower on the list are in fact less expensive. Here is ProPublica's study.


5 Best Times to Buy a New Car

new car We all know that Black Friday is the best time to buy electronics. But when is the best time to buy a new car? Washington's birthday comes to mind, but there are other times when you can save money too.

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Mouse Print* -- Non-HP Ink Cartridges Suddenly Stop Working in Some HP Printers

mouse print We always say the worst mouse print is the disclosure that is not made and there is no more perfect example than this. HP printer users who downloaded a firmware update months ago were not told that six months later their printers would stop accepting non-hp ink cartridges. That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

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4 TRESemme Shampoo or Conditioners - $1 after coupons/rewards

Some stores have TRESemme shampoo and conditioners (28-32 oz.) on sale this week at 2 for $8. But, in this past Sunday's RedPlum coupon insert there is a $5 coupon off the purchase of 2. And, if for example, you buy four at CVS through Saturday, you'll get back $5 in ExtraBucks. And if you can get and use TWO of the $5 off coupons, your net price for four bottles is just $1.

Free One-Year AARP Membership

Through October 1, you can get a free one-year new or renewal membership to AARP when you buy at least $15 worth of Walgreens brand health and wellness products on one receipt. See page 66 of the September Walgreens coupon booklet for more details.

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How Much Sugar is Okay for Kids?

Consumer Reports says that parents have to be careful about added sugar and hidden sugars in common foods. Ultimately, they do not come up with a magic maximum for kids.

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