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How to Get First Dibs on Markdowns

sale It's your lucky day. You go to Target, and they have just reduced clearance items from 25% to 50% off. Forget luck. Here are guidelines for major stores of the days they markdown their goods.

You'll Stew Over How Much Waste There is in Meat Roasts

Roast beef Meat prices in the US are continuing to rise at an alarming rate. Now, from halfway around the world comes this video where a butcher dissects supermarket roasts to show you how much waste they actually contain.


Stop Wasting "Day Old" Food

expired Millions of tons of food is wasted in the US every year. We needlessly throw out things we think have expired. Stores send "day old" food to pig farms instead of donating it to charity. What a waste. Now some people are finding creative ways to stop the waste by offering consumers a bargain and feeding the hungry.

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Mouse Print* -- FTC Warns Sellers to Make Disclosures "Clear and Conspicuous"

mouse print The Federal Trade Commission must have heard MrConsumer's rants about stores not disclosing key facts in their advertising in a "clear and conspicuous" manner because last week they sent warning letters to dozens of companies on that very subject. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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Get 5% Back at Amazon + Major Dept. Stores

If you have a Chase Freedom credit card, you can get an extra 5% back on purchases at various stores. Be sure to activate you cash back categories for October through December: and a host of major department stores including Sears, Kohl's, Macy's, Bloomingdales, and dozens more. Target, Walmart, and electronics stores are EXCLUDED.

Sony 32-inch HDTV - $179.97

SOLD OUT! Here's a great deal on a 32-inch Sony LED HDTV model KDL32R400A: $179.97 with free shipping. It is new, not reconditioned. A friend ordered this TV and the picture is sensational. ++

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