Airline Reward Programs Leave Many Dissatisfied
We all belong to frequent flier programs in the hopes we can earn free future travel. The truth is, many of us become frustrated when trying to redeem those miles. MileCards.com asked hundreds of us to say which programs were the easiest and hardest to redeem miles, and which airline credit cards were the best. They also asked which airlines charged the most and fewest miles for various travel destinations.
In Tests, Only 2 Sunscreens Contained Claimed Protection
In surprising test results, Consumer Reports reveals that only two sunscreens of the 20 they tested contained the claimed amount of sun protection (SPF) noted on the label. [Story via ConsumerReports.net; full test results only in July Consumer Reports.]
7 Things Retailers Don't Want You to Know
Here are some of the dirty little secrets of the retail trade -- ways they tempt us to buy, when maybe we should take a pass.
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Mouse Print* -- Barclaycard Ring: A Transparent (?) Social Credit Card
From the Mouse Print* lost archive: a new-fangled credit card from Barclays Bank promised to give cardholders a share of the card's profits, and a say in the card's operation. Now two years after introduction, how did cardholders make out?
That story is this week in Mouse Print*.
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