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Mouse Print* -- Here We Downsize Again - Year-End 2021

mouse print We wrap up the year with another round of products hit by shrinkflation. These items sneakily cost you more because they have been downsized to give you less in each package. NOTE: This story will run until January 10th. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

Year-End Financial Planning Tips

tax tips With less than a week left in the year, here are some last minute tax and financial planning tips you should consider doing this week. For example, there is a $300 tax deduction for giving to charity even if you don't itemize, but you have to make that contribution now. And don't forget to fund your health savings acccount (if you have a qualifying health insurance plan) with up to $4,600 if you are 55 or older.

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Consumer Humor

Snarky Grandma Teaches Her Kids and Grandkids a Lesson

This commercial is bound to give you a chuckle when this seemingly befuddled grandmother shows her true colors.

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Bargain of the Week

Christmas Clearance

For MrConsumer, this is the most wonderful time of the year when you can get 50-90% off on holiday merchandise. Target is usually the go-to place, first offering 30% off on food and candy, and 50% off on holiday stuff. This year, they are skipping the 50% off and going directly to 70% off. Food and candy will go up to 50% then 70% off and non-food will go to 90% off if anything is left. Expect 90% off earlier than usual. Last year it was January 1 or 2. Fair warning: like last year, don't expect to find tons of holiday merchandise to be left (some of it never arrived). And some Target stores inexplicable had NO holiday stuff at all on December 26. You may do better this year at other retailers including drugstores.

Whole Boston Market Chickens - $3.60

To celebrate Boston Market's 36th anniversary, they are selling WHOLE rotisserie chickens for an unheard of $3.60 each (limit 2) with this coupon, this Wednesday thru Friday only. Not good for online orders. Also available large premium sides and whole applie pies for the same price.

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Consumer Reports

Toast the New Year With a Boxed Wine!

In this "Outside the Lab" story, Consumer Reports writers taste test some boxed wines, which many consumers may look down on. They've come up with some good picks at pretty good prices.

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