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Week of July 2, 2018 (see last week)

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20 Things to Skip Buying at the Grocery Store

shopping cart One-stop shopping at the supermarket has its benefits, but there are some drawbacks too. According to Money Talks News, you can save money by shopping elsewhere for these 20 items commonly available at grocery stores.

Target vs. Walmart: Which is Cheaper?

Target Consumer reporter Clark Howard's staff checked the prices of 30 grocery, health and beauty products, and some general merchandise at both Target and Walmart to see which one had lower prices. On a market basket of nearly $600 worth of goods, the difference between the two was less than $5!



How Airlines Use "Carrier Imposed Fees" to Jack Up Fares

airplane Major airlines, particularly on international flights, set artifically low base airfares, but then jack up the price with ambiguous "carrier imposed fees" that are sometimes hundreds of dollars. And airlines can't or won't say what that fee is for!

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Mouse Print* -- Where’s the Pork? (Hint: Not in Nathan’s Hot Dogs!)

mouse print A major class action lawsuit was filed last week alleging that major food producers conspired to overcharge consumers on pork products. So why was Nathan's Famous, the brand that touts the fact that all its frankfurters are all beef, listed as one of the offending brands? That story is in Mouse Print* this week.

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Bargain of the Week

10 Retailers That Will Match Costco's Prices

If you are not a Costco member, you can still get Costco prices by asking any of the 10 retailers to match Costco's price for a specific item. Beware, however, that prices on Costco's website are sometimes higher than their actual store price.

See also: Hot Deals

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These Washers, Dryers, and Laundry Detergents Get Low Marks

Consumer Reports says to save your money on these specific washing machines, dryers and laundry detergents because they just don't do the job well.

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