TWITTER Week of November 2, 2020 (see last week)
Consumer World Original
Mouse Print* -- When You Stop Saving With Savings Bonds
MrConsumer finally got around to cashing in U.S. savings bonds issued many years ago. Not remembering the rules cost him decades of lost interest.
That is our Mouse Print* story this week.
Now an update on last week's story: The EPA just listed Microban 24 spray as able to kill coronavirus and according to P&G, it does so in 60 seconds. But remember the point of our story: Microban 24 does NOT continue to kill viruses for 24 hours on surfaces as its name implies.
Auto Insurers Rated on Claims Satisfaction
Most of us pay car insurance premiums in good faith hoping that if and when we have an accident that the insurance company will pay any claims without a hassle. JD Power wanted to find out and questioned over 11,000 people who had recently filed claims. Here are the rankings of two dozen insurance companies on claims satisfaction.
New Study: 80% of COVID Patients Were Vitamin D Deficient
A new study revealed that the vast majority of COVID-19 patients in a 200+ person sample had inadequate levels of vitamin D in their blood. And another study showed that having adequate levels reduced your risk of dying from the disease by over 50%. Keep in mind that about half of Americans without the disease are also deficient in vitamin D. Time to check with your doctor to get tested and hear his/her recommendations.
Those Cardboard Sports Fans in Stadiums Get Thirsty Too
NOTE: We only feature free stories that are fully readable. If you are blocked, try a different browser and clear NYT cookies from it. Other newspapers may block you based on your repeated use of their site, or convert previously free stories to pay stories without notice.
Enter an item, or preferably paste its Amazon URL (address)
Spot a bargain by comparing its price to its price history.
Visit Our Sister Site
Newsletter Sign Up
Every Monday morning, get a preview of the latest consumer stories and the Bargain of the Week in your email box...free! Sign up now.
Not an ad!
Bargain of the Week
A Few Black Friday Prices Now at Target
For these two items, no need to wait until Black Friday when all the big box stores will be offering them at these prices. The Echo Dot smart speaker (3rd generation) is only $18.99 through Saturday at Target. And Amazon's Fire TV Stick Lite is only $17.99. With this device connected to an HDMI port on your HDTV you can watch/stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and many other services. Good through Sunday, November 8.
See also: Hot Deals
How to Get a Refund for Cancelled Air Flights
Months after the pandemic started, some passengers still have not gotten refunds from their airlines for cancelled flights. Here are suggestions from both Consumer Reports and from travelers who succeeded in getting their money back.
More from Consumer Reports
Updated daily; Most stories free
Consumer World Originals
Support Consumer Journalism