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Mouse Print* -- Here We Shrink Again -- Early Fall 2022

mouse print We've been collecting examples of downsized products all summer, and will present the results over the next three weeks. Here are eight grocery products hit by shrinkflation recently. That is our Mouse Print* story this week.

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Shoppers Rebel When Their Products Shrink

gorceries According to a new survey by Morning Consult, shoppers are not happy when their products get smaller. About a third stopped buying the brand, and half purchased a different brand. Store and generic brands were often the go-to alternative.

Save Money with These Prepaid Cell Plans

cell wi-fi MrConsumer pays $5 a month for Tello cell service ++ (with half a gig of data) and only pays the equivalent of a penny a minute for calls. Texts are free. Getting a prepaid plan is often a big money-saver. This story lists some of the best values in prepaid cell plans for different levels of service. Its one omission is a Boost Mobile plan that has unlimited everything for $25 a month.

Consumer Alert

Nursing Homes Sue Patients' Friends and Family Over Unpaid Bills

It sounds impossible, but some nursing homes are going after people who merely signed nursing home admissions papers on behalf of a sick relative or friend. [Ignore commercial CBS inserts before its stories.]

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Bargain of the Week

Applebee's All-You-Can-Eat Boneless Wings - $12.99

With restaurant prices sky-high and rising, along comes Applebee's with a real (but very fattening and less-than-healthy) deal. All-you-can-eat boneless wings in various flavors and fries are only $12.99 for a limited time.

See also: Hot Deals

Consumer Reports

Odds Are You Are Using Too Much Laundry Detergent

Consumer Reports says to ignore those faint lines on laundry detergent caps that you can't see anyway, and use a shot glass to measure out exactly 1.5 ounces of the liquid cleaner. Large loads may need double that.

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