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ShopSmart Finds Precut Fruits & Veggies Often Sold At Premium Prices

By Jim Donovan: Precut fresh fruits, veggies, and meats may help get dinner on the table faster, but the markups on these can be huge. The June 2015 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, uncovered […]

05/26/2015

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Blog: ShopSmart Picks Best Brands

By Jim Donovan: Each year, the experts at ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, test thousands of products to help shoppers navigate the crowded marketplace and decide where to spend their dollars. ShopSmart’s April 2015 issue highlights […]

03/17/2015

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Blog: Shop Smart’s Secrets For Saving On Shaving

By Jim Donovan:  Razors, blades, creams and other hair-removal products can be costly, but don’t have to be.  The November 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features findings from a price scan of hair-removal […]

10/29/2013

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Blog: BJ’s, Costco, Walmart – Services to Buy, Consider, or Skip

By Jim Donovan:  These days, shoppers can find more than big bags of Doritos and giant jars of peanut butter, at discount retailers such as BJ’s, Costco, and Walmart.   The July 2013 issue of ShopSmart […]

06/19/2013

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Blog: Bank Cards vs. Airline Cards

By Jim Donovan: Airline credit cards and bank cards often offer points toward free air travel, but some will earn card users more free travel than others over time. The April 2013 issue of ShopSmart […]

03/20/2013