Category: consumer

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The (economic) power of prayer?

I wrote about Pray At The Pump about a month ago, and now they’re claiming victory. They believe their prayers have actually caused the price of gas to drop: “We were down in Huntsville, Alabama. We finished praying,” Mr Twyman...

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In the garden, my soul is sunshine

Sometimes heading to bed early is a good thing. Got up fairly early today and planned to hit the grocery store. I didn’t realize it was going to be mid-60s and sunny outside, even with a little bit of a...

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coupons: Step yo’ game up

After having to demand my receipt yesterday morning, this morning the cashier made sure to grab it, add this new stamp to it, and then hand it to me. I don’t know if people simply weren’t aware of the promotion...

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Two dollars! Two dollars!

I’m a little impressed. Generally whenever Starbucks has a promotion, the stores nearest me seem to have never heard of it, have completely wrong information, or pull the “participating locations” crap. Looking to bring more value-seeking consumers through its doors...

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Jesse Jackson shouldn’t cut things off…

… and neither should you! Two things I saw recently in Express. In yesterday’s Blog Log, Motherhood Uncensored is declaring an August event called Blog the Recession. The idea is that instead of just reading your favorite blogs in your...

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Nobody pouts going into a jiggy.

From The Consumerist, Circuit City had a rather extreme reaction to being spoofed by Mad Magazine. From an internal memo: Immediately remove all issues and copies of “Mad Magazine” from your sales floor. Destroy all copies and throw them away....

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food: pleasure is the path to joy

This message is a public service. These ice creams are extremely sensually overwhelming and will likely leave you in a dessert coma. They seemed innocent, especially the vanilla honey bee flavor which came with a cute little website, and encouraged...

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Runs around in underwear! Freakazoid! Freakazoid!

I’m a bit surprised and disturbed to realize that I still know most of the lyrics to the theme song for Freakazoid!, I mean “Steven Spielberg presents Freakazoid!” It was a commonly quoted cartoon among the theater/geek crowd and it’s...

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gadgets: Meat packing made easy!

Have I mentioned how much I love my Reynolds Handi-Vac yet? $10 at Target plus average cost for quart and gallon bags and I haven’t had bulk meat or produce go bad on me in months. Recent efforts are vastly...

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B of A: Higher Standards? Right.

I called up Bank of America to request a credit line increase. I’ll do the mini-rant in reverse and say first-off that I was successful. Now for my issues: Discovering that their online page for Credit Line Increases is broken....