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Don’t Buy These 5 Things at Drugstores

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Big-box retailers and grocery stores have better deals

MarketWatch offers a handy guide for what not to buy at the corner Walgreens and other convenient ripoff shops. Chain drugstores’ ever-surging revenues—estimated to have reached $160 billion in 2013—are buoyed by huge markups on common items. Here are a few things you should be buying at big-box and grocery stores, whose prices are almost always lower.


Consumer Reports found that both prescription and over-the-counter drugs are cheaper at stores like Wal-Mart and Target, reports MarketWatch.


A pint of Ben & Jerry’s is priced at an average $5.52 at drugstores, but just $4.42 at grocery stores, a 25 percent difference. “Every item we looked at was more expensive at the drugstore,” MarketWatch quoted consumer lawyer Edgar Dworsky, who founded ConsumerWorld.org.


Many popular makeup products have been found to cost $1 to $4 more at drugstores than other retailers.

Cleaning products

Drugstores generally charge more for laundry and dishwashing detergent, spray cleaners and other cleaning products than other retailers.

Office and gift supplies

Head to a dollar store to save up to 70 percent on gift-wrap, greeting cards and office stuff. Office supply stores also offer better deals than drugstores.

Don’t Forget Your Dude: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

For the dude in your life, rely on Bradford Exchange for a unique gift this Valentine’s Day. Act now to get it in time for the big day, and get free engraving on all jewelry. Bradford Exchange has been the go-to mail-order gift company for more than 30 years.

Sterling Silver Men’s 3-Diamond Ring With Engraved Message

Sterling Silver Men's 3-Diamond Ring With Engraved MessageThis year’s hot gifts for him include this flashy sterling-silver ring featuring a bold, contemporary design and three genuine diamonds. The inside of the band is engraved with the message “Today, Tomorrow and Always.”

Super Bowl XLVIII Champions Seahawks Personalized Men’s Ring

Super Bowl XLVIII Champions Seahawks Personalized Men's RingThe sports fan in your life can celebrate the Seahawks’ recent Super Bowl win with this sterling-silver ring with 18k-gold plating. It comes with a gift box and free engraving of your man’s initials.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champs Collector Plate 

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champs Collector PlateThis officially licensed Heirloom Porcelain Super Bowl XLVIII collector plate is limited to an edition of 4,800. It features game highlights, logos and a platinum border.

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Championship Stein

Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Championship SteinThis commemorative stoneware stein honoring the Seahawks’ Super Bowl win features a “pigskin” handle, a football topper and game images, and is limited to an edition of 5,000.


Free Personalization on Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Leave it to Bradford Exchange to provide the best gift ideas—and free engraving—for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. It’s that time of year again to stress out over just the right way to say, “I care about you—enough to allow a mail-order company to pick out the perfect Valentine’s gift!” Bradford Exchange has been the go-to mail-order gift company for more than 30 years. This Valentine’s season, it’s offering the high-quality, eye-catching products you’ve come to expect, plus with free personalization for jewelry. Order now to get ahead of the curve and make sure your gift arrives before the big day.

Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Love Story Handbag

Disney Mickey Mouse And Minnie Mouse Love Story Handbag
This year’s hot gifts include this designer vintage-style Disney purse featuring a heart charm, pebbled faux leather and cool colors. A true original for the lady in your life.

“Puppy Love” Satchel-Style Handbag: Choose Your Breed

Puppy Love Satchel-Style Handbag: Choose Your Breed
Another cool handbag is this “Puppy Love” bag that comes with a removable shoulder strap, pebbled faux leather and, the centerpiece, a sculpted dog charm in your choice of breeds!

“I Am Yours” Engraved White Topaz Couples Ring

I Am Yours Engraved White Topaz Couples Ring
White topaz is in! You’ll be the star in your lady’s life this year when you present this “I Am Yours” couples ring with a free, personalized engraving. It features three white topaz rocks, a 1-1/4-carat center stone and 24k gold plating.

Romantic Personalized 7-Diamond Engraved Ring

Romantic Personalized 7-Diamond Engraved Ring
Tell her you love her with a ring radiantly engraved with the season’s four-letter word, featuring seven diamonds and a unique split band. You can also get the names of you and your lover engraved for free on both sides of that magic word. Bradford Exchange has these and many gifts ready to ship out to you in time for Valentine’s Day.

Save With 1-800-FLOWERS.COM This Valentine’s Day

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This Valentine’s season, don’t keep putting it off until you’re again frantically searching the mean city streets for a few petals of adoration; instead, let 1-800-FLOWERS.COM deliver! Act now, and you can  save a few bucks . . . and be able to rest easy come February 14.

Save 15% on Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Just use promo code VDAY2014 at checkout. (Offer ends February 13, 2014.)

Wow Her and Save This Valentine’s Day With 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

1-800-FLOWERS.COM valentine's day roses and giftsSave up to 30 percent this Valentine’s Day when you wow your sweetheart with roses or other tokens of your adoration from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.

Don’t get caught frantically searching online or in your neighborhood for a last-minute gift this Valentine’s Day.

Visit 1-800-FLOWERS.COM  now for great savings and great ideas for how to say those three magic words. Do it right now. It will all be taken care of, and you will be a hero on February 14—a hero who saved some $$$ in the process!

Kitchen Magic: Peel a Head of Garlic in Seconds!

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Here’s a simple garlic-peeling trick that requires no fancy tools. All you need is a couple of bowls and 10 seconds.

And when you’re finished doing that, it’s time to bring out the fancy tools. Of course you’ve got your standard garlic presses, like the OXO Steel and the Progressive International. For a slight change of pace, try the Joseph Joseph Rocker Garlic Crusher or the Chef’n Garlic Zoom Rolling Garlic Chopper.

If the above peeling method is too easy and you prefer using a snazzy gadget, check out the Ultimate Garlic Peeler or the Joseph Joseph 3-in-1 Design Rotary Peeler.

New Product Tuesday with Slushy Magic

Slushy Magic Buy One Get One Free OfferBelieve me, your kid wants this. Kids love Slurpees, ICEEs, and Slush Puppies even in the depths of winter, and will demand one every time you’re within 100 yards of a 7-11. Now they can make their own brain-freezing slushy drinks at home. Slushy Magic transforms any drink into an instant slushy. No blender needed. Just freeze the reusable cubes, toss them in the cup, pour in your beverage and shake, shake, shake! Works with all drinks, including soda, juice, lemonade, even chocolate milk and yogurt. When you’re done enjoying your slushy treat, just rinse off the cubes, refreeze them, and your ready for more frozen fun. Perfect gift for kids of all ages.

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Walmart Offers Free Shipping on As Seen on TV Products

Walmart has free shipping for holiday shopping

Love the convenience of online holiday shopping, but hate those horrid shipping costs? Now you can get your favorite As Seen On TV products shipped FREE… from Walmart.

Walmart has kicked off the holiday season early this year by getting rid of something all online shoppers hate: shipping costs. From now until December 20th, over 60,000 products can be purchased at Walmart.com and either shipped directly to your home or the nearest Walmart store for free. Even sweeter is that unlike certain popular online shopping sites, there is no minimum purchase or annual fee required for free shipping.

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