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Wednesday
Oct162013

Pioneer Woman Printable Stock Up List

 

Here is a great go-to, printable list of what Ree Drummond, Pioneer Woman, stocks in her pantry. Print it here.

Monday
Sep302013

Best Couponing Links List

 

 

 

Here are some of the best couponing links from Howdoesshe.com.

Thursday
Sep262013

USPS Stamp Increase

The United States Postal Service announced a 3 cent price increase for USPS stamps next year. The price for stamps would jump from 46 cents to 49 cents of January of 2014.

Sunday
Sep222013

Consumer News: Chase to Refund $309 Million to Customers

Customers were charged fees ranging from $7.99 to $11.99 per month for such services without providing Chase authorization to enroll them, and in many cases they weren’t receiving all of the monitoring and protection services they were paying for, the agency says.

Some customers paid for years — as far back as 2005 — without a clue, the Los Angeles Times says.

The bank was ordered to refund $309 million to more than 2.1 million customers, the CFPB says. Chase has already done so: Consumers should have received refunds as an account credit or a check by December of last year.

Source: Yahoo Finance

Wednesday
Sep112013

Consumer News: Amazon Now Delivers Flowers

An Amazon spokesman confirmed that the company started selling flowers directly in early August.

“At Amazon, we continually look for ways to delight our customers and we are pleased to provide them this opportunity to conveniently purchase fresh cut flowers,” Amazon spokesman Scott Stanzel wrote in an email.

As of now, the offering is limited in many ways. For one, Amazon only seems to be selling six flower arrangments to choose from — five of which contain roses — though some styles offer multiple flower colors. A dozen roses of assorted colors is currently selling for $28.92.

Source: Allthingsd.com

Friday
Sep062013

Recall: Chobani Yogurt

FDA has issued a recall of most Chobani products, due to product swelling, bloating and fizzing. There have been some claims of illness as the company continues its investigation.

Products recalled:

Chobani 6 oz. cups – all flavors
Chobani 16 oz. tubs – all flavors
Chobani 32 oz. tubs – all flavors
Chobani 3.5 oz. cups – all flavors
Chobani Bite™ 3.5 oz. cups – all flavors
Chobani Flip™ 5.3 oz. containers – all flavors
Chobani Champions® cups 3.5 oz. – all flavors
Chobani Champions® tubes 2.25 oz., 8, 16 and 36 count – all flavors

Best By Date: Sep 11 –13 (four digit time stamp) to Oct 07-13 (four digit time stamp)

Product Codes: 16-012 (three digit line number)

 For a FULL list of every product see the FDA recall here.

Tuesday
Sep032013

Consumer News: Amazon Offering E-Book Discounts for Print Copies

If you've ever bought a print version of a book on Amazon, you can now buy the Kindle edition at a hugely discounted price — from free to $2.99.

Amazon announced on Tuesday a new program called MatchBook, giving customers incentive to buy a digital version of any physical book ever purchased on the site. This includes books bought back in 1995 when Amazon first opened its online bookstore.

MatchBook, which launches in October, will have more than 10,000 books enrolled in the program. In the meantime, Amazon is asking authors and publishers to enroll their books in Kindle MatchBook, which could also open up additional revenue for both the platform and writers.

Source: Mashable.com

Saturday
Aug312013

Consumer News: Kindle Book Credit Settlement

If you have purchased Kindle books in the last few years, you are going to want to keep reading!

Dear Kindle Customer,

Last fall we notified you that you are entitled to a credit for some of your past Kindle book purchases as a result of legal settlements between several major book publishers and the Attorneys General of most U.S. states and territories. We wanted to let you know that two more publishers have since settled with some State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs and these new settlements may increase the amount of the credit you will receive. A formal notification from the Court about these settlements is included below.

You do not need to do anything to receive this credit. If the Court approves the settlements in December 2013 and there is no appeal, a credit will appear automatically in your Amazon.com account that can be used to purchase Kindle books or print books. We will contact you when the credit is applied to your account. While we will not know the amount of your credit until the Court approves the settlements, it is estimated that it will range from $0.73 to $3.06 for every eligible Kindle book that you purchased. To be eligible, you must have a U.S. billing address and must have purchased a Kindle book published by Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin or Macmillan between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012. These publishers will provide the funds for the settlements. If you have already requested a check instead of a credit in response to the notice you received last fall, that request will cover these additional settlements and you do not need to do anything else. If you would like to request a check, you may do so by following the instructions included in the formal notice of the settlements, set forth below. You can learn more about the settlements at www.amazon.com/help/agencyebooksettlements

In addition to the account credit, the settlements impose limitations on the publishers’ ability to control eBook prices. We think these settlements are a big win for readers.

Thank you for being a Kindle customer.

The Amazon Kindle Team

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Settlement ID Number: AMRqs09nBfV9cuiLpx

Benefits from E-books Settlement Fund
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Records indicate that you are eligible for a payment from Settlements reached by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs with E-book publishers Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC, (known as Macmillan) (“Macmillan”) and Penguin Group (USA) Inc.(“Penguin”). The Settlements resolve Plaintiffs’ claims against Macmillan and Penguin in antitrust lawsuits about the price of electronic books (“E-books”). Amazon has not been sued in these cases. It is providing this notice as a service to its customers.

What the Settlements Provide
The Macmillan and Penguin Settlements, together with settlements previously approved by the Court, create a $162.25 million fund for payments to consumers who purchased qualifying E-books from April 1, 2010 through May 21, 2012. If the Court approves the Macmillan and Penguin Settlements, eligible consumers like you will receive automatic credits to your E-reader accounts. The credit can be used on any purchases of E-books or print books. The amount of your payment has been determined based on the qualifying E-book purchases identified by Amazon in your E-reader account.

How to Receive your Benefit
Because you are pre-qualified, you do not need to do anything to receive your credit. It will be applied to your account by Amazon automatically, and you will receive another email letting you know when it’s available. Please note, while this notice is for the Macmillan and Penguin Settlements, your payment from all settling publishers will be combined and issued as one credit for your Amazon E-reader account. (If you bought E-books from more than one retailer, you may receive notices with different instructions about whether you will receive a credit or need to file a Claim Form for that retailer. You will have a separate claim for each retailer and you should follow the specific instructions from each one.)

You also have the option to receive a check instead of your credit. You can request a check by calling 1-866-621-4153, or going to the Settlement website listed below, and clicking on the Check Request Option link on or before October 21, 2013. Be sure to reference the Settlement ID number found at the top of this email. The Settlement website is: www.EBookAGSettlements.com.

Your Other Rights
You can choose to exclude yourself from the Macmillan and/or Penguin Settlements and keep your right to sue on your own. If you exclude yourself, you can’t receive any benefits from that Settlement. If you don’t exclude yourself, you can submit objections about the Macmillan and/or Penguin Settlements.

Your written Exclusion Form or objections must be postmarked by October 21, 2013. Please visit the Settlement website for detailed information on how to submit a valid Exclusion Form or objection.

The antitrust lawsuit against Apple, Inc. continues. Your rights in the separate suit are not affected by any action you take in regards to these Settlements.

The Court will hold a hearing on December 6, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. to consider whether to approve the Settlements. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing.

For more detailed information:
Call 1-866-621-4153 or visit www.EBookAGSettlements.com