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Choosing store-brand products can save shoppers up to 40 percent; More than half of women don’t use coupons and discount codes on cosmetics according to new national poll
Yonkers, NY - There are many ways to save on makeup and skin-care items, but 56 percent of women say they don’t take advantage of coupons and discounts codes, according to a new national poll from ShopSmart.
The poll is part of a feature on beauty-saving secrets in the June 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, that highlights ways to get gorgeous for less, including four new money-saving trends and the best places to score beauty bargains. «Read the rest of this article»
Yonkers, NY – After months of teetering between positive and negative territory, the Consumer Reports Index’s sentiment measure leapt to it highest level since 2008.
The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, shows that consumer sentiment now stands at 54.5, up from 50.1 last month. The improvement was broad-based, crossing all income and education groups, but the greatest gain was among lower-income consumers in households earning less than $50,000. «Read the rest of this article»
7.1 Million Had a Smart Phone that was Destroyed, Lost, or Stolen and Unrecovered; CR’s Mobile Security Investigation Sheds Light on Wireless Threats and Ways to Stay Protected
Yonkers, NY – A smart phone can contain a lot of information that its owner would rather keep private.
But 39 percent of the more than 100 million American adult smart phone owners fail to take even minimal security measures, such as using a screen-lock, backing up data, or installing an app to locate a missing phone or remotely wipe its data, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual State of the Net survey.
At least 7.1 million smart phones were irreparably damaged, lost, or stolen and not recovered last year, Consumer Reports projects. Yet 69 percent of smart phone users hadn’t backed up their data, including photos and contacts. Just 22 percent had installed software that could locate their lost phone. «Read the rest of this article»
9.2 Million Fell Victim to ‘Phishing’ Schemes; Avast Free Antivirus, G Data Score High in CR’s Ratings of Security Software
Yonkers, NY – The latest Consumer Reports’ Annual State of the Net Report found that a projected 58.2 million American adults had at least one malware infection that affected their home PC’s features or performance in the past year.
The cost of repairing the damage from those infections was nearly $4 billion. «Read the rest of this article»
Mazda CX-5 inches past RAV4 in ranking
Yonkers, NY – Redesigned for 2013, the new Toyota RAV4 performed well in Consumer Reports’ tests—and achieved a “Very Good” overall score. But the RAV4’s performance wasn’t enough for it to reclaim its top spot among small SUVs.
The RAV4 now ranks, behind the Consumer Reports’ 2013 Top Pick Honda CR-V and the latest Mazda CX-5, equipped with a new 2.5-liter engine, for small SUVs. The race is very tight, only one point separates the CR-V from the CX-5, and the CX-5 from the RAV4.
Consumer Reports Index shows Retail Spending Declines as Americans Report Increased Financial Troubles and Stagnant Sentiment Levels
Positive Signs for Sale of Spring, Summer Seasonal Retail Items
Yonkers, NY – The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, showed that consumers’ lethargic outlook continues to take a toll on retail spending. The Index’s past 30-day retail measure declined for the third straight month since January.
The Consumer Reports Index’s sentiment measure was unchanged from last month at 50.1. Looking at the longer trend, consumers’ attitudes concerning the economy are neither advancing nor retreating and sentiment has been frozen in a narrow band between 51.2 and 48.9 since November 2012. «Read the rest of this article»
Shopsmart finds Target, Walmart offer Lower Prices, Bigger Savings on Over-The-Counter Drugs than CVS, Walgreens
Shoppers can save hundreds of dollars a year by changing how and where they shop
Yonkers, NY – Drug stores may be a convenient choice for over-the-counter medications, but there’s a price to pay for convenience.
The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features findings from the magazine’s price scan of 185 drugs at hundreds of stores nationwide that revealed potential savings of hundreds of dollars a year for shoppers willing to change their over-the-counter medication shopping habits. «Read the rest of this article»
Debunking the “deficiency epidemic”; Plus, the best deals on D from tests
Yonkers, NY – Vitamin D has been touted as the answer to all kinds of health problems, but many of these claims are overblown.
The April 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features answers to some of the most common questions about Vitamin D and names the best from its tests of 32 products. «Read the rest of this article»
Five free tools for savings on the go
Yonkers, NY – Apps have made it nearly impossible for the savviest of shoppers to miss a deal anytime, anywhere.
The May 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, highlights five price-comparison apps that make saving easier and more accessible than ever, and they’re free. «Read the rest of this article»
Many retailers are snooping more than ever
Yonkers, NY – We’re used to being watched when we shop. Cookies track our every move online, and salespeople follow us around high-end stores. But many walk-in retailers are taking spying to a new level.
Video cameras record your every move. Your face and car’s license plate are captured and filed in searchable databases. Hidden cameras classify you by age, sex, and ethnicity, and even detect your body language and mood. Even your bank account records are being pried into. The main goal of these surveillance methods, of course, is to get you to shop more and spend more. «Read the rest of this article»
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