September 2008

Poll: 29% of Women Will Switch Pet Food to Save, 68% Willing to Change OTC Meds
When Purchasing Appliances, Reliability Is Most Important; ShopSmart Shares How To Avoid Costly Repairs YONKERS, NY – According to a new poll featured in the November 2008 issue of ShopSmart, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, women are willing to...

ShopSmart Reveals Seven Web Sites That Can Save You Thousands
YONKERS, NY – The Web is supposed to make shopping simple. Click, click, click and before you know it, that sweater, bag, or box of T-bones is at your doorstep. When it works, it’s like magic but, when it doesn’t,...

What Common Dangers Are Lurking in Your Home?
ShopSmart reveals tips on how to fix home hazards YONKERS, NY – How many potentially life-threatening hazards do you have around your house? According to a report featured in the November 2008 issue of ShopSmart, from the publisher of Consumer...

Spend Less on a Pro by Doing Some of the Work Yourself
Do you really need to pay $95 an hour every time you have a clogged drain or $150 to have someone hook up your TV? You might want to learn how to handle those and other tasks yourself. There are...

25 Ways to Save Energy and Money
Simple strategies that can help consumers lower the cost of their energy bills YONKERS, NY — Consumers are far from powerless when it comes to saving money on energy. Smart choices can help save roughly $2,000 a year. A recent...

Chronic Headache Sufferers Urged to Examine Use of Pain Relief Drugs
Regular Use of Pain Pills Can Make Headaches Worse YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports advises people who suffer from frequent headaches to talk to their doctors before reaching again into their medicine cabinets. Overuse of prescription and over-the-counter pain medications...

12 Best and 3 Worst Credit Cards
October issue offers tips for cardholders to avoid credit card traps YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports analyzed hundreds of credit cards and named a dozen that are worthy of consumers’ consideration—and three to stay away from. Among the best credit...

Latest Vacuum Tests Suck the Air Out Of Product Claims
Two Dirt Devil Kone Models Judged Not Acceptable for Safety Risks YONKERS, NY — In its latest report on vacuum cleaners, Consumer Reports found that while some upright and canister brands are touting easier handling and versatility, some robotic vacs...

Some Hybrid Cars Can Save Thousands Over Time
Toyota Prius and hybrid versions of Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Escape, Saturn Vue, and Toyota Camry pay back price premium after one year YONKERS, NY — With gas prices soaring, Consumer Reports’ latest analysis of owner costs shows that...

Buying a Late Model Used Car Can Save Thousands
Buying a three-year-old Toyota Camry can save $13,000 over a five year period YONKERS, NY — A new Consumer Reports study of owner costs shows that choosing a reliable three-year-old car instead of a new one can save drivers thousands...

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