Ratings & Advice
The latest ratings and advice for Chicago area stores.
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- Buying Used Stuff
- Car Buying Strategies
- CarBargains - Checkbook's Shopping Service for New Cars
- Cashback Shopping Portals
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- Clothing Rental
- Clothing Resale Options
- Complaining: How to Get Results
- Credit Card Chargebacks: A Consumer Superweapon
- Diamonds Shopping Guide
- Diaper Prices
- eRead for Free
- Extended Product Warranties: Should You Buy Them?
- Extended Warranties for New Cars: Get the Best Deal
- Free Perks You Didn't Know You Have
- Happy Returns and Gift Card Tips
- Locally Grown Food Sources
- Over-the-Counter Drug Prices
- Pet Food Prices
- Price Matching: What's the Deal?
- Prices: Where Have All the Bargains Gone?
- Product Recall Information
- Sale Prices: At Many Stores, the Sale Price Isn't Special
- Shopping Online: Our Top Tips for Saving Money
- Wine Prices
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