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How to make the most of Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ and Target’s ‘Deal Days’

Holiday shoppers are getting a head start on the season, with some big-name retailers leading the way. Amazon recently announced a two-day “Prime Early Access Sale” starting October 11, and Target is hosting its own “Deal Days” beginning October 6. “It’s just an arms race,” said Jeffrey Galak, an associate professor of marketing at Carnegie …

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How to save money as food inflation jumps more than 11% in a year

Going to the supermarket doesn’t get any cheaper. Rising food costs helped push inflation back up last month despite a fall in gas prices. The food index alone rose 11.4% last year, according to the latest consumer price index figures — the biggest 12-month jump since May 1979. The Food-at-Home Index, a measure of grocery …

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Here are tips on how to combat inflation with Labor Day deals

Air conditioners for sale during a heat wave in Austin, Texas on Tuesday July 19, 2022. Sergio Flores | Bloomberg | Getty Images Labor Day sales are already underway, with big discounts on summer clothing, home appliances and patio furniture. “The sale has already started,” said Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst at DealNews.com. For defaulting consumers, …

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