Consumer Reports Headlines
Scoring Frequent Flier Miles
- More than 300-million people belong to frequent-flyer programs, stashing away miles in hopes of a free flight.
It's no secret that with limited seats and blackout dates, using those miles can be frustrating.
Consumer Reports checked out nine frequent-flyer programs and found big differences.
Hidden Car Warranties
- Nothing's more frustrating to a car owner than discovering peeling paint or a leaking sunroof on a car that's not so old.
Having to make expensive, post-warranty repairs can leave you feeling ripped off.
But Consumer Reports says you might be able to get your car fixed for free, if you know the secret.
Effective Flu Prevention
- With flu season around the corner, Consumer Reports says it's best to get vaccinated as early as possible.
The standard vaccine is now free, without a co-pay or deductible. But there are other types to consider, and one vaccine doesn't require a shot at all.
What to Get and Forget at Target
- Target tries to be a chic and cheap discount store. It sells everything from ketchup to coffeemakers in nearly 2-thousand stores.
Consumer Reports' testing shows the store brands are often backed by quality, but some Target products miss the mark.
Top Child Safety Seats
- Consumer Reports says pay particular attention to the height limit of your infant seat because children are likely to grow too tall for the seat before they reach the weight limit.
Getting Rid Of Lice Safely
- Lice is a problem that affects as many as 12 million school children annually. Consumer Reports finds that some of the popular treatments might not be effective.
Consumer Reports: Wearable Tech
- Wearable tech is still very new, but Consumer Reports thinks it’s going to take off.
Beware BPA Tainted Receipts
- The receipts in your wallet could contain a potentially dangerous chemical.
High-Fee College Bank Cards
- Campus-sponsored bank accounts and prepaid cards may seem like an easy and convenient choice for college students, but we're investigating to see if they're actually a good deal.
Safety Alert: Mercury in Fish
- Consumer Reports is looking into mercury levels in fish to see what's safe and what to avoid.
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