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Abbi Aruck

Abbi Aruck is a reporter covering consumer trends and business for FingerLakes1.com. Have a tip? Send it to [email protected]

Guaranteed income program: Monthly prepaid debit cards worth $500 in Illinois– Who is eligible?

Guaranteed income program: Monthly prepaid debit cards worth $500 in Illinois– Who is eligible?
Some residents in Illinois may be eligible for monthly prepaid debit cards worth $500. This is part of a guaranteed income program with the ability to apply for the direct payments in 48 hours. Direct ... more
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New flavor Doritos: Where can I buy the ketchup and mustard flavored chips?

New flavor Doritos: Where can I buy the ketchup and mustard flavored chips?
Doritos is launching new ketchup and mustard flavored chips just in time for Labor Day. The international flavors will be available in the US for a limited time. Sonic Pickle Juice Slush: How long is ... more
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Doritos: Jacked buffalo ranch flavor has been discontinued– Why?

Doritos: Jacked buffalo ranch flavor has been discontinued– Why?
Doritos unexpectedly discontinued their Jacked Ranch Dipped Hot Wing flavor. Fans everywhere are curious to know why the flavor is not longer available. Sonic Pickle Juice Slush: How long is it available? Why did Doritos ... more
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Sonic Pickle Juice Slush: How long is it available?

Sonic Pickle Juice Slush: How long is it available?
Pickle-lovers are thrilled about Sonic bringing back the popular Pickle Juice Slush. The slush is only available for a limited time, but how long? Lay’s potato chips has new limited edition flavors and they’re cheesy ... more
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Savings tip: Couponing to get 12 items at Walgreens for under $10

Savings tip: Couponing to get 12 items at Walgreens for under $10
One TikToker bought 12 items at Walgreens for less than $10. She shared her couponing tips so that other people can save too. Lay’s potato chips has new limited edition flavors and they’re cheesy What ... more
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Direct payments for essential workers in Connecticut– up to $1,000

Direct payments for essential workers in Connecticut– up to $1,000
Frontline workers in Connecticut can get direct payments worth up to $1,000. These payments are a part of their new $30 million Premium Pay program. Inflation rate is 8.5%; gas is getting cheaper but groceries ... more
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Dollar Tree: 29 items for $38 and it is enough to feed a family of four

Dollar Tree: 29 items for $38 and it is enough to feed a family of four
One savvy shopper has shared how to make a weeks worth of meals from the Dollar Tree. While you are sure to save money, you may not always be getting the best value. Trader Joes: ... more
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Trader Joes: Four products to always buy and one to avoid

Trader Joes: Four products to always buy and one to avoid
A nutritionist has shared four products that she recommends buying from Trader Joe's. She shares her finds, and which item to avoid on her TikTok platform. New Coca-Cola flavor: Where can I buy Coca-Cola Dreamworld? ... more
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Tax rebates worth up to $650 for Indiana residents going out next week– are you eligible?

Direct payments worth $1,000 a month for parents in Baltimore
Tax rebates worth up to $650 are set to go out to Indiana residents next week. A paper shortage delayed the first round of checks, but more checks are on the way. USPS: Rates will ... more
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Direct payments worth up to $700 for South Carolina taxpayers

Deadline for direct payments worth up to $2,500– Deadline approaching in Montana
Millions of taxpayers in South Carolina could be in line to get a tax rebate worth up to $700 by the end of the year. The payments cold total around $1 billion and were approved ... more
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New Coca-Cola flavor: Where can I buy Coca-Cola Dreamworld?

New Coca-Cola flavor: Where can I buy Coca-Cola Dreamworld?
Coca-Cola has released their final final limited edition flavor of 2022. The new Dreamworld flavor will become available on August 15. Fast-food chain workers get to share $20 million after labor laws were violated– are ... more
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Social Security: An additional $159 per month based on new 2023 COLA estimate

Social Security payment
People who receive Social Security checks could see an addition $159 per month based on new estimates. Experts are predicting the COLA to be between 9.3% and 10.1%. Langya Virus: New virus has already spread ... more
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Fast-food chain workers get to share $20 million after labor laws were violated– are you due a payment?

Fast-food chain workers get to share $20 million after labor laws were violated– are you due a payment?
Thousands of fast-food chain workers are entitled to money after violation of labor laws. The $20 million payout will go to about 13,000 New York City Chipotle workers. Eight tips to spend less money on ... more
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Wendy’s: Sweet, nostalgic breakfast item to be added to the menu

Wendy’s: Sweet, nostalgic breakfast item to be added to the menu
Wendy's is adding homestyle french toast sticks to the breakfast menu. The sweet, nostalgic breakfast comes with maple syrup for you to drip or drizzle. Walmart: Tips to save and avoid overpaying at checkout When ... more
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Eight tips to spend less money on back-to-school supplies

Eight tips to spend less  money on back-to-school supplies
Parents are expecting to pay more than usual for back-to-school supplies this year. Inflation has made back-to-school shopping expensive for lots of parents-- use these right tips to spend less. Disney+ announces an update to ... more
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Disney+ announces an update to subscription bills

Disney+ announces an update to subscription bills
On December 8 Disney+ subscribers will see a price increase. Disney's price change will impact those who want no advertisements. Facebook and TikTok under fire as mother sues Meta over daughter’s self harm and dangerous ... more
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Walmart: Tips to save and avoid overpaying at checkout

Savings Tip: TikToker shares her Walmart shopping tips and common mistakes
Recently stores--including Walmart were fined for overcharging customers. That exact thing happened to one TikTokker and now she has shared her tips to avoid overpaying when you checkout. How to avoid overpaying at Walmart A ... more
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Savings tip: Window and thermostat trick to cool your home faster and cut your energy bill

Savings tip: Window and thermostat trick to cool your home faster and cut your energy bill
As the summer heat continues, plenty of people are trying to cool their homes without adding to their energy bill. Luckily, there's a tip that may help you cool off and reduce your bill. Aldi ... more
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Direct payments worth up to $750 for parents in Rhode Island– When is the deadline?

Direct payments worth up to $750 for parents in Rhode Island– When is the deadline?
Rhode Island is offering direct payments to eligible parents. These checks are an initiative of the state's own child tax credit. Savings tip: Window and thermostat trick to cool your home faster and cut your ... more
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