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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]

Sonic is bringing back two items this month– including a pickle drink

Sonic is bringing back two items this month– including a pickle drink
Pickle lovers are bound to be excited by Sonic's new menu additions. However, these new pickle items will only be available for a limited time. Aldi shoppers turning to other stores as they see price ... more
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Aldi shoppers turning to other stores as they see price increases

Aldi shoppers turning to other stores as they see price increases
Frequent Aldi customers are starting to seek out other options as prices increase. One shopper shared that the usual $50 trip for grocery staples recently costed $80. Savings Tip: Seven things that you can do ... more
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Direct payments worth $200 under new Indiana law– Who is eligible?

Direct payments worth $1,000 a month for parents in Baltimore
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed $1 billion worth of tax rebates into law. This extra payment will help families cope with high costs from inflation. Savings Tip: Seven things that you can do for free ... more
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Krisp Kreme pumpkin spice season: What is being added to the menu this year?

Krisp Kreme pumpkin spice season: What is being added to the menu this year?
As summer starts to wind down, Krispy Kreme is gearing up for pumpkin spice season. So what is Krispy Kreme adding to their menu this season and when will it be available? Walmart, Target and ... more
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Savings Tip: Seven things that you can do for free

Savings Tip: Seven things that you can do for free
Everyone is looking to save money right now, but that doesn't mean that you have to miss out on fun. Here are seven things you can do for free-- and you may be surprised. Direct ... more
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Walmart, Target and Dollar General have been fined for overcharging customers

Target store front
A warning has been issued after customers at Walmart, Target and Dollar General were found overpaying. Fines have now been collected from 61 stores. Energy Assistance: 4 ways to reduce your electric bill and save ... more
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Direct Payments worth up to $2,000 a month for 3 years for families in Oregon– When is the deadline?

money rolls
The Black Resilience Fund will provide guaranteed income to Black families in Portland, Oregon for three years. More than 7,500 people applied within the first 24 hours of applications opening. Stimulus checks: Are they taxable? ... more
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Dollar General: Thousands of struggling Americans to get fresh groceries

Dollar General: Thousands of struggling Americans to get fresh groceries
Dollar General is doing what they can to help struggling families get fresh groceries. The discount store is working to help people in rural and neglected neighborhoods access fresh groceries. Direct payments: Six states that ... more
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Direct payments: Six states that are sending out money this month

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With inflation still high, lots of Americans are looking for relief. Luckily, six states are offering direct payments as financial assistance to residents. When to claim if you want to get up to $8,000 in ... more
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Pumpkin Spice Oreos: When will they come back?

Pumpkin Spice Oreos: When will they come back?
Oreo is getting ready for the return of fall time with their pumpkin spice Oreos. The cookie will be making its return in August. Hostess cake flavored lattes: Where can you buy them? When will ... more
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Direct payment worth $125 for eligible teachers and staff in Georgia

Direct payment worth $125 for eligible teachers and staff in Georgia
Thousands of educators will receive a direct payments of $125 before the start of the school year. The governor's office is calling this a “Back-to-school Supply Supplement” for eligible teachers and staff. Direct payments: Six ... more
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Hostess cake flavored lattes: Where can you buy them?

Hostess cake flavored lattes: Where can you buy them?
Hostess is offering a new way for fans to experience their iconic cakes. Now you can have all the cake flavor in a latte. Taco Bell: New Milk Bar dessert is the perfect summer treat ... more
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When to claim if you want to get up to $8,000 in tax credits on summer camps

When to claim if you want to get up to $8,000 in tax credits on summer camps
Working parents who struggle to pay for childcare over the summer and school breaks can earn tax credits. These credits can be earned if they send their child to summer camp. Child Tax Credit: 13 ... more
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Child Tax Credit: 13 states that are offering payments worth up to $1,000 to parents

Child Tax Credit
Low-income families can get payments worth up to $1,000. Read here to see which 13 states are offering child tax credits. Equifax glitch and leak: credit monitor company under fire 13 different states are offering ... more
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Flight cancellations: American Airlines cancels over 1,000 flights in September and October because of staff shortages

Flight cancellations: American Airlines cancels over 1,000 flights in September and October because of staff shortages
American Airlines has cancelled more than 1,800 flights in September and October. The flights were scheduled to depart from Philadelphia, but have been cancelled due to staffing shortages. Equifax glitch and leak: credit monitor company ... more
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Taco Bell: New Milk Bar dessert is the perfect summer treat

Taco Bell: New Milk Bar dessert is the perfect summer treat
Taco Bell and Milk Bar have collaborated to being you a delicious summertime treat. The Strawberry Bell Truffle is now available, but only for a limited time. Doritos has a new flavor: When will Tangy ... more
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Free refrigerators for thousands of Americans–Do you qualify?

Free refrigerators for thousands of Americans–Do you qualify?
There are a few different federal programs that offer assistance in getting new appliances. One of these programs is offering free refrigerators to eligible customers. Housing market gets weird as Google searches for “sell my ... more
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Doritos has a new flavor: When will Tangy Tamarind be available?

Doritos has a new flavor: When will Tangy Tamarind be available?
Everyone loves the classic Doritos options. However, they also do limited edition flavors and this time it is Tangy Tamarind. Taco Bell brought back Mexican Pizza and it sold out– When will it be back? ... more
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McDonalds: When do they stop serving breakfast?

McDonalds: When do they stop serving breakfast?
If you're looking for a quick breakfast, McDonalds could offer what you're looking for. But what time do they stop serving breakfast? Taco Bell brought back Mexican Pizza and it sold out– When will it ... more
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