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Exposing the strings and catches buried in the fine print.

Last Build Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:15:38 +0000


A Different Kind of Downsizing

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:11:18 +0000

Christian M. wrote to us recently about a different kind of downsizing. It seems he purchased a canister of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes and noticed that it had been downsized. *MOUSE PRINT: Both canisters have 80 sheets, but the net weight dropped two full ounces from 19.7 oz. to 17.7 oz. Did they make each sheet […]

RXBARs: Simple Ingredients, Simply Incomplete Ingredients List

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:23:39 +0000

Our friends at discovered an interesting fine print issue that we want to share with you. There are many “health” bars on the market that frankly look like glorified candy bars except they are made with healthier ingredients. On such product is called RXBAR: They came up with a brilliant marketing gimmick to put […]

Don’t Bank on Higher Interest on Savings

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:17:19 +0000

Have you noticed that interest rates on savings accounts have been creeping up over the past few months? A review of bank ads a couple of weeks ago from the Boston Globe reveals some of the rate hikes. This is certainly much better than the fractions of one-percent that have been offered in recent years. […]

L.L. Bean Cuts Their Lifetime Guarantee Short

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:18:13 +0000

Generations ago, Sears Roebuck & Company used to advertise, “Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back.” That policy disappeared long ago (along with many Sears stores). Now it’s L.L. Bean’s turn. The famous Maine outdoor gear seller announced last week that it was dropping its “100% Satisfaction Guarantee” in part because of abuse by some customers. […]

The Case of the Missing Pasta Sauce

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 11:07:26 +0000

Irene D. recently wrote to Mouse Print* complaining about being shortchanged at her local Olive Garden in Framingham, Massachusetts. A fan of their pasta sauces, she ordered four pints to go of two different types as shown in their menu: When Irene got home, she got a shock when she opened the bowls: *MOUSE PRINT: […]