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Issues from Jan. - May 2002 were text only
Issue for January 04, 2002
1.)...Cook a great French omelette
2.)...Free stuff in January
3.)...Savings calendar
4.)...Letters to the Editor

Issue for January 18, 2002 1.)...BREAKING NEWS: Deep prescription discounts 2.)...Watch those extra credit card charges 3.)...Winter is best time to check home insulation 4.)...Simple cure for aching feet


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Issue for February 1, 2002
1.)...Check fraud #1 in USA
2.)...Quick easy kindling for any fire
3.)...Best deals for February
4.)...Letters to the Editor

Issue for February 15, 2002 1.)...Almost free movies that are best for TV viewing 2.)...Video taping tips 3.)...Cough medicine found useless 4.)...My Mother's recipe for home-made cough medicine
Issue for March 1, 2002 1.)...Is being overweight all your fault? ______A.) Breakfast Tips ______B.) Lose weight & save money ______C.) Simple exercise 2.)...Best deals for March 3.)...Letters 4.)...Notes & Jokes
Issue for March 15, 2002 1.)...The Canadian connection Prescriptions are much cheaper 2.)...Vacation or Die 3.)...Letters 4.)...Notes & Quotes
Issue for April 5, 2002 1.)...It's not too late! There's still time for your IRA Retirement Blues 2.)...What are you afraid of? Make sure you're scared of real dangers 3.)...New: *MEMBERS ONLY* Area Almost a dozen free calculators 10,000s of free e-cards, jokes, lyrics 4.)...National toll free poison help hotline Write this down and save it 5.)...Retirement quiz answers and tips You might be surprised
Issue for April 19, 2002 1.)...Earth Day, April 22, 2002 Save money + help the environment 2.)...Use food carefully - Save $500 a year, save time 3.)...You don't need a lot of soap Save $50 a year 4.)...Savings Calendar for May 5.)...Follow-up notes for past issues
Issue for May 3, 2002 1.)...Mother's Day - e-mail a free e-card *Members Only* Section 2.)...You will pay a lot more for health insurance Dramatic rise in premiums 3.)...How you can reduce health care expenses 4 strategies to save a bundle 4.)...Free note taking and calendar software Excellent program is totally free 5.)...Interview with Editor Rick Doble on TV Major NBC affiliate WTVJ in Miami, FL airs clothing tips 6.)...Letters/News

Issues after this were html
    Issue for May 17, 2002
  1. IN DEPTH: Is your car dangerous?
    1 in 4 cars is at risk
    Learn how to check your tires
  2. RICK'S TIPS - From Editor Rick Doble:
    Eating at an expensive restaurant
  3. NEWS: Price of long distance going up
  4. SAVINGS CALENDAR: June
  5. CHEAP TRICKS:
    Unstick those doors and windows
    with an old candle
  6. SPECIAL NOTE TO SUBSCRIBERS AT WEBTV

    Issue for June7, 2002
  1. Father's Day:
    e-mail a free e-card
    *MEMBERS ONLY* Section
  2. CHEAP TRICKS:
    Get fresher food at every trip
    to the supermarket
  3. JUST FOR FUN:
    Float your troubles away
  4. IN DEPTH:
    Credit Card Hell
    What to look for
    How to stay out of trouble
  5. RICK'S NOTES:
    A real world example of
    late payment charges
  6. JOKE:
    What some doctor's say about
    new prescriptions

    Issue for June 21, 2002
  1. IN DEPTH: Drug Pushers
    Expensive prescriptions may not be necessary
  2. CHEAP TRICKS:
    When you should never fill up your car with gas
  3. SAVINGS CALENDAR:
    July is a great month for close-outs and clearance
  4. RICK'S NOTES:
    How I got the credit card company to find its error
  5. DO-IT-YOURSELF:
    Very simple, thorough test of any car. No tools!
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    Issue for July 5, 2002
  1. STOPPED BY A COP?
    Here's how to make the best of things
  2. FORGET SUPER SIZING!
    Check out fast food calories online
  3. HOW TO SIZE UP A RESTAURANT
    Pick a good inexpensive place
    to eat when traveling
  4. GASOLINE IS EXPENSIVE
    Quick tips for saving
  5. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Issue for July 18, 2002
  1. ON SALE!
    Or when is a sale for real?
  2. CHEAP TRICKS
    Great weed killer
  3. DON'T GET ROBBED
    Simple tips
  4. SAVINGS CALENDAR FOR AUGUST
  5. 60,000 FREE RECIPES
    Complete recipe site
  6. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Issue for August 1, 2002
  1. DEADLY MEAT
    Know how to cook hamburger properly
  2. CUT CLOTHING COSTS
    Tips from the MSNBC interview with Editor Rick Doble
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  4. CHEAP TRICKS: BUY HEATING FUEL NOW
    A man who manages a propane company told us this
  5. TIPS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL EXPENSES
    Save a bundle on school supplies and more
  6. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Issue for August 15, 2002
  1. INEXPENSIVE EMERGENCY CELL PHONE
    Make free emergency calls
  2. SAVINGS CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER
    A great month for sales
  3. LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    A thoughtful reader disagrees with our advice
  4. DENTAL INSURANCE PLANS
  5. SAVVY-DISCOUNTS.com RESPONDS
    TO THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR

    We respond in detail to questions the reader raised

    Issue for September 5, 2002
  1. CLOTHES ON SALE THIS FALL
    Wait for great savings
  2. FREE DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE
    Why pay $2 per call
  3. THE GIANT ECONOMY SIZE SCAM
    Bigger might just cost a lot more
  4. HOW TO LOOK LIKE A MODEL
    It's easy :)
  5. LOOK LIKE A MOVIE STAR FOR $22
    But this tip is for real
  6. BUY HEATING FUEL NOW
    This tip was worth repeating
  7. LETTER TO THE EDITOR
    Is that emergency cell phone call really free?

    Issue for September 19, 2002
  1. SAVE TIME AND MONEY - IT'S EASY
    Supermarkets are designed to take your money.
  2. CHEAP TRICKS
    Take a free mini-vacation
  3. GET TEN FREE TREES IN SEPTEMBER
    Join the Arbor Day Foundation
  4. 5000 GREAT BOOKS FREE
    Some of the greatest books every written
  5. SAVINGS CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER
    Watch out for savings
  6. WISDOM FROM BEN FRANKLIN

    Issue for October 3, 2002
  1. MAGLITE FLASHLIGHTS
    It's getting darker; do you need a light?
  2. FLU SHOT
    Should you bother with a flu shot?
  3. IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW CAR?
    You may find the best deals right now.
  4. YARD SALES
    October is one of the best times to go.
  5. JOKES WE'VE HEARD RECENTLY
    Think no one cares about you?

    Issue for October 17, 2002
  1. DON'T LET YOUR HOME BURN
    Check your smoke alarms now
  2. SAVINGS CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER
    Grab these savings now
  3. HOME HEATING PRICES GOING UP
    Buy you can lock in today's price
  4. REUSE BATTERIES FROM SMOKE DETECTORS
    Just don't risk your life using old ones
  5. SAVE MONEY ON BATTERIES
    Top quality, less expensive

    Issue for November 7, 2002
    LOTS OF CHEAP & SIMPLE TRICKS
  1. FRESH FAST FOOD
    MADE JUST FOR YOU
    Delivered to your table at no charge
    - really :)
  2. DON'T LET DIRT
    KEEP YOU IN THE DARK
  3. QUIZ - COFFEE DISCOUNT?
    Can you figure which deal is cheaper?
  4. SELLING -- IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK
    Listen to what a salesman has to say
  5. VIDEO TAPING TIPS
    Plus save money on rentals
  6. ANSWER TO QUIZ

    Issue for November 21, 2002
  1. EASY FOOD SUBSTITUTIONS
    Or the old switcheroo
  2. FANTASTIC RECIPES
    Choose from the best
  3. SAVINGS CALENDAR:
    Count on these savings in December
  4. KEEP FOOD FRESH
    Cheap Tricks
  5. SAVE ON PIZZA
    Get a discount every time
  6. CHEAP "CONVENIENCE" FOOD Great travel food

    Issue for December 5, 2002
  1. FREE CALENDARS, PLANNERS
    Choose from a wide variety
  2. CHEAPER AT CHRISTMAS
    A few things actually cost less
  3. DO NOT BUY GIFT CERTIFICATES
    These are not a good deal
  4. SIMPLE CURE FOR ACHING FEET
    Even leg and back pains
  5. GET THE STORE TO INCLUDE A GIFT RECEIPT
    It makes returns and exchanges much easier

    Issue for December 19, 2002
  1. DON'T GET SHORT CHANGED
    WITH CHRISTMAS RETURNS

    Make sure you get all the refund you are due
  2. FREE FAST & FUN WRAPPING PAPER
    It's simple and easy
  3. SAVINGS CALENDAR:
    Count on these savings in January
  4. MAKE THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
    A TIME FOR THE FAMILY
    to get out of the house and shop

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  • ABC-TV's TheView - Supermarket Secrets
  • Woman's Day (3 articles)
  • Woman's World (6 articles)
  • Mademoiselle
  • Bottom Line/Personal (12 articles)
  • SweepsFeed - a TV syndicated news service for national distribution (2 interviews)
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