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I Tested the Buy One Get One Free Deal at Burger King. Was I Deceived?

A class action lawsuit was filed against Burger King earlier this year for allegedly charging a higher price on a food item when using a coupon to purchase one item and receive the second item free than when the food item was purchased outright without a coupon.

I received a sheet of coupons from Burger King via postal mail yesterday. As I do not particularly like the ingredients on a Croissan’wich — I am not a breakfast person in general — I decided to purchase one Whopper sandwich and get one free with a coupon; and another Whopper sandwich on its own in a separate purchase at the same location to see if I experienced similar results.

Upon walking into the restaurant, the…

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Is 5 Euros For a Hotel Airport Shuttle Fair or Ridiculous?

“From 1st August 2017 our shuttle bus operation will change. The shuttle bus will run every 30 mins (traffic permitting) from 04.00 am to 23.30 pm with seating for up to 28 people max. There will be a charge of EUR 5.00 per person return or EUR 3.00 per person one way.”

The text you just read was from…

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Cost of National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass to Increase by 700 Percent Next Month

Citizens and permanent residents of the United States who are 62 years of age or older have been able to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass for ten dollars since 1994 — but that will change as of Monday, August 28, 2017 when the cost of a lifetime Senior Pass increases to $80.00.

Additionally — for those people who are either living on a fixed budget or do not want to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass — a new…

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Warning: Rental Car Companies May Automatically Pay Violations — and There Is Little You Can Do About It

“If you are issued a ticket while driving a rental car, rental car agreements provide that a rental party is responsible for all tickets issued to the rental vehicle during the rental period. DC DMV has discovered that some rental car companies will automatically pay any ticket(s) incurred on vehicles and charge the customer the ticket fine plus administrative fees. They will not provide you with the opportunity to adjudicate the tickets, as the adjudication process ends once a ticket is paid even if it going through the adjudication process. As the legal owner of the vehicle, rental car companies are within their rights to use this process.”

That paragraph you just read is found at the…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: An Easy Way to Get Rid of Excess Foreign Currency

Your trip was a success; and as it comes to a close, you once again find yourself with excess currency — and you wonder what is the best way to get rid of it: spend it on something you do not want or need? Exchange it back into the currency you will use when you travel home and take a loss? Donate it to a worthwhile organization or to someone who is in need? Keep it as a souvenir or give it as a gift to a family member?

While the aforementioned solutions are all viable — and although there are certainly other legitimate alternatives — an easy way to get rid of excess foreign currency is…

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Value-Added Tax to be Implemented in United Arab Emirates

If you plan on visiting the United Arab Emirates in the future, you may be paying an additional five percent on top of what you would already be paying for goods and services — which could possibly include stays at hotel and resort properties; as well as the purchase of airline tickets and admission to popular attractions.

“The six states in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region have agreed to implement VAT, which will generate…

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How to Rent Out Your Own Car — and Possibly Park for Free at the Airport — Revisited

Although it had issues with internal turmoil and being significantly restructured, FlightCar was listed at number 12 of the 14 hottest on-demand startup companies of Forbes for 2015 with a valuation of $103 million — only to close not long after that on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

FlightCar “sold its technology platform to Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, after a surprise announcement to staff”, according to this article written by…

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How I Saved Hundreds of Dollars on One Car Rental

Seeking a car to rent during my time in Canada to explore Banff National Park and Jasper National Park in Alberta; and Yoho National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia, I narrowed my search down to Hertz and viewed the rate offered by the facility of Calgary International Airport, which was at least $330.00 — but I was able to secure a rate of only $76.62 in Canadian dollars, which turned out to be $56.72 in United States currency.

The conclusion of…

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