SHOW #88 (December 6, 2015)
Also: Puget Sound area supermarkets rated for price and quality, VTech hack exposes personal information of parents and kids, holiday scams and how to get your cat to take a pill.

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Here are links to more information on the stories covered on this show:

Consumer Reports: Save Money on Meds: 6 Tips for Finding the Best Prescription Drug Prices

KOMO News: Supermarket Price Survey: How Local Stores Stack Up

Puget Sound Consumers’ CHECKBOOK magazine rates services in this area. CHECKBOOK is a non-profit, subscriber based rating service.  As a courtesy to KOMO listeners, the full Supermarket Report will be available for free until December 18.

Common Sense Media: Privacy, Parenting, and the VTech Breach

Reuters: Digital Toymaker VTech Hires FireEye to Secure Systems After Hack

NBC News: Lawmakers Want Answers from Hacked Toy Company VTech

NBC News: 'Hell No Barbie': Social Media Campaign Targets Talking Doll

AARP: Bah Humbug: Washington Consumers Not Prepared for Holiday Scammers

KOMO News: How to Get Your Cat to Take That Pill

Mikkel Becker is a certified trainer specializing in dogs and cats, co-author of five books in the Ultimate Pet Lover series and the resident trainer at Mikkel, who lives in the Puget Sound area, does personalized pet training and volunteers at Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville, Wash. You can contact her at:


CardHub: 2015 Deferred Interest Study: The Retailers with the Sneakiest Financing Offers



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