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101 Google search tips and tricks you need to know about

Introduction

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You Google, we Google, everybody Googles – but is your Googling as good as it could be? From working out the right tip in a restaurant to presenting your own website in the most search-friendly light, Google’s various services offer a whole world of information. Here are 101 ways in which you can squeeze every last bit of usefulness out of the big G.

Note: this feature was first published in August 2014

Use operators for precise searching

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Google does a pretty good job of guessing what you’re looking for, but if you want to make the results as precise as possible you should use operators to tell Google exactly what you want.

Putting a phrase in quotation marks searches for that exact text, whereas adding a minus sign excludes the word, and using OR gives Google a choice, such as World Cup

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Whether you’ve been ordering online for years or were forced to for the first time because of the pandemic, you no doubt appreciate all the benefits compared to retail (“brick and mortar”) shopping.

After all, with online shopping, you can shop 24/7 in the comfort of your pajamas; you don’t have to fight traffic to drive to the mall and circle the parking lot; you don’t get stuck behind someone in line at checkout counting change (or pulling out the wrong credit card); it’s easy to compare prices between multiple online retailers; and products are shipped right to your door, of course (heck, even groceries).

OK, so you’re already sold on it. “Marc, you’re preaching to the converted,” you’re thinking.

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Granted, there are a few things you can do to ensure your online shopping experience is

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CT families, beware of potential baby formula scams online, BBB says

“Online shopping scams are the riskiest,” the BBB said in a news release Thursday. “With the current supply issues on many items, including formula, scammers are watching.”

The out-of-stock rate for infant formula in Connecticut jumped from 23 percent in the first week of March to 48 percent in the first week of May, according to data from Datasembly, a retail tracking company.

As a result, some retailers like Costco, Walgreens and CVS are limiting how much formula people can purchase, the New York Times reported.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it is working with manufacturers to maximize their production.

But in the meantime, this has caused some families to look online for baby formula, and the BBB is urging them to be vigilant of ads and posts on social media.

In a potential scam scenario, the buyer contacts the seller via chat or direct

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Family Dollar Deals – The Best of This Week’s Ad Offers

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Family Dollar Deals This Week!

Head to Family Dollar this week and just use your phone for some nice money savers on soda and household products. 

No coupons to print or cut out with most of these – just add the digital coupon (if needed) to your account and use your phone! Offers valid thru 5/15 – 5/21


Grocery:

Dr. Pepper products 2-liter soda 2/$2 – limit 4
Final price: $1 each wyb 2 – must buy 2

Pepsi Product 2-liter soda 2/$3
Final price: $1.50 each

Wonder Hot Dog & Hamburger Buns $3
Use .50/1 Wonder Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns printable here
Final price: $2.50

Lay’s or Sunchips 5-8oz. 2/$5.50 – limit 6
Final price: $2.75 each wyb 2 – must buy 2

Pepsi or Mtn

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