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The Door Handle at Starbucks Has More Germs Than a Subway Pole?

  Here’s why you should be washing your hands no less than 475 times a day.

“Men’s Health” magazine recently went around testing different surfaces in New York City to see how many GERMS they had on them.

And they found the door handle at Starbucks was SERIOUSLY contaminated . . . even way more than the pole in a subway or the doors at places that seem like they’d be grosser, like a train station.

Now, that’s just one Starbucks . . . and there’s no guarantee any of those germs were ones that could make you really sick.

But, again, it’s a good reminder that we live in a FILTHY world . . . and soap and hand sanitizer exist for a reason.

A Hooker Offers Her Services to an Undercover Cop . . . in Exchange For a Beanie Baby

Apparently there’s a hooker in Florida who sees long-term value in the hottest trend of 1996.

A 51-year-old prostitute named Karen Robinson from St. Petersburg, Florida approached a man in a car around 11:00 P.M. last Wednesday night and offered him a hell of a deal.

She said she’d perform sexual favors on him in exchange for $5 . . . and a BEANIE BABY.

It’s not clear if she just expected the guy to have the Beanie Baby on him, or if she wanted him to go out and buy it and then come back.  But it didn’t really matter, because he was an UNDERCOVER COP.

Things That Always Go on Sale in November

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES AND DECORATIONS

It’s barely a day past October 31, but the inflatable ghosts for your front lawn and Elsa ensemble your kid begs for every year are now significantly marked down—sometimes for as much as 60 percent off. The reason is simple: The holiday is over, so as long as you can remember where you stash the spooky decor you snag for half price, it’s the best way to plan ahead—and save—for next year.

cars on sale

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CARS

If you’re open to buying last year’s model, now’s the best time of year to start shopping around until you find the right price. 2018 vehicles were introduced over the summer, putting the pressure on dealerships to make room for them in car lots by year’s end. That means you have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating a great deal. Time to prime that poker face.

BAKING SUPPLIES

Not only do items like flour, confectioners’ sugar and chocolate chips have a long shelf life, but you’ll also find them in grocery stores with significant markdowns this time of year. It all has to do with Thanksgiving—supermarkets know these ingredients are in demand for pie crusts, cookies and more. As a result, it’s the perfect time to cash in on two-for-one specials or ten for $1 deals. (Just scan the baking supply shelves or check your grocer’s promotional mailer before you shop.)

KITCHEN APPLIANCES

It goes hand-in-hand with baking supplies. ’Tis the season for prepping food, after all. This means you may be able to score pretty significant savings (25 percent off or more) on items ranging from baking sheets to that KitchenAid mixer you’ve been coveting for your countertop all year. Your best bet is to keep your eye on department store websites like Macy’s or Bed, Bath and Beyond for deals.

TVS

Sure, this is one scenario where the Black Friday early bird gets the best deals, but it’s not uncommon to see TVs discounted by as much as $400 this month. The main reason is that retailers are trying to clear the way for next year’s models—and move merch at a time of year when people tend to congregate more indoors. And don’t forget to take advantage of offers from major retailers—like Best Buy—to price match. (Always, always comparison shop.)



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