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Beef, chicken and cereal aren't the only items that will be more expensive. Consumers are going to feel the pain on several fronts.
Frequent fliers are in the hunt for end-of-year 'mileage runs' to qualify for elite status in 2013.
These will be greatly appreciated by your holiday recipients, and most will cost you nothing more than your time.
Used wisely, your reward for 12 months of hard work can produce benefits for years to come.
Just as Black Friday became Black Thursday, expect more after-Christmas sales to begin before Christmas Eve.
The annual online shopping event will be held on Dec. 17 this year.
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