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Comparison shop using a camera

By Heloise Cruse

King Features Syndicate

DEAR HELOISE: When I am shopping for a certain item, I use my digital camera and take a picture and then write down the price and store, so when I go from store to store, I won’t forget what I saw earlier. That makes it easier to decide. — Mary, via e-mail

DEAR READERS: Here are five handy ways to use a clothespin around the house:

• Handy to keep chip or cookie bags closed.

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• Use to hold a recipe — handy when cooking.

• Clip coupons together to keep organized when going to the store.

• Add a magnet to one side of a clothespin and use on a fridge for notes.

• Clip a dish towel to your blouse for a quick apron. — Heloise

Send a money-saving or timesaving hint to Heloise, P.O. Box 795000, San Antonio, TX 78279-5000, or you can fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or e-mail it to Heloise@Heloise.com.

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