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Here's a link to a story about how business "gets to know" you and how they can use what they know. It's kind of scary in a way. It's a long read, but something everybody should be aware of.

How Companies Learn Your Secrets

I had figured that the grocery stores used the data they got when you use their discount card at the checkout, and that they would eventually sell the data (like to medical insurance companies so they'd know how healthy or unhealthy your diet was so they could adjust your premiums accordingly). But this takes data and marketing to a new level.
 

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Now that is some scary stuff! :shock:
Good thing I am so secretive about myself, even going so far as to post a picture of some anonymous handsome dude as my avatar to throw everyone off! :mrgreen:
 

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There will always be flaws. There are those people (and we know a few of them) who never buy fruits and vegetables at the grocery... because they grow their own or shop the farmer's market.

I'm always annoyed at the barrage of catalogs I get for, say, jewelry making supplies, because I bought a Christmas gift for my sister. Waste of trees.
 

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What do you have to buy so that Target will send you discount coupons on bee-keeping equipment?
Sting relief cream? :p
 
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