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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Vigilant shopper


A Framingham woman is the queen of supermarket pricing errors. But her reign may be drawing near an end.

For nine years, Alana Lipkin, 45, has been taking advantage of chains that promise you can get an item free if you find its price was marked incorrectly on the shelf.

At a supermarket in Ashland recently, she said, she snared products worth more than $1,200.

Now, the region's two largest supermarket chains are banning her from their stores, saying she's a disruptive influence, a story in the Business section reports today.

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