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  • Use THIS trick not THAT trick for last-minute online shopping savings

    SEATTLE — Cyber week has come and gone, but chances are you’re still doing some holiday shopping online and chances are you still want to get a good deal. Q13 spoke to online shopping expert and president of PriceBlink Karl Quist about how you can still save some cash. Comparison Shopping. When you’re buying something online, Quist said it’s always worth taking the time to compare prices and make sure you’re getting the best deal online. With browser add-ons, that’s […]

  • Fan of “Portlandia?” Adopt this puppy named Carrie Brownstein #WhyNotMePets

    REDMOND, Wash. —  If you love to cuddle up and watch Netflix, we found the puppy for you! Q13 is partnering with Pet Connection Magazine and Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign to help Carrie Brownstein find a home in the Pacific Northwest, just like on the TV show! As you might have guessed by her name, Carrie is named after the actress in the TV series ‘Portlandia.’ She’s the last of her litter at Motley Zoo Rescue in Redmond. Her brother […]

  • Meet Mason! A loyal senior pup who’s looking for a home. #WhyNotMePets

    EVERETT — Meet Mason, a loyal guy who is just looking for someone to love him back! Q13 is partnering with Pet Connection Magazine and Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign to help find Mason the right family. Like most dogs who are given up for adoption, Mason has a bit of separation anxiety. He doesn’t like confined spaces and would prefer someone who can spend plenty of time hanging out, going on car rides and playing. Mason has no special medical needs. He’s […]

  • Meet a royal kitty! Pippa is in search of her first forever home. #WhyNotMePets

    SEATTLE — A royal kitty is in search of her first ever home! Pippa is an 18-week-old cat that shares her name with the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister. Q13 is partnering with Pet Connection Magazine and Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign to help get Pippa adopted! Pippa and her three siblings were taken to Seattle Area Feline Rescue in Shoreline after they were born outside. She has never had a home of her own, but is looking forward to find one. The rescue […]

  • Worried about identity theft? Don’t forget about this old-school tactic…

    SEATTLE — The April 18th tax deadline is right around the corner, and that means you probably have a lot of files laying around with sensitive information. You’re going to want to get rid of those documents in a safe and secure way. A recent survey from PEMCO Insurance shows that even though we’re getting more vigilant about protecting our online information, we’re starting to forget about paper. Eight-six percent of people said they’re somewhat worried about their identity stolen. […]

  • Looking for a TV buddy? Meet Pinky! #WhyNotMePets

    SEATTLE — Are you looking for a TV buddy? Pinky might just be your girl! Q13 FOX is partnering with Pet Connection Magazine and Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign to find this cuddly, but shy, chihuahua a home. Right now, Pinky is living at Emerald City Pet in Seattle. Folks there say Pinky loves to snuggle, be carried around and delights in a warm lap to sit on! Pinky would do best in a home without young kids. Because she’s a […]

  • Pet health insurance, is it worth it?

    SEATTLE — As pet owners know, the financial cost of owning a pet can add up! The ASPCA estimates we spend around $700 each year on our pets, but add in an emergency vet bill and that price tag can skyrocket into the thousands. Q13 asked the insurance experts over at PEMCO, ‘is pet health insurance worth it?’ “It depends, it comes down to a financial and emotional decision,” Kristine Zewe, a quality analyst at PEMCO Insurance said. “Over the life […]

  • Another data breach… Are identity theft protection services worth it?

    SEATTLE — Every other week it seems like we are reporting another data breach. If you haven’t been a victim, just wait. Most experts say, it’s not ‘if’ but ‘when’ your data will be stolen. So Q13 asked PEMCO Insurance, are identity protection services worth it? “Maybe,” Andrea House, an underwriting channel manager at PEMCO said. “It all depends on what you’re looking for or how concerned you are, and then whether or not you have free access already.” Let’s […]

  • Theft recovery device helps police track stolen vehicles, but is it worth it?

    SEATTLE — Every 45 seconds, a car is stolen in the United States. Western Washington appears to be a hot spot. According to numbers from the FBI, the Seattle – Tacoma area ranks 20th in the nation for most car thefts. You already know to park in well-lit area, lock your car and set the alarm. But now, the experts are PEMCO Insurance tell us, some folks are turning to the help of theft recovery systems. “It’s not a traditional alarm […]

  • Looking for a lazy buddy to binge watch TV with? Watson is your guy! #WhyNotMePets

    REDMOND — If you’re looking for a buddy to watch some football or binge watch your favorite show, Watson is your guy. Q13 FOX is partnering with Pet Connection Magazine and Pawsitive Alliance’s #WhyNotMePets campaign to help Watson find a loving home. Watson is a three-year-old cattle dog mix. Right now, he’s living at Motley Zoo Animal Rescue in Redmond. “Watson is a very very loving dog, he’s pretty much a couch potato, too. He loves to just hang out,” […]

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