I’ve noticed the same thing. Only this year it seems to have gone up a lot. When I looked at the discounted price, it was an insult saving $10 when it looks like it went up $20-30 and thats not counting the high cost for extra but needed filings.
I’ve also used the product for a long time but if this is their idea of customer loyalty, i’m going to look for a more reasonable alternative.
Not sure where you are seeing the "increase" ... if you buy during the discount period the price was $39.99 in 2018 and $40 in 2019 ... I see a ONE PENNY change in price ...
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