Money saving sites from LifeHacker

Here are a few money saving web sites from LifeHacker that you might find useful.

neighborhoodfruit

The first site is intriguing to me because of my quest to reduce food waste. It’s called Neighborhood Fruit. The site helps people find and share fruit that’s grown in urban neighborhoods (aka back yards). Fruit grown in back yards is often wasted. Neighborhood Fruit puts back yard fruit in the hands of someone who wants it. If you have extra fruit or would like to harvest some, it’s worth a look.

The next site specializes in recipes for inexpensive food with a long shelf life – canned food. Typically I’m not a canned food advocate, but I often need last-minute dinner options and canned food fits the bill. Canned foods are quick, relatively healthy, and cheap because you can stock up on them when they’re on sale.

Canned Food UK is interesting because the recipes are a little different then say… Canned Food US. There are recipes for jacket potatoes and numerous recipes that include baked beans. The ingredients are in metric, but you can easily convert the metric measurements. For example a 410g can of red kidney beans is a 14.5 ounce can.

Here’s the pitch: Canned Food UK can improve your metric skills, help you use your existing canned food (see my related post on skipping grocery shopping for week), and open your mind to new canned food options. For example, there’s a recipe for Crushed Pesto Potatoes that uses canned potatoes. I’ve never tried canned potatoes. Am I missing something?

And finally LifeHacker mentioned a prescription comparison tool called Medtipster. The interface couldn’t be simpler. Enter your prescription name and zip code, and the site returns a list of pharmacies with prices for your prescription. Who knows, you might be able to save a few bucks.

medtipster

That’s it for today. Do you know a great money saving web site? Please leave a Comment.

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One thought on “Money saving sites from LifeHacker

  1. We save by splitting the costs of many items with friends and neighbors who need the same things. Many things are necessary, but used only once a week or less. Why should everybody own the same things that they rarely use? Anyway, we use a kind of checkout system that works very well. We also pool our money and buy bulk goods too and get a nice discount. I just started a blog about it, if anybody wants to know more.

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