Save1.com: Save Lives While you Save Money

save1.com - save money, save lives

26 Apr Save1.com: Save Lives While you Save Money


save1.com - save money, save lives

I like to save money. Hey, who doesn’t? But I’m lousy at finding deals. I stink at couponing, and I don’t have the patience to search for the right bargains before buying. Usually I just set money aside and wait until I see what I’m looking for on sale.

But I found a website that lets me find deals on products and save even more money at the same time. Save1.com is a cool website with an awesome mission. They work with major retailers to provide discounts and deals for us. That’s cool. But then they take some of the money we spend through them, and they donate it to help feed starving kids. That’s even cooler.

This isn’t helping starving kids in Africa by eating everything on your plate (did you parents ever give you that guilt trip?) This is actually feeding kids when you spend money, but you’re saving money while you do it.

Consider the following information from their website:

“Did you know that every day 17,000 children die from the effects of malnutrition? Five children have died since you opened this webpage. Tonight, while you are sleeping, 5,000 more children will die from the effects of malnutrition. We can’t allow this to continue!”

That’s a lot of dying kids. It only takes 30-50 cents to feed a kid, so when you shop through Save1.com, you can feed a lot of kids over time. So when you purchase something from an online store using a coupon or deal from Save1.com, you end up purchasing a meal for a needy kid. Cool, huh?

The first thing I questioned was how legitimate the discounts are. I mean, I’ve seen similar sites but they only had deals with a limited number of companies or the deals weren’t that great. That’s not the case with Save1. They have a lot of good deals with thousands of online stores. Some of the deals are standard deals that you can get elsewhere, like when you join the company’s mailing list. But if you purchase straight through those deals, you miss the opportunity to feed some kids.

Naturally, I’ll still argue that it’s only a good deal if you were going to buy it anyway. But if you know what you want and you’ve budgeted for it, it’s easy to go to Save1 and find a retailer offering a special deal on what you’re looking for.

So what do you think? Will you add to the over 97,000 meals provided so far? It’s easier than you think!

 

7 Comments
  • jack
    Posted at 11:06h, 29 April

    Malnutrition is a huge problem but we still waste 1/3 of worlds food!
    horrible!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 20:12h, 29 April

      So true! Too bad we can’t redistribute wasted food… Until then, Save1.com is a good start.

  • KC @ genxfinance
    Posted at 16:59h, 01 May

    I love the concept. we can spend a lot for our junk foods and burgers, we can definitely spend for proper nutrition and helping others. Will check their site out to know more and how can I help somehow.

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 18:26h, 01 May

      Right on, KC. It’s easy to justify our spending on creature comforts. Why shouldn’t it be just as easy to justify our giving?

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    Posted at 15:57h, 03 August

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