TipJar – Online Repository of Money Saving Tips

I just discovered an interesting project powered by Google Moderator. Its called TipJar and is an online repository of money saving tips submitted and voted for by community. If you have a Google account then you are automatically in, just sign in and share the wealth. Here are some of my favorite tips from the Shopping category:

  • Go to the grocery store with your belly full. You won’t buy too many things because you just ain’t hungry
  • Write a list before you go shopping - and stick to it. One should never go into a store without a strong idea of what one will be buying while in there
  • Before you purchase anything online, go to Google and search for the name of the store + coupon and see if anything comes up. You will be presently surprised how many coupon codes are available online
  • Use money-back credit cards instead of any credit card and pay in full every month - you will be surprised how much money you can claim back!

The TipJar home page claims that 4,769 people have submitted 3,920 tips and cast 53,102 votes. I will be curious to see if it catches on and where it will be in a few months. I love the idea of crowd-sourcing such a wide and yet personal topic, but the user interface seems to be a little bare bones and there are plenty of duplicate tips. Tags to improve navigation and comments for feedback would certainly help.

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