Food Costs - OLIO is just brilliant

I'm a working person on a medium salary and was doing OK but I'm single so I always do a little extra work for holidays and my social life  All good until these cost of living rises!! So like the rest of the nation I am looking at ways of saving money.  
I think a lot of people in my position are not going to get much help from the government so we have to help ourselves. Olio has been just brilliant :-) I go on and ask for a few things - sometimes they are gone as you have to be quick but often I get maybe half a dozen items. Many are fresh and have to be eaten in a day or two but some are fine to freeze.
Also if I have a few yogurts for example and I will never eat 6 in two days I give some to my neighbours (who love it) so its a win/win.  I am helping myself to still eat nice food and my neighbours too. Also the people that volunteer are just lovely.  
A tip/hint is sometimes the fruit or veg has to be eaten really quickly but part boil and freeze - I have made some lovely soups/crumbles.  Yes it does require going out when its dark and a bit rainy to pick up and maybe cooking some things quickly but I reckon I save about £60-£70 a month and I know my neighbours save a few pounds too.
What is not to like - go on you know you want to :-) xx


  • Auntycaz
    Auntycaz Posts: 3,244
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    edited 19 November 2022 at 12:12AM
    I would love to use Olio but there are no volunteers anywhere near where I live and even if there where I don't drive.. There are lots of people like me who do not have a car who cannot take advantage of it. It isn't just a case of having a smart phone. But good luck to anyone who can use it. 

  • Madbat60
    Madbat60 Posts: 163
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    I've used Olio before and Too good to go.  Olio has been great for free things as opposed to the food aspect.  I use too good to go more  sometimes it's good other times not
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