Buying Generic/Compatible Products: Even Air and Refrigerator Filters!

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One of my favorite budgeting tips is to use compatible products.  Compatible, generic, comparable; whichever term you prefer, it basically means you are NOT using the “name brand” item, but rather a product of equal quality, but different brand.  A recent study by economists at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business found that Americans can save nearly $1 billion per year by buying generic products.

There are a lot of commonly known products that we think to buy generic.  Here are a few:

  • Groceries (baby formula, food and drinks)
  • Clothes/ fashion accessories
  • Cleaning products
  • Make-up/ sunscreen/ personal care items
  • Medications
  • Batteries

But did you also know there are some other commonly used household products that are available as generic?  FiltersFast.com, the leading source in online retail for air and water filtration products, offers a variety of compatible items.  Whether you are looking to replace your home’s air filters, refrigerator filters or even swimming pool filters; FilterFast.com provides the name brand item, but also offers you more economical options by way of compatible filters.

For example, if you are looking for the Maytag replacement filter in the above picture, you can find it at FiltersFast.com, but you will also find a perfectly comparable filter (non-Maytag) as well.  The side-by-side graphic above shows the price difference.  In this case, the Maytag being $29.95 and the compatible filter being $19.95!  Then the choice is yours!

Another example is for air filters.  Generally these must be replaced at least 4 times per year, which can quickly add up.  Did you know that FiltersFast.com offers all of the brands you trust for quality air filtration, as well as their own brand of air filters?  This 6 pack of Filters Fast brand filters will save you $17.00 over the comparable name brand of the same quality!

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As you can see, by checking into buying generic (comparable, compatible) products, you can save money without sacrificing quality.  In addition to your standard off-brand items, such as groceries, there are other nontraditional items to investigate as well.

Visit FiltersFast.com for a wide range of air and filtration products and brands!

*All prices shown are subject to change

2014 Xtreme Hike for Cystic Fibrosis – Help Find the Cure

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On April 26, 2014, Team FiltersFast.com will embark on the 2014 Xtreme Hike for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  The purpose and goal is that all hikers receive donations to help medical and technological advancements in Cystic Fibrosis research for a cure.

These dedicated hikers will be hiking over 30 miles of the famed Appalachian Trail.  These men and women have been training hard for this adventure.  Part of the preparation includes a 3 month training program, daily workouts and weekly team hikes.

The hard work and dedication put forth, arises from the commitment of each team member. Each one has their own personal reason for participating, whether having a friend or family member affected by the disease, or being driven to do something charitable for a worthy cause.

FiltersFast.com, owner and hike participant Ray Scardigno, “Knowing my love of hiking and my love of a good challenge, a good friend of mine that has personal ties to CF asked if I would be interested in joining the Xtreme Hike to help raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.   I researched the foundation and found out how amazing they are and was extremely impressed with their accomplishments in working towards a cure for CF.  I went on training hikes with the group and learned more about Cystic Fibrosis by hearing the personal stories of those hikers who have loved ones with Cystic Fibrosis.  Since I started hiking the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has made great progress in the fight and hearing the promising updates on new drugs and treatments.  It has been a great challenge to be part of the Xtreme hike team and I hope that one day soon the donations will help push us to our goal of “Cure Found!”

Please consider making a donation to help Team FiltersFast.com.  FiltersFast.com will match each dollar donated up to $7,500!

 

Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike – Donate to Cure Cystic Fibrosis

cystic fibrosis xtreme hikeThis year, our own CEO and Owner of FiltersFast.com, Ray Scardigno, will once again participate in the Charlotte, NC Chapter’s Xtreme Hike, on April 26, 2014. Having a personal connection to the cause and having made a commitment to help fight for a cure, Ray, representing Team FiltersFast.com, and a group of dedicated hikers, will join together on a one day hike over 30 miles, to raise awareness and funds to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Each year, roughly 1000 people are diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, nearly One way the CF Foundation raises money is by holding a series of events across the U.S. known as the Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike. Hikers embark on a journey across some of the most scenic terrain in the country, all with one goal and purpose in mind: to bring awareness to Cystic Fibrosis and raise money to search for a cure.

Approximately 30,000 people in the United States are currently living with Cystic Fibrosis with up to ten million more being carriers of the defective CF gene.  Cystic Fibrosis causes devastating damage to the lungs, sometimes leading to fatal infections, and digestive tract, preventing food from being absorbed and used properly.all, being under two years of age. Not long ago, as recent as the 1950’s, most children diagnosed with the disease did not live to see elementary school.  Luckily, with modern advancements in technology and medicine, with funds in part raised by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, life expectancy of CF patients has increased by decades.  Many of those affected, can now expect to live well into their 30’s and 40’s and even beyond.

Please join us, as we support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, by making a donation to Ray’s Xtreme Hike on April 26, 2014.  FiltersFast.com will match each donation dollar for dollar up to $7,500!  For more information on Cystic Fibrosis and to learn more about this year’s Xtreme Hike, please visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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