Caught in the web 3: More useful, fun and useless websites to discover

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OPINION — As the World Wide Web is searched every day, more interesting and useful websites are discovered — and a few that to some appear to be totally useless sites as well. Here are a few websites that are tops in each category.

Useful website

Retail Me Not

Retail Me Not website. Accessed October 12, 2016, St. George News
Retail Me Not website. Accessed Oct. 12, 2016, St. George News

Coupons. Savings codes. Deals on gift cards. All at your fingertips. Say you’re ordering pizza from your favorite delivery service. Why pay full price? Simply plug their name into the search box and chances are you’ll get coupon codes that you can use immediately to save you and your family some money.

Not all codes will work, some are expired, or limited use, but it’s worth trying a few of them to find one that works. It can cut your shopping bills by quite a bit.

Amazon coupons, Macy’s, Chipotle, Michael’s, Hungry Howie’s Pizza and many more can be found at Retail Me Not.

Fun website

Free Rice

Free Rice website accessed October 12, 2016 | St. George News
Free Rice website accessed Oct. 12, 2016 | St. George News

Imagine. A fun website that actually does some good in the world!

Play trivia and make a difference with Free Rice. Every time you get an answer right, the site donates 10 grains of rice to global hunger programs.

Free Rice is run by the United Nations World Food Program and uses revenue from in-site ads to pay for the food.

Useless website

2D Driving Simulator

2D Driving Simulator showing the car parked in the CEO's parking spot at the St. George News offices. Accessed October 12, 2016 | St. George News
2D Driving Simulator showing the car parked in the CEO’s parking spot at the St. George News offices. Accessed Oct. 12, 2016 | St. George News

Using Google Maps and your arrow keys, you can drive any road in the world using this website. Why? I guess because it’s there.

Put in areas around your house and drive around your neighborhood. Use one of the presets and drive the Nurburgring (a 13-mile winding, narrow circuit in Germany that has been described as the most terrifying motor racing track in history), the Los Angeles freeway system (a real nail-biter and rumored to be almost as terrifying as the Nurburgring) or Las Vegas (a gambler’s dream).

Useless? Sure. Fun? You bet. Especially driving off road and into other cars.

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If you have a useful, fun, or useless website that you enjoy and would like to share, email it to [email protected] for consideration.

Ed. note: St. George News experienced no problems as a result of visiting the websites mentioned in this “Caught in the web” series; nonetheless, users are advised to take their own precautions visiting any website to ensure no damage to computer or data occurs.

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