Frequently Ask Questions

Best When Used By is an easy-to-use website that helps you keep track of your foods’ expiration dates. For more information, see the 3-minute tour.Is Best When Used By free?Yes, it is free to use.What does “restocking” a food item do?

What does “restocking” a food item do?Clicking the “restock” icon () signals that you ate that food item and also bought a replacement. This creates a new food item in your “My Food” list that has the same number of days until its “Use by” date that the original food did when you added it.How should I type the “Use by” date?You can type the date in any of the following formats:

  • 3 days
  • 4 weeks
  • 2 months
  • 1 year
  • Today (tod)
  • Tomorrow (tom)
  • Yesterday (yes)
  • 4th
  • 4th Jan
  • 4th Jan 2008
  • Jan 4th
  • Jan 4th 2008
  • next month
  • next week
  • next Tuesday
  • mm/dd/yyyy
  • yyyy-mm-dd

Feel free to suggest other date formats.