Take Your Own Drink – Daily Financial Tip
When you buy a drink outside, you’re most likely paying more for it than you should be. While you have probably heard a million times that it’s less expensive to bring your lunch to work rather than purchasing it, you may not have considered the effect of purchasing drinks while away from home.
Take Your Own Drink
If you spend $1 a day, 5 days a week, you’re spending over $250 a year for your drinks. This price can easily be reduced by 75 percent by simply purchasing bulk and bringing it from home. Best of all, it takes little effort to do so.
If you like soft drinks, you can get brand named cans for $0.25 apiece or less (non-brand names even cheaper) by purchasing them on sale or at a warehouse club.
If you’re a coffee drinker, you can get premium grounds for a fraction of the cost of buying coffee at a coffee shop. Get yourself a good thermos and an automatic coffee maker. Preset the night before so that the coffee is ready when you leave each morning. These investments will pay for themselves in no time.
If you drink fruit juice, purchasing individual containers on sale or at a warehouse club will greatly reduce their cost.
Want to save even more? Purchase them in large containers and putting the juice into a thermos or making the fruit juice from concentrate.
A little effort and planning instead of just buying drinks outside will put a couple of hundred dollars in your pocket at the end of the year.