Monday, August 19, 2013

Soft Drink Savings


         My hubby is a big soda drinker.  He loves soda, or pop, or whatever you want to call a soft drink! But the soda is getting pretty expensive and buying it is detrimental to our budget.  Did I mention he LOVES his Diet Coke?  I hate that he is getting so much of the fake sweetener and I want to try and wean him from drinking so much of what is not good for him.  If we can cut down on the soda by just one case a week, that would be a savings of $27.92 a month or $335.04 for the year.  If we could go without altogether, it would save us $54.84 a month or$670.08 for the year.  I don’t know about you, but I think this is a huge chunk of change and a big portion of our grocery budget!  Just think of the bulk food items  I could buy with an extra $670.00!  My stash would be huge!!

I plan on going over the above numbers with him and trying to get him on board but who knows!

So I brain stormed and came up with the idea of keeping tea made and in the refrigerator. He Likes iced tea,   so I purchased an inexpensive drink dispenser(2.5 gallon size) and cleaned off the top shelf in my refrigerator.  I figured that if I have a cheap beverage made, cold, and on hand, maybe I could start buying less soda.  I live in hopes that this will help him ease off of the soda so much, but only time will tell.  Meanwhile,   I am loving our Tea dispenser in the fridge—Iced Tea is my favorite drink and so cheap compared to soda!

Are you trying to cut back on soda in your family?  If so how is it going for you?

Blessings,

Lisa                                                                                                                         

7 comments:

  1. My sister always has a giant iced tea such as yours in her fridge / this reminds me of her place :)

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  2. Great minds! Thanks for stopping by and commenting--I love hearing from blogging friends!
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  3. My husband is the same way with the soda!

    I just bought a tea dispenser today at Goodwill. I started making my own sweet tea last week and it is definitely saving us money already. For less than the cost of 3 bottles of soda, I bought enough tea bags and sugar to make at least two to three weeks of sweet tea.

    In the past I've tried the premade tea mixes. When compared to soda, it does save money. But we were still spending about $7 per week on a huge tin of the mix, because it's all we drank.

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  4. Hi Jazmin! Thanks for stopping by my blog--hope youo stop back again soon! So far my Hubby is trying to cut down on the soda, but he isn't happy although our budget is! I looked for weeks at the Goodwill and St vincent but couldn't find one so I bought one at Wally World. Guess what I have seen 4 times since-Tea dispensers! Oh well!
    Glad you found a cheap one! Love my Goodwill!
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  5. And cutting down on soda is good for your health too. :-) I need a bigger tea pitcher. We go through a 1/2 gallon of iced tea much too fast and I get burned out of making it.

    Thank you for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.

    ~ Kathi @ oakhillhomestead.com

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  6. I make a pitcher of tea every night or morning that lasts me the day. I keep it in the pitcher in the fridge. I love tea better than soda so I guess that I am lucky. We only get soda when it is free or someone else brings it. My husband on the other hand is addicted to Cranberry juice. It costs a fortune but I stock up when it is on sale but it still is a chunk of the budget. I guess it could be a worse habit but it is still costly :)

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  7. Allison-At least there is nutritional value in the cranberry juice!
    Thanks for stopping by-hope you stop back real soon!
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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