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?