Yesterday we talked about saving money by taking control of the beverage budget. Today I have a two part question.
Part one, what drinks are you not wiling to give up?
I have two, my morning coffee and Dr. Pepper. To keep costs and calories reasonable the Dr. Pepper is an occasional treat. We try not to bring soda into the house unless it is related to a special occasion.
Part two, where have you made strides to cut back?
Yesterday’s conversation in the comments of Guzzling Down Dollars had great ideas such as where readers use seltzer and juice to replace soda. In our house we brew our own sweet tea, use frozen OJ concentrate, watch for the kids wasting milk, and encourage water consumption.
I don’t usually name brands, but we enjoy Chock full o’Nuts coffee (yes, the one in The Bucket List). Occasionally we splurge on higher quality beans for treat coffees, Mr. Heather and I have discovered that a treat of this nature is our default gift for each other. It’s something we both enjoy.
What about you, Home Eccers? What will you cut back on but not give up and where do you find inexpensive alternatives?