Saving Money While Eating at Work

by Dual Income No Kids on April 30, 2008 · 0 comments

Hello All,

To get Wednesday started off, we wanted to share some tips on saving money while you’re in the office.

1) If it’s available, drink work coffee. Office coffee is often free for employees, and if your employer pays for office coffee services, the coffee is going to be high quality as well. Starbucks can cost more than 4 bucks. If you are lucky your work even has Starbucks coffee (though it is never as good without the barista!).

2) When you can’t score free work beverages, bring your coffee from home in a thermos. Or bring some tea bags and score some hot water.

3) If you are hungry for a snack, consider drinking a glass of water first. That should cut down on your appetite.

4) When cooking at home, make a lot of food and eat the leftovers for lunch.

5) If you gotta eat out for lunch, try looking online for coupons to local restaurants. Or better yet, consider ordering vegetarian. Dishes without meat are usually less expensive.

6) Score free office leftovers. If you happen to be at a large office you might want to hold out until the lunch meetings are out and then wait for it to finish up and hover over your email for the free lunch posting. (sometimes there is such a thing as a free lunch, even if that means being a corporate slave).

7) Lastly, step away from the vending machine! If you are a sugar addict (like most Americans) then switch to having some hard candy squirreled away (not in plain sight) so that you’ll consume less of it and it will be a whole lot cheaper than a daily snickers. Your waste line will thank you as well!

Scrimping can be a bother, but you’ll eventually be rewarded with a fatter bank account!

Best,

James

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