One my favorite frugal secret weapons is my Brita Water Dispenser! Yall, it’s the greatest thing ever! I have cold filtered water every day without wasting a million tons of plastic and without wasting hundreds of dollars.
Not only am I getting the health benefits of drinking more water...umm hello, it’s also SUPER budget-friendly! Those are pretty much my two favorite things combined!
So let’s do some super fun math together to see how much money switching from individual bottles of water to a water dispenser could really save you, shall we?
Yes, the water dispenser is a little bit of an investment at about $30-$35, but ours is going strong at 2 years old, plus it’ll come with one filter that will last you about 2 months or approximately 300 bottles worth of water. Calculate in 5 more filters to last all 12 months of the year at $5 each. Then figure in, of course, the cost of the tap water at about $0.005 per gallon.
You’ve a year’s worth of water for only $70! ...and that’s assuming that your family only drinks a total of 5 bottles per day!
Additional Filters= $25
Tap Water= $9
Reusable Water Bottle= $1 (Dollar Tree)
Versus drinking the same amount of water in Aquafina Bottles where you’d spend about $270 per year if you bought them from a grocery store, and more like $2,200 if you bought them all from a gas station!
5 bottles per day X 365 days= 1,825 bottles
Aquafina bottles from the grocery store= $0.15 each
Aquafina bottles from a gas station= $1.25 each
And if you’re big water drinkers like we are, you’re going to save even more! And don’t even get my started on how much drinking filtered water versus soda will save you! Whew! We don’t time for all of that math! But just know that little changes like this will add up big time!
Just about any time you see me I’ve got my purple water cup and I’m filling up on that frugal water, fueling my body and helping to save my family a ton of money!
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I'm the wife to my high school sweetheart, Daniel, + homeschooling momma to our 3 girls. I'm the Budgeting Coach + Motivational Speaker behind
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