How to save a buck and still stay caffeinated

I have found since I’ve started playing the Dave Ramsey money game that my budget for caffeine has increased.  I never realized how much money I was spending over at Celestial Dollar coffee hut.  Now it’s rather sad that the $30 I budget for two weeks of eating out really is just coffee type drinks.  I’m a sucker for a skinny mocha.  Or a skinny white chocolate mocha.  Or a… well you get the point.

Here’s the bad part.  Most people only have a Celestial Dollar either to or from work.  I’m not so lucky.  I have one about ten feet from my office door.  We are lucky (?) to be able to put our order in on the way to the bathroom and by the time we are finished washing our hands our giant cup of hot frothy goodness is ready and waiting.  If you figure that each cup of this divine beverage is about $3.50 my measly budgeted $30 is only enough to procure eight glasses of happiness.  Average work week is 5 days.  Budget is for every 14 days, 10 of which are worked.  I see a gap.

There must be a better way.  Enter my friend Hills Bros (or Hills Brothers for those who remember a more retro time).  I have found my secret weapon to help balance my budget.  White chocolate caramel cappuccino.  For the price of one large venti order of cappuccino I can have an entire container of powdered goodness.  Apparently per the nutrition on the side of the box this is supposed to be able to make 17 servings.  Ok so math time… $3.55 / 17 = $0.21 per serving!!  Saving me ultimately $56.80 for every 17 servings.  SCORE!  Go now and there’s even a coupon on their site for $0.50 off.

 

Can't wait to try the other flavors!

 

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