Saving Money, Without Giving Up Your Daily Coffee

We've all had those mornings, the ones where we wake up late and decide to just grab an iced coffee on the way to wherever we're going. Well for me that iced coffee usually turns into an iced coffee and a sandwich, maybe with some fruit, and hey since I'm already here, why not spend the extra couple of dollars for a frappe instead of a coffee anyway? My morning breakfast just went from $2.00 to $10.00 in two minutes. What if you were late 3, 4 or 5 times a week? That could be an extra $20.00-$50.00 a week! You could be spending $200.00 a month for breakfast simply because making your own breakfast would take too long, and you're already running late for your 8am class or that big interview. 

What if I told you you could get your daily iced caramel macchiato from Starbucks for $4.00 a week? Starbucks, along with companies like International Delight and Coffee Mate, now sell cartons of their most popular iced drinks including: Vanilla Latte, Caramel Macchiato and Caffe Mocha. Making the switch from one Grande Iced Vanilla Latte a day to pouring your own at home or in your dorm could save you $80.00 or more a month!

If you prefer hot coffee to iced (and have a Keurig) getting K-Cups for your favorite drinks could also give you some major savings! A box of K-Cups typically costs around $10.00 for 15 cups. This may seem expensive, but using K-Cups would cost you around $0.60 a cup versus a $2-$3.00 cup of coffee at your favorite cafe, an 80% savings! 

The next time your in the aisles of your local grocery store consider picking up one of these money saving options for your daily, on the go, coffee.