As somebody who drinks neither fizzy drinks, energy drinks, tea or coffee, I thought that it would be as good a time as ever to share my go-to energy source and teach you all how to avoid coffee and energy drinks forever and save money! It’s a win-win!
Being a student can often involve 9am lectures, people complaining of hangovers and seeing Red Bulls or Starbucks coffees everywhere. As we get older, we just seem to get worse; having a coffee to wake us up, keep our energy going and as a social activity.
What’s my secret?
I don’t know why, but with age, the smell of fresh coffee actually disgusts me more and more. As for fizzy drinks, I find them overpriced and I only like them when they’re flat anyway (is that weird?). Because of this, it’s easy to find myself at times feeling tired in the middle of the day or needing a burst of energy. How do I do this? With…..
What are they? How do you use them?
These are absolutely amazing! Rather than getting a load of caffeine, fat from milk and a large sugar intake, this allows you to get all your energy as well as contributing to your vitamin B and pantothenic acid intake and helping your metabolism. It does so through the antioxidants and natural ingredients. Using them is so simple: all you do is add 1 stick to 400 ml of water and stir. Yup, that’s it.
How can they save me money?
As I’m not a coffee drinker myself, I didn’t want to assume that people spend more on coffee than they actually do, so I did as what would be expected from a 21st century gal and I tweeted it. Here are the results. Do they shock you?
— TheFrugalFrenchie (@AFrugalFrenchie) November 19, 2017
*Bare in mind, that this doesn’t include the price of every coffee you make at home, this is only what people spend on the go. *
So, down to the gritty stuff.
According to the research from Buddy Loans in December 2015, we spend around £730 million a year on coffee alone! Think of all those instagram picture we see with Costa cups and so forth. The way to help the environment and save money is through fizz sticks.
- You wake up and have a coffee at home. Total = £1.85 (according to LifeHacker).
- The average Costa product is between £2-£3 (average £2.50). Total = £4.35
- Let’s say you’re only a moderate coffee drinker and have a coffee at lunch and dinner only. Total = £8.05
Put this in a monthly and yearly context….
- Monthly = £225.40
- Yearly = £2704.80!!!!!!
This example can similarly be used with fizzy drinks. The average cost of a 500ml bottle is about £1.50, if you have about two bottles a day or combine it with coffee- you get the gist.
In the case of fizz sticks….
- Each individual fizz stick comes out as £1.02 (if at discount price). Take this in the morning.
- If you’re feeling extra fatigued, you could have two max. Total = £2.04
- Monthly = £28.56
- Yearly = £342.72!!!!
That’s an incredible saving of £236.08!!
If you want to have a healthier substitute to these drinks, consume more water, help save the environment and save money, then give these a go! Comments are open to any questions and do get in contact for the discount.
The Frugal Frenchie x
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