June 28, 2012

Water, Water Everywhere!

I don’t know about you but as the temperatures rise, our family goes through a lot of water. I was talking to a friend the other day and she commented how expensive it has become to buy multipacks of water for her family. It dawned on me there had to be a less expensive way to stay hydrated.  I suggested refilling reusable water bottles from a water cooler loaded with a five gallon bottle.

After doing some math (which is not a strength of mine), I discovered I was wrong.  Here’s what I figured out.  A twenty-four pack of 16.9 oz bottles of water runs about $3.99 (on sale).  That’s 405.6 ounces or $0.009 per ounce.  My idea of filling up at our water cooler works out like this:  640 ounces @ $5.95 per bottle or the same $0.009 per ounce.

Now I know we could just fill up our bottles with tap water.  But for some people, that’s not an option, particularly since the water in many areas just doesn’t taste good.

It looks like I’m back to the drawing board.  The heat is upon us and I’m convinced there has to be a less expensive option for us to stay hydrated.

Any ideas from our readers?

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