These are great goals! But also sometimes hard to achieve. If you want to achieve your financial goals, the easiest way is to start small. Think about the areas in your life where you can cut back – and put the money you saved toward paying off a debt or adding it your bank account!
One of the little ways we like to save in our house, is by having coffee at home. We save thousands of dollars a year by not drinking our daily cups of Joe at expensive coffee shops. We just make a pot or two at home for a fraction of the price!
But we would have never started saving thousands if we didn’t have our Contigo mugs…
Although both my husband and I drink coffee – I will just do a rough estimate on the monetary savings from one of us. This savings occurs because we now rarely go to the coffee shop, we now brew at home and reuse our Contigo mug!
Here is my little math experiment –
A 20 oz. cup of coffee being $4.25/per cup at coffee shop vs. $0.50/per cup at home. Shop: $4.25 x 7 days per week = $29.75 spent on coffee a week. That times 52 weeks a year = $1547 spent on coffee a year from coffee shops. Then do the same equation for coffee brewed at home. Home: $0.50 x 7 days per week x52 weeks per year = $182 spent on coffee a year at home.
Wow. That’s about a $1300 savings!
Although you might be thinking, this has more to do with brewing coffee, than a coffee mug, it really doesn’t. Why? Because before having Contigo mugs, we rarely took coffee on the go.
We had a few travel mugs, but we had to be careful that they didn’t leak. So often, we would just avoid using them, which lead us to go out and buy coffee during the day.
But since owning the Contigo mug, we take our coffee with us daily!! I love my Contigo mug and my husband loves his. The Contigo mug is different than many other mugs we’ve used and these are the reasons why:
The Contigo® 20 oz. West Loop Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug with AUTOSEAL® technology offers a very convenient way to drink – just press to sip and release to shut! That means when you depress the button – it auto seals the mug to keep the coffee warm/cold.
This is a simple way to sip on my coffee – It seals easily and quickly, that way I can savor the taste all day long.
The Contigo AUTOSEAL® lid is spill-proof and leak-proof – this is a HUGE deal! I was so tired of leaky mugs! And since this mug holds 20 oz. of liquid, that could be a big wet mess! But it isn’t, no more mess!
To avoid any mess, I fill the mug just below the overflow line and tightly screw the top on the threading line. It is set to go. I can shake it, twist it and bounce it… without any spilling!
My #3 reason why this mug rocks? This might shock you but this mug keeps liquids hot for 6 hours and cold for 18 hours. What this means for us? It keeps our coffee warm throughout the day which enables us to avoid the expensive shops! It really has encouraged us to take our coffee to-go from home, and drink less in the shops.
Okay… all the talk about coffee, I must mention it holds other drinks too! We just mainly use it for coffee! Non-the-less it keeps WHATEVER your favorite drink is – hot for up to six hours or cold for up to 18 hours. Truthfully, this feature compares to NO other travel mugs we’ve ever used. It is amazing.
All in all, this mug is helping us save money, one expensive Starbucks coffee at a time. When we find ourselves in a rush (like many of us do) we just use our Contigo® AUTOSEAL® mug and bring our coffee with us. It not only helps us save money and time, by not going through the coffee line, it’s also better for the environment too!
BUY IT!! The Contigo® 20 oz. West Loop Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug with AUTOSEAL® can be found at a number of popular retailers for an MSRP of $24.99.
SOCIALIZE!! Join Contigo on Facebook @GoContigo on Twitter too!
WIN IT!! You have a chance to win this Contigo AUTOSEAL mug or the Addison Water Bottle with AutoSpout during the New Years Resolution Giveaway HOP!
:: Giveaway ::
** Please leave your entries using the above Rafflecopter form. It might take a bit to load. **