Saturday, February 18

Road Trip!

Hey, we all do it. We all travel, go places, visit, or whatever. On the way we stop for some gas, some relief, a snack, something to drink and so on. However, if you stop to think about it, we are all wasting a lot of money during these events. Just planning ahead a little bit would save us a lot of change.

For example, a single can or bottle of soda will cost almost twice as much if purchased one at a time at the gas station. The same is true with respect to individual sized bags of chips and most other snacks. At the same time, the quality of the food you are eating is pretty close to garbage. See, living frugal isn't always about just saving a few pennies.

Make some sandwiches. Pack some fruit or vegetables. Bring along some drinks that you bought at a regular grocery store. You'll spend about half the money and your body will thank you for the real nutrition. Maybe that is why we are so happy to get home from a trip, because we feel so crummy after feeding ourselves garbage for the duration?

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is good advice but we live in a time where you could find yourself on the road a lot longer than you expected if you have prepared you can take the long sitting waiting for the emergency crews to open the path again. I try to always leave the house with a beverage in hand weather I have thirst or not.I buy breakfast bars and other non perishiables and keep them in the car kids always get the munchies and try to use hunger as a reason to stop for their real reason just to get a happy meal toy.The bars are a good primmer to determine if JR is really wanting to eat or just waistin your time playing while you could be getting to the destination. I stop ok it's just I rather do so at locations that provide both tourists destinations an opportunity to relax and away from crowds.

Anonymous said...

We keep a gallon of distilled water in the trunk just in case sort of like a emergency stash as a trucker I have sat for hours when I should've been there in an hour.cdltpx@yahoo.com

RenRexx said...

i did this last weekend. my friend was grateful for the lettuce/tomato/cheese/ham sandwich, the pickles, chips, granola bars, fruit and water :)

Frugal Guy said...

Thanks Anons, Ren.

I dropped by your blog Ren, it's good.

It's a bit more about women's issues than I'm generally interested in, but quality is quality no matter the topic.

Good stuff.