Tupperware & Lunch Economics – Does it add up to savings? Really?
Will you actually save money by buying a Tupperware Lunch Bag and taking your lunch to work daily?
When I go to a fast food restaurant like McDonalds, Burger King or Wendy’s I spend about $9.00 on a value meal which is usually a sandwich, fry & drink. Then I also spend monies in the vending machines at work for snacks & beverages. I’m going to say I’ll spend about $15.00 a day on my food items. So times that by 5 days a week ( 15.00 x 5 = 75.00). And then $75.00 a week times 4 weeks in a month (75.00 x 4 = 300.00). Now there are 12 months in a year (300.00 x 12 = 3,600.00) So my food budget was around $3,600.00 a year. That’s a lot of money.
Even if you you are wise with your monies and only spend 6.00 for your meal and 3.00 for snacks. that’s still 9.00 a day, 63.00 a week and 252.00 a month and $3,024.00 a year. That is still a lot of money.
And then we have the frugal girl that brings her lunch. She buys the brown paper bags, can soda’s and bottled water along with plastic sandwich bags with food and snacks and some yogurt for later. Now how much is she spending?
Bags 100 count is .02 cents a day, Sandwich Bags 100 count is .03, Coke 12 pk is .50 cents, Bottled water 24 pk is .25 cents, Plastic spoons 100 ct is .05 cents, Snack cup about .70 cents. For a 1 soda & 2 water day the cost will be around 2.00 a day, 10.00 a week, 40.00 a month and 480.00 a year.
I don’t know how many of us can be the frugal girl. I can’t. Between the kids, hubby and guest I can’t seem to keep the individual items in the fridge. lol
Now for the Totals on Tupperware Lunch Bag 52.50 but most of the time you can find one of their bags on sale for 35.00 or less. Insulated Tumbler with Dripless Straw Seal 22.00 but on sale now for 13.00, Midgets S&P Shaker Set is 7.50, but on sale for 5.00 and the Snack Cup Set is only 15.00 and on sale for 7.50. Total is 97.00 but on sale for 60.50 through April 12, 2012.
So if you spend 15.00 a day your Tupperware Lunch bag and all extra items it will pay for it’s self in 7 days (15.00 x 7 days = 105.00) or at sale price (15.00 x 4 days = 60.00).
If you spend 9.00 a day your Tupperware Lunch bag and all extra items it will pay for it’s self in 11 days (9.00 x 11 days = 99.00) or at sale price (9.00 x 7 days = 63.00)
Frugal girl budget at 2.00 a day your Tupperware Lunch bag and all extra items it will pay for it’s self in 49 days (2.00 x 49 days = 98.00) or at sale price (2.00 x 30 days = 60.00)
So for me either way you price it out your lunch the Tupperware bag will pay for it’s self. I want be spending a lot of monies eating out at restaurants and I’ll be eating food I already have at home. I can buy in bulk and save my money. Take my healthy leftovers to work and save money. This is the way to go for me. And The bag is insulated.
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