This blogger will save $350 a year with his decision to stop drinking soda. [No Credit Needed]


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  1. apotheosis says:

    I’m embarrassed to admit that usually consume a 2 liter of Diet Mountain Dew every three days.

    Pfft. Amateur.

  2. sn1per420 says:

    I know someone who goes through 1.5 2 liters of regular Mountain Dew a day.

  3. fostina1 says:

    my wife drinks 2 2liters of diet sprite a day. at .99 to 1.25 average for 365 days is 722-912$/year.

  4. Myotheralt says:

    @fostina1: Yeah, a 2 liter costs less than the 20 oz. And not just by volume, most 20 oz are $1.50

  5. adent1066 says:

    soda, pop, coke wars beginning in three, two one…

  6. MissPeacock says:

    The guy in the cube next to me drinks about that much every day, in addition to a complete box of Cheez-Its or Nilla Wafers or whatever he brings in as his snack for the day. And I feel bad if I have more than 2 cans of diet soda in one day.

  7. apotheosis says:

    I find that a 52oz refillable mug is far more cost-effective over the long run than purchasing bottles, and can also conceal an entire can of Red Bull.

    Not that I’m advocating such a thing, I’m just saying it COULD. If someone were so inclined. And if you are, you should be ashamed of yourself.

  8. BreadBoy says:

    Not to mention the health benefits.

  9. statnut says:

    I’ll stick to my powdered Iced tea mix, and Lemonade singles. Cutting soda out will probably help the blogger drop some pounds.

  10. balthisar says:

    Ha, I’ve saved that much on beer since I’ve started substituting sparkling water for my nightly fizzy beverage habit. And I’ve lost (no kidding) 6 pounds with no other changes to my habits. And my liver probably thanks me. Oh, yeah, for it to be economical, I make it myself. Yeah, from the same equipment that I use to make aforementioned beer! ;-)

  11. lalaland13 says:

    After a really bad trip to the dentist where he told me how evil soda was, I decided to stop drinking it. I wasn’t sure if it was going to do a lot of good for my teeth, but I feel better. I may have lost a little weight, although it’s hard as heck to avoid soda sometimes, but I’ve done it. Yesterday I really wanted one but I told myself no and thought of how dirty my teeth would feel. Now I’m water and sweet tea and sometimes milk, although it leaves me a little bloated. As far as saving money, I eat out a lot because of my lifestyle, but I guess the lack of soda buying helps somewhat. At my last visit, the dentist praised me for no longer drinking soda but suggested I switch to unsweet tea. I told him to bite me-well, not really. I see his point, and maybe I’ll get there eventually. Not just yet, though. I try not to drink too much sweet tea stuff, and when I do, it’s brewed because allegedly that’s better than canned or bottled.

    I don’t blame people for drinking soda, but now I just think of the phosphoric acid and shudder. Plus once I had a limeade, forgetting there’s Sprite in it, and my teeth felt awful.

  12. shockwaver says:

    I used to drink.. a 52oz mug of Dr. Pepper in the morning on the way to work, and 7 or 8 cans of coke through-out the day.. so a bit over 4 liters per day (the cans were free at work). Never gained any weight, and didn’t ever think I felt like crap.. until I cut it down. Now I tend to drink 4 or 5 cans a week, and while it was hard to stop drinking so much, I found I felt better. Now I have a hard time finishing a can in a sitting, and will often feel like crap if I have two glasses at a restaurant or what not.

  13. Daemon_of_Waffle says:

    You all have brittle bones!

  14. what’s wrong with water, coffee, and/or (unsweet) tea? kinda boring, sure, but it beats ingesting gallons of phosphoric acid, corn syrup, dyes, brominated veg oil and god knows what other crap gets put into commercial soda.

  15. Trai_Dep says:

    This is exactly why I start off every morning with a tall, ice-cold glass of vodka.

  16. sn1per420 says:

    Hi, my name is ______, and I’m a soda addict.

    Seriously, what is, this a Sodaholics Anonymous meeting?

  17. iblamehistory says:

    When I was 12-13 years old, I’d clear out a 12 pack of pop/soda every day. Surge was my favorite there for a while. I don’t know how I did it without dying and I don’t know how I’m not diabetic.

    The boyfriend and I switched to strictly diet soda a couple years ago, and even before we changed our eating habits, the fact hat we weren’t consuming so many calories through drinks had a huge impact.

    Now, though, we just get those $4-5 24 packs from Kroger. Their “diet cola” is delicious. It took me a while to get over that rank taste of diet, but I no longer notice it.

  18. spinachdip says:

    I don’t understand why people don’t just grow their own soda in the backyard. It tastes so much better and it’s better for you.

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  20. pengie says:

    I want to do this. I know I’ll save money and lose some weight if I do. But I’m finding it hard to quit completely because I love the taste of Coke so much–I’ll stop for two weeks, have one at a restaurant, and then start picking up huge drinks at gas stations again. I have no self-control. :(

  21. Decaye says:

    I’m about to move away for college, and I’m already figuring out how to budget for soda. I’d rather have Mountain Dew than almost anything.

  22. Shadowman615 says:

    Oh, ffs. It seems like I can’t get away from stories like this. And if I stop putting sour cream on my tacos for a year I can save $42.74,and maybe even lose 3 pounds!

    Yes, if you stop buying something you regularly buy, you will save money. That’s not exactly an innovation.

  23. ShariC says:

    Between us, my husband and I each drink three 500 ml. bottles of Diet soda a day (1 each at lunch and throughout the day, we split one between us for dinner) and this costs us about $1000 a year combined (soda is more expensive in Japan). While we could make an effort to do without and save that little extra, I think each person has to decide about “luxuries” like this for themselves.

    You can always give up something to save money if you’re not already on a steady diet of rice, beans, veggies and water. I imagine we’d save more money if we gave up cheese, olive oil, or meat rather than soda. However, we don’t drink alcoholic beverages of any kind and only have one cup of coffee a day. It’s all pretty moderate consumption and we enjoy Diet Coke with food. I’d rather have 365 days of small pleasure with a bit of a carbonated beverage than an extra grand at the end of the year.

    I save a reasonable amount of money and see no need to go spartan on something I’m not overdoing consumption on.

  24. TheNerd says:

    I’ve been trying to get my husband to save us over $360 a year by drinking only one beer a day instead of two. I love beer, and know that it has its place in a well-ballanced diet, but the cost really adds up.