It’s been a month since I switched from my regular coffee shop trips to purchasing International Delight Iced Coffee. You can find my earlier posts HERE and HERE. Previously I was a coffee shop addict. I went at least 4 times per week. I was convinced that, short of having a barista live in your kitchen, there was no way you could get quality, delicious iced coffee at home. At $4 – $5 per cup (I’m a coffee snob so I order extra shots of this, double serving of that etc) I was spending a good chunk of change – just for coffee. Then I was asked to take the International Delight Iced Coffee savings challenge: switch to their store bought iced coffee for 30 days to see how much I could save. I stopped my coffee shop trips and started stocking up on International Delight cartons at our local Walmart.
As of today I’ve saved $134.91, according to my daily savings widget.
Wow. I think I’m still in shock. You just don’t realize how much money you spend a little at a time until you add it up. I had rich, sweet iced coffee every day without having to leave the house, find a parking spot or stand in line — and — I got to keep almost $140 in my pocket. It probably would have been more if I hadn’t taken a flight and bought coffee along the way.
To celebrate our final total, little man and I had a nice early morning breakfast together of toast and jam. Of course that included my Mocha International Delight iced coffee.
Little man is very familiar with ‘mommy’s coff-key’ and has been diligent in asking for his own cup (which of course I refuse). But chocolate milk seems to help. He’s too small to understand money, much less savings. But, thanks to his big brother, he definitely understands how International Delight will help him have more fun this summer.
“How on earth can coffee help a 2 year old have fun? Have you lost your mind?!”
Originally I’d proposed that we use the money saved during my March coffee switch to give my eldest son spending money while he visits his grandparents this summer. During the course of this experiment we found out that he will actually be working at the local summer camp while he’s there. Knowing that he will have a nice paycheck every week he made such an awesome, big brother decision: He wants the money to go toward buying his little brother a new swing set for the backyard.
Thank you, my first born; for being such an awesome young man. What a wonderful gift for your little brother (aka shadow). And thank you to International Delight for helping us save this money so we can spend more time outside in the sunshine – playing and enjoying our new, favorite iced coffee.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias #icedcoffee – All opinions expressed are my own. Savings stated are based on estimation from money spent previously on a daily average.