Aaah, I need that! Anyways, bottled water can be a convenient and hydrating option, but it can also be expensive. Let’s explore ways to bring down that cost and find cheap bottled water.
How to Find and Buy Cheap Bottled Water
- Buy filtered water. It tends to be the cheapest, though arguably the worst-tasting. The most expensive is usually mineral water (like Evian), followed by spring water. Then, filtered regular water is the cheapest.
- Shop around for deals. Check out multiple stores and compare prices to find the best deal on bottled water. Don’t forget to look at discount stores and warehouse clubs as well, as they often have lowest prices. Sam’s Club can be incredibly cheap. If you don’t have a warehouse club membership, Walmart and ALDI are generally the cheapest non-membership stores.
- Buy in bulk. Many stores offer bulk discounts on bottled water, so consider purchasing a larger quantity to save money in the long run. And obviously, this is the only alternative at warehouse clubs.
- Look for store brands. Store-branded bottled water is often just as good as name-brand options, and it’s usually significantly cheaper.
- Use coupons. Keep an eye out for coupons and discounts on bottled water, and use them to lower the price.
- Take advantage of sales. Many stores offer sales on bottled water, so be sure to stock up when prices are low.
- Consider buying a water filter. While it may not be as convenient as buying bottled water, investing in a good water filter can save you a lot of money in the long run. Just refill your own bottle daily!
- Use a reusable water bottle. Instead of buying bottled water, fill up a reusable water bottle from the tap (if your area has good tap water) and take it with you on the go. This is not only cheaper, but it’s also better for the environment.
- Shop online. Online retailers often have competitive prices on bottled water, so consider checking out their options. Just be sure that you’re not paying shipping!
- Look for discounts at restaurants and cafes. Many restaurants and cafes offer free or discounted refills on water, so consider filling up your bottle while you’re out and about.
- Try filtering tap water at home. If you don’t like the taste of your tap water, consider using a pitcher with a built-in filter or a countertop filter to improve the taste. This can be a more affordable alternative to buying bottled water. Personally, this is what we do, with a PUR filter.
Summing it Up
By following these tips, you can save money on bottled water and still stay hydrated (though the ideal move is to simply refill your own bottle, since it’s cheaper and better for the environment). Remember to always read labels and compare prices to find the best deal. Whether you opt for store-branded options, buy in bulk, or invest in a water filter, there are many, many ways to save.