What’s your biggest priority at this point in your life? Is it to move up in your career? Live a healthy lifestyle? Achieve financial independence and get the hell out of this place (wherever that might be).
Here’s something that is kind of controversial to say, but fuck it, I’ll say it: It’s nearly impossible to live a life of a true budgetologist and eat healthy. Eating things like organic kale spinach salad for dinner every day requires a ton of money that I just don’t have right now, do you? Well good…go munch on your kale we don’t want you here anyway.
In my last post I told you how to save money on your morning coffee. Now, I’m going to tell you what I’ve been doing for the last week or so that has saved me a lot of money.
One thing is for sure: if you want to save money you should consider eating at Jack in the Box. Jack in the Box is so cheap it will make your head spin and your wallet full.
You really think imma pay for this image?
2 tacos for a dollar. How can you beat that?? A taco for fifty cents. Can you think of anything cheaper at any fast food restaurant? Because I can’t…and trust me, I’ve tried. But, it gets even better. What if you could purchase something on the menu and get those tacos for free? It might actually be worth your time and you can keep that dollar in your pocket to use on a rainy day.
Here’s how I save money on coffee and get my lunch for free at the same time.
Jack in the box iced coffee is cheap and delicious. It’s only $1.99 for a mocha, when I would normally pay $5.50 or even upward at other places. After the initial coffee purchase, you’re going to want to hold onto your receipt.
This receipt will quite literally be your meal ticket. That’s because if you fill out a survey on the receipt you can receive two free tacos on your next purchase. Damn!
Here’s my receipt from today. As you an see, I got my mocha iced coffee for less than two dolla. Then, they tell me if I take this little survey and fill in the code, I will get 2 free tacos on my next visit.
The next time I go in, I will go in with the will of 1,000 horses and the bargaining chips of the Russian mob.
I will order my same iced mocha in the morning, then will show my receipt for two free tacos. They will then hand me said tacos and my lunch will be taken care of and paid for.
Best of all, they will give me another receipt with the same damn set up on there, and the cycle will continue indefinitely until either the cashier or I croak. Who will be the first to go? Judging by all these tacos I’m eating…I could make a bet.
Is it the healthiest option? No. But, I will tell you the first month I got to my new job I was surviving mostly on Jack in the Box tacos and I lost about 10 pounds. So, maybe you’ll cut off a few years of your life…you were just going to spend them with your bratty grandkids who don’t even call you on your birthday anyway.
So there you have it. I get my morning coffee and my lunch for $1.99. Then I go and eat my 80 cent potato for dinner and I’m under my $3 limit for the day. I might even have some $2 wine afterwards ooh la la.
♥ The Budgetologist