My Best Tip to Save Money on Sports Drinks



Reader question:  Do you buy sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade? If so, how do you save on them?


A few years ago I would have said no, we don’t spend money on sports drinks, we drink water. Now, while I still am a big fan of making my kiddos drink water, we buy sports drinks. The older two boys are more into sports and in this heat they sweat- a lot. :)

Here are a few ideas on saving when buying sports drinks:

  • Stock up when they are on sale. I know this seems basic but the beginning of summer is a great time to stock up, these are on sale almost everywhere!
  • Do not buy them at gas stations/convenience stores. These are always more expensive. Even if they are not on sale at your grocery store they will still be a better deal than the gas station!
  • My number one sure to save you money tip: Buy Gatorade or Powerade Powder and mix your own!

I learned this tip from my brother and sister-in-law last year at the beach. We had 13 kids to keep hydrated so this was a genius idea on their part.

I have seen this powder at Target and Kroger, you can probably find it at almost any grocery store or on I just mix it with water then pour it in their reusable water bottles. It is super easy and much less expensive.

For example, this week Kroger had Powerade mix on sale for $2.99 (reg. $3.99). The canister I bought makes 2.5 gallons of Powerade, that is 320 ounces.  So I did a quick comparison to see how much I was saving.

I substituted Gatorade for this because it is what is on sale this week. Here is how it breaks down:

Kroger has six packs of  20 oz bottles of Gatorade on sale for $3.49 with coupon. That is 58 cents a bottle. (a GREAT deal when you compare this to $1.58 at my Weigels!)

With the mix I can make 16 20oz bottles, that is 18 cents a bottle!

I usually have a pitcher of this mixed and in the fridge. It is ideal for a house full of boys/friends/neighbors etc.

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Sonic Drive-In: 1/2 Price Drinks ALL Day May 5th

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I can feel a cherry limeade calling my name. :)

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Staples Offers 40% Back in Rewards for Teacher Appreciation Week



This Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-9, 2015 , Staples has a best-ever offering of 40% back in Staples Teacher Rewards. This  in-store offer gives Teacher Rewards members 40%  back in Staples Rewards on school supplies, teaching and art essentials, posters, cleaning supplies and laminating.

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The special savings offer is exclusive to teachers and excludes technology.

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Personalized Mother’s Day Cards for $2.49 Mailed Ends Today


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Wanted to remind you of this deal because it ends today, Monday 5/4/15.

So, if you need to mail your Mother’s Day card, then check out this deal from 

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Chose one of their super cute templates, add your own pictures and text if you want and you have a custom Mother’s Day card. At checkout you can enter the recipient’s address and just like that a personalized card, mailed for just $2.49 when you use the coupon code CAF5171.

This offer is valid until 5/4/15, and that is the last day to order if you want your card to arrive in time for Mother’s Day.  So, get creating for the moms in your life!

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This weekend only, is offering Extra 20% off AND Free Shipping when you use the promo code HAPPYMAY at checkout!

Pair this coupon code with sale and clearance items for some fantastic deals on dresses, shorts, tanks, swimwear, and more!

This is a great time to grab any summer basics you still need. And, I probably shouldn’t say it but I also did a little back to school shopping. My son’s favorite pants (reg. $24.88) were less than $10, this is the time. :)

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