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      Our house water is pretty good. But with everyone involved in outdoor

      activities, I prefer buying the bottle water on sale. I don’t mind paying what

      amounts to anywhere from a few cents to maybe 40 cents per bottle. Yesterday, I

      picked up 3 cases of Dansani, my favorite..for $9.99. That’s 72 bottles at less

      than 14 cents per bottle. I’m willing to pay that for the convenience. Also, in

      my experience, the reusable ones, if they don’t get lost, get pretty nasty after

      awhile.

      Donna

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      From: Thomas & Tracy Harris <tkwh1970@hughes.net>

      Date: 2007/08/31 Fri AM 06:08:30 CDT

      To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

      Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Re: Top 10 Budget Drains, a Yahoo Article

      some bottled water is tap water, some is spring water.  It depends upon the

      company making it.   Some tap water is NOT fit to drink, some is.  I

      drink a lot of bottled water, and I drink a lot of tap water. The tap water

      at my job would make anyone hurl, it was just plain nasty.

      Thomas & Tracy Harris

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      Subject: Budget101.com : Re: Top 10 Budget Drains, a Yahoo Article

      I used to buy a lot of bottled water, in the case when it is on sale, and

      individual bottles when I needed one in a pinch.   Then I started reading

      about the effect on the environment…….billions of bottles going into

      landfills and it takes 1,000 years to break down plastic……and not to

      mention the chemicals that leach out as it breaks down.   And then I

      learned that bottled water is nothing special…..it’s just tap water.  And

      why does ANYONE spend $1.39 to $1.79 for a bottle of tap

      water????????????????  Or why would I spend ANY amount – even the cost of

      buying it on sale by the case?    Convenience????   Convenience

      (to me) is equal to laziness.    I had several bottles on hand, and I

      have an insulated lunch bag.  Every night I wash out my bottles, fill them

      about half-way with plain old water, and put them in the freezer

      overnight.  In the morning, I fill them the rest of the way with water,

      put them in my bag and take them with me.   This is a very simple thing

      for me to do  –  I am already packing my lunch every night, so it just

      takes about a minute more to fill & freeze my water bottles.  I’m helping

      the environment, helping myself, because having the water handy means I”ll

      actually drink the water), and I’m helping my wallet as well!  (If you

      buy only ONE bottle of water a WEEK, it adds up to $72 to $93 a year.)  

      I also stopped drinking soda for pretty much the same reasons.  I was able

      to find canned soda by the case for $3.99, which comes to about 17 cents a can

      opposed to 75 cents a can from the vending machine at work.  This was that

      I was reading about how bad soda is for you, so I stopped drinking it, regular

      and diet as well!   I am no health-nut, but I am prudent and I realize I

      don’t need soda every day.. So I only drink one now occasionally….   I

      mentioned I am packing my lunch every night. It only takes a few

      minutes.  At first I had trouble disciplining myself to do it, but now I do

      it as I clean up the kitchen after dinner, and it has become routine  I

      pack a couple of snacks a day, too. I have been doing this diligently now

       for three months, and  I can see the difference!

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