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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

The Diet Coke Challenge



Dietcoke_2Remember when President Bush told us to go shopping after 9/11? Somehow spending money doesn't feel so patriotic now. With the economy in splatters, belt tightening is in vogue.

So I propose an exercise in frugality and reward: the Diet Coke challenge. If I kick my daily Coke habit, how far can I stretch the savings on a shopping trip?

Consider the math. I buy a 20-ounce bottle at work every day for $1.50, plus a 12-pack at the grocery store for $4. If I quit cold turkey, I would save $11.50 in a week.

ChangedrawerWith all the sales going on now, I bet that money can get me a new shirt, if not shoes or slacks. And my dentist will love me.

Anyone else willing to go a week without Diet Coke, a daily cup of Starbucks joe, or other unnecessary beverage expenses -- with the promise of shopping as a reward?

~ Deal Diva Letitia

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:11pm]


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