2008 is a year where I pinch my pennies.
I have a nasty habit and love for Gold Peak Iced Tea. I buy one, sometimes two a day...every other day, with my lunch. They run me about $1.75 each.
Thanks you my dad...I'll always feel bad about throwing something of use in the trash. So...Reuse!
Step 1: Collect All Your $1.75 Glass Bottles
For 2008 I've decided I need to pinch my pennies.
I have a nasty habit and love for Gold Peak Iced Tea. I'll have one, even two sometimes...daily. Sometimes every other day. They run me about $1.75 each.
So...for the last few months I've been saving them once I finish with the tasty goodness from inside.
Don't throw those bad boys out! Mine being Gold Peak Iced Tea bottles...they're like GOLD to me. I love these bottles. They're nice, tall. Sturdy! Forget plastic water bottles. GET GLASS!!!
Btw...You just paid $1.75 for a drink. You just bought the glass too!
The caps are nice and air tight too, good for resealing!
Step 2: Clean and Prep...
You'll want to wash out your bottles. I used pretty hot water. Like to know the germs are dieing. DIE GERMS DIE!
Ok...Now that the germs are dead. I continued to use warm water in the filling process. You'll want to fill your bottle up half way with some water. Then add your mix. Fill the rest of the bottle up, leaving a inch lip of air.
I used "On The Go Packets" for my mix. A box runs for about $3 I'm sure. But I'm sure a tub of cool-aid, and two table spoons per bottle should work just as good. I've just had these boxes sitting around from when I used to buy bottled water from the store. NEVER AGAIN!
Put the cap on. Wrap in dish towel if desired (I did this to help dry the bottle of any water...two birds, one stone) Shake it up...REALLY GOOD. I shook each bottle up for about 1 minute. The warm water helps disolve the sugar a bit.
Step 3: Enjoy!
Enjoy your drink!
I ended up with three different flavors. Put them in your fridge and enjoy them as needed.
I'm going to be reducing my Gold Peak Iced Tea intake. But each time will save the bottle. That way when Im spending the $1.75...I know I'll have just bought a bottle that I can reuse until it breaks. That could be my whole life!!!
Water is free...FREE...and I'm sure you can price shop flavored sugar. So...save your bottles. You did buy them after all. Fill em up with some free tap water, add some sugar...keep em cool...and stay hydrated.