Near the end of last week, Matt and I had an interesting discussion about pop consumption. Ironically, we had both been thinking about the number of cans of pop we drink each day and that reducing said number would be a good way to save money for other purchases.
It is pretty amazing to think about how much money is wasted in drinking pop. I usually try to stock up when Dillons has their 12-pack cans of pop on sale for $2.50. If I were to drink two cans per day, that would be 1 pack every 6 days which would work out to be $10 per month (depending on the length of the month). If we both were to drink two cans per day, then that is $20 per month (and that's only if I am able to buy pop at $2.50 per 12-pack). Often, a 12-pack of pop costs $3 or $4, so you can see where this is going.
After we realized how much we could potentially spend on pop in a given month, we have both decided to restrict ourselves to just one can per day.