Here’s something fun to know, I have telecommuting privileges in my role, but I choose to work in the office because there are conveniences such as the printer, gym, campus activities in addition to not having to run my own air-condition. 😀
Everyday right around 3:00pm I go downstairs to the “Market” to get a cookie. Why 3:00pm? Because that’s when the cookies were half off. ROFL. I would get either an oatmeal cookie or a sugar cookie for $0.42 and devour it before making it back to the elevator, but the sugar would help me finish out the day.
Well, why did the “Market” decide to suspend the discounted cookies after 3:00pm? Maybe the store managers noticed that there was more traffic after 3:00pm, for the cookies, so they wanted to take advantage of the transactions at the regular price. . .
NOT ON MY WATCH! *In my best Iyanla voice*
Cookie time is an integral part of my workday, so much that even my manager sometimes brings me a snack right at cookie time. It just doesn’t feel right paying the normal price for something when I’ve been getting it for half price for so long! So here’s how I save myself a few cents… *BOOM* I started buying the 2-dozen pack of cookies from the Publix bakery. 24 delicious cookies for just $3.99. I sort the cookies into sandwich baggies with 4 cookies each, and that’s enough to last me two weeks. (pro tip: refrigerate the cookies so that they don’t get stale.) With this new method of indulging in cookie time, I save 47% by bringing 4 Publix cookies and not paying full price for the single cookie from “Market.”
*The screaming emoji goes here* LEARNING MOMENT:
I calculated cost savings through a simple calculation; I took the new cost of cookies, subtracted the old cost of cookies, and got a total. I took that total and divided it by the old cost of cookies. . . GREAT! Now, you too know how to calculate percentage cost savings 😀
Take a minute and think about something in your daily routine that you can substitute and leave a comment about it in the section below! I want to hear from you. 😊