Road Trip Snack Savings

Let’s be honest. On a long or even short road trip, gas stations can cause you to overspend in seconds. And they always have items I’ll never see on the shelves at my Wal-Mart. How can this $10 or more SNAFU be fixed? A few ideas below!

  1. Put together a snack list based on your wants and needs. How long is the trip? How many Oreos do you need over the course of 200 miles? How many calories do I really need? I mean, can I just chew gum and talk on the phone and avoid the munchies?
  2. Buy the snacks. But NOT at the gas station! I live in Missouri, so you’ll find me buying them at Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart.
  3. Containers matter. I like healthy snacks most of the time, so recently I purchased this Bento Box from The Container Store. Bento Boxes are the BEST and Russbe has some of the sleekest ones around. Screen Shot 2018-04-13 at 2.52.10 PM

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    I use this for lunch, too!
  4. On long trips (day or two), I try to have a snack box and a cooler. Drinks are just as expensive as your Twizzlers anymore! Dollar Tree usually has a small Styrofoam cooler for sale during the summer.
  5. Reusable water bottles. Save the planet, people! I prefer CamelBak Eddy’s and these roll up bottles by Platypus. Yes, they roll up! Screen Shot 2018-04-13 at 2.56.06 PM
  6. Parents, get your kids involved! Healthy habits start young. Help them plan out the snack and drink boxes with you.
  7. Use my free printable checklist

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