- If you must hit the fast food, stick to places that have a $1 menu. I can usually get a burger, fries and a free water for less than $3.
- The grocery store is a great place. Remember that any work you do yourself, saves money. Instead of buying a ready made sandwich for $5, I get a fresh baked roll from the bakery for 50 cents, two slices of cheese and meat from the deli for less than $1 and build my own sandwich. Add in a banana and a bottle of water and I've spent about $2.50 on a healthy, quick lunch.
If you're normally spending $6 a day on lunch, after 5 work days you've just put a dent in your budget to the tune of $30. If you follow these tips you can knock it down to $15, cutting it in half. Add in a few brown bag lunches each week and you're easily on the way to saving big during your lunch hour.
What are some ways that you save during working lunches?