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Eat out for lunch at work? Save money by bringing drinks, snacks

By David Silverberg
Posted Jul 11, 2012 in Lifestyle
If you're like me, you're easily seduced by the many lunch options around your office. I think I counted almost every cuisine available within five minutes of the Digital Journal office, including Indian, vegetarian, sushi, Italian, Thai and much much more.
Sometimes I'll give in and forego packing a lunch to get some stir-fry or maybe a corned-beef sandwich. But all those takeout lunches can hurt the wallet, so here's a quick little tip: instead of buying a combo or a large lunch, just buy one item and bring the rest from home.
What I mean is bring your own drinks and snacks. Buying a drink can cost as much as $2.50 and a snack, even a fruit, can set you back a $1 or $2. It's smarter to just buy, say, a falafel for $4, instead of getting a combo that could cost as much as $10. Depending where you go (Toronto is expensive).
I like to bring snacks such as fruit and nuts, or perhaps a hunk of cheese, because I notice I'll often get a smaller lunch when I know I got something to eat later on in the day.
The lunches I do order out now don't hit me too bad financially, since the most I'll try to pay is $5. I used to pay as much as $13, especially if I got sit-down at an all-breakfast place, for example. Foolish 2010 me! Learned my lesson the hard way (even though I'll never regret a Western omelette with a fresh smoothie).
Those are my workplace lunch tips, do you have any?

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