Many law students drink copious amounts of coffee like myself, but I am surprised by the amount of caffeine-lovers that do not carry tumblers.
A tumbler is not just a fashion accessory or Westlaw promotional tool. A tumbler is a very easy way to save a lot of money.
How a tumbler saves:
- You can save around $2 every day if you use your tumbler to bring your first cup of coffee to school. That’s about $120 over a 12-week semester.
- A good tumbler keeps beverages warmer, which means that you will throw out less cold coffee, and save more money.
- Most chain coffee stores offer a discount if you fill a tumbler. Sometimes the discount is only 10% off of a cup of coffee, but if you are a frequent customer the barista may charge you as little as $0.50 for a refill.
- Study at Starbucks? Some Starbucks cafes offer free refills for the duration of your stay if you use a Starbucks gift card. This is relevant to law students because it only takes 715 LexisNexis to earn a $10 starbucks giftcard. You can have Lexis cover all of your coffee expenses if you consistently research and complete the point-earning tutorials.
- Do you remember the alcohol awareness speech from high school or college? One of the hokey things they tell you to do is alternate between beer (or whatever adult beverage) and water. This alternating technique is a good way to save money on coffee as well. Try stopping at the water fountain before you grab your second drink. This will help keep you hydrated and the jogs to the bathroom will prevent you from feeling guilty about skipping the gym to study torts.