Where I live, orange juice is mighty expensive. Like, $6 for 64oz expensive. Crazy, I know. If you’ve got kids – or just like OJ – you might find yourself going through two cartons per month, which comes out to $144/year. Want cheap orange juice? Here’s the three-step hack that my mom taught me:
- Buy frozen OJ
- Pour into a jug
- Defrost + serve
You can typically find frozen orange juice for $2-$3/can, which can be diluted into around 64oz worth of orange juice, which is essentially half of what you’d otherwise be spending. Imagine what you could do with another $70/year!
If you want to geek out a little, figure this: over a ten-year period, you’ll save roughly $1,000, assuming you put your savings in an investment vehicle (like a Vanguard Index Fund or Series I bonds) that earns ~5% per year.
And if you just want to be classy? Buy a Mason Jar for $2-$3, pour the OJ in it, put on a sunhat and SHABAM, you’re a regular Instagram influencer. 📸
Plus, if you’re not going through a lot of OJ quickly, you can always just scoop out whatever quantity of the frozen stuff you need, mix it, and save some fridge space in the process.
You can also obviously get cans of other juices — apple juice, lemonade, etc — and do the same frugal magic for extra savings.
And if you just want to be classy? Buy a Mason Jar, pour the OJ in there, put on a sunhat and SHABAM, you’re a regular Instagram influencer.
It’s a super-simple hack, but I’m pretty sure you’ll find that the juice is worth the squeeze.