No such thing as a free lunch?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by domtyler, 14 May 2008.

  1. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    By bringing sandwiches from home I have calculated that I am saving myself over a hundred pounds a month!

    By cycling to work I am saving another hundred and fifty!

    Just these two little things are saving me around three grand a year! :biggrin:

    And I don't even have to make the sarnies myself! :sad:
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Result! Drinks are on you!
  3. OP

    domtyler Über Member

    Sure, have a virtual pint on me! :sad:
  4. cannondale boy

    cannondale boy Über Member

    somewhere in fife
    I have been more cautious when it comes to lunch time now. The price of everything has went up steeply because of petrol prices + proviteering (but know one would tell you that).

    It was a year ago that i realised that i was spending to much, and yes the sandwich industry is huge...they make £4.5 billion a year and employ 300,000!!!!

    A home made sandwich is the way to go.
  5. OP

    domtyler Über Member

    It is quite amazing how much it adds up isn't it?

    Three grand a year is most definitely not to be sniffed at! :sad:
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    I started doing this last year (sandwiches) and I now spend nothing in the week, which is probably just as well as my wife spends enough for both of us.........then there's junior's piano and orchestra fees, cubs, football, basketball, swimming, it any wonder I'm broke? :sad:
  7. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    So you spend over £4.50 a day just on sandwiches (assuming you work 5 days a week)! So what is the sandwich of kings? :biggrin:
  8. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Actually, if you have done your sums right and taken into account the food that is required to make your own sandwiches up then you must have been spending a fortune on sandwiches! :sad:
  9. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran


    £4.50 is about average for a sandwich, packet of crisps and a soft drink down south.
  10. OP

    domtyler Über Member

    More like seven or eight quid in Itsu generally when I do buy lunch here.

    So if you up the average to seven pounds fifty then that works out at:

    46*5*7.5= £1,725 :biggrin::ohmy:
  11. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    What ever happened to the simple ham sarnie?
  12. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    I've made my own sandiwches for nearly my whole working life. I wonder how much I've saved? enough for a new bike
  13. Cycling 'saves' me £180 approx on the train per month.
    I bake me bread (waste of time says Dom :biggrin:) and have a cheese sandwich every day! :biggrin: And two bits of flapjack padded out with assorted fruits (no - the edible sort):sad:
    Must save a fortune - and doesn't cost a penny in gas either - the oven is electric.:biggrin:

    Sometimes succumb to the odd Patisserie Valerie custard doughnut though :biggrin: - if someone is passing by Old Compton Street for any reason...

    Then there is the health, bonhommie and code of the road to respect and be grateful for - and the weather, and all the goodies necessary for cycles to roll.:biggrin:

    Yeah - squids in!
  14. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    On the odd day I drive to work I am fully laden with shopping bags full of ironed clothes and microwave rice, fruit n stuff to last me at least a month.
  15. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    i save at least a fiver every time I cycle to work. You hardly save any taking your own sandwiches. Dont' know how you've arrived at a 3-figure sum monthly. What do you have at the canteen instead, truffles and caviar?
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