10 Ways to Day Drink on a Budget

Looking to get buzzed on a budget? Here are 10 unique and creative cost-effective strategies for enjoying alcoholic day drinks with your friends without breaking the bank.
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Are you looking for some fun ways to spice up your day drinking sessions with your buddies without spending a fortune? Well, you’re in luck, because I have compiled a list of 10 awesome tips that will help you get buzzed on a budget. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, having a casual hangout, or just feeling thirsty, these strategies will make your day drinking experience more enjoyable and affordable. Here they are:

1. Pre-game like a pro.

The most obvious way to save money on drinks is to drink before you go out. Stock up on some cheap booze from the liquor store and have a few shots or cocktails at home. This way, you’ll already be tipsy when you hit the bars and you won’t need to order as many drinks. Plus, you’ll have more fun getting ready with your friends and playing some drinking games.

2. Bring your own booze.

If you’re going to a place that allows BYOB, such as a park, a beach, or a picnic spot, take advantage of it and bring your own alcohol. You can buy some cheap wine, beer, or hard seltzer and enjoy them in the sun. Just make sure to check the rules and regulations of the place you’re going to and don’t forget to bring some cups and ice.

3. Go for happy hour.

Another great way to save money on drinks is to go during happy hour. Many bars and restaurants offer discounted prices on drinks and food during certain hours of the day, usually in the afternoon or early evening. You can find some amazing deals on cocktails, shots, beers, and wines, as well as appetizers and snacks. Just make sure to check the happy hour times and menus online before you go and plan accordingly.
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4. Share pitchers or buckets.

If you’re going out with a group of friends, one of the best ways to save money on drinks is to share pitchers or buckets of alcohol. You can get a large amount of beer, sangria, margarita, or whatever you like for a lower price per person than if you ordered individual drinks. Plus, it’s more fun and social to share drinks with your friends and toast to each other.

5. Order well brands or specials.

If you’re ordering individual drinks, one of the best ways to save money on drinks is to order well brands or specials. Well brands are the cheapest types of liquor that the bar offers, such as vodka, rum, gin, or whiskey. They may not be the best quality, but they’ll get the job done. Specials are drinks that the bar offers at a lower price for a limited time, such as daily deals, seasonal drinks, or themed cocktails. They may not be your favorite drinks, but they’ll save you some bucks.

6. Skip the mixers or use water.

If you’re mixing individual drinks, another way to save money on drinks is to skip the mixers or use water. Mixers are the non-alcoholic ingredients that are added to liquor, such as juice, soda, tonic water, or energy drinks. They can add up to the cost of your drink and also dilute the alcohol content. If you want to save money and get more buzzed, skip the mixers altogether and drink your liquor straight or on the rocks. Or, if you want some flavor and hydration, use water as your mixer instead.

7. Drink slowly and savor each sip.

If you want to save money on drinks and also avoid getting too drunk too fast, drink slowly and savor each sip. Don’t chug your drink or gulp it down in one go. Instead, take small sips and enjoy the taste and sensation of the alcohol. This way, you’ll make your drink last longer and also appreciate it more.
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8. Drink water in between drinks.

Another way to save money on drinks and also avoid getting too drunk too fast is to drink water in between drinks. Water will help you stay hydrated and prevent dehydration, which can cause headaches, nausea, and hangovers. Water will also help you flush out the alcohol from your system and reduce its effects on your body and mind. Plus, water is free and readily available at any bar or restaurant.

9. Snack smartly while drinking.

If you want to save money on drinks and also avoid getting too hungry or sick while drinking, snack smartly while drinking. Snacking will help you absorb some of the alcohol in your stomach and prevent it from hitting you too hard or too fast. Snacking will also help you curb your appetite and prevent you from ordering expensive food later on. However, don’t snack too much or too greasy while drinking, as this can make you feel bloated or nauseous.

10. Set a budget and stick to it.

The ultimate way to save money on drinks is to set a budget and stick to it. Before you go out, decide how much money you’re willing to spend on drinks and only bring that amount with you. Leave your credit cards and extra cash at home or in a safe place. This way, you’ll avoid overspending or impulse buying on drinks that you don’t need or want. Plus, you’ll have more control over your drinking and your finances.

Let's wrap things up!

Day drinking doesn’t have to be expensive. With a little bit of creativity and some smart planning, you can enjoy your favorite drinks with your friends without breaking the bank. Whether you’re hosting a party, hitting up happy hour, or relaxing on the beach, these 10 strategies are sure to help you have a great time without spending a fortune. So why wait? Grab your drinks and get ready to cheers to a fun and affordable day with your friends.
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