The cafeteria is using the ol' nickel and diming trick. They offer 50% off on most foods for employees, but the prices keep rising and all the extra's that came with a meal are now being weighed. 50% sounds like a big discount, but ordering a beverage, a cold sandwich with a side of chips is $6.00. Their hot meals usually cost anywhere from $6-$8 depending on the entree. 50% off is not a huge discount when they double the price.
I have decided that I will start bringing my lunch to work. Snacks too.
Yesterday, I had left over chicken parmiggiana with a side of rice. I brought a snack size microwave popcorn bag, a can of pepsi and 2 little pieces of dove chocolates. Today was a tuna salad on white, an orange and 3 small cookies for dessert. I'm enjoying my meals more and probably saving a small chunk of change.
How about y'all, presuming you work or go to school? Buy or bring?