So we all thought that we would save money switching over to vaping right? But with all these neat vape products coming out left and right, it’s hard to hold back.
One of the biggest expense vapers have is spending money on e-juice. Nothing sucks more than coming down to your last drop of juice, and having to wait till next payday to re-up.
And once you are out of e-juice, that’s about it. No more vaping until you can get more. What are you gonna have to hold you down while you aren’t vaping? Cigarettes? Please…
I’ve come up with some ways that helped me put aside a budget so that I never run out of money for e-juice. It’s really simple, and it will guide you on what to buy and how often you should purchase.
So here are 3 steps in planning a budget for your e-juice. Like most budgets, it starts off with finding out how much your expenses are, and trying to work with it based on your funds.
Let’s get into it, shall we?
Step 1: Determine how much e-juice you vape – When I first started vaping, I had no idea on how to pinpoint how much my juice consumption was. What I did was base it off of my tank, and determine how long it would last within a week.
For example, let’s say you use a 5ml tank to vape. This 5ml tank lasts you for about a week. You already have an estimate that a 15ml bottle of e-juice will last you for about 3 weeks, right?
So now whenever you buy a 15ml bottle from the store or online, you’ll get an idea that this will last you for a little under a month. Now it’s time to take the next step, knowing how much you are willing to spend.
Step 2: Decide how much you are willing to set aside for e-juice – Come up with your monthly vape budget. $20? $50? $100? It all depends on how often you vape, and what type of e-juice you like. As Grimm Green would say, time to balance your vape budget hands. Do you prefer premium juices, or do you don’t mind going with something cheap?
Step 3: Start shopping – Sorry to all the vape B&M’s out there, but based on my experience you get the best deals shopping online. Where I live in California, a 15ml premium bottle of e-juice at a vape shop is around $10-$12 without tax.
But sites like Zamplebox offer a monthly subscription of $25 (without shipping costs) for 6 15ml bottles. Some are premium, while others, well, let’s just say they aren’t too much to my liking. It’s kind of a gamble. But then again you can tweak you preference profile that gives you some control over the juice they send to you.
Other sites like Mt. Baker Vapor and Vape Craft offer 15 ml bottles for under $5! The thing about these sites is you have to steep them first before you can start vaping on them. I mean you can start vaping on them right away, but I’ve learned that with proper steeping, these juices become delicious! All things good are worth waiting for, right?
If you must have premium e-juice, then my advice is to buy 120ml. These bottles range at around $40 – $60 a bottle, but damn that’s 120ml you have right their. And you save so much more money compared to buying them retail at your local vape shop. A simple Google search will come up with some great deals on 120ml premium juices.
Hope this helps in keeping your e-juice within your budget. May you never run out of your favorite e-juice and keep on vaping!