Any former smoker knows the financial burden of cigarettes. In many states, cigarettes cost around ten dollars a pack, meaning thousands of dollars a year for pack-a-day smokers. Many people switch to vaping for financial reasons, among others. Vaping is cheaper (CAN be cheaper) if you do it right. I’ve assembled a list of tips to help with vaping on a budget.
1. Forget Disposables.
The temptation is real. Why not vape small amounts of disposable e-cigs to transition to cold turkey? It sounds great on paper. Studies have shown that disposable e-cigs are much less effective than open-system devices for successful transitions to vaping. If you go with disposables, you have a higher risk of going back to cigarettes, which are expensive.
Disposable e-cigs vary in price, but buying more and more disposables is not only wasteful to the environment, but to your wallet as well. For vaping on a budget, don’t buy ineffective products over and over; you’ve got to look at the bigger picture.
2. Get a Reliable Setup
Do your research before you buy an e-cig setup. There are a lot of brands and products that you cannot trust. Buying a shoddily-built product means you need to either fix it, or dispose of it for something better. With vaping on a budget on mind, this is unacceptable. Almost every vaping product has forums upon forums discussing its quality. Lurk the forums, watch YouTube reviews, and ask experienced vapers about the best products money can buy.
If you’re looking for something indestructible, I’d recommend the Innokin MVP 3.0 Pro. We stress-tested one of ours, and we were pleasantly surprised:
3. Monitor Your Vaping Habits
Vaping more can really sneak up on you. Upgrading your setup to a higher-wattage device, switching to dripping with an RDA, and lowering your nicotine level can make it easy to fly through e-juice. Falling deeply in love with a flavor, or having a surplus of juice can also enable your vape intake to increase.
Be sure to track how much you’re vaping. Note how long it takes you to vape a 30 mL bottle from start to finish. You may be amazed at how quickly a bottle can disappear, especially if you’re dripping or chain-vaping. It’s important to pace yourself while vaping if you’re vaping on a budget, or else you might be paying cigarette-prices for vaping.
4. Buy In Bulk!
It’s no secret that buying in bulk saves you money. It’s the basis of Costco and other enormous warehouse stores. For those with business licenses, I’d recommend MBV Wholesale. For the rest of us, buy 236 mL bottles! When you buy large bottles, make sure you love the flavor, because you will be vaping it for some time. If you bore easily with one flavor, maybe a 236 mL bottle of e-juice is not for you. A great option for vaping on a budget is the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) option. Buy a 236 mL bottle of Unflavored e-juice, and include an array of e-juice flavorings with your order. Though it may take some time and practice, many vapers get into DIY and never look back.
Here’s a video introducing you to the DIY process:
5. Take Advantage of our Deals!
Saving money on vape supplies is easy with Mt. Baker Vapor. Every single weekly newsletter we send to inboxes has a new coupon code, giving you a percentage off your order. Subscribe to our newsletter for new products, discounts, and vaping news that may effect your bottom line. Additionally, our Loyalty Program gives back to our regular customers and social media followers. Coupon codes for discounts are all over the internet, so it pays to keep an eye out.
Don’t forget about sale days, either. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up quick, and I would be ready for some massive savings….
Something to think about:
Do you have any additional ideas for vaping on a budget? What are your secret tips for saving?