A couple years ago friends Nancy, Kelly and I spent several days at a tennis tournament in Cincinnati, where it was hot. I mean blistering hot. So hot the sweat poured off you even when you weren’t moving.
So we were drinking a lot of water. And it was expensive.
A large bottle (I think it was 24 ounces, maybe a little more) was $5 at the concession stands. And we were each drinking three or four bottles a day. That’s up to $20. For water.
Then we discovered that we were allowed to take in one unopened bottle of water per person. We could buy the same size bottle at a local store for about $2. Once inside the tennis grounds, I found the drinking fountains, which I used to fill my bottle each time it got empty. So instead of $20 a day for water, I was paying $2.
I’ve found in recent years that numerous amusement parks and sports stadiums will now allow you to take in at least one unopened bottle of water per person. That information is often buried on the park or stadium website, but if you do a little digging you can find the details.
Taking your own bottle of water and then refilling it a drinking fountain can definitely save you some money, especially on a hot day when you’re drinking several bottles that would have cost you several bucks each.