Saving Money on Juice

Tips for saving money on juice as suggested from the ThriftyFun community.

Buy Concentrate

My daughters love juice and drink a lot of it. While it is nice and convenient to buy the gallon jugs of the already prepared juice, the concentrate is much cheaper and tastes just as good.


By Robin

Add Extra Water

When the directions call for 3 cans of water, I put in 4 cans. My family hardly notices the difference and it stretches it a lot.

By michele

Add Water to Each Glass

I also add the extra water. But then when I go to get a glass of juice, I add even more water. Can't tell a difference. I am doing this with milk also.

By Sandy

Make Ice Cubes With Leftovers

When the juice bottle is sitting too long, I freeze them into ice cubes for the kid's water or I add enough juice to the water to flavor, especially Concord grape juice. I also stock up on sales, especially of apple juice, and usually buy generic, unless it is substantially healthier (all natural, more vitamins etc.)

By Kelly

Add Seltzer to Juice

Also, a great idea is to mix seltzer in with your juice. If you get seltzer on sale, you can make many great combos with it. For instance; white grape juice and lemon-lime seltzer mix to make a "citrusy" sparkling beverage. Also, if you have just a little juice left in your container you can add it to Jello or on fruit salad to give it a kick. These tips work great with either ready-to-drink or concentrate juice


By Starr

Juice Blends

I buy 100% Cranberry juice (sweet - mostly grape juice) (good for kidneys) and add 100% real cranberry juice (tart). It is costly but goes a long way to boost the effects. I put about 1/3 of the real juice bottle into one bottle of Cranberry (grape) -- so three bottles of good-for-you juice come from that one bottle of actual cranberry juice.

By Linda

Serve Juice With Ice

Use real juice concentrate, frozen and add extra water. Add ice cubes to the juice, takes up more room and the kids think they are getting more (use cool ice cube containers if you need to convince them).

By Michawn

Eat Fruit Instead

Since juice is basically sugar water, I don't buy a lot of it for my family, but I do get lots of fruit for us, and I haven't had a lot of complaints. We do drink a lot of water that has been filtered.


By Bobbe Anderson

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January 12, 20080 found this helpful

I like fruit juices and usually have several in the fridge at all times. When they get low in the bottle -- not enough to make a full glass -- I start mixing. Some pleasing combinations: orange/pineapple/grapefruit. Cranberry/apple/raspberry. Orange/apricot/mango. White grape or white cranberry goes good with almost everything. Ginger ale is also a good mixer with fruit juice.

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January 14, 20081 found this helpful

I know a lot of you are watering down your juice, but in my opinion, it tastes awful that way. Real juice is not sugar and water, it is fruit juice from the original fruit. It is expensive because it is real fruit.


Watch for sales. Do not waste your money on fruit drinks as those ARE just sugar, water, and artificial flavoring. The concentrates are very good value for the money, but realize that when you are diluting the juice you are diluting the nutritional value as well as the taste.

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By Estella (Guest Post)
January 14, 20080 found this helpful

Several doctors have told me that even real juice is a concentrated sugar, and should be diluted. I have had a kidney stone, and have to drink lots. I add about 2 ounces of juice to a huge glass of water. It goes down much easier, and in this way I drink a full glass of juice a day, plus the water I need. I actually prefer the taste, but it might take some getting used to if you don't.

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January 29, 2005

My kids love juice, but the sugar content and the "amount" they want to drink is too much. So now I add about 25% water to each jug and they still get all the nutrients and they feel like mom is great because she lets them "have another cup."

By Reta

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