Emergen-C! Poll ResultsPosted: January 29, 2009
A week and a half ago, I posted up our receipt and a poll as to whether or not we should be counting Emergen-C packets as part of the grocery receipt. The results are in and it turns out that 72% of our readers clicked on the second option: “No. You guys need to spend $ on food-stuffs.”
This is interesting as it pertains to preventative measures to protect ourselves from colds and nasty bugs that have been slaying office-mates. A lot of people who commented made the point that if we got sick, would we count medicine or doctor’s bills to our budget? Well, no, we wouldn’t. My doctor’s copay would probably be about $20, so that’s not saving money. Then again, our $30/Week is supposed to be a challenge. It was tough to decide, which is why I made a poll about it. With the results overwhelmingly in favor of our not using our grocery budget for Emergen-C’s, I will be going out and buying a bulk pack…eventually.
For comparison, 24% voted that they should be included in the bill and 4% thought it was a tough question and they didn’t know the answer.