Saving money while you vape
We hear about all the ways people try to save money vaping, some can be quite creative and others can be quite dangerous. So, we thought it'd be a great idea to break down some fantastic ways to cut down costs during this difficult time. It's always good news when you can save some cash so let's get into it...
The easiest way to prolong any sort of vape paraphernalia or pieces of valuable kit is to simply take as much care of them as you can! This step largely depends on the discipline of the individual user; you may already be meticulously clean, or you might just be scrappy enough to leave things until they break before you intervene.
Thankfully, cleaning your device is straightforward, and we have a full breakdown of how you can easily take apart and clean your device here!
This will make sure that your device will fulfil its usefulness and won’t become prematurely damaged to a point where components will need to be replaced, which can be an expensive and time consumingly process that’s sure to be difficult to deal with if you only have one device.
Move away from disposables
Lots of people use disposable vapes as a conduit to begin their vape journey, and that’s great! Disposables have their place in the industry and help thousands of people every year who have just started vaping pursue healthier lives.
Despite this, vaping disposables can be quite expensive and time-consuming because you’ll have to keep buying more single-use devices to keep up your use. A typical disposable will usually be upwards of £5, and each device will on average deliver up to 600 puffs – that’s around 20 cigarettes. This can be great for those who tend not to vape so much, but heavier day smokers might find themselves going through an entire device each day. Basic math shows that’ll cost them around £35 a week. This is still less costly than smoking (which will cost around £100 a week), but it’s still a substantial amount, especially when money is tight these days.
So we’d recommend you invest in a higher quality device that you can fill with your favourite e-liquid flavours. Your choice of how to do this is all up to you, but it’ll be well worth it financially in the long run.
Never buy full kits, & keep mods
A great way to start investing in refillable vape kits is to buy each part of your starter kit individually as opposed to buying full pre-made kits. This can be difficult for those who are unsure of what elements of each kit link together, but it’s well worth it in the end if you’re looking for something that can be built up on the cheap, and will provide some long term relief. If you feel compelled to switch up your vaping style, keeping your old mod can be a great money-saving way because they’re often the most expensive part of any kit, so hanging on to them will ensure you’re not getting rid of useful tech that still works fine. Plus, if you feel like switching back, or you just preferred your old kit, you’ll have more options available to you.
It’s also a great idea to only replace the malfunctioning/faulty elements that have gone wrong with your device as opposed to the whole device itself. For some, it can be very tricky to figure out exactly what is wrong with their device that was working fine but seems to have simply broken over time. A great way to figure this out is by separating the device piece by piece and laying out the fragments in their entirety - but make sure you know how to put it back together again before you do this! After you have all the pieces, inspect them properly and work through a series of eliminations that figure out what still works and what doesn’t. If you’re unsure what you’re looking for, cross-comparing images online can help you out. If you’re looking for more definite answers, you can approach a more knowledgeable vaper, or even have someone in your local vape shop, who will always be happy to take a look at it to figure out what’s going wrong. If you find that you can’t figure it out in any way, it might be a problem with the mod itself. As a result, it’s always a great idea to just replace the mod.
Switch up your vape style
The way you vape can have a direct effect on how much it’s costing you over time. Whether you’re still into MTL vaping (mouth to lung vaping) that’s like that of a cigarette, or you’ve moved onto RDTL/DTL vaping, you can save money by simply moderating your use.
By moving on from disposables, simple pod kits, and standard vape juice liquid bottles and replacing them with mixable shortfills, you’ll get far more liquid for your money and more control over your nicotine intake. Similarly, by doing this you’ll find yourself vaping less frequently than normal and will be able to enjoy the virtues of having more free time after enjoying a more controlled nicotine hit. Buying your own replacement coils will also allow you to properly control inhale too!