Switching smoking to vaping saves plenty of money. However, there are still savings to be made in the e-cigarette world, particularly if you know where to look. Vaping on a budget while maintaining rich flavours, satisfying clouds, and a hit of nicotine is perfectly possible. The first step to spending wisely is breaking down the expenses and finding out where you’re being burnt. Once you know which part of vaping costs you the most, you can follow our tips below and enjoy vaping on a budget. Vaping On a Budget With a Long-Term Kit Many of the most significant expenses associated with vaping come with the upfront set-up costs that pay off in the long term. However, if you buy disposable vapes or low-quality, non-durable equipment, there’s no ‘long term’ for them to pay off at all. The key to vaping on a budget, then, is a sustainable kit. Buying refillable tanks, reusable coils, and rechargeable batteries or pens reduces waste and saves you money. Reusable equipment also lets you optimise all aspects of your vaping experience, letting you save money on everything from charging to coils to liquids. Finding the Right E-liquid Every e-liquid is different, with wide-ranging flavours, prices and strengths. Finding the right flavour e-liquids in the right nicotine strength helps you plan for vaping on a budget. It might be cheaper to find your ideal flavour by experimenting with sample packs to discover the perfect e-liquid for you. Sample packs typically give you a small taster of lots of different flavours. Once you’ve found the flavour you like, you can wait for sales or special offers and buy your preferred juice in bulk. Staying Charged to Keep the Charges Down This tips ties in closely with finding the causes of your biggest spends, and cutting them out of your lifestyle. Due to low charge or limited liquid, some ex-smokers find it tough to take enough hits when they’re out and about. This strikes particularly hard on nights out or when cravings kick in, but vape batteries don’t. If charging is the problem, charging can also be the solution. Set aside a travel charger and a home charger with a specific plug. Keep your device topped up, and invest in a portable charger if you often run out on the go. Scheduling regular orders of liquids helps prevent shortages, and even knowing how long batteries last before they burn out can be a big saver. Don’t emergency buy, and definitely don’t create a situation where you switch to cigarettes. Strategise for success and enjoy vaping on a budget. Looking After Your Kit Similarly, if you find yourself replacing different parts of your vaping hardware, from coils to tanks to drip tips to charge wires, a lifestyle change could slash your yearly spending. The first step is finding the average lifespan of each component, then comparing that with how long they last in your mod. If your coils burn out too quickly, you could be using the wrong VG to PG (Vegetable Glycerine to Propylene Glycol) e-liquids, overheating your coil, or letting it dry out too often. Buy a cover or a lanyard if you find your tank breaking from too much wear and tear. Again, short term investment reaps long-term savings. Vaping on a Budget With Sales and Deals Sales, deals, offers, and discounts are a great way to discover new things, save money, and enjoy vaping on a budget. Whether it’s a Christmas sale, new year’s sale, black Friday deal, clearance sale, or random discount, the opportunities to save are endless. Many shops offer savings on bulk orders, which helps you capitalise on deals with your favourite flavours. Other offer first-time discounts, loyalty schemes, prize draws or coupon codes so you can vape for less. Regular browsing and speedy ordering to snap up deals go a long way over time. Conclusions Understanding your habit is the best way to get more for less. However, getting more isn’t always the solution. There’s no sense buying in bulk then vaping it all instantly. Ultimately, understanding your ideal spend, and your current waste, helps you enjoy vaping on a budget. That, and knowing you’re saving hundreds by not smoking anyway.