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I don't like "travel mugs." They leak (my car console is evident to that) and they don't keep the liquids hot enough for me. I do like styrofoam to go cups though. While they do still leak, at least the coffee/tea stays hot. However, they're not so friendly to the environment, and as a family, we were going through about 12 - 14 a week.

So, a few weeks ago, I ran into a fellow Weight Watcher member at Dunkin Donuts before our meeting and she was getting a refill of her travel mug. I asked her what they charge her for that, it's 12 ounces, so apparently a small. Then I asked her if it keeps the coffee hot, and she said for a long time. Then, she proceeded to turn the cup over, and lo and behold, it didn't leak!

Upside Down Travel Mug

She got hers at Linen N' Things but I found mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Travel Mug

It was expensive, $20 but I had my $5 off $15 or more at Bed, Bath... so that worked out well - and I bought three. I figure, in what it will save on styrofoam to go cups, they'll be paid off in 20 weeks or so. And we all love them.

If you don't have a Bed, Bath and Beyond near your, or a Linens N Things, you can get it through Amazon.


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I think I know what I'll be buying my husband for Father's Day. Thanks!

If I only had that type of mug the day my travel mug tipped and spilled tea all over my rug. I'm sold! Thanks for the tip.

Sounds like a good buy! Good for you and the environment!

sandrac:

I like the looks of that! I'm as clumsy as 12 bears and spill most everything I touch -- this could stop the scaldings. Thanks, Kim!

Anne:

Me too, me too!!! I would definitely pay $20 for a decent travel mug. Leaking and lukewarm coffee is just no way to start off the morning!

Amy:

That's the type I use. One thing I've learned is that as it ages and the seals soften, it will eventually begin to drip a bit. Doesn't happen for a good long time, though. Mine go at least a year without problems.

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