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When it comes to getting the most of your money, watermelon is your pal. Or melon. Ringing up at only 16 cents per serving and 100% edible, watermelon is a great addition to any grocery list. Keep scrolling as we explore a few ways you can help make your watermelon and your grocery budget go a little bit further. 

Put Us In, Coach!

Fruity sports drinks tend to be pretty pricey and can be packed with sugar but since watermelon is 92% water, it’s an incredible way to rehydrate your body after a big game or a long workout. Blend up your watermelon with some lime juice and more water to make your own Watermelon Sports Drink or prep a post-workout protein smoothie with beet, watermelon and kefir for an after-workout smoothie.

Don’t Get Stuck In A Pickle

Remember how we said watermelons are 100% edible? That includes the outer rind! There are so many awesome ways to use the rind (hint, hint check out our Rind Headquarters) but our favorite is to make Watermelon Rind Pickles. Not only is this recipe eco-friendly and tasty, it saves you from having to buy another jar of pickles at the store, helping to stretch your dollar even further.

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Say Freeze!

Maybe it’s been a minute since you brought your watermelon home, and it’s getting a little soft. How can you make the most of your produce without letting it go to waste? Why not freeze it? We suggest cutting it into cubes and then freezing it on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet for a sweet and colorful addition to beverages like lemonade and iced tea. Or prepping some Watermelon Italian Ice or Frozen Watermelon Bites for tasty snacks later on. 

However, we do not recommend freezing watermelon to defrost at a later time, as it may lose its taste, texture and color in the defrosting process.

Want even more budget-friendly hacks? Follow along on social media, @WatermelonBoard, to see all of our favorite tips and tricks!