I know I saved $ by doing the cleanse. You normally buy food, and snacks, and treats, and coffee... I found it amazing how often I made little 'side trips' to pick up 'a little something' to treat myself. Even buying organic lemons & syrup it was way cheaper to be on the MC. I would recommend ordering the maple syrup online, I got mine through amazon. I should have ordered 64 ounces, but only got 32 and ended up buying more at the co-op in smaller quantities at a higher price.I did 12 days. Go for it!