Those cute little K-Cups. They mean convenience. They mean fast. They mean caffeine. They mean expensive!
The author, Oliver Strand, explains the rise in prices is likely due to a generational shift. Boomers consider the price of coffee by the can. Gens X, Y and, um, Z, consider price by the cup — these days $1.75 to $4.25.
Even though they’re pricey, the National Coffee Association says single-serve coffee is now the second most popular way to a cup after traditional drip.
So how can you keep the convenience of the Keurig without the budget of The Donald? Percolate on these tips:
Register your Keurig: Get two free boxes (when you buy two). Register your Keurig here.
Make Your Own: Get K-cup supplies here. Just provide the coffee!
KrazyforKeurig.com: Find the best deals on Keurig cups. The site scours Staples to Amazon to specialty sites. What I like is the breakdown of price per cup (which lets me know when I'm in my frugal zone). There are even links to free samples.
Use Amazon's "Subscribe & Save": Use Amazon’s Subscribe & Save option to get auto-delivery, free shipping, and a product discount, and lock in a price you can live with. Cancel anytime.
Bed, Bath, and Beyond: Bed, Bath, and Beyond routinely offers coupons for $5 off a $15 purchase and 20 percent off any one item in store. These come via mail in their store circular and as stand-alone coupons. Get them electronically. Sign up here. After signing up, get coupons nearly every month. The store also accepts expired coupons. The store also offers free shipping on K-cups.
Use your Discover Card: Discover Card holders know the joys of the cashback bonus award. Redeem with a partner gift card: in this case a $25 card to Bed, Bath and Beyond for just $20 cashback dollars. Or redeem the bonus directly for products, including K-Cups by Starbucks, Celestial Seasonings, Green Mountain and more, all with free shipping. Log in here.
That Keurig may have cost a pretty penny; now keep it running for less.
This has been a guest post by Audrey from Texas
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