I congratulated myself as being “wife of the year” when I presented my husband with a Keurig brewer earlier this year. Although he is more of a social coffee drinker, he began showing interest in Keurig after sampling a few K-Cups at a friend’s house. Of course, I got a fabulous deal on the actual machine with some K-Cup samples, but I certainly wasn’t prepared for the outrageous price for a single box of those individual coffee servings. As a true KCL, paying full price is out of the question! My husband has turned into a daily coffee drinker now—thanks to Keurig. As his wonderful wife, I am challenged with the task of supplying our household with a seemingly endless supply of K-Cups—for cheap. If you’re struggling to find ways to save on these individual coffee servings, here are a some tips based on my experience!

1. Buy in bulk

  • Cross Country Cafe: Cross Country Cafe has a great selection of bulk coffees for an excellent price. A recent Wacky Wednesday special on this site featured an 18-count box of Timothy’s German Chocolate Cake K-Cups for just $8.50. This equals to about $0.47 each. Now, that’s a price I could go for! The site offers weekly coffee deals, a flat rate of $8.00 for shipping, and free shipping when you spend $59 or more.
  • Amazon: Buying bulk on Amazon is a cost-saving method that will yield K-Cups for less than $0.60 each. For example, a 50-count box of Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend K-Cups are only $27.75 with Amazon Prime free shipping. In the past, I’ve also received a free Lipton K-Cup sampler (worth $3.99) with my order.
  • Coffee for Less: Coffee for Less offers competitive pricing, and with their loyalty program, this is a great company to order bulk from. Folgers Vanilla Biscotti K-Cups are  regularly priced at $13.99 for 24 servings on this site. That’s $0.58 per serving—an awesome deal. This site also offers free 2-day shipping with at least a $75 purchase or free shipping when you make at least a $45 purchase. I highly recommend Coffee for Less because of their loyalty program and price matching policy. Points can be accumulated and used toward future purchases. Shop through eBates and earn 2.5% cash back on your orders!

2. Use a reusable Keurig filter

People love Keurig because it makes brewing coffee more convenient than ever. The only problem is, K-Cups are pricey, and if you’re like me, someone who donated her traditional coffee maker after she switched to Keurig, you feel obligated to continue buying expensive K-Cups. If you’d rather purchase your favorite cheap bag of coffee instead of hunting for K-Cup sales, here’s a solution: buy a reusable Keurig filter for $5.35 on Amazon. We’ve used this filter for several months now, and I’ve already seen a decrease in my out-of-pocket K-Cup costs.
  • Gourmet coffee is typically sold in 12-ounce bags, yielding about 34 servings. A 12-ounce bag of Archer Farms Caramel Apple Coffee at Target is normally priced at $6.99. If you use a reusable Keurig filter, the average cost of a 6-ounce coffee serving is only $0.21!

3. Stock up when the price is right

Determine your purchase and stock-up price accordingly. I check my local ads each week to find which brands are on sale and if they’re within my purchase price of $0.60 per K-Cup. My local Harris Teeter recently featured Folgers K-Cups at $4.99 for a box of 12. At $0.42 per K-Cup, you bet I stocked up!

4. Sign up for newsletters

Remember, couponers combine coupons with local sales so savings are even bigger. A great place to look for coupons is inside your K-Cup box as well as in newsletters from your favorite coffee companies. Here are a couple of my favorite companies to receive newsletters from because they frequently include coupons:

  • Folgers: Sign up for their Wakin’ Up Club to receive emails with promotions, coupons and news.
  • Green Mountain: Sign up here to get free product samples, promotions and exclusive offers.