How to save Money on K-cups
I know a lot of people who own a Keurig Coffee Maker, and I have never heard anyone say, “I do not like my Keurig.” Its been quite the opposite. I hear people saying all the time time how much they love their Keurig. What I have heard people complain about is the cost of K-cups! Yes, brewing your own coffee is significantly cheaper than purchasing one from the local coffee shop everyday, but it can still get expensive. If you are tired of spending so much money, I want to share with you how to save on K-cups.
For me, a good price for K-cups is under $0.50 per single serve cup – a GREAT price is under $.37. So, if you drink just one cup of coffee a day, at this price you would spend about $183 a year on k-cups. Now I don’t know about you, but that sounds like an awful lot of money on coffee! Let’s see how we can reduce this cost.
4 of the Best Ways to Save Money on K-Cups
1. Shop Sales with Coupons
You can check your favorite store and see if there are any K-cups deals available. I have seen some nice K-cup deals at Crest, Homeland and Target recently. The lowest price I have seen in the stores was about $0.37 per K-cup (this was at Target during a sale and using a printable coupon). At this price, you would be spending about $135 a year. That’s better than $183! 😉
2. Buy from Amazon
Don’t you just love that you can buy just about anything from Amazon? K-cups are no exception. Shopping at Amazon is great because you can have your favorite K-cups shipped straight to your door. You may also get the option to “Subscribe and Save”, meaning you can opt in for future automatic shipments and save 5% off the purchase price. If you Subscribe & Save to 5 items delivered within the same month, you’ll save 20%! You can cancel your subscription at any time – no penalties, no questions asked. Readers love this San Francisco Bay Coffee. We have seen these as low as $0.31 per K-cup which is a nice price. At this price, you would spend about $113 a year on K-cups. Let’s keep bringing the price down!
3. Reuse Coffee K-cups
Did you know that you can reuse your coffee k-cups? Simply brew your cup of coffee like normal and then brew another cup from the same K-cup. Easy Peasy. I do have one tip for you – take the K-cup out of your brewer after making the first cup and give it a little shake. The grounds will be packed inside the K-cup, so giving it a brisk shake will loosen the grounds up. If you don’t shake it, you’ll end up with coffee-ish hot water – not good. Do be sure to cover the holes in your K-cups before you shake it so you don’t end up with coffee grounds all over the kitchen. Let’s say you buy the cheapest K-cups on Amazon and use each one twice. You will now be spending about $57 a year. Now we are starting to see some serious price reductions! I don’t make the tea often, but I imagine the same thing would work with tea.
One item this won’t work with is anything with powder inside the K-cup, like Cappuccino. It’s a shame, because I love these French Vanilla Cappuccinos. Once the powder inside the K-cup is gone, the flavor is gone. This is what I do to “stretch” the cappuccino – I use a large mug (about 10 ounce size) and brew 2 of the smallest settings on my Keurig. The flavor is great and I get one large cup of cappuccino = happy me. 🙂
4. Make Your Own K-cups
What?! Now if you are looking to save some serious money this is the BEST way to go! All you have to do is buy a reusable k-cup filter and fill it with your own coffee. There are several different brands of filters available. Here are the most popular/highest reviewed filters on Amazon:
- Keurig My K-cup Reusable Coffee Filter – #1 Best Seller
- Brew and Save Refillable Keurig K-cups – highly rated
- Melitta E-Filter, Reusable K-Cups – highly rated
- 4 Reusable K-Cups – great reviews and you get 4!
Prices vary for these reusable filters, but let’s average them a say you spend $8 on your reusable filter. Now let’s consider the price of the coffee. Prices with coupons and sales vary, but I probably average spending about $5.99 for a 30.65 ounce can of coffee (I prefer Maxwell House Breakfast Blend coffee). You can fit about 0.4 ounces of coffee in a reusable filter. That means you’ll get about 76 servings per 30.65 ounce can of coffee. That comes to about $0.08 per K-cup! Now THAT is a very low price! Obviously, coffee varies greatly by price depending on the brand you buy.
What K-Cups Money Saving Tips are your favorite?
We just love coffee and anything we can save is awesome. Now, I have another tip for k-cups but it’s about storage.
The k-cup drawers or carousels can be pricey. However, Amazon has the best prices I have found on k-cup storage. Whether you are looking for the drawers that the Keurig sits on top or the carousels you can turn, the best deals are on Amazon. I also saw a really cute oversized coffee mug for storage. So cute!