If you love to enjoy fresh coffee with each cup, chances are you love your Keurig coffee maker. What you may not love is how much K-Cups can cost (although they're definitely cheaper than visiting the coffee shop!).
Thankfully, there are so many easy ways to save money on your coffee habit. Whether you use a reusable K-Cup or buy in bulk, you can save money on K-Cups using these tips:
Know the Price Per K-Cup
Before you purchase any K-Cups, you should be able to calculate the price per K-Cup. You want to try to get the price to less than $0.50 per K-Cup, but you can find great deals as low as $0.33 per K-Cup.
And, if you use a reusable K-Cup, you can make your coffee for less than $0.10 per K-Cup.
The savings add up when you consider how many cups of coffee you drink per day plus the number of people in your household who drink coffee. At $0.50 per K-Cup with 2 cups per day in your household, the annual price would be $365. If you can get the price down to $0.33 per K-Cup, you would be spending $240.90 (a saving of $124.10!).
Purchase Reusable K-Cups
You can purchase reusable K-Cup filter for around $13 to $15. This allows you to use whatever type of coffee you like with your Keurig coffee machine. This also allows you to save so much money. The cost of ground coffee or beans sold in canisters or bags is so much cheaper than K-Cups per cup.
Another tip that many coffee drinkers have suggested is to reuse your K-Cup. If you’re the type that has more than one cup of coffee in the morning, try reusing your K-Cup.
It won’t be as strong as the first cup, but it can save you a lot of money. Just be sure to cover up the hole in the bottom and give the K-Cup a little shake to loosen up the coffee grounds.
This works great for coffee but isn’t recommended for tea, cider, or hot chocolate.
Shop in Discount Stores
Either way, this allows you to easily snatch up a good deal and try new flavors of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and more. Another great tip is to look at grocery outlet stores.
Buy K-Cups in Bulk
If you shop at stores like Sam’s Club or Costco, this can be a great place to purchase K-Cups. You will need to purchase a large quantity, but the cost per cup can be amazing. If you’re not crazy about sticking with the same flavor over and over and over, look for variety packs.
Clip Those Coupons
If none of the tips above work for you, don’t forget about coupons. You can often find coupons for K-Cups on Coupons.com. Combine these coupons with sales and you can get a pretty great deal. When you do find a great deal, but sure to stock up. This helps ensure that you never have to pay full price.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy a cup of coffee? If you love your Keurig brewer but hate the cost of K-Cups, try some of these tips. You’ll be surprised at how much money you can save. And, remember, stock up when you find a great deal.