Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coffee Anyone?


We love coffee around here.  We don't drink excessive quantities (well, one of us does, but it's when he's at work), and we love being able to switch between regular, decaf and tea with a single device.  For these reasons, the Keurig product line is a perfect fit for our family.  I purchased our first Keurig (B60 model) 3 and 1/2 years ago for Bill as a graduation present.  We've used it every day and we love it!  We have the insert that allows you to fill your own ground coffee, to avoid kcup costs if you wish.  Honestly though, we love the convenience of the disposable kcups...it's a little guilty pleasure that we're able to afford because we penny pinch in other areas. 

Lately, our B60 has been needing 'descaling' on a nearly weekly basis.  It still works fine, but we're thinking it may be on its downward slide.  Bill told me to keep an eye out on Keurig sales, and I found a great deal at Kohl's (it's where I got our first Keurig too).  Kohl's often does the 15%, 20% or 30% sale promotions.  Sometimes I get a 30% off code mailed to me, usually I don't, but the coupon code for the 30% off discount is usually widely available online at sites like http://www.slickdeals.net/ and http://www.retailmenot.com/ and there is usually free shipping at Kohl's on purchases above $75.  Additionally, Kohl's often offers $10 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent.

We weighed out the cost of a couple Keurig options (The B60, which we currently own and the B70, which is quieter and has a larger water reservoir) and realized that the cost of the B70 Platinum Edition would only be $11 more than the B60.  We decided that for $11 we wanted a quieter machine with a bigger water reservoir.  To maximize Kohl's cash, we also ordered 3 boxes of KCups at 30% off.  Our order total for the B70 and 3 KCup boxes was just under $150 pre-tax, and we received $30 Kohl's Cash which I used to buy more KCups and this guy:

So for $149.07 without tax, we now have our amazingly quiet, new Keurig B70 Coffee Maker, 4 boxes of KCups (full price are $10.99 each) and my white antler: 

Only 2 KCup boxes shown here because the rest are in the glass jar.

For comparison:  Target is advertising the Platinum B70 in this week's flyer.  The cost is $180 and they'll give you a free $35 gift card = $145 pre-tax for the coffee maker alone.  (If you have a Target Red Card, take another 5% off that for a total of $137.75 without tax..for $12 more I received 4 boxes of Kcups and my fun white antler!).

I heart coffee and Kohl's!

1 comment:

  1. Your new coffee pot looks great! I'll have to try it out!