questionsbest place to buy k-cups coffee?

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I don't know about you, but my local Wal-Mart has been liquidating a ton of K-cups. I've found them flooded in their clearance food area near the almost moldy bakery items. Good luck!

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Try http://www.coffeeforless.com

Coupons can be found for 5, 7 and 10% off with a quick web search.

I've been buying from them for over a year and have been extremely happy with them.

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yeah, the price change was pretty drastic on amazon for regulars who buy k cups (having a cup of donut shop as I type this). Unfortunately I have no solution for cheaper k cups either. Even places that do have them cheaper, kill the difference with shipping costs. Also, it might just be me, but I don't think costco carries k-cups online anymore, which is where I picked them up last time. I will say that I use the filter basket k-cup to save money (which doesn't work nearly as well as a standard k-cup, but mixing a 50/50 blend of Dunkin Donuts regular & Dunkin Dark seems to come out nicely)

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edit, it was just me, costco.com still has 'em.

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Everybody's favorite old fart (me) follows the stock market, and commodities, assiduously. Coffee's been going up faster than gold. Coffee futures are now priced high enough that I'd expect some of the more marginal coffee stands will be forced out of business. I understand that this price is due to actual shortages (and of course, the ever present speculation, which is an evil that follows other things as well).

Since I cannot imagine such a blasphemy as the K-cup thing, and suspect strongly that they are packaged months ahead of time and then frozen or stored in some other way so as to not lose too much natural coffee flavor, I'd guess that you are paying for the expense of replacement rather than the current cost to create.

In either case, it's going to get worse before it gets better.

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I returned the k cup machine I got from Christmas due to the high priced coffee. I did notice when looking for a way around it you can get reusable filters for K cups if you finely grind your coffee beans. The ideal of cleaning up a filter 4 times or using 4 k cups to fill up my large 32 oz coffee cup turned me off the k cup idea.

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@shrdlu: 'old fart'?!? I thought you were 12 years old.
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Just kidding.

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@caffeine_dude: Yeah, almost 52 years ago, I was twelve. If you're speaking maturity level, though, I'm sure it's still in the single digits. ;-)

Seriously though, I've almost considered dabbling in Coffee futures. Jeeze, Robusta's gone from .80 to 1.04. Robusta! Arabica's trading at close to 3.00 (coffee usually trades in cents per pound).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economics_of_coffee

Everyone's worried about harvests. Here's a nice chart.

http://futures.tradingcharts.com/alpha/CF/M

Soybeans and wheat are also up.

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If you want to buy them in bulk, Keurig.com itself is a pretty good deal. No subscription required, so they only will be sent when you want them. At least when I ordered, they have a deal that you buy 6 and get a free sample pack, 10% off all the time, and free shipping over something like $60. So if you combine it all, it's a good deal. Plus if you have a new machine, you get 2 free boxes when you register!

I also got a flier in the mail for this cafeexpress.com place, haven't tried them but their prices seemed decent. I also agree that they have gone crazy with the prices, especially Amazon.

Buying in-store, Bed Bath & Beyond is actually pretty good ($9.99 for an 18-pack; or 29.99 for a 60-cup sample pack), especially with the 20% off coupons. And they have free shipping at their online site on most k-cup products. Hope this helps and good luck!

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We have owned our Keurig since 2009 and love it, however as you all know, it is very difficult to find K cups. We live in Northern Alberta Canada and the only stores that sell them are Costco, London Drugs and Future Shop. Some stores like Safeway are dabbling in them but they are outrageously priced. We used to buy on line from places like Tweed and Hickory and some of the American companies like Coffee Wiz, but the bottom line is this, Costo is really your best buy. We pay 25.00 for 50 K Cups...unfortunately, we are limited to the brands. The one here only sells Timothys but the price is definitely right. And I have done some serious searching. They cannot be beat. The k cups are $15.99 for 24 on other websites.

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best place to buy them is at sames club 80 for 39 dollars and sometimes they have sells I know the store I work at carries 5 different type.

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If you live anywhere near Merrimack, NH, the best place is "Out of the Woods." (It's down the street from the Common Man). He sells in 24 packs for $12.99 and gives $1 coupons in Spectrum magazine. Also, he has over 200 flavors from which you can mix and match. You pick up a bag and just pick your flavors one at a time.

Otherwise, I think Bed, Bath & Beyond is the best with the 20% coupons.

Another place (sometimes) is Kohls. If you have a credit card, they send you their 15%,20%,30% coupons. When you have a 30% and the K-cups are on sale (sometimes for $11.99 is their sale), buy them out.

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I received a mini-plus for Christmas so have been looking for good deals on the k-cups. Today at Marshall's I founds about 4 varieties of 16-packs for $7.99 each. From what y'all are saying, perhaps that is a pretty good deal.

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It sounds to me like the best deals are $.50 or less per k-cup.

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I also found some today at Ross; the Revv kind has 16 k-cups, the Green Mountain, Tully's and Caribou types all have 18, for $7.99 each.

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best place near me ( eastern/central Vt

is Undoo in West Lebanon Nh decent selection 15.99 for 25

says he price beats ill show him that guy in Merrimac :O)

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Coffee Retriever has a great variety and free shipping when you spend $75.00 or more. I once found my favorite (Coffee People Black Tiger) on sale for 11.99!

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Staples.com sells most of their 24-packs (several varieties) for $12.99, which already isn't too bad, but when you combine that with their frequent coupons (e.g. $25 off $100 purchase), you can get pretty close to the magic $0.40/cup level.

Jacques.

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I shop on greatcoffee.com. If you order 6 or more boxes, the shipping is free and it arrives in 2 days, at most. I usually get the sale items, which have been the Newman's Own Blend and some Donut Shop varieties: 24 pack for $12.99.

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If you are just going for the cheapest you are sure to run across the Grove Square k cups. If you are new to the game, just be aware that the Grove Square k cups are instant coffee. Once you brew, you could open up that cup and nothing is there, no spent grounds.

So, make sure that you are getting what you want, before you settle on the cheapest thing out there. If instant is your thing, then by all means go for it.

I have yet to find k cups in local markets for as cheap as I can get them online, but sometimes I do go to Sam's or Costco, and I can get really good brands for a price that comes out to about 50 cents a piece.

I like to check out the web for absolute best prices, and most of the time I find those on Amazon, CoffeeforLess.com, or AlpineValleyCoffee.com.

For a great resource you can check out kcups-best-price.com. There is always up to date info on cheap k cups there.

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Looking for cheap K Cups you should go to this site that is easy to order from www.JustKups.com

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my favorite, i use www.justkups.com for all my k cups needs. they have free shipping when you buy a 50 count pack of kcups.

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If you want to buy them in bulk, www.JustKups.com itself is a pretty good deal. No subscription required, so they only will be sent when you want them. At least when I ordered, they have a deal that you buy 6 and get a free sample pack, 10% off all the time, and free shipping over something like $60. So if you combine it all, it's a good deal. Plus if you have a new machine, you get 2 free boxes when you register!

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You might not like me saying this; really you can make the best coffee, and save $$ by getting a refillable filter. Not the original Keurig one, the Ekobrew. I found one online at a good price, and have found it to make great coffee, particular if I buy it already ground. Of course it's not as convenient as using k-cups...so far, I'm still finding Marshalls or Ross, in their Homegoods section to have the best deal, even if it is a limited selection.

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I noticed the dramatic rise in prices, but have checked my old deactivated "subscriptions" on amazon. I found that I can get some - like the Twinnings Earl Grey 24 pack for about 40cents per cup - or about $10. So I've reactivated some of my K-cup subscriptions. The new vendors on amazon are raising the prices, but if you can find the original amazon listings - they seem to be still the same old prices or less!

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Every so often Big Lots gets in a truckfull. Last week they had StarBucks for $7.99. I also find them at Marshall's, Ross and other outlet stores. But when I want a specific flavor, I order from Keurig.com. Truly if you want cheaper, use the self measure re-usable. The best answer is to shop around. Have any of you tried the seasonals that are out now..GReen Mountain Pumpkin and Egg Nog. MMMMMMyummy.

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This Plus That in woodsville NH has 150 flavors and sells 24 kcups for 13.99 you can also grab a basket and pick your own pack of 24 oh and they have this deal the more you buy the more you save so you can get 1 pack for 13.99 2 packs for 27.00 3 packs for 40.00 and 4 packs for 52.00 and there is no tax....plus its a cute little consignment store so there are lots of good deals on gently used and new things.......

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@jbensimon: Staples k cup variety is limited.