I am known for trying to save money. Everything Todd and I do, we try to save money...without living like misers. I'm sure alot of people think we live like misers, but I have the bank statements and credit card statements to show that we dont! We used to spend too freely, which is why we are working so hard at saving to get out of debt.
At any rate, we received an awesome Keurig Coffee Machine for Christmas from my mom and Doc. This is a picture of it:
So, we got the machine and an amble supply of k-cups to keep us well-hydrated for a couple of months. I have been looking at prices for the k-cups, and they are EXPENSIVE! Yes, if I bought Starbucks every day, this would seem like a huge savings to buy this single-serve machine and the supplies, but I dont. I drink coffee at work only, and buy myself creamers for $1.99/bottle.
I dont like the fact that the k-cups are plastic, and I'm sure they take forever to disintegrate in a landfill, and I really dont want to pay $0.50+ per cup of coffee. So, Todd and I have been looking at ways to SAVE while using this great gift.
So, we found this refillable cup on Amazon.com for $14.95 (free shipping if we order $25+ worth of products.)
This is a 6 pk of 10 oz. Chai Latte that could be put into the reusable k-cup to be made into Chai Tea Latte. I cant determine the price per cup, or what the "break even" point would be without getting these two items first and testing it out, but I know it'd be alot less expensive than $1/cup! Plus, I plan on using SwagBucks to purchase these items, so our out of pocket expenses would be minimal.
We will not be purchasing these items today, tomorrow, or even next month (I have to accumulate more SwagBucks!) But when our supplies get a little lower, we will definitely be making the investments listed above and be more cost-conscious of our daily coffee/latte's!
I love our new gadget from mom, but I love it even more than there are other alternatives to expensive morning drinks that enable us to use this new toy at a fraction of the cost!