Thursday, May 20, 2010

I'm Cheaper!!!



This lovely little single cup Keurig Brewer goes for and amazing $139.95! And according to US News this is one of the hottest top ten products that have taken off because of the recession. Hmmmm, people are spending $140 to make one cup of coffee.



Or you could just make one pot of coffee, freeze it in seven cups and then have your kids throw it in the microwave when they get up. Four minutes and I have a hot cup of coffee. All I have to do is add sugar and milk. I like my way better!
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

30 comments:

Beth said...

I have wanted a Keurig since I saw it advertised on QVC (don't judge!) but the price is a little steep for this ol' gal. I guess I'll keep using my $20 Black & Decker coffee maker I bought at Walmart last year.

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

Yeah, that's a little steep for me, too! Since I usually drink more than one cup of coffee each morning, I think I'll stick to my cheep Braun coffeemaker, too!

Sheila said...

I like your way better too. I have been eying(that doesn't look right!) the Keurig for a couple of years but I won't let myself buy it. I have some coffee cups that are just taking up space in my cabinet--it would be nice to put them to use. Thanks for the idea!!

Annie Jones said...

I love the one-cup idea. One for Shane when he gets up; one for me when I get up an hour or so later.
No burnt or wasted coffee.

But I have a Senseo instead of Keurig. I bought my first one at a garage sale for $3, then gave it to my daughter because I wanted a different color when we moved here. I got my second one on clearance at Kmart when they were closing some of their stores a few years ago. It still works fine, and it most definitely didn't cost $140. I even have reusuable "pods" so that the coffee doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

I'm not sure they make Senseo anymore though. But not to worry, because I bought one brand new, still in the box, last summer at a garage sale and it's waiting in my basement until I need it.

I'm like a boy scout...always prepared. LOL!

SonyaAnn said...

Beth-I'm not judging but the QVC is like crack! And I think that your $20 coffee pot rocks! Cheap makes me happy!

SonyaAnn said...

Anything Fits A Naked Man-I don't understand it, honestly. There is a downturn in the economy and you spend $140 on a coffee machine!What about instant?

SonyaAnn said...

Sheila-I'm glad you liked the idea. But now what am I going to do now that the kids are almost out of school. Having to put my own coffee in the microwave sounds terrible!

SonyaAnn said...

Annie Jones-I wouldn't complain about a $3 coffee pot! And I love a woman that is prepared. But my question is what are you going to do when they stop making the little pods? I would be scared and start hoarding them! I'm not kidding either. I hate when something that I love is discontinued! My grandmother went all the way to a bra factory(from IL to AL) when they discontinued her favorite bra. Luckily, my dad's family knew someone and they snuck her in to the employee only shop on the grounds. She bought every last bra in her size. She said she wanted to cry! They lasted her until she died. So we are pretty brand loyal in my family!

SonyaAnn said...

I'm off to clean because life is good!

Annie Jones said...

We gave up on the pods right away because they were too expensive, and not all of them were that good-tasting. I ordered Eco-Pads (yes Pads, not Pods) which are reusable podsjavascript:void(0). Now we use whatever coffee we like. :)

slugmama said...

Those things are ridiculously expensive, aren't they? The Orthodentist has one in his waiting room so I can get free coffee when the kids have appts w/out having to pay for one.lol I don't drink coffee but they make hot chocolate pods for it so life is good.
Whatever happened to just heating water on the stove for coffee?lol

I think people buy this stuff b/c they are addicted to new gadgets....that would explain all the money people waste on electronics to be the first one to have the latest thing and then it's obsolete 10 min. later and they have to buy yet another gadget. It's like my BIL and his addiction to a new truck every 2 yrs. The old truck is perfectly fine but he turns it in for a new one. Can you say waste of money?

Of course, if you can find gadgets at garage sales for pennies on the dollar, that's a whole other story.

I'm off to go find a box to ship austin powers figures to the UK via cheap rate....fun, fun! Have fun cleaning!! ;-)

McVal said...

Wow! Or you could save even more money and not even drink coffee! That's me! I don't like the stuff... but I'll drink cappuccino or frappuccino...
hmmm...
Your way tho for coffee drinkers sounds good!

Linda Robinson said...

That is brilliant, I am definitely going to try that! I Love coffee, I just have a cheap, $15.00 machine and I have had it for ever.

Have a great day!
Hugs, Linda

Annie Jones said...

I just remembered I have TWO of those Senseo machines on backup in the basement. I've crossed the line from "prepared" to "just plain crazy".

Donna Freedman said...

SonyaAnn: You can further develop your breakfast strategy with omething suggested by a Smart Spending reader. She makes five days' worth of oatmeal on Sunday night, adds milk and puts it into little plastic containers. Every morning she grabs one and heads to work, where she nukes and eats it.
I've eaten day-old oatmeal from the fridge and I have to say it tasted fine. Not sure about five-day-old mush, though.
Of course, you could always freeze the stuff along with your coffee. Certainly there are people I wouldn't care to face in the morning unless they'd had their coffee. Two or three cups, even.
I don't drink the stuff. Sometimes I think that they'll use that as an excuse to kick me out of Seattle.

SonyaAnn said...

slugmama-We are living the same life! DJ's ortho has the same coffee/hot cocoa maker in his office too! We get free drinks every time that we are in there, too! Hell, for $5000 we should get a steak dinner too!
And I know about how wasteful it is to buy a new car/truck every two years. Den had to plug another tire tonight. He keeps the fleet moving so I won't complain about him now!
Have fun shipping!

SonyaAnn said...

McVal-It is blasphemy to say you don't love coffee! I am also a frappuccino lover. If I did quit drinking it I would save a ton on teeth whitening toothpaste!J/K I get our toothpaste for free and our teeth are yellow!

SonyaAnn said...

Linda Robinson-My last machine lasted 17 years. God that makes me feel old!

SonyaAnn said...

Annie Jones-Are you going to be on Hoarders, you bad girl!!! ;)

SonyaAnn said...

Donna Freedman-I could mix the oatmeal in with the coffee and get it all over at once! I bet that would sell! People will waste their money on anything. What do ya say, do you want to start a business? ;)

Donna Freedman said...

SonyaAnn: Did you hear that made-up word that describes taking coffee intravenously?
"Innoculatte."

SonyaAnn said...

Donna Freedman-I keep telling you that you are in the wrong business!

Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas said...

My husband keeps eyeing that style of coffee maker, but I don't like it - not very environmentally sounds compared to the regular way. At least so it seems with all the little packets. Might work for a person living alone, but agreed -not the best for a full house.

Frances said...

I save a ton of money. I don't drink coffee at all. Well, we have free coffee at work and once in a while I will drink a cup in the winter. But I have never paid for coffee. LOL!

Donna Freedman said...

Sonya: I didn't make up "inoculatte." Wish I had. It was from the Washington Post's contest to make up a word by adding or substituting a letter from an existing word.
I've made up several. I'll share one:
Those little dried-up plugs you find in the squeeze mustard bottles?
MUSTURDS.

SonyaAnn said...

Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas-It is too bad that they don't have a way to bypass the little packets. Maybe like a cloth baggie or something.
Thank you for coming to see me and have a great week!

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-I just can't give it up. It is one of the last small pleasures that I have. Notice I didn't say the kids or hubs.;)

SonyaAnn said...

Donna Freedman-Musturds! Mine always fly out and I have an explosion on my sandwich!

Dawna said...

You smarty pants! A a fellow coffee junky, I have to say, that is an awesome idea! I mean, I am too cheap to ever throw out unused coffee, so I drink from the pot all day. I heat it up in the microwave. But by evening, it tastes like crap. Freezing is the answer.

HUGS!

SonyaAnn said...

Dawna-To me it doesn't taste any different than fresh but I am adding milk and sugar. Well and it's early and my taste buds aren't up yet.
Have a great day!