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Cheapest Offline Place To Buy K-Cups For Your Keurig

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I just went price-shopping for K-Cups, and what I found was NOT what I expected!

Using my Keurig 2.0 is so convenient, especially since I’m the only coffee drinker in our house.  My husband and children drink hot chocolate, and they use the Keurig to make that too.

I have the Solofill and a K-Carafe reusable filter, but nothing quite beats the convenience of grabbing a pre-filled K-Cup and tossing it in the machine.   There’s no need to use a separate paper filter or fill it with grounds (which, let’s face it, can be pretty messy when I’m not really awake yet).

What I would really like is a way to pre-fill several K-Cups with my own coffee all at once, so that when I’m in that early morning stupor, I can just grab one and throw it in the Keurig.  And, my brother roasts his own amazing coffee, so I’d love to be able to use that in the Keurig quickly and easily.

There are several kits you can buy for that sort of thing, but the cheapest for me in Canada would come to about $0.50 per K-Cup, not including the cost of the coffee.  Not as much as a savings as I’d like.

However, I started looking into an easier solution: buying commercial K-Cups in bulk.  And what I found is quite surprising.

I looked at the cost of major brands and the store brand for three different stores: Walmart, Costco, and Canadian Tire.

What I found was NOT what I expected.

Let’s use $0.66 as our baseline, because that’s what the bulk K-Cup stores around here usually sell them for.

I researched the prices of three of my favourite blends, and used the store brand version as a comparison.  It’s interesting to note that the flavoured coffee in each of these brands cost the same as the non-flavoured blend.

Here’s what I found:

Costco:

Van Houtte Original House Blend – 96 for $66.99 or $0.69 each

The Original Donut Shop – 96/$62.99 or $0.65 each

Folgers Lively Columbian – 80/$47.99 or $0.59 each

Store Brand “Kirkland” – 200/$86.99 or $0.43 each

Walmart:

Van Houtte Original House Blend – 30 for $19.97 or $0.66 each

The Original Donut Shop – 18/$12.57 or $0.70 each

Folgers Lively Columbian – 30/$18.97 or $0.63 each

Store Brand “Our Finest” – 12/$6.97 or $0.58 each

Canadian Tire:

Van Houtte Original House Blend – 30 for $17.88 or $0.59 each

The Original Donut Shop – 40/$19.88 or $0.49 each

Folgers Lively Columbian – 30/$17.88or $0.59 each

Store Brand “Frank” – 30/$14.88 or $0.50 each

What blew me away is that, according to these prices, the best place to buy coffee is the same place you buy your windshield wipers and patio furniture: Canadian Tire!

Granted, the cheapest place to buy the store brand K-Cups is Costco.  But I’d rather spend 7 extra cents per cup to avoid the crazy parking lot, crowds and huge check out lines … and have to pay for a membership for the privilege of even entering the store.  And, I prefer to stay away from store brands when it comes to coffee anyway.

With these prices, I think I’ll be stocking up at Canadian Tire the next time I go K-Cup shopping!

Do you use a single-serve coffee maker?  How do you keep costs low?

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!

19 Comments

  1. Alli

    We’re on our second Keurig and those k-cups are expensive! I would have never thought a tire place would have the lowest prices. That’s awesome! I generally buy mine at Sam’s or Walmart. I need to shop around.
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  2. Franc Ramon

    I usually just buy my coffee but a single serve coffee maker is a good idea. It can give you a fresher cup at a much lower cost.
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  3. Amanda

    This is a useful post for coffee drinkers. I have a Keurig but use a reusable mesh filter so I don’t need K cups–saves money and the environment all at once.
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  4. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Yes, I’m always looking for ways to save money on those k-cups. They can get expensive otherwise. Thanks for these recommendations. I’ll be checking Walmart next time!

  5. Vera Sweeney

    It is amazing the price differences when you shop around for the K-Cups. Love when I can find more ways to save money on something so essential.
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  6. alexandria

    This is so helpful. I haven’t used my Keurig in forever. I just love going out for my coffee… I know, I’m so picky, it’s annoying.

  7. Kita

    I love my Keurig and the only K-cups I drink are the Original Donut Shop. Now I need to see if they sell these at my local gas station because that price is amazing.

  8. Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green

    I love a good deal, and it sounds like the price is right. We have a Keurig in the office and folks love it.
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  9. Up Run For Life

    We have one of the kcup filters that you can reuse. I just buy regular coffee and add a small amount inside of the filter.

    That is crazy that you can buy coffee the cheapest at a Tire shop.

    If you coupon, Walmart might have a better price.
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  10. Tiffany @ Daily Leisure

    Thank you for this! I got my husband a Keurig for Christmas, but didn’t realize how expensive it was to keep buying the coffee!

  11. Jeanine

    My husband adores his Keurig I got him for Christmas. I’ve gotten him 2 boxes of mixed coffees but I’d love to find some cheaper than what I paid….. I don’t usually shop around though, I go to whats close :/

  12. Cassie

    My husband lives and dies by his Keurig so this post is really helpful! I’ll have to look in some unconventional places the next time I restock his K-Cups.

  13. Vidya Sudarsan

    Thank you for this information! We have K250 and I have been looking for this info and so glad that Costco has good deals. We have a membership at Costco and that’s where I’m going to buy k-cups in the future.

  14. Kiwi

    I love K-cups! I am a huge Keruig fan and will look into your suggestions to buy some for my collection.

  15. Bites for Babies

    A little bit of money saved can gone long way, especially if you drink a ton of coffee! I prefer making my own espresso, old school…on the stove top!
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  16. Jasmine Watts

    Thank you for this great deal as it sounds like the price is right. I’ll be checking Walmart next time!

  17. Anosa

    I am not into coffee but I have a friend who is and just got a keurig recently, sending this post off to her
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  18. Tiffany Hathorn

    I’ve seen these at Walmart and think it is definitely nice for people to have a more affordable option. I don’t own a Keurig, but if I did I’d probably get one of these.

  19. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    We’re still using the good ol’ coffee maker at home but this sure is good news for those who uses Keurig!

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