Friday, April 23, 2010

Frugal Techniques: Stockpiling, Geriatric Coffee Edition

With regard to just a few things, you might say that David and I have champagne taste.
We like our coffee freshly ground.  Every morning.  From whole beans.
The ironic part is that we honestly can't tell the difference (for the most part) between roasted whole beans.
Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Trader Joe's, Folgers, it all tastes pretty much the same to us.
It's a good thing, too, because that means that we are perfectly happy drinking Eight O'Clock Coffee,
AKA The Cheapest Whole Bean Coffee You Can Buy,
and also, The Coffee Your Bubbe Inexplicably Loves.


A few weeks ago, as I was perusing a local grocery circular (Yes, I actually do that.  More in future posts.),
I noticed the 2-pound bags of these coffee beans were "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" (!)
I bought eight of them.  
I saved nearly $50, and got my coffee for the next few months for half price.
A bag lasts us at least a couple of weeks, meaning I won't be adding the cost of coffee to my weekly grocery bill for a long, long time.

If I had been really smart (I was still new to the grocery coupon-plus-sale game at this point, you see - more about that in future posts as well -) I would have run over to to print a handful of coupons for the bags I was paying for, saving me another $8.

The moral of the story?  Stockpiling may look crazy, but I'm enjoying gorgeous cups of coffee every morning for a tiny fraction of what Starbucks would cost me.  And I don't even have to put on shoes to do it.

Also?  Bubbe knows best.  Which, as I'm learning through writing this blog, is true for most things Frugal.

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