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Keurig K-Cups (EXPIRED!)


I have often discussed with my friends, family and customers that I am a big fan of the Keurig coffee machines. As a long-time instant coffee drinker – switching to drip coffee when I moved to the states was kind of jarring.

I was used to the same flavor of coffee in my cup every time – and with drip coffee I seemed to throw so much away – either because it was cold, too strong, too weak or “burnt”… The Keurig fixes all this by making JUST the right amount at JUST the right strength. I couldn’t be happier.

Well…. I COULD. Because the K-Cups are horribly expensive. NOT expensive versus drinking a cup of designer coffee from the local Starbucks every day – but expensive when you looked at how MUCH coffee you get from a $6-$9 can of ground coffee.

I have, however, found a solution that I can live with.

Here’s how:

1. Go to the Staples web site at THIS address:

2. Choose 7 boxes of 24 k-cups – choose 1 lot of 3 and 1 lot of 4 of 2 flavors. (Or 7 of the same kind if you know exactly what you want)

7 x $11.99 = $83.93 with free shipping.

3. In a separate browser window – go to this website:

4. Purchase one of the $25 off $75 coupons for $2.49. They will email you a code and a link where you get the actual coupon code to use on the Staples website. (You will need to create your account if you don’t have one, then use the coupon code to get your $25 off.)

6. This brings your price down to $58.93. With the $2.49 you spent on the coupon your total cost is $61.42 for 168 K-Cups – 36.6c per cup.

7. If you want 6 different flavors – the numbers change a little since each box comes out at $12.99 and you only need 6 boxes to get over $75. (6 x $12.99 comes to $77.94) Less the $25 coupon is $52.94. Adding the $2.49 cost of the coupon your total is $55.43 for 144 K-cups – 38.5c per cup.

Here’s a SMALL List of the 65 Different Coffees Available:

  • Gloria Jean’sĀ® Cappuccino Coffee, Regular, 24/Pack item # 325422
  • Gloria Jean’sĀ® Hazelnut Coffee, Regular, 24/Pack item # 325420
  • Gloria Jean’sĀ® French Vanilla Supreme Coffee, Regular, 24/Pack Item: #325421
  • Gloria Jean’sĀ® Swiss Chocolate Almond Coffee, Regular, 24/Pack Item: 325418
  • Green MountainĀ® Southern Pecan, 24/Pack item # 719416
  • Tully’sĀ® French Roast Extra Bold Decaf Coffee, Decaffeinated , 24/Pack Item: 325408
  • Green MountainĀ® Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee, Regular, 24 Pack Item: 719424
  • Donut Houseā„¢ Chocolate Glazed Donut Coffee, Regular, 24 Pack Item: 848985
  • Green MountainĀ® Hazelnut Coffee, Regular, 24 Pack Item: 719614
  • Green MountainĀ® Breakfast Blend Coffee, Regular, 24 Pack Item: 707196
  • Green MountainĀ® Flavored Coffee Variety Sampler, Regular, 22 Pack Item: 719469
  • Green MountainĀ® Gingerbread Coffee, Regular, 24/Pack Item: 737188

27in Planar 1080p LCD Monitor $230

Planar 27 inch monitor

Dell Home has 27″ Planar PX2710MW 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor for $230 with Free Shipping.

(It’s normally $469!)

Use Coupon Code : 0LQ0SW30D3M3LB

Resolution: 1920×1080 (1080p)
Response time: 2ms
Contrast ratio: 1200:1
Image Aspect: 16:9
Viewing Angles: 170 H/160 V
1x HDMI , 1x DVI-D , 1x VGA
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HP PC & 20in WS Monitor Bundle – $429

Office Depot has a deal on for an HP Dual-Core Phenom II PC & 20″ WS Monitor for $429.99 and they still seem to have stock…

HP Phenom II Bundle

AMD Phenom II Dual-Core
4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 memory (expands to 16Gb)
750 GB SATA Hard Drive
Optical: DVDĀ±RW/DVD-RAM/DVDĀ±R Double Layer
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
802.11b/g/n Wireless
6 USB 2.0; 1 Ethernet; 1 DVI-D; 1 VGA 15-pin D-sub
ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics with up to 1919MB shared memory
peripherals included LCD monitor; keyboard; optical mouse
1-year limited warranty
20 inch Monitor
screen resolution 1600 x 900
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Logitech Squeezebox Radio – $100 (refurb)

Logitech has their squeezebox Radio for only $120 with a $20 off coupon code logi_radio_92711 (expires 30th Sep) = $100 with free shipping.

Logitech Squeezebox Radio

Audio formats : MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, Ogg Vorbis
Internet radio
Support for WMA formatted Internet radio streams
Built-in 802.11g (802.11n and 802.11b compatible) wireless
Ethernet interface
6.1-cm (2.4-inch) 24-bit colour LCD
6 preset buttons allow one touch access to favourite radio stations and playlists
Alarm clock with 7 days of settings
Line-in via 3.5 mm stereo jack
Speakers and amplifier: Ā¾-inch high-definition, soft-dome tweeter and 3-inch high-power, long-throw woofer
3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
Rechargeable battery pack
Infrared remote
Dimensions (H x W x D): 5.12 inches by 8.66 inches by 5.04 inches
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Planar 27in Widescreen LCD Monitor – $230

Dell Home has a great special on at the moment. This price won’t last long.

27″ Planar PX2710MW TN Panel 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor (with 3-year warranty) for $470 – $240 w/ code $XTM1ML$DN982? = $230
with Free Shipping

Resolution: 1920×1080 (1080p)
Response time: 2ms
Contrast ratio: 1200:1
Image Aspect: 16:9
Viewing Angles: 170 H/160 V
Inputs: 1x HDMI, 1x DVI-D, 1x VGA
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PC & Server Imaging Software – $39

Image for Windows from Terabyte Unlimited.

Terabyte Unlimited Image for Windows


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  • Total Reliability – Provides the option to verify each and every byte it backs up.
  • Convenience – Runs directly from Windows and when used with the free PHYLockā„¢ add-on, it can create a true image of the Windows partition itself, without requiring a reboot.
  • Security – Your backups can be secured using simple password protection, or full 256-bit AES encryption.
  • Backup Changed Data – Differential backup option allows you to backup only data that has changed since the last full backup was created.
  • Simple, Wizard-Driven interface – Easy to use the first time, and every time.
  • Maximum Compression – By default, compression is applied to the drive images you create.
  • Maximum Speed – If backup speed is paramount, you can bypass compression entirely.
  • Optical Drive Support – You can save directly to a CD, DVD, DVD-DL, BD.
  • Bootable Rescue Discs – Whenever you save directly to a CD, DVD, DVD-DL, BD, it will automatically become a bootable restore disc.
  • Large drive support – GPT compatible supporting drives larger than 2Tb.
  • Restore Individual Files or Folders – Using the free TBIView and TBIMount add-ons, you can view the contents of the drive image files, and optionally restore individual files or folders within them.
  • Compatibility – Automatically recognizes and backs up used area of FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, ReiserFS, and XFS partitions. Partitions with other file system types can be backed up in their entirety. Supports all standard partitions in an MBR, EMBR, or GPT
  • Windows Servers – Supports both Workstation and Server versions of Windows.
  • Cost Effectiveness – Includes Image for DOS, Image for Linux, and TBOSDT at no additional charge, making it a uniquely affordable and complete disk imaging solution.
  • Flexibility – Restore partitions, regardless of the file system on the partition being restored. This gives you the power to restore NTFS partitions from Windows 98 or even DOS (as just a couple of examples).
  • Wide-Ranging Device Support – Compatible with USB 2 and IEEE 1394 external drives. Better yet, Image for DOS supports these drives directly, without requiring complicated driver installation. (Image for Windows simply uses the drivers already available under Windows.)
  • Power – Using Image for DOS or Image for Linux (each of which is included with the purchase of Image for Windows) versions gives you the ability to recover your data, even if Windows won’t start.
  • Network Support – Save backups to any drive accessible to Windows itself.
  • RAID Support – Works seamlessly with on-board hardware- and firmware-based RAID.
  • Command Line Support – Powerful, complete command line support is built in, allowing you to automate backup or restore procedures.
  • Scheduling – Leverages the built-in Windows scheduler via the simple click of a Schedule Backup button.
  • Image File Validation – Allows you to thoroughly check the integrity of the disk image files, either as part of the backup process, or at any time thereafter. TeraByte imaging products are renowned for their thorough and accurate validation process.
  • Restored Partition Expansion – When restoring an image, you can expand the restored partition to occupy any free space that would be left over.
  • Selectable Image File Sizes – If desired, you can specify a maximum size for the disk image files that are created. This allows you to create image files that readily fit on the removable media of your choice.
  • Hardware Independent Restore – Restore Windows to completely different hardware and then use the TeraByte OSD Tool Suite to install the drivers required to support the new hardware.
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