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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2009, 01:47:16 AM »

I have 40 pts on another email address.   I'm trying to get them to combine the two accounts.

I hope the old one lasts for another 500 pts.  It's starting to sound funky every once in awhile.
Five hundred k-cups would be a six month's supply for me, but it sounds like a three month supply for you. I hope it hangs in there. With the ice beverage feature, I find myself using mine more often. Besides my morning coffee, I now make 2 - 4 glasses of ice tea or ice coffee during the day.

They have the b-40 model at Wallymart, whats the trade-off?

Also it is not programmable, such as set times to turn on/off; no automatic shutoff feature; no heat adjustment; and no backlight in the tank to better see the water level. The B-40 brews good coffee, but if you are going to purchase one, and are starting at the entry level; I would spend an extra $30 and get the Special Edition B-60. It's programmable, and has many features of the Platinum B-70.


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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2009, 04:49:02 PM »
Habs & anyone else with a Keurig...

I was just in Costco and they have a package of two $50 keurig gift certificates for $79.99.  I'm going to look at the keurig website & email or call to make sure we would still get % off and accumulate points if we used a gift certificate to purchase coffee.  I'm afraid that they won't give the discount & points but if they do it makes a really sweet deal.  The gift certificates did say that you couldn't purchase a brewer or gift certificates with them.

Deb


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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2009, 09:09:09 PM »
It is funny to stumble on this conversation. I just got a whole lecture last night from a friend about how great burr grinders are. The conical being the best type of burr grinder. Coffee definitely has evolved!!

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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2009, 03:14:33 AM »
Thanks Debbie. I need to take a trip out that way next week. Is there any experation date on the certificates?

With regular gift certificates they give you the points; discounts,and free shipping; hopefully they will do the same with these certificates.


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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2009, 03:22:46 AM »
Thanks Debbie. I need to take a trip out that way next week. Is there any experation date on the certificates?

With regular gift certificates they give you the points; discounts,and free shipping; hopefully they will do the same with these certificates.

I didn't think to look for expiration date.  I did not see anything on the website that said using using certain gift certificates would prevent you from getting the discount & points.  I sent an email last night specifically asking about the gift certificates purchased at Costco. 


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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2009, 03:25:14 AM »
Thanks Debbie. I need to take a trip out that way next week. Is there any experation date on the certificates?

With regular gift certificates they give you the points; discounts,and free shipping; hopefully they will do the same with these certificates.

Actually, I think gift cards purchased in CT are not allowed to have an expiration date.

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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2009, 03:31:28 AM »

Actually, I think gift cards purchased in CT are not allowed to have an expiration date.

Now I know why Am. Ex. won't allow me to send a gift card directly from their site to my niece in CT. I have to have it mail to myself, then either mail it, or personally give it to her.

Thanks. I have to get over there.


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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2009, 10:25:57 AM »
 here is the reply I received about using the gift cards purchased at Costco....

Thank you for your email.  You may use the Keurig's Costco gift certificate in conjunction with your coffee club discount.


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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2009, 08:06:22 PM »
Question on the Keurig....If using the K-Cups and have 2 brew sizes, is the larger one a little weak? I like a large cup of dark strong coffee.

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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2009, 02:36:36 AM »
Question on the Keurig....If using the K-Cups and have 2 brew sizes, is the larger one a little weak? I like a large cup of dark strong coffee.

For the same type of K-cup the larger cup size is always a little weaker. There are several types of K-cups that I usually won't use the larger size cups. If you like a stronger tasting coffee, always look for the flavors that are marked dark roast, extra bold and/or extra extra bold. But I have found that over time my taste in coffee has change, and I like making the large cup sizes out of flavors that are marked regular, medium roast. Or you can use two k-cups per for one large mug; just brew two smaller cups into a large mug that will hold both servings, but that can get expensive.

If you have a Hannaford's near by, they sell self serve coffee using the Keurig. That is how I got hooked on them. You can try difference coffees, in differrent sizes to get an idea if you would want one or not. Also the machine comes with a handy guide of the brands, and explains the flavor of many of the year round k-cups.


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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2009, 04:38:32 AM »
Question on the Keurig....If using the K-Cups and have 2 brew sizes, is the larger one a little weak? I like a large cup of dark strong coffee.

SS,

I like my coffee dark & strong also, I wouldn't get the Elite (B-40 because) I would never use the larger cup setting.   I would get one of the brewers with at least 3 settings.  I use Green Mountain Dark Magic coffee at the 7.25 oz setting (I think that the website says 8 oz but I believe it's actually 7.25 and they round up).  Sometimes I will use the 5.25  oz setting if I want it even stronger.  There are quite a few dark, bold choices now and you would be able to find something you like.  Like Habs suggested you should try to find a place that has one and try a couple coffees though I find that places like that don't always have a good dark selection.   

Deb

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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2009, 07:21:56 AM »
Not sure if you folks have a "Tweed and Hickory" in your next of the woods, thats where I bought mine and they let you sample the different coffee's and show you how to use the Keurig.

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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2009, 02:06:32 PM »
 :'( :'( :'( :'(

I jinxed it in this thread --  My Keurig is officially dead...  not bad I just looked and I bought it 12/22/04 so I guess it had a good life for a coffee maker - especially for one that was used almost every single day. 
Now I have to figure out how many boxes of coffee I need to buy to get to the 1000 point level so I can order my new coffee maker at the reduced price :D  then I'll have the same coffee maker as Habs......

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Re: Debbie – I got my new Keurig
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2009, 02:12:56 PM »
Sorry to hear about your coffee maker. Although the number of k-cup in the regular size boxes have dropped from 25 to 24, the last time I ordered Keurig was still awarding 25 points per box. Have you seen the larger 80 count boxes? I wonder if you still have to order four boxes of those to qualify for the points?


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