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FRUGALISTA GIFT IDEA: 90-SECOND CUPPA, $10 BACK

FRUGALISTA GIFT IDEA: 4 THOSE WHO LOVE THE AROMA, 

GIVE THEM A GIFT THEY CAN USE ALL DAY LONG – NO FUSS, NO MUSS

                  

   

Your gift recipient wants darkest, most intense blend of coffee, but their partner wants the light vanilla flavored variety? Or, perhaps they live alone and don’t need to dirty a pot. They might enjoy a cup after dinner or with dessert. The Scoop from Hamilton Beach accommodates.

Hamilton Beach The Scoop

Since it’s a single-serve coffeemaker, they get a fresh, hot cup. Fast.  Place the same scoop used to measure the coffee into a 

slot on The Scoop and brew. (It includes two stainless steel scoops.) In 90 seconds, they sip their favored coffee.  The Scoop brews hotter and faster than other models. According to Consumer Reports, The Scoop reaches 195° to 205° F: the industry standard for optimal brewing. Hot and fast – a coffee house affair at home. Even with less expensive coffee.

If you want to fill a travel cup, no worries. The Scoop brews up to 14 ounces. And does it in 2 ½ minutes. 

 

The Scoop Travel Mug

 

GREAT FRUGALISTA GIFT IDEA THAT PAYS YOU BACK

The Frugalista Gift angle? It’s a great gift for a coffee lover, a host (ess), a daily commuter, a college dorm or a housewarming occasion. Plus, buy The Scoop, get $10 rebate by mail if purchased by 10/19/12 and postmarked by 11/19/12. Hamilton Beach allows three rebates per household. The Scoop won the 2012 Good Housekeeping Very Innovative Products Award.

Your gift recipient also saves money by not having to buy the pod singles used by other single-serve coffee makers. No need to buy filters either.  No need to stop by Starbucks or similar. With a single-serve, they control how strong to make the coffee. Plus, the no-waste feature will make Al Gore and all eco-minded happy.

The Scoop is less expensive than the single-serves from Cuisinart ($130), Keurig ($120), Mr. Coffee ($90-on sale for $56) and similar. With the advantage of no pods or filters necessary.

If you want to comparison shop, Amazon provides a listing of most single-serve coffee makers here or here.

The Hamilton Beach Scoop is available at the usual suspects. Amazon and Walmart sell it for $59. Target retails at $63. Bed Bath and Beyond has it for $60. Kohl’s – $70; Lowe’s – $61; Kmart – $65; Sears – $60. The $10 rebate from Hamilton Beach makes the purchase even more flavorful! IF YOU PURCHASE BY 10/19/12.

Keep in mind that several of these retailers offer layaway.  See the post, FRUGALISTA GIFT IDEAS: 9 WAYS TO CHOOSE NOW, PAY LATER. Hamilton Beach clearance also has a Personal Cup, One Cup Pod Brewer for $13. Also, Sears Outlet sells reconditioned units, starting at $15 if you want one for yourself.

 

Hamilton Beach Two-way

The Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer provides the best of both worlds. A single-cup brewer and a full pot in the same machine for around $80 at retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond. Of course, there’s no $10 rebate.

 

WANT A LESS EXPENSIVE FRUGALISTA GIFT?

The Black and Decker single serve model also brews 15 ounces directly into the provided travel mug. It requires a filter and measuring out the coffee; but it’s a permanent filter. It retails for $20. Macy’s also has a closeout on a Black and Decker single serve for $20 – Originally $40.

Coffee canister – Target

With this one, you might also be able to pair the coffeemaker with a coffee vault or canister. These block out light and air, keeping the coffee rich and flavorful.  These can be found for under $25. Like the canister at Target for $11. Or, the Fris vault at Walmart or Amazon for $25

Fris coffee vault

 

 

© DLewis 2012

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4 comments on “FRUGALISTA GIFT IDEA: 90-SECOND CUPPA, $10 BACK

  1. Florencia
    December 24, 2012

    Hi there! I frequently check your blogs. I like your
    witty feedback so go on doing it!

    • frugalistagiftguide
      December 24, 2012

      Thanks for coming by and for the encouragement. Hopefully, you gotten a few great Frugalista Gift Ideas!

  2. canapé pas cher
    December 26, 2012

    Really good article. keep it up!

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