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Editor’s note, Dec. 18, 2014: Since this post was written, ShopDiscover has become Discover Deals, which continues to offer Discover card customers special access to exclusive shopping deals.
Many early-morning risers would agree that coffee’s just heavenly. Imagine how much sweeter that slice of heaven could be if the coffee made itself in less than a minute.
Enter the Keurig Vue V700. The programmable, single-serve coffeemaker can brew a cup of up to 18 ounces in less than a minute. It features a color touchscreen to adjust cup size, temperature and brew strength; and it comes with a frother to make cappuccino and latte.
However, it comes at a hefty price. The price of the Vue’s consumer-level coffeemaker ranges from $139.99 to $149.99, but that can change – through a combination of certain deals.
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Each of these best prices involves several steps and combinations of discounts.
As of this writing, the best combination brings a total savings of $40.60 on the Keurig. First, you must sign up for a Walmart credit card to receive a $25 statement credit, which happens once you spend $75 or more on the sign-up day and the day after. Next, get online and start a membership at Ebates.com, then click through to Walmart.com for a $10 signup bonus and an extra 4% bonus ($5.60) with purchase. In the end, you can walk away with a Vue for $99.39.
There are deals that require more effort and rather special circumstances, like the following: At Target, discounts on the Vue take a few steps, some time – and a wedding dress. A shopper can put the Vue, which the retailer is offering for $149.99, on a wedding registry at Target.com. After the nuptials, all unpurchased registry items will be discounted by 10%, which would be $15 on the Vue. An extra discount of 5% is available at Ebates.com, for a total savings of $21.75.
Target also offers online and in-store discounts for customers who turn to the retailer for prescription medication. Through the Target Pharmacy Rewards Program, customers can get a discount of 5%. This may not be the easiest, either.
Not all deals take equal effort. In general, the easier the deal, the less savings are involved. For instance, the easiest involves the website Mr. Rebates. You can get a rebate of 5%, or $7, to use at Walmart.com. The discount reduces the Vue to $132.99.
That’s not to say all easy deals aren’t worthwhile. Macy’s, which has reduced its price on the Vue from $219.99 to $134.99, offers two, easy-to-use discount combinations. Customers who print the Macy’s coupon can get 15% off their next purchase. The department store also has a special offer for shoppers who live at least 250 miles from a Macy’s. The shoppers can download the Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass to get 10% off a purchase.
Using a Discover credit card to purchase a Vue comes with a 5% discount at Walmart.com and a 10% discount at Sears.com. The discounts are activated through the ShopDiscover online mall.
Point of Vue
Combine your way to the best Keurig Vue V700 deals for the holidays and get it as the ideal gift for those whose blood type is French Roast.
The countertop machine brews a strong cup of joe, and comes with about 70 flavors, including Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice Latte. Discount combinations put the coffeemaker within financial reach, but not to be overlooked are the specialized Vue K-cups, which can also cost a pretty penny.
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