Links of Love: The Coffee Edition

You know that I’m a big fan of do-it-yourself-ness. While I love to have someone else do the work for me, my budget says, “What?”

So, over the years I’ve learned to make things myself – or find less expensive ways to get the full-service experience. And since coffee is almost as necessary as water at our house, we’re finding frugal means to enjoy it as much as we can.

Here are a few ways to get a good cup of joe on the cheap:

  • Small Notebook shows you how to make a delicious iced coffee at home.
  • Sign up with Gevalia coffees to receive 3 boxes of coffee for $3. Plus, they throw in a free travel mug.
  • Earn Swagbucks by using their service as your search engine. Trade your points in for free gift cards from Starbucks.
  • Got leftover coffee in the pot? Freeze it into ice cubes to add to iced coffee drinks or homemade frappucinos.
  • Try this recipe for Mexican spiced ice blended coffee from Baking Bites.
  • Create this fancy dessert that they made at a restaurant I worked at: Place one scoop of vanilla ice cream in a glass. Fill glass with chilled, strong coffee or espresso. Add a tablespoon of your favorite flavored syrup. Top with lightly whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.
  • Prepare this recipe for Vanilla Caramel Syrup to use in coffee drinks.
  • Browse for a huge variety of coffee coupons: Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, Maxwell House, General Foods International Coffees, and Eight O’Clock.
  • Whip up my favorite Iced Mocha.

Anybody have a recipe or a trick for frugal coffee drinks?

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  1. Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam says:

    oh, we have some fun frugal coffee drinks we do. I'll have to figure out the amounts rather than a dash of this, dash of that. 🙂

  2. Heidi @ Frugal Girls! says:

    Mmm ~ this makes me thirsty! 🙂 We make iced mochas daily at home to save $$. We brew regular coffee the night before and then stick it in the fridge {it usually lasts for 2 days or so before it's gone}. Then the next morning we put some crushed ice in a glass, add some Hershey's chocolate syrup, some nonfat milk, and fill up the rest of the way with our pre-chilled coffee. It's so delicious, and just as tasty as Starbucks! 🙂

  3. Melissa @ says:

    Love the idea of putting left over coffee in ice cube trays! I have always just put it in a pitcher in the fridge for the next day- but that adds a whole new way of having iced/frozen coffee drinks! I definitely plus for those of us in the heat of AZ! Thanks!

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