Do you shop at Cost Plus World Market? I recently discovered this gem of a store. It’s got a little bit of everything: home decor, wine, snacks from around the world (my favorite part!), and….coffee.
Reader Annie recently took the time to email me step-by-step directions on how she shops Cost Plus World Market to stock up on coffee. I found her post so in-depth and helpful that I wanted to share this information with you, so you’ll be ready for the next sale like this they have. Ready?
Step One. Become a World Perks Member if you aren’t already. You can do this in-store or online. (If you take the online route, there is a $10/$30 printable coupon available to print!
Step Two. Understand how to leverage your member account. Annie explains:
1) As a world market perks member when you buy 6 bags of 12 oz or more [coffee] you get 1 free bag of 12 oz or more.
2) Every Wednesday its 2 points for every 1 bag (thus it turns into buy 3 and get 1 bag free)
This is important for 2 reasons. 1) the buy on get one sale (I’ll get to that) and 2) when you cash in on your free bag make sure to do so on a Wednesday whenever possible – you still get the points.
Step Three. Wait for a “buy one, get one free” sale. Annie shares that this seems to be happening roughly once every three months or so. I’ll do my best to notify you when I see one coming! The sale looks like this:
Apparently, you won’t get points for the “free” item. But if you shop on Wednesday, it’s double points day! That means you’ll get 2 points for each bag you pay for. If you have a $10/$30 coupon (such as the one I mentioned available online), the deal gets sweeter. Here’s Annie’s breakout:
Buy one, get one Sale : Generally Coffee is $5.99 a pack – so this goes to $2.99 a pack
Buy on Wednesday : Buy 6 and pay for 3 – get free pack – so 7 packs for $17.97 or $2.58 a pack
Better – Buy 18 – Pay for 9 – get 3 free packs – use each one on a Wednesday – get one more free – thus pay for 9 and get 22 so $53.91 or $2.45
Step Four. Get there early! Anne says that the last time she did this sale, others knew of it too. She asked if they had more stock in back, and they did! Here is what Annie did:
Buy 12 bags – Pay for 6 – $35.94 – Use $10/$30 coupon – $24.94 – 12 Bags plus 2 free so $1.83 a bag.
Are you following this? She did the “buy one, get one free” sale, used her $10/$30 coupon, and earned 2 free additional bags since it was double points day. (Remember each 6 bags you buy, you earn 1.)
Step Five. If you don’t want to shop in-stores, you can do a similar deal online! Annie has also done this online, particularly when there isn’t a $10/$30 coupon available to use. I think even with a coupon, doing this sale online may be a great alternative. Plus, stock may not be such an issue.
Here’s the crazy deal Annie got:
2 World Market® Breakfast Blend Coffee, 12 oz. FREE
2 World Market® Breakfast Blend Coffee, 12 oz. 11.98 (total)
1 World Market® Mocha Java Blend Coffee Size: 12 OZ. FREE
1 World Market® Mocha Java Blend Coffee Size: 12 OZ. 5.99
2 World Market® French Roast Coffee Size: 12 OZ. FREE
2 World Market® French Roast Coffee Size: 12 OZ. 11.98
2 World Market® Vanilla Bean Coffee, 12 oz. FREE
2 World Market® Vanilla Bean Coffee, 12 oz. 13.98
1 World Market® Sumatra Medium Coffee Size: 12 OZ. FREE
1 World Market® Sumatra Medium Coffee Size: 12 OZ. 6.99
1 World Market® Peruvian Coffee, 24 oz. FREE*
1 World Market® Peruvian Coffee, 24 oz. 8.79
3 World Market® French Roast Coffee 24 oz. FREE
3 World Market® French Roast Coffee Size: 24 OZ. 26.37
2 World Market® Italian Roast Coffee Size: 24 OZ. FREE
2 World Market® Italian Roast Coffee Size: 24 OZ. 17.58
TOTAL $103.66 (no shipping over $100 and no tax because its “food”). Point wise, Anne bought 30 bags, which means she earned 5 additional free bags from doing this deal. Bottom line, when all is said and done, 53 bags of coffee at $1.99 each! You could certainly buy less than this, but Annie really wanted to stock up plus take advantage of the free shipping. Just make sure to do the math to ensure you’re maximizing your points and the buy one, get one free sale.
* Annie is unsure why she was able to include 24 oz bags in this deal. She isn’t sure if stores would have carried this size as part of the deal.
A couple final tips from Annie
Before you do a crazy stock up deal like Annie, take a couple of her tips to heart…
1) Try ONE bag first. Make sure you like World Market coffee before you buy 30 bags! Go on a Wednesday and get those double points! If you like it? You’ll be prepared for their “buy one, get one free sale.” It’s not a deal if you don’t like this brand.
2) You can only redeem ONE free coffee bag per trip. On the free bags you earn with your points? You can only redeem ONE at a time. So if you earn 5 bags, you’ll be making 5 trips. Anne writes she has had no issue going in, getting her free bag, paying nothing, and leaving. But it may be something to consider if your nearest World Market isn’t too near.
A HUGE, HUGE thank you to Annie for sharing her wealth of information! So now you all will be ready the next time we hear of this sale, right?
I would love to hear from any of you that have shopped this sale before. What tips/tricks would you add to Annie’s list? Or, do you have any other great insights on shopping Cost Plus World Market you can share today?