Can You Taste the Savings? 5 Food and Beverage Deals for Your Enjoyment

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The debate rages amongst coffee enthusiasts as to which franchise makes the better cup of Joe: Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks. No need to debate this week, though, as we have deals on tap for both. And our love for incredible edibles extends beyond caffeine, with wine, doughnuts, and tea among the bargains. Four of these deals even rank as Editors' Choices. Still hungry for more? Be sure to check out our daily food and drink deals.

  1. Free Tall Refresher Drink
    Vendor: Starbucks
    Price: Free
    Available: July 13, 12 to 3 pm

    Is It Worth It?: Starbucks unrolled the Refresher on July 10, in order to keep y'all stay cool during the hot, hot summer heat. The tasty drink comes in two flavors: Very Berry Hibiscus (pictured), which is served with whole blackberries, and Cool Lime, made with real limes. This Editors' Choice deal actually makes Friday the 13th lucky: It requires no coupon and snags you a savings of $2.95. There's a limit of one Refresher per person, so we suggest hopping from store to store if you're thirsty.

  2. Gevalia Classic 12-Cup Coffeemaker bundled with 4 Boxes of Coffee or Tea
    Price: $9.99 with free shipping
    Expires: December 31

    Is It Worth It?: The yummy part of this Editors' Choice deal is the variety: You can stock your brand new Gevalia Classic 12-Cup Coffeemaker with an assortment of brews from four boxes of Gevalia coffee or tea. With this deal you can essentially brew 40 types of coffee and 19 types of tea. We also found the Gevalia Stainless Steel 12-Cup Coffeemaker also bundled with four boxes of coffee or tea, and a Stainless Steel Coffee Scoop, for $14.99 with $5.95 s&h. No matter which coffeemaker you choose, you will receive auto delivery shipments of coffee and tea with this deal. However, you can cancel your subscription any time by accessing the "My Account" section of the website.

  3. Free Medium Beverage
    Vendor: Dunkin' Donuts
    Price: Free via Dunkin' Donuts Perks Rewards

    Is It Worth It?: We know you can taste the Editors' Choice goodness and savor the freeness in this deal. You'll be handed a complimentary Dunkin' Donuts beverage voucher (any iced or hot coffee, tea or latte, hot chocolate, or Coolatta) if you simply sign up for Dunkin' Donuts Perks Rewards. You can also text "PERKS" to 386546 with your email address to create a DD Perks Rewards profile from your phone. Want to make it a double? Provide your birthday and you'll receive another coupon good for a free select medium beverage on the big day.

  4. Buy 1 Dozen Doughnuts, Get 2nd Dozen for 75 Cents
    Vendor: Krispy Kreme
    Price: 75 cents for the second dozen via printable coupon
    Available: July 13

    Is It Worth It?: Here's a delicious Editors' Choice deal that just might make us all OK with growing old and fat. Krispy Kreme is turning 75 years old, and to celebrate, the store is offering a sweet deal. Pick up one dozen Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts at participating locations and get another dozen for just 75 cents via this printable coupon.

  5. 12 Bottles of Wine bundled with a Lever-Action Corkscrew and Tasting Notes Binder
    Vendor: WSJwine
    Price: $69.99 with $19.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $110

    Is It Worth It?: Is your wine chiller looking a little emtpy? Fill it back up with great booze without spending a fortune. This deal brings 12 bottles of wine to your door for just $69.99, or $7.50 a bottle. Build your collection with a Bordeaux, Tuscan Red, Pinot Grigio, and more. You'll also receive the Lever-Action Corkscrew and Tasting Notes Binder as free gifts. Note that WSJwine is a subscription service you can cancel at any time by calling 1-877-975-9463. Subsequent shipments cost $149.99 with $19.99 for shipping.

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Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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