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    • Cottage Economy
    • By Cottage Economy 9th Oct 17, 11:27 AM
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    Dolce Gusto Mini-Me machine + 3 boxes of pods + pod holder Tesco 45
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    • 9th Oct 17, 11:27 AM
    Dolce Gusto Mini-Me machine + 3 boxes of pods + pod holder Tesco 45 9th Oct 17 at 11:27 AM
    Just come across this. With Christmas coming up thought this might be a useful gift:

    Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee-machine bundle

    Click and Collect is free or delivery starts at 3.00.

    Official MoneySavingExpert insert Tue 17 Oct: You can get this Dolce Gusto Mini-Me machine, three boxes of coffee pods and a pod holder online at Tesco Direct for 45 (delivery is 3 or you can collect in store for free). Weve asked Tesco Direct how long this will be at this price, and whether stock is limited - well update you here when we know. The next cheapest we found for the same bundle was 49.48 at eBuyer.com.

    Online reviews of this bundle are decent, with people suggesting its good for students.
    Big thanks to Cottage Economy for the spot!

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    Last edited by MSE Deborah; 17-10-2017 at 6:21 PM.
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    "...success in personal finance isn't about mastering the technicalities. It is about mastering yourself." Ermine to Cottage Economy, 2012
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    • moonshine
    • By moonshine 10th Oct 17, 2:24 PM
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    are the capsules expensive? That's always what puts me off these sort of machines.
    • Cottage Economy
    • By Cottage Economy 12th Oct 17, 10:59 AM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 10:59 AM
    Can be. It depends where you buy them from. I tend to buy in bulk either when they go on offer in one of the supermarkets, or I keep an eye out online and see if I there is a discount code or voucher to use with a retailer that sells them. Some places on amazon and ebay sell big bags of loose pods, but not sure if these are seconds or knock-offs. You also have to be careful with the low price per pod they 'claim' - especially if you have to add postage on.

    There are 16 pods in a box, although if you buy the milk-based drinks such as latte and cappuccino you have to use one milk and one coffee pod, so you only get 8 drinks.

    I tend to only have one cappuccino a day as a mid-morning treat, but if you like having five a day then it will get expensive!
    Last edited by Cottage Economy; 12-10-2017 at 11:10 AM.
    The 'Save 12k in 2017' #129
    Personal target 4,000.
    4169.36/4,000 (104%)

    "...success in personal finance isn't about mastering the technicalities. It is about mastering yourself." Ermine to Cottage Economy, 2012
    • Mrembo
    • By Mrembo 14th Oct 17, 11:54 AM
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    • 14th Oct 17, 11:54 AM
    The pods are going for 2.49 in Lidl
    • Cottage Economy
    • By Cottage Economy 17th Oct 17, 1:55 PM
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    • 17th Oct 17, 1:55 PM
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    • 17th Oct 17, 1:55 PM
    The pods are going for 2.49 in Lidl
    Originally posted by Mrembo
    I'm not sure they are compatible pods. The ones in my local Lidl are for Nespresso machines, which are different. The Nespresso pods appear to be smaller. I'm not sure though whether bigger branches or Lidl sell Dolce Gusto compatible pods?
    The 'Save 12k in 2017' #129
    Personal target 4,000.
    4169.36/4,000 (104%)

    "...success in personal finance isn't about mastering the technicalities. It is about mastering yourself." Ermine to Cottage Economy, 2012
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    • By MSE Andrea 18th Oct 17, 1:34 PM
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    • 18th Oct 17, 1:34 PM
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    Does anyone else have any good, cheap sources of compatible pods?
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    • By greyfox 21st Oct 17, 1:57 PM
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    I'm not sure they are compatible pods. The ones in my local Lidl are for Nespresso machines, which are different. The Nespresso pods appear to be smaller. I'm not sure though whether bigger branches or Lidl sell Dolce Gusto compatible pods?
    Originally posted by Cottage Economy
    The large Lidl near us has Dolce Gusto compatible pods (brand is Bella Cafe) at 2.49 for 16 pods. Three varieties: Lungo (long black) + 2 milky ones. (Not sure which these are as I only drink black coffee.) It takes longer for the water to go through the pods than it does with genuine DG pods but the coffee itself is good.

    The smaller Lidl branch a few miles away only stocks Nespresso-compatible pods.
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