Coffee Cups with Lids

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  1. WaterfallLady

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    Sounds like an unusual thread title, but it does have to do with school. Every once in a while, I give the kids hot (lukewarm) chocolate for a job well done or if it's really cold or rainy. I really like those disposable coffee cups with lids because many of my kids have motor skills issues and spilling hot chocolate, even if it's not hot, is really messy and has resulted in tears in the past. So, does anyone know a place I could get them cheap? Or a place where I can get non-disposable lidded coffee mugs for a good price? I never have more than 12 in a class.
     
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    I would think you could get those at Costco (just guessing).
     
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    Yes, Costco carries them.
     
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    Thanks. Are the non-disposable alternatives too expensive?
     
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    Do you have 7-11 stores where you are?

    They sell plastic insulated reusable 20 oz full for $1.99 (the idea is to bring it back and your refill is only 99 cents) I wind up buying a new one everytime I forget it since the price without the reusable cup is $1.79

    So even if you bought your coffee there for 2 weeks, you'd be set!
     
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    I've seen them at places like Target, but I have no idea how much they run.
     
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    Sam's Club, Costco, and BJs all carry the disposable but here are some ideas for you...
    Stop by your local convenience mart and ask if they would donate lidded coffee cups to your classroom.
    Stop at a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts (or contact their corporate offices) to see if they would donate them.
    Try a local Dollar Tree store to see if they have anything.
    Ask parents if they would be willing to donate 1 cup per child.

    Good luck!
     
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    Those are great ideas! I bet Dunkin would donate them!

    I also like the parent idea= it could be part of their school supply list maybe.
     
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    I've found them (the non-disposable kind) at Dollar Tree before, and they are the customizable ones with paper inserts. I sew for a hobby, and I use fabric and monogram them to make something like this: http://www.belladue.com/item_145/Monogrammed-Travel-Mug.htm . The ones from Dollar Tree are very similar to this.

    ETA: I also found some at Dollar General last year, but it was around Christmastime.
     
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    Cool MS!
     
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    I keep a steady stock of disposable coffee cups & lids in my classroom for the exact same reason. Do you have a "Cash & Carry" in your area? (You can check online) This is where I get mine - a sleeve of 50 cups costs about $2, and a sleeve of 100+ lids is about $3. Although this is where the small restaurants/coffee shops/etc. get their supplies, it's open to everyone. The store is one of Seattle's best-kept secrets!!
     
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    Not sure if you have one near you, but I've found them at Dollar Tree.
     
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    I bought 12 at Dollar General for less than $4. They are a sturdy styrofoam with a plastic lid. They are disposable, but I reuse mine. They wash easily. I'm just cheap like that.

    I'm not a coffee drinker, but I'm a sloppy drinker. I use them for cold drinks or sometimes hot soup.
     
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    Those are pretty!

    I saw them at Wal-Mart last night, but didn't look at the price.

    Oriental Trading has these. It might be fun to let the kids decorate their own.
     

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