What you need to decide from the start is how much coffee do you want to buy? Every free offer I found online you must either join a coffee club, a coffee of the month club or sign up to order "X" amount of coffee. If you don't want to order coffee to receive a free coffee maker you may be out of luck. The companies make money; in the form of a smaller percentage by giving away a coffee pot in hopes that you will stick around with them for a long time.
Some things to consider when looking for a free coffee makers offer are simple at best. How good the quality of the coffee pot and how much is their coffee? Also I would suggest getting the most for your money. A good offer will include either a coffee pot and a couple of tumblers to go with it or a free bag of coffee or two and the coffee maker as well as free shipping. You can always opt for the minimal amount of purchase just to get your coffee maker or stick with their coffee ordering program as long as the coffee is an affordable price. I would suggest finding a price between $6 and $9 a bag. If the coffee company is charging much more than that then their free coffee maker may not be worth it in the long run. Many good companies offer the free coffee pot, 1-2 free bags of coffee and free shipping on the introductory offer.
Looking at the above options will help you in the long run. There is one last thing to consider before closing. How many bags do you have to buy to keep or receive the coffee maker. Make sure that they let you keep the pot whether you decide to stick with them for a year or even less. A good company will let their customer opt out after the first batch of coffee is purchased. If the coffee is good and cheap enough priced stick with them you may like more than just the free coffee maker. Make sure you get the most out of any free coffee pot offers you choose. When a company offers an early opt out for you if you decide you don't want their coffee that is good. A company that offers you a quick way out all while keeping the coffee pot means that they have faith in their coffee they sell. That is the best choice for a free coffee maker as far as I see it.
Michael S Brown