How to save money on wine, beer and liquor purchases? Some people would say that the obvious is answer is “don’t buy it! there, you just saved money”. Ummmm yeah.
Hubby and I have a very extensive liquor cabinet. This means one of three things:
• We like to buy liquor
• We like to try new liquor
• We do not drink enough
Well, actually there is a fourth option which is of course, all of the above!
The truth is we do like to try new liquors, buy a lot of new liquors on sale (and usually with a rebate), and we don’t consume enough liquor to use all that we purchase. Maybe we should throw more parties?
In any event, here are a few things I have learned to save money while buying wine, liquor and beer over the years:
How To Save Money On Wine, Beer and Liquor Purchases
• Know your regional prices. If something goes on sale, you will know if it is a good deal or not, and if it is truly a sale price.
• Shop seasonally. Some items are less expensive in the summer, some the winter. If you enjoy cordials such as Baileys, this time of the year can yield sales!
• Take advantage of coupons and rebate offers, as your state laws allow. Pair the coupon and/or rebate with sale prices.
• Know the contents of your liquor cabinet. This can cut down on redundant purchases.
• Shop duty free stores if they are available in your area.
• When cruising out of the country, take advantage of low liquor prices in the Caribbean. We have picked up some truly marvelous deals in Jamaica and the US Virgin Islands. (Do check US laws before purchasing.)
• Take advantage of local bargains when traveling. We always try something new when visiting out of state, and bring home a bottle or two when it is a great deal!
• Buy Wine, Beer and Liquor on sale. This may seem obvious to some, not as obvious to others. A better tenant would be to Stock-up on sale. That way you will not run out of a party staple.
As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.
What are your tips, tricks and hints for stockpile a liquor cabinet on the cheap (if you choose not to abstain)?
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Note: these tips first appeared on my old blog, Coupons, Deals and More.