Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 31st, 2009 is the last day to purchase alcohol in Massachusetts before taxes go from 0% to 6.25%. Local wine retailers are taking advantage of this unfortunate compelling event by adding extra incentives to stock up.
Julio's Liquors in Westborough is offering 25% off all non-sale items. Thanks to reader D.S. for the tip on this one.
You can get 6.25% off the already low prices at Bin Ends Wine in Braintree with the promo code SALESTAX. Bin Ends has an e-commerce site so you can shop around without driving down there. Follow @binendswine on Twitter if you need help making a selection.
Upper Falls Liquors in Newton has 20% off all of their non-sale wines if you purchase 6 or more bottles (as opposed to a typical month where only certain categories are on sale). Follow @upperfallswine for more info.
Some of the best deals never hit the Internet. The Hingham Wine Merchant has been sending out E-mails this week with some intriguing plays. In particular a $40 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir that I normally see for $60 caught my eye. Give them a call at (781) 740-9393 if you'd like to check what they have in the categories you're looking for.
Blanchards is having an online-only Connoisseur's Garage Sale. If you're not on their E-mail list you can sign up on their site, or E-mail Eden Stone at email@example.com for more information on this specific offer with savings up to 60% on select wines from the US, France, Italy and Spain. You can also follow Blanchards on Twitter: @blanchardswine
Oh, one more thing. Don't forget that we're giving away a wine aerator here on the WWP! Leave a comment on this piece by July 31st for your chance to win.
Question of the Day: Any other deals you're seeing leading up to the tax increase?