How to Cancel Wine.com StewardShip (before you forget)

Friday, August 8, 2014

I wrote a post a couple weeks ago about how to maximize the savings associated with Wine.com's $30 off $100 AmEx Sync deal. But it wasn't until this follow-up post that showed tangible examples of the savings that I got a bunch of emails from eagle-eyed deal hounds asking for clarification on whether it was 30% off or $30 off.

In talking to friends face to face about this the past couple weeks I can see there's some confusion on this deal. And a sense that there's a "this is too complicated" feeling about the deal. That's okay. Because out of confusion and complication comes amazing deals if you're willing to do the work. :)

But the deals can be amazingly compelling if you optimize this opportunity. For example, 2012 Caymus for an effective price of $38.99 if you buy it along with a $40 wine like the 2012 MacPhail Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($42.99 is effectively dropped down to around $27.84 with discounts) to get an order at just over $100 and take advantage of all the savings opportunities.

Again, it takes some sleuthing but I think it's worth it. By the way, those links are affiliate links so if you use them I get a commission. You'd be better off shopping through a portal for an additional 5%+ savings (be your own affiliate!) but if you don't want to hassle with portals it would be great if you used these links.

One aspect of the deal that's important is that you avoid being automatically subscribed to their $49/year StewardShip program. It's a fine program but deal hounds know to avoid subscriptions of all kinds if they can avoid it. So be sure to cancel your StewardShip free trial before 30 days are up.

Here's how...

Step 1: Log into your Wine.com account

Step 2: On the left hand side of the page, click "StewardShip Settings"

Step 3: Click "Do Not Renew"

The default setting is for StewardShip to auto-renew. But if you opted *not* to save your credit card on file when you placed your order they, kindly, won't be able to charge it to renew StewardShip.

But to remove all uncertainty click "Do Not Renew" (even though it's greyed out).
Step 4: Turn off Auto-Renewal
Yes, Renewal is spelled incorrectly
Step 5: Confirm membership end date
You can do this as soon as you'd like after placing your first order with them.

If you signed up for multiple Wine.com accounts, be sure to do this for each of them.

Let me know if you have any questions: wellesleywinepress@gmail.com or @RobertDwyer on Twitter.

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