Sunday, April 5, 2015
For example, with this offer you can get a bottle of 2010 Silver Oak Napa Cab for $69.99 fully loaded, delivered to your doorstep in Massachusetts (no sales tax on wine here). The best price I see for this wine nationwide is $84.95 and that doesn't include shipping costs.
The offer can be used for any $100 order so I'll probably use this to restock on some daily drinkers Wine.com sells at decent prices.
Refer to this post I wrote last summer for tips on how to best take advantage of this offer.
Summarizing the key points:
First you've got to select wines that aren't heavily marked up vs. the best price you can get them otherwise. Use Wine-Searcher.com to check whether Wine.com's prices are inflated. Some wines are, others aren't.
Second, you've got to minimize shipping costs. The best way to do this is sign up for a free Steward Ship trial and then cancel it before being billed.
Third, make sure your order lands as close to $100 without going over too much. This way you'll maximize your percentage savings. If you want to order more than $100 worth of wine, break it up into separate orders. If you want to orders wines less than $100 add some "filler" wines (daily drinkers) to get to $100.
Offer expires 6/5/2015.
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