Amazing: 2012 Caymus for $38.90/btl [Regional, Targeted, and YMMV]

Thursday, June 5, 2014

If there's one thing this deal hound loves it's stackable opportunities. By stackable, I mean discounts which can be combined in a single transaction to maximize savings.

An equally enthusiastic deal hound friend in New Hampshire recently pointed out a number of opportunities which can be combined to get some amazing deals on domestic wines right now. Including 2012 Caymus for the amazingly low price of $38.90/btl if you've got the right coupons.

This is an amazingly low price for Caymus when compared to historical pricing for this bottling in prior vintages in the $60-$70 range. We've seen the 2012 offered in the low-$50s recently, but sub-$40 takes this to a whole new level.

Caymus is of interest because it's probably the Napa Cab most reliably rated 91+ by Wine Spectator that costs less than $100. The release price is $72. The wine is typically quite fruit driven, but a scan of early tasting notes for the 2012 indicates it's even riper than most vintages of Caymus. This is a style of wine a lot of people are looking for, so to be able to find it for less than $40 is noteworthy.

Here's how to do it...

First, the New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet is running a 15% off mixed case sale through June 29th, 2014.

Second, they're running a sale on Caymus currently, offering it for $59.99. 15% off this as part of a mixed case brings the price down to $50.99/btl.

Note that although the NH Liquor Store site lists inventory for each store it isn't always accurate, and they don't list vintages. So call before going.

Next, in conjunction with a new store opening in Manchester (#10) they sent out targeted coupons to New Hampshire mail boxes for $10 off per bottle of Caymus. Note that this applies after the 15% off so this brings the price down to $40.99/btl. The only way I'd know to get one of these is to ask friends and family in New Hampshire. They didn't send these out to people on their email list.

Finally, there are some $25 off $150 coupons floating around for this location as well that say they can't be combined with other offers but in practice they can. Depending on how you round out your mixed case this brings the price down even further.

Say you bought 6 bottles of the Caymus, and 6 bottles of more affordable wine. That would bring your per-bottle cost of the Caymus down to something around $38.90/btl. An amazingly low price.

And remember, there's no sales tax on wine in New Hampshire (nor Massachusetts at the moment).

What a deal.
A huge shout out to my friend about the heads up on this one.

Question of the Day: Any success replicating this deal? Have you received these coupons? Any tips on where to find them? Any other angles for maximizing this deal?


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