Last year, my wife saved us 10% off a substantial liquor store bill just by asking for a discount. As we prepare for our annual summer kick off party this year, we’ve decided that my wife won’t be doing that again. Not because we don’t want to save money, but because we won’t be purchasing anything from that liquor store this year.
We’ll be fulfilling our alcohol needs by shopping at Costco’s liquor store instead. We were shopping at Costco over the weekend, and decided to stop in their liquor store to compare prices and were astonished at what we found. Here are some examples of the advantages of shopping at the Costco Liquor Store:
- Captain Morgan Spiced Rum: A 1.75L bottle at our usual liquor store would cost $24.99. At Costco, it cost us $17.99, for a savings of 28%.
- Risata Moscato d’Asti : My wife loves Moscato, and this is her favorite. We normally pay $15.99 a bottle for this, but at Costco, the price is $11.99. That’s a 25% price difference!
- Grey Goose Vodka : 1.75L bottles of the Goose are $56 at our local liquor store, but only $42 at Costco. Once again, that’s a 25% price difference.
- Store Brand: Costco also sells their store brand, Kirkland, versions of different kinds of products including Vodka, Whiskey, Tequila, and wine. I’ve had the vodka and some of the wines, and they’re good quality, and are well priced.
You may not even have to be a Costco member to enjoy these prices. If the products are located inside the main Costco store, you will need a membership to buy them. But if there is a separate liquor store, such is the case with my location, no membership is needed to get these great prices. If you do run into trouble check out how to shop at Costco without a membership over at saving advice.com.
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As an added bonus, in most states purchases made at the Costco Liquor store qualify for the 2% cash back rewards program included in the Costco Executive membership (check the terms of the membership regarding your specific state).
Last year, my wife scored us a 10% discount just by asking. This year we’re getting a 25% discount by shopping at Costco.
Oh, and just in case you’re wondering, my wife did ask if they could give us an additional discount. They declined 🙂
Do you buy alcoholic beverages at Costco? What’s the best deal you’ve found?
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