Estimated Monthly Savings: $100
After a long day at work, nothing beats sitting back and relaxing with a glass of wine. And that rib eye steak tastes so much better when paired with a nice red. But let’s be honest, a good bottle of wine does not come cheap. The good news is that there are many ways to get quality wine at big discounts.
Buy in Bulk
Many of your local stores will offer discounts if you buy by the case. Many stores will offer a discount up to 30% if you buy six bottles at a time. While you are paying more money at one time, your price per bottle has dropped substantially. This deal works great if you are responsible for the wine during the holidays.
Join a Wine Club
Wine clubs are a great way to try different types of wine and save some money. When you sign up for a club, the club will usually ask you how often you want a delivery and what type of wine you prefer. There are many big name wine clubs like WINC that will provide wines from various vineyards and there are smaller clubs ran by individual vineyards. Look up your favorite vineyard, there’s a good chance they have a club. The best part about joining a wine club? The savings! Most wine clubs offer a discount of 25-30%.
Buy it by the Bottle
When dining out, it’s usually cheaper to buy wine by the bottle. Next time you’re out, compare the price per glass to the price per bottle. Buy the bottle and share it with the table. Worried you won’t finish the whole bottle? Most restaurants will let you take the rest of the bottle home.
Bonus tip: If you do order by the glass, avoid the second cheapest wine. Restaurants know that you don’t want to look cheap so the they often put a high markup on the second cheapest wine knowing you are more likely to buy it.
Saving money on wine doesn’t have to mean buying the cheapest bottle. The next time you go to buy wine, remember these tips and save big.