I don't have any ideas on how to get cheap alcohol. I'm not sure there are any.
And I don't really buy a lot of the stuff. And when we do, I don't buy it at the grocery. I'm not sure why. In my head, you buy beer and wine at Sam's club and you buy liquor at a liquor store. The end. But they do sell both at the grocery.
My point is- I have learned something this week. When you are at your grocery, always take a moment to walk down the beer/alcohol isle. Especially if you live here in Indiana. Here's why, alcohol companies often distribute coupons and rebates- and in Indiana they don't require an alcohol purchase to go with it.
I was checking out at Kroger last week when I noticed something tied to the necks of some liquor on an endcap. After checking out, I went over to investigate.
Often there are also rebate offers from alcohol companies. I have never personally found these on the shelves in the grocery, but I have read about them. Once I found a $5 one at Walgreens. They are things like Save $20 when you spend $80 on groceries. Usually they include things like when you buy a 12 pack of whatever alcohol in the same purchase. But there is always a line in there about no alcohol purchase required in Indiana (and a few other states). I ordered one off Ebay at Christmas time, I'll keep you updated as to if I actually get the rebate or not (I submitted it with my grocery receipt for $100 in groceries- how exciting if I actually get $20 back!)
Didn't I mention that I'm a rebater too??? Well, I am. Didn't used to be, but it kind of goes hand in hand with the coupon thing. So yeah, I do both. Just yesterday I got a $10 check from Keebler when I bought 10 packages of cookies and crackers at Marsh at Christmas. They were on sale b1g1, and I used coupons on each package, plus coupons for things like 'get $2 in deli meat when you buy toasteds crackers'. Long story longer- I purchased 6 boxes of crackers, 4 packages of cookies, 1 pound of apples and 1 pound of sliced deli meat and my total at the checkout was $13 and change. I submitted for the $10 rebate- and received it. So really I got all of that for just over $3. Wowzers. Yes it took some time, and some paperwork, but I'm not above that and it worked out for me. Yay!