“I think it’s one of the best ways to save on booze,” said Trae Bodge, a smart saving expert. “Sometimes they have their own proprietary brand and those tend to measure up pretty well in terms of taste and quality, but the price is quite a bit lower. You can also find name brand booze at your wholesale establishment and the markup tends to be a bit lower than it will be at the liquor store.”

You do not need a Costco membership in Texas to buy alcohol there.

Or, buy in bulk at your local liquor or grocery store.

“Ask for volume discounts and so say to them, ‘Do you offer 10% off if I buy a case?’” Bodge said. “That’s a great way to save if you do have a favorite wine, for instance, and you plan to buy a lot.”

Look in unexpected places for deals, like Trader Joe’s.

“They’re famous for their two Buck Chuck,” Bodge said. “That, again, is if you are not a connoisseur and looking for super, super high-quality wine, but the two buck Chuck is a great deal.”

Drug stores like CVS or Walgreens can also offer savings.

“If you’re a member of their loyalty program, you can then also gain loyalty points and purchase your liquor at the same time,” Bodge said. “This often isn’t fine wine necessarily, but again, good to do in a pinch.”

“There are a number of online subscription services,” Bodge said. “I like one called First Leaf that I actually use for wine. The wine gets delivered to me every other month and I get free shipping and I also get volume discounts because I order a case at a time.”

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