This post is sponsored by Grocery Outlet. All opinions and photos are, as always, my own.
Do you like wine? How about saving money? How about saving a lot of money on wine? Then today is your day, folks! Well, actually, today and the next three days!
Grocery Outlet Semi-Annual Wine Sale
20% off all wine
November 5 – 9, 2014
Now through November 9th, Grocery Outlet stores nationwide are holding their huge semi-annual wine sale.
During this sale, you save an additional 20% off the already low everyday prices on wine.
All Grocery Outlet products are normally 50 – 70% off the regular retail price that you’ll find at other stores, so during the semi-annual wine sale, that means you can save up to 80% off!
And we’re not talking about Two Buck Chuck level wines, either. I’m so excited to show you the wines I found and tell you how much money I saved!
My Grocery Outlet Semi-Annual Wine Sale Finds
I shopped the sale yesterday, on the first day, and found some AMAZING deals at my local Grocery Outlet.
Being an Oregon girl, I always look for Oregon wines first, wherever I go. My best wine sale find: 2010 Panther Creek Winemaker’s Cuvee Pinot Noir that normally sells for $26 – $32 in most retail stores, and normally sold for $6.99 at Grocery Outlet, was on super sale for just $5.40.
WHAT A DEAL!
I grabbed these two off the shelf, and asked the helpful woman restocking wine if there were more. They had one more case! I grabbed five total. This is an incredible deal on a great local wine!
My second local Oregon wine find was this Cottonwood Pinot Noir that normally sells for $15 – 18 online (it’s hard to find on retail shelves), was normally $10.99 at Grocery Outlet, and I got it for $8.40 at the semi-annual wine sale price.
I found many new-to-me wines. The Grocery Outlet is a great place to try new wines from vineyards you may never have heard of before, from California, Oregon, Washington, Argentina, Italy, France — you name it.
One of the wines I purchased that I had never tried but have heard of was the Beringer Founder’s Estate Malbec. While Beringer is in California, the Founder’s Estate wine is from grapes grown in Argentina. I’ve always been hesitant to buy from this vineyard, because it’s such a prevalent brand. But while I was checking out, the woman behind me had a case of it in her cart. I asked her if she had tried it before, and she convinced me that it was, indeed, an excellent wine — and especially at the low, LOW price of $3.99. She even helped me jog back through the store to show me where they were. I just LOVE that people in Portland are so nice and helpful!
Thanks to my new in-the-grocery-store-line friend, I picked up three of these, for $3.19 each at the semi-annual sale price.
And then there’s the wine that I bought because the packaging caught my eye. ‘Fess up, friends: you do the same when buying wine sometimes, and you know it! Right? This Chardonnay was just too pretty to leave on the shelf.
At the end of my shopping spree, I bought 14 wines, and according to my receipt, I saved $178.50. WOW, right?! I was amazed — and so happy!
What $50 at the Grocery Outlet Semi-Annual Wine Sale Can Get You
Although I spent more than $50, I thought I would show you how much you could buy at the Grocery Outlet Semi-Annual Wine Sale for $50.
Depending on the wines you buy, you could get around eight bottles.
From my trip, $50 paid for:
* Two (2) Panther Creek Winemaker’s Cuvee Pinot Noirs (Oregon)
* Plush Chardonnay (California)
* Reserve Lot 11 Old Vine Zinfandel (California)
* Cottonwood Winery Pinot Noir (Oregon)
* Beringer Founder’s Estate Malbec (Argentina)
* Powder Keg Syrah (California)
* Tierra Secreta Malbec (Argentina)
* Winfield Estate Pinot Gris (Oregon)
Nine wines for $50. Not bad, eh? I purchased five more bottles for a total of 14 bottles of wine for $75. That’s a steal, folks.
Grocery Outlet Wine Inventory
Because each Grocery Outlet is locally owned, and the products they sell vary depending on the current surplus that each store buys from local and national suppliers, you won’t find the exact same wines at every single Grocery Outlet.
Stock Up on Wines for the Holidays
The Grocery Outlet Semi-Annual Wine Sale is the absolute perfect sale to shop to stock up on wine for the holidays. I like to have at least an extra case of wine in the pantry for holiday needs:
* Hostess gifts – for all of those festive holiday parties you’ll be attending!
* Thanksgiving dinner wines — try a dry Chardonnay or bright Pinot Gris
* Christmas — try starting with an Oregon Pinot Noir, and then moving to a Washington Cabernet Sauvignon or California Zinfandel
* Last minute holiday gifts for all of those people who drop by unexpectedly
* New Year’s Eve — stock up on some bubbly! I am actually going back to get a few bottles of an intriguing brut wine that caught my eye
And don’t forget to download my FREE Fall Wine Tag Printable that I posted yesterday to help jazz up your wine gifts this season!
To help you shop the Grocery Outlet Semi-Annual Sale, I am doing a FLASH GIVEAWAY and giving two lucky winners one $25 Grocery Outlet Gift Card each! And, of course, you don’t have to use these gift cards on wine — Grocery Outlet has incredible deals on all groceries!
Enter to win one of two $25 Grocery Outlet Gift Cards
This giveaway starts at midnight Thursday November 6th and ends at NOON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7th! Please be sure to provide a current email that you check frequently! Open only to US residents, must be age 18 or older to enter, void where prohibited.By entering this giveaway, you are confirming that you have read the full terms and conditions at the end of the Rafflecopter giveaway form below.
This post is sponsored by Grocery Outlet. In addition to compensation, I received a $50 gift card to purchase wines for the purpose of this post. All opinions and photos are, as always, my own.