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When we have parties or get-togethers many guests prefer to drink alcohol. Alcohol can get pretty expensive, for example - a 6 pack of Heineken is $8.99.
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At my local Vons, they usually have a clearance section toward the back of the store or a cart with single bottles marked 50% off in the alcohol aisle. These were originally in a pack but the pack is missing or, broken upon delivery so they sell them individually at a discounted price.

We are able to build our own 6 pack for .75 each (after 50%) = $4.50 vs. $8.99.

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April 3, 20180 found this helpful

That's a great tip. I have often gotten beer at Costco for that reason. It is usually under $1 a bottle if you buy a case. Heineken might be even cheaper than that.

Another place that some people may have access to is Grocery Outlet. My husband and I used to have a shop right on Main Street in our town and they would do a First Tuesday Art Walk. All the shops and galleries were open for people to walk in and many would have live music as well.

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Each place serves something for their guests, usually wine and cheese. It's certainly a fun time for the neighborhood but the alcohol can really add up, especially for a small business. Most of the businesses would get bottles of wine at Grocery Outlet for these events. It was a lifesaver for us.

And, I would be remiss by not mentioning Trader Joe's. Their "Two Buck Chuck" wine is legendary, although I think it costs $3 now. They also have a nice selection of unusual wines and some great beer too.

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April 3, 20181 found this helpful

Hi Jess! Yes, Costco would be a great for large parties. We have BevMo here nearby, but the prices are kind of high. I have not tried Grocery Outlet, but there is one sort of near by, I hear their selection in groceries is nicely priced too but I have never stopped by personally, I will have to try it!

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First Tuesday Art Walk sounds like a lot of fun and all the shops participating in it. But yes, definitely for a small business that would be costly, glad Grocery Outlet was able to help keep alcohol costs down for you. :)

I am not a drinker, but occasionally will pick up the Two Buck Chuck wine at Trader Joe's for my fiancé, now $2.99, hehe! He also likes wine at Costco!:)

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April 7, 20180 found this helpful

how about BYOB?

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April 7, 20180 found this helpful

Ha-ha! That can be an idea too.

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April 8, 20180 found this helpful

I am going to check on that for corona. My man is a lover of all things corona.

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I would be able to make more crafts for him too love. He got a kick out of this one.

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April 10, 20180 found this helpful

Yes check out some aisles in the back, they may have sales. :)

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