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WineAccess.com is a wine shop I wouldn’t usually buy from. Their prices are a bit on the high side. However there are (3) stackable offers that make them an amazing deal right now.
You can spend $250, get back $50 from referral credit, and American Express has an ‘Amex Offer’ of $60 back on $250 spend. And you can earn miles for your purchase through a shopping portal too. Your net out of pocket cost will be $140 plus frequent flyer miles.
Amex Offer: $60 back on S250 Spend
Amex offers are targeted, but this one seems to be broadly available. I logged into my American Express account, scrolled down to the Amex Offers and clicked to show more.
Beyond the scope of this deal, there’s also $10 back on $50 spend at (the often pricey) Wine.com.
In any case spend $250 at WineAccess.com using your American Express card that you’ve registered this offer to and you’ll get a $60 statement credit. You need to spend $250 — not $200 — because you’re also going to take advantage of a $50 discount and the actual amount charged to your card needs to hit $200.
This deal is only available for delivery to,
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
And WineAccess may not have bottles that ship to all of these states, they show nothing available when I set my home address in Texas.
In addition you won’t earn the rebate for “purchases made in the following sections: Top Wineries, Top Categories, and Top Regions.”
$50 Referral Credit
After you’ve added the Amex Offer to your account, sign up for WineAccess with a referral code and you’ll get $50 off an order of $150 or more (you want to spend $250 though anyway for the Amex Offer rebate).
Note that an order of 6 bottles or more — or $150 — will qualify for free shipping, which is below the threshold you’re going to want to spend.
The person referring you gets a $50 credit when you make a $150 purchase, too. This is my referral link, you’re welcome to leave yours in the comments.
Shopping Portal Credit
Once you’ve added the Amex Offer to your card, and signed up for a WineAccess account, start at a shopping portal to click through to Wine Access before making your purchase.
Getting the Best Deal
They don’t have a ton of selection. Each bottle is more than it should be. For instance they have Louis Roederer Brut Premier champagne for $49, Wine.com has it for $50, but in my opinion it should be $40. Of course $150 purchases come with shipping and that mitigates somewhat.
The markup seems to be consistent across many of their bottles (although 2009 Dom Perignon seems overpriced by almost $30), so you get the very best deal buying the fewest bottles of wine. Buy a couple of bottles, not six, to get to the $250 in spend.
(HT: Points, Miles and More)