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#3151 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f »

Kurt, thanks for that. Maybe I’ll stick to the cash back cards from now on. I haven’t yet tried the discount cards I bought today, but the relatively few of those I bought previously all worked.

Max, I agree. If you want to skip the coupon hunting for the discount cards as not worth the extra time/hassle, especially with this latest issue, and just stick to the cash back cards, they are a piece of cake to buy and use quickly and easily, once you have your account set up and you’ve done it once. After that, it only takes maybe a minute each time, all told, and you’re getting the cards at 6 to maybe 9 percent off after Rakuten and depending on your credit card points or cash back. There is the downside of having to carry the unused balance to next time and not being able to threaten a chargeback on wdc, but I don’t see either of those as significant for in-stock purchases on wdc.
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#3152 Post by Ben Bruemmer »

Looks like an Amex card really pays in the long run. Is there a specific card I would have to apply for to get these deals?

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#3153 Post by YLee »

It has to be cards directly from amex. Not sure what the correct term is. It cannot be co-branded amex cards. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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#3154 Post by Chris Crutchfield »

The co-branded cards do get amex offers, but I only really get the juicy stuff on my amex platinum

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#3155 Post by Kurt_L »

Ben Bruemmer wrote: April 16th, 2021, 11:01 am Looks like an Amex card really pays in the long run. Is there a specific card I would have to apply for to get these deals?
There are some sort of bonus cash back categories if you use an amex referral link when you apply. You get an extra 100% cash back bonus up to $200 on purchases at home depot, lowes, and some other stores. Here's a link for the platinum card if you want it:
http://refer.amex.us/KURTLBNmP?xl=cpm7
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#3156 Post by Kurt_L »

Empire state of wine has the 16 Produttoris on sale for $69. Not as good as WDC, but they have Rabaja and Asili in stock.
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#3157 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f »

Kurt_L wrote: April 16th, 2021, 10:15 am
D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: April 16th, 2021, 9:32 am
Michae1 P0wers wrote: April 16th, 2021, 9:27 am As a cautionary note, I bought one of the raise discount cards at 4.2% last week and it did not work. I've since sent Raise three messages about this and reported it on the order itself with no response at all. I'll give them a bit longer then pursue a chargeback. Have had good luck with them until now but CS appears to be nonexistent.
Interesting, thanks. I've never had one not work, but I've mostly bought the "cash back" cards as the "discount" cards have so rarely been the better deal. But so far every card I've bought in either category has worked flawlessly. Keep us posted! Raise guarantees the cards will work, but if they don't respond when you report an issue, that's troubling...
I would also caution. I just bought 4 gift cards this morning and 2 of 4 did not work. I contacted raise and they have already processed a refund, but it was a pain in the neck. I'll probably stick to the 6% cash back cards next time. The 6% cash back cards are all purchased directly from wine.com by raise, so there is not the same risk of the code not working.
I was going to wait until I was ready to buy something to try and use them, but given this issue I went ahead and tried to add them to my wdc account and all the "discount" codes I bought this morning worked, so I'll count my blessings.... [thumbs-up.gif]

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#3158 Post by cjsavino »

Used the Amex $50 off $150 offer for wine access. I set up a new account and it gave me a $50 off welcome offer too, so had to add more to my cart to get over $150.
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#3159 Post by Brendan L »

I have co-branded cards and have gotten WDC and WA discounts a handful of times. I've had this for cards with $0 AF and $450 AF.

Is it a known fact that $100 off $300 coupons will not work with RMN?
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Brendan L wrote: April 16th, 2021, 4:33 pm I have co-branded cards and have gotten WDC and WA discounts a handful of times. I've had this for cards with $0 AF and $450 AF.

Is it a known fact that $100 off $300 coupons will not work with RMN?
It will work but you will only get maximum of $50 per transaction.
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#3161 Post by Michae1 P0wers »

Kurt_L wrote: April 16th, 2021, 10:15 am
I would also caution. I just bought 4 gift cards this morning and 2 of 4 did not work. I contacted raise and they have already processed a refund, but it was a pain in the neck. I'll probably stick to the 6% cash back cards next time. The 6% cash back cards are all purchased directly from wine.com by raise, so there is not the same risk of the code not working.
Kurt, how did you get them to act so fast? I’ve had zero luck with chat and email for a week. Also two of my four didn’t work.

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Michae1 P0wers wrote: April 16th, 2021, 5:47 pm
Kurt_L wrote: April 16th, 2021, 10:15 am
I would also caution. I just bought 4 gift cards this morning and 2 of 4 did not work. I contacted raise and they have already processed a refund, but it was a pain in the neck. I'll probably stick to the 6% cash back cards next time. The 6% cash back cards are all purchased directly from wine.com by raise, so there is not the same risk of the code not working.
Kurt, how did you get them to act so fast? I’ve had zero luck with chat and email for a week. Also two of my four didn’t work.
Just sent you a DM
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Ben Bruemmer wrote: April 16th, 2021, 11:01 am Looks like an Amex card really pays in the long run. Is there a specific card I would have to apply for to get these deals?
The Amex branded cards likely get the best/most deals, but their cobrands also get many, but IMO not the best ones from retailers like WA, WDC, TW. I have gotten Benchmark, Zachys, Morrells, LBW, FBW on cobrand. There's a ton of junky wine offers ($50 off a $500 purchase at Darioush etc) too, that are unlikely to be of interest to people on this board.

I suspect many people here would be able to get the discounted Schwab cobrand Plat, and that IMO is an awesome deal. Note that Plat fees will be going up in July, so if you think you could use its bennies, there's some value in getting it now, beyond wine deals through Amex Offers. That brokerage Plat is also offered on a couple other platforms - MS, Ameriprise, GSAM that I know of. Might be more.
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Jin F wrote: April 14th, 2021, 10:20 pm Wine.com
BEST COUPON
welcomeback50 $50 off $200
save50nss $50 off $250
P50AM $50 off $150 04-30-2021 expire
PW50CQ $50 off $150 04-30-2021 expire
PS50CQ $50 off $150 04-30-2021 expire
VMPR50 $50 off $150
Thanks for these, just picked up 8 botles of G.D. Albe barolo for $25 per bottle, seems like a great price...
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#3165 Post by Warren Taranow »

RMN 20% off WDC on the app today. Can I use it again with another purchase today? I just combined it with a $50 off $150 and want to repeat it with a different coupon.

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Warren Taranow wrote: April 18th, 2021, 8:35 am RMN 20% off WDC on the app today. Can I use it again with another purchase today? I just combined it with a $50 off $150 and want to repeat it with a different coupon.

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You can but you will likely have to manually contact RMN to have it applied. The automated cashback rarely triggers for subsequent same day purchases
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Warren Taranow wrote: April 18th, 2021, 8:35 am RMN 20% off WDC on the app today. Can I use it again with another purchase today? I just combined it with a $50 off $150 and want to repeat it with a different coupon.

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#3168 Post by Dennis Atick »

Good timing on 20% as 2019 Prum are back. for me, anyway.
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#3169 Post by Max S. »

Warren Taranow wrote: April 18th, 2021, 8:35 am RMN 20% off WDC on the app today. Can I use it again with another purchase today? I just combined it with a $50 off $150 and want to repeat it with a different coupon.

Thanks
App not needed - and thanks for the heads-up!
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Brian Be wrote: April 17th, 2021, 6:13 pm
Jin F wrote: April 14th, 2021, 10:20 pm Wine.com
BEST COUPON
Thanks for these, just picked up 8 botles of G.D. Albe barolo for $25 per bottle, seems like a great price...
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Brian Be wrote: April 17th, 2021, 6:13 pm
Jin F wrote: April 14th, 2021, 10:20 pm Wine.com
BEST COUPON
welcomeback50 $50 off $200
save50nss $50 off $250
P50AM $50 off $150 04-30-2021 expire
PW50CQ $50 off $150 04-30-2021 expire
PS50CQ $50 off $150 04-30-2021 expire
VMPR50 $50 off $150
Thanks for these, just picked up 8 botles of G.D. Albe barolo for $25 per bottle, seems like a great price...
How did you get them for $25 per?
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#3172 Post by B. Buzzini »

Can you use $50 off 150 coupon for purchase, then use another 50 off 150 coupon for same wine, same day? If so, how many times can this be done?

Sorry if this has been covered already...I don't really follow what's going on with all these code things! [wow.gif]
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#3173 Post by Max S. »

B. Buzzini wrote: April 18th, 2021, 10:29 am Can you use $50 off 150 coupon for purchase, then use another 50 off 150 coupon for same wine, same day? If so, how many times can this be done?

Sorry if this has been covered already...I don't really follow what's going on with all these code things! [wow.gif]
As long as they are different coupons, I think you can use as many as you want. I used 3 coupons on 3 separate transactions a couple days ago.
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#3174 Post by Kurt_L »

B. Buzzini wrote: April 18th, 2021, 10:24 am
Brian Be wrote: April 17th, 2021, 6:13 pm
Jin F wrote: April 14th, 2021, 10:20 pm Wine.com
BEST COUPON
welcomeback50 $50 off $200
save50nss $50 off $250
P50AM $50 off $150 04-30-2021 expire
PW50CQ $50 off $150 04-30-2021 expire
PS50CQ $50 off $150 04-30-2021 expire
VMPR50 $50 off $150
Thanks for these, just picked up 8 botles of G.D. Albe barolo for $25 per bottle, seems like a great price...
How did you get them for $25 per?
You can get the albe barolo for $19 (50% off) if you read some of the tips above in this thread. The short version is combine 33% off promo codes with 20% cash back from retailmenot and 6% cash back using gift cards from raise.com.
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B. Buzzini wrote: April 18th, 2021, 10:29 am Can you use $50 off 150 coupon for purchase, then use another 50 off 150 coupon for same wine, same day? If so, how many times can this be done?

Sorry if this has been covered already...I don't really follow what's going on with all these code things! [wow.gif]
Buzz, here's the (I hope) short-ish version of the tutorial, though as indicated there are various tips spread throughout this thread:

First, most of these places use referral programs where you can get a one-time offer and the person referring you can get a bonus. If you don't already have an account at these places, please don't sign up for one without using a referral. I'll put some of mine in this post, Jin has some of his in the first post on page one, and other helpful contributors have theirs spread throughout the thread. If you use one of mine for one site, first - thank you, but second - please use someone else's for one of the other sites - spread the love!

Second, you'll want to set up an account at wine.com and retailmenot.com at a minimum, but also raise.com and rakuten.com if you really want to maximize. Basically, you buy the wine at wine.com using one of their coupon codes, but you first log in to a "portal' site (either retailmennot or rakuten) to get an additional rebate, and use gift cards purchased at raise to pay for the wine. As an example, a coupon can get you $50 off of $150 at wine.com, but if you start at retailmenot during one of their periodic 20% offers, you get 20% of your net spend back, and if you use raise you pay with gift cards you can get at approx. 92 cents on the dollar all-in. So the saving stack up nicely, and this is how you end up with things like the Albe for so cheap.* Rakuten and RetailMeNot do the same thing and you can only use one of them on any given purchase. Rakuten can offer a higher rebate than RMN on any given day, but Rakuten can get finicky about paying the rebate if also use a coupon code not on their list, and Rakuten has never gone to 20%. The RMN 20% days are the gold standard. They seem to come around most months for a few days and then disappear until next time, whenever that may be (they don't tell you in advance when they will be). When they come around, don't dawdle as they will pull the offer once a certain volume has gone through even if it otherwise says that the offer will be good through a certain date.

* As an example on the Albe, if you go whole hog and use a 2% cash-back credit card and Rakuten's standard 1% cash back offer for raise.com to go to that site and buy gift cards at 6% off, then use those to buy at wine.com with a 50/150 coupon on a 20% RMN cash back day, the net cost of the Albe (including shipping once you've paid the $50 for Stewardship) is $18.25 per bottle.

More details on the Raise cards at this post earlier in this thread:

viewtopic.php?p=3201087#p3201087


My wine.com referral (we each get a $30 off coupon, not sure the purchase required to use it) - https://refer.wine.com/David180
(I'm not sure if rmn has a referral program).

Third, you'll want to sign up for "stewardship" on wine.com with your first order - $50 gets you unlimited shipping for a year.

Once you are signed up, just:

1. Log in to the portal (RMN or Rakuten) site. Make sure your ad-blocker is off or that you've whitelisted the portal site and the wine.com site. Search for wine.com on the portal, and click on the link to use the "cash back" offer.

2. Shop for the wine you want at wine.com and check out using your coupon code. Make sure you don't use any other "discount finder" browser plug-ins (like "honey"), as they will disable the portal's cash back offer. Coupon codes not valid on wines with prices ending in 7 and occasionally other wines are restricted too, but most of the inventory is available with the coupon. Monitor this thread for new coupon codes - Jin also tries to keep the first post on page one current by deleting expired codes and adding new ones, and by periodically posting the complete list of non-expired codes. Remember, though, that you can only use each code one time.

3. Pay with the gift cards you bought on raise if you went that route, or with your favorite cash back or points credit card.

4. Collect the cash back down the road per the terms of the portal (45 days later for RMN, once a quarter for Rakuten).

That's it. Pretty simple once you get the hang of it, even though it sounds complicate. The above instructions apply on a computer, but of course all of these places also have mobile apps you can use. Just start with the RMN or Rakuten app and click through to pull up the wine.com app.

IMPORTANT - For RMN, the max rebate per order is $50, so on 20% days, anything beyond $250 (after coupon) will not earn additional cash back. You can place multiple orders on the same day to get around this cap and to use multiple coupons, even for the same wine (this is where the "stewardship" shipping program comes in handy), but you can only earn RMN cash back on 7 orders per calendar month (based on the date you placed the order).

That should just about cover it...

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D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: April 18th, 2021, 12:28 pm
B. Buzzini wrote: April 18th, 2021, 10:29 am Can you use $50 off 150 coupon for purchase, then use another 50 off 150 coupon for same wine, same day? If so, how many times can this be done?

Sorry if this has been covered already...I don't really follow what's going on with all these code things! [wow.gif]
Buzz, here's the (I hope) short-ish version of the tutorial, though as indicated there are various tips spread throughout this thread:

First, most of these places use referral programs where you can get a one-time offer and the person referring you can get a bonus. If you don't already have an account at these places, please don't sign up for one without using a referral. I'll put some of mine in this post, Jin has some of his in the first post on page one, and other helpful contributors have theirs spread throughout the thread. If you use one of mine for one site, first - thank you, but second - please use someone else's for one of the other sites - spread the love!

Second, you'll want to set up an account at wine.com and retailmenot.com at a minimum, but also raise.com and rakuten.com if you really want to maximize. Basically, you buy the wine at wine.com using one of their coupon codes, but you first log in to a "portal' site (either retailmennot or rakuten) to get an additional rebate, and use gift cards purchased at raise to pay for the wine. As an example, a coupon can get you $50 off of $150 at wine.com, but if you start at retailmenot during one of their periodic 20% offers, you get 20% of your net spend back, and if you use raise you pay with gift cards you can get at approx. 92 cents on the dollar all-in. So the saving stack up nicely, and this is how you end up with things like the Albe for so cheap.* Rakuten and RetailMeNot do the same thing and you can only use one of them on any given purchase. Rakuten can offer a higher rebate than RMN on any given day, but Rakuten can get finicky about paying the rebate if also use a coupon code not on their list, and Rakuten has never gone to 20%. The RMN 20% days are the gold standard. They seem to come around most months for a few days and then disappear until next time, whenever that may be (they don't tell you in advance when they will be). When they come around, don't dawdle as they will pull the offer once a certain volume has gone through even if it otherwise says that the offer will be good through a certain date.

* As an example on the Albe, if you go whole hog and use a 2% cash-back credit card and Rakuten's standard 1% cash back offer for raise.com to go to that site and buy gift cards at 6% off, then use those to buy at wine.com with a 50/150 coupon on a 20% RMN cash back day, the net cost of the Albe (including shipping once you've paid the $50 for Stewardship) is $18.25 per bottle.

More details on the Raise cards at this post earlier in this thread:

viewtopic.php?p=3201087#p3201087


My wine.com referral (we each get a $30 off coupon, not sure the purchase required to use it) - https://refer.wine.com/David180
(I'm not sure if rmn has a referral program).

Third, you'll want to sign up for "stewardship" on wine.com with your first order - $50 gets you unlimited shipping for a year.

Once you are signed up, just:

1. Log in to the portal (RMN or Rakuten) site. Make sure your ad-blocker is off or that you've whitelisted the portal site and the wine.com site. Search for wine.com on the portal, and click on the link to use the "cash back" offer.

2. Shop for the wine you want at wine.com and check out using your coupon code. Make sure you don't use any other "discount finder" browser plug-ins (like "honey"), as they will disable the portal's cash back offer. Coupon codes not valid on wines with prices ending in 7 and occasionally other wines are restricted too, but most of the inventory is available with the coupon. Monitor this thread for new coupon codes - Jin also tries to keep the first post on page one current by deleting expired codes and adding new ones, and by periodically posting the complete list of non-expired codes. Remember, though, that you can only use each code one time.

3. Pay with the gift cards you bought on raise if you went that route, or with your favorite cash back or points credit card.

4. Collect the cash back down the road per the terms of the portal (45 days later for RMN, once a quarter for Rakuten).

That's it. Pretty simple once you get the hang of it, even though it sounds complicate. The above instructions apply on a computer, but of course all of these places also have mobile apps you can use. Just start with the RMN or Rakuten app and click through to pull up the wine.com app.

IMPORTANT - For RMN, the max rebate per order is $50, so on 20% days, anything beyond $250 (after coupon) will not earn additional cash back. You can place multiple orders on the same day to get around this cap and to use multiple coupons, even for the same wine (this is where the "stewardship" shipping program comes in handy), but you can only earn RMN cash back on 7 orders per calendar month (based on the date you placed the order).

That should just about cover it...
Thanks for all that info on how you guys are doing it! But NO...I'm not going to jump through all those hoops to buy some wine at a discount...probably stuff I really don't even want? I'll take the $50 off the 150, or 100 off the 300...maybe do that on mult buys of a wine to get a nice discount...do the free shipping stuff...but that's I'll the energy I have to buy wine...or anything else for that matter. I'm a see it, like it, buy it, kind of guy...at hopefully a good price.
I was looking at picking up some Delamotte Brut/BdB...put it in the cart for checkout, and I wasn't able to buy it for some reason as it didn't show up in the cart? Chatted with the "expert" and they said it was not eligible to ship to CA if it doesn't show up in cart...but then confirmed it should be able to ship to CA.??? The Rose worked, but not the other wines. So...I didn't get my wine, or my discount, and wasted my time.
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#3177 Post by Philip G »

B. Buzzini wrote: April 18th, 2021, 3:29 pm
Thanks for all that info on how you guys are doing it! But NO...I'm not going to jump through all those hoops to buy some wine at a discount...probably stuff I really don't even want? I'll take the $50 off the 150, or 100 off the 300...maybe do that on mult buys of a wine to get a nice discount...do the free shipping stuff...but that's I'll the energy I have to buy wine...or anything else for that matter. I'm a see it, like it, buy it, kind of guy...at hopefully a good price.
I was looking at picking up some Delamotte Brut/BdB...put it in the cart for checkout, and I wasn't able to buy it for some reason as it didn't show up in the cart? Chatted with the "expert" and they said it was not eligible to ship to CA if it doesn't show up in cart...but then confirmed it should be able to ship to CA.??? The Rose worked, but not the other wines. So...I didn't get my wine, or my discount, and wasted my time.
Hey Buzz,

The discount codes will only work on wines that don't end in .97. A lot of higher end and older stuff won't work. Retailmenot.com is definitely worth it, takes 45 days but you get an extra 10% or 20% off. Roll it into your Venmo and pay the babysitter or in my case, the dog groomer.

It takes some work to not just buy stuff because you're getting a discount but you can get some great deals on good wines with a little bit of work. I do lots of searches for types of wine I'm interested, sort by Professional rating and add to my cart if I'm interested in it. Then from your cart use Save for Later. You can get a pretty good list of wines to grab when the discounts come out. I've pretty much filled in my Bordeaux collection this way, mostly onesies and twosies but I've got a pretty decent selection going back almost 15 years all at well below current prices and even below average consumer price, which would include people buying before release.

When the discount coupons were hot and heavy I had a spreadsheet with all the wines I was interested in, the discounted price and the wine-searcher low price and would sort by savings. Codes have been coming out in dribbles now :-(
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#3178 Post by Chris Crutchfield »

The raise.com gift card stuff probably isn’t worth it if you don’t want to deal with the hassle, but the 20% RMN cash back is basically free money for very little added work. Just go through the RMN portal, put stuff in your cart, add the coupon, then check out.

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#3179 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f »

LOL, I did think it was funny to see Buzz here on the discount page slumming it with the plebes looking for cheap Albe. Hopefully the primer helps someone out there.

And Chris is right, none of this stuff is as hard as it sounds, including the gift cards, once you get the hang of it. I wouldn’t do all this for a single purchase, but if you’re going to do it regularly, it’s very little added time after the initial setup, and the savings are insane.

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#3180 Post by Brian Be »

B. Buzzini wrote: April 18th, 2021, 3:29 pm

Thanks for all that info on how you guys are doing it! But NO...I'm not going to jump through all those hoops to buy some wine at a discount...probably stuff I really don't even want? I'll take the $50 off the 150, or 100 off the 300...maybe do that on mult buys of a wine to get a nice discount...do the free shipping stuff...but that's I'll the energy I have to buy wine...or anything else for that matter. I'm a see it, like it, buy it, kind of guy...at hopefully a good price.
I was looking at picking up some Delamotte Brut/BdB...put it in the cart for checkout, and I wasn't able to buy it for some reason as it didn't show up in the cart? Chatted with the "expert" and they said it was not eligible to ship to CA if it doesn't show up in cart...but then confirmed it should be able to ship to CA.??? The Rose worked, but not the other wines. So...I didn't get my wine, or my discount, and wasted my time.
Same boat here, I appreciate the info but not gonna go through the effort.
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#3181 Post by David_K »

Chris Crutchfield wrote: April 18th, 2021, 3:51 pm The raise.com gift card stuff probably isn’t worth it if you don’t want to deal with the hassle, but the 20% RMN cash back is basically free money for very little added work. Just go through the RMN portal, put stuff in your cart, add the coupon, then check out.
This is where I'm at. Codes and cash back? Absolutely. The gift cards seem like a lot of hassle (and headache) for very little marginal benefit.
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#3182 Post by Chris Crutchfield »

Totally get it, this is definitely not for everybody. Honestly, I’m glad it’s not straightforward and there are some barriers to entry. That just means the discount train might last a little longer for the rest of us.

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#3183 Post by JonathanG »

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: April 18th, 2021, 12:28 pm
B. Buzzini wrote: April 18th, 2021, 10:29 am Can you use $50 off 150 coupon for purchase, then use another 50 off 150 coupon for same wine, same day? If so, how many times can this be done?

Sorry if this has been covered already...I don't really follow what's going on with all these code things! [wow.gif]
Buzz, here's the (I hope) short-ish version of the tutorial, though as indicated there are various tips spread throughout this thread:

First, most of these places use referral programs where you can get a one-time offer and the person referring you can get a bonus. If you don't already have an account at these places, please don't sign up for one without using a referral. I'll put some of mine in this post, Jin has some of his in the first post on page one, and other helpful contributors have theirs spread throughout the thread. If you use one of mine for one site, first - thank you, but second - please use someone else's for one of the other sites - spread the love!

Second, you'll want to set up an account at wine.com and retailmenot.com at a minimum, but also raise.com and rakuten.com if you really want to maximize. Basically, you buy the wine at wine.com using one of their coupon codes, but you first log in to a "portal' site (either retailmennot or rakuten) to get an additional rebate, and use gift cards purchased at raise to pay for the wine. As an example, a coupon can get you $50 off of $150 at wine.com, but if you start at retailmenot during one of their periodic 20% offers, you get 20% of your net spend back, and if you use raise you pay with gift cards you can get at approx. 92 cents on the dollar all-in. So the saving stack up nicely, and this is how you end up with things like the Albe for so cheap.* Rakuten and RetailMeNot do the same thing and you can only use one of them on any given purchase. Rakuten can offer a higher rebate than RMN on any given day, but Rakuten can get finicky about paying the rebate if also use a coupon code not on their list, and Rakuten has never gone to 20%. The RMN 20% days are the gold standard. They seem to come around most months for a few days and then disappear until next time, whenever that may be (they don't tell you in advance when they will be). When they come around, don't dawdle as they will pull the offer once a certain volume has gone through even if it otherwise says that the offer will be good through a certain date.

* As an example on the Albe, if you go whole hog and use a 2% cash-back credit card and Rakuten's standard 1% cash back offer for raise.com to go to that site and buy gift cards at 6% off, then use those to buy at wine.com with a 50/150 coupon on a 20% RMN cash back day, the net cost of the Albe (including shipping once you've paid the $50 for Stewardship) is $18.25 per bottle.

More details on the Raise cards at this post earlier in this thread:

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My wine.com referral (we each get a $30 off coupon, not sure the purchase required to use it) - https://refer.wine.com/David180
(I'm not sure if rmn has a referral program).

Third, you'll want to sign up for "stewardship" on wine.com with your first order - $50 gets you unlimited shipping for a year.

Once you are signed up, just:

1. Log in to the portal (RMN or Rakuten) site. Make sure your ad-blocker is off or that you've whitelisted the portal site and the wine.com site. Search for wine.com on the portal, and click on the link to use the "cash back" offer.

2. Shop for the wine you want at wine.com and check out using your coupon code. Make sure you don't use any other "discount finder" browser plug-ins (like "honey"), as they will disable the portal's cash back offer. Coupon codes not valid on wines with prices ending in 7 and occasionally other wines are restricted too, but most of the inventory is available with the coupon. Monitor this thread for new coupon codes - Jin also tries to keep the first post on page one current by deleting expired codes and adding new ones, and by periodically posting the complete list of non-expired codes. Remember, though, that you can only use each code one time.

3. Pay with the gift cards you bought on raise if you went that route, or with your favorite cash back or points credit card.

4. Collect the cash back down the road per the terms of the portal (45 days later for RMN, once a quarter for Rakuten).

That's it. Pretty simple once you get the hang of it, even though it sounds complicate. The above instructions apply on a computer, but of course all of these places also have mobile apps you can use. Just start with the RMN or Rakuten app and click through to pull up the wine.com app.

IMPORTANT - For RMN, the max rebate per order is $50, so on 20% days, anything beyond $250 (after coupon) will not earn additional cash back. You can place multiple orders on the same day to get around this cap and to use multiple coupons, even for the same wine (this is where the "stewardship" shipping program comes in handy), but you can only earn RMN cash back on 7 orders per calendar month (based on the date you placed the order).

That should just about cover it...
Wow this is next-level stuff. Agree with the others this adds more time to the process but hats off to anyone that has the patience to go through these steps. I like snagging a 100/300 or 50/150 from time to time but half the time I forget to stack with RMN or rakuten!
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#3184 Post by Kevin Patrick »

Brian Be wrote: April 18th, 2021, 4:48 pm not gonna go through the effort.
For wine.com the following was minimal effort for maximum value in my experience:

+ $50 for 12-months free shipping (StewardShip)
+ Rakuten/RetailMeNot portal 10/20% cash back days
+ high % Coupon Codes ($50 off $150; $20 off $50)
+ Price discernment versus wine-searcher.com

= many, many satisfying value purchases typically of 2 - 5 bottle lots

For WineAccess.com, the credits are nice but infrequent once you spam your friends the first few times. After that the 15-20% off links coupled with volume discounts (6 or 12 bottles typically) make it worthwhile for me.

NOTE: the above situations both have cashback offers via AmEx cards that create insane deals when everything lines up. Unfortunately once you figure out the nuances of the trade, you burn through these cashback offers quickly and they then diminish in value if not disappear entirely.

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#3185 Post by joe d. »

Chris Crutchfield wrote: April 18th, 2021, 3:51 pm The raise.com gift card stuff probably isn’t worth it if you don’t want to deal with the hassle, but the 20% RMN cash back is basically free money for very little added work. Just go through the RMN portal, put stuff in your cart, add the coupon, then check out.
I was wary about Raise, but its is definitely worth it at least once, the first time you can get $200 for $172.33 by using the $5 referral and the discount code "FIRST". Here's my link if you want to try. https://www.raise.com/raise-rewards/JOEDEX5503 (i also get $5)
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#3186 Post by D@ve D y r 0 f f »

If you look back in this thread, you can see that I began all this as a skeptic with statements like wdc has nothing I’m interested in, their starting prices are way too high, etc. But I’m a convert.

I would not do any of this, much less all of it, for one or two purchases. But they carry enough interesting stuff, among all the rest, where the starting prices are close enough to the competition (even if a bit higher) that it’s worth it if you’re going to keep making purchases as new coupons come around and as RMN 20% days come and go. It’s not that much effort to repeat the process once you’ve done it initially, but obviously it’s not for everyone.

And of course I agree that if too many folks do it, well, they’ll probably shut it down eventually. But at the moment, WDC seems to be chasing top line revenue over bottom line profit, including by enabling these kinds of discounts. It’s up to you if you want to take them up on the offer. To each his or her own.

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#3187 Post by JoeMe »

Did anybody find a new decent coupon in the last couple of days? I have used everything 20% or better and want to take advantage before 20% RMN expires.
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#3188 Post by YLee »

JoeMe wrote: April 18th, 2021, 5:59 pm Did anybody find a new decent coupon in the last couple of days? I have used everything 20% or better and want to take advantage before 20% RMN expires.
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#3189 Post by Vince L. »

JonathanG wrote: April 18th, 2021, 5:03 pm
Wow this is next-level stuff. Agree with the others this adds more time to the process but hats off to anyone that has the patience to go through these steps. I like snagging a 100/300 or 50/150 from time to time but half the time I forget to stack with RMN or rakuten!
You should really stack with RMN/Rakuten. If you keep your purchases as close to $150 ($50 whatever the coupon level is) You can get some insane discounts (45%+ off after taxes).

When Amex had the Amex offer it was like 60% off. champagne.gif
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#3190 Post by bretrooks »

I don't go to the trouble of the gift cards either, but 20% RMN + a 50/150 off coupon makes for a pretty good discount. For example, this is my last pickup:

1x 2018 Domaine Faury Côte-Rôtie
1x 2009 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Gattinara
1x 2018 Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne
1x 2019 Birichino Grenache Old Vines Besson Vineyard

~$152 total at list prices. After wine.com coupon, 20% cashback offer & prepaid annual shipping, this was ~$88 after tax to my door. Hard to argue with that.
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#3191 Post by Max S. »

bretrooks wrote: April 18th, 2021, 8:45 pm I don't go to the trouble of the gift cards either, but 20% RMN + a 50/150 off coupon makes for a pretty good discount. For example, this is my last pickup:

1x 2018 Domaine Faury Côte-Rôtie
1x 2009 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Gattinara
1x 2018 Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne
1x 2019 Birichino Grenache Old Vines Besson Vineyard

~$152 total at list prices. After wine.com coupon, 20% cashback offer & prepaid annual shipping, this was ~$88 after tax to my door. Hard to argue with that.
I went with the Vallana on my last, but swapped out the Faury. Wondering if I should reconsider...
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#3192 Post by Mark E. »

Haven't seen this Wine.com coupon code in this thread, apologies if it's already been posted and I missed it:
comeback50 - $50 off $200

Another one with a mediocre discount:
comeback - $20 off $150
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#3193 Post by YLee »

Mark E. wrote: April 19th, 2021, 11:46 am Haven't seen this coupon code in this thread, apologies if it's already been posted and I missed it:
comeback50 - $50 off $200

Another one with a mediocre discount:
comeback - $20 off $150
Wine.com?
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#3194 Post by Mark E. »

YLee wrote: April 19th, 2021, 11:52 am
Mark E. wrote: April 19th, 2021, 11:46 am Haven't seen this coupon code in this thread, apologies if it's already been posted and I missed it:
comeback50 - $50 off $200

Another one with a mediocre discount:
comeback - $20 off $150
Wine.com?
Whoops, yes. Edited.
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#3195 Post by Mark E. »

Another Wine.com $50 off $200

APRAPP

Between this and the FEBAPP one from ~10 pages back, I'm interested to see if we get a MAYAPP coupon in a couple weeks.
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#3196 Post by Fred Jones »

Vivino has 2016 St Clement Orropas for $21, free shipping on 6 packs. Have not had one in a while but solid juice and good CT notes.

https://www.vivino.com/st-clement-oropp ... &year=2016

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#3197 Post by Max S. »

Also Vivino: 2018 Booker My Favorite Neighbor for $39.99, free shipping on orders over $150
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#3198 Post by Kurt_L »

Max S. wrote: April 19th, 2021, 3:00 pm Also Vivino: 2018 Booker My Favorite Neighbor for $39.99, free shipping on orders over $150

Thanks! You can get this down to $34.50 per with vivino 10% off promo VS-8H6T-10 and 4% rakuten cash back.
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#3199 Post by Mitch P »

Kurt_L wrote: April 19th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Max S. wrote: April 19th, 2021, 3:00 pm Also Vivino: 2018 Booker My Favorite Neighbor for $39.99, free shipping on orders over $150

Thanks! You can get this down to $34.50 per with vivino 10% off promo VS-8H6T-10 and 4% rakuten cash back.
Showing $59.95 for me (Boston area)
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#3200 Post by Max S. »

Mitch P wrote: April 19th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Kurt_L wrote: April 19th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Max S. wrote: April 19th, 2021, 3:00 pm Also Vivino: 2018 Booker My Favorite Neighbor for $39.99, free shipping on orders over $150

Thanks! You can get this down to $34.50 per with vivino 10% off promo VS-8H6T-10 and 4% rakuten cash back.
Showing $59.95 for me (Boston area)
The selling vendor is Vendome Wine & Spirits for my location (see directly under Add to Cart).
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