With the holiday season right around the corner, Dan Murphys online store is a great one stop shop to stock up on your liquor needs. The store has a multitude of liquors, lagers and ales so no matter what your poison is you are likely to find something that suits your fancy.
The Hot List
The first thing to hit when you get to the online store is the “This Week’s Offers” tab which is the store’s catalogue of the hottest deals and best prices that are going to be available for the week. This week for instance, they have got bottles of Warburn Estate wine going at $4.70 per bottle when you purchase half a dozen (both the Warburn Rumours Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 as well as the Warburn Rumours Pinot Grigio 2013). The prices on the weekly catalogue are valid for in-store, online and click and collect purchases. Prices are valid till the end of the week or until stock runs out.
Buy More For Greater Savings
Bigger is better seems to be the way thing go at Dan Murphy’s, so you actually get the best price if you buy in bulk. For instance Dan Murphys online currently has a promotion on Spanish wines where you can get a bottle of Torres Coronas red wine (Tempranillo Blend 2010) for $15.70 or you can pick up six bottles at a slightly lower rate of $14.90 per bottle.
Lowest Liquor Price Guarantee
Dan Murphy’s has a lowest liquor price guarantee where they promise to beat any price lower than theirs. I read up a little on this and the bottom line is that if a store near your local Dan Murphys has a better retail price on an item; Dan Murphys will beat that price. Terms and conditions apply of course.
I did some price checks of my own just to see how Dan Murphys' prices compared to the rest of the field. A 700ml bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label 12 year old scotch whiskey is $40.85 at Dan Murphy’s. First Choice Liquor has the same bottle going at $49 and Liquorland has it at $55 before taking delivery costs into account. When it comes to shipping, Dan Murphy's fees aren't always as competitive as their overall base prices on liquor. So something to watch out for. In this instance, however, their standard shipping charge of $7 is middle-of-the-road when compared with Liquorland's $8.95 and First Choice Liquors $6.95.
Ordering & Delivery Options
The site makes shopping for booze pretty convenient – apart from just buying it at the store the old fashioned way, you can also order by phone, buy it online or place your order online and collect it from the Dan Murphy’s locations that are nearest to you.There’s now even an app that you can download to place your order on the go.
One of the perks of stopping by the store to pick up your purchases is that they do in-store tastings of selected products. Dan Murphys trading hours run up till 9pm in the evenings on weekdays but if you prefer the convenience of having it shipped to you, they have pretty flexible delivery options that allow you to set a date for delivery or even have it shipped to you on the same day if you are within selected metro areas.
Free Shipping On Orders Over $300
Shipping charges range from $7 to $15 per case, depending on whether you opt for standard or express shipping. If you make a purchase of over $300, you are entitled to free shipping. It’s a bit of a big minimum spend for free shipping but with Christmas and New Year and then the post- holiday blues right around the corner, it’s worth it to plan ahead and stock up on all your holiday liquor needs at one go. The best part is that you won’t have to lug those heavy bottles home; they will just magically turn up at your doorstep as if Santa himself dropped them off.