WineMarket’s awesome $50 off voucher is back, and just like back at the start of September it gets you countless bargains on premium reds and whites across the site with a discount of $50 on all orders over $120.
Don't be disappointed by the fact that you can not apply this voucher to promoted cases on sale though, as most of them are priced below the minimum spend threshold. As with this voucher, you'll be able to get premium reds and whites for a lot less than what they would usually cost when on special offer.
Also if you think about it another way, most of the times when a specific wine or a particular vintage is on sale, you're likely to find these price levels across various other merchants too. This could be due to the release of a new vintage or that retailers are trying to get rid of older stock. On the other hand wines which are priced at around $120 or $150 a case, suddenly become a steal with the $50 off voucher giving you savings of over 30% off market prices elsewhere.
Take this case of the Pepperjack Shiraz as an example. This award winning premium Barossa Shiraz has been on sale historically for around $99, however the current price on the case of six at WineMarket is $123. Apply the voucher and even with the added shipping charges of $8 you're looking at paying a total of $81. That works out at just $13.50 a bottle on this 2012 vintage which currently retails for over $20 a bottle at Dan Murphy's and other bottle-o's.
For the same price and with equal savings you could also try Pepperjack's Cabernet Sauvignon which in fact scored 94 points by James Halliday.
I have also written a deal on the new 2009 vintage CSM of Hundred of Joanna by Smith & Hooper, a dozen of these would cost you $70 with free delivery using the $50 off voucher. Any 2009 vintage red blend by Smith & Hooper is priced at over $15 a bottle elsewhere, which means you're looking at a savings of over 60% off market prices.
Why not try and break the record of finding the cheapest wine instead of getting a bargain on the ones with prestige. Just like the examples my fellow Buckscoop blogger had listed in his post the last time WineMarket had a voucher, mixed cases present an ideal opportunity to get your hands on a variety of decent wines for as little as $3 a bottle. But of course if there’s a specific wine you know and like which usually sells for around $60 a case, you can also buy two dozen of those to qualify for the $50 off discount, getting them at almost half price.
Right now there's a mixed bundle including 14 bottles of reds, whites and sparklings from producers such as Crackerjack, Wolf Blass and Rook's Lane for $79 with free delivery. Buying two cases of these with the $50 voucher will effectively get you 28 bottles for $108 delivered or just $3.85 a bottle.
Also if you do like beer, you can get a case of six Coronas bundled up with 10 bottles of wine for $75 which comes with free shipping as well. Two of these bundles will give you 12 bottles of Coronas with a market value of $40 plus 20 bottles of wine for a total of $100 delivered after the discount has been applied at checkout. If you deduct the price of the Coronas you're effectively paying $3 for each bottle of wine featured in this bundle.
To sum it up, in my opinion the key is to either look for premium wines at around the $120 mark which do not seem such a bargain to start off with or apply “the more the merrier” mentality on cheaper varieties when trying to score a bargain with this $50 off WineMarket voucher.