Overspending on Booze? Here’s How to Drive Down the Bills

Ever thought about how much you’d save if you stopped drinking alcohol? Let’s look at some figures. Statistics indicate that the United Stated nightclub industry makes over $23.4 billion annually. Mind you that doesn’t include the alcohol bought from liquor stores.

While there’s nothing wrong in taking booze, it is important to watch how you spend during a night out more so if you don’t have the cash to splash out. Okay, it’s easier said than done, but with a little commitment and some ingenuity, it is doable. What follows are three tips that will free you from spending too much on alcohol unnecessarily.

Invest in a Wine Cooler

Yes, a wine cooler can help you save some money. See, with one in your house, you can take advantage of promos to buy cheap liquor and drink it later. Besides, it takes away the need to go to the club. Keep in mind that you’re likely to spend more during a night out as opposed to sipping your favorite wine in your house. And the beauty of it that you can keep your wine cool round the clock, so it’ll always be refreshing to drink. Be sure to check the capacity of the unit you plan to purchase to ensure it can handle your needs.

Use the Walmart Savings Catcher App

Here’s the thing, hunting for discounts on beer is hectic. Do you even have the time to go from one liquor store to the other looking for cheap booze? But, like we said, with a little creativity, it is not that hard to find “beer deals” in the comfort of your home.

One such option is the Walmart Savings Catcher app. Compatible with both Android and iOS platforms, the app allows you to compare prices on assorted beers with the aim of helping you save money. You can leverage on the app functionality to find affordable booze such the Virgil’s Micro Brewed Root Beer, 12 fl oz, (Pack of 6), which is a couple of bucks cheaper than most online stores.

The best part is, Walmart will give you an eGift Card if a local competitor has a lower advertised price (for the difference).

Make the Booze Yourself!

This one sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Why would you spend lots of cash on beer while you can make some in the comfort of your home? Brewing beer at home works if you hold large parties now and then. Apart from saving you money, it offers you a chance to test your beer-tasting skills! How about that!

Of course, to make booze to perfection at home, you need a good brewing kit. Again, hunt deals on the kit too. This Homebrewing Kit by Coopers Brewery is affordable and has a large capacity. It can brew up to 16 pints of craft beer. What’s more, it comes with two brewing batches of extracts enough to brew 32 pints of beer.

Note – If you’re just starting out home brewing, you’re better off with a starter kit.

Hit the Club Late

Even though this is a no-brainer, few stick to it. So, here’s the deal, if you must go to a nightclub, start by drinking booze at home for a few hours. Here’s how it works. Grab an NV Armon Medium Dry Concord New York 750 mL Red Wine. If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, just order from Prime Now and you’ll have the beer deliver to your doorstep within two hours.

Sip the wine, one glass at a time as you watch your favorite movie. By the time you’re half the bottle, it’s already late, so you may start to prepare for the club. The idea here is to arrive at the bar feeling tipsy, drink another two or three beers and head back home. That way, you won’t spend much.

There’s a catch though, make sure you don’t carry your debit or credit cards. Don’t carry a lot of cash too. Otherwise, you may end up blowing up all your money, again!

There you go. You don’t have to blow your budget in booze to have a good time. You only need to be a little bit more creative.