The kids are going back to school! Yay!
Oh c’mon. We know you love them. But the summer can be long. It’s time for them to go.
But everywhere you look there are back-to-school deals for THEIR stuff. Well what about us? Because whether you’re a parent or not, we all love saving money — especially on wine!
So we went searching for our own back-to-school deals.
Sure, your local wine shops and online retailers randomly put bottles on sale and offer discounts. But it’s hard to keep track of all the different daily offerings.
Enter Wine Kloud.
They have a team of people that surf around for these daily deals from over 1,000 wine retailers. “We check them out, make sure the deals are authentic and put them on the site for our users,” says Wine Kloud co-founder Darian Wilson.
And they source deals from everywhere — discount stores, flash sites, mom and pop shops, etc.
“It’s basically the slickdeals for wine,” says Wilson, who started the company with his partner Rich Martini. Or think of it like Gilt or Groupon, where they do the browsing for you and compile the deals on their sites.
And while you can be the Marshalls shopper, who likes to browse and check in often, you can also save some time and set up Wine Trackers, which basically allows you to customized your own search. Your favorite bottles will be ‘tracked’ so any time a deal hits on them, you will be alerted instantaneously.
“Its about making wine accessible — not expensive,” says Wilson. We like that.
As examples, they have 2012 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet for $32. That’s 28% off the retail price. Or the 2007 Roederer L’Ermitage Sparkling wine from California at $30, or 38% off retail!
(Visiting friends this summer? Check out these host and hostess gift ideas from The Proof!)
You can sign up for free and get some great deals and discounts. Or you can pay $25 a year to get premium access, which gets you access to up to 80% off some of your favorite bottles.
So check it out. We love wine. But we hate paying full price.
What’s your favorite wine savings site — let us know!
Tracy Byrnes, former FOX Business Network anchor and host of “Wine with Me” for Foxnews.com, is editor-in-chief and chief contributor of The Sip.