5 ways to save money on beer

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Saving your hard-earned money matters now more than ever. Keep some coins in your pocket with these five simple ways to save money on beer

As a company in the beer biz since since 1927, you could say that we know a thing or two about optimizing the beer experience, from awakening the palate to pairing beer with complementary food to understanding each beer style. But did you know that we’ve also developed some tips for saving on suds?

As an open market, we work closely with brewers from around the globe who not only choose to list their products with us, but also set their own prices and specials. From weekly sales to free promos, keep reading to learn how to save money on more than 1,000 brands at The Beer Store.

How to save money on beer

  • Buy more to save more

    We’re the home of the 2-4, but do you know what else is good about that clinking box of 24? You receive an average savings of $9 when you buy it! How? Well, think of how when you buy anything in bulk, the more you buy, the less each item costs. Whether you buy a 2-4, curate your own eight-pack or grab a six-er, the more you buy, the more money you’ll save per unit.

    But that average $9 savings on a 24 pack is calculated based on the price differential of purchasing four six-packs, compared with the cost of a 24 pack of the same brand or variety. This pricing is applied to the 30 most popular 24 packs —by hectolitre (hL) volume — sold at our stores. Have any questions? Our expert staff can help you.

  • Return your empties

    In Ontario, all alcohol containers — including any spirit, cooler, wine or beer container larger than 100 mL — are charged a deposit through the Ontario Deposit Return Program. And since you paid a deposit, you might as well get it back. By bringing us your empties, you’re helping the planet and getting money back to put toward whatever you want.

    But your cashback can definitely be applied to your next purchase. Whether you’re a big-hauler who saves up all your rinsed and sorted containers for one trip (please call ahead if your haul is more than $100) or a bit-by-bit returner, you get 10 cents on containers smaller than or equal to 630 mL and on cans smaller than or equal to 1 L and you get 20 cents on containers larger than 630 mL and on cans larger than 1 L.

  • Shop sales

    This one might seem obvious, but it still rings true. As we mentioned before, our brewers — all 1,000+ brands — set the prices, including their sale pricing. Sale prices and limited-time offers start on Mondays and end on Sundays. Make sure to check out the price of your favourite brands every Monday, so you’ll never miss an opportunity to stock up on your faves. The sales section of our website is a great place to start. But so is the weekly email newsletter (see the next tip!). Don’t forget: The more you buy, the more you save — you’re stacking your savings by shopping sales in bulk.

  • Sign up for our email newsletter

    Our weekly online newsletter features beer tips, tricks and recipes. And it’s also the place to get the week’s sale items delivered right to your inbox. One of our fave parts? You can click to shop straight from the newsletter. It’s also helpful for buying ingredients for our beer-forward recipes. Need red ale for some mac and cheese? A stout for fudgy brownies? We’ve got it. Click here to sign up.

  • Take advantage of free shipping promotions

    Everybody loves getting free things, and we love offering free delivery for orders of $50 or more in qualifying areas. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to get in the know with our promo drops. Our socials are a playground for giveaways and contests. Because nothing saves you money like winning a free gift card, right? Right! Leave us a comment if you follow us — we love to say hi.

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