(EXPIRED) Get 6 Bottles Of Wine For Less Than $5 Each With Wine Insiders Promo Code & Amex Offer

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Update: Chris has confirmed in the comments below that spending $60+ only triggers one $30 statement credit from the Wine Insiders Amex Offer which makes this deal less appealing.

That means the better play here is to only order 6 bottles of wine which comes to $54 + tax as ordering 6 bottles means you’ll get free shipping. With the $30 statement credit, your net cost should be just under $5 per bottle which is potentially a good price depending on the quality of the wine.

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Reader Charlie reached out to let us know about an amazing stacking opportunity with Wine Insiders where you can get 7 6 bottles of wine for less than $3 total before tax $5 per bottle including tax if you haven’t used the Wine Insiders Amex Offer yet. Even if the wine doesn’t turn out to be the best you’ve ever had, it’s hard to argue when it should end up costing less than $1 $5 per bottle even with tax.

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The Deal

  • Get any bottles of wine for $9 from WineInsiders.com with promo code WINEINSIDER3 or WINEINSIDER7.
  • Direct link to offer.

Key Terms

  • Expires March 29, 2021(?)

Quick Thoughts

Wine Insiders is celebrating their 39th anniversary with a bunch of different deals offering some good savings on their wine. Their home page is advertising $39 off $100 and a bonus French Sparkling Magnum when ordering 12 bottles and using a promo code, but you can do much better than that.

Charlie shared that both WINEINSIDER3 and WINEINSIDER7 promo codes are dropping the price of every bottle on the site to $9. If you order 6+ bottles, you get free shipping. While that deal is just OK, where it really shines is if you have a personal Amex Platinum card with the Wine Insiders Amex Offer.

That Amex Offer gives $30 back on $30 of spend and can be used twice. Other Platinum-specific Amex Offers that offer 2+ statement credits have worked when used on the same transaction. For example, the HomeDepot.com Amex Offer giving $50 back when spending $50 can be used twice, but can be used in one transaction when spending $100+. We suspect that the same goes for the Wine Insiders Amex Offer, but we’re waiting to verify that. Update: As mentioned above, Chris has confirmed only one statement credit gets triggered per transaction.

Provided the two $30 statement credits both get triggered by a $60+ payment, the best play here is to buy 6 or 7 bottles, with the optimal number of bottles depending on how much tax is charged by your state. As mentioned above, the price of every bottle drops to $9 when using one of those promo codes, so I added 7 bottles of the most expensive red to my cart.

Wine Insiders pre-promo code

To enter the promo code, click through to checkout and scroll about halfway down the page until you see the promo code box. When entering WINEINSIDER3 it dropped the total price to $63.

Wine Insiders post-promo code

Just out of interest, I replaced it with the WINEINSIDER7 promo code and it dropped another $0.07 off the total price. Only one promo code can be used at a time and so I assume WINEINSIDER7 is the better option seeing as it takes an additional $0.01 off per bottle.

Wine Insiders post-promo code WINEINSIDER7

The thing to remember with Amex Offers is that the statement credits are triggered by the amount charged to the card including tax. It’s therefore worth checking how much sales tax will be added. I’m in New Mexico until next week and so the total cost including tax comes to $66.16.

Wine Insiders post-promo code with tax

Reducing the number of bottles to 6 drops the total price including tax to $56.70 which wouldn’t be enough to trigger both $30 statement credits, so getting 7 bottles makes the most sense on a per-bottle basis, but perhaps a state with higher tax would take the price for 6 bottles above $60. At $66.16 including tax, that works out to only $0.88 per bottle including tax after $60 in statement credits. That’s a stellar deal even if the wine isn’t amazing.

A couple of additional things to note. I haven’t seen any data points specifically for the Wine Insiders Amex Offer stating whether or not a $60+ purchase will trigger both statement credits, so there’s a chance that you need to make two separate $30+ transactions in order to trigger both credits. If only one statement credit gets triggered on a $60+ purchase, in my scenario above I’ll still only be paying ~$5 per bottle which certainly isn’t bad.

Something else to bear in mind is that there were reports in the past that clicking through from a shopping portal affected how payments were processed which led to Amex Offers not being triggered. Charlie reports his transaction tracking with Rakuten and getting an Amex Offer notification so it might work, but there’s a risk there. Note that although Rakuten is currently advertising $44.50 cashback, that’s for a subscription whereas with this particular deal you’d earn 1.5%. I’d rather not potentially put $60 in statement credits in jeopardy so I’ve decided not to click through from a portal, but at least Charlie’s experience suggests it can work.

That previous post listing potential issues with stacking Wine Insiders deals mentioned that using promo codes can also affect how payments are processed. Greg has already taken advantage of this new deal and received notification from Amex that they’d tracked the purchase. He spent $60+ and the confirmation email only mentions $30 in savings; that doesn’t necessarily mean anything though as when spending $100+ at HomeDepot.com he got a similar email mentioning $50 in savings but received $100 in statement credits, so hopefully $60 in statement credits are awarded nonetheless.

Wine Insiders Amex Offer confirmation

The WINEINSIDER3 and WINEINSIDER7 promo codes probably end today or tomorrow, so it’d be best to take advantage of this deal ASAP if you’re interested.

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jkliving9

Can you do this twice under 2 different accounts to get the full $60 credit?

pmv

Have used earlier variants of this stacked with rakuten for net of less than $3/bottle. and martha stewart wines has had similar deal (and is part of wine insiders). have actually had some pretty good wines!

VIS

I may repeat the same order tomorrow since AMEX offer is good twice. I can always drop off a bottle or two to a friend or a neighbor if not able to consume.

VIS

I had $25 off $50 purchase. Ordered 6 bottles, $24.99 each. Got confirmation from AMEX also. Thanks for all you do. Offer expires tomorrow.

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Tettnanger

Do most of you actually have the “Spend $30, Get $30 offer”?

For Wine Insiders I can only find “Spend $50 or more, get $25 back. Up to 2 times (total of $50).” Still might be a decent value if the wine’s any good.

Tettnanger

Ok, thanks. Or maybe it’s sometime before Nov that qualifies as I have had the Amex Platinum since Nov 13, 2020 but that offer is now showing up.

The $50 get $25 offer is on my Amex Delta Gold.

Akash Mummaneni

Rakuten Confirmed I get $ 44.50 back as well .. If I get that and AMEX $60 .. I getting paid for purchasing this

Akash Mummaneni

Use Rauketeen Combined with this and You will get an additional $40+ through Rauketeen. I just placed it. Let’s see if we get paid back for purchasing this

Kay

Data point amex excludes taxes for this order”Excludes voucher purchases, taxes and shipping costs,”. The first order i did didn’t trigger the offer as the taxes took me over the $60 threshold. Subsequently did 2 orders afterwards where the offer triggered after going over $60 before taxes. So YMMV on taxes triggering the credit. I can also verify that the offer wont stack twice and only $30 will credit back on a $60+ order. Perhaps it may trigger on order$120+.

Kay

Ahh yes you are totally right. I’m not sure why my first time doing the deal it didn’t trigger the offer. I do recall spending $60 to try and trigger the credit twice and neither triggered. To many amex plat offer and working P2 as well. My mind is scrambled 🙂

Chris

DOESNT WORK.

Did this a few days ago for 7 bottles with the #3 code. Doesn’t trigger both credits, so only $30 was credited back to the account.

Chris

AMEX Credit posted to statement. Only $30

Anthony

Chris, what was your total before tax? Maybe it was under $60 so it only triggered one credit?

Chris

Bought 7 bottles @ $9 each. Subtotal was $63, and tax was $4.17.

René

Wine Insiders Amex offers almost ALWAYS fail. Be ready for this.

Frequent grouponer

Data points: P2 and I have successfully used Wine Insider Amex offers four times over the past several months without a problem or failure.