Starting June 1 liquor will be sold privately here in Washington – which means it will magically appear on your grocery store shelves and instead of going to a state liquor store you can now buy it from places like Safeway, Fred Meyer, Albertsons, Target, Costco - well, pretty much anywhere. Going through the grocery ads today it was so strange to see liquor “sales” and pricing. I know not all of you purchase or partake in liquor but for those that do, I put together a list of the advertised prices as this new structure launches.
I have no idea what constitutes a “good deal” as I went to the state liquor stores about once a year – for random things like bourbon for a pecan pie. There were many news stories on the prices going up or down after June 1 – you’ll have to leave a comment and let me know what you think and point out if you think any of these deals seem extra special.
I don’t even know how to sort this, so I’m putting it by type of liquor for comparison sake.
Don’t forget the 20.5% state liquor tax and $3.77 per liter tax!
Platinum 7x Vodka 750 ml – $7.99 at TOP Foods
Smirnoff Vodka 750 ml - $10.19 at Safeway
Smirnoff Vodka 750 ml - $10.69 at Albertsons WYB 6 (mix and match)
Platinum 7x Vodka 1.75 ltr - $15.98 at Albertsons
Smirnoff Vodka, 1.75 liter - $19.59 at QFC
Ketel One Vodka, 750 ml - $19.59 at QFC
Grey Goose Vodka 750 ml - $22.99 at Safeway
Grey Goose Vodka 750 ml – $24.28 at Albertsons WYB 6 (mix and match)
Project V Single Silo Vodka 750 ml – $29.99 at TOP Foods
Ebb + Flow Vodka 750 ml - $29.99 at TOP Foods
Skyy Vodka 1.75 ltr - $31.98 at Albertsons
Absolut Vodka, 1.75 liter - $33.99 at QFC
Tanqueray Gin 750 ml – $20.68 at Albertsons WYB 6 (mix and match)
Tangueray Gin 750 ml - $22.99 at Safeway
Ebb + Flow Gin 750 ml – $29.99 at TOP Foods
Tangueray Gin, 1.75 liter - $37.39 at QFC
Rich & Rare R&R Whiskey 1.75 liter - $10.19 at Safeway
Rich & Rare R&R Whiskey 1.75 liter - $12.99 at QFC
Rich & Rare Canadian Whiskey 1.75 liter – $14.98 at Albertsons
Canadian Mist Whiskey 750 ml - $13.29 at Safeway
Black Velvet Whiskey 1.75 liter - $15.09 at Safeway
Canadian Club Whiskey 750 ml – $15.28 at Albertsons WYB 6 (mix and match)
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey 750 ml – $15.98 at Albertsons
Pendleton Whiskey 750 ml - $22.99 at QFC
Jameson Irish Whiskey 750 ml - $22.99 at QFC
Jameson Irish Whisky 750 ml - $23.99 at Safeway
Crown Royal Whiskey 750 ml – $24.28 at Albertsons WYB 6 (mix and match)
Makers Mark Whiskey 750 ml – $31.98 at Albertsons
Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, 1.75 liter - $33.99 at QFC
Crown Royal, 1.75 liter - $45.39 at QFC
Jose Cuervo Tequila 750 ml - $13.29 at Safeway
Jose Cuevo Tequila 750 ml – $12.58 at Albertsons WYB 6 (mix and match)
Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold and Silver 750 ml – $13.99 at TOP Foods
Jose Cuervo Tequila 1.75 liter – $26.39 at QFC
Bacardi Rum 750 ml – $10.69 at Albertsons WYB 6 (mix and match)
Captain Morgan Rum 750 ml - $15.09 at Safeway
Captain Morgan Rum 750 ml – $15.99 at TOP Foods
Captain Morgan Run 1.75 liter – $26.39 at QFC
Skinnygirl cocktails 750 ml - $10.99 at Safeway
Skinnygirl margarita 750 ml - $10.99 at QFC
Don’t forget the 20.5% state liquor tax and $3.77 per liter tax! It will be interesting to see how these prices fluctuate and what kind of prices we should see at Costco, which many people seem think will have the best prices.
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Here are the current deals for these stores:You can also head over to the Queen Bee Coupons Facebook page – more than 18,000 folks, many in Washington. A great network for saving money and learning how to coupon.
What do you think about being able to buy liquor at the grocery store? What store do you think will have the best deals? I know this is a controversial topic – so share your opinions while respecting others, please!
Anyone scope out prices at Costco and want to share?