This website that I’ve never seen before, SaveOnBrew.com offers up advice on how to save money whilst drinking during this highly important national holiday known as Saint Patrick’s Day. Why do we celebrate with booze? Mike suggests that it is just an excuse to drink. He’s right, but it is also an excuse to get all stereotypical without being called a racist. That’s because Saint Patrick famously rid Ireland of snakes and the Irish like to drink, so on Saint Patty’s day we drink to celebrate snake beatings. This is also a good time to drunkenly ask women if they’d like to beat your snake in honor of the day.
Here are Jennifer Davidson of SaveOnBrew.com’s tips:
1. Look for cheaper brands. “Imports by nature are not terribly cheap, but one can find a 6-pack of Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Aleor Killian’s Irish Red Ale for about $7, or Sam Adam’s Irish Ale and McSorley’s Irish Pale Ale for $8,” Davidson explains. “On the other end of the spectrum, premium beers like Guinness, Harp, Murphy’s and Smithwick’s are going to be priced several dollars higher.”
2. Another way to find the cheapest beer is to try one’s luck at getting into the spirit of the day. “Let’s face it: anyone who dresses like a leprechaun, a Notre Dame Fighting Irish, or a shamrock is going to have random strangers buying him or her beer all night long wherever he or she goes,” says Davidson. “The louder, friendlier and Irish-looking a drinker is, the better. Most importantly, do not pose for any free pictures. If they want a leprechaun on their Facebook page, they’ve got to pay up.”
3. Stay at home. “Yeah, I know I’m going to catch some flak for that, but it’s MUCH cheaper. Take the money you save, grab a keg of Guinness, invite your best friends and some random hotties, and make a night of it. Pro-tip: go heavy on the Irish car bombs – you know, Guinness with a shot of Jameson – because passing out is a great way to save money and avoid having to stumble to the store to resupply,” Davidson laughs.
Of course, I think the underlying message is that Davidson wants you to use SaveOnBrew.com to find cheap deals on beer in your area. So I took a little look and apparently I can get Hamm’s at a local store for $0.54 each aka $12.99 for a 12-pack. Hrmm, not a bad deal, except this is only an advertised price. SaveOnBrew.com has no way of knowing unadvertised prices and my friend tells me that he gets the 30-packs of a lesser quality brand for $13.99. Still, Hamm’s is not a bad option and neither is SaveOnBrew.com, except if you live in Minnesota like I do. You see, we have these weird liquor laws that prohibit grocery stores and gas stations from selling higher abv booze. So when SaveOnBrew.com shows my favorite beer Killian’s advertised ad my local Cub grocery store as a 12-pack for $9.99, I need to keep in mind that it is only going to be the 3.2% abv stuff. All in all, it is nice to have a way to see advertised prices. By the way, my tip for using it is to keep withing the 5 mile range, other wise your might eat your beer savings up with gas.
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