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Beer steals.

Ernie Diamond Dec 9, 2009 05:20 PM


Walked into my local Krogers (at an undisclosed location) and found, to my surprise, four packs of Chimay White Cap on sale. Grabbed a four-pack and when I went to check out, rang it up to find that it was on sale for $4.30.

American dollars...

Four four...

Tell me that isn't the best deal in Beerdom!!! Anyone have a similar story?

PS - After I confirmed that the price was per pack and not per bottle, I cleaned them out of their last eight packs.

  1. rob133 Dec 10, 2009 01:04 PM

    I think the cashier made a mistake, a big mistake if you cleaned them out. I’m sure that was the per bottle price you paid for the four packs.

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      triggs73 Dec 12, 2009 03:01 PM

      Opa Opa mixed 12pk $9.99 in CT.

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        LStaff Dec 17, 2009 11:32 AM

        You did exactly what I have done - clean out the rest of the stock. I would have asked if they had any more "out back" too.

        I love it when retailers don't have a clue what they are selling.

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        1. re: LStaff
          MOREKASHA Dec 23, 2009 06:13 PM

          Dis the same w/Chimay Blue back in the 80's twice. Once in DC w/the small bottles, maybe 2 bucks ea and once @ a Buy Rite in Jersey for the large botlles, maybe $3.00 a bottle. Took everything they had.

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          triggs73 Dec 26, 2009 02:06 PM

          Just spotted Anchor Xmas Ale 2008 for $6.99.

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          1. re: triggs73
            Tripeler Dec 27, 2009 04:38 AM

            About six years ago in San Francisco, at a Trader Joe's I found magnum bottles of Hair of the Dog's "Fred" for $5.99 each. I put about eight in a cart and went to the checkout, only to be told that they would be discounted further to $3.99 each in a few days. I went home and phoned the brewery and asked about the batch number. The brewery told me they would be happy to buy them back for $5.99. In any case, I went back a few days later and bought about ten bottles for $3.99 each.

            1. re: Tripeler
              Kenji Dec 28, 2009 07:12 AM

              Back around '00, I used to find 12-oz bottles of Hair of the Dog's Adam and Fred at $1.99. Not quite the steal you got, but still quite a good deal.

              A year or so back, the Cambridge and Brookline, MA., TJ's offered SN Celebration at $3.99 a sixer -- the best beer deal I've ever found in New England.

              1. re: Kenji
                Tripeler Dec 28, 2009 09:43 PM

                I think HOTD 12-ouncers used to cost about two dollars in '00. It was worth it, though.

                1. re: Tripeler
                  tofuburrito Dec 29, 2009 12:01 PM

                  4-pack of Old Rasputin on a bargain shelf at Pavilions (grocery store) for $4.99.

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