In order to make this article “premium posts” worthy I decided I would share a way to buy “Dom Perignon” at a discount warehouse club store without being a “card carrying club member”. If I remember correctly, a bottle of 1998 Dom Perignon at Costco is about $100 while the same bottle of Dom Perignon will cost you upwards of $130 at most other stores.
Please note that in addition to Dom Perignon, this will work for all types of alcohol! So, if you rest assured that in most areas, this trick also applies to all top shelf liquor, booze, beer and wine as well!
So, if your one of those people that loves “sticking it to the man” or if you’re the type of person that enjoys causing “a scene” in public, and you like being “that guy” that holds up the line while the clerk calls for a manager (over the loud speaker), than this experiment is for you! Thanks to a little-known state law that dates back to the 1930s, (when Prohibition was repealed); nonmembers can purchase alcohol without paying a membership fee. These laws state that applicants for a license to sell booze must “serve the public need and protect the common good.” In other words, alcohol is an invaluable and essential item that must be readily available for purchase by the general public with no membership restrictions! HaHa
Taking advantage of this deal depends on where you live, and at which discount club you shop. This should work at BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco and Sam’s Club. For example, if you live near a Costco than membership is not required for purchases of alcohol in the following states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Texas and Vermont.
So there you have it! If you’ve tried this before, or if you are going to try it, I would love to hear your stories and comments!