Thread DetailsLast Edited by BeAuMaN October 25, 2015 at 12:13 AM
Went to my local Costco today (Located in Fresno, California) and I did a double take. Glenlevit 12 Year Old single malt scotch whiskey was priced at $19.99, apparently due to a $7 manufacturer instant rebate, which goes through November 30th. This means that while liquor price may be different depending on the area, a great majority of Costcos should have it marked down by $7.
Costco Store Locator
You might not need a membership to purchase Alcohol at Costco, depending on local laws or if you can get a Costco Gift Card. See Wiki for details.
You'll find Glenlivet 12 Year normally priced anywhere from $25-$60, depending on your region and sales, or if ordering online, it sits in the middle to higher end of that range when including shipping costs.
Tasting notes and reviews can be found at Master of the Malt .
While this isn't my favorite scotch, as I like them a more smokey, it has a nice light flavor and I'd highly suggest it to those who are new to scotch drinking who might get put off by really smokey scotches. And at $19.99 a bottle, you can't go wrong.
I didn't buy any today,
At least around here, that's the cheapest Glenlivet has been in recent memory. Feel free to post prices and Costco locations, and I'll keep a running list in the wiki.
Thanks kissdisap for the price label picture!
Purchasing Alcohol at Costco without a Costco Membership:
Due to leftover regulations and laws from the prohibition era made to combat "Speakeasies", many states prohibit the restriction of sale of alcohol to membership only clubs. As such, in these states membership warehoue outlets like Costco, BJ's, and Sam's Club are required to let anyone from the public purchase alcohol. To take advantage of this, go to the customer service desk and tell them you'll be purchasing Alcohol without a membership. They should provide you with a 1-day Alcohol pass. I've read different accounts on if you can only pay cash or also debit/American Express. If the employee tries to deny you, escalate to management, as most employees are not aware of these laws.
According to Google, a non-exhaustive list of States that have such laws, YMMV:
Costco Alcohol Partial Refund Policy:
I made sure to ask the supervisor at the local Costco, as I know Costco has a Price Adjustment policy, but this is alcohol so special rules apply. If you have purchased a bottle of Glenlivet within the last 14 days, to get a partial refund for the difference you must bring in your Original Receipt, and they'll adjust it using that. They won't let you simply pull up the sale using your card like normal, as you cannot return alcohol so they need to adjust it manually using your receipt as proof, as they don't store price adjustments in their database. This is to prevent you from going to multiple Costcos and getting multiple price adjustments for the same purchase.
Reported pricing by location:
Paradise Valley $26.99
Fresno - $19.99
San Jose - $19.99 (Thanks kissdisap)