Happy Holidays: Get Free Wine from Last Bottle!

It’s the mostttt wonderful timeeee of the yearrrrrrr. (Hopefully, you read this is a much better singing voice than mine.)

Off-key singing aside, it’s one of our favorite times of the year. Marathon Madness is back! In addition to all the wonderful things that come along with the holiday season, ’tis the season for free wine. Starting today at 9am PST (12pm EST), free wine is back courtesy of our friends at Last Bottle Wines!

What is Last Bottle?

While I could try to put it in my own words, I think Last Bottle explains it best:

Last Bottle is a daily purveyor of fine wines. We literally offer you one hand-picked wine per day until it sells out (often in hours) and ship it out to you right away. New day, new wine. Always at incredible prices (30%-70% off retail). We’re not a wine club, there is no subscription — what you see is what you get.

They’re able to get some substantial discounts by ordering small-batch wines and scooping up extra inventory. You’ll find some seriously good wines for significantly less than you’d pay at the grocery or liquor store. While I typically play around in the $10-20 range, I’ve been able to score a $130 bottle for less than $40.

The Details

Starting today at 9am PST (12pm EST), our friends at Last Bottle will begin their Holiday Marathon Madness sale. The sale runs for 48 hours from today until Saturday. During that time, Last Bottle will go through over 1,000 different wines ranging in price. From experience, most of these range from $20-30, but you’ll be able to find some good ones in the $10-14 range as well. As I said, I typically load up on ones in the $10-$20 range because I enjoy trying new things and most of it is good regardless of price point. If you’re unsure of whether something is good, it always helps to check the bottle in Vivino.

a hand holding a bottle of wineDuring the Marathon Madness sale, every purchase includes free ground shipping. There’s no minimum purchase amount either. Even if you only order one $10 bottle of wine, you’ll still get free shipping.

To make things even better, Last Bottle will be donating $1 per order to the Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley during Marathon Madness. Over the summer they had over 50,000 orders, so it’s a great way to get some seriously discounted wine while helping with a great cause. Everybody wins.

Ok, but you said free wine?

Don’t worry, I didn’t forget! If you sign up using our link, you’ll get a $10 credit to use toward your first order. There’s no minimum purchase price to use the credit. It’s just a $10 credit to use as you please.

There are usually a few bottles in the $9-12 range every hour, meaning you’ll essentially get your bottle for free. Just like with award flights, you’ll still have to pay taxes, but those usually come out to less than a buck. You can thank Uncle Sam for it not being completely free.

a white background with red textOf course, no one is saying you have to buy the cheaper bottles if that’s not your thing. You’ll still get $10 off your first order regardless of the purchase price. If you’d rather get a $20 bottle, it will be $10, $30 becomes $20, and so on. If you consider yourself a wine connoisseur, you can get some really phenomenal deals in the $20-30 price range.

$10 of free wine is great, but wouldn’t $50 be better?

I’m pretty sure anyone who disagrees with the above statement is crazy. Also, please send me $30 if you don’t want it.

Ok begging aside, the real way to maximize this deal is to do this in two-player mode. When you sign-up for a Last Bottle account using this link, you’ll automatically get a $10 credit added to your account. Once you’ve done that, share your own referral code with a friend, partner, spouse, in-law, or whoever your partner in crime is. (You can find your code under the “Invite your Friends” section of your account). They’ll automatically receive the $10 credit for signing up. After they make their first purchase, you’ll also receive a $30 credit. It may take a few minutes for the new credit to show up in your account, but it typically shows up in less than 15 minutes.

So, if you’re counting along at home, that’s $10 for signing up with our code, another $10 for your partner using your code, and $30 for them making a purchase. That’s $50 of free wine for almost no effort at all. Depending on your taste, that should work out to anywhere from 2-5 bottles of free wine.

Any tips?

Enter all your info beforehand

Speed is the name of the game when it comes to snagging those bottles that catch your eye. Some of the best deals will only last a few minutes. In order to give yourself the best chance, make sure you’ve added your address and payment information before trying to make your purchase. The first time we did this, there were too many times where we lost out on a bottle while entering credit card info.

To do this, go to your account and update “Payment Methods” and “Shipping Addresses” before making a purchase. Trust us, it will save you time and frustration if you just do it beforehand.

Once you’ve got everything entered in and saved, you can buy a bottle (or three) in less than ten seconds if you’re quick. This really comes in handy when the cheap bottles show up, as these go fast!

Use the app

Just do it. The Last Bottle app is incredibly straightforward and easy to use. Personally, I find the app easier to use than the website, but maybe that’s just because I’m one of those darn millennials. Plus, you’ll be able to keep an eye out for deals anywhere instead of being limited by the range of your computer.

Get your friends and family involved

Last summer, we participated in the Marathon Madness event as a family. Everyone ordered a different bottle of wine so we could each try as many different wines as possible…for free. What better way to celebrate getting vaccinated and being able to see friends again than with a free wine tasting event? Sorry, you’re on your own for the cheese and crackers though.

The crazy comes in the afternoon

We’ve noticed that usually, the expensive stuff runs from 1-2 pm PST (4-5 pm EST). During that hour, you’ll see rare vintages, high-end champagnes, and even some crazy things like magnums of Cristal. While this may not be for everyone, you can snag some serious deals during this time. Just be warned that these usually go pretty quickly so be ready to pounce if you’re interested.

Have fun!

Free stuff is great, but it’s even better when you have fun doing it. Marathon Madness truly lives up to its name, with the wine on sale changing every few minutes. We had way too much fun last summer refreshing our phones and waiting for the next bottle to pop up. Our family spent hours laughing and shouting things like, “Ooh! Ooh! New Pinot for $12!”. Embrace the madness, have fun, and enjoy the excitement of snagging a bottle for a buck. Then have fun again when your wine arrives a few weeks later.

Final Thoughts

With things starting to open back up and vaccinations moving along, we’re getting closer to having things to celebrate again. What better way to do that than with free wine?

We’d be grateful if you used our referral link. You’ll get $10 off and we’ll get a referral credit as well.

Good luck and happy shopping!

Author: Stephen Hoechst

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