Friday, August 17, 2018

Wine Clubs: Compare


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Pros
100% satisfaction guarrantee; affordable, flexible membership; 40-50% off retail price when you reorder; thorough selection process; archives all previous selections on website; awesome newsletter; family-owned/operated since 1972
100% satisfaction guarantee; affordable, flexible membership; thorough selection process; archives all previous selections on website; Design Your Own Club™ program; environmentally-conscious company
organic/biodynamic wines and unusual grape varietals and regions; 10% discount on reorders; free shipping on first order
Cons
cannot ship to numerous states
basically none
only one person selects wines; only offers monthly shipping; doesn't offer e-cards; need to confirm with them whether they can ship to your state
Shipping Included
No
No
No ($20/month flat rate)
Cost per Bottle (Est.)
$11
$15
$17.50
Membership Minimum
No
Yes (2 shipments)
No
Wine Options
Red, White, or Combination
Red, White, or Combination
Red, White, or Combination
Domestic and/or International
Domestic and International
Domestic and International
Domestic and International
Selection
Variety of unique wines that have been produced in limited quantities from some of the best boutique wineries in the US and around the world.
Estate-bottled, limited production wines from boutique wineries in some of the world's most renowned wine producing regions.
An eclectic selection of organic, biodynamic, and limited-production wines produced in some of the best boutique wineries around the world.
Newsletter
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shipping Options
Monthly, Bimonthly or Quarterly
Monthly, Bimonthly or Quarterly
Monthly
Shipping Details
Processes and ships orders during normal business hours, so you won't have to wait weeks to receive your wine.
Shipments arrive on the 3rd or 4th week of each month.
All shipments are sent out on the 1st Monday of each month. If it should fall on a national holiday, shipments will be sent out the following day.
Gift Information
Offers free e-cards and also sends the first wine shipment in a beautiful linen burgundy box with a personalized gift card for free.
Offers free e-cards and free printable gift cards to notify gift recipients.
Includes a customized gift card in the first shipment but does not offer email notification.
Extras
Free Electric Blue Push Button Stainless Steel Corkscrew included with your order.
Offers the Design Your Own Club™ program in which you can customize your membership and combine it with any of their other clubs (beer, cigars, cheese, chocolate, cigar or flowers).
Free shipping on first delivery ($20 value).
Satisfaction Guarantee
Yes, Wine of the Month Club offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee! They are happy to reimburse or replace any wine you don't like or any corked or broken bottles you may receive. You can also cancel your membership at any time without incurring any cancellation fees.
Yes, MonthlyClubs.com offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee! If you are unhappy with any item you receive, MonthlyClubs.com will replace it or refund your money. You can also cancel your membership at any time without incurring any cancellation fees.
No satisfaction guarrantee and all sales are final. If you receive any bottles that are physically damaged, you have 72 hours to report it to Plonk and request an exchange. if you want to cancel your membership, you must do so 7 days before the next shipment is scheduled to be sent out otherwise it will not take effect until the following month.
 
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