Sainsbury’s is currently running three different promotions which you can combine – known as code stacking. So until Sun 2 Aug newbies to Sainsbury’s online could effectively get champagne for £4.17 a bottle – the cheapest we’ve ever seen it. Though you have to buy at least six. Even if you’re an existing Sainsbury’s online customer, you could still get it for £7.50 a bottle.
This deal has been mega popular with MoneySavers. We started out with £4.17 Henry Dumanois champagne but so many MoneySavers have got the deal, that Sainsbury’s has told us stock is now extremely limited online and in stores. You may still be lucky in your local delivery area, as stock varies from store to store.
Do give it a go as we’re still getting corking success stories from MoneySavers (you can see some below) and there’s limited stock of Henry Dumanois Champagne Brut Rosé (also £4.17 via the trick) and decent stock of the Etienne Dumont Brut Champagne (£7.17/bottle using our trick).
If champagne’s not your tipple, you can also use this trick on wine and prosecco. But you may need to add a few more groceries to meet the £60 minimum spend. Eg, Canti Prosecco* is currently £6.75 (reduced from £9), so you’d get it for £5.06/bottle with this deal.
Of course we’re not advocating this as a ‘down it in one’ deal. The idea is to store it up for when needed, either for yourself or gifts, so please be Drinkaware. It’s also worth noting multi-buy drinks offers aren’t valid in Scotland due to alcohol promo laws.
Step 1: Find a reduced champagne at Sainsbury’s
A number of champagnes are currently on offer at Sainsbury’s:
- Henry Dumanois Champagne Brut* – £10/bottle (previously priced at £12, but Sainsbury’s says £10 is now the standard price) – sold out in many areas
- Henry Dumanois Champagne Brut Rosé* – £10/bottle (previously priced at £12, but Sainsbury’s says £10 is now the standard price) – sold out in many areas
- Etienne Dumont Brut champagne* – £14/bottle (reduced from £18) – good stock
Step 2: Sainsbury’s also has 25% off six bottles
Buy any six bottles of wine or champagne, before Sun 2 Aug, and you’ll automatically get a further 25% discount. This offer works in stores and online.
That means you can buy:
- Six bottles of Henry Dumanois Champagne Brut for £45 (£7.50/bottle)
- Six bottles of Henry Dumanois Champagne Brut Rosé for £45 (£7.50/bottle)
- Six bottles of Etienne Dumont Brut Champagne for £63 (£10.50/bottle)
Delivery online is £1-£6 (or free if you collect in a store).
Step 3: Now for the trick – new to Sainsbury’s grocery online? Boost it further with a £20 off £60 code – you’ll need to buy groceries which you’d buy anyway
Use the code PPCFJULYVA and you’ll get £20 off when you spend £60+. Yet the T&Cs state:
“A minimum spend on products other than spirits, liqueurs, or wine during any buy six save 25% multibuy to the value of the voucher discount is required.”
In plain speak, it means you’ll need to buy at least £20 of stuff other than booze for it to work. So spend at least £20 on normal groceries you’d need anyway to get the £20 off.
This means if you go for the £10 Henry Dumanois champagne, it’s £45 for six bottles, plus £20 for the groceries (so you’re really getting £20 off £65). That makes it effectively £25 for the six bottles of champagne, or bubbly from £4.17 per bottle (plus delivery if you can’t pick up in a store for free) – a ridiculously cheap price, undercutting many cheap cavas.
The £14 Etienne Dumont champagne would work out at £7.17 a bottle, a cracking deal if you miss out on the cheaper option.
The code is valid until Mon 3 Aug, but you need to have your order delivered/collected on or before Sun 2 Aug for this deal to work.
Step 4: Check your basket.
All these discounts should show up in your basket before you pay – if not then something’s gone wrong.
It’s worth noting that if you order online and tick to accept substitutions (in ‘my substitution preferences’), you may receive a different bottle of champagne or sparkling wine if your choice is out of stock. When your delivery arrives, make sure you check what you have received with the driver. You can choose whether you want to accept the substitutions or send them back.
Success stories from MoneySavers
Users have been reporting success taking advantage of this corking trick, including this tweet from Carrie below:
@MartinSLewis you have a lot to answer for! My mother went to town in Sainsbury's today. pic.twitter.com/efbd1A7Rjt— Carrie Mathieson (@CarrieMathieson) July 29, 2015