£1.50 prosecco trick (minimum six bottles, normally £6 each)

It’s BACK… Sainsbury’s is again running different promotions which you can combine – known as code stacking – to get a corking deal on bottles of fizz just in time for the festive season.

Until Mon 11 Dec, newbies to Sainsbury’s* online can effectively get prosecco from £1.50 to £3ish a bottle (norm £6-£10), though you have to buy six. Even existing Sainsbury’s shoppers, both online and in big Sainsbury’s stores (excluding Scotland), could still get prosecco for £4.50 per bottle – a tasty saving.

If prosecco isn’t your tipple, you can also use this trick on wine and champagne. We’ve highlighted the prosecco as it’s an outstanding price on a popular drink, but you could also get champers for £7.50 per bottle (norm £18).

Obviously, this isn’t a ‘down it in one’ deal. The idea’s to store it up for when needed, maybe for Christmas and New Year parties, or even as gifts (be Drinkaware). Multi-buy drinks offers are not valid in Scotland due to alcohol promotion laws.

Our trick has proved mega-popular with MoneySavers previously, and it’s sold out quickly in the past – so you’ll have to go quick if you want this.

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Find a cheap prosecco or champagne at Sainsbury’s.

These bottles are currently available at Sainsbury’s:

– Sainsbury’s Prosecco Frizzante*– £6 per bottle
Edizone 789 Di Mondelli Prosecco* – £7 per bottle
Toretta Di Mondelli Prosecco Brut* – £7 per bottle
Valdo Prosecco Marca Oro* – £7.50 per bottle (down from £10 until Tue 12 Dec)
– Canti Prosecco* – £7.50 per bottle (down from £9 until Tue 12 Dec)
– Etienne Dumont Brut Champagne*– £14 per bottle (down from £18 till Tue 12 Dec)

Step 2: Sainsbury’s also has 25% off six bottles.

Buy any six bottles of wine or champagne for delivery until Tue 12 Dec, and you’ll automatically get a 25% discount.

That means you can buy:

– Six bottles of Sainsbury’s Prosecco Frizzante* for £27 (£4.50 per bottle)
– Six bottles of Edizone 789 Di Mondelli Prosecco* for £31.50 (£5.25 per bottle)
– Six bottles of Toretta Di Mondelli Prosecco Brut* for £31.50 (£5.25 per bottle)
– Six bottles of Valdo Prosecco Marca Oro* for £33.75 (£5.63 per bottle)
– Six bottles of Canti Prosecco* for £33.75 (£5.63 per bottle)
– Six bottles of Etienne Dumont Brut Champagne* for £63 (£10.50/bottle)

Delivery online is £1-£7 (or free if you collect in a store).

It’s at this point that existing online customers can’t go any further as the code below is for newbies, but the deals above from £4.50 per bottle are still decent.

Step 3: Now for the big trick – if you’re new to Sainsbury’s grocery online, boost the offer further with an £18 off £60 code.

IMPORTANT: You’ll need to buy groceries you’d buy anyway AND have your order delivered/collected before 11pm on Mon 11 Dec for this to work.

Use the code SCSSEONOV18 and you’ll get £18 off when you spend £60*. Yet the T&Cs state:

“When using a promotional money-off voucher, the value of the goods other than spirits, liqueurs or wine during a buy 6 save 25% multibuy offer must be at least equal to the money off offered by the promotional voucher.”

In plain speak, it means you’ll need to spend a minimum £60, of which at least £18 needs to be stuff other than booze for it to work.

So how do you get prosecco for £1.50? If you go for the Sainsbury’s Prosecco Frizzante*, it’s £27 for six bottles, so you’d need to spend £33 on groceries to reach the £60 minimum spend. Then with the £18 off, it’s £42. As you’ve spent £33 on normal groceries, it’s £9 for the six bottles of prosecco, or £1.50 per bottle (plus delivery if you can’t pick up in a store for free).

The £14 Etienne Dumont Brut Champagne* would work out at £7.50 per bottle – a cracking deal if champagne’s your tipple.

It’s worth noting that if you buy more than six bottles, the price per bottle will go up slightly with this deal, as you’d still be getting £18 off but your spend would be higher.

Step 4: Check your basket to ensure it’s gone as planned.

All these discounts should show up in your basket before you pay – if not, something’s gone wrong.

Step 5: Change your substitution preferences to avoid any surprises.

If you only want the cheapest prosecco or champagne, make sure you untick the box which says ‘allow substitutions’ when you order, as that way if it’s not in stock, you’ll just get your groceries, not a pricier bottle of booze, which has happened to some in the past when using this trick.

And when your delivery arrives, make sure you check what you have received with the driver. If you do receive substitutions, you can choose whether you want to accept them or send them back.

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