Learn how I ordered from a local liquor store and had it delivered
Getting your favorite whiskey, vodka, rum or tequila for your favorite weekend drink can be a bit of a hassle. Only certain locations in East Texas are available to pick up a handful. It took the Town of Tyler long enough to clear beer and wine sales. It’s a bit ridiculous that a town the size of Tyler doesn’t allow alcohol sales outside of restaurants. However, I found a way to order my favorite liqueur from Oasis Liquor at Troup sitting on the couch and had it delivered.
Yes, I was able to order a handful of Jim Beam and a bottle of Jack Daniels and have it delivered to my front door. I was able to do this through the mobile app called Drizly.
It’s a free download for your phone. I quickly created an account like any other app and was able to start shopping. One thing I found strange was that I couldn’t choose which store to order from. However, he automatically picked the store closest to me, Oasis Liquor in Troup. It’s great because that’s where I usually go anyway.
From the opening screen, I was able to choose what I wanted to buy; alcohol, beer or wine. I was running out of whiskey so I went. From there I was able to search for the brand and size I needed and just add it to my cart. When I finished shopping, I checked with my debit card, picked a delivery time, and went back to lounging on the couch.
To answer your question, yes, it was a bit more expensive to do it that way. It works like food delivery apps by adding sales tax, delivery charge, and tip for the driver. You also had to place an order of $ 49.99 or more to have it delivered. Delivery charge and tip can add $ 12 to $ 15 to the order just like if you were using Waitr or Door Dash or any other food delivery service.
I could watch in the app while my order was being prepared, then packed, and then as it was on its way to me. Soon I knocked on my door with my order and had a smile on my face.
The only thing I couldn’t tell you for sure is if it will work where you are. If you want to try it out, just download the app, search for Drizly in your app store, create an account, and see if you can place an order from there. As for me, I won’t be using this every time, but now that I have, I know it will work in a pinch.
Give it a try and tell me how, or if, it works for you.
Order from the Drizly app
This is so cool. I was able to buy the liquor store from my couch and then have it delivered to me.