Amazon Prime Day 2021: best deals on booze include up to 40% off Aperol and gin

AMAZON Prime Day has launched today with massive savings to be had on your favourite booze.

The online retail giant has slashed the price of some of the most popular alcoholic drinks for shoppers looking to stock up on their favourite tipple.

Read our Amazon Prime Day 2021 live blog for the latest updates

The deals are available throughout Amazon Prime Day, which ends tomorrow at midnight.

Members of Amazon Prime can access the deals – you can sign up online to unlock the discounts.

Amazon Prime costs £79 per year or £7.99 a month.

But if you haven’t had a membership in the past year you can register for a one month free trial of the Prime service

Our tips for finding the best deals this Amazon Prime Day

IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal on Amazon.

PREPARE Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay. You can also set up price alerts to let you know when the cost drops.

CHECK CAREFULLY Use FakeSpot to check whether the item is genuine or not. The site scans the reviews to see if they're "reliable" or not so you can decide whther you trust the seller.

TRIAL IT FIRST Sign up to the 30 day Amazon Prime trial to take advantage of the Lightning Deals and free delivery. But remember to cancel the subscription before the trial is up or you'll be charged the full £79.

SHOP NOW TO SAVE TIME Put the items you want in your basket ahead of Black Friday so that when the deals drop on June 21, all you'll have to do is pay.

All of the products are eligible for free next day delivery.

But you will have to show ID to prove you are aged 18 or older when your boozy parcel is delivered.

You should check whether you can find the products cheaper elsewhere before you order to makesure you're getting the best deal.

It's also not really a saving unless you were already planning on making a purchase.

You might be able to find similar items for less at major supermarkets – but remember to factor in delivery costs.

Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Tesco all require customers to spend a certain amount before you can get free delivery.

How to compare prices to get the best deal

JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.

There are plenty of comparison websites out there that'll check prices for you – so don't be left paying more than you have to.

Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.

Here are some that we recommend:

  • Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
  • Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
  • Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
  • CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.

Masottina Prosecco Rose Brut, 750 ml

  • Was: £15.49. Now: £10. Save: £5.49 (35%) – buy now

When you can't decide between rose or prosecco, why not have both?

Amazon has cut the price of this sparking pink wine just in time for summer.

The price and quality of wine can vary significantly, but if you're looking for an even sweeter deal on pink prosecco, Aldi has a £6.49 version in stock.

MALFY Con Arancia Sicilian Blood Orange Italian Gin, 70cl

  • Was: £28.00. Now: £21.99. Save: £6.01 (21%) – buy now

If you're looking for a way to spice up your standard G&T, this discounted blood orange flavour Malfy gin could be just the tipple.

You could also enjoy it as part of a summery spritz, or another gin-based cocktail.

We couldn't find this gin on offer at any of the major supermarkets, which were all selling it for the original £28 price tage.

Aperol Spritz Gift Pack including Aperol 70cl & 2 Aperol Spritz glasses

  • Was: £25.00. Now: £19.49. Save: £5.51 (22%) – buy now

A refreshing Aperol Spritz could be the cocktail of the summer.

This bundle gets you a bottle of Aperol and two branded glasses – you you can enjoy a bar quality Spritz from the comfort of your own home.

Asda sells Aperol with a bottle of prosecco and soda water – the other two key ingredients – for £18, but it doesn't include glasses.

If you just want the Aperol, it's on sale at Morrisons for £11.

But it could be harder to get your hands on the glasses seperately.

We found some on eBay, starting at around £14 for two.

Negroni Bundle: Campari, Bulldog London Dry Gin, Cinzano Rosso, 2150ml

  • Was: £46.50. Now: £30.99. Save: £15.51 (33%) – buy now

If you'd prefer a negroni, Amazon has helpfully created a special bundle of the key ingredients for Prime Day.

You can save £15.51 if you buy all three instead of buying them separately on Amazon.

But you could shop around to buy the products individually if you'd prefer a different brand of gin, for example.

Cointreau, Triple Sec Orange Liqueur, Suitable For Margarita, 70 cl

  • Was: £20.99. Now: £15.99. Save: £5.00 (24%) – buy now

Cointreau is a must-have ingredient in many cocktails, including Margaritas, Cosmopolitans and Mimosas.

Amazon's deal is a better offer than the big UK supermarkets at the moment.

A 50cl bottle – 20cl smaller than the Prime Day offer – is £16 at Sainsbury's and Morrisons, £15 at Tesco and £13 at Asda,

Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin, 50cl

  • Was £24.00. Now: £18.50. Save: £5.50 (23%) – buy now

This Lemon Drizzle gin started out as a limited edition flavour but was so popular that Sipsmith made it permanent.

Sipsmith recommends you serve it over ice with Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic and a slice of lemon.

A 70cl bottle is £28.50 at Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Tesco – or £22 for Clubcard members.

Johnnie Walker Double Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky 70cl

  • Was: £42.50. Now: £25.00. Save: £17.50 (41%) – buy now

Whisky drinkers will be pleased see this huge 41% discount on Johnnie Walker Double Black Label.

The bottle comes in a wooden box, making it a perfect gift option.

We couldn't find a cheaper version elsewhere, but Sainsbury's has slashed the price of the original Black Label by £10 to £20.

Southern Comfort® Original Liqueur with Whiskey, 1.5 Litre, ABV 35%

  • Was: £41.52. Now: £30.00. Save: £11.52 (28%) – buy now

Southern Comfort is a blend of whiskey, fruits and spices, which has been made for 140 years.

It can be enjoyed with lemonade or in a cocktail at home,

Amazon has the best deal on the 1.5litre bottle, but you can get a smaller 70cl option from Sainsbury's for £15.

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