How to Save on Your Fall Spirits and Brews

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When you want something a little harder than PSL (pumpkin spice lattes), fall spirits, brews, cocktails and concoctions are your warm and toasty answer – especially if you can save money on them.

Or maybe you’re a purist and like to drink it straight, which in that case, bring on the spirits, wine, and brews!

Whatever your personal fall drink of choice may be, we want to make sure you’re also saving money, because, *ahem* that’s what we do.

So before you head out to the grocery store, restaurant, or bar, be sure to use Ibotta (iOS or Android) since it can get you cashback on your booze purchases.

Some people think Ibotta is just for groceries, but they really rock it in the alcohol category too.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Install the app (iOS or Android)
  2. Under Find Offers, go to “Beer, Wine & Spirits” category
  3. Tap the + sign on deals you like to add to your list
  4. After purchase, just upload your receipt
  5. When you’re ready to cash out, they’ll PayPal you within 48 hours.

Get a $10 bonus after you upload your first receipt!

You can use it on any liquor store, any convenience store, grocery, even at the gas station and military exchange. Also, favorites include Total Wine & More along with Bevmo!

Some examples of deals include $3 back on Pinot Noir Rose, $6 back on Single Malt Irish Whiskey, $3 back on Pabst Blue Ribbon and a bunch more to fit your tastebuds.

You can also check out our How to Save Big at Walmart with Ibotta article for everything cashback using the app as some of our readers have earned almost $2,000 back. No tricks here! Only awesome treats.

Fall Cocktail Ideas

If you’re throwing a little get-together and need some fall drink ideas, here is an easy one to start with! You only need 2-3 ingredients and it takes less than 5 minutes to put together.

Jennifer Meyering

Pumpkin Apple Shandy (2 servings)

This drink is great for those that aren’t a fan of hard liquor because this mixes pumpkin beer and apple cider! Add some apple slices for garnish.


  • 12 oz pumpkin beer
  • 10 oz apple cider
  • 2 oz bourbon (optional)

Instructions: Add beer, apple cider, and bourbon to a pitcher and stir! Then you can pour into 2 glasses and garnish with apple slices (if you want to make it pretty) and serve immediately.

For even more drink and food recipes, please visit Jennifer Meyering’s blog and CountryLiving for 47 Fall Cocktail Recipes.

Cheers to a hoppy season!

*image courtesy of Burlington Beer Company’s Facebook