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Three bits of news in brief:

£100 off a £150 Naked Wines order with Amex

If you take a look at the ‘My Offers’ section of your BA / SPG / Gold / Platinum American Express account online, you may see an interesting deal from Naked Wines.

Naked Wines, recently acquired by Majestic, is a cut above your usual wine business.  Part of the company involves a Kickstarter-type model called ‘Angels’ which lets you invest in independent winemakers who are looking to develop their business, in return for some wine later on.

Additional wine is made available for general sale. When you spend £150 or more before 23rd December, you will receive a £100 discount when you use the special Amex code.

You can put together your own mixed case so you won’t be forced to buy 6 or 12 bottles of the same wine.

It is only available to new customers, but I’m sure you can find a suitable household member if required.  To save postage, you can pick up your order at your nearest Majestic Wine warehouse.

The code is valid for the first 1,000 orders.

Chromecast

250 Clubcard points (600 Avios) with Google Chromecast

The new version of Google Chromecast is now available for the same £30 price as the previous version.

This is rarely discounted, so the opportunity to pick up 600 Avios or 625 Virgin Flying Club miles is a welcome bonus.

You can buy via this Tesco Direct page here.  It is dropping in and out of stock but keep checking back if you are keen.  The offer runs until 9th November so I’m sure you will be able to catch it.

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United Airlines ‘buy miles’ bonus

Finally, United Airlines is offering a ‘mystery’ buy miles bonus until 14th December.  You need to log in here to see what you are offered.

The maximum bonus appears to be 80% – most people seem to get this.  United has offered better than this (100% is not uncommon) but if you need to top off your account in the short term then this is OK.

Comments (39)

  • Stu R says:

    Not there on either our BA Premium Plus or BA Blue; that would’ve helped stocking the cellar for Christmas 🙁

  • ee says:

    They add a delivery charge if your cash outlay is less than £80, but you can avoid that by collecting from your local majestic wines store.

  • Geoggy says:

    It’s on my cards, but is it that great an offer?

    I had a play about with the website the other day and concluded not.

    Firstly if you are not a wine Angel, lots of the wine on the website is not available to you.

    There is no space to join the Angels program.

    The mixed cases look way over priced – but then value in wine terms I suppose is in the eye of the beholder.

    In the end I went with buying 18 bottles from the Waitrose website.

    • harry says:

      Yes, it’s a great offer. Very pleased with my Mystery Whites @ £4/ bottle, they are 3 bottles x each of 4 very good wines. Add on a 6 bottle case to get over the £150 minimum order when you use the £100 voucher.

      Waitrose don’t deliver here but if you want cheap wine go for a new customer Sainsbury’s delivery, £15 off £75 voucher AFFGNFCTTXZ, also 25% off 6 bottles, plus some groceries. If you would buy the groceries anyway, you can get 6 bottles for about £1 a bottle.

  • Cheshire Pete says:

    Appeared on my Plat yesterday, but not BA plus. I pick my 13 bottles up today from local majestic store which saved me £5 in postage. £51 / 13 = £3.92 a bottle.

    To be honest I couldn’t imagine using them again. Average price for 12 bottles seems to be about £140-£160 , we also use BA wine club and often you can knock 50% of those prices. Last time we got 24 bottles for far less than naked standard prices. Also Naked don’t seem to have a great variety only 2 Rioja’s for instance, and not much case selection by grape type at all per case. Their Angel membership has a waiting list of thousands of people to join and allot of single bottles blocked out unless you are a member.

    So, good with £100 off otherwise not really for me!

    Cheers, his!

  • Frankie McPolin says:

    How disappointing they’ve been acquired by Majestic. I’ve been a wine angel for a long time paying £20 a month to help fund these independent wine makers. I guess they had to take the offer when offered.

    • Raffles says:

      It was more complex. Majestic was struggling. They wanted the Naked Wines founder to run it. To get him, they bought Naked Wines.

  • Max says:

    I use them currently. I am no wime experrt by any means but have not had a bad bottle off them yet. They are certainly better quality than the usual sub-£10 supermarket wines.

    Getting on the Angels list takes less than a month, the waiting list drops very quickly- I suspect it is a marketing ploy. But you do get access to cheaper wine. We have a direct debit so look on it as a wine club, once we have a £100 or so in the pot we order a case. The product delivered is good so we will stick with them. Wine buffs may find the choices restricting perhaps?

  • DRB says:

    IMHO, I find their wine adequate but not spectacular.

    There is better to be had elsewhere and, as as Geoggy notes, terrible value if you are not an Angel. Even when a member, the price / value story is adequate.

    I joined a year ago because I appreciated the proposition model (finding & supporting local winemakers) but I am finding it restricting and “entry level” in approach. Back to The Wine Society, Majestics & local wine stores soon enough, I suspect.

  • Trevor G says:

    Not on either of my BA or Costco cards. Laithwaites is though. Mind you, I’m still working through the last cheap case I got. 🙂