Minibar: The Free On-Demand Alcohol Delivery Service
When you hear the term minibar, what comes to mind? Most will picture the mini-fridge in a hotel room. Having little liquor bottles and beers stockpiled in your hotel room is one of the conveniences hotels offer their guests. But what if you could extend this convenience beyond the hotel room. What if you could have access to on-demand refreshments whenever you’d like?
Minibar Delivery provides just that. Minibar is an online delivery service, similar to Drizly, that brings alcoholic beverages to your location. Think of it as an on-demand hotel minibar at your fingertips.
We’re going to show you how you can use Minibar to buy alcohol from stores near you. We’ll talk about how it works, how much it costs, and how you can save by using the Minibar Delivery service.
What Is Minibar?
Minibar Delivery is an on-demand service that will bring wine, liquor, beer, and mixers directly to your door in less than an hour. The delivery app and online platform allow you to search for alcohol products from local stores near you, add them to your cart, and have them delivered to wherever you are.
Minibar is a great option if you’re too busy to make it to the store to pick up drinks. Maybe you’re entertaining guests and ran out of wine or perhaps you’ve already had too much to drink and are unable to drive to the store. Minibar is a safe and convenient way to have the party brought to you instead of having to go to the store yourself.
Let’s take a look at how Minibar works so you can place your first order.
How Does Minibar Work?
How Minibar works is simple — you browse alcohol products online from local stores and add your desired items to your cart. Minibar partners with local stores who will then deliver your order to your location.
The first step to placing your Minibar order is to sign up for a Minibar account. You can do this by downloading the free Minibar app from the App Store or Google Play. You can also create your account at Minibar’s signup page. You must be at least 21 years old to create an account and place an order through Minibar.
You can then enter your address to see available Minibar partners in your area. You must first enter your delivery address because Minibar needs to pair you with the local liquor stores that are capable of delivering your order. Minibar won’t be delivering your order, but rather the stores they partner with will. Essentially Minibar is like a middleman connecting you and your local liquor stores.
There are multiple ways you can browse items using Minibar. You can choose to search various product categories like wine, beer, liquor, and mixers. Each of these categories will have subcategories, for example white, red, and rosé for wine products.
You can also see recommended products that are the perfect fit for you. These items are matched to your tastes based on your previous orders and items you’ve added to your cart. You can even see popular products in your area that other customers have ordered.
Click on a product when you see one you like. This will bring up product details and will show which stores are carrying it in your area.
You can choose your desired size and quantity of the product. For example, if you’re ordering Tito’s Vodka, you can choose between the various bottle sizes and how many bottles you’d like to add to your cart.
After that, you can choose to have your order delivered immediately or place a shipping order. An immediate delivery will have your order to you in less than one hour. A shipping order will have it delivered to you in two to three business days.
Before proceeding to the checkout page, you need to choose which store to order from. You’ll be able to choose from various stores on the product detail page.
You can only receive delivery orders from stores during their operating hours. You’ll also need to meet their delivery minimum amount. This minimum is set by each store and is typically around $25 to $30.
Tap “Proceed to Checkout” when you’ve added all of the items you want to your cart. Add your phone number and any delivery notes you’d like.
Next enter your credit card information before finalizing your order. After that, you can confirm all your order details before purchasing. This is where you can set your desired date and time of delivery. You can also add a promo code if you have one and adjust the tip amount you’d like to give your driver.
The last step is tapping the “Place Order” button to complete your order. You should receive a confirmation email. The only thing left to do is wait for your order to arrive.
You’ll need to provide your date of birth online and show a valid form of ID upon delivery to receive your order. If you’re unable to provide an ID that shows you’re 21 or older, your order will be sent back, and you’ll have to pay a $20 restocking fee.
Now let’s go over how much Minibar will cost you.
How Much Does Minibar Cost?
The cost of your Minibar order will depend on which area you order from and which store is fulfilling your order. Each store will have its own pricing, delivery minimums, and delivery fees.
Many stores offer free delivery if you meet their minimum order limit. This is usually around $25 to $30. However, some stores may charge a delivery fee on all Minibar deliveries to bring you your order, generally around $3 to $5.
You’ll also need to factor in your driver tip. Minibar automatically adds a 10% tip to your order. You can adjust this tip amount when you’re checking out.
Because many stores offer free delivery, the cost of Minibar delivery is quite affordable. Minibar makes its money from marketing commissions from its partner stores rather than by hitting you with a ton of fees.
Even though it’s an affordable delivery option, you can always save a little more. Let’s see how you can save on your next Minibar order.
How to Save With Minibar
There are two ways you can save with Minibar. One way is to sign up for Minibar’s newsletter and receive promo codes. The other is to refer your friends to the service.
If you head to Minibar’s website, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email address. You’ll then receive an email that will have a promo code. This will automatically give you $5 off your first order. You can add promo codes to your order before checking out.
The other way to save money is by referring friends. You can go to the referral page to log in and obtain your referral code. Send your unique referral code to a friend and you’ll both get $10 off your next order. They’ll need to use this unique referral code when placing their order.
Where Is Minibar Available?
Minibar alcohol delivery is available in select states around the United States. Generally, the states with the strictest liquor laws won’t have the Minibar service. But you can access this convenient delivery service from Los Angeles to New York and plenty more cities in between.
Minibar is a popular option for thirsty customers in cities all across the country. You can head to the Minibar region page to see where the service is available. You can also quickly see Minibar availability in the screenshot above.
If you’re a Washington, D.C., resident, the name Minibar may be familiar as it’s a José Andrés Michelin star restaurant. The alcohol delivery service and this restaurant have no affiliation whatsoever.
Have the Party Delivered to You
Minibar is an excellent option for those last-minute additions to your party. If you’re ever in a pinch and need alcohol delivered to you in a hurry, this service is the perfect solution.
Instead of running out to the store, you can turn to Minibar to bring your drinks right to your door. It’s nice knowing that there’s a service out there that has your back so you don’t have to leave the party to pick up more supplies.
Head to Minibardelivery.com to sign up for the service today. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Minibar customer service at [email protected]
If you’d like to explore other options, you can also place alcohol orders through Drizly and Postmates. You can head to our guides to using Drizly and Postmates promo codes if you’d like more information on saving with these services.
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