A buyer’s guide to not being ripped off…

If you’re as busy as I am, but have a drinking problem like the occasional drink, you may not want to waste time heading down to a bar or spending excessively at your neighbourhood 7-11.

You can use technology to absolutely ruin your liver – or, if you prefer a nicer turn of phrase – purchase your alcohol easily and affordably.

Here are a few options you can try, the next time you’re hosting a quiet get-together or a massive rager, whichever floats your boat:

Prime Now

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Lo & behold, Prime Now has an entire section of their app dedicated to alcohol. Between searching for toothpaste and that gadget you did not need, Prime Now also offers a decent selection of alcohol. Coupled with their 2-hour delivery time, this does make it a viable party-time drinks delivery service.

BottlesXO

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BottlesXO delivers high quality wine and craft beer within 60 (or as they claim, 30 min). This is without delivery fee and no minimum order. Like Prime Now, this is a mobile app service, so as long as you have charge left in your battery and a working credit card, you’re sorted.

This service works best when you’re running short of booze at a party or have an urge for some craft beer or wine, and you need a quick fix right away.

Lazada

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Lazada offers both a mobile and web experience, so from that standpoint, I am a big fan.

I discovered their alcohol collection by accident recently. I was looking to replace a broken wine glass and after adding it to my cart, I just happened to look at recommended options. This led to me purchasing 6 whiskey tumblers, which then led me to purchasing 3 bottles of wine.

The delivery times are longer lead, but at low prices and a wide selection, Lazada is how I keep my home stocked up.

There you have it. Purchasing alcohol online through these 3 services can help ensure you’ve got a well-stocked bar and your party is never dry. I feel however, like I should recommend drinking responsibly.

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To find out more about shopping online, read about the 5 mobile shopping services in Singapore.