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A How To Guide (part 1)
Having trouble navigating the vast world of gin? Do you even know what you like yet?
We explore the tools and information available to you when deciding what gin to buy and where best to buy it.
Establishing your taste
In the next couple of weeks, Alastair from the Gin Box team will be discussing methods & considerations in finding your perfect gin.
The best price isn't always what you're after
There are plenty of gin retailers around these days and whilst pricing can be competitive, most retailers are already giving you their best price.
If anything they may even be making a loss to draw you in to their brand.
In your quest to find the perfect buy, you're looking for offers, multibuy/bundle discounts and coupons.
When you visit a website, keep an eye out for any offers that helpfully match what you're really after.
Currently on theginboxshop, if you're buying a bottle for Aunty Jean and want to make the most of your shop,
all you've got to do is pick 5 samples from our range (they're the cheapest on the net we believe) and we'll offer 48hr delivery free of charge!
If 5 seems a bit excessive, every sample you add to that bottle purchase will still qualify for a discount up to £3.50.
Coupon sites are really just crawlers, like Google. But in truth you'll find most of their content is outdated and irrelevant.
Once you've established a good reliable source of gin, like ourselves, you'll find they often publish what is known as an RSS feed of their current active offers. (look for the icon),
This is often the direct source of coupons and offers that the coupon sites scan and use to build their databases.
Ours is https://www.theginboxshop.co.uk/rss/catalog/salesrule/store_id/1/cid/0/ and it's right here
If you followed the link and find that you don't have a program to open an RSS feed, you should still be able to read it, the formatting just wont be as friendly though.
Did you know however – you can subscribe to this feed directly using your email client (including Gmail or other popular online mail clients). Here's some tutorials on helping you set this up...
- Macmail - https://www.lifewire.com/rss-news-feed-os-x-mail-1172890
- Thunderbird - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-subscribe-news-feeds-and-blogs
- Gmail - https://ifttt.com/connect/feed/gmail
We even publish our entire catalogue as a feed: https://www.theginboxshop.co.uk/rss/catalog/category/cid/25/store_id/1/
Add it and stay well up to date with our prices and offers!
Optimising your search
In part 2, I'll explore how to more effectively use Google to find the gin you're after at the best price.