We know about Uber Eats, and DoorDash, and GrubHub, and the other countless food delivery services that we have in a folder on our iPhone home screen. But what happens when you don’t need food? When you’ve run out of booze, who do you call? The answer is easy: Saucey.
Look, I know that you can get alcohol on Postmates, I’m not here to talk about that. I’ve had a bad experience with that. Out of all the apps, I think their delivery fees are the most heinous. I know they all have a driver fee and a delivery fee, but I don’t want to see both of them listed. It makes me feel even lazier than I already do. Do not use promo code “POPTART” for free deliveries up to $100, it won’t work.
Saucey is great because they don’t do anything but liquor stores. You’re not going through a food delivery app for alcohol, you’re going to get booze (and probably a pint of Ben ’n’ Jerry’s if you’re like me). They have a really great selection of all types of spirits, wines, and mixers. But we know I care most about the craft beer selection, and it’s pretty respectable. Allagash White, Belching Beaver Phantom Bride, or my favorite give-up beer: Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo.
What’s also impressive is the support that comes with the selection. My understanding of their model is that it’s somewhat geographic when it comes to their available items. But sometimes when the driver goes to the store to pick it up, they’re out of that one specific thing. Instead of the delivery guy calling you in the aisle and asking you to pick something else out sight unseen, someone from Saucey’s team texts you. If it’s a trickier swap, they’ll give you a call. They’ve got a bunch of information pulled up about what is comparable for that price point, and will give recommendations based on your tastes. One time they even covered the difference of the two items since they didn’t have what we wanted. This happened to me with a bottle of whiskey a month ago. We wanted to keep it simple with a bottle of Bulleit, but they didn’t have any in stock. We got a bottle of Basil Hayden’s, which I’ve never heard of, and is actually pretty great. Sweet enough to drink neat, but doesn’t get lost in a mixed drink either.
I’m convinced we’re the only ones in the whole city that know about this app, since the delivery times are so fast. We’re talking around 15 minutes from hitting send to having a knock at your door. The other reason I think this is a well-kept secret is that we’ve only ever met two drivers and they both recognize us now when we come to pick it up. I grabbed a 6 pack of Phantom Bride at the curb and he said, “the same as last week, huh?” Classic. Is it ridiculous that I order from the app instead of going down to the corner and getting it myself? Not at all. The corner store next to my place over charges for just about everything, and prices fluctuate sometimes. You can walk up to the counter with a six pack of something and pay $6 more than you did last time. Everything always comes out to round dollar amounts during checkout, which makes me think tax isn’t being applied. Money laundering, anyone? Instead I just open up a sure thing and pay $4 delivery fees on the regular store price, and save myself the drive. Let’s face it, when I’m ordering alcohol I’m usually not in a state to drive anyway.
Whether it be because you’re definitely not driving, or because you’re home alone and you definitely don’t want to put pants on, Saucey is the move. From fancy IPAs and gummy worms to cookies and the Champagne of Beers, you can get whatever your liver desires without interrupting the party. The app is easy to use, and they just got a new logo which I can confirm is a huge upgrade. Think about how much of a power move this could be at your next get-together. You go to the fridge, you see there are only 3 beers left, and no vodka for the ladies’ vodka sodas with a splash of cran. Ten minutes later, just as you hear someone say, “Who’s going on a beer run?” a bottle of Tito’s and 12 pack of Trumer Pils shows up. You are raised up in a chair. Your friends chant your name. You are the king of the kick-back. Now if only we could get them to start selling White Claws. It’d be game over.
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Follow up: The good folks at Saucey hit us with a promo code for Clock Out readers, good for $10 off! Click here and enter promo code THECLOCKOUT. Thanks, guys!