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Old May 4th, 2016, 08:06 PM   #1
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im going to canada soon and was wondering what prices to expect on liquor when returning to the states at the duty free shop?
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I went into BC a few months ago and got a 1.5 liter of Crown for $25 USD or so at the border. Nom nom.

If you want beer for your trip while you're in Canada, buy everything you can at duty free. Beer is stupid expensive in Canada. It would be worth it to pay the extra duty if you wanted more than a case.

Maybe it's different if you're doing Michigan to Ontario, not sure.
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crown is a good idea and 25 is half off! i might try a nice scotch
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I travel regularly to Canada for work and I have found that the DF booze on the Canadian side of the border is not too great of a deal unless you are used to the Canadian prices, then it's a steal.

I don't consume enough liquor to make the few $$ savings worth the hassle, but I think the trick to saving money would be to buy at the DF in the USA on your way into Canada, then just bring it home with you after.
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I travel regularly to Canada for work and I have found that the DF booze on the Canadian side of the border is not too great of a deal unless you are used to the Canadian prices, then it's a steal.

I don't consume enough liquor to make the few $$ savings worth the hassle, but I think the trick to saving money would be to buy at the DF in the USA on your way into Canada, then just bring it home with you after.
I don't notice much of a difference. A buck or two doesn't make it worth the hassle of actually stopping at the duty free shop. I used to do this for my ex who lives in Canada years ago.

Coming back from Canada, at least from the Port Huron crossing, they usually have a couple really good deals that might make it worth stopping, and they will have it advertised on the board in the parking lot so you can choose to stop or not right at the toll booth.
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I think I paid $12 for Captains last time I went across, it was a 3 for 35 deal they had. The price isn't a whole lot cheaper, but they are liter bottles, not fifths, so your getting more.
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