St. Kitts Duty Free Savings

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Back in January we visited St. Kitts. We stopped at the grocery on the way to our resort to pick up some essentials. Mostly, we like to stock up on alcohol so that we have some for the room and don’t feel like we have to order cocktails or use the mini bar all the time. This saves us hundreds of dollars on week long trips. Figure this example, a bottle of reasonable Rose at the grocery costs between $10-$18. A glass of Rose at a hotel bar can be upwards of $20+ tip! Over a week long trip; you do the math!

St. Kitts Duty Free Savings

St. Kitts Duty Free Savings

Ram’s Supermarket, St. Kitts close to Marriott property

So back to St. Kitts. We are doing our normal stock up and come across 2 prices on the wine and liquor. I ask the guy, “which price do we get?” You can see in the picture that the prices are significantly different.

Here’s where you will want to mark this tip down.

He says, “you get the Duty Paid price unless you can show me a travel itinerary.” Ok, well that is easy. Basically he will only charge you the much cheaper ‘Duty Free’ pricing if you can prove that you are just visiting. Yes! Easy, unless you don’t have an itinerary with you! Oh and the store doesn’t have wifi either.

So, if you are like me and like to grab a bottle of wine or 2 for your room (maybe an occasional bottle of Bourbon), make sure you bring a travel itinerary to the grocery store in St. Kitts! This way you can score Duty Free pricing!

Beer Selection, Ram’s Supermarket St. Kitts

Bottom Line

The first day I was there, I didn’t even ask about the pricing. The second time, I got much more for less by having my itinerary on my phone! Traveling to St. Kitts soon, be sure to check out these posts below!

Hotel Review: Park Hyatt St. Kitts

Flight Review: Delta First Class New York (JFK) to St. Kitts


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