About Midday Somewhere
What does Midday Somewhere do?
Midday Somewhere tracks wine, spirit and beer prices from a variety of Australian retail websites, as prices fluctuate daily. By tracking price movements you’ll know the best time to buy your favourite drinks and save money.
Why use Midday Somewhere?
We provide information that most alcohol retailers don’t: we reveal a product’s price history. We also compare prices of the same products from different retailers, which saves you time and helps you find the best deal.
How much money can I save?
The money you can save will depend on the drinks you buy, how much the price has fluctuated, or dropped and when you buy it.
Here are some examples of what other members have saved:
- Penfolds Grange 2007 vintage: Was $699, dropped to $599 (saved $100)
- Wolf Blass Grey Label: Was $34.20, dropped to $25.00 (saved $9.20)
- Chandon Brut: Was $23.80, dropped to $18.00 (saved $5.80)
- Jacob’s Creek Reserve Chardonnay: Was $34.20, dropped to $25.00 (saved $5.40)
How do I find products?
Finding the best deals available now
The home page lists today’s best deals across all categories. If you wish to narrow that list to a specific category, you can browse products via our list of categories. For example, if you drink Chardonnay, click the Chardonnay link and you’ll be taken to a page listing the best Chardonnay prices at the moment.
The list will rank highly the products with the biggest price drop in the last day at the top of the page, as well as those that have dropped in price in the last week or so.
Products highly ranked by reviewers such as James Halliday, or the Langtons Classification will also appear first.
Finding the best price for a specific product
If you know the name of the drink you’re looking for, then type the name (e.g. brand, style of wine etc.) into the Search box at the top of the page. If there are no search results it means the product is out of stock or not sold by the retailers Midday Somewhere tracks.
Can I set a price limit when I search?
Yes, you can choose the price point at which you want to browse by clicking on the price options feature on the right of the page. You can choose from the already listed price categories or type in a custom range. The default is to show wines at “any price”.
Can I sign up to Midday Somewhere?
Yes, you can sign up to become a member of Midday Somewhere by entering your email address below:
If I sign up and become a member, what will I receive?
As a member, you will:
Be able to track the prices of your favourite drinks; and
Receive our weekly email newsletter, sent every Thursday at midday. This email lists the best deals we’ve sourced for the week, plus news and links to our recent blog posts.
What does “Track your favourite drinks” mean?
Tracking your favourite drinks means you can be notified easily about the prices of these drinks. When you sign in to the website, the drinks that you are “following” or tracking will be listed at the top of your page. This list is unique to you, and only you can see this list. That way, it’s easy for you to keep an eye on prices that matter to you.
Also, in your weekly email, if there are any price fluctuations for your favourite drinks, you will be notified about these first.
How can I track my favourite drinks?
Once you’ve found a product you’d like to track, all you have to do is click the “follow” button located next to the item.
You need to be logged in to Midday Somewhere to track drinks, and to view your list.
I don’t want to receive a weekly email newsletter, but still want to join Midday Somewhere. Can I do that?
Yes, that’s fine. To unsubscribe from the weekly email, click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the first weekly email you receive and you will be removed from the email list.
I’ve found a product I want to buy. What happens next?
If you click on an item that you want to buy, you will be sent directly to the item on the retailer’s website. It is up to you to decide what you’d like to do next.
If you would like to purchase that product, follow the prompts on that retailer’s website (e.g. “add to cart”).
Midday Somewhere is not an alcohol retailer — we do not stock any alcohol, or take any payment. We are simply a third party website that tracks retailers’ prices. All payments made through an online purchase will happen directly with the retailer.
I’ve found a drink that has dropped in price. How long will the price stay discounted?
Unfortunately, we don’t know. We’ve seen prices that stay low for a few weeks, and some that are heavily discounted for one day only. All we recommend is to look at the price history chart and see if there is a pattern. Sometimes, a product fluctuates in price quite often, so if you miss one price drop, chances are that it will be discounted again in the near future. Some drinks rarely change in price — so if you see an unusual price drop and you wish to buy, it’s best to get in quick.
What is the best way to secure the amazing price?
If you see a product at an amazing price and want to jump on it, then we recommend clicking on the product. You will then be redirected to that item on the retailer’s website. Buying online will ensure you get the price you’re after.
All retailers offer inexpensive delivery, and occasionally delivery is free. Some retailers also offer a “Click & Collect” service where you can order and pay online, and collect your drinks the same day from your nearest store.
Does Midday Somewhere make any money from the products I purchase?
Some retailers we track have an Affiliate Marketing program, which means that if you use our website, click through to that retailer’s website, and make a purchase, we will receive a percentage commission from that sale. Some retailers choose to do this to encourage sales through various sources. You will not incur any fee or pay any extra by using our website. However, we also list prices from retailers that do not have an affiliate marketing program, and therefore do not make a commission. Our primary goal is to help the everyday wine, spirit or beer lover grab a bargain and walk away with a great purchase.
Who owns Midday Somewhere?
Midday Somewhere was started in 2016 by husband and wife team, Andrew and Shannan Kesper. The website started as a hobby, allowing us to track our favourite drinks, and know when they were at amazing prices. There wasn’t another tool around for us to use to track the price history of wine, so we made a tool ourselves. We loved using it to grab a bargain, and were amazed by how much money we were saving just by buying at the right time. We thought that this tool was too good to keep to ourselves, and wanted to share it with other savvy drinkers. Therefore, we launched Midday Somewhere to the public a few months later.
If you have any feedback based on using the site, or any ideas for improvement, please feel free to contact us via the Feedback form.