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Value of Membership – Cold, Hard Numbers

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Hi there.
I just created a hypothetical and realistic DDWA Member “Year In The Life” of redeeming benefits of membership.
And with it, a Membership Cost vs Membership Benefits Savings scenario with bar charts.

I’ve implemented all the benefits of membership and spread them out over a calendar year.
I use the conservative assumption that members will take advantage of one benefit per month.
Obviously, if you take advantage of benefits more often, your savings go up.

Your cost is set at $5/month based on an annual $60 membership fee.

All the hypotheticals below are based on Members-Only benefits. Subscribers to the free newsletter hear about these, but they don’t enjoy the savings…until they join!

Free wine advice from a former Napa wine shop owner & sommelier

Check out the month-by-month cost vs savings chart then connect each month with the story after that. The BIG NUMBER, the annual savings received with membership, is at the end.

bar chart testJanuary
You attend a “Thirsty Thursday” Tasting of International Pinot Noirs at Napa Valley Wine Academy. Ticket price is $10 for DDWA Members. Savings:  $10

February
You buy 3 bottles of Benevolent Neglect Mourvedre for 20% off – a Winery Direct offering for DDWA Members. Savings: $21

March
You and a friend visit Stellareese Winery for a Complimentary Tasting for 2 as a DDWA “Winery VIP.” Savings:  $80

April
You join Dan for a “Road Trip” tasting to Y Rousseau Winery where you meet, visit and taste with Owner/Winemaker Yannick Rousseau. Savings/Value:  $55

May
You and a friend make an appointment and visit Relic Winery for a Complimentary Tasting for 2 as a DDWA “Winery VIP.” Savings:  $100

June
It’s almost summertime and you need some Rosé! You buy 6 bottles of Vivier Rosé of Pinot Noir for 20% off – a Winery Direct offering for DDWA Members. Savings: $29

July
You attend a “Thirsty Thursday” Tasting of “Sparklers for the Summertime” at Napa Valley Wine Academy. Ticket price is $10 for DDWA Members.  Savings:  $10

August
You’re coming to Napa with a friend in a couple of weeks. You like “bigger Napa wines” and email me for a suggestion. I direct you to FORTUNATI Winery for a 2 for 1 tasting as a DDWA “Winery VIP.” You call them, make a reservation, and a week later go taste with owner Ellen Luchtel.  Savings:  $30

September
That Winery Direct offering of KEEP Wines catches your eye. You buy one bottle of each of the 6 wines I recommend for 15% off – a Winery Direct offer for DDWA Members. Savings: $24

October
You’re enjoying a Sonoma Winetasting day with 3 friends. You make an appointment and visit Obsidian Wine Co/Poseidon Wines for a Complimentary Tasting for 4 as a DDWA “Winery VIP”. Savings:  $60

November
You join Dan for a “Road Trip” tasting to Larkmead Vineyards where you meet, visit and taste with Larkmead Winemaker Dan Petroski. Savings/Value:  $50

December
Time to buy a few special bottles for the holidays. You buy 4 bottles of MC4 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 for 20% off – a Winery Direct offering for DDWA Members. Savings: $60

Total Savings over the course of a One Year Membership:  $529

value chart 1 Year

 

Think you get that number higher?

Go for it!

I’d like to follow and share your journey with all my readers.