Cigars 101

How to Save Money on Cigars

Every self-respecting enthusiast wants to save money on cigars.

Between the economy, price increases and the constant threat of cigar taxes, who DOESN’T want to save money on their cigar purchases? Here’s a guide for keeping your humidor stocked and your wallet fat.

1. House Brands

In addition to their nationally branded lines, cigar manufacturers like Pepin, CAO, Rocky Patel, and Perdomo, also create budget-friendlier cigars exclusively for retailers. Some good examples are the Famous Signature Series by the Garcia Family, CAO CX2 and Cuban Alabao by Perdomo.

2. Weekly Email Sales

These email-only specials offer tons of bang-for-the-buck. While you may not pull the trigger on every one, you’ll have plenty of options for saving money on top-quality smokes, plus valuable bonus offers, free shipping, and more.

3. Cigar Auctioneer

This site is like the “eBay” of cigars, and is one of the best ways to get a great deal. You have to do a little extra work, but it is well worth it. Many bids start at $1, so the key is to check on the item you’re bidding on, early and often.

4. CigarMonster

With cigar and accessory deals changing every hour, this site offers the biggest savings of all. The key is checking back hourly. Better yet, if you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, download the Cigar Monster iPhone app, and save anytime, anywhere! The site even features a one-hour “Mash-Up” of all the day’s deals, starting at 11 PM Eastern every day.

5. Machine Made Cigars

Many machine made cigars feature natural leaf tobacco wrappers; and even though they’re not premium hand rolled cigars, they’re great for smoking when your in a time pinch. The mechanical process of cigar making keeps cost down; even better, cigars like Garcia y Vega and Backwoods – two of the classics – come in foil pouches, while others are individually cello’d, making them easier to carry around with you.

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