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So, I never knew about advent calendars growing up. No idea they even existed.

So this year I got everybody a calendar and this is mine...

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Feel free to share yours in this thread.
Never knew about Advent Calendars either, til I got married & my in-laws talked about them. But all they talked about were little presents for kids. Didn't know there were "grown-up" versions til now.
 
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Never knew about Advent Calendars either, til I got married & my in-laws talked about them. But all they talked about were little presents for kids. Didn't know there were "grown-up" versions til now.

There are some serious ones out there.... "Drinks by the Dram" sells a whiskey calendar ( but it's upwards of $200) and other "nice" liquor calendars.

I went in to Aldi early and got this one for me... and the wine one and a cheese one for my wife.
 

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@dial1911, what was the cost on the beer calendar?

I heard they had the wine, didn't know there was a beer! Heard the wine one goes fast! Is it the same with the beer, do ya know?
 
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@dial1911, what was the cost on the beer calendar?

I heard they had the wine, didn't know there was a beer! Heard the wine one goes fast! Is it the same with the beer, do ya know?

Ok... so I was there about 20 minutes before they opened on the release day (Nov 7, I think). Parked on the far side of the building and saw one lady at the door. I'm like "ok, this isn't going to be that bad". I wait in the car and see someone else walk up so I get out of the car. There are about 10 people lined up around the corner of the building that I couldn't see.

Get a cart, get in line, and they opened the doors about 15 minutes early (I guess they saw enough people and figured everything was going to sell- and it did). Go in the store, follow people to the front and there are two pallets- one wine, one beer. The employees said "two per person max" then changed it to "two wine and two beer per person"... I got one of each. Went to the back and got a cheese calendar to go with the wine for my wife. Get back to the front and they're sold out.

It wasn't cheap (like $70 for the wine and $50 for the beer) and so far it's a mix of Aldi beer and wine. But my wife talked about it so much last year, I decided that was what she's getting getting for her birthday... and I wasn't going to leave without a beer calendar for me just because.
 

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Ok... so I was there about 20 minutes before they opened on the release day (Nov 7, I think). Parked on the far side of the building and saw one lady at the door. I'm like "ok, this isn't going to be that bad". I wait in the car and see someone else walk up so I get out of the car. There are about 10 people lined up around the corner of the building that I couldn't see.

Get a cart, get in line, and they opened the doors about 15 minutes early (I guess they saw enough people and figured everything was going to sell- and it did). Go in the store, follow people to the front and there are two pallets- one wine, one beer. The employees said "two per person max" then changed it to "two wine and two beer per person"... I got one of each. Went to the back and got a cheese calendar to go with the wine for my wife. Get back to the front and they're sold out.

It wasn't cheap (like $70 for the wine and $50 for the beer) and so far it's a mix of Aldi beer and wine. But my wife talked about it so much last year, I decided that was what she's getting getting for her birthday... and I wasn't going to leave without a beer calendar for me just because.
Was there an email/FB/Instagram post about the release date?
 

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Somebody needs to make one with the mini airplane bottles of whisky! And then they should give me one!
 
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That's it! Now I just have to find somebody to pay for it & pay the international shipping & then still be willing to give it to me. Yeah, right. :flypig:
 
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