Seeking Casemates in SW MO (Springfield, Branson, Joplin (also Harrison AR)
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Looking for fellow winos here in/around SW MO to split cases. (Or if anyone is planning a trip/vacation to the area, that would work too!!)
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Well, I wasn’t expecting anyone around SW MO to come around here! Yay! I will tell you though, I’m a complete idiot when it comes to wine. I just like what I like, you know? Whereabouts are you located? I’m in the Jasper/Newton county area of SW MO.
@melwin I too just “like what I like”! So much so that I dare not say what my daily drinker vintages are for fear of being exiled from the site!!
I’m near Branson in Taney County. I’m really surprised that the SW MO delegation is already at a census of 4!! Woot woot! (Ummm, sorry, just had to do that!)
Hi! I’m in Branson! I don’t think wine can ship to those poor unfortunate souls in Arkansas. They need our help.
@chemvictim Yes, they need our help - in more ways than one me thinks!
@mehmerized But they do have MMJ, so they have that going for them.
Hey I can be a new friend from Joplin, an old WWooter!!
@crunchdoc Great!! If we get a few more of us, we might be gathering-worthy!
(I love Joplin! I did a 3mo travel nurse contract there. Would have stayed longer if they needed me!)
@crunchdoc Joplin representin’! I’m an old wooter but not a WWooter. I didn’t think there were any other wooters around here. I bet we already have mutual friends because that’s how Joplin works.
@mehmerized Which hospital? I work in central sterile at the new Mercy. How could they not need you longer? We always need nurses!
@melwin I was at Mercy as well. I’m a Critical Care/ICU nurse. I think it was just a timing thing. Happens a lot - as a traveler, I needed a commitment about 4wks before current contract ended if hospital wanted to renew contract but HR doesn’t get 'er done in time or thinks they won’t need contract staff so traveler moves on. Worked out ok for me tho - I ended up signing on permanently at Cox in Branson and am very happy there.
Is anyone interested in splitting a case this round? This deal is just about at my upper limit per bottle since no shipping charge for me. (Do you all with the “K” icon get free shipping?)
@mehmerized I think most people with the K also got the V which comes with free shipping. I think there was a lower end K offering that didn’t come with the V but that seems pointless. I have a V icon on the meh.com site.
I need someone to explain the logistics of this to me as far as how we each pay our share of the case and how we ship and physically split the case. I was not involved in WW so I haven’t had experience with any of this.
@mehmerized I was just reminded of something else - coupons. Do we take turns using coupons, how many do we all have (I only have one,) and I’m sure I will have more questions as time goes on…
@melwin I haven’t done any splitting of wine cases, but have split othrr types of products. We just had one person pay and receive the shipment (usually whoever had the cheapest cost and most convenient destination). Then we just paid for it when we picked it up. (With case prices, we may want to prepay so no one will back out until we have a level of trust established.)
My thoughts on the actual physical splitting were to possibly hook up in Springfield if anyone goes there for shopping/etc. Or in Branson if anyone is planning any recreation/vacation trips.
@melwin Sadly, I have no coupons. I would think if you have a coupon that you want to use, you would be the buyer on that purchase, use the coupon, and that amount would be “credited” to your cost of the split price. I think it’s only fair that the coupon-holder gets all the value towards their part of the purchase.
@mehmerized I was hoping the others would have spoken up before now, but if they don’t, I now have three coupons to work with so we can work something out.
As I am planning to retire soon, one of my first priorities is to get out of ILLinois. I have s/w Missouri and n/w Arkansas on the radar as areas I’m considering to move to. One drawback of Arkansas is the lack of shipping, so it’s nice to know there might be some “Mehleggers” in Missouri!
@Mark_L SW MO has a lower cost of living than NWA and we have lots of great areas for outdoor recreation if that’s your thing.
@Mark_L Coming from Illinois myself, I absolutely love this area! People are friendly and there is so much to do here! I’d recommend the Branson area - a lot of people retire here.
@Mark_L Oh, and if you’re a firearms/hunting aficionado, a decent amount of gun clubs/ranges around here and hunting/fishing permits are very reasonably priced. And if you’re interested in CCW, I got my carry permit back in 3 days!! (Also have constitutional carry as well as open carry here.) So very different from IL in so many ways!!! We dont miss IL one bit!!
Anyone interested in splitting the current selection??
@mehmerized I will split a case of the Pull and I’d be happy to share a coupon with you.
Sounds great to me! But no need to share your coupon - that’s all yours to use. You earned it!
Is there any way to message privately here? Just trying to work through the transaction logistics.
@melwin Just realized that I didn’t tag you in my post and you probably didn’t see it. What’s the deadline for purchase on a Friday selection?
@mehmerized I saw the previous post, but we do need to find a way to communicate outside of the forum. I’m guessing the deadline is Sunday midnight, or whatever time the Monday offering gets posted. I’m not sure exactly when that is. I’ll order a case by tomorrow noon and we can work out the details later. Just to be clear, you want a case, and not a 4-pack, correct?
@melwin If you’re good splitting a full case, I’m in for that. If anyone else wants in, I’m ok taking a couple less.
@mehmerized I tagged you but the post isn’t here…anyway, order is in!
@melwin Awesome!! I love the gif!
@melwin Is there any way to send private messages here? If not, could we use woot’s PM feature to exchange email/phone info?? Or even Twitter? (I’m SandiB861 there)
@mehmerized I don’t think there is. Send me a PM on woot, username is mjvaughn.
@melwin Oops! I just edited my prior post while you were posting! I added my Twitter ID. Do you tweet? (I really dont but it does have PM.)
@melwin Woot PM sent! (Ya know, if they are encouraging people to split, they really need PM capability! Just sayin’…)
@mehmerized So I guess they’re working on a pm system here and might have that running soon. Although it doesn’t seem that we’ll need it if it’s just you and me since we’ve already connected. I wonder what happened to the others here from Joplin and Branson?
The order says it’s still processing, but that it’s supposed to be delivered between the 5th and the 7th. I’m having a hard time believing that will happen if it hasn’t shipped yet, but we’ll see. I hope it comes this week because I’m going to need a bottle or two next weekend after the week I’m going to have.
@melwin I wish it was already here! I had a rough week and sure could use it right now!!
@mehmerized Still processing. I don’t know if anyone has mentioned how long it’s supposed to take to receive their order or how long we wait before contacting customer support.
@mehmerized I just got the email that it was shipped and should be here by Friday! The weekend is saved! I’ll email you about the logistics of getting yours to you, hopefully this weekend.
WooHoo!!! I’m off work this weekend so that might work. Can’t wait!!! Thanks!!
@melwin Did the package arrive? The weather is still looking iffy. Weather advisory issued til 9a tomorrow.
What is your availability for the upcoming week or two?
The first SW MO Casemates case split has been successful!! Come on fellow SW MO casemates - let’s get some more splits going!
@melwin Have you tried it yet? If so, what do you think?
@mehmerized I have tried it and it’s exactly what I was hoping for! Can’t wait to try another kind soon and hopefully find more mates. Surely we can’t be the only ones in SW MO!
Hey guys I am ready to get in on some casemate splits. I am not sure how you are making contact privately but I do have a woot account -crunchdoc- I am not a tweeter. Plenty of Joplin contact.
@crunchdoc They added a private conversation function to the forums. The icon to the right of the reply arrow opens a private message that only you and recipient can see.
I want to buy today’s offering. Anyone want to split a case?
Anyone interested in splitting a case of the Oblivion Zinfadel??
It is done.
@mehmerized I’ve been so busy working that I almost forgot about this! It’s scheduled to be delivered today! Yay!
@melwin Did we end up with a 2 way or 3 way split? Let me know what would work for you for meeting up. Thanks!!
@mehmerized Looks like it’s just a 2 way split. I’ll get back with you later in the week on meeting up. I’m off the next two weekends.
@melwin I’m on the DL (disabled list ) right now with a broken wrist so will be a bit more flexible for a while.
Sorry to hear that! Hope it heals up well!
If there is any way you could meet me in Mt. Vernon on Thursday morning, I’ll be there for an appointment at the VA clinic. I could meet up between 10-10:30.
@melwin Sorry but that won’t work for me. I have a commitment that day as well. ☹
@mehmerized I suddenly have a lot more free time but I don’t know what my plans are yet for the rest of the week and weekend. I will know more tomorrow and I’ll get back with you.
@melwin Are you interested in the merlot offering? I am definitely ordering a half case. (The price is in my range and I love merlot!) I can order a full case if you want to split. Then we’d have 2 swaps to do with one trip!!
@mehmerized Yes, I’ll split a case with you if you can order it and then we’ll plan for a swap soon!
@melwin Awesome! I’ll get right on it!
@mehmerized Has it shipped yet? I know the second case got to me a lot quicker than the first but I don’t remember exactly how long it took. Just wondering if we might still be able to do a swap this weekend on Sunday if you’re still going to Springfield then.
@melwin Yes - It’s supposed to be delivered today!! Fedex is kinda spotty out here so I was waiting til it was in my grubby little hands before I messaged you!
We are still planning on a trip to Springfield on Sunday if that would work for you.
I’ll message you later when it arrives!
@melwin It’s here! It’s here!!
@melwin Will Sunday work for you? We are going to the ballgame which starts at 2p.
@mehmerized Yes, Sunday will work. Let me know when/where to meet and I’ll be there!
@melwin Awesome! Let me talk to hubby. Do you have any place that would be easier/more convenient for you?
@mehmerized Nope. If you’re coming up 65 and going to the stadium, anywhere along that route is fine.
@melwin How about same as last time - BassPro Outlet parking lot? Say around noon?
@mehmerized I’ll be there!
Anyone interested in splitting a case of today’s offer?? The case price is hard to pass up at $6.50/bottle!!
@mehmerized Sorry I have been out of the loop lately! Have we really had no other winos show up in our area?
@mehmerized @melwin I was looking at the Branson region as a retirement location, but more likely I’ll end up in the Lake of the Ozarks area (quite a bit nearer to my kids/grandkids in Omaha).
@Mark_L Cool! Any idea which area of the lake? My sister lives on the west side in Laurie, Missouri.
@melwin The place we are looking forward to seeing on Saturday is in the northeast (the nearest city is Barnett, kind of opposite side from Gravois Mills.
@Mark_L Awesome! Nice area there. My sister is about 8 miles from Gravois.
Whatever happened to @crunchdoc? You still out there?
Hello to all. Still out here and active. Had a few issues earlier in the year which kept me preoccupied!
Anyone interested in splitting today’s red blend?
I made mention of this above, but I will be moving to the Lake of the Ozarks (east side of the Gravois Arm) region soon. Are there any Casemates in the area (including Osage Beach, etc.)?
Howdy y’all! Any takers on splitting a case of today’s PWR Petite Shirah?? Please let me know asap - this offer is only available for 24 hours!