One of my regular features will be tipping you off to good cigar deals. This is how I shop. I keep an eye on some trusted sites and wait for a great price on cigars I know and trust. If you're patient, you'll find stuff at 60% off or more. I'm focussing on oscuro and maduro (dark) cigars from trusted brands I can get for under $3 each. These deals often sell out fast, so I urge you to strike like a mongoose. Faster than a cobra, that is.
Here are a few picks for today:
FC Premium Cigar Sampler #13 + 30 Cigar Humidor. $34.21 from Cigars International.
I like everything La Gloria Cubana does. I know those Wavells are good, although I like the darker ones even better. I trust Romeo y Julieta to make nice product, so I bet those Bullies won't disappoint. The value of the deal depends on whether you need the humidor. It's a bit small for my liking. Mine's a 100 count. I have an article on picking the right humidor coming next week.
Bottom line: not counting the humidor, the cigars are $3.42 each plus shipping. If you or a buddy wants a small humidor, the cigars are a steal. Up to you.
Dark and Cheap Sampler. 30 for $47.95 from Thompson.
I'll tell you the truth: I've smoked none of these and nothing from these brands. But search for "Thompson cigar coupon" and you'll get 10% off and free shipping, bringing you down to $1.44 a pop. You can bet most of these are worth more than that. The others you can give away late at night to a drunk buddy who'll think they're awesome. Yeah, this picture's fuzzy, but they all look like my kind of inky stinky.
AVO Domaine Cigarillos. 10 for $18.95 or 100 for $170.30 from Cigars International.
Not always do we have an hour and a half to lounge with a Churchill. And these days it's too cold to sit outside forever. It's nice to have some short attention span smokes in your collection. I've never had a Domaine, but every AVO I've ever smoked was full, smooth and expertly built. These got a 91 rating and a spot on the Top 50 list. For under $20, I'll tuck a tin of these in my coat pocket.