Cash Saver: The Best Place to Buy Cheap Craft Beer in Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 22nd 2013 197 57

It surprised me, too.

The Cash Saver Cost Plus Food Outlet (aka, the former Piggly Wiggly on Madison) has one of the largest and cheapest selections of craft beer available in Memphis.

Beer, Cash Saver Cost Plus Food Outlet

A former Piggly Wiggly-turned-discount-grocery isn't the sort of place I would normally go for a great beer selection, but the Cash Saver has changed my mind. They've got just about everything – beers from small breweries, seasonal beers, regional beers, and no fewer than six varieties of Shiner.

All of the beer at Cash Saver is sold three percent below cost, plus 10 percent. If that sounds complicated, look at it like this: a six pack of Abita Strawberry at Kroger, Ike's or Whole Foods will run you between $8 and $11. At the Cash Saver, you can get it for $6.60.

Under the direction of beer manager Taylor James, the Cash Saver has brought in so much craft beer that they've reapportioned a huge deli case into a beer cooler. (Note: when asked if he lays awake at night, thinking about how he can sell things cheaper than Kroger, James answered with a very serious yes.)

While you're there, pick up some snacks, too – all of the Cash Saver's food is sold at cost plus 10 percent.

Go there:

Cash Saver Cost Plus Food Outlet

1620 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 272-0171


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Melissa says:

    Very handy information, thanks for sharing!!

  2. Jake says:

    Thank you. Again, I saw thank you!!

  3. Stefanie says:

    This is crazy awesome. 

  4. Ty says:

    BEST POST EVER! Thank you!

  5. Brad says:

    There's also one off White Station in East Memphis (just east past Summer)

  6. Grant Parish says:

    Kerry – thanks so much for the heads up about Cash Saver.  

    We treked all the way from Germantown to Madison today and not only was the beer selection vast and cheap but other prices were great too. We bought a six pack of the $3.88 Spaten in your picture.  

    I bought a small red bell pepper yesterday at Kroger for $1.95 and a large lucious looking one was $1.05 today at Cash Saver.   


  7. Daniel says:

    So I went to the Cash Saver and bought some beer.  When I looked at my receipt they had added back 10% to the final cost of the beer.  Why did they do this?  This made my purchase no different than buying from Kroger.

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