You must go through the complete check out process to become a memberYour phone number without the area code will be your account number. After you sign up, you must give your phone number without the area code (or last name) every time you check out at any of our stores. Your name will appear on your receipt at the bottom. If your name is not on the receipt you are not getting credit for the purchase. Tell the checker immediately if your name is not on your receipt (or the wrong name is on your receipt) Here is how we will allocate WhiskeyWe base the allocation on the previous 6 months sales at the time of the release for most releases. We feel 6 months is a good amount of time to reward regular customers. We also feel that is a good amount of time to let new people sign up and eventually get in on the allocations. But, the Pappy Van Winkle/Antique Collection will be based on 12 months prior to the release in the fall (every $600 spent counts as a raffle ticket). The goal of the program is to reward people that shop at the store on a regular basis. We can obviously sell Pappy Van Winkle 1000 times over, but we want to get them in the hands of our regular customers. Without our regulars, we would not be able to get these bourbons. There is no fair way to decide on these, we feel this is the best. Part of each allocation will go to the top spenders in the WRC. Usually this will be about half of the allocation will go to the top members of the WRC, then the other half will use the weighted raffle.Release of bottles will be based on your total purchases: wine, liquor, beer, cheese, nuts...everything in the store.The releases will still be a raffle method. But it will be a weighted raffle. The more you spend the better chance you will have as you will get more raffle tickets for each release. Now that we have received enough data, we have decided that over the course of 6 months, for every $300 dollars you will get a ticket in the lottery (spending $50 per month). If you spend $600, you will get 2 tickets and so on. Another way to get bourbons if you joinWe will still put random rare whiskey out on the shelf for shoppers to find as we do now.New feature: Our new POS system allows us to randomly select a Reward member -- when you check out, a message will pop up on our screen saying something like "you have been allocated a bottle of Rare Whiskey from our Rare Whiskey shelf". Again, as a way of rewarding people for shopping in the store. This will be totally random and we will not know until you actually go to purchase something and this note will pop up. This has been very successful in our Beer Reward Club. You will only be allowed to win once every 6 months, then it will reset again.More important information:We will post updates when whiskey is coming and when allocation emails have been sent.You will get an email if you get an allocated whiskey, you have 7 days to pick up or we will draw another name.There is no fee to sign up, it is free to join.VERY IMPORTANT: After you sign up, make sure you give your phone number each time you check out. This is how your purchases will be tracked. Sometimes when it gets busy the checker might forget ask you. Just tell them when you are checking out that you are a member of the one of our reward clubs. You do not need to mention if it is beer or whiskey. Plus, we will have some holiday help that will be working at the register that might not ask as they will be part time and new. Your name should appear on your receipt, if it does not, tell the checker immediately because that means your purchases are not being tracked.