There’s a variety of anecdotal information online about whether it’s possible
to purchase alcohol or liquor from membership-based stores (such as Costco) in
the United States if you don’t have a paid membership. Some sites quote
federal, state or local liquor licensing laws as to why it isn’t possible for
“alcohol clubs” to exist or similarly vague or unreferenced sources.
Having recently travelled to Hawaii, I wanted to test these ‘theories’ out for
myself and see whether I could get a good deal for something to take back home
as my duty-free allowance.
I’ve travelled to the USA a few times over the past years and typically start
the trip from California. The United States is a big country with that comes
complexity and a lot to learn as a visitor. This short guide covers a few key
things that an Australian in the States needs to know. If you’re from another
country, it’ll probably help you too but just keep in mind that things are
geared to Australians.
All info is correct at the time of writing. Also, it goes without saying that
all information is offered without any …