While everyone is free to make the most of the festive period in the manner that is right for them, there is no doubt that many people will decide to enjoy the celebrations with an alcoholic drink or two. There is a great deal to be said for having fun with friends and family members and drinking will often provide the impetus for people to have some fun with their friends.
At this time of year, money may be difficult for some people and it is easy to see why some folk will do their best to save money where they can. The real trick is to save money without compromising on the quality of what you buy but this is often a lot easier said than done. Given that alcohol is a big part of the celebrations, it is fair to say that a lot of people will spend a lot of money on alcohol, and this is where the idea of buying cheaper booze has to be of benefit to most people.
If you shop around, you should find that you are able to make a saving when it comes to buying alcohol but to achieve this, you may have to buy in bulk. This isn’t always the best for a lot of people so you will need to think about what represents value for money for you. The major supermarkets are keen to provide people with the chance to save money but it may be that buying from other sources seems like the best way to save money at this time of year.
Not every Source is a reliable one
The sad thing is that you cannot always trust the products that you buy from certain sources. When you buy from legitimate sources like supermarkets or registered off-licences, you can trust the products that you buy and you know that if something goes wrong, there will be an opportunity to make a claim, receive compensation or be well-cared for. This isn’t always the case when it comes to certain products or when you buy from certain suppliers, and this is something that you should bear in mind.
The dangers associated with buying certain products from less than reputable suppliers have been reiterated by Trading Standards in the run-up to the New Year period. There is never a bad time of year to receive a reminder of the dangers of buying certain products but at this time of year when your focus may fall on saving money when having a good time, a handy reminder is always going to be of benefit and interest to most people.
Counterfeit Alcohol can cause considerable problems
In recent times, there have been a number of seizures of counterfeit booze and tests undertaken on these drinks and products has led to Trading Standards teams issuing a very serious warning. This is because a number of the products seized have been shown to contain a number of dangerous and potentially lethal chemicals. Some of the chemicals found in these products include chloroform, has been known to cause comas, and isopropanol, which is a substance that is generally found in antifreeze and car screen wash products. Can you imagine any situation where you would like to drink this sort of concoction? You would never knowingly agree to drink this sort of mixture but many people found themselves drinking this sort of drink due to the actions of bootleggers. People who have drunk these fake drinks found that they suffered blindness, both temporary and permanent, vomiting, liver and kidney problems and there have even been reports of people passing away in the aftermath of drinking illicit alcohol.
This is why there is a growing need for people to stay safe and be on the look-out for illicit alcohol. Trading Standards teams are always on the lookout for information regarding counterfeit alcoholic products and there is likely to be serious consequences for anyone found guilty of selling or being involved in the supply of these products. In this instance, it is best to call on the services of trained and experienced professionals who have an understanding of fraud cases. The risks associated with counterfeit alcoholic products means that there will be a large public outcry against people involved with these products, and this is the case, no matter the time of year.
Andrew Reilly is a freelance writer with a focus on news stories and consumer interest articles. He has been writing professionally for 9 years but has been writing for as long as he can care to remember. When Andrew isn’t sat behind a laptop or researching a story, he will be found watching a gig or a game of football.