Crumpler Bags are very nice.

And right now, they’re having a promotion where you can pay for a bag with beer instead of money, which is also very nice. It’s called Beer For Bags, and it runs in Toronto and New York from June 2 to 10. On their website, they list the type and amount of beer required to purchase each available bag.

So I started to wonder, “Which is the best deal?” Then I did some arithmetic, and spit it into a table:

Bag Bag Price ($) Bag Price (Beer) Beer Price ($) You Save
Thirsty Al $19.38 4 Cans Boddington’s $10.50 $8.88
46%
Bundle (S) $27.35 1 Bottle Olde English + 4 Cans Colt 45 Strong $5.50
+ $12.00 ($3.00 x4)
= $17.50
$9.85
36%
Status Belly $57.00 1 Case Alexander Keith’s $38.25 $18.75
33%
Skivvy (S) $68.40 1 Case Steam Whistle $41.95 $26.45
39%
Moderate Embarrassment $102.60 1.5 Cases Sapporo + 1 Bottle Soy Sauce $39.95
+ $20.25
= $60.20
$42.40
41%
Western Lawn $85.50 1 Case Moosehead Lager + 4 Fosters Oil Cans $37.50
+ $15.80 ($3.95 x4)
= $53.30
$32.20
38%
Complete Seed $131.10 1 Case Grolsch Lager $66.00 $65.10
46%
Free Holy Bean Bags $273.60 2 Cases Corona Extra + 1 Bag of Limes $88.70 (2 x $44.35) $184.90
68%

All bag prices are based on Crumpler’s Canadian website, and include 14% sales tax. All beer prices are based on The Beer Store’s website, and include GST, PST, and deposit. I left out the pricing for soy sauce and limes, and concentrated on beer.

Crumpler’s Toronto store is at 831 Queen West. The nearest Beer Store is at Queen and Markham.