Terms and Conditions

The Bright Cellars Experience

The Bright Cellars Experience is a monthly wine subscription that matches you with unique wines based on your preferences. Once per month, you will automatically receive new wines chosen specifically for you! Members are able to make adjustments to their account any time before their next shipment processes by contacting our Wine Concierge team at 1-844-223-5527 or concierge@brightcellars.com. We always try our best to get back to our members within 24 business hours. If you don’t hear back from us immediately, don’t fear - your requests are time stamped and we will respond as quickly as possible!

Undeliverable Packages

In order to purchase and receive alcohol, you must be the legal drinking age of 21. Therefore, in all cases, someone 21+ must be present to sign for shipments, and an ID may be required upon delivery. UPS & FedEx will always make three attempts to deliver your wine shipment. If you happen to miss all three delivery attempts, UPS & FedEx will charge the merchant a return shipping fee in addition to the original shipping costs. Because of this, packages that are returned to the sender as “undeliverable” are eligible for a partial refund upon request. Your refund total will include the cost of your order minus $25 to cover the returned shipment fee. We strongly encourage you to ship to a workplace or a location that has someone 21+ available to accept your package during the day. Lastly, we are able to hold your package at a specific UPS or FedEx location so you can pick it up at your own convenience - just contact us at concierge@brightcellars.com and we’ll be happy to assist you with this shipping option!

Referral Rewards

Effective for referrals after August 17, 2016.
Cheers to you for sharing Bright Cellars with fellow wine lovers! We have some exciting news. We’ve officially launched our Member Rewards Program and are so excited to offer a variety of reward options. After hearing your feedback, active members will now be rewarded in points for referrals, rather than bonus bottles. This allows you to have full control over the redemption of your rewards points! Of course, points may still be redeemed for bonus bottles, or you may choose to save your points and redeem them for the item of your choice. For more information on the Bright Cellars Member Rewards Program, please see content below.

Shipping Conditions

Unfortunately, severe weather conditions can impact the delivery date of your order (tragic, we know!). We do our best to only deliver wine of the highest quality, so we may hold our trucks if the forecast predicts that your wine may get too hot or too cold while in transit. Since the shipments require a signature, there's no need to worry about your wine sitting out in the sun or freezing temps! Just make sure you store your wine at room temperature or refrigerate upon delivery. If you have any questions about weather delays, please contact the Concierge Team!

Gift Card Policy

Thank you so much for spreading the love with our gift cards! Just a heads up, all gift card purchases are non-refundable. If your gift card recipient lives in a state where our shippers cannot ship, you may either give the gift card to a recipient who lives in a deliverable state, redeem the gift card for personal use (our favorite option), or apply the gift code to your personal account if you are an active Bright Cellars member.

Effective November 18th, 2019
Gift pricing reflects the total dollar amount required to process a 6-bottle wine subscription (1-12 months). Additional fees cover the cost of shipping and taxes, so that the gift recipient will not owe any additional costs to receive their personalized wine gift.

Member Rewards Program

Let’s talk rewards! Bright Cellars members may be eligible to receive and redeem points earned from various activities related to their account. Points are awarded by Bright Cellars and are redeemable for items specified on our Member Rewards page. Keep in mind, the points are non-transferrable, may not be bartered or sold, may not be pooled with points of other individuals and may not be used in conjunction with any other offers. The point values of rewardable actions, or the point values of redeemable rewards, may change at any time. Items purchased by point redemption may not be returned or refunded, with the exception of damaged or defective products.
That’s a lot to take in, so feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. The Concierge Team is always happy to help!

Due to a change in our Rewards program, all referrals made before August 17, 2016 and all accounts with outstanding earned bonus bottles prior to the date stated above, will automatically be rewarded those bonus bottles in their next shipment. All rewardable actions performed after the date stated above will automatically result in accumulation.

For example, a referral made before August 17, 2016 will result in a bonus bottle in your next shipment! A referral made after August 17, 2016 will result in a 1000 point credit to your Member Rewards account. These points can then be immediately redeemed for a bonus bottle in your next shipment, or saved for redemption at a later time. Have questions? Let us know!

Refunds and Returns

We are sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with your Bright Cellars Experience! Please feel free to contact the Concierge Team at anytime. Members of the team are ready to chat Monday through Friday between 9:00am CT and 5:00pm CT. If you reach out outside of these hours, your emails will be addressed during business hours on a first come, first served basis. While most items are not refundable, if you received a damaged or defective product, we may refund at our discretion if we are notified within 30 days of the order date. Please be aware that gift card purchases are non-refundable.

If your package has been marked as delivered, the Concierge Team is no longer able to make any changes to the order. Any delivered packages are not eligible for returns. To avoid this, look out for your order receipt each month! You have 24 hours from the time your monthly order is processed to cancel the shipment or make any changes to your account.

Electronic Communications

Effective for members joining after September 09, 2017. When ordering or registering on our site, you expressly agree that we may communicate with you regarding transactions you have initiated or respond to your communications to Bright Cellars by SMS, MMS, text message, or other electronic means directed to your device through an automatic telephone dialing system. Message and data rates may apply. The consent to these terms is not a condition of purchase.

How do I opt out?

You may opt-out of SMS messaging notifications by replying “STOP” to any of our reminders. In addition, you may call our wine concierge at 1-844-223-5527 or email concierge@brightcellars.com.

Changes to Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of the Terms and Conditions, in whole or in part, at any time. Changes in the Terms and Conditions will be effective when posted. Your continued use of the Web Site and/or the services made available on or through the Website after any changes to the Terms and Conditions are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.