2016 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals

Black Friday cigar deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday cigar deals, carefully hand-picked for you. This post will be constantly updated, bookmark for future reference!

  • JR Cigars - a few available cigar deals, including 40% off Oliva & Nub boxes. New deals should progressively appear. Check them out here.
  • Famous Smoke offers a $40 discount on all orders over $150. Roughly amounts to a 25% discount. Click here and use code 40BFAFF.
  • Cigar Terminal - the already popular All-Stars Cuban Samplers are again discounted for Black Friday. A selection of 10, 20 or 30 Cuban sticks, starting at $69. Good value!
  • Summit Cigars - 50% off a selection of interesting cigars with code BLKFRI50.
  • CigarsFor.Me - free shipping on Black Friday with code "BLACKFRIDAY" (no minimum order, all deals on this page), and same conditions for Cyber Monday (the code is "CYBERMONDAY", all deals can be found here).
  • Neptune Cigars - a very good 20% off your basket BF Special. Once clicked on the promotional page on their site, it is applied to your cart.
  • Rodrigo Cigars - this shop is an excellent source for boutique cigars. For Black Friday, Rodrigo offers a discount on all "Rodrigo Collection" cigars. Use code RODRIGO15 for purchases under $59 (15% discount), code RODRIGO20 for purchases under $99 (20% discount) and code RODRIGO30 for purchases over $99 (30% discount).

  • Cigar Page is changing its deals every 5 minutes... can you keep up?
  • Cigar Federation - $2.50 off all singles with code BFSS. You can check their selection of singles here.

Spotted a nice cigar deal? Let us know in the comments area and we'll add it to the list.

Cubans CONTEST : Win Boxes of Partagas and H.Upmann !

Partagas Contest

We've been talking a lot about Cuban cigars lately. With the ban on Cuban cigars being lifted in the US, many aficionados might change their consumption habits.

Today we've got a special contest for you. Tobias from VIPCigars, a Cuban cigars retailer based in Switzerland, is offering the following prizes:

H. Upmann Half Corona

Sounds good? Please use the widget below to enter the contest. You'll need to answer a couple of quick questions and you're in :) And if you share the contest with your friends, you'll get extra entries!

VIP Cigars Cuban Cigars Giveaway

PS Contest open worldwide, you have to be of legal age to smoke in your country. The winners will be chosen randomly and announced in two weeks, on the 1st of December.

Crowned Heads Le Careme

Crowned Heads Le Careme

Origin : Dominican Republic
Crowned Heads CigarsFormat : Canonazo
Size : 5 7/8 x 52
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf Grade A Dark
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Ecuadorian Sumatra
Hand-Made (factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.)
Price : $8.95 each
More info about purchasing Crowned Heads Le Careme...

Crowned Heads Le Careme is a new release for 2016. They went with a culinary theme for this cigar, as the name pays tribute to Marie-Antoine Careme. He was a famous French chef who is well known for pioneering culinary arts like mother sauces and popularizing the soufflé in the 1800s.

Jon Huber blended the cigar, and the owner of the factory where this cigar is made, Ernesto Perez-Carillo, Jr., said, “This cigar tastes like chocolate soufflé blended this cigar.”

Personally, the blend profile is basically my dream combination. If I were to blend my own cigar, this would be one of my first ideas. So, that sounds AMAZING and let’s see what we get from Le Careme.

Read the full review of Crowned Heads Le Careme...

Ballot Results, Fuente Updates and More

Viaje exclusive cigar for Atlantic

You may be aware that a number of ballot measures were up last week for raising cigar taxes in several states. In this week’s cigar news updates, I will let you know what happened. There is not a whole lot in the way of other news right now, but there are some Fuente updates and a new release from Atlantic Cigars.

New and Upcoming Releases:

  • If you have shopped for Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigars recently, you may have noticed a change in their appearance. While the cigar itself is unchanged, the band is now different. The red background has been replaced by a black one for a new look.
  • Atlantic Cigar Co. is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a brand new Viaje release. This release is exclusive to the retailer and can only be purchased directly from Atlantic Cigars. Called the Viaje Atlantic 20th Anniversary WLP 20th Limited Edition Toro, it measures 6 x 52 and comes box-pressed. The blend is a Nicaraguan puro with Cuban-seed fillers an a criollo wrapper. It is being manufactured in Honduras, and costs $9 per cigar. Only 400 boxes are being produced, each containing 10 cigars.

Legal News:

  • The Dallas City Council just voted 8-6 to ban smoking in Dallas parks. While this is not great news, there are some exceptions to the ban. You can for example smoke at the State Fair of Texas in Fair Park. You also can still smoke at city-owned golf courses as well as the Elm Fork Shooting Range. So while we’d obviously prefer there were no ban, we can at least say that the city council has taken steps to ensure that cigar smoking is still permitted in outdoor venues where it is popular.
  • S.B. 2765 is a new bill which could limit the state taxes on New Jersey cigars. Right now the taxes on New Jersey cigars are set at 30% of the wholesale price. If passed, the bill would set a cap which would bring down costs for all cigars with a MSRP of $3.40 or more. For a cigar priced at $9, that could mean a $1 reduction in price. Let’s hope this passes.
  • Finally, the biggest news concerns last week’s polls. As you probably know, a few different measures pertaining to cigar taxes were on the ballots in North Dakota, Missouri, Colorado, and California. Voters in Missouri, North Dakota, and Colorado defeated the measures, so cigar taxes in those states will not be going up. In California however, Proposition 56 passed. Over sixty percent of voters backed the measure, which will drive up cigar taxes by an astonishing 153%. Right now cigar taxes in the state are 27.3%. Going forward the new tax should be around 69.2%. This change will go into effect on July 1st of 2017, so if you live in California, get your expensive purchases out of the way ASAP.

Thanks for checking in with us for this week’s cigar news updates. Be sure to check back in with us soon for more news!

This week’s cigar deals (Nov 10 2016)

Oliva cigars on sale

Three cigar deals, carefully hand-picked for you.

  • Discounted Oliva Serie V and Serie O - Cigar & Pipes is running a special on Oliva cigars at this moment, they are discounted up to 30%. Use code INSPECT12 to get an additional 12% discount.
  • The Cigar - Moments of Pleasure - we reviewed this beautiful coffee table book earlier this year, and it was a good buy at $59. I have been informed that it is now available at only $20... Incredible value!
  • Alec Bradley cigars on sale - again, CigarPage has quite a nice deal with these AB samplers, including American Sun Grown and Black Market. As always, you need to act fast as it expires in 16 hours.

Spotted a nice cigar deal? Post it in the comments area below!

Amazon Contest Winner

Amazon

The winner of the $43 Amazon gift certificate is bill scharrenberg. Congrats! Please get in touch to claim your prize.

Long ashes everyone - and stay tuned for more contests in future!

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Regulators Tighten Restrictions, New Releases from R. Patel

Davidoff Rooster

This week’s news on the regulatory front is mostly depressing, but thankfully we have some exciting new cigar releases to report to make up for it. Read on to find out what’s been going on in the cigar world.

New and Upcoming Releases:

  • Cuba’s 2016 Edicion Limitadas Trinidad Topes and Romeo y Julieta Capuletos are now being distributed to Casa del Habano stores around the globe. The third Edicion Limitada, the Montecristo Dantes, still has not made its way to stores, but one Casa del Habano owner in Germany has indicated that he should be able to start selling them to customers on the 1st of December.
  • To honor the Year of the Rooster, Davidoff of Geneva is introducing a limited-edition cigar to celebrate the Chinese New Year. These cigars are immediately eye-catching thanks to their unusual diadema figurado shape. The cigar measures 6 ¾ x 50, and will come in boxes of 10 at a cost of $40 per cigar. Along with this limited edition line of cigars, a line of Year of the Rooster accessories is also being produced. This includes a double-guillotine cutter which you can purchase in either steel or rose gold as well as a carrying case in red leather. 8,000 Year of the Rooster boxes are being produced.
  • Rocky Patel is now formally distributing the Dark Dominican. While the manufacturer has provided no information about the wrapper, binder or filler, retailers are stating that the cigar is a Dominican puro. Four sizes are available: Churchill, Robusto, Corona and Supremo.

Industry News:

  • Tabacalera USA has just acquired a Houston-based chain of retail stores called Serious Cigars. While Serious Cigars was originally founded as an online store in 1996, it now operates four of the largest cigar retail stores in the state of Texas. Through this acquisition, both Serious Cigars and Tabacalera should be able to grow and continue to expand their distribution.

Legal News:

  • You may remember a recent report that the FDA had banned cigar donations to U.S. soldiers. This seems so absurd that many in the cigar community held out hope that the ban was some kind of a mistake. But the Wall Street Journal has reported that the ban was not made in error; it was a deliberate action by the FDA. That’s right—U.S. soldiers can get themselves killed or injured in action, but they cannot accept your gift of stogies.
  • In one few positive regulatory developments this past week, Lane County, Oregon (home to the city of Eugene), has become the latest to reject a smoking ban in parks. Two factors helped to decide the commission against the ban; the first is the fact that it would’ve resulted in smoking bans in 240 campgrounds, which would have made enforcement quite thorny. The second is the concern that the new decree might have been used as an excuse for law enforcement officers to harass the homeless.
  • Last week, the Council of the District of Columbia voted to make age 21 the new minimum for tobacco purchases in Washington D.C. Anyone who violates the new decree will be fined $25. On the upside, this fine was going to be $50, but thankfully there was an amendment which lowered it to a more reasonable amount. The new minimum purchase age will go into effect in 30 days after being signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Thanks for checking in for this week’s updates! Be sure to check back with us soon for more!

Amazon $43 Gift Card Giveaway

Amazon

As I stated in my best cigar books post, proceeds from sale of books would be given back to one lucky reader in the form of a gift certificate. Here is another one. It is a gift card for $43 that can be redeemed on Amazon.com (doesn't work on .co.uk or .fr).

Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the draw. The winner will be announced in one week, next Thursday.

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