Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join W.I.N.O.S. Buddies®?
Joining W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® is as easy as reading the website, agreeing to the terms and conditions, filling out the survey, (optional) and moving to checkout. Just decide if you want to join as a Platinum member or a Diamond member.Do I have to be W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® member to join a local Chapter?
Yes. All members of local chapters are members of W.I.N.O.S. Buddies®.
How do I start my own Chapter of W.I.N.O.S. Buddies®?
It's as easy as joining W.I.N.O.S. Buddies®. Go to www.winosbuddies.com and complete the application form "Starting a Chapter". Once approved, you'll receive an email with your registration number and W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® Chapter certificate.
How will other people know about my Chapter?
Once approved and registered, your Chapter will be listed on the W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® website where other W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® members can find you. You are not required to invite other members to join you, or to hold any events. The activities of your Chapter are up to you and your fellow W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® members. We do encourage you to adopt a charity or a charitable cause.
What name do I give my Chapter?
Use your imagination and pick a name for your chapter which best describes you and your fellow members. For example, if you live close to the beach, you could be the Life's a Beach Chapter of W.I.N.O.S. Buddies®.
What do I have to do when I join W.I.N.O.S. Buddies®?
You can do as much or as little as you wish - it is entirely up to you. You can periodically visit the W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® website, www.winosbuddies.com and receive the newsletters. Or, you can form or join a local chapter, attend planned events and share W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® with your friends and colleagues. How involved you become is up to you, the time you have and the lifestyle you choose.
Can I start as a Platinum level member and later upgrade to a Diamond level?
Yes. You can stay at either level as long as you want. You decide which level is best for you and which best fits your budget. And, you can give a W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® membership to a friend as a birthday or holiday gift, or "just because you want to". Just check "gift" in the checkout process and we will send them a note from you on our W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® gift card.
Is there a minimum age requirement to belong to W.I.N.O.S. Buddies®?
All members of W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® must be at least 21 years of age.
If I start a Chapter, do I have to have a website?
No, you do not have to have a website. If you do not want to have a website, but you do want to be listed on the home page of W.I.N.O.S. Buddies® Chapters, you will need to provide us with the name, city, state, telephone number and email address of the primary contact person for the Chapter.
Can I just be a member and not join a Chapter?
Absolutely! Not everyone is a joiner. You can still access the website and The Cracked Cork for recipes, wine recommendations and find out "What's New".
If you have any other questions, please call us toll free 1-888-488-WINOS (9466).