Brits can go on a FREE booze cruise to France by simply pre-ordering their wines

But even better for Brits looking to stock up on cheap alcohol in Europe, they can score a free trip across the channel if they pre-order their drinks.

Majestic Wine has seen a huge 49 per cent surge in sales in its French outlets.

In fact, sales figures for February 2019 were the best ever outside of Christmas for the drinks retailer's Calais stores, in part thanks to Brits stocking up before Brexit, according to Drinks Retailing.

But the huge bump in sales is also down to Majestic's partnerships with P&O Ferries and the Euro Tunnel Le Shuttle that offers Brits free trips across the Channel if they pre-order their wines.

So if you're looking to stock up for a summer wedding or just save on drinks, here's what you need to know.

Free trips with P&O Ferries

Majestic has two deals with P&O Ferries.

You can either cross the Channel on a day-trip or make a weekend of it with a 72-hour short break.

For the free day-trip tickets, you just need to order £250 worth of drinks online.

You will then be giving a unique booking code, which can be used to book the free ferry crossing with P&O Ferries.

Your drinks order can then be picked up on your return trip, with Majestic's stores just a few minutes from the ferry crossing.

For the 72-hour breaks, you will need to order £350 worth of wine, and enter the voucher code #3DAYFERRYOFFER in the relevant box.

The ferry crossings cost up to £120, which means you can make a huge saving.

Free trips with Euro Tunnel Le Shuttle

Majestic also have a partnership with Euro Tunnel Le Shuttle.

You just need to spend £250 in order to qualify.

Instead of the usual Click and Collect discount, which is £10 for every £150 spent, you would get the Le Shuttle crossing for free.

The ticket for the crossing can be for day trips or overnight returns.

Can you still save money on a booze cruise?

Majestic says there are still great bargains to be found at its Calais stores.

As an example, Sun Online Travel found a bottle of Bouvet Ladubay Saumur NV, a sparkling wine from the Loire Valley in France, for £6.49 on its Calais store's website.

The same wine costs £12.99 on its UK site, or £10.99 if you buy a box of six.

If you are planning on stocking up, make sure you know the rules at Customs so you're not caught out.

The Sun this week revealed how Brits are set to get duty free back on alcohol and tobacco trips to Europe under a No Deal Brexit.

Chancellor Philip Hammond will change the law so all duty on alcohol and tobacco will no longer apply and sales of other products will be free of the 20 per cent VAT rate too.

The move will cost the Treasury between £150m to £200m according to government sources, but the savings would also attract more EU visitors.

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