Shipping & Delivery
Do I need an account to place an order?
You do not need to create an account in order to place an order; you can check out as a guest.
Why should I create an account?
Creating an account has a number of benefits. You can review the status of your current and past orders, identify your favourite stores and products for easier online shopping, store multiple addresses for delivery to make online checkout more efficient, and manage how you receive LCBO emails about special offers and upcoming products.
What type of communication will I receive if I create an account?
You will only receive emails about your account or orders you’ve placed. Additional emails about special offers and upcoming products will only be sent to account holders who have opted in to receive such messages. Account holders can unsubscribe from receiving these emails at any time, by simply updating their profile preferences or by following the unsubscribe link in any special offer or promotional email that they’ve opted in to receive.
How do I create an account?
To create an account, please follow these steps:
1. Click “Sign In/Register” at the top left of any LCBO.com page.
2. Click the “Create Account” button.
3. Fill in the required fields (name, email address, confirmation that you are 19 years of age or older) then select an account password.
4. If you would like to receive emails about special offers and upcoming products, click the box to opt in.
5. Click the “Register” button and your account will be set up.
6. Once your account has been created, you will receive a welcome email from us. If you have opted-in to receive email communication, you will receive a separate email.
How can I check to see if I already have an account?
If you can’t remember whether or not you created an account, click “Sign In/Register” at the top left of any LCBO.com page and then try the “Forgot Your Password” link. You will be prompted to enter your email address. If an account does not exist for that email address, you will receive an error message. You can then proceed to create an account, if you wish.
How do I change my personal information?
To change your personal information, please follow these steps:
1. Sign in to your account (using your email address and password) and click the link for your “Account.”
2. Click the “Personal Information” link to make changes to your personal information.
3. Edit the information you would like to change (such as information about you, your LCBO account or your preferences).
4. Once edits are made, click “Save Changes.”
How do I add favourite stores?
1. At the top left of any LCBO.com page, open the store locator.
2. Enter a city or postal code in the search field or click the “Find Stores Near My Location” button to locate a store. This will bring up a list of LCBO stores near the city or postal code you provided or near your current location, depending on your search criteria, as well as a map with store locations.
3. Select the heart icon beside the LCBO store you would like save to your favourites.
4. To view your list of “Favourite Stores”, sign in to your account using your email address and password, click the link for your “Account”, and then click “Favourite Stores.”
How do I add, remove or change a billing or shipping address in my address book?
1. Sign in to your account using your email address and password, click the link for your “Account”, and then click “Address Book.”
2. Click the “Add New” button and fill in the required address fields. Indicate whether to save the address as your primary billing or primary shipping address. The same address can serve as both.
3. To edit addresses in your address book, click the “Edit Selected” button below the selected address you would like to revise. Make the appropriate changes and click “Save.”
4. To delete an address, click the “Remove” button below the selected address.
What if I forget my password?
If you can't remember your password, please follow these steps:
1. Click “Sign In/Register” at the top left of any LCBO.com page.
2. Click the “Forgot Your Password” link.
3. Enter your email address and click “Send the Validation Code.”
4. We'll email you a temporary validation code to reset your password. Make sure to check your junk or spam folder in your email account if the message does not arrive within a few minutes.
5. Once you receive the email, enter the temporary validation code on the Password Reset screen on LCBO.com along with a new password.
How do I sign out?
Simply click the “Sign Out” link beside your name on the top left corner of any LCBO.com page.
How do I close my account?
If you would like to close your account please contact helloLCBO. They can be reached toll-free at 1-800-668-5226 or 416-365-5900, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm ET, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ET, excluding holidays.
Are all products available in the store also available online?
Product selection and availability vary between our stores and our website. If you see a product in a store, it might not be available online, and vice versa.
How will I know what products are available to purchase online?
If a product is available to purchase online there will be an “Add to Cart” button beside the product.
What happens if a product is out of stock online?
You can check the LCBO.com website later to see if an item is back in stock or you can check availability at LCBO stores. Unfortunately, we cannot create a back order for a product that is out of stock.
Why can't I add a product to my cart?
Only products that are available for purchase online can be added to your cart. If a product is available for purchase online, you will not be able to add it to your cart if there is not enough inventory available for the quantity you requested, or if the product is out of stock. If a product is not available for purchase online or is out of stock online, an “Add to Cart” button will not appear beside the product.
Is there a minimum or maximum quantity or value for an order?
Your cart must contain at least 1 item and the minimum order value is $50. The maximum quantity in a cart is 480 items and the maximum order value is $5,000. The minimum and maximum order values are before shipping charges and taxes and are subject to change without notice.
Will I get AIR MILES® reward miles for my online order?
You may earn AIR MILES® reward miles with your online order. Simply provide your AIR MILES® Collector Number during checkout. AIR MILES® are awarded when orders are fulfilled, not when they are ordered.
What are bottle deposit fees?
Bottle deposit fees are applied to most wine, beer and spirit containers. These deposits will be refunded when you return the empty containers to The Beer Store or LCBO Agency Stores. All prices include bottle deposit fees where applicable. AIR MILES® reward miles are not applicable on bottle deposit fees.
As the purchaser, what information will I receive about my order?
For Standard Home Delivery and Next Business Day Home Delivery orders, you will receive two emails: (1) an Order Confirmation when your order is received, and (2) a Shipping Notification when your order has been shipped. If you’ve assigned an alternate person to receive your package, the designated person will also receive the two emails.
For Deliver to Store and Same Day Pick Up orders, you will receive two emails: (1) an Order Confirmation when your order is received, and (2) a Ready for Pickup Notification when your order is ready for pickup at the selected LCBO store. If you’ve assigned an alternate person to pick up your order at the LCBO store, the designated person will also receive the two emails.
If you do not receive an email confirmation from us right away, please check your junk mail or spam filter.
If I’m having difficulties placing an order or have questions regarding my order, who can I contact?
Should you need assistance placing an order or have any questions regarding your order, please contact helloLCBO online or by phone at 1-800-668-5226 or 416-365-5900. The service is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6:00pm ET, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ET, excluding holidays.
Can I check the status of my order?
Registered account holders have the ability to check the status of their order and review their order history. Click here for how to track an order.
Am I guaranteed to receive the products I ordered?
The LCBO will make every effort to fulfill your order. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that your order will be completely filled, as breakage, mis-shipments and other causes beyond the LCBO’s control may result in unforeseen order shortages. If your order is not completely filled, you will receive an email indicating the quantity you ordered and the quantity that was fulfilled.
Can I add, remove or substitute an item in my order?
Once an order is placed, the details of that order are final, including the items purchased. You cannot remove or substitute an item once an order is placed. If there is another item that you would like to purchase, you will need to create a new order.
What if my package is damaged?
If your package arrives damaged, please bring it to any LCBO store within 30 days, along with proof of purchase (which will be enclosed in your package) and government-issued photo ID to get a refund for your product. Click for more about our return policy.
Can I cancel an order?
Online orders are final and cannot be cancelled.
I’ve obtained a Special Occasion Permit (SOP) for a private event. Can I order my alcohol online?
All alcohol used at your event must be purchased under the permit from an LCBO store, The Beer Store or any authorized manufacturer’s on-site or off-site retail store. At this time our online ordering process does not enable customers to purchase alcohol under a permit.
Can I order my alcohol online for my Licensed Establishment?
E-commerce on lcbo.com is not currently available for Licensed Establishments (i.e., bars and restaurants licensed by the AGCO). At this time, this service is for personal consumption only.
What type of payment is required to place an online order?
Payment can be made by VISA, MasterCard or American Express. Complete payment information, including credit card account number, security code, expiry date, as well as the address associated with the credit card, must be provided at time of ordering. Express checkout is available to customers with a Masterpass account.
Can I use gift cards for online purchases?
Unfortunately we cannot accept gift cards for online purchases at this time.
When will I be charged?
When you place an order, an authorized hold will be made on your credit card to ensure there are available funds for your purchase. If the balance is available, the amount of your purchase will be reserved on your credit card (therefore this amount will not be available for other purchases). Your credit card will be charged once your Standard Home Delivery, Next Business Day Home Delivery or Deliver to Store order has shipped, or your Same Day Pick Up order is ready to be picked up.
What happens to my order if payment is declined?
If we encounter a problem processing the payment for your order, your order will be cancelled and you will receive an email notification that your payment was declined. If you would still like to make the purchase, you will need to place a new order using another credit card.
Will I receive a final receipt?
Your final receipt will be watermarked Official Receipt. It will be enclosed in your package if you’ve selected Standard Home Delivery or Next Business Day Home Delivery, or provided to you at the store if you’ve selected Deliver to Store or Same Day Pick Up.
Shipping & Delivery
Where can I have my order shipped?
You can place an order from almost anywhere in the world; however, orders can only be shipped to an address within the province of Ontario or to the LCBO store of your choice. Orders cannot be delivered to a PO Box so please ensure that you provide a physical street address. If you cannot provide a physical street address, please choose either the Deliver to Store or Same Day Pick Up option.
How do I place an order with multiple shipping addresses?
Currently you cannot send orders in a single transaction to different locations. If you are ordering products to send to different shipping addresses, you need to place separate orders in separate transactions.
Are there any delivery charges when I order online?
Orders can be shipped free of charge to the LCBO store of your choice or delivered to an Ontario address for a fee of $11.95 (plus tax) per order for Standard Home Delivery and $16.95 (plus tax) per order for Next Business Day Home Delivery (where available). Note that shipping charges are non-refundable.
What are the delivery options and time frames?
Delivery Time Frame*
Next Business Day Home Delivery
per order plus tax
Orders received before the 1:00 pm cut-off time Monday to Friday are eligible for delivery the next business day.
Orders received after the cut-off time of 1:00 pm or on weekends & holidays will be delivered in two business days.
Standard Home Delivery
per order plus tax
May take 2-4 days.
Deliver to Store
May take 1-2 weeks. (Please allow for up to 4 weeks for delivery to remote areas of Ontario.)
Same Day Pick Up
Orders placed more than 3 hours before store closing are eligible for pickup within the same day at participating Same Day Pick Up stores.
*Delivery times vary by product type and method of delivery. Typically, urban addresses will receive packages within the early part of delivery estimates; expect the latter part of delivery estimates for rural addresses.
Can I change the shipping location of my order?
Once an order has been placed, all details are final and cannot be changed, including the shipping location.
How do I track my order?
Account holders can view the status of an order when they sign in to their account. If your order is designated for Standard Home Delivery or Next Business Day Home Delivery, you may track your package by linking to the Canada Post website and using the tracking number provided to you in the Shipping Notification email that you will receive when your order ships. For Deliver to Store or Same Day Pick Up orders, you will receive a Ready for Pickup email once your order is ready for pickup at the selected LCBO store.
What do I need to pick up my Deliver to Store or Same Day Pick Up order?
To pick up your Deliver to Store or Same Day Pick Up order, please bring the Ready for Pickup email along with government-issued photo ID to your selected LCBO store. Your identification will be verified against the name on the order and is required as proof of legal drinking age. Acceptable proof includes a valid driver’s licence, passport, citizenship card and BYID photo identification card. For information on obtaining a BYID card, click here.
What happens if I'm not home to receive my shipment?
Canada Post requires a signature for all deliveries. If you are not home to receive your package for Standard Home Delivery or Next Business Day Home Delivery, the carrier will leave a delivery notice card with the address of the closest postal outlet where you can retrieve your package. You will need to show valid government-issued ID and proof of legal drinking age to claim the package from the postal outlet.
How long will they hold my purchase?
For Standard Home Delivery and Next Business Day Home Delivery orders, the postal outlet (as indicated on the delivery notice card left by the carrier) will keep your package for 15 calendar days. If you haven’t picked up your package within that time, it will be returned to the LCBO and you will receive a refund (excluding any shipping charges and applicable taxes). Deliver to Store or Same Day Pick Up orders not claimed at an LCBO store within 30 days of the Ready for Pickup Notification email are subject to cancellation and refund without further notice.
What do I do if I received the wrong product?
Please bring any incorrect product to any LCBO store, along with the proof of purchase (receipt) and valid government-issued photo ID, to get a refund for your product. If the store has the correct product in stock they may do a product exchange.
Same Day Pick Up
What is Same Day Pick Up?
With Same Day Pick Up, you are able to place an online order from the selection of products available at a participating LCBO store and pick up the order within the same day if ordered more than 3 hours before store closing (subject to store hours, order volume, and product availability).
How do I place a Same Day Pick Up order?
To select a Same Day Pick Up store, open the store locator link at the top left of any LCBO.com page and search for Same Day Pick Up stores using the store features filter. Click the button to “Try Same Day Pick Up.”
If you already have a Same Day Pick Up store selected, you may click the link to “Try Same Day Pick Up” at the top left of any LCBO.com page.
After clicking “Try Same Day Pick Up”, you have the ability to browse the entire product assortment of the selected Same Day Pick Up store. You can add products to your shopping cart and check out in the same way you would for Home Delivery or Deliver to Store orders.
What products are available for Same Day Pick Up?
All products that are in stock at your selected participating LCBO store will be available for Same Day Pick Up. Online exclusive products and Vintages Shop Online products are only available for Home Delivery or Deliver to Store, and cannot be purchased for Same Day Pick Up.
Is there a fee for Same Day Pick Up?
There is no extra charge for this service. Similar to Standard Home Delivery, Next Business Day Home Delivery and Deliver to Store orders, there is a minimum $50 order value required to use this service.
Will Same Day Pick Up be available at all stores?
Same Day Pick Up is a new program for the LCBO, and is only available at a select number of participating stores at this time. The service may be expanded to more stores over time. To see a full list of current participating stores, click here .
Is my order guaranteed to be ready on the same day?
Orders placed more than 3 hours before store closing will be eligible for pickup within the same day, subject to order volume and product availability. Orders placed less than 3 hours before store closing, after store closing, or on holidays will be available for pickup on the next day that the store is open. In your shopping cart, prior to checking out, there will be an up-to-date forecast of when your order may be ready for pickup at the store. You will also receive a Ready for Pick Up Notification email when your order is ready to be picked up at your selected LCBO store.
How am I notified that my Same Day Pick Up order is ready?
After placing a Same Day Pick Up order, you will receive two emails: (1) an Order Confirmation, when your order is received, and (2) a Ready for Pickup Notification, when your order is ready for pickup at the selected LCBO store. If you’ve assigned an alternate person to pick up your order at the store, the designated person will also receive the two emails.
How do I pick up my Same Day Pick Up order?
To complete your pickup, please bring the Ready for Pickup Notification email along with government-issued photo ID to your selected LCBO store. Once at the LCBO store, go to the designated Order Pick Up counter, and a Customer Service Representative will assist you. Your identification will be verified against the name on the order and is required as proof of legal drinking age. Acceptable proof includes a valid driver’s licence, passport, citizenship card and BYID photo identification card. For information on obtaining a BYID card, click here.
What is the LCBO return policy?
When you pick up your package in store, or receive your delivered package, we ask that you examine it closely. If you are not completely satisfied with a product, you may return it to any LCBO store for a refund equal to the purchase price (excluding the amount of the delivery charge (if any) for such product), subject to the following conditions: (i) the product must be in saleable condition, (ii) the product must be returned within thirty (30) days after pickup or delivery, and (iii) the product must be accompanied by the original receipt. Returns will not be accepted without your receipt as proof of purchase. However, if you receive a defective product, a receipt is not required to return the defective product to the LCBO. All Product returns must be made in person at an LCBO store and require the customer’s name, address and telephone number and the customer’s signature to acknowledge receipt of the refund. Customers returning product must also show valid, government-issued photo ID to verify their identity. The LCBO will issue you a refund (i) by a credit to the credit card that you used to purchase such products, or (ii) by issuing a gift card, if you are unable to provide the LCBO the credit card used for the original purchase. AIR MILES® reward miles issued on the original sale will be deducted when a product is returned. Please note that delivery charges are non-refundable. For more information on returning products to the LCBO, click here.
What are my social responsibilities?
When you submit an order, you are representing that you are aged 19 years or older and that you are not purchasing products for anyone who is younger than 19 years of age. You (or the designated person picking up the order at the store, or signing for the order during Standard Home Delivery or Next Business Day Home Delivery) will be required to present proof of legal drinking age. Acceptable proof includes a valid driver’s license, passport, citizenship card and BYID photo identification card. For information on obtaining a BYID card, click here.
The designated pickup location or courier may refuse release of products if proper identification is not produced or if the recipient either is or appears to be intoxicated.
What do I do if I encounter errors when browsing the website?
If you encounter:
• error messages such as "No resource found" or "The page you requested does not exist."
• an unexpected view such as misaligned headers, missing shopping cart icon, missing “Sign In/Register” options
• issues seeing the images or price of the products
• issues with checkout or your shopping cart
Refresh the page, delete the cookies and reboot your device.
What do I do when I get the following error message: “We could not process your transaction. Please check your credit card information”?
The name and billing address provided must match exactly with the name and address on your credit card statement. If you continue to experience problems, please contact your credit card issuer for assistance, or try another credit card.
What do I do if my session times out?
After 15 minutes of inactivity on the payment page, you will not be able to complete your transaction. Please refresh the page and complete the checkout process again.