I had a part time job at Total Wine and they were REALLY strict on ID's.
1. If you're ID showed you were 21 or 22, cashier still had to get a manager to look at it.
2. Management had to review any out of state ID (except IA, WI, ND, SD)
3. Management had to review any passport used as ID.
4. If someone was 21 but had friends with them, we would card their friends too. If their friends didn't have IDs, we wouldn't sell to the person who was of age. This happened a lot at closing time. (Obviously didn't apply to young kids with their parents/guardians). Even if the friends left the store, we wouldn't sell to them. If the friends would not have come into the store in the first place, they would have been alright.
5. I never saw this happen but our policy was we didn't sell ANYTHING to anyone under 21. This would include anything non-alcoholic. The principle being that they shouldn't be in a liquor store if they are under 21.
I did always think it was dumb to make people show their paper receipt along with their "clipped" ID but I never thought about the restrictions.
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