Great Cigar Samplers for Great Low Prices

Victor Sinclair Super Selection 15 Cigar SamplerCigar samplers are always fun to buy. Even though you know which sticks are going to arrive in the sampler, there's always a few that you have never tried. It's fun to compare those with our favorite everyday sticks and well known, premium cigars. It's also a good feeling to know that the humidor is going to receive a nice variety of sticks. Some are different sizes, come from different cigar makers, and showcase different types of wrappers. However, another nice thing about samplers is related to their price. Buy a sampler and you typically end up spending a lot less on premium smokes. It gives you a chance to try some top shelf sticks without breaking the cigar budget while other samplers are just fine cigar deals in every sense.

To find the best deals on samplers, visit the Value Cigar Samplers page. This is where you will find several excellent assortments of cigars for very good prices. For example, recently, the World Class 20 Sampler has been on sale for less than $30. That's four brands of 20 fine cigars for less than half of the regular price. The same can be said of the Victor Sinclair Super Selection 15 Cigar Sampler. Buy that assortment and pay less than a third of the regular price for premium Victor Sinclair smokes.

Find the best deals on cigar samplers and hundreds of other great smokes at Thompson Cigar today.


When to Buy 100 Paso Doble Robusto Connecticut Cigars

Paso Doble Robusto ConnecticutHave you ever tried Paso Doble Connecticut Robustos? If so, then you already know why it's important to keep the humidor stocked with these fine smokes. Paso Dobles are mild to medium bodied cigars that are rolled in a smooth Connecticut wrapper and combine both Dominican and Costa Rican tobaccos to produce a fine, mild and wonderful smoking experience. Much of that mild, easy-going flavor comes from the Costa Rican tobaccos that go into this cigar. If you have ever tried premium Costa Rican coffee, the tobacco shows somewhat similar, very smooth flavors. The full package makes for an excellent everyday smoke and this is one of the best reasons to buy 100 Paso Doble Connecticut Robustos.

Another time for buying a bunch of these fine, mild smokes is when you are throwing a fair sized party for employees or friends. The low price for these smokes combined with their easy going flavors makes them an excellent choice for rookie aficionados and folks who have yet to experience a good cigar. It goes without saying, then, that Paso Dobles are also ideal cigars to bring to a wedding. If a good friend or family member is getting ready to tie the knot, ask them if they would like guests to help celebrate the event with good cigars and if they say yes, (they probably will), buy 100 Paso Dobles for less than $90.

Save on Paso Doble Cigars and hundreds of other fine cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Buy C and C Gordo Cigar Samplers for a Fantastic Deal on Premium Everyday Smokes

C and C Gordo Cigars are one of the more recent additions to the Thompson Online Cigar Store. However, despite being one of the newer cigars on the block, these smokes are C & C Gordo Sampler Gordoattracting quite the following. In fact, some people have been buying a few samplers at a time because these sticks make for fantastic everyday smokes. The thing about these cigars is that they fit the bill as an everyday stick by merit of their low price (10 sticks for less than $30) while also being a premium 6 x 60 cigar. Yes, the Corojo has a 90 rating and both sticks in this sampler are good enough to merit a special place in any humidor.

The recipe for these quality smokes is simple yet produces excellent results. As with many other quality cigars, these fine sticks are rolled by hand and use choice Dominican tobacco to generate a satisfying, medium-bodied quality smoke. However, each cigar brand also makes use of a particular blend of tobacco and the fermented leaf chosen for C and C Gordos is a definite winner because they will probably be one of the best everyday smokes you have ever tried. Given the bargain prices for these fine sticks, who knows how long supplies will last so order a few C and C Gordo Samplers today.

Find great deals on these and hundreds of other premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


How to Pay Less for Baccarat Cigars

Baccarat Platinum Connecticut CoronaSome cigars go beyond everyday smokes on account of the fine flavors they generate, their overall presentation, and select wrappers that are used. Baccarat Cigars fall into this category and are therefore nothing short of premium in nature. They demonstrate that distinction with choice Cuban-seed, carefully aged Honduran tobaccos and select flawless wrappers. True to their name, these are the smokes that you want to bring to classy casinos, for use at high stakes poker games, and for finishing off a fine day on the greens. However, as befits any top shelf cigar brand, we can't expect them to sell for cheap. Nevertheless, these excellent smokes are currently on sale at the Thompson Online Cigar Store for great low prices.

Since this sale is only going to be happening while supplies last, now is the time to order Baccarat Cigars. Buy a box of Baccarat Churchill Sweet Cigars to treat yourself to 25 fantastic, mild Connecticut wrapped smokes for less than $70. In addition to using premium tobaccos, these great smokes also have a mild, slightly sweetened cap to crown them with just the right touch of extra flavor. You could also go for a box of Platinum Baccarat Coronas for less than $50 and save on Baccarat Luchadores Lonsdales.

Find the best deals on these high class cigars and hundreds of other fine smokes at Thompson Cigar today.


Two Winning Ideas for Superbowl Cigars

Padron 1964 Aniversario Exclusivo Maduro RobustoSuperbowl season is one of the best times of the year. The winter holidays have finally ended, and since it's freezing cold outside, there's not a whole lot else to do but watch football on television. Since we are also at the tail end of football season, this is a great thing! The games are way more exciting than the start of the season and if your team in in it for the home stretch, you are sitting on cloud nine. Such a special time of the year requires special cigars for the biggest game of the year.

You don't want to smoke everyday cigars on a night that comes just once a year (nor for any of those semi-finals or big college games). Instead, look for 90 plus rated cigars at the Thompson Online Cigar Store and pick out a few choice smokes. Buy a box of Padron Anniversario 1964 Exclusivo Maduro Robustos and you will be ready to celebrate any game of the year. These ultra fine cigars are fit for the best of occasions with choice tobacco and a select wrapper that earned them an excellent rating of 94. If a box of those great smokes is a bit too much for the budget, you can always spend less on singles of premium cigars like the award winning 96 rated Flor de Antillas Toro Sun Grown cigar.

Save on these excellent smokes for any special occasion at Thompson Cigar today.


Buy Bundles of Thompson Black Label Corona Habano Cigars for Everyday Smoking Happiness

Thompson Black Label Corona HabanoEveryday cigars are those sticks that we light up whenever we feel like enjoying a good smoke. It's as simple as that so it's worth it to have a good supply of everyday sticks at all times. With that in mind, everyday smokes have to be available for an affordable low price. All that means is that the cigars in question need to fall within one's own cigar budget. For aficionados fortunate enough to have a big cigar budget, everyday smokes can even be premium, boutique cigars that sell for fairly high prices.

However, for most of us, since most premium smokes are too expensive to enjoy on an everyday basis, we need to find lesser known brands that sell for low prices without sacrificing on quality. One of the best of those everyday smokes is the Thompson Black Label Corona Habano. The price is more than right for these satisfying sticks because twenty count bundles of Thompson Black Label Corona Habanos are available for less than $20! Despite the very low price, these cigars generate a quality, very enjoyable smoking experience. Every stick is rolled by hand, uses quality Philippine tobacco, and is wrapped in a delicious Habano wrapper.

Find great deals on bundles of Thompson Black Label Corona Habanos and hundreds of other quality cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


When to Know if It’s Time to Buy Cigar Samplers

Mild & Cheap 20 Cigar Churchill SamplerNo matter how big your cigar collection may be, there always comes a time when it needs to be replenished. We don't just store those cigars and forget about them. We of course smoke them and if you enjoy a cigar or two a day, you have to be careful about keeping the humidor stocked and ready to supply you with all of your cigar needs. Samplers are an excellent way to stock the humidor and also come in handy in other situations. If you notice any of the following three signs, the time has come to buy a few cigar samplers:

  • The number of cigars in the humidor is less than 20: If you notice that the humidor is looking rather empty, order a couple of cigar samplers to make sure that you always have enough cigars on hand.
  • You only have a few types of cigars: If you find yourself with just one or two types of sticks, order a sampler like the Best Cigar Sampler to have cigars for every situation.
  • You feel like trying new cigars: A big part of the appeal of cigars is having the chance to try sticks with different wrappers, different types of tobaccos, and noting the difference between premium and everyday sticks. Samplers like the Mild and Cheap 20 Cigar Churchill are excellent choices for trying new smokes.

Find the best variety of cigar samplers for the best prices at Thompson Cigar today.


How to Get 10 Oliva Cigars for Free

Oliva Cigars are one of those premium brands that we strive to have in the humidor. The reliable, premium nature of Olivas can always be counted on for a top shelf smoking experience.  Oliva Connecticut Reserve Toro Connecticut Plus  BONUS Oliva 10 Pack SamplerThe cigar masters at Oliva came up with the wonderful Nub, and many other series of smokes that demonstrate their expertise and pride when it comes to cigars. With that in mind, it's always a good day when you can find Olivas for free! Not that Thompson Cigar is giving them away but then again, they sort of are because when you buy boxes of just about any Oliva Cigar from Thompson, you also get a free Oliva ten pack sampler!

For example, buy a box of wonderful Magna Carta Toro Habanos and you get a very fine sampling of Oliva sticks. Since that box of fine cigars is already sold for a discount, the 10 extra Oliva cigars turn it into a pretty good cigar deal. Not to mention, those fine Magna Cartas are also exclusively available from Thompson Cigar.

Enjoy those Magna Carta cigars when you feel like experiencing an excellent, medium-bodied Nicaraguan puro but when the situation calls for a full-bodied smoke, you can't go wrong with a 24 count box of Oliva Habano Rothschild Nubs, especially because it also includes that fine cigar sampler at no extra cost!

Find the best deals on Oliva and hundreds of other premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Find Fantastic Value with Vista de Cuba Cigars

Vista De Cuba Torpedo MaduroThe best cigar deals aren't the ones that sell smokes for the lowest prices. They happen to be the deals and sales that sell quality cigars for a very good price. For example, when you buy Vista de Cuba cigars at the Thompson Online Cigar Store, you get nothing short of a fantastic deal on high quality cigars. How can you trust that Vista de Cubas are top shelf smokes? How about the fact that they were created by the same cigar experts behind the 90 plus rated Aging Room and Swag cigar brands!

Yes, Vista de Cubas are made by Oliveros and show it by generating a top shelf, very fine cigar smoking experience. Choice long filler Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos are used in conjunction with a Dominican binder and excellent wrappers to conjure up a mild to medium-bodied tobacco treasure. That's part of the reason why buying a box of these sticks is such a good deal. The other part is related to the low price paid for a box of these fine smokes. For a limited time, 20 count boxes of Cuba de Vista Cigars are selling for less than $40 and 20 count boxes of premium Churchills are going for less than $50. Compare that to original pricing of $110 and $116 and we have an excellent deal on fine cigars.

Find the best deals on quality cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Buy Factory Overruns to Save Money on Quality Cigars

Cusano Factory Overruns Churchill ConnecticutWe all want to spend less on cigars but none of us want to make any sacrifices on quality. That' the conundrum of being an aficionado who has a monthly cigar budget but there are ways to make that key combination happen. Shop for cigars at the Thompson Online Cigar Store (and you are going to find plenty of deals and sales) but if you really want premium cigars for low prices, check out the page with Factory Overruns. This is where you will find page after page of quality cigars for much lower prices than sticks of the same brand and series that get a cigar band and make it into a cigar box.

The last step of the cigar manufacturing process involves one final bit of quality control. If a cigar has certain wrapper flaws or just doesn't pass inspection for some other small reason, it is excluded from the cigar box even though it's made from the same high quality tobacco blends and has the same delicious wrapper. Those sticks are the factory overruns and much to the fortune of aficionados on a budget, they are sold as cigar bundles for a fraction of what they would cost if they had made it into a cigar box. This is an excellent way to buy Rocky Patel Cigars, Gurkha Cigars, wonderful Cusano Cigars, and other premium brands for low prices.

Save on top shelf cigars and much more at Thompson Cigar today.


Enjoy Fantastic Medium to Full Bodied Toro Cigars with the Montecristo Connoisseur Edition Sampler

Montecristo Connoisseur Edition AssortmentIt's always a good day when you can relax with quality cigars after a delicious lunch or excellent dinner. On such occasions, you don't want to smoke the same mild mannered Connecticut as you did during a morning of golf or after going for a morning walk. The afternoons and evenings call for fuller-bodied cigars that match the palette and one of the best smokes for the latter half of the day is a fine, robust Toro. Those fat sticks seem to be especially satisfying after a long day of work or travel and when they incorporate high quality tobacco, they are absolute, end of the day treasures.

One of the finest samplers of Toro treasures is the Montecristo Connoisseur Edition. This very fine assortment of cigars includes 8 big gauge, fantastic Toros made from limited small batch tobaccos. Each one has a medium to full body and is a beautiful, carefully crafted stick that could easily be reserved for special events. Buy this premium sampler and you get 2 each of four different boutique sticks that are crafted from choice Dominican tobaccos. Each is also named after different American cities or states to reflect their character. Sample the Texas Toro, light up a Las Vegas Toro during an evening at the casino, and compare the fine flavors of the New York and Chicago Montecristo Toro Cigars.

Enjoy the fine flavors of the Montecristo Connoisseur Edition Sampler and great deals on hundreds of quality smokes at Thompson Cigar today.



Where to Buy Cigars Shipped for Free

Padron 1964 Aniversario Torpedo MaduroAs aficionados, we have to know where the best places are for buying cigars. That place has to have enough cigar brands to meet every taste, occasion, and budget, and should also be capable of providing excellent advice and service. Ideally, it should also be open at all times of the day and offer a variety of cigar deals. If all of the above sounds too good to be true for a brick and mortar cigar store, you are right. Few if any cigar shops can meet such standards but there is at least one online cigar store that makes good on all of the above and more.

That place is the Thompson Online Cigar Store and it's also where you need to go if you want to enjoy free shipping on fine cigars. Most of the top shelf, premium cigars offered by Thompson ship for free. This includes such superb smokes as the 94 rated Padron 1964 Aniversario Torpedo Maduro, and the fantastic Flor de las Antillas Sun Grown Toro (the 2012 cigar of the year) among other excellent additions to the humidor. To see the other fine smokes that get shipped straight to your door at no extra cost, check out the Thompson Cigars With Free Shipping page.

Find hundreds of great deals on cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Treat Yourself to the Romeo and Julieta Corona Cigar Sampler

Romeo & Julieta Corona Cigar SamplerWe smoke cigars for a number of reasons but it all comes back to enjoying the good life. When we light that choice Connecticut cigar after a fine morning of golf, it's the perfect way to finish off a walk on the greens. When we sit back and enjoy a wonderful Maduro at the end of a great gourmet dinner, we do so to round out the dining experience in the best possible way. This is also why so many people smoke a fine cigar at special events and celebrations. They represent some of the best that life has to offer but you don't have to wait for a special occasion to treat yourself to a fine cigar.

All aficionados should treat themselves to a great smoke now and then no matter what the occasion may be. For example, if you happen to be traveling for business or leisure, bring one or two Romeo and Julieta Corona Cigar Samplers to make the trip that much more enjoyable. Each of the four sticks in this sampler are premium, top shelf cigars with delicious wrappers. They include the wonderful 1875, the elegant Reserva Real, the wonderfully smooth Vintage Connecticut, and the lip smacking Vintage Maduro. Each stick is a real treat and suitable for times when you feel like enjoying an excellent, cigar smoking experience.

Buy this delicious sampler and hundreds of other premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


How to Get Macanudo Cigars and a Cigar Lighter for less than $40

Macanudo Collection With Lighter Toro GordoMacanudos. For any aficionado who has experienced these classic cigars, the brand name alone invokes fine memories of superb tobaccos, very smooth smokes, and the reason why we look forward to enjoying Macanudos on every occasion. These cigars are one of the most famous of the classic, premium smokes and as befits their distinguished status, they aren't exactly available for bargain basement prices. Although the premium experience of a Macanudo is worth the higher cost, it's still very nice to pay less for these high quality cigars whenever the opportunity presents itself.

One such opportunity is found with the Macanudo Toro Gordo Collection with Lighter combo. For less than $40, this premium gift comes with 6 genuine Macanudo cigars and a fine double torch cigar lighter. Since there are three different types of Macanudos, this combo also makes for a fine little cigar sampler. Enjoy the Macanudo Cafe as a premium after breakfast smoke or when you feel like sampling fantastic double aged Dominican long filler tobacco bound with a San Andres Valley binder and rolled in an excellent Connecticut wrapper. Save the Macanudo Maduro for a fine afternoon smoke, and the excellent Cru Royale for the most special of occasions.

Buy the Macanudo Toro Gordo Collection with Lighter combo as a gift for a fellow aficionado or to treat yourself to fine flavors in the form of an excellent cigar deal.


Enjoy Even Lower Prices on Premium Cigars

La Caya II Habano ChurchillAt Thompson Cigar, we have always made efforts to offer quality cigars for great, low prices. The working relationship that we have with many expert cigar makers, and the fact that we deal with thousands of cigars, makes it possible for us to offer so many deals on samplers, cigar bundles, and even boutique cigars. However, if you thought you found some great cigar deals at the Thompson site during the past ten years, get ready for even better savings on quality smokes because for a limited time, we are able to offer more savings on more cigars than ever before.

For example, how does 100 premium Churchill cigars for less than $100 sound? Yes, we are offering 100 La Caya II Habano Churchills for just $99. Compare that to an original price of $250 and the fact that these are full sized, hand-rolled Dominican Churchills and you know that this is a good cigar deal! This is a fine buy for weddings, New Year parties, and other events that call for lots of fine cigars.

Or, how about 30 Cohiba cigarillos for less than $55? Tins of Cohiba Pequeno Cameroon Cigarillos are on sale and these fine little smokes show the same fantastic flavors as their full sized brethren. Pair those great Cohiba cigarillos with a box of Arturo Fuente Curly Head Deluxe Maduro Lonsdale Cigars for even more savings on top shelf sticks.

Find the best deals on premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


Some Gift Ideas for People Who Love Cigars and Gadgets

Lighter ExcaliburA lot of people who relish the fine flavors of fermented tobacco also love all sorts of gadgets. Whether that curiosity is related to being an aficionado or not, it's uncanny how many of us are engineers, like to tinker with engines, build things, and love to buy gadgets. With that in mind, Thompson Cigar has some great gift ideas for people who like gadgets. Check out the Cigar Gifts for the Gadget Guy page and you will see a fine assortment of cigar-related gadgets and technologies that will put a smile on the face of many an aficionado.

On that page, you will find cool little electronic humidifiers including the wonderful Cigar Oasis Ultra and the excellent La Veil Dch-210 Humidifier. Both of these digital humidifiers are easy, efficient ways to ensure that your cigars are kept safe and sound.

There is also a fine selection of cigar lighters, including such lighting gadgets as the sleek Excalibur. This little gadget is a fine, dual torch lighter that also hosts a razor sharp guillotine cigar cutter. If you or that special aficionado already have more than enough cigar cutters, you could also just buy a fine Lotus Vertigo Dual Torch Lighter.

Browse the cigar gifts for the gadget guy page and find hundreds of excellent deals on cigars at Thompson Cigar today.


See Our Staff Favorites Page for Stellar Cigar Gift Ideas

Victor Sinclair Super Selection 15 Cigar SamplerEven if you already know what sort of presents to buy for fellow aficionados, it's still good to have a set of gift ideas. You are always going to find a few ideas you hadn't considered and they might even make fine presents for your own collection of premium cigars. The list is even better when it's compiled by cigar experts and that's why the Thompson staff favorites page is a such a good place to look when searching for all sorts of cigar-related gifts. If the items on that page are favorites of the people who work at Thompson Cigar, you can bet that they are going to represent an excellent bunch of cigars because Thompson has been at the heart of the cigar distribution business for nearly a century.

Several selections are favorites because they combine premium cigars with an excellent low price. The Victor Sinclair Super Selection 15 Cigar Sampler is one such item because for less than $30, this sampler includes 15 quality sticks including Maduros and Connecticuts. Other staff favorites that go for an excellent low price are the Four Aces 12 Cigar Sampler and the delicious Maduro Madness Sampler. You will also find good deals on fine humidors, and small samplers of premium cigars such as the Rocky Patel vs. Romeo and Julieta Super Six.

Find these fine cigar gifts and hundreds of premium smokes for low prices at Thompson Cigar today.


Find Premium Tobacco Flavors for a Low Price with the Premium Nine Maduro Sampler

Premium Nine Maduro SamplerA smooth Connecticut is arguably the best way to finish off a good breakfast but evenings should be reserved for strong Maduro cigars. Veteran aficionados of course know this but people new to the game might not realize that Maduros are best enjoyed at the end of the day. Maduros bring a wonderful array of tobacco flavors to the palette, especially when the cigars in question are premium brands. The easiest way of enjoying premium Maduros without breaking the cigar budget just might come from buying the Premium Nine Maduro Sampler.

True to its name, this fine cigar sampler treats the aficionado to nine absolutely mouth watering high quality Maduros. Give it as a gift to someone who relishes the bold flavors of a fine Maduro or get a couple of these fine cigar assortments for yourself. When you try any of the quality smokes in this sampler, you will immediately know why this is a premium collection of stellar Maduros. Inside, you have two of the wonderful Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve, a CAO Gold Maduro, an Oliva Gold, Gloria Cubana, a fine Sonador, a pair of delicious PDR 1878, and an excellent Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva. Considering the quality of the Maduros that come with this sampler, the less than $30 price tag also makes it an excellent cigar deal.

Find the Premium Nine Maduro Sampler and other cigar deals at Thompson Cigar today.


The Importance of Rating Cigars

La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amore Box Pressed Maduro BelicosoNo two cigars are the same unless they pertain to the same brand and series. Even if two cigars from different brands use Connecticut wrappers and long filler tobacco from the same country, they are still going to show subtle differences in taste and construction. Those differences stem from different cigar companies and cigar experts using their own secret tobacco blends, leaf that comes from different farms, different years, and may be fermented in different ways. Throw in additional differences that come from using various wrappers and binders and it's easy to see why each series and brand of cigar generates a distinct experience.

Those differences of course result in cigars that vary in terms of quality and this is why it's so important to rate cigars. We rate them because a 95 rated tobacco treasure like the Aroma de Cuba Mi Amore merits recognition. The people who created this premium cigar ended up making a top shelf masterpiece of a smoke and this fact should be made known to aficionados so we can buy a box of these beauties when searching for truly premium, full-bodied cigars. Those ratings keep us from spending too much for cigars that might not be worth the price and give us a good idea of where to look for the very best cigars.

Find Aroma de Cuba Mi Amore and other premium cigars for low prices at Thompson Cigar today.


Three Winning Cigar Gift Ideas for 2013

Acid Collector Tin Assortment InfusedIf you are an aficionado, you probably have a fair idea of what to get for a fellow cigar smoker. However, if you know nothing about cigars, finding a good gift for someone who enjoys a fine smoke once or twice a day can be a challenge. Don't fret, though, because any of the following gift ideas will make wonderful presents for people who have been enjoying fine smokes for years as well as those just starting out with cigars:

  • The 2012 Cigar of the year: Buy a single or a box of the Flor de Antillas Sun Grown Toro and you will put a huge smile on the face of that special person. This was named the top cigar of 2012 by Cigar Aficionado and was given an amazing high rating of 96. This will probably be one of the best cigars they have ever smoked.


  • A Thompson Cigar Gift Card: This is of course the easiest way to buy a cigar gift. Instead of trying to figure out which cigars would be best for that person in question, just buy a gift card and let him or her pick something out. Trust us, they will know what they want!


  • The Acid Cigars Collector Tin: If you weren't aware, Acid cigars are high quality, unique cigars that have been infused with various flavors. This assortment will help that special person try several of these flavored tobacco creations.

Find the best in cigar gifts at Thompson Cigar today.