I've wanted a fancy-schmancy Kitchenaid
mixer for a long, long time. I enjoy baking a lot. Stand mixers just make the process easier. But Kitchenaid was just too costly.
I told Hubs that if he didn't get me a weather station for Valentine's Day, that I was going to go blow $300 bucks on a stand mixer. Well, V-Day came and no station. Sigh.
We bought a station that night, after many apologies from Hubs. He knew he screwed up, not only V-Day, but also Christmas (which is when I first begged for the damn weather station).
We were in Lowe's together and although I drooled over the mixers, I couldn't bring myself to do it. I couldn't friviously blow that much cash on something that wasn't 100% necessary.
I knew Kohl's had sales. I waited for the next one a couple weeks ago. Stand mixers were an extra 10% off.
And again, although I stood there like an idiot, drooling over the mixers, I couldn't bring myself to spend $299, less 10% on the thing.
My mother in law lives near a Kohl's in her town. She called last Saturday to say that she was going there and would look at the mixers, that perhaps she could find a better deal. I told her to get me black or red.
She called a few minutes later, literally giddy. A blue 5 quart mixer was on special- it was the display model, but came with everything. No box, but the accessories were all there.
Get it, I told her.
Oh wait, she said...Mixers are 15% off today. They'll give it to me for $153.00.
I told her to take it and run.
A few minutes later she calls again.
They let her use a 20% coupon on top of the 15% off price.
Total for the $299.00 mixer?
Well, that's a good deal, I'd say.
But wait, there's more.
There were no instructions with the mixer. No biggie, I'll go on the site and ask to have them sent to me.
Yesterday I went online to the Kitchenaid site, went under customer service and live chatted with a rep. She sent me a link to the instructions and warranty info. As we were signing off she wrote, "Don't forget to fill out and send in the rebate info by the end of next month."
Yeah, $30 back on a prepaid visa card, a year's subscription to Food and Wine magazine AND a free cookbook.
That, my friends, brings our total for a $300 mixer to under $100 bucks.
Now THAT'S a bargain.