You Don’t Have to Get Married…

I really wanted to end that post title with “to do it,” but that would have been mildly inappropriate.  But still funny.  Because I am not talking about that kind of consecration that comes with “I dos” (seriously – get your mind out of the gutter!).  I’m talking about the consecration otherwise known as The KitchenAid Mixer.  Specifically, the KitchenAid Artisan 5 Qt. Stand Mixer.

Who do you know who is engaged or married who didn’t first put the KitchenAid Mixer on her registry?  It’s practically as necessary to the rite of marriage as a ring.  But I am happy to tell you that I broke that tradition.  I am nowhere near ready for marriage, but I have been ready for one of these beauties for a long time.  The only thing really holding me back was the price (the standard full price for one is $399.99 – ouch).  But then came August 10th…

I was at work when my friend Betsy called and asked, “Do you want a KitchenAid Mixer?”  This was basically a rhetorical question because obviously I wanted a KitchenAid Mixer.  And then she said, “Because they’re on sale at Macy’s right now for $120.”  I was at her desk, credit card in hand, within 30 seconds.

Here’s a rough breakdown of the price (I say rough because I still don’t know exactly how it happened and Betsy didn’t seem too clear on it either).  But let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth, right?  The regular price at Macy’s was $399.99.  It was on sale for $299.99.  Additionally, there was a “special electrics” sale that brought it down to $180.  Betsy recently got married and gets a 10% off for anything that was on her registry.  That day Macy’s was honoring a double-your-registry-discount discount, bringing the price down to something lower (here’s where it gets fuzzy), and then she had an additional coupon code that brought the total down to $120.  We clicked buy and this beauty was at my boyfriend’s door two days later:

Which, in turn, held this beautiful box:

Inside of which was this:

Yes.  I took pictures of the entire unveiling.  I was so excited I couldn’t contain myself.  The picture above is fuzzy, but I went with “Blue Willow” for my color (and immediately regretted it and five minutes later was thrilled again – this all happened before Old Blue showed up, so he knows nothing of my indecision –  only my deep and unwavering love for him).

I saved on shipping (it was free because it was ordered through Betsy’s registry) and tax (it was sent to Kev’s in tax-free NH), so the total charge on my card was $120.  But the best part?  The thirty dollar mail in rebate.

Yes.  I got a brand new KitchenAid Mixer for $90.00 flat.  Best deal of my life.  Seriously.  Not only do they last 20 years (or more), but it’s already making me smile every day.

Don’t be shy – what’s your best buy ever?  Did anyone else get in on that sensational steal at Macy’s?  I fear I peaked too early – I may never be this enthralled with a kitchen appliance again.  Well.  Until I buy a fridge.

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4 Responses to You Don’t Have to Get Married…

  1. Betsy says:

    Hollllllla!! I heart my Kitchenaid too, although it is making me fat because of overbaking.

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