It’s a Hot Deal

Pun intended.  We’re chugging along on the kitchen renovation.  When I say chugging along, I really mean we’ve been spending money.  So far, we’ve purchased clearance hardwood flooring, ordered a custom apron front stainless steel sink, a range hood (details to come, it should be here this afternoon), and now a beautiful stove.

Because we’re knocking down the wall between the kitchen and living room, we’ll need a low profile range.  To maximize the space, we chose an all-in-one slide-in range.  At first, we thought we’d buy a GE Cafe dual fuel range, to the tune of 2700 bucks.

It has six burners, a large oven, and the lower drawer is another oven.

Ben researched ovens more and stumbled upon the KitchenAid Pro Line dual fuel beauty for $2250.

At first, I thought it was a down grade.  Only four burners and the lower drawer is only a warming drawer.  Boo.

Ever the researcher, Ben started looking around town.  A local shop gave him a price quote of $2044.40.  That’s better.  Trying to save even more money, Ben asked about Sears’ price match policy, thinking they would match and beat by 10%.  Sears can only beat competitors by 10% on in stock items.  Our range is a custom order.  However, they were happy to match the price.  So, we ordered the range on Wednesday, September 28.  We should get it October 11th.  If this were a fairy tale, we could have lived happily ever after; perfectly content by saving nearly 700 dollars.

Luck be a lady, on Sunday, I happened to check the Sears website to get a link for this post.  That’s when it happened.  Sears had a one day Family and Friends online sale, including 15% off appliances.  The list price of the range was $2204.99.  Subtract 15% and our range was on sale for $1874.24.  What?!?  I showed Ben.  We decided it was worth a shot to call Sears to see if they would honor the sale price.  After very little trouble, the sales rep agreed to credit us $170.16.  I’d say saving $824.86 over the GE, or $625.75 over the list price of the KitchenAid is no down grade.  It was fate.  We were meant to buy this range.  Let’s hope we love this baby.  No, we haven’t seen it in person…

As if that weren’t lucky enough, that same day, I went to Wal-Mart.  (That’s not the lucky part.  I loathe going to Wal-Mart)  I went to buy a gallon of cheap paint to test cabinet colors before we spent $50 per gallon for the good stuff.  I ordered Wal-Mart’s brand, Color Place and finished my shopping.  When I went back to grab my paint, I saw it was a gallon of Better Homes and Gardens paint, by Glidden.  Apparently, Wal-Mart didn’t have any satin Color Place paint, so they gave me the Glidden gallon, normally $21.97 per gallon, at the Color Place price, $14.27.

Sunday night, Ben painted some of the color on the cabinets, which I showed yesterday.  Monday morning, I checked to see if I like the color.  I did, so I went back to get three more gallons.  (We’re planning to paint the interiors of the drawers and cabinets with this paint to save a little more money.)  No new shipments of Color Place, so three more $22 gallons for $14.27 each.  That my friends, is how we saved more than $200 ($200.96 to be exact) in 24 hours.  I’d say that is better than Black Friday.

What’s your best deal?  Have you lucked out on an appliance sale?  Maybe you’ve used the same gray we’re using?  Sherwin Williams Pewter Tankard, anyone?

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10 thoughts on “It’s a Hot Deal

  1. That IS a great deal! Woot!

    We just got our new Whirpool Duet washer and dryer for $469 total! I know it’s no John & Sherry deal (how do they DO it??) but I’m excited! NC offered hurricane assistance after Irene, to include rebates on energy efficient appliances! Our dryer was excluded, which is where the $400 came in, but it was exciting nonetheless. We got a dishwasher for $100, too!

    And I just need to say that Walmart is my personal hell. Seriously. I have managed to last years between visits and when I finally go I usually get so frazzled that I forget half my purpose for being there and leave muttering to myself. Yeck, I hate that place.

  2. You guys are making out like bandits! I actually like the way the KitchenAid range looks more than the GE so I prefer what you ended up with! I love the grey you ended up with.

    I personally hate Wal-Mart, too. I couldn’t tell you the last time I was in one. Finding what you need is easy enough but those lines seem to last hours!

    My most recent best deal was a dress I just bought. It was (and still is) $178 online but it had been marked down in stores to $89.99. They had to ship me the dress in my size but it was only $103 so I can’t really complain. I still saved $75 on it!

    1. Stephanie and Kirsten, You guys got great deals, too! Doesn’t it feel good?!? Wal-Mart, however, does not feel good. When we went on Monday morning, I intentionally parked further away, to be away from other cars. You know, it’s so much easier to get the kids in their carseats that way. Of course when I came out, a truck parked about a foot away from the driver’s side. I couldn’t even open the door to get Everett in his seat, so I had to get him in from the passenger side. Talk about annoying. I may have said a bad word. Now, V tells the story and includes my dialogue. Ahh.

    1. Hi Leslie,

      Yep, Wal Mart does color match. That’s what we’ve used in a lot of our rooms because it is so cheap and I change my mind a lot. Haha.

      Thanks!
      Amanda

  3. That stove is beautiful! I love ours, and we didn’t see it first either. When we built our house in Washington State, we were living in Massachusetts, so there were LOTS of leaps of faith on appliances. We didn’t want the standards that came with the house, so we got all our own from Sears. All of the ones we got were on sale, but the very best deal was on our washer and dryer. We were driving cross country so on our stop at my sister’s in Iowa, we hopped on line to take advantage of the fourth of July sales for our beautiful Electrolux Wave touch perfect steam set and saved a TON! We got them for $999.88 each and they’re normally 1699 each!

  4. I wanted to chime in about the warming drawer as I have a KA range as well and we use that drawer ALL the time. Way more than I would use a second oven. It’s great for keeping someone’s dinner warm, keeping rolls warm, etc. But when I really love it the most is when I am hosting a big dinner, like Christmas. I can put sides and vegetables in the drawer while I finish off other things and serve everything HOT at the same time. Love it. I hope you enjoy yours and good luck with your reno!

    1. Stephanie, I’m so glad to hear that you love it. Ben picked it up yesterday, but we haven’t opened it. I think almost anything is an upgrade from our current range. 🙂 Thanks again!!

    1. Hi Cindy,

      We do try to buy things at local shops when we can. Our floor, sink, and wood are all from smaller local shops. We’re also hoping to get our wood counter supplies from a local store. It’s just that our small Montana town doesn’t have much to offer in the way of small appliance stores. So, we’re stuck with the big box stores. But we definitely love to support the smaller shops when possible. 🙂

      Thanks!
      Amanda

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