KitchenAid stand mixers are expensive. There—we said it. It's not a slight, just a fact. So to help offset that hefty chunk of change, we scoured the interwebs for ways to score a mixer on the cheap. And you guys, we discovered some cool hacks.
Shop Prime Day sales.
Hurry! As part of Amazon Prime Day 2019, it is marked down 48 percent, meaning you can save a cool $220. This lightening deal won't last long, though—at the time of this update, it was 27 percent claimed. While the deal is technically open for 13 hours, once they're all sold, it's over.
Buy a refurbished model.
An entire section of KitchenAid's website called the Outlet is devoted to factory-refurbished models. All this means is that they've been used for events like store demonstrations or photo shoots, and sometimes they've got small, cosmetic imperfections. You stand to save $100 or more, which you can put toward something extra, like an attachment or an upgraded bowl.
Track price changes.
You could stare at your computer screen for hours every day, obsessively checking to see if the price of a mixer decreases—or you could continue working and making money to afford said mixer and let someone else do the watching for you. Camelcamelcamel tracks Amazon for dollar dips. SlickDeals does the same for Amazon, plus monitors prices at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, Macy's, and Target, among other stores.
Check KitchenAid's special offers.
Every now and then, the brand offers promotions, including rebates on certain mixer models in the form of a Visa gift card. Better to have a little money back in your pocket than nothing at all.
Downsize to a mini mixer.
KitchenAid introduced a mini mixer in 2016. It's about 20-percent smaller and 25-percent lighter than its standard sized counterpart. The brand's reasoning for doing so: Some people don't have enough space on their countertop for the bigger mixer, and frankly, most people don't need to make that many cookies at once. What we heard: You can get a KitchenAid—one that's holds the same exact motor—for around $100 less.
Wait for Black Friday.
When all else fails, you can brave the masses with a belly full of turkey to get a lower-than-ever price. The stock at JC Penny, Kohl's, Macy's, Sears, and Sam's Club has been known to get under the $200 mark, once you factor in coupons and rebates.
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