Have a friend who likes to cook? The 5-quart mixer in KitchenAid’s Artisan Series is a fitting holiday gift for the passionate or professional chef in your life.
The heavy-duty stand mixer has 355 watts of power and 10 speeds. It comes with three attachments – a dough hook, wire whip and flat beater. Optional attachments include a pasta maker and sausage stuffer. It’s not hard to see why this versatile kitchen appliance remains one of the most popular holiday gifts.
The Artisan Series mixer, which is available in more than 25 colors, totes a hefty suggested retail price for a consumer mixer – $349.99. But with the use of the year’s best KitchenAid deals, there’s no need to shell out that much dough. Try the following discounts, which bring savings ranging from $17.50 to $141.20.
How The Deals Stack Up
DealFinder finds the biggest savings at Kohls.com. The retailer’s original cost for the mixer is $449.99, but it is on sale for $349.99. Customers can enter the code LUCKY15OFF at checkout for 15% off. Combine that with the $50 manufacturer’s rebate for a total reduction of $102.50. The sale price plus the added steps brings you to an overall discount of $202.50.
The Bed Bath & Beyond deal for the KitchenAid mixer is rated “Hard” because of the number of steps involved, but shoppers who complete the steps can earn $141.20 in savings at Bed Bath & Beyond for a final price of $208.79. The first step is to sign up for Bed Bath & Beyond mobile alerts to earn a discount of 20% off an item. Before using the discount, go to Ebates.com for an extra 4% discount, which will be applied after the 20% discount. New Ebates.com members will receive a $10 bonus. The final step is to submit the $50 manufacturer’s rebate.
A medium-difficulty deal involves opening a Williams-Sonoma Visa account. After the first purchase, customers will receive $25 in points. Using the points on a KitchenAid mixer will also get you a $50 mail-in rebate, for a total reduction of $75. However, the total savings from list price is $155.05, since Williams-Sonoma is selling the mixer for $349.95, down from the usual $430.
Need a prescription filled? Take it to Target. Customers who enroll in the department store’s Pharmacy Rewards Program and fill five prescriptions will get 5% off their total purchase at Target.com and in-store. Using a Target REDcard to buy the KitchenAid will yield an additional 5% discount, for total savings of $34.12 on the mixer.
One of the easiest hacks is to simply use Bed Bath & Beyond’s $50 rebate, which lowers the Artisan price to $299.99.
The Takeaway: Worth Shopping For
The KitchenAid Artisan is a beautiful machine with the bells and whistles of a commercial-grade mixer. Its attachments – which can prepare dough or make whipped cream – and durability make it an attractive appliance to the baker, homemaker or time-saver.
However, it has been reported that the machine can be noisy and at times fails to incorporate ingredients at the bottom of a bowl.
That being said, the combination of discounts make the KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer an excellent fit for any chef’s holiday wish list.
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