I have always dreamed of having a KitchenAid Mixer. But I also recognize that I don’t need one. Which means I’m not simply going to run out and get it. But I want one!
So it was with great delight that I discovered recently that I have a lot of credit card points (aka free money). I have to use my personal credit card to front expenses when I travel for work, and over the last few years, it’s added up. Combine that with never having spent the points over the last 3-4 years, and I have quite a bit. Sure, I could spend it on something practical, like cash and therefore my loans. But I think I’ve been fiscally responsible enough to blow it on something special.
Like a KitchenAid. Maybe even this beautiful red one:
But now that I am ready to buy one, I have no idea which one to buy! There are about a billion options– bowl size, professional versus not professional, tilt head versus bowl lift. I am overwhelmed.
Are there any KitchenAid users out there with advice?
I’ve decided to buy either from Amazon.com or Bed, Bath, & Beyond, because that’s where I can get the best deals.
Here is my budget:
- If I go through Amazon, I have $250 to spend in points plus $30 in gift certificates, so $280.
- If I go through Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I have $288 to spend in point, plus I can usually also find a 20% off one item coupon.
Obviously there is no need to spend all of my budget (leave some money for the accessories!), but I would like to invest in a model that is going to last me a while.