We got ourselves a pretty expensive Christmas gift this year :) Remember I mentioned that we didn't really have any menu plans this week.Well, the reason is because our fridge looked like this( it only took me four hours to clean it...):
Yep, you guessed it right! We got a new fridge :) We waited and waited for a good sale and about a week and a half ago or so we finally were ready to buy (right on time, because our old refrigerator started acting out more than before). You might remember that our heart was set on this one from Lowes because the space for the fridge in our kitchen is so awkward. This one is the closest to the size we had before (just slightly deeper). So say goodbye to the old electricity guzzler...
...say hello to the new guy:
It was delivered yesterday and we love it so far. It has more space in the refrigerator part than we had before which is awesome because we often have family or friends staying with us and can easily have at least 4 gallons of milk sitting in there at a time.
The price with tax ended up being $1242. Here's the breakdown of our savings:
The original price: $1899
Sale #1 (has been like this for a few months): down to $1599
Sale #2 (a 10% weekend promotion): price went down to $1439
Used 10% off coupon sent to us by a friend: $1296+$87 in tax=$1383
On top of that:
Cash back from ebates: $57
Cash back from our credit card: $14
A rebate from electrical company for hauling our old one: $30
Another rebate for buying an energy-efficient model: $40.
Considering that Amazon sells the same refrigerator on sale for $2,460.50, I think it's a great deal. I'm glad we had the money set aside because our old one wouldn't last much longer. It's considered a smaller fridge of that type but it's perfect for us. Hopefully it will last at least half as long as the old one did :)
The only minus is that I did lose the space for my spice rack, so for now my spices sit in the black basket on the top of the refrigerator but I really need to come up with something different. And quickly...