We just got a new freezer. I’m so happy it gives me the chills just thinking about it!
You see, we had a monster of a chest freezer, circa 1982. It weighed a ton, got tons of frost in it, had a rusty lid, and used a ton of electricity.
Last week, we got a new 14.8 cubic feet Whirlpool chest freezer. It has four nifty baskets in it, and it is super quiet. Best of all, it is an Energy Star freezer, which means, we’ll save a bunch of money on running the thing.
When you live in the country and you are a bargain hunter like I am, the freezer serves two very important purposes. First of all, it allows you to stockpile on sale items. Secondly, that stockpile can prevent you from making last-minute runs to town…. trips that can be impossible during Minnesota snow storms.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have a lot of choices when it came to buying this chest freezer. My favorite local furniture and appliance store is no longer selling appliances. (I think the economy is hitting them especially hard). I’ve had a bad experience with Sears, so I wasn’t about to go there. That left Lowe’s and Home Depot. Lowe’s had the lower price, and offered a mail-in rebate that covered most of the delivery charge. (We live about 8 miles outside the “local delivery area.”) Plus, they hauled away the old freezer, so that was one less worry.
In addition, I was pleasantly surprised to see that because it was an Energy Star freezer, it qualified for a $50 rebate from my electric company. In the end, that will cover the tax and delivery fees we paid.
The new freezer will save us money, and it will give us some piece of mind, too. How cool is that?!