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Sample and save at this weekend’s Grill Expo

May 17, 2013

Our tastiest event of the year happens this weekend – the Warner Stellian Grill Expo!

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This Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at all Warners’ Stellian Appliance stores (except Minneapolis Outlet), you can see ­– and taste –­ the difference among the latest models of quality gas, charcoal and smoker grills during grilling
demonstrations by experts on top brands, like Weber GrillHolland GrillVermont Castings and DCS Outdoor.

So what’s new in grills? Japanese Kamado-style smoker grills like the Big Green Egg and the Primo Grill have soared in popularity. This ceramic charcoal barbecue and smoker can reach extremely high temperatures (past 700 degrees) to quickly fire a Neapolitan pizza, but allow total control — maintaining accuracy within a few degrees. They can cook a hotdog in four minutes or smoke a brisket low and slow overnight.

Like we’ve seen with ranges, gas grills are becoming bigger, more powerful and more feature-heavy (i.e. built-in rotisseries, side burners, sear burners and sleek stainless steel styling).

Warners’ Stellian will have discounts on all grills, plus free assembly and delivery on grills priced $499 and up. Better yet, buy a grill $599 and get 3 certificates for free products from No Name Premium Meats & Seafood.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Sunday, May 19 from noon to 4 p.m.

4 days left to get up to $1,700 in Appliance Stimulus rebates

February 28, 2013

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The Appliance Stimulus is back, at Warners’ Stellian through Sunday, March 3

Warners’ Stellian re-created the government’s Cash for Clunkers-style appliance rebate program that was so popular, it crashed the state’s website a few years ago. Not everyone got to take advantage of the limited rebates, and customer requests for similar savings was huge.

Plus, many needed new dryers, microwaves and ranges, which were excluded from the government’s program. Our event has become wildly popular, so we’ve made it an annual mainstay and continue to make it bigger each year.

Like the state’s program in 2010, rebates must be reserved online at warnersstellian.com. Participants may receive up to $1,700 in rebates total but will receive at least $100 in many cases per appliance.

Sample rebates include:

$150 rebate on a refrigerator that costs between $1,000 and $1,4999
$100 rebate on a dishwasher that costs between $499 and $999
$200 for a cooking appliance which costs between $1500 and $2499.99

$50 for a freezer which costs between $299 and $499
$50 for a vacuum which costs more than $328

Rebate total details

Dishwasher (limit 1):

  • $499 to $999.99 – $100 rebate
  • $1000 and up – $150 rebate

Cooking – Ranges, cooktops, ovens, microwaves, etc. (limit 2)

  • $699 to $999.99 – $100 rebate
  • $1000 to $1499.99 – $150 rebate
  • $1500 to $2499.99 – $200 rebate
  • $1500 to $2499.99 – $300 rebate
  • $2500 and up –  $300 rebate

Refrigerator (limit 1):

  • $699 to $999.99 – $100 rebate
  • $1000 to $1499.99 – $150 rebate
  • $1500 to $2499.99 – $200 rebate
  • $2500 and up – $300 rebate

Washer and/or Dryer (limit 1 washer and dryer):

  • $499 to $999.99 each – washer $50 rebate, dryer $50 or $150 for a qualified laundry pair
  • $1000 and up each – washer $100 rebate, dryer $100 rebate or $300 total for a qualified laundry pair

Freezer (limit 1):

  • $399-599.99 – $50 rebate
  • $600 and up – $100 rebate

Vacuum (limit 1)

  • $329 and up – $50 rebate

Water Softeners and Water Heaters (limit 1; can be combined with utility rebates for even greater savings; check with your provider)

  • $499 to $1399.99 – $50 rebate
  • $1400 & up – $200 rebate

Participating brands we are advertising: Bosch, Electrolux, Samsung, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, GE, LG, Bertazzoni, Liebherr, Capital, ULine, Asko, Speed Queen, Panasonic, Dyson, Blomberg and more.

Beyond the Stimulus rebate savings, there will be deep discounts on all categories of appliances. A few examples:

  • Frigidaire front load laundry pair for only $899 (regularly $1399)
  • KitchenAid stainless steel dishwasher for just $599 (regularly price of $999.99)
  • Save $1000 on a 4-piece stainless steel kitchen package (fridge, range, dishwasher, microwave) from GE Profile, now just $4249

Aggressive discounts on kitchen packages hope to encourage consumers to replace their existing refrigerators, ranges, microwaves and dishwashers all at once. For example, shoppers can get $1000 savings on a GE Profile stainless steel kitchen package, making it just $4249.

Plus, 18 months special financing available. And as always, local delivery (including free-standing appliance installation) and appliance recycling are free on orders $499 and above.

WHEN:  Now through Sunday, March 3. Customers can reserve their rebate online  

WHERE:  Eight Warners’ Stellian locations, including our:

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Why we’re not open on Thanksgiving

November 16, 2012

Listen to Jeff Warner explain why we’re closed on Thanksgiving, by Jeff Warner.

 

HOW TO: shop the Warner Stellian Warehouse Sale 2012

October 25, 2012

What is it with us Midwesterners and our deal-bragging? You know: upon receiving a compliment we gloat about the gasp-worthy low price we got it for, unsolicited. Perhaps it’s because we fancy ourselves pro deal hunters.

But our Extreme Warehouse Sale this Saturday and Sunday is no Macy’s clearance rack. I’m talkin’ big-ticket items at huge discounts: you need to prepare a bit. The savings are so hot, all sales are final.

Luckily for you, I’ve compiled the secrets of the pros — tips that will prepare any appliance rookie for the big league.

Here are some Extreme Sale pros, lined up before the sale.

Before the sale

Don’t be a fool; Use this tool.

Measure your space
Don’t learn the hard way: there is no “standard” in appliance sizes. Use a measuring tape on the available space — not the existing appliance — and write down dimensions to bring to the sale.

Also, measure the width of the doorways and staircases the appliance will need to travel through.

Know your fuel type
You’ll need to know whether you have a gas or electric hookup when buying a dryer, a range or a cooktop.

Consider your hinges
For example, some refrigerators on sale will be left hinge only. Wouldn’t it be terrible to find a great deal on a fridge only to get it home and not be able to open it? Also know what side you want the hinges on a front-load washer and any type of dryer, in case there’s an option.

Do some research
We’ll have more than 2,000 appliances available at the start of the sale, so have something in mind to avoid frustration. The best tip? Know what you like and don’t like about your existing model. Check out our Web site for more ideas on what features are important to you.

Get preapproved
You MUST pay for your purchase at the time of sale, though we certainly have financing options to help you pay. Save time by getting approved online at home. Just make sure to bring in your approval slip with your new account number for our files.

Also, even if you’re financing the purchase, you must pay the sales tax at the time of sale.

The day of the sale

Bring a hauling vehicle
Usually, we offer free delivery on purchases $499 and above, but this sale is anything but usual. Our warehouse is full of products, so we encourage customers to take their purchases with them the day of the sale. We’ll help you load it up and everything.

If you do choose to have it delivered, it’s $75 and you must take delivery within 14 days.

Know your schedule
We’ll arrange for delivery and any installation for built-in appliances (available for additional charges) at the time of sale. We’ll call you the day before the delivery with an AM/PM estimate and our crew can call you before they arrive if you need to meet them at your house.

Pack a stroller
Our warehouse is a warehouse. It’s clean and safe, but it’s also big and crowded and without a play area. Strollers work well to keep small children nearby when you’re shopping the selection.

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After the sale

Receive delivery/install time estimate
You’ll receive a call with an AM/PM estimate the day before your scheduled delivery and/or install.

Apply for rebates
You could qualify for even more savings by rebate. Once you receive your product, you can fill in the serial number (the delivery crew can help you locate this) on your rebate forms and submit them promptly, as they expire.

Don’t waste your investment because you lack product knowledge.

Read your manual
Knowing your new product can help you save time and improve the quality of your cooking and cleaning. Stow it somewhere memorable to refer to for troubleshooting and general operation questions.

Don’t ignore accessories

If you get a dishwasher, buy rinse aid to help dry your dishes. If you buy a smooth-top electric range, you’ll want cooktop cleaner to keep it looking new. The water filter in your fridge will need to be replaced every six to 12 months. And please, for the sake of your breathing, don’t overstuff your vacuum bags!

Visit my blog
Every Wednesday, I attack the FAQs plaguing our industry. Hard-hitting questions like, “Why is my washer smelly?” and “How do I clean stainless steel?” It’s also an easy way to reach me if you need help. Plus, you’ll be the first to know about the next Extreme Sale!

5 things you need to know about the Warner Stellian Warehouse Sale 2012

October 23, 2012

1. Thousands of deals, hundreds of appliances below cost

Warner Stellian Appliance PACKS the floor of our appliance warehouse with over 2,500 deals — hundreds of those at or below cost — including brands that “never go on sale.”

You’ll find floor models, discontinued models, scratch and dent appliances — you name it. But, all items come with full factory warranty. Usually we deliver for free with purchases $499 and up, but this isn’t your usual appliance purchase. So, delivery is $75 to the metro area (outside areas are additional). Take your purchase with you for maximum savings. Professional installation is available for built-in items.

2. This weekend…only!
No pre-shopping nor post-shopping. We open the doors this Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 a.m. and keep chugging till 5:30 p.m. taking a quick break to prepare for our Sunday sale on Oct. 28 from 11 to 5.

3. It’s called a warehouse sale for a reason
We hold it in our warehouse — which is actually quite roomy and clean — because none of our other stores could accommodate the volume we do this weekend. So don’t expect to find the sale at our stores. Instead, navigate to Warners’ Stellian’s St. Paul Warehouse, approximately 1 mile north of 94 off Dale Street

4. You’re in good company
Each Extreme Warehouse Sale, we get thousands of people through our doors. Approximate 3,500 “groups” (we don’t count people individually because people usually make purchases as a family/couple) receive assistance from our 120 or so staff on hand to select the right product, check out, load your purchases into cars, etc.

5. No other sale like it 
We prepare half the year for this sale, and it’s been so successful that manufacturers have gotten behind it and helped us offer deals worth getting excited about. The offers are hot because we not only offer closeout appliances, floor models, scratch and dent items and discontinued models, we now make special buys specifically for the sale — some even new, in-the-box. This year, we’re offering our largest-ever selection of professional cooking and refrigeration appliances, too!

Want to see what some of those special buys are? We offer no sneak peaks of the warehouse — no exceptions — but we always share a few featured items we’ve bought special for this year’s sale.

Sign up for our email list and we’ll send that selection directly to your inbox on Wednesday. 

Don’t miss our featured appliance deals for the Warner Stellian Warehouse Sale this weekend

October 22, 2012

Usually Warner Stellian Appliance holds its Extreme Warehouse Sale the second weekend of November, but this year, we were so excited we couldn’t wait any longer.

We moved it up to the last weekend of October, which is this Saturday and Sunday.

When and where is it?

Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7-5:30
Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11-5

Warner Stellian’s St. Paul Warehouse
550 Atwater Circle
1 mile north of I-94 and Dale at Topping Street

What’s on sale?

Well, we can’t tell you that — it would ruin the surprise for everyone. BUT we will share a selection of featured products that will be on hand, while supplies last, via email on Wednesday.

Join our email list and you’ll get to check out these special purchases we’ve made for the sale.

Do NOT call trying to find out specific models and prices of what’s in the warehouse. Most of us don’t know. Those who do won’t tell you. It’s only fair to all our shoppers.

Like we do every year, we’ll have hundreds of deeply discounted appliances in every category and major brand. Plus, all the specialty items such as high-quality vacuums, wine and beverage refrigeration and grills.

But this year, the rumor is we’ll have our largest-ever selection of professional cooking appliances and built-in refrigeration. So, here’s your chance to step up to that high-end range you always dreamed of and still be able to afford the food you want to cook on it.

See you this weekend!

Come play cards with the Maytag Repairman

October 10, 2012

Because he has absolutely nothing else to do, the Maytag Repairman is visiting a couple Warner Stellian Appliance stores this Thursday, Oct. 11.

The iconic figure has been biding his time since 1967 (see ), though he looks a little different these days: younger, more technologically inclined as Maytag adds innovation to its reputation as dependable. (i.e. my Maytag refrigerator exceeds federal energy standards by 30%, putting it in the Tier 3 category of CEE ratings.)

But he’s still absolutely available. So cards it is.

His likely adept skills at solitaire won’t necessarily translate to Go Fish. So come try your hand and give him some company.

If cards aren’t your thing, we’ll take your picture and get you an autograph.

Thursday, We’ll be at our Edina appliance store, 3533 W. 70th St. (across from the Galleria) from 9-10 a.m.

Then we’ll hop over to our Falcon Heights/Roseville/St. Paul appliance store (so amazing it has three names around here), 1711 N. Snelling St. (two blocks north of the State Fairgrounds), from 11-noon.

Hope to see you there.

Tour the beautiful homes of Summit Hill

September 4, 2012

I think a lot of us, especially those who grew up near St. Paul, went (or still go!) to “see the houses on Summit.” Just driving by these beautiful, storied mansions imparts such a feeling of awe and wonder (especially about what’s inside, right?).

Well, every two years, the Summit Hill Association offers you the chance to indulge your curiosities and — for one day — peek into the history of its popular neighborhood during the Summit Hill House Tour. This year’s tour is this Sunday, Sept. 9 from noon to 6 p.m.

Again this year, Warner Stellian is the proud presenting sponsor of the self-guided tour, which includes about 12 private home interiors. Residents of Summit Hill have been our loyal customers for years, and we’ve enjoyed outfitting their homes with the finest appliances as well.

We hope you can join us, either by buying a ticket and going on the tour or by signing up to volunteer (then your ticket is free and you get to come to the afterparty!).

The history of the tour, from its website:

Since it began in 1972, the Summit Hill House Tour has been a hit for Twin Cities’ folks and those far beyond the metro area. In fact, it is one of the most popular historic house tours in the nation. This biennial event (every even year) is the major fund-raiser for the Summit Hill Association (SHA) that supports every program or event sponsored by SHA. The programs and events include — communications (newsletter and website), promotion and recruitment of citizen volunteers, crime prevention block and building clubs organizing, neighborhood review of zoning applications, annual clean-up drives, park and Grand Avenue  “greening” beautification efforts, recycling, traffic calming and much more!

Hear Jeff Warner talk about his love for the tour:

Warners’ Stellian is Proud Title Sponsor of the Summit Hill House Tour

Warners’ Stellian Appliance store in Coon Rapids NOW OPEN

August 27, 2012

After years of serving Anoka County customers from our stores miles away, Warner Stellian is excited to announce that we decided to move a lot closer to our customers in the North Metro.

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Browse all categories of kitchen and home appliances in our beautiful new 10,000-square-foot showroom in Coon Rapids.

On Friday, we opened our eighth appliance store — in Coon Rapids off Highway 10 and Round Lake, across the highway from Riverdale. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable appliance specialists are eager to help you choose from among 50 brands, including major brands like Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Maytag, LG, GE, Samsung, Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid and high-end brands like Electrolux, Jenn-Air, Sub-Zero, Wolf, Viking, Thermador, Bosch and Asko.

Our wide selection allows us to really match any customer to the perfect appliance for her lifestyle and budget. Plus, we offer the same free local delivery and appliance recycling by our professional service crews that you can trust in your home (free delivery applies to orders $499 and up).

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Find Warners’ Stellian Appliance in Coon Rapids just off Highway 10 in the NE corner of Round Lake Boulevard (next to Davanni’s).

Our address is 3436 129th Ave. NE, Coon Rapids, MN 55448. We’re open everyday, but you can also call 763-421-5720 to make an appointment.

We’re still finishing the final touches on our store displays, but veteran Appliance Specialists like store manager, Jeff Warner Jr., bring much expertise to our shiny new space.

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Jeff Warner, Jr., a third-generation Warner who’s been with the company over 10 years, manages the Coon Rapids appliance store.

Please stop in and see us. We’re planning our official Grand Opening celebrations for early October, but we’re excited to join the Coon Rapids/Anoka County community and become the area’s No. 1 choice for appliances.

I hope to post more photos soon, but in the meantime, see it for yourselves!

Bringing your family to work

May 3, 2012

Last week was this year’s national Take Your Child to Work Day. Or as my dad and I call it, “Thursday.”

Warner Stellian is not only a family-owned business, but we employ Warner fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, cousins, nieces and nephews…you name it! (In fact, we’re proud recipients of the 2012 St. Thomas University Entrepreneur Awards Family Business of the Year).

But we’re really proud of the fact that some of our longtime employees also bring their children and family members on to get jobs here.

You can see we truly value the importance of family, which is why we were so excited when our staff participate in Take Your Kids to Work Day.

Our five guests — Leeah, Jordan, Preston, Addy, and Jessica — toured our office and appliance warehouse, participated in a mock interview, visited our Woodbury appliance store, watched our Styrofoam compacter in action, learned how we design our advertisements and rode in a delivery truck and a forklift, which was the crowd favorite.

We look forward to having them every year and who knows? Maybe we’ll be working with them in the future.


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