Posts Tagged ‘Warners’ Stellian’

Missed last year’s ‘Cash for Appliances’?

February 23, 2011

We WERE the news for a couple days.

My appliance career peaked too early, last March to be exact.

The apex of discount appliances happened March 1, 2010 when the “Cash for Appliances” appliance rebate reservations began in MN.

The appliance stimulus, as we refer to it, promised money back on refrigerators, freezers, washers and dishwashers.

I was in heaven for that week. People got as excited about appliance deals then as we are every day here.

Many tried to take advantage of those appliance rebates, but only about 30,000 got to cash in their appliance “clunkers.” Many others were left without the appliance deal and are still waiting to replace.

Our appliance sales remained good in the months that followed, don’t get me wrong, but people still asked about the possibility of getting a big rebate for replacing an appliance. And we missed having a appliance rebate stimulus, too, frankly.

So we made our own :)

Beginning now, you can reserve a Appliance Stimulus Rebate at Warners’ Stellian, good Feb. 26 through March 6.

What’s different?

  • We decided to included non-Energy Star products so people could get rebates things like ranges/stoves, dryers, ovens and cooktops that didn’t qualify for the government appliance rebates.
  • You’re not limited to just one rebate, which means you can get up to $1,200 total in rebates. Buy a laundry pair and get rebates on both the washer and dryer (and grab an extra $50 on qualifying pairs!). You are, however, limited to one rebate per appliance category with the exception of cooking; for instance, you can get a rebate on both a cooktop and wall oven.
  • Most major brands are participating, though we can’t offer rebates on UMRP products (see store for details)
  • See more details here

You must register for a rebate online so we can e-mail you a confirmation page. Print it out and present it at any of our 7 Minnesota kitchen showrooms, and we’ll help you get a super good appliance deal on something you’re just going to love putting in your home.

Here we go again!

Meet DIY Network’s ‘Rehab Addict’ this Wednesday

February 21, 2011

Nicole Curtis works on the Lyndale House during this season of DIY Network's "Rehab Addict."

Don’t be fooled by her frame.

She might be petite, but star of DIY Network’s “Rehab Addict” Nicole Curtis shows old homes who’s boss.

Read more about the local Realtor, investor and single mom in this Sunday’s Star Tribune article ‘A Jill of all trades.

This season, Nicole Curtis takes a 1916 Arts and Crafts-style home in the Tangletown neighborhood of Minneapolis from unlivable to unbelievable (trust me, I’ve walked through it).

And this Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Warners’ Stellian Edina (across from the Galleria), she’ll use her experience fixing and selling home to teach you the best ways you can improve the resale value of your own home. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

After her presentation, you can meet Nicole and ask your own questions. We’ll also see scenes from the next week’s episode, which features Nicole appliance shopping at Warners’ Stellian.

Plus, eat well with Hors d’œuvres from D’Amico & Sons and of course, drinks too.

We’re so excited, and it’s free, so we hope you can join us!

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February 7, 2011

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And it’s so easy.

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    DIY Network ‘Rehab Addict’ Nicole Curtis talks appliances on Twin Cities Live

    February 4, 2011

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    I got to tag along yesterday as “Twin Cities Live” toured the lastest renovation project (watch the video) of Nicole Curtis, star of DIY Network’s “Rehab Addict” (watch new episodes Thursday at 9 p.m. CST).

    (Also, you can meet Nicole and hear her “5 Ways to Increase the Resale Value of your Home” at our Edina store Wednesday, Feb. 23. )

    Nicole Curtis, left, poses in her beautifully remodeled kitchen with Twin Cities Live reporter Emily Engberg.

    I couldn’t stop gushing over the way the house now looked, having toured it (kind of) almost two months ago for the appliance delivery.

    White kitchen remodel
    Built-in microwave cabinet
    Gorgeous, huh? The so-called kitchen episode of “Rehab Addict” airs March 3, but we’ll be premiering it with Nicole at our upcoming, in-store event.

    DIY Network to feature our kitchen showroom on remodel show

    December 30, 2010

    Appliance specialist Joe Warner suggested this LG gas range for Carrie and Robert, who enjoy cooking and baking.

    The DIY Network filmed again yesterday at our Warners’ Stellian Edina showroom, this time for “I Hate My Kitchen.”

    Each episode, homeowners receive smart design help to maximize their budget to make their dream kitchens a reality.

    >>See photos of the filming

    It was fun to watch the crews document the shopping experience of our customers, homeowners Carrie and Robert.

    Carrie and Robert are doing a “gut job” of the kitchen in their South Minneapolis home. (Carrie joked that she didn’t let Robert buy a snow blower last winter because she was so set on saving for their kitchen remodel!)

    First, we learn about Carrie and Robert:

    • They enjoy cooking (lots of soups!) and baking, and are ready to move from electric to gas cooking.
    • While still a good size for a South Minneapolis kitchen (the home was built in the 1920s), they still want to maximize their space.
    • The current dishwasher is too noisy and doesn’t really offer them much versatility.
    • Carrie and Robert plan on spending a good deal of time in this current house.
    • The appliances will need to complement custom cabinetry, new floors and counter tops.

    Based on what he found out from Carrie and Robert, our appliance specialist (and my brother!) Joe Warner suggested the following:

    LG 5-burner gas range in stainless steel (LRG3093ST)

    Carrie and Robert currently has an LG ceramic top electric range. They like the brand, but want the power and responsiveness of gas cooking. The four main burners offer a range of temperatures, for a low simmer at 5,000 BTUs to a power boil at 17,000 BTUs — and the burners can all be rearranged. So, Carrie can simmer two soups on the back burners while using higher heat on the front-most burners. Also, the fifth burner offers a place to heat oblong pans or place a skillet for breakfast items. The heavy-duty grates offer a continuous surface to easily move pots and pans around.

    The oven, with a gorgeous blue finish, is a big, 5.4 cu. ft. capacity, which can accommodate pretty much anything Carrie and Robert will throw at it.

    Basically, I’m super jealous.

    LG fully integrated steam dishwasher (LDF7932ST)

    At 50 decibels, it doesn’t get much quieter than this LG dishwasher. It’s so quiet, in fact, that LED lights tell you when it’s operating and when it’s not. Adjustable racks will accommodate nearly any size pot or pan Carrie and Robert throw at it, and there are even wineglass holders (which Carrie noted will get plenty of use).

    Steam bursts through hardened on messes for pots and pans, yet is gentle enough to use with those wineglasses.

    Perhaps best of all, the fully integrated finish tucks away the control panel on top of the door and the stainless interior means Carrie and Robert can enjoy the looks for a long time.

    How gorgeous is that? Robert and Carrie like this model because:

    • An automatic ice maker means Robert can retire that title from his own name :)
    • The freezer on the bottom configuration and wide, two-door refrigerator allows for plenty of eye-level fresh storage within easy reach
    • The shallow, counter top-depth maximizes the space in their 10′-12′ kitchen

    I’m so excited for Carrie and Robert to get delivery on the appliances they picked out. I’ll post pictures afterward in a couple weeks, but unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until the episode airs in September for the big reveal of their custom kitchen remodel.

    A chance to star on DIY Network

    December 9, 2010

    OK, so maybe we didn’t exactly star, but the past two mornings, Warners’ Stellian has been working with crews shooting footage that will air in two episodes of DIY Network’s “Rehab Addict,” which airs Thursday nights at 9 with new episodes beginning Jan. 20. (See our photos on Facebook.)

    Joe Warner and Nicole discuss steam laundry. It's a big deal.

    The rehab addict herself, Nicole Curtis, is fixing up a big old house in the Tangletown neighborhood of Minneapolis, for which she came and picked out some appliances at Warners’ Stellian-Edina on Tuesday.

    Nicole selected all Frigidaire appliances:

    The production crew films Dave and Brian placing the Frigidaire 36" gas range in the kitchen.

    Our crews delivered her selections Wednesday to a beautiful custom kitchen of white, solid-wood cabinetry, marble countertops, an apron front sink (etc., etc., etc.).

    Our delivery guys Dave and Brian truly enjoyed being in front of the cameras and shared some laughs with the production crew, as well.

    Nicole will be holding an educational-type event at a Warners’ Stellian showroom in the next couple months, so stand by!

    >> See more photos of our “Rehab Addict” taping

    An Extreme thank you

    November 15, 2010


    Despite an early winter storm with record-breaking snowfall of nearly 8 inches, determined deal-hunters turned out in droves to save hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars.

    Shoppers lined up Saturday before 6 a.m. — in the falling snow — drinking coffee served by president Jeff Warner and his niece Meg. After the doors opened at 7, people slapped SOLD tags on anything from a replacement microwave to a full, pro-style kitchen with steam laundry.

    Still, the weather slowed our traffic a bit from normal warehouse sale levels, which meant two things:

    1. Fewer cookies eaten by customers and more cookies eaten by those  of us working as cashiers (oops!)
    2. A bunch of discount appliances still need good homes

    Even if you were deterred by the weather (or the Vikes) and couldn’t make it out to us this time, you can still help these lonely appliances by taking advantage of the low prices on our leftover inventory. Appliances will be making their way back to our stores, especially our Minneapolis appliance outlet.

    Thanks to everyone who made this another successful sale. Everyone in our company pitched in for this, so the appreciation ran deep from our employees to our customers.

    On a personal note, I realized once again why this sale is my absolute favorite day to work all year. I met so many of our great customers, who shared their stories and excitement with me — it’s really a treat for me, so thank you :)

    Coupon deal: Extra $25 off appliance warehouse sale

    November 11, 2010

    When we price appliances at their lowest prices of the year, hundreds of those already below cost, I call that a pretty good deal.

    When we offer our Facebook fans a chance to save another $25 on top of the pretty good deal to be found at our Extreme Warehouse Sale this Saturday and Sunday, I call that impossible to pass up.

    Like us on Facebook, and you’ll find our Coupon Giveaway Event on our wall. Our fans who RSVP for that event will get a message tomorrow (Friday) with a link to a $25 coupon to print out and use on an order $500 and up either Saturday or Sunday.

    Have you been to our Extreme Warehouse Sale before?
    Do you use coupons?
    What are you looking to save big on this time?

    HOW TO: Shop the Warners’ Stellian Warehouse Sale like a pro

    November 9, 2010

    OK, so it’s now the third time I’ve used this blog, but why reinvent the wheel? These tips remain relevant for the Warners’ Stellian Extreme Warehouse Sale 2010. Measure twice and cut once, people.

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    Here are some Extreme Warehouse Sale pros, lined up before the doors open.

    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 2010 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.

    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 — and this is HUGE — measure the width of the doorways and staircases the appliance will need to travel through. Some door frames can be removed, but it’s often that someone buys a washer only to find it doesn’t fit down her narrow basement staircase.

    Know your fuel type
    This might seem obvious if you’re buying a cooking appliance like a range or cooktop (is it flat, coiled or does it have grates? Duh.). But you should double-check whether you have a gas or electric hookup when buying a dryer or oven.

    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 website 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

    744336_pick-upBring 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.

    We do everything we can to keep the warehouse safe and the process efficient for our customers. Help us out!

    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.

    Print any coupons
    Like  Warners’ Stellian on Facebook and RSVP to our Coupon Giveaway event to get a coupon good for $25 off an Extreme sale order $500 and over. We’ll also be giving away coupons on Twitter, so follow us and watch for details. .

    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.

    1139528_communicate_4Don’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
    I attack the FAQs plaguing our industry. Hard-hitting issues like, Troubleshoot (almost) any dishwasher problems and HOW TO: change a refrigerator water filter. 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!

    Warners’ Stellian Warehouse Sale Fall 2010

    November 8, 2010

    It's all hands on deck this week

    It’s most wonderful time of the year…Extreme Warehouse Sale time!

    (Normally, I wouldn’t use exclamation points in this blog, but it’s pretty much appliance Christmas right now.)

    In case you’ve never been, here are five things about the Warners’ Stellian Extreme Warehouse Sale you need to know.

    1. Thousands of deals, hundreds of appliances below cost

    We PACK the floor of our warehouse with deals — including brands that “never go on sale.” 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. Delivery is $75 to the metro area, so take your purchase with you for maximum savings (we deliver to other areas for an additional fee). Professional installation is available for built-in items.

    2. Next weekend, two days only
    Saturday, Nov. 13 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14 from 10 to 5

    3. It’s called a warehouse sale for a reason
    Because that’s the ONLY place you’ll find these deals:

    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. Last sale, we counted about 3,300 “groups” (we don’t count people individually because people usually make purchases as a family/couple). For our part, we’ll have about 120 staff on hand to help you select the right product, check out, load your purchases into your car, 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.

    Bonus: RSVP for our Coupon Giveaway on Facebook (you already “Like” us, right?) for exclusive savings.


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