The Most Powerful Blender You Can Buy

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If you're looking for the most powerful blender you can buy, you've found it!

The Blendtec designer 725 series pack a serious punch at 3.4 horsepower and 1725 watts of pure power. If you want something blended right, this is your best bet. When people say "restaurant quality", they are talking about a blender like this. In fact, I've worked in restaurants that didn't even have blenders this nice, and they paid a lot more for them!

This blender has a high price-tag, but don't let that deter you. I've compiled a few reasons why this blender is worth every penny:

  • This blender comes with a whopping 8 year warranty. It's nice to see a blender company stand by their products like this. Having an 8-year warranty on the most powerful blender in their line is a really nice statement. This thing is BUILT TO LAST.
  • Blendtec offers a payment plan for this blender. When checking out, you can opt to pay half now. You then pay half of the remaining amount the next month and pay the rest the month after that. This takes away some of the sting up front.
  • Pore power baby! This is the most powerful blender you can buy, so you should expect to pay a premium for it. This really is the best of the best and it shows in every facet of this blender.

Another feature is the SmartBlend technology which senses and identifies potential problems that could interfere with the perfect blend-including loading errors, overheating, or air pockets - and then tells users how to fix them.

If this blender is just simply out of your price range, I encourage you to take a look at the Blendtec refurbished classic blender for only $279.95 with free shipping! This thing still comes with a 7-year warranty, just as if you bought it brand new!

Still just a little bit out of your price range?
No problem! Check this out:

The CleanBlend 3 HP blender gets extremely high reviews on Amazon and is only $199.99. Get it here!

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the most powerful blender available I definitely encourage you to check out the most powerful blender available - the Blendtec Designer 725. With over 1700 watts of power and a reach of 3.4 horsepower, it's well worth the investment and will be an appliance that stays with you for a very long time. Buy it today, and don't forget about the payment plan option and the solid 8-year warranty!

Checks in the Mail Holiday Cash Campaign

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Checks can be expensive. They can be a hassle and a burden to have to buy, but at the same time they are pretty much a necessary evil. Unless you're my wife, in which case they are a fun time, because there's always so many cute ones to choose from! I'm paraphrasing, of course. No joke, right now our checks are old fashioned Winnie the Pooh characters. That's love right there.

Do you want to win some holiday cash? Make sure you open your Valpak envelope this month! Valpak and Checks in the Mail have teamed up to give away $100 checks in blue envelopes all over the country. Open yours today!

Ten winners will each receive $100 from Checks in the Mail. Only one winner per email address. Giveaway ends November 22, 2013. By submitting your email address you are agreeing to share that email with Checks in the Mail. Also, take 20% off check orders from Check in the Mail with code TY20!

Gift Ideas for Husband or Any Guy

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With the holidays creeping up, I figured it was a great time to create some gift guides. Coming up with these Gift Ideas for Husband or Any Guy was fun because I can honestly say that I want every single thing on this list! Hover over the images to see pricing and item information. Most of the items are from and while the prices shown were accurate at the time of this post, they could change (for better or worse!) at any time. Click the "purchase here" button to get to the store's purchase page.

Gift Ideas for Husband or Any Guy

Today's featured gift:
16 Victor Sinclair Cigars plus bonus cutter, humidor and lighter for $17.95 shipped with code STOGIE at checkout. Amazing deal!! Must be 19+ to order. Transaction is for the products listed only, you will NOT be added to a subscription list.

(Thanks for the heads up on this, Rose Knows Coupons!)

We'll break down the sections loosely based on price.
Happy shopping!

Gift Ideas for Husband Under $20

Gift Ideas for Husband Under $50

Gift Ideas for Husband Under $75

Gift Ideas for Husband Over $100

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A New Delicious Coffee Kiosk!

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Hello, my name is Zack and I am addicted to coffee. Hi, Zack! If I don't have my coffee in the morning, my day just isn't right. So when I found out about a new fantastic option to get coffee for a great low price, well of course I had to check it out! It's the Rubi coffee kiosk and one was just installed in our local grocery store! So now I can shop for my groceries and have a tasty and cheap pick-me-up in the process. Because we all know our beloved coffee shops can really make a dent in our wallets, so every once in a while it's nice to have a cheap but still great-tasting alternative!

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The #Rubi2Go coffee kiosk is super simple to use. You just put in your money (only $1.00! What a steal!) and set a cup under the dispenser, then choose your flavor with the push of a button (they even have a seasonal pumpkin spice flavor that I'm going to try next time- yum!) and the machine brews the coffee for you and voila! You're ready to start your day. It's fast, simple, cheap and delicious! All good words. Rubi uses Seattle's Best coffee made from beans that are ground right at the kiosk when you order, so it is not some vending machine fake coffe, but real ground goodness! There are also milk and sweetener options available for personalization. How cool is that?! I will absolutely be making this a regular thing, as I am a sucker for a good deal and good quality coffee. This is a beautiful marriage of both of those things.

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Breakfast of champions:
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And here it is in action. And me being a dweeb.

Want a free coffee? Text BEAN2CUP to 727272!

Which flavor would you try?
Have you seen a Rubi kiosk in your grocery store?
Are you a coffee addict, too?

Gorton’s Wicked Good Seafood Review and Giveaway!


We love fish and chips in our household. It's a meal that we like to have a few times a month, as a treat. There's just something so comforting and heartwarming about it. When we don't feel like going to a restaurant, the next best thing is surely to pull a box out of the freezer and have a meal that tastes like it's from a restaurant right in the comfort of your own home! This is where Gorton's seafood comes in. We pretty much always have a box of seafood in our freezer for a quick and delicious meal to warm the cockles of your soul. We just recently made shrimp and loved how easy they were to make (just heat them up in your oven and you're done!) and how yummy they were to eat. We are definite fans of Gorton's.

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Want to win a family trip to Boston? Participate in Gorton's "Wicked Good Seafood" Sweepstakes here! Plus, visit Gorton's website and download a coupon for $1 off two, find recipes, and explore products.

Connect with Gorton's on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Now some fun for you! We've got a GIVEAWAY for one lucky Look Before Spending reader. You can win three $2 off product coupons, 1 Gorton’s-branded ship wheel keychain, an assortment of Gorton’s recipe cards and beautiful seaside/Gorton’s postcards.
Mandatory Entry: "Like" Look Before Spending on Facebook.
Additional Entries: 1. Follow Look Before Spending on Twitter.
2. Tweet about the giveaway with @LookB4Spending and hashtag #WickedGoodSeafood (include link to tweet in a comment below!)
Example tweet (feel free to use): I just entered to win a #WickedGoodSeafood giveaway from @LookB4Spending and @GortonsSeafood! enter here:

I received free product from Gorton's, but opinions are 100% my own.