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Hoover WindTunnel Anniversary Edition U6485-900 upright vacuum marked down to $189, with free shipping.

Cuisinart DCC-1200 12-Cup Brew Central is $65.50; a factory-reconditioned model is $52.98.

Weed Eater’s FB25 gasoline-powerd handheld leaf blower is $68.60. The handheld electric Toro 51599 is $69.97.

Olympus’ Outback 8x21 RC1 binoculars are $43.99.

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• Five Dyson vacuums are $100 off: The Dyson DC24 Ball Upright ($299), the DC14 All Floors Upright ($349), and the DC23 Motorhead Canister ($499).

• Select Whirlpool, Maytag and KitchenAid appliances are 20 percent off.

• All Energy Star-qualified appliances are 10 percent off and include free delivery and recycling.

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• On “Sears Days” (Friday and Saturday) price cuts include Craftsman tools and Kenmore appliances. Shoppers can also get a $10 off coupon on the Sears website.

• Select Kenmore Elite dishwashers and Kenmore Elite high-efficiency washers and dryers are 30 percent off.

• All Kenmore Elite freezers are 25 percent off.

• Some Kenmore, KitchenAid and Whirlpool appliances and Maytag washers and dryers have had their prices cut by 20 percent.

• Craftsman 25 cc gas blower is $89.99; a Craftsman 30-inch poly leaf rake is $14.45.


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Home Depot

• Prices have been lowered across a wide range of lawn and yard equipment, including leaf blowers and chain saws.

• All Energy Star-qualified appliances have been reduced by 10 percent, including free haulaway of old appliances.

• Select Maytag cooking appliances are reduced 15 percent and prices of some GE cooking appliances have been cut by 20 percent.

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• Online weekly specials on Bosch dishwashers, Whirlpool microwaves, Amana refrigerators, Viking stand mixers, and washers from GE and Whirlpool.

• Check the “Just reduced” page for more sales.



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Appliance discounts

Best Buy

• Free delivery and recycling for all appliances over $599.

• Discounts of 10, 15 and 20 percent for buying two, three or four major appliances.

• Some pairs of steam-equipped washing machines and dryers are 15 percent off.

• Gift cards ranging from $25 to $150 are being offered with the purchase of some Maytag appliances.


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