I've wanted a blender for a while now, Jaron has a little hand-held one, but it's just not the same. The problem was that I'm too cheap and too picky. I wanted a nice glass one, but I didn't want to pay more than $30. This is where NPS comes in, our secret discount lottery. Depending on the day you can find anything from basketballs ($.50) to hotdogs ($.10 a pack). We found the most beautiful 500 watt glass pitcher blender for $24! It makes the most delicious strawberry banana smoothies ever!! I'm so happy with our discount find!