Introducing Consumer Reports' Weekend Deals

Our smarter siblings over at Consumer Reports are really on top of things today: After some digging around, they’ve come up with a list of deals out there this weekend at stores like Walmart, Home Depot and Lowe’s to help you stretch your hard-earned dollars.

Walmart: Check out their Brute lawn mowers, which have improved in CR‘s latest tests, with the BTXPV22700E making the Recommended list. Sick of walking and mowing? The Weed Eater One rear-engine riding mower has dropped in price to $650. Dirty rugs get clean with the Bissell ProHeat 2X9200 8920 carpet cleaner, dubbed “good-performing” by CR, on sale for $178. If you’re in the mood to mix things up, the KitchenAid Classic White 4.5 Qt Stand Mixer K45SSWH can be yours for $181.

Lowe’s: Oooh! Power tools! Take home the Porter-Cable PCL418C-2 cordless tool kit – which includes a cordless drill, circular and reciprocating saws and work light – for $159. Valspar paint scores high with CR on both exterior and interiors, so go for Valspar DuraMax Flat, $33 a gallon. Get your grill on with free delivery of the Weber Genesis E-320, dubbed the top-rated gas grill by CR, for $700. It’s not a price cut, but free delivery on that big guy? Awesome.

Home Depot: Speaking of free shipping, snag the GE GSH25JFX[WW] side-by-side refrigerator, a “standout” according to CR, on sale for $889 and have it delivered for nada. Mowers are also going down, price-wise at Home Depot: the Honda HRX2172HXA is at $699, and Toro Recycler 20330 is going for $300. Both provide “super performance,” CR says.

Sears: It’s appliance-palooza at Sears with 15 percent off all Kenmore products and 10 percent off other appliances. Which makes it even weirder to us that the top-rated Kenmore 4027[2] washing machine, which topped CR‘s washing-machine ratings, is actually selling for $24 more than its suggester retail price. So maybe go for the Frigidaire Gallery GLTF2940F[S] washer at a sale price of $579. Doin’ the dishes with the Kenmore 1374[2] can be your reality for $595, saving you about $100.

Weekend Deals: Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Sears drop prices on some of our top-rated products [Consumer Reports]