Starting tomorrow, Nov 2, in stores only, Aldi will be selling a hand blender set for just $20 .
There's not much info on the website in terms of wattage and all, but it looks to be similar to the cuisinart refurb that staples is selling for $30. With aldis return policy, it might be worth heading out for it.
Here's the description pulled straight from the site.
Use as stick blender or with chopping bowl or whisk
2 speed settings
Black or White
Measuring cup with dual purpose lid
Product Code: 51215
Bought this today, and it says it has 300 watts and a two year warranty. You also have 30 days to return to the store with the receipt if things don't work out.