I know there was some discussion on this board very recently regarding the uses/merits of a stand mixer. Amazon's Friday Sale has a good deal you might want to check out.
Here's the price, which I cut & pasted. The link is below.
KitchenAid KSM150PSWH Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, White
List Price: $319.99
Price: $229.99 and this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. See details.
You Save: $90.00 (28%)
Mail-In Rebates: $25.00
Price After Rebates: $204.99