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May 2017

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Time For a New Backyard Grill?

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Grilling season is here! Barring some unexpectedly fickle late-spring weather, this Memorial Day weekend will mark the start of outdoor cooking season for countless BBQ aficionados across the country. If you’ve been putting off getting a new grill, there’s no better time to do it than right now! Not sure what kind of grill you want, or just need some general help buying a new grill? Check out our grill buying guide…

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Storing Wine and the Importance of a Wine Refrigerator

A Wine Refrigerator is a must for the serious wine enthusiast. Not only can fine wine be a significant investment, it requires care and attention to some basic details: the three most important factors to consider in wine storage are temperature, light, and humidity. So celebrate #NationalWineDay with us and learn some useful facts while you’re at it. Alright, let’s get started!…

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Abt Exclusive Recipes

Abt-solutely Delicious: S’mores Cookies

One of the great joys of summer backyard living is sitting out around the firepit and roasting some after-dinner s’mores. But if you’re an apartment-dweller who can’t just build a fire on your patio, or you’re simply uncomfortable around an open fire, you can still enjoy the warm, gooey goodness of melted marshmallows and chocolate with this easy-to-make recipe. These S’mores Cookies are filled with the same great tastes as the traditional…

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Shop the Abt Memorial Day Sale

The unofficial start to summer is this weekend, which means the Abt Memorial Day Sale is here. All week long, you’ll have the chance to save up to an additional $100 on your order. Click on the banner below to your promo code that will give you an extra $50 off of your order of $500+, or $100 on orders of $1000 or more. You’ll get the year’s lowest prices on thousands of…

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Meet Lincoln, Abt Employee and Extraordinary Angler

Normally, electricity and water don’t mix, but that’s not the case for Abt employee Lincoln Buchanan. Lincoln is one of our in-house electricians, who has also been making a name for himself as a fishing guide in the nearby Chain O’ Lakes. During the day, you’ll find him installing lighting fixtures in a new store display, or up on the roof making sure our solar panel array is operating optimally. But on…

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Dyson Air Aware Event

Last week we discussed some of the ways that technology can help make your home a safe haven in the battle against seasonal allergies. While we all like to think that our home’s atmosphere is perfectly healthy, some EPA studies show it can be up to 5x worse than the air outdoors, because the air in a closed house doesn’t get recirculated and naturally cleaned. One method to deal with that is to use a HEPA…

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Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

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If you’re one of the nearly 20% of shoppers who wait until the final 48 hours before Mother’s Day to find the perfect gift for Mom, you might be panicking right now. And if you don’t even have any ideas for a Mother’s Day gift, you might be in real trouble. The good news is that we’ve got you covered on both counts. Here are a few ideas of our favorite last-minute Mother’s…

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Abt Exclusive Technology News

ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom Now Available for Pre-Order

Announced at this year’s CES, the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is now available to pre-order. We got an early look at it while at CES, learning about its high-tech camera and some other features. It’s now officially been announced for pre-order, with some surprises like a larger-than-average battery and a lower-than-expected price tag. Let’s take a look at some of the features of the new ZenFone 3 Zoom. As we learned at…

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Five Ways to Fight Allergies This Spring

For people who spend the winter getting stir crazy and missing the sun, the arrival of spring is one of the most enjoyable times of the year. But for allergy sufferers, the change of seasons is much less fun. And until modern science figures out a way to cure seasonal allergies, there’s not much that those who are plagued by the itchy eyes and stuffed nose can do but take steps to…

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Abt Exclusive Contests Outdoor

Win this Chicago Cubs Weber Q Portable Grill!

Two of the best things about summer in Chicago are baseball and cooking outdoors, and this portable grill from Weber brings them together. Equally at home on your balcony or a party on the beach,  the Weber Q 1200 is easily portable, yet can quickly cook up a dozen burgers. Plus, it’s emblazoned with the logo of our hometown heroes, the Chicago Cubs. But best of all, it’s yours to win. Click…

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