It’s too soon to know exactly what will be offered for Black Friday 2018, but Vitamix and Blendtec put some models on sale each holiday shopping season.
I will update this page once I hear about this year’s sale, and you can see last year’s deals below. However, right now Vitamix is running a summer sale on the Recon Explorian for $219.95. That’s lower than any of the machines from last year’s Black Friday deals, so if you’re looking for a no-frills Vitamix, you might want to just pick this one up now.
Only interested in Blendtec? Skip ahead to Blendtec Deals.
This year Vitamix is discounting machines by $50 to $220 in the US and Canada. These are savings compared to the prices during the rest of the year. Some retailers play games with heavily inflating the “suggested price” well above the normal price to make it look like they have an even bigger sale, but I tell it like it is.
If all of the different models are confusing, check out my Vitamix comparison page.
Most of the Vitamix deals are scheduled to run through January 7, 2018. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell out of certain colors/models before then.
Here are my top picks:
Lowest Prices (US and Canada)
E310 for $299.95 (US only). This is the lowest price I’ve seen for a new Vitamix machine. The E310 was already at a price point $100 lower than previous comparable models. This machine is just as capable as the more expensive models. For more details, see my E310 review.
The Reconditioned Pro 500 also just came back in stock at $299.95, with limited quantities available (C$399.95 in Canada). It’s the one to get if you want the classic narrow 64-oz container, and it also comes with 3 preset modes.
UPDATE: The classic Reconditioned 5200 just came back in stock, at $259.95.
Ascent Series Savings (US and Canada)
The Ascent Series is Vitamix’s latest, and has various new technology upgrades, including digital timers, container detect, and Bluetooth connection to app. Plus, it comes with a longer 10-year warranty. Note that you can still use these machines the same way as earlier Vitamix models (there’s no need to delve into the Bluetooth capability if you don’t want to.)
All Ascent models are on sale. My personal Ascent picks are the A2300, which gets you into the Ascent line at the lowest possible price, and the A3500, which has all the premium upgrades. The intermediate A2500 and A3300 are also worthy, if you happen to like their combination of features. For more details, see my Ascent Series review.
$100 off Black Stainless A3500 (US only)
This limited-edition premium finish option usually costs more than the other finishes, but right now, it is the same price as the (also reduced) other colors of the A3500. The black stainless has a darker finish than the normal brushed stainless, but it still has a premium metal construction and a slight brushed texture. For more details, see the metal finish options sections of my Ascent review. Dec 19 update: this machine went out of stock earlier, but it just became available again.
$50 off all New Legacy Machines (US and Canada)
In many cases I think Explorian, Ascent, or Reconditioned are a better buy. However, the New Legacy machines are still perfectly good. If you want a premium machine, but don’t want Ascent, the Pro 750 is for you (the Pro 750 and A3500 are the two models that come with metal base options). The 5200 and 7500 are also still great machines. And the Personal Series is surprisingly effective, in a smaller package. You can peruse my Vitamix comparison page for more discussion. And don’t hesitate to contact me or comment below if you’re confused.
You can majorly lower your upfront cost with Vitamix’s generous payment plans.
Dry Container Deal
For C-Series and G-Series models only (not compatible with Ascent). Great price on the dry grains container for $50. Possible extra $5 off with code FIVE4U for new customers. Unfortunately there are no sales on the other containers.
Shopping for Vitamix-related gifts?
Check out my holiday gift guide.
Blendtec is running different deals by the week, and they have announced their schedule. Make sure you click through from this page to apply free shipping.
Black Friday (1 day only; expired):
$75 off orders of $300 or more (except Pro 800, Mills, and Mixers)
Cyber Monday Week (Nov 26 — Dec 1; expired):
Pro 750 & Twister Jar Bundle for $499.95 (regularly $729.90)
Dec 3 — Dec 8, (expired):
Spoonula & Spectacula Bundle for $19.95 (regularly $49.90)
Dec 10 — Dec 15 5pm MST:
Ongoing (but prices could go up at any time)
As usual, free shipping will be applied in your cart if you click any of the Vitamix or Blendtec links from this page.
Black Friday Pricing Note
One other thing to note about Vitamix Black Friday deals is that Vitamix has pricing agreements with its retailers. Probably for this reason, I have never seen a Vitamix doorbuster advertised at a brick-and-mortar store. I am less certain about Blendtec’s agreements, but Blendtec machines are not sold at many brick-and mortar stores.
(Comments below include comments from past year’s sales, which were different from this year’s.)