Vitamix Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 Deals

Vitamix Black Friday DealsVitamix Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 season has begun! Here are the exact dates of all the deals. (In spite of the strong name recognition of Black Friday sales, retailers have essentially extended holiday deal shopping to a 2-month season.)

Vitamix and Blendtec now run a series of different deals, starting in early November. The tricky part is that the deals don’t last the whole season, so you have to figure out which one is best for you, and then take advantage of it at the right time. The good news is that here I will share the full schedule, including deals for the US and Canada (I have the Vitamix schedule, but I do not yet have the Blendtec one, so I will update this page.)

Only interested in Blendtec? Skip ahead to Blendtec Deals.

There are expiration dates for the different deals, but they can sell out early, so it’s best to order as soon as the deal you want is live. Also, sometimes Vitamix revises their promotions, so if the deal you want is live, it’s best to get it right away. If you change your mind, you can get a full refund (including free return shipping) within the first 30 days.

Picking a Vitamix can be overwhelming. If you want me to to just tell you what to get, go for the Recon A2500, and buy it on Nov 23rd in Canada or Nov 26 in the US. It will be best to order in the morning on those dates, because they may sell out.

If you want to weigh all of the info, here’s the calendar (my thoughts on the different machines follow). Keep in mind that this schedule is not set in stone, so there may be changes. $ is US dollars and C$ is Canadian dollars:

Calendar

The sales usually start and stop around midnight Eastern Time. If you want to get a jump on one of the sales, start checking right after midnight Eastern. Based on past Vitamix sales, if it hasn’t gone live by 12:15 am EST, you’ll probably have to wait until sometime between 5 and 9:15 am EST. It’s likely that some of them will sell out, so getting in as early as possible is probably worth it.

Vitamix A3500Nov 2–11[expired] 

Nov 16–Dec 31[live now!]

Vitamix Pro 750Nov 23–25 USA only (Black Friday)[expired] 

Nov 23–26 Canada only[expired] 

Nov 26 USA only (Cyber Monday)[expired] 

Nov 27–Dec 22[live now!]

Dec 1–15[live now!]

Dec 9–22[live now!]

Advice about which one to get

Nearly every Vitamix option will be on sale at some point, with plenty of great deals on different models. For background, you can check out my Which Vitamix page.

Ascent?

The primary question is whether you want an Ascent machine or a Classic one. To help decide, see my Ascent Review page.

Reconditioned?

The next question is if you want to go with reconditioned or new. Reconditioned Vitamix machines offer the biggest savings, and I highly recommend them. (For more details, see my Reconditioned Vitamix page).

There are only two situations where I don’t recommend reconditioned. One is if you are buying a gift for someone who will not appreciate the value proposition. (Reconditioned machines are indistinguishable from new once they are on your counter, but their packaging materials are clearly marked as reconditioned.)

The other situation is if you don’t want to buy a second container, and the 48-oz container is ideal for you. It only comes with the new E310. The E310 won’t have the biggest savings, but it will still be a great deal, and this is the ideal machine for some people. Its narrow container handles small amounts better than the wide 64-oz containers, and its shorter height makes it handier than the narrow 64-oz containers.

Other choices

Then you’ll have to decide if you want presets, touchscreen controls, or a premium metal base (metal only available on A3500 and Pro 750). And if you are going with Classic, there’s the question of narrow vs wide container.

Top Picks

Vitamix has hinted that they will release more features/accessories for Ascent, so that may be another reason to buy into that line. The discounts on the Recon A2500 make it a great deal. If you don’t mind spending more, the A3500 is more elegant.

If you don’t want an Ascent machine, my favorite is the 7500, and the scheduled price for Nov 27th is excellent. That said you can add programs for $50 if you order the Pro 750 on the 23rd. Or, also for $50, you can add programs and presets with the 780 on the 27th. If you are super price sensitive, you can save $30 with the E320, but I would spend the $30 on the 7500’s 2-year-longer warranty and slightly quieter base.

If you get a machine with a wide container, I recommend picking up a second smaller container, which you can get at a 20% discount on Dec 1. If you get an Ascent machine, the one to get is the Self-Detect 48-oz. If you get a non-Ascent machine, I recommend the 32-oz. (The 48-oz works just as well for small amounts; it’s just a bit bulkier.)

If you want to be able to blend small amounts without ordering a second container, I recommend getting the E310 starting Nov 16th, unless you want the full 64-oz capacity in a narrow container with the Reconditioned Standard Programs on Nov 27th.

Payment Plans

You can majorly lower your upfront cost with Vitamix’s generous payment plans.

UK Deals

Recon Classic for £299

Blendtec Deals

Lowest price: Refurbished Total Blender for $279.95: Fancier touchscreen model: Refurbished 625 for $399.95:Blendtec-Designer-625Top of the line, with built-on sound enclosure: New Pro 800 for $799.95:Blendtec-professional-800-wildside

Free Shipping

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.

Happy shopping!

(Comments below include comments from past year’s sales, which were different from this year’s.)


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Vitamix Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 Deals — 83 Comments

  1. I wonder IF anybody will have any special Mother’s Day packages available? I’m so tempted by the 750 but it is a bit high next choice would be 7500.

  2. Everyone posts links to the reconditioned link for Vitamix but they all lead to the main products page and I can’t find the reconditioned page ANYWHERE! Can someone tell me why & how to I find it?
    thanks!

    • The reconditioned links don’t work if you trying to view them from a non-US IP address, and Vitamix will not send reconditioned machines outside the US. If you have access to a US shipping address you can place a phone order.

      • I just tried ordering online from the USA (I’m a visiting Canadian citizen) and even have a USA address that I can use. However during the method of payment to use my Canadian credit card – it stopped me dead in my tracks because the shipping address didn’t match my billing address. Plus there were no dropdown options for any Canadian provinces. So bummed that I cannot order a re-furbished product. Why is that the case??

        • My guess that it didn’t let your order through due to some automated fraud prevention system. Last I heard, if you have a US shipping address you can place an order on the phone, even if you have a credit card from another country. So try giving them a call (800-848-2649), and hopefully they’ll be able to take your order. Remember that you can still use my free shipping promo code on the phone, just mention code 06-007021.

          • Wow Adam you certainly are on top of things!! This website is fantastic and during the last day I have become such an informed consumer. (Even the lady at the Williams-Sonoma store was impressed by my knowledgeable answers to my research! – She even didn’t know there was more than just the Professional Line). Anyways Adam I will try calling tomorrow (tried calling today after hours) but do you know for sure if they are open tomorrow (Sunday?). Btw just to confirm I’m wishing to order a refurbished Professional 750 model – those exist yet since it’s such a new item!??

          • I don’t know if they will be open Sunday, but I’m guessing that they will be. If not, they’ll definitely be open Monday.
            The Pro 750 has been around for about 18 months, so there’s been plenty of time for reconditioning….

  3. I have read and enjoyed every post on this site. I just returned the 6300 I purchased to Costco and plan on purchasing a refurbished one from Vitamix. The question is which one. I use mine for ice cream and smoothies. I have a 5000 currently and from reading the posts I understand that the containers from the 5000 will fit on the 7500. Correct. If so, that would take care of my needing to mix small quantities. Do you know if making I ice cream in the 7500 is easier? And you believe that the power of the 5200, 6300, and 7500 to be the same ?
    Thank you for your time.

    • Yes, the 5000 containers will fit the 7500. Making ice cream in the 7500 is similar to making it in the other machines. (You still need the tamper.) The one main thing to keep in mind is that if you use the wide container the minimum amount to blend well is a bit more.
      The power of the different models is similar enough that I don’t think it makes a difference.

  4. Thank you for keeping on top of it. I hunted down the same deal from Vitamix and just took the plunge for a refurb 5200. I wanted a dry container but no can do even with the $50 off. It’s a lot of money still for us; it’s my and DH’s Krismas this year. I’m so excited. I have not been reading your blog for long, but I have to say that yours is one of the best one I’ve come across about blending. Thanks again for sharing all this info.

  5. Am I the only one who can’t get their shopping cart to work? I follow the link, click to put the item I want in the cart, and it tells me there’s been a problem and to call. Any idea what’s going on?

    • That’s weird. I would recommend clearing your cookies and trying again. (Their phone lines are probably pretty backed up right now.) I just tested and was able to get to the checkout page…

  6. Apparently just the whims of computers and the internet…I received the “something has gone wrong” message on two different computers while using Firefox. When I tried using IE I couldn’t even get to the product page for the item I wanted (I could get to the main product page, but nothing happened when I clicked on any individual product…like a void javascript or something). When I tried using Chrome, everything worked like a charm and I had my order placed within about a minute. Yea! 🙂

    So if anyone else does have this problem, try a different browser.

  7. Sadly, I missed the Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals on the VitaMix website. Do you think they’ll run another special in December? Thanks!

  8. Is it weird that I ordered on December 2 and a week later still haven’t received a shipment notification? If that’s normal it’s fine, I’m not in a big rush. It’s just that after the trouble I had getting my order placed I’m concerned something could be wrong somewhere.

    • Unless you paid extra to expedite, that is still within the normal range. Standard orders ship in 7-10 business days (as per their FAQ), so you should give it another week before starting to worry. During less busy times of the year non-expedited orders often get shipped in a week or less, but I’m not surprised that it’s taking a little longer now.

  9. I am looking into buying a vitamix 7500 reconditioned however Costco has the demo going on for the 6300 for $499 I’m trying to figure out if vitamix usually has these Black Friday deals every year because in that case I can wait, do you know if this is a year they should be having it? Thank you!

    Jeanette

    • I don’t know exactly what will happen for Black Friday, but based on the past couple years I can guess. There will probably not be any lower prices on machines than what is currently available. There may be a deal on containers. Last year you could take advantage of the container deal without buying a machine at the same time, so I don’t think there’s any reason to put off buying a machine.

      If you’re considering the 6300, do you know that the reconditioned 6300 (aka Standard Programs) is currently discounted to $349? Major savings compared to Costco.

      Vitamix does not usually run promotions on the 7500 (reconditioned or new), although they did recently reduce the reconditioned 7500 price by $20.

    • I believe you can use a payment plan for these refurbished deals. (For the Vitamix payment plan you have to call 1-800-848-2649, then please mention promotion code 06-007021 for free shipping.) The Blendtec payment plan is available from the shopping cart, and free ground shipping should be applied if you click a Blendtec link from this site. (Blendtec usually has a $275 minimum to use the payment plan, but I think they might be waiving that for these offers—I am not 100% sure though.)

  10. Hi Adam, I’m not seeing the Standard reconditioned Vitamix 5200 at $285 but at $299? Do you know if there was a change in the deal or do you need a coupon code or something? Thanks, Sarah

  11. The price I’m seeing for the refurbished Vitamix 5200 is $299. When will it be discounted to $285? I am chiefly interested in the Vitamix to make almond milk. Will this model be sufficient? Thanks for all the great advice!

  12. Hi Adam!
    Interested in a reconditioned 5200 or a reconditioned pro 750.
    What are the advantages of each and how do I do about making a purchase and getting these amazing deals shown abobe?

  13. Thanks so much for the info. I just purchased a refurb. 5200 from Vitamin and plan on getting the $50 dry container. Woohoo! I make smoothies every day pretty much for my family of 6 and my poor blender is End of Life! Looking forward to giving the VitaMix a try. If it ends up not working for me I can always return it with their fantastic return policy. I’m sure it won’t disappoint though.

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