April 2019 Update: Vitamix runs two big sales per year. One around the holidays (aka “Black Friday”), and one around Mother’s Day. The 2019 Mother’s Day Sale is live now, so check it out. Below you can see the expired deals from last year’s Black Friday sale.
Vitamix 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:
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.
Nov 16–Dec 31[expired]
- $50 to $100 off all new machines. ($100 off Black Stainless A3500, $70 off other Ascent, and $50 off everything else, including the 48-oz E310.)
- Reconditioned Next Generation Programs (Pro 750) for $299.95[out of stock]
Nov 23–26 Canada only[expired]
Nov 26 USA only (Cyber Monday)[expired]
Nov 27–Dec 22[expired]
- Reconditioned Explorian (E320) for $199.95[extra $20 discount appears in cart!]
- Reconditioned Standard Programs (Pro 500) for $249.95 (C$329.95)
- Reconditioned Next Generation (7500) for $249.95
- Reconditioned 780 for $299.95
- 20% off extra containers (except for the screw-on-blade personal cups/bowls)
- Reconditioned A2500 for $279.95 (C$379.95) [after additional $20 discount in cart!]
- Reconditioned A3500 for $379.95 (C$529.95) [after additional $20 discount in cart!]
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.
The primary question is whether you want an Ascent machine or a Classic one. To help decide, see my Ascent Review page.
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.
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.
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.
You can majorly lower your upfront cost with Vitamix’s generous payment plans.
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.)