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. Will Canadians be able to get the discounts as well if the reconditioned 5200s are on sale? like if it is on Black Friday. Thanks!

  2. Hi and thank you for your very informative site. I think I’ve narrowed it down to ordering a reconditioned standard programs machine and you suggest waiting until Black Friday to save $50. Do you know if your link for free shipping will still work at that time? Right now, free shipping saves me $62, so that is a better deal than saving $50 but paying for shipping. Thoughts?

  3. I wanted to purchase a refurb 2 speed and an extra container. Your site directed me to a great price for the refurb but I can’t seem to get the extra container to show at $50.00 (the free shipping is working).
    Is the $50.00 extra container only for NEW and not for refurb?
    Thank you

  4. Hello,

    You mention that during Black Friday week, starting today, November 24, 2015, the Certified Reconditioned Standard Programs machine and extra container is discounted $50.00. I wanted to know, is there a promo code that you have to enter to receive the discount or will it be automatically applied once you have checked out? I recently tried adding both items to my cart but both they are not showing any discounted prices but rather full prices. Love your website, btw, it is very informative.

    Thank you for all of your help,
    Romy

    • The Reconditioned Standard Programs discount is now working. The extra container discount does not appear to be working yet, and I am trying to find out what is going on with it.

  5. FYI, it now appears as though all colors except the Brushed Stainless Steel of the Reconditioned Standard Programs Vitamix machine is $329; the Brushed Stainless Steel color is still priced at $399.

  6. Thanks—I ordered a refurbished model just now instead of having to wait until Friday—woo hoo! I even had a reminder set but now it’s already on the way.

  7. I purchased a Pro 750 a couple years ago that comes with a large 64oz wide container. But I am wanting a small wet 32 oz container now (for small quantity). Do you know the best way to get one with a (significant) discount? I also need a tamper. Would a classic tamper work on a 32oz wet container or must I get a mini tamper? Thanks!! CH

    • 32OZ Web Container used to come with a mini-Tamper. It does not appear to be part of the standard package now, which means I need to purchase that separately. Is my understanding correct?

      • The G-Series tamper from your 750 cannot be used with the 32-oz containers. (On the other hand, the tall tamper from the tall C-Series models has a taper that allows it to be used on the 32- and 48-oz containers.) The mini tamper is made for the 32-oz and 48-oz containers, and can be purchased separately.

    • I forgot to add, I do have a 32oz Dry Container and no mini-temper. The reason I think I need a 32oz Wet container is that I like to chop onions, tomatoes, vegetables in small quantity to save me time from manual chopping/dicing. If you think I could use other containers (other than 32oz wet container) to get the same result, that would save me a lot of money and time and money. Thanks!! CH

      • For chopping, the dry container is actually better than the wet one, so if that is the main thing you have in mind, the 32-oz wet container is probably not worth it. It would only be worth it if you find yourself wanting to blend smaller amounts of liquids than the wide container can do. (For small smoothies, sauces, nut butters, or sorbets.)

        • Thanks Adam. Would Dry Container still be effective at chopping/dicing tomatoes (in a small batch) since tomatoes do produce some juice once chopped/diced? Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! CH

          • The dry container will work better than the wet for chopping, even though the tomatoes will release juice. But note that since tomatoes are so soft, it’s not going to be the sort of precise dice you’d get with a knife.

        • I am thinking about using the dry container to make a small batch of salsa, which typically has tomatoes, onions, avocados, lime juice. Since pomegranate is in season (or almost post season), even some pom’s. So it doesn’t need an exact chop but it would save a lot of time on food prep manually. Would the dry container work in this application?

          • Yes, the dry container should work for that. A few tips: quarter the tomatoes, onions, and avocado before adding. Then keep the speed not too high; say speed 4 or so, and pulse it. Depending on your ingredients, for something like this you might end up wanting a mini tamper.

          • Great news and solution on saving me time and money! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks or the extra tips.

  8. I have read several comments on different web sites that the ” old ” taller containers blend better than the newer G series containers ( the one that suppose to fit under most counter tops ) any truth to this? and do you still stand by your comment that your favorite machine is still the 7500? thank you for your comments

    • There is some truth to that, which is, for small amounts the wide G-Series containers do not work as well as the narrow containers. That is why I use a 32-oz container in combination with my 7500, which gives the best of both worlds.

      If you want to be able to easily blend down to ~1 cup of liquid with minimal hassle, then you should either get a C-Series machine, or a G-Series with an extra container. If you are going to be mostly blending large amounts, the G-Series containers are great, and you don’t need a smaller container.

  9. Thank you so much for researching the special pricing and different models! I ordered my first vitamix tonight! I have been dying for either a vitamix or a blendtec for about 3 years since i started drinking green smoothies and my ninja just doesn’t get it smooth. Im so excited and getting it at a special price was awesome!

    • I do not know for sure. It’s possible that it will be sometime between 12:01 and 12:15 am EST. If it doesn’t go live then, then it will probably be sometime between 5am and 9:15am EST.

    • That Recon model is not available outside the US, so if you are in Canada, it will show as unavailable. If you have access to a US address, you can order it from the US site.

    • I am not a dealer. I’m linking Vitamix.com, and they ship directly from their factory. The Recon Pro 750 comes with a 5-year warranty, and you can use PayPal if you want. (It will show up as an option at checkout.)

    • Blending performance is the same, but the A2500 has more features. I personally don’t use most of the extra features, though I do like seeing the timer. Honestly, I could go either way.

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