Vitamix’s 2021 Holiday Shopping season has begun! The sale extends beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and is scheduled to go from now through the end of the year. (If machines stay in stock!) There also are some scheduled deals for Black Friday, mainly on accessories. If you’re thinking about buying a Vitamix, this is the best time of year to do it!
Between supply chain challenges and shipping delays, it’s probably best to try to get holiday shopping done early this year.
Here’s the overview of Vitamix’s sale:
Nov 19–Dec 31 [Live Now!]
- $30 to $100 off almost all new machines. ($100 off metal A3300, $75 off A3500, $60 off the 48-oz E310, and $50 off most everything else.)
- There’s a hidden deal on the Recon V1200: add it to your cart after following that link to activate an extra $100 off.
Nov 25 6pm EST–Dec 30th 3am EST Black Friday/Cyber Monday [Live Now!]
- $50 off Vitamix ONE (note this is a smaller unit that does not work with the bigger containers and is not rated for more challenging blends like nut butters)
- $170 off Certified Reconditioned Venturist V1200: After discount price is $279.95. In addition to the full-size 64-oz container, and it also comes with the 20-oz container and small blade.
- $40 off Stainless Steel Container
- $40 off Food Processor Attachment
- Free accessory valued at $29.95 or less with purchase of Immersion Blender
Choosing which one to get
Since almost all machines are on sale, there isn’t a single deal that jumps out as best. Check out my Which Vitamix to buy page for help deciding.
The primary question is whether you want an Ascent machine or a Classic one. To help decide, see my Ascent Review page. In my opinion, the top reason to go with Ascent is if you want to be able to use the Ascent-only accessories, most notably the Food Processor Attachment.
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 is already relatively modestly priced, so the $60 off makes it 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.
This year availability is extremely limited, and many of the reconditioned models have been out of stock for many months. (I have long suspected that Vitamix sometimes sells brand new units as reconditioned as a way of having another price point, but this year’s supply chain disruptions mean they can barely keep the new units in stock.)
Then you’ll have to decide if you want presets, or a premium metal base (metal only available on A3500 and A3300).
Of all these deals on machines, I think most people should choose from the following options.
The E310 is a no-frills machine, and its container is great for blending smaller amounts, while also going up to a 48-oz capacity.
Accessories that are only available for smart models are the 8-oz mini-cup and the food processor attachment. Non-smart models can blend in the 20-oz to-go cup, but they require the bulky Personal Cup Adapter.
The metal base looks great and muffles sound a bit, making it quieter than the non-metal Vitamix machines, and these are compatible with all accessories. The only difference between these two is the presets that the A3500 has. I don’t find them very useful, but some people love them. The metal option on the A3300 usually costs extra, but during this sale it’s the same price, so I think most people will want it.
You can majorly lower your upfront cost with Vitamix’s payment plans.
As usual, free shipping on orders over $50 will be applied in your cart if you click any of the Vitamix 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.
(Comments below include comments from past years’ sales, which were different from this year’s.)