Vitamix Mother’s Day Sale 2023

Vitamix-Mother's-Day-SaleThe 2023 Vitamix Mother’s Day Sale has begun! Vitamix is offering discounts of $50 to $100 in the US and Canada, with deals on nearly every model. Here is my advice on the best buys.

Vitamix has a confusing array of different models, and since this sale applies to all of them, it doesn’t narrow down the options. (But at least you’ll save money!) As I describe on my full Vitamix comparison page, I recommend starting your model search by deciding if you want a machine with the latest features. The new features include a timer display, automatic container detection, and compatibility with new accessories like the food processor attachment. If that appeals to you, look at the Ascent “Smart System” line—here’s my complete Vitamix Ascent review. (If you order via a link on this site, Joy of Blending can get a commission. Thanks!)

Ascent Series

A2300 (physical switches, no presets)

A2500 (physical switches, presets)

A3300 (touch buttons, premium dial, metal base option)

A3500 (touch buttons, premium dial, metal base option, presets)

Classic/Explorian Series

If you want to save money, or if the new Ascent features don’t appeal to you, there are a number of other models on sale. As far as pure blending performance and power go, these are no different from the more expensive Ascent models.

The lowest-priced model is the E310. As I write in my E310 review, it comes with everything you need, and nothing you don’t. At 48-oz, its capacity is a bit less than the other (64-oz) models, but it’s big enough for most tasks, and the smaller container can be more convenient.

Meanwhile, the 5200 is the classic workhorse that Vitamix built their modern reputation on. It’s design has stayed relatively unchanged since its predecessor was released in the early 1990s. The tall, narrow container might be slightly inconvenient to store, but it allows for perfect processing of small to large volumes, which is why commercial kitchens still use it.

The “premium” classic model is the Pro 750. I think most people would be better off picking an Ascent model. (Ascent offers longer warranty, compatibility with new accessories, and blend quality with the stock container is identical.) The only reason to go with the 750 over Ascent is if you really don’t like the look of the new machines, or if you need compatibility with older containers. (Ascent models only work with current Self-Detect containers.) You can no longer get a metal 750, so that’s even more reason to go with Ascent for premium aesthetics.

Propel Series

Vitamix recently rolled out this series. Fancier than Explorian because they add preset programs and a secondary on-off switch (which lights up). Personally, I think most people should go with either the full upgrade to Ascent or save money on Explorian, but then I’ve never found the preset modes particularly helpful. Propel 510 and Propel 750 are both $50 off.


The Reconditioned V1200 and Reconditioned 750 are $150 off, after adding either to cart. The V1200 is a smart blender that comes bundled with a 20-oz blending cup.

Free Apron

With any purchase of $289.95 or more, you can get a free apron. Just add it to your cart, and apply code: APRON at checkout. (In Canada it’s free with purchase of C$389.95 or more, and there is a different code: FREEAPRON)

Final thoughts

If you click through one of my links, you’ll get a free shipping promo on orders over $50. That also helps support me. Thank you!

You can also greatly reduce your up-front cost with a payment plan. Check details linked from Vitamix product pages. (In case it’s not clear, they send your machine after your first payment.)

If you are thinking about getting a Vitamix, don’t miss out on this sale!

If you are struggling with the myriad options, I am happy to answer questions.

(This page is updated from the previous year’s Mother’s Day Sale, so comments from past years are still visible. Please feel free to ask any questions below!)

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Vitamix Mother’s Day Sale 2023 — 26 Comments

  1. I followed the link for the mothers day sale as I am interested in the 750, however the price doesn’t reflect any savings at all and I am in the US.

    • You’re right that the 750 is in a different situation than the reconditioned units that are part of this sale. The reconditioned units have a temporary price reduction. However, Vitamix just started offering the Pro 750 in black and red, which are $50 less than the stainless finish that used to be the only option. The 750 pricing will probably continue past Mother’s day, but I still thought it was worth pointing out because if you don’t need the stainless it is effectively a price drop.

  2. Thanks Adam, appreciate your quick response. We are still debating between the 750 w/presets and the 7500. Our experience is with a competitor where the presets actually change the speed up and down according to what you are making. From what I have read, these presets only time how long it runs… making the price difference questionable.

    • Are you referring to Blendtec? Because their presets are similar in that they cycle through a programmed set of speeds. Neither Blendtec nor Vitamix presets are sensitive to what is being blended beyond your selection of which preset to use. But remember that the presets are more sophisticated than just turning the machine on and off – they do go through different speeds.

      • Yes, was referring to the Blentech. It cycles up and down when using a pre-set. I had heard all the vitamix does it time the cycle. Thanks for clarifying that the vitamix also does the same.

    • The way it should work is the cart will still show the estimated shipping charge, but after applying the code there will be an added line that subtracts off the shipping charge. Please double check for that extra line. If it’s not there, please try to re-apply the code, and if that does not work, try a different browser if possible. I just checked to see if it is working, and the free shipping appeared properly. Please let me know if you continue to have problems because we should be able to get it to work.

  3. Thanks for the detailed reviews and the breakdown of discounts. I’m leaning towards the 7500 (I like the reduced noise). I am concerned by a review which complains (with pictures) of moisture collecting in the inaccessible area under the blade “between the drive gear and the jar”. Is this something you have experienced, or does your jar dry out completely if you leave it unused a few days? Vitamin customer support has apparently said this is common across all jar types, but the reviewer did not experience it with the 5200 model/narrow jar. Thanks for your advice!

    • I did have that happen once, but it was with a 32-oz container, and Vitamix replaced it for free.

      It is not more likely to happen with one container type than another. It shouldn’t happen; if it does, it means there is a slight leak. (It can also be promoted by putting a container in the dishwasher, which you shouldn’t do.)

      If it happens within the warranty period, Vitamix will likely replace the container. If it happens outside of warranty, you can probably fix it yourself by unscrewing the retainer nut, drying it, then screwing it on tight enough. Vitamix prefers to avoid having people screw on the retainer nut themselves though, because if it’s too loose it leaks, and it is possible to over-tighten it.

      Long story short, that one reviewer’s experience shouldn’t influence your buying decision.

  4. I too am excited by the Pro 200 with Compact Container. The lower profile looks adorable.
    Currently stuck between Pro 200 vs. Total Nutrition Centre 3. Is there a big difference between the two? Others have said that TNC3 is less noisy than TNC (but I think the only difference is the preset).

    When making smoothies, would the smaller 48-oz be a lot more difficult to use than a taller, larger 64oz?

    Thanks for your detailed blog!

    • You are right that the only significant difference between the Pro 200 and TNC3 is that the TNC3 has the 3 preset modes. Under normal use, the TNC3 is not less noisy. (If you run them empty at maximum speed, the TNC3 is quieter because it has a speed limiter, that slows it down a bit. But if you’re blending anything, the speed and the noise will be the same.)

      The 48-oz container is not any harder to use than the tall 64-oz container. (That is, unless you are trying to blend more than 48 oz at once….) If anything, the 48-oz container is a little easier in terms of scraping things out because it’s easier to reach the bottom, though that’s only necessary when making thicker blends.

      • in the canadian website, the 7500 is $589.00, which is only $90CAD more than the Pro 200 with the 48-oz container.
        Since I am now content with either a 48 or 64 oz container, the main difference comes down to noise.
        Is the noise significant to warrant a $90? You use a 7500 on a regular basis, was it worth the upgrade from the 5200 / first generation?


        • The noise difference is small—they’re both loud, but not deafening. I like the 7500, but I wouldn’t be as happy with it if I didn’t also have the 32-oz container for when I want to blend smaller amounts. Given the choice I would pick the 7500 plus 32-oz container, but if I weren’t running this site, I’d probably still be happily using my classic machine. Whether it’s worth the extra cost is really a personal question, with a different answer for everyone.

  5. Thanks for the info. I’ve wanted a Vitamix for a long time and lucked into your website and the Mother’s Day sale. Just bought a Certified Reconditioned Standard Programs – Red. Wooohoo, can’t wait!

  6. I cannot believe your website exists! It has answered most of my questions about the myriad of choices Vitamix offers. Do you know if you buy a reconditioned unit if you can buy the extended warranty after the initial purchase – or is it a “now or never” kind of thing?

    • I’m so glad to hear my site has been helpful!

      Vitamix’s policy used to be (and probably still is) that you can purchase the extended warranty anytime within the initial warranty period, but it would be $120 instead of the $75 at time of machine purchase.
      I haven’t checked Vitamix’s policy on this recently though, and so the only way to be 100% sure would be to call them at 800-848-2649.

      • OK, I just confirmed, and here is their current policy: you can purchase the 3-year extension for $75 if you get it within the first 30 days of ordering your machine. After that, it goes up to $120, and you can buy it any time within the original warranty period.

  7. Hi, I also need help in understanding how helpful are the preset menus. Is it possible for me to create the same soups without preset menus?

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