The Mother’s Day sale is over, but there are still discounts on specific models (as good as the Mother’s Day sale!). The current list is on my Vitamix promotion code page.
And the Certified Reconditioned offerings are always a good deal.
Here is my advice on the best buys of the 2016 Vitamix Mother’s Day Sale. Starting today and running through
Mother’s Day, May 8th[extended to May 15th], Vitamix is offering savings of $50 to $90 across their full range of models. I have been watching Vitamix sales over the past four years, and this is the most extensive one to date. Whether you want a top-of-the-line 780, the lowest possible price on a Certified Reconditioned unit, or something in between, this sale has something for you. The sale pricing is also compatible with the 06-007021 free shipping promotion code.
Vitamix is discounting an unprecedented number of machines: 17 different models are on sale! (12 in Canada). Below, I will share my thoughts on the various deals. You might want to check out the model selection tool over on my Vitamix comparison page to help decide what kind of machine you want. Alternatively, you can view Vitamix’s Mother’s Day recommendations.
Vitamix recently rolled out some new Easy Pay options with favorable terms, so keep an eye out for them as you’re shopping on Vitamix.com and Vitamix.ca. (Ad-block software may prevent them from displaying, so double-check that if you don’t see the Easy Pay offers.)
A quick note about the savings indicated below: these are the actual savings compared to the prices directly before and after the sale. Many retailers play games with listing an elevated MSRP to make it look like you’re saving even more, but I don’t like those shenanigans.
Canadian dollar savings with links to that model on Vitamix.ca are indicated in parenthesis, when available. Since only the Standard models are available reconditioned in Canada, this sale is particularly welcome for Canadians looking to save on one of the other models.
These first three models are not available reconditioned, so that makes the savings on new machines more significant:
$719$649: Fanciest Vitamix with light-up LED touch screen, 5 preset modes, pulse and variable speed control, and 64-oz low profile container ( C$879C$799). The heavy-duty front panel muffles motor noise, making the 780 the quietest Vitamix. For more details, see my 780 review.
Pro 750 Heritage
$599$549: Newly-released metal base is more durable, more elegant, and muffles sound a bit better than original Pro 750 ( C$759C$699). This makes it $20 less than the slightly inferior Reconditioned Original Pro 750 with brushed stainless finish! Premium Copper finish is $659$599. 5 presets, pulse and variable speed, 64-oz low-profile container. This is the one to get if you want top of the line, but prefer knobs and switches to touch-screen control.
I am particularly excited about the savings on the Pro 200 with Compact Container
$479$389 ( C$559C$499). Usually there is no way to save money on this model. (Vitamix does not sell it reconditioned.) This is the perfect machine for certain buyers: if you want the full power of a full-size Vitamix, but can make do with a 48-oz capacity instead of 64-oz, the 48-oz container is really handy. It fits under standard kitchen cabinets while on the base. It also avoids a minor drawback of the wide “low profile” G-Series containers, which is that those containers don’t do as well with small volumes of under 2 cups. If you regularly blend small amounts, it is nice to have a narrow container. With a wide G-Series model, you can get a second container, but if the 48-oz compact container provides enough volume, there is no need to get a second container.
The Pro 200 with compact container is only available in red. If you want black or white, you’ll have to pay $10 more for the equivalent 5200 with Compact Container.
Certified Reconditioned Programs
$379$299 (aka Pro 500) for all colors except brushed stainless. This model usually sells for $559 new, so this is a huge savings, which makes it the one to get if price is a significant concern. As an added bonus, during the sale you will get a free bottle as well, which should automatically show up in your cart when you add the Reconditioned Programs machine.
$529$479: Next Generation G-Series with no presets ( C$639C$589). This is the one I have on my counter, along with a spare 32-oz container. You can get this one reconditioned, although with this sale, reconditioned is only $30 less for black or red, $50 less for white. Buying new gets you 7 years of warranty instead of 5 for reconditioned.
$479$389: Classic with tall 64-oz container, equivalent to 5200 ( C$579$C519). Buy this one if you want the lowest possible price on a fully functional non-reconditioned model. The only way to go lower is to forgo variable speed (which I generally do not recommend), or to get a less powerful S-Series model.
5200 Deluxe Package with 3 containers
$649$499: Classic with tall 64-oz container, short 32-oz container, and dry blade container, plus Vitamix spatulas and cutting boards ( C$849$789). This is the biggest savings of the sale, and if you want all the containers, it is an excellent deal. ($150 discount is on black color only, other colors are $50 off. This extra discount may have been unintentional, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this price goes up before May 8th—don’t dawdle if you want this one!).
$449$399: Classic, comes with vegetarian/raw/vegan cookbook and filtration bag.
TurboBlend Two Speed
$399$349: Classic with no variable speed, just high-low. I generally don’t recommend this model because the lack of variable speed makes it less versatile. With these sale prices, variable speed is just $40 more. That said, if you will only make smoothies and smooth soups, there is no need for variable speed. Variable speed is useful for when you want intermediate textures, like for a salsa or pesto.
This is an exceptional Vitamix sale. Previous Mother’s Day sales had modest savings on only a few models, or discounted accessories. The other big Vitamix sale is Black Friday, but this beats past Black Friday deals as well. 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. I also highly recommend playing with the model selection tool on my Vitamix comparison page.
(This page is updated from the previous year’s Mother’s Day Sale, so comments from last year are still visible. Please feel free to ask any questions below!)