The 2018 Vitamix Mother’s Day Sale is running through May 20th. Vitamix is offering discounts of $50 to $100 on almost all new machines in the US and Canada, plus $90 on one Certified Reconditioned model. Here is my advice on the best buys.
Vitamix has a confusing array of different models, and this sale applies to so many of them that it doesn’t narrow down the options too much. 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 Bluetooth connection to an app, a timer display, and automatic container detection. If that appeals to you, look at the Ascent “Smart System” line (here’s my complete Vitamix Ascent review.)
Almost all Ascent models are $70 off during the sale. (The one exception is the Black Stainless A3500, which is $100 off.)
A2300 (physical switches, no presets)
A2500 (physical switches, presets)
A3300 (touchpanel, premium dial, no presets)
A3500 (touchpanel, premium dial, presets)
If you want to save money, or if the new Ascent features don’t appeal to you, there are a number of classic models on sale. As far as pure blending performance and power go, these are no different from the more expensive Ascent models.
An interesting addition to this sale is the Reconditioned 7500 (aka Recon Next Generation) at $349.95 (U.S. only). This is the model I used until I upgraded to the A3500. “Next Generation” refers to the fact that the base was redesigned from the previous classic models, and it is slightly quieter. Vitamix is slowly phasing these models out in favor of the Ascent series, so this may be one of the last chances to get this model.
The most premium classic model is the Pro 750. If you don’t want the newfangled container detect system of the Ascent series, but otherwise want top of the line, this one is for you. If you choose the brushed stainless or copper finish, the base has a fully metal shell. This makes it more elegant, and also muffles sound a bit more. In addition to the metal shell options, the 750 comes with 5 preset modes.
The Vitamix sale is scheduled to continue through the week following Mother’s Day, with discounts expiring on May 20th. If you click through one of my links, you’ll get a free shipping promo with no order minimum.
You can also greatly reduce your up-front cost with a Vitamix payment plan. As long as you make timely payments, there are no interest or financing fees. (In case it’s not clear, they send your machine after your first payment.)
A quick note about the savings mentioned above: these are the actual savings compared to the prices directly before and after the sale. (Many retailers play misleading games with listing an elevated “suggested price” to make it look like you’re saving even more, but I don’t do that.)
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 past years are still visible. Please feel free to ask any questions below!)