This is my 100th post, and this blog just celebrated its three year anniversary! And to think I was concerned when I bought my first Vitamix that I might not get enough use to justify the cost! Here’s hoping year four of this blog is as fun as the first three!
I actually got a message on my blog today asking me what the best deal on a Vitamix currently is, and if there’s a good deal coming up at some point in the Christmas season. Before I answer that question, it’s important to be clear on what blender you want. I do also have a Blendtec Designer Series in January of last year, but this message was asking specifically about a deal on a Vitamix, so I’ll stick with that. There are a few model lines that Vitamix currently sells, and while there are a lot of ways they are rebranded and packaged, there are really three choices. I wrote a detailed post, How to choose the right Vitamix model for you, and for the sake of this post, I’m going to assume a potential blender buyer is looking at the Classic series and/or Next Generation models. (Confused? Read through the link on choosing the right model.)
Regardless of whether you are looking at the Classic series or the Next Generation models, the best deal on a Vitamix currently advertised is from Vitamix.com directly. I have posted in the past about deals at Costco and Bed Bath and Beyond coupons, and I’ve also seen some “deals” at hautelook that haven’t ever beat what you can find at Vitamix.com. The vast majority of the time, the best deal on a Vitamix is available on Vitamix.com once you know what model you want and track down the best offer.
I’ve been asked about the potential for Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday specials, and if recent years are any indication of what to expect from 2014, you won’t get a better deal on just a blender by waiting. Larger bundles have seen slight discounts and containers have seen discounts, but the various blenders themselves do not normally see a Black Friday or Cyber Monday discount. That makes sense since Vitamix’s shipping tends to get backed up as you get closer to Christmas, which is likely their busiest season.
To add to that, Vitamix is already matching the best pricing I have ever seen on their Classic model, matching their Mother’s Day pricing of only $299 for their Standard Reconditioned unit, which comes with a 5-year warranty.
Now, you can save some additional money buying from Vitamix.com directly, and that’s by using a coupon code for free shipping. Coupon code 06-006651, does give free shipping on any Vitamix blender, and that code works regardless of whether you’re ordering online or by phone. Once that free shipping is factored in, buying reconditioned models from Vitamix directly is most affordable way to buy a Vitamix, and usually means Vitamix.com is the best price on new models as well.So what are the best deals at the end of 2014? I dug through, and as of today, the best pricing on the Standard and Next Generation models are:
5200 Standard – Getting Started (New, rubber handle and Whole Foods cookbook, comes with a 7-year warranty)
TurboBlend VS (New, plastic handle, filtration bag, vegan and vegetarian cookbook, comes with a 7-year warranty)
Standard (Reconditioned, comes with a 5-year warranty)
7500 (New, comes with a 7-year warranty)
Next Generation (Reconditioned, comes with a 5-year warranty)
Find a better deal on a Vitamix blender? Have any questions? Let me know in the comments!