Hunting for Black Friday specials on a Vitamix

Update (11/28/2014):  This year Vitamix has excellent promotional pricing on most of their Certified Reconditioned Standard available as of this update.  My post with more details is here.

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I like window shopping.  Or, more accurately, I should say I like hunting for deals on the web.  When i bought my Vitamix 5200, it was only after multiple days of making sure I tracked down the best possible deal.  I cannot say the same for the 7500 I just bought, and with all the Black Friday deals going on, I decided to go hunting for Black Friday blender and, more specifically, Vitamix deals, and I was very happy to see that there currently is no better deal available for the 7500.

Whether it’s a Bed Bath & Beyond coupon, or a coupon from some other retailer that sell Vitamix blender, there’s inevitably terms like this:

 The discount cannot be applied to gift cards, shipping, or sales tax. Offer excludes the following: All-clad, Alessi, DKNY, Dyson, kate spade, Kosta Borda, Miele, Monique, Lhuillier, Mambe, Nautica, Orrefors, Riedel, Shun, Skybar, Swarovski, T-Tech, Vera Wang, Vitamix, Waterford, Wusthof, or Zwilling, Baby Jogger, BEABA, BOB, Britax strollers, Bugaboo, Bumbleride, ERGObaby, Maxi-Cosi, Mountain Buggy, Mutsy, nap nanny, Orbit Baby, Pediped, Peg Perego, Quinny, Robeez, Svan, Teutonia, Uppa Baby, baby furniture, diapers, wipes, baby food, portrait studio services or formula”

Now, that said, if anyone is interested in a Vitamix, and you live a near a brick-and-mortar Bed Bath and Beyond, and they’re happy to extend 20% off to their Vitamix blenders, that’s possibly the best deal you can get.  Along with a “20% off your entire order” coupon from Bed Bath & Beyond, I also received an HSN.com coupon for $20 off an order of $40 or more (Coupon Code #115924 for anyone who’s interested in using it, since I won’t), but unlike QVC, HSN.com doesn’t sell Vitamix blenders.  QVC sells the “Creations II” along with the 5200, but as far as I can tell, those are the same blender, and the refurbished version from Vitamix.com for $329 is a far better deal in my mind.

It looks like there was some kind of Black Friday Vitamix special in 2011, but there’s no news about any Vitamix Black Friday specials that I can find this year.  There were some dubious sites linking to high priced Vitamixs at Amazon, and there were some sites talking about last year’s sale, but it seems like, at least at the moment, the best deal anyone is getting on the 7500 or a (refurbished) 5200 is from Vitamix.com directly, using free shipping code 06-006651, which works on both those blenders.

Update (11/23/2012):  As seen on this page, now through Cyber Monday, Vitamix has taken $50 off the 5200 Healthy Lifestyle package.  If you’re looking for just a blender, my new post gives my answer on whether not the 7500 is worth the extra money.  If you’re interested in a new 5200 (not the refurbished 5200 or the newer 7500, both of which I recommend) and a dry grains container, this is a good sale, otherwise, I still recommend the refurbished 5200 or the newer 7500.)

Update (3/23/2013):  In addition to the refurbished 5200 I mentioned, there is now a refurbished 7500/Pro 300/Creations Elite available.  I wrote a post about it, and I think it’s a fantastic option to consider for anyone thinking about picking up a Vitamix.

    • Amanda
    • September 30th, 2013

    I’ve been holding out for a LoNG time, couple years now, on buying a Vitamix (I was in school, then unemployed 6 months, now finished paying off debt accumulated during that time…except student loans) anyway, I was planning to buy one this Black Friday, just assuming they’d put that sort of thing out. They’re as big ticket as TVs and computers, so why not? But maybe I shouldn’t wait afterall? It’s 2 more months and I’m dreaming of better blended goods before Thamksgiving. Should I practice patience and possibly save 10% or just go for it (it is my bday present either way)? Financially, saving would help me a lot, as I’ve detailed a bit too extensively but I’m not erasing it now! Thanks for any advice

    Amanda

    • Amanda,

      Thanks for the message. I was in a similar situation to you when I bought my first Vitamix. We had just moved to the US from Japan and were trying to minimize unnecessary expenses during that time. I knew I wanted a good blender, but didn’t want to spend any more than I had to. It was actually when I spoke to Brenda from Vitamix (there’s a whole post about how I ended up buying my 5200) and she confirmed that Vitamix doesn’t mess around with temporary price cuts, sales and gimmicks that I decided to just go ahead and pull the trigger instead of waiting for a sale that wasn’t going to appear.

      If you need to wait to feel financially comfortable with the decision, by all means, make the decision you’re comfortable with. I don’t think you’re going to see any sales, but if you are looking for the route that saves money, my first Vitamix was a refurbished model, and I have absolutely no regrets about going that route.

      Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

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