Purchasing a Vitamix, if you live in Canada, can be both difficult and expensive. While you can purchase your Vitamix direct from the Vitamix.com website or by calling customer service at 1-800-848-2649, the prices are higher and the selection much more limited than for those in the United States.
First we’ll take a look at the available models and pricing, then look at how you can get a US model Vitamix at a US price in Canada.
Canadian Vitamix Models
The Canadian Vitamix lineup is limited and most of the models you’ll see reviewed here or on other sites aren’t available for sale.
Vitamix offers two unique models, packaged eight different ways, specifically for it’s Canadian customers. The two models are the Total Nutrition Center and the Aspire.
Both of these models are the classic design style and come equipped with the taller, older style container. As you can see, the base of both the Total Nutrition Center and the Aspire look identical to the Vitamix 5200 and the specifications and inner workings are exactly the same.
Both stand about 20.5” (52cm) tall when outfitted when the 64 oz (2 litre) container. The base itself measures 7.25″ (18.4cm) wide, 8.75″ (25.2cm) deep and weighs in at 10.5625 lbs (4.8 kg). Both models have a power cord that measures a lengthy 6 feet (1.8m), but can be wound up and stored beneath the motor base allowing you to leave out only as much as you need.
The Total Nutrition Center packages are available in one of four colors (Black, White, Red, or Brushed Stainless), and the Aspire packages can come in one of five colors (Black, White, Red, Platinum, or Brushed Stainless).
Canadian Vitamix Pricing
Vitamix Total Nutrition Center
The entry level Canadian Vitamix package, the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center includes everything you’ll need to get started, the blender base, the 64 oz (2 litre) container, the Whole Food Recipes cookbook, a Getting Started guide, the Let’s Get Started DVD, and the tamper. The Vitamix TNC is priced at $579 (~$560 USD) with an additional charge of $50 for the brushed stainless color.
Vitamix recently released Certified Reconditioned blenders which can save you $180 over the cost of a new model. Stock is limited, so act quickly if you’d like to take advantage.
A step up from the basic package is the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center – Healthy Lifestyle package. This package includes everything in the previous package, plus the dry grains container, for grinding your own flour, and the Whole Grains cookbook. The price for this package is currently listed at $699 (~$680 USD), plus the additional $50 if you select the brushed stainless color option.
The top of the line package in the Total Nutrition Center line is the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center – Complete Kitchen package. Once again, this combines everything in the Healthy Lifestyle package, plus some additional items. Included is an additional, 32 oz (1 litre), wet blade container with a smaller, mini tamper, four flexible cutting boards, and a three piece spatula set that is designed specifically to scrape out ingredients from the tight space between the blade and the bottom and sides of the container. This package is priced at $819 (~$795 USD) in the standard colors, or additionally $50 for the brushed stainless color.
The Vitamix Aspire is a bit different from the Total Nutrition Center in that it only comes with a 5-year warranty, instead of the standard 7-year warranty that is included with the TNC. Aside from that minor difference, the model bases are exactly the same. Most of the Aspire models also come with a shorter, 48 oz (1.5 litre) container.
You may have seen the Aspire model offered through The Shopping Channel or in stores, but it is also sold online.
It is offered as a part of five different packages. Let’s take a quick look to see what makes each one unique.
First, the Aspire Standard – Getting Started package is the entry level model. It comes with an Aspire base in the brushed stainless color, a 48 oz (1.5 litre) wet blade container, a tamper, the Recipes to Inspire cookbook, written in both English and French, the Getting Started Guide, also in both languages, and the Let’s Get Started DVD, which is in English with French subtitles. This package is currently priced at $629 (~$610 USD).
Also priced at $629 is the Aspire Healthy Options package. This package contains the same Aspire base and 48 oz (1.5 litre) wet blade container and tamper, the dual language Recipes to Inspire, Getting Started Guide, and Let’s Get Started DVD, but also includes a 15 oz (.4 litre) stainless steel smoothie cup, and a copy of The Beauty Detox Solution by celebrity nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder.
Next, the Aspire Entertaining Package, which currently sells for $635 (~$620 USD). This packages comes with the standard, 64 oz (2 litre) wet blade container instead of the 48 oz (1.5 litre) one normally included with the other Aspire packages, but the same dual language Recipes to Inspire, Getting Started Guide, and Let’s Get Started DVD. It also includes a book containing 101 recipes for blended beverages, from classic daiquiris and margaritas, to brilliant new creations, alcohol-free options, even dessert beverages and a 22 oz(650 ml) beverage bottle by Thermos® you can use to hold all of those 101 beverages.
The next package, the Aspire Family Package, comes with everything included in the Aspire Standard – Getting Started package, plus the larger, 64 oz (2 litre) wet blade container. This is great for making larger recipes for your whole family. This package is currently priced at $699 (~$679 USD).
Finally, the Aspire with Whole Grains package is the most complete currently offered to Canadian customers. This package comes with everything offered as part of the Aspire Standard – Getting Started package with the addition of a 32 oz (1 litre) dry grains container, which is used to grind whole ingredients into flour. It also comes with an additional Whole Grains Cookbook, written in both English and French, filled with great recipes for whole grain breads and cereals. This package is currently priced at $772 (~$750 USD).
How to get a US Vitamix in Canada
Luckily, if you have your heart set on one of the models only available in the US, you can get the Vitamix you want and save a bit of money over the regular Canadian pricing with a little bit of work.
If you have family or a friend in the United States, or can ship to a US address, you can order any of the packages offered only in the US at the US price, which is likely a lot cheaper than what you’ll pay for a similar model if purchased directly from the Canadian Vitamix site.
While their website is programmed in such a way to direct any Canadian visitors directly to the Canadian site, making it impossible for you to complete your purchase online, you can place an order for a US package by calling Vitamix Customer Service at 1-800-848-2649.
I have verified this with my contacts, Janet (extension 2316) and Brenda (extension 2305), but any of their customer service representatives should be more than happy to help you purchase your Vitamix.
When placing your order, you can use our promotion code 06-035 to get free shipping (a $35 CA value) to the US shipping address. From there, you’ll either need to arrange to have the package shipped to your address in Canada (which should cost around $50-60 for customs and shipping) or you can arrange to pick it up directly from your friend or family in the US.
This should mean big savings over what you’ll pay for the Canadian models and even opens up the opportunity to purchase Certified Reconditioned Vitamix packages or the newer models.
Hopefully, you find this information useful and we’ve been able to help you save a bit of money on your Vitamix purchase. Feel free to leave comments about your experience in the comment section below.
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