Email from Vita-Mix
Thank you for your email. The QVC Today's Special Value is the Vitamix Creations machine - not the Vitamix 5200. The QVC Vitamix Creations is a special machine and price just for QVC.
The differences are:
$449 + sales tax and s/h online through Vitamix Corporation
7 year warranty (2 years of extra warranty: $80 value) Soft grip on 64 oz container handle Soft touches on switches and dial
Cookbook package that includes:
Whole Food Cookbook
Getting Started Cookbook
Let's Get Started Cooking Class on DVD
Healthy New You Bonus Package Free with purchase of Vitamix 5200, Super 5200 or Deluxe 5200:
These are FREE items included in the package:
Freezer Popsicle Maker: $19.95
Fitness Towel: $14.95
Low Carb/Low Fat Recipe Book: $9.95
Fitness Guide: $9.95
On-Line Cooking Class: $50
Healthy New You Recipe Guide
Both the Creations and the Vitamix 5200 have the same motor, feature the Eastman Tritan co-polyester BPA Free Container, the functionality is the same.
The Dry blade container can be added at any time for an additional fee of $144 + sales tax and s/h. Vitamix does offer specials from time to time on containers for $99 + sales tax and s/h. The dry container is a specific use container with a patented shape and blade used for milling processes- grinding grain to flour, coffee beans, other dried beans, spices, sugar into powdered sugar, etc. It actually "fluffs" the contents for a even texture. You can also knead dough inside the container.
All prices quoted are for USA only.
To place an order for the Vitamix Creations, please contact QVC directly. To place an order for the Vitamix 5200, call us today until 5pm EST. MON-Fri 8am-10pm EST, and Saturday 9am-8pm. Normal Sunday hours are 12 noon to 5pm. Our toll free number is 1 800 848 2649 and select option 1.
Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.