If you've been on the market for a Vitamix blender, being a member of Costco could come in handy. The Costco Vitamix 5200 Ultimate Package is available on the retailer's website for $649.99 as of the date of this post. The package includes the motor base, 64- and 32-ounce wet-blade containers and lids and a 64-ounce dry-blade container and lid. Also included in the package are 4 flexible cutting boards, 3 extra-long spatulas and a tamper. To get started learning how to use the Vitamix, there is also a "Getting Started" manual, a cooking class DVD and several cookbooks and recipe books. And finally, the package includes a Neova 2-quart saucepan with lid and recipe book. Neova is Vitamix's cookware line, which is designed to use less water and energy to cook food that retains more minerals and nutrients. Whether you buy your Vitamix at Costco or elsewhere, it can prove to be a useful tool in the kitchen - decide if the investment is worth it by reading my review of the Vitamix 5200.
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UPDATE (Sept. 1, 2013): Read the review of Vitamix's latest blender, the Vitamix Professional Series 750.