“What Is Nordictrack Plus?”
Nordictrack recently introduced something new to the marketplace. It’s called Nordictrack Plus – and it’s only applicable on a few of their products.
You may have seen it and wondered – What is Nordictrack Plus?
The deal goes like this.
Commit to getting the full paid monthly iFit membership ($39 a month plus tax) for 4 years – and get a free machine thrown in.
Sounds pretty cool right?
Who doesn’t want to get a free Nordictrack treadmill? Or Elliptical?
But wait a minute.
This sounds like a great deal – and it can be for some people – but it’s not right for everyone.
There are conditions and fine print that you should know in order to see if it’s the right fit for you.
With this in mind, I looked into the Nordictrack Plus program to try and break it down for you in this post.
So here are a few things you should know about the Nordictrack plus program (please note, I am not Nordictrack and these terms are subject to change at any time – so check with the Manufacturers site here before making any final buying decision).
Things To Know About Nordictrack Plus
There are Only Certain Machines Included in the Program
As of this writing, you have 3 options: 1 treadmill, 1 elliptical or 1 rowing machine. These are not their premium machines – more like starter and mid-range models.
But if you’re not looking for a premium Nordictrack treadmill, elliptical etc, this might be fine with you.
Also note that the models currently offered in the Nordictrack Plus program can change at any time. And they often do.
Nordictrack has already changed the treadmill model offered in the Plus program at least 3 times now that I have noticed. And I suspect they’ll probably do it again – testing out which models are the most popular for the program.
So if you see a treadmill that you don’t really want – but it’s offered with the Nordictrack Plus program – does that really make it the right choice for you? I would say probably no.
What If You Want to Cancel the iFit Membership after Getting the Free Nordictrack Treadmill?
According to the current terms and conditions of the Nordictrack Plus program, you can cancel your iFit monthly membership at any time after the first 30 days.
However, if you do this, you will then be charged the full amount of the machine you got for “Free” – minus the number of monthly payments you’ve already made.
So while you’re not locked into the monthly iFit contract, you will have to pay the full price of the machine if you decide to cancel the monthly iFit membership (which is fair).
How Much Is the Full Price of the Machine?
Well, if you have a calculator handy, no doubt you’ve calculated that $39 a month x 12 months x 4 years = $1872.
This seems like a lot for a starter to mid-range treadmill (and for that price I’d probably go with a higher end model like the Commercial 1250 which is almost the same price).
And it is a lot – if you’re paying all at once.
That’s the key.
If you have that much money to spend up front, then I personally don’t think this is a great deal.
You’re better off getting a higher-end treadmill like the 1250 or Commercal 1750 treadmill – and testing out the included full iFit monthly membership for the first month. (Then decide if you want to subscribe after this).
If you don’t want to spend that much up front – and you want to make the payments on a treadmill more manageable for your monthly budget, then this might be a great deal for you.
As stated above, it’s basically a 0% loan for 4 years – with a full family iFit membership thrown in.
So just to recap, in total you’ll end up paying around $1872 for the machine plus iFit monthly program (plus tax). After 4 years, you’ll have the machine paid off and can continue the iFit monthly membership – or not. (There’s also a free version of iFit you can use if you don’t want the paid membership).
Anything Else You Need to Know?
Unfortunately this deal doesn’t apply to prior purchases. So if you’ve already bought one of these models in the Plus program – you can’t go back to Nordictrack and ask for this deal.
Also, as stated above, Nordictrack can change these terms – and the models offered – at any time.
Another thing to know is that the Nordictrack general return policy doesn’t apply to this free Nordictrack treadmill deal.
According to the terms you can return your equipment and cancel your iFit membership within 30 days of receipt of the product. After 30 days, you can cancel your iFit membership at any time – but you’ll have to pay the remaining balance on the treadmill.
If you’re looking for a Nordictrack treadmill without a big hit on your budget, then the Nordictrack Plus deal might be a great option for you.
The monthly payments are more affordable than one large, up-front payment and you’re getting the full iFit membership included as well.
However, if you do it this way, you’ll end up paying (over time) about as much for a mid-range treadmill as you would a premium treadmill.
So if you have the money up front, it makes more sense to buy the premium treadmill – and get more treadmill bang for your buck.
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