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Adobe Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2014 – All Offers & Promotions

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UPDATE (Nov. 29th) – Great news: Adobe is extending these special offers for a select group of websites and ours is included! So now for you, the money-saving deals below will be available for purchase through Wednes­day Dec­ember 3rd world­wide… Just follow the links, because these rare discounts of up to 68% off the regular prices won’t last much longer…

The company is running two Creative Cloud (CC 2014) promotions from now through Cyber Monday.  The holiday deals will begin on Monday, Nov­ember 17th at 12:00pm US Pacific Time and will run until Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at 11:59pm US Pacific Time.

The two largest offers are:

» Creative Cloud Complete: Normally $49.99/month for new customers signing up for an annual plan – this package will be available at a introductory discounted rate of $39.99/month (or £37.50/€49.19/A$39.99) for your first year. No previous software ownership or other qualifications are necessary to receive this reduction. For customers upgrading from any CS3-CS6 tool or suite, you will receive an even lower introductory price of $29.99/month for your first year.

» Creative Cloud Student & Teacher Edition: Normally $29.99/month with a special first-year price of $19.99/month – this bundle will now be available at a introductory discounted rate of $15.99/month (or £12.69/€15.99/A$11.99, Adobe’s best deal ever) for your first year. To get this savings of over 68%, you must meet standard student/teacher eligibility requirements. This can be as simple as having a school-issued email address (such as ending in “.edu” or “.k12”).

Both of these special offers are available for direct purchases only in over 80 countries. Both will give you the entire Creative Cloud – in other words, all of Adobe’s best desktop tools and online services that are included in the recently-launched CC 2014 release, plus ongoing upgrades.

Here’s a quick overview of what these CC bundles contain:

  • The latest desktop releases of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premiere, and more
  • Integrated set of cloud-connected services
  • Your own personal ProSite portfolio website
  • Thousands of dollars of Typekit desktop and web fonts
  • 20 GB of online cloud storage for syncing, sharing and collaboration
  • Access to hundreds of exclusive online video tutorials in Creative Cloud Learn
  • Ongoing upgrades and updates for all included applications and services
  • Free use of thousands of high-quality creative assets in Creative Cloud Market
  • Download and use of prior releases (CC 2013, CS6) if desired
  • Install all desktop applications on up to two of your computers
  • No previous purchase necessary, and no prior software required
  • Prepaid option now available

Install now: Get all new Adobe CC 2015.5 direct download links and free trials.

See All Adobe Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals

If you recently purchased CC from Adobe – within the past 30 days – then you may still be able to take advantage of these promo­tions. That’s because Adobe has an easy Return / Exchange Policy for direct purchases, which allows customers to swap out whatever they bought for a different choice for up to one month after purchase. Recent buyers can just submit online for a full refund and then sign up to get one of the new offers above instead.

Other Adobe deals available for the holiday season can be found on our Adobe Coupons page, including specials on Acrobat and other products…  If you just need Photoshop + Lightroom, then the $9.99/month CC Photography Plan continues to be offered as well.

One of the nice things about Adobe software is you can always try it out before you buy… So if you want, you can instantly download any product you like for a fully-functional 60-day free trial – then just be sure to purchase/activate it within the savings period to get the discount.

Special: Legally download dozens of free Adobe books for a limited time!

According to a new survey out last week, most folks have already started their holiday shopping this year, with nearly half of them looking to purchase their gifts online. This makes plenty of sense given the efficiency and conven­ience of buying online – you can still get the best prices while saving on gas and avoiding the crowds on Black Friday. With these offers you can shop in peace (and your pajamas if you want to), and not miss a great deal on software. For Black Friday Deals on anything else, well there’s always Amazon BFDW…!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Benjamin
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  3. Martina

    Thanks for this. Please let me know if there are any special deals for existing Creative Cloud Full Membership holders



    • Hi Martina, thanks for your comment. Adobe’s two main CC 2014 offers for Black Friday are available to first-time subscribers only, with the pricing limited to one (1) purchase of one (1) Creative Cloud annual membership per customer.

      There are some other/additional Adobe specials still running (including for Acrobat) that you can find on our Current Promotions page.

      At this point we don’t anticipate further Creative Cloud offers coming out (e.g., for existing customers), but we will be sure to follow up here and post if anything changes.

      We also haven’t seen any discounts being offered for the Elements or Lightroom lines as there has been for previous Black Fridays – probably because, by and large, Adobe’s new $9.99 CC Photography Plan has supplanted those specials.

      Hope that helps!

  4. captain
  5. Martina


    Thanks for the reply, my CC membership will have to be renewed in January 2015, I was hoping for some or other special to continue my membership.

    Have a good day



  6. Anna

    Love the Adobe Cat !

  7. Kim

    Hi, I like Adobe Creative Cloud very much, just started using it beginning of this month!

    I do have a question and since it is mentioned specifically in this article, i’ll post my question here. In my Student and Teachers license of Adobe CC, I do not have access to downloading from the Creative Cloud Market. Also I do not have a ProSite website. Both options keep telling me that only a full license premium gives access, so I need to upgrade.

    I’ve been on the forums, had chats with customer service and talked also on the telephone about this. I was told that a student license doesn’t have those options because I pay a reduced price. I visited a lot of webpages with info about Adobe CC and read a lot :-). I cannot find anywhere that students and teachers cannot access those options.

    Only with the Photographer’s Bundle and the Free Adobe CC there are restrictions as I understand. The Student and Teachers version is promoted (as above) as having the same tools and services as the full premium license.

    But Adobe CC Market downloads and ProSite remain not accessible to me unless I upgrade to another ‘plan’ – and I remain in the dark about the rule here. Is it incorporated as said in the article above or is it not? Can you please help me with my question?

    Kind regards,
    Kim Terbrack.

    • Hello Kim, thank you for your comment and we’re sorry to hear of the confusing situation. As far as we are aware, and based on everything we’ve heard, we agree with you – the CC Student & Teacher Edition is described by Adobe to include everything the regular complete Creative Cloud plan does, with some limitations on its purchase and use only…

      But we’ve read the same as you – that the contents (all the tools & services) are the same as the full professional version. And in fact, on both the main education page on Adobe’s site, as well as their CC Plan Choice page, you’ll see features like Behance ProSite and Creative Cloud Market listed to be included.

      We only run commercial versions in the office here so cannot double-check for you – but in terms of what’s included in the packages, we have relied on what Adobe publishes for this Black Friday deal as well as all other offers. So we are puzzled by what you posted and wonder if there isn’t a mistake somewhere or an issue with your software, because there is definitely a contradiction here!

      So let’s ask this: You mentioned you’ve been in touch with Adobe about it – what do they say when you point them to their own sign-up pages detailing that those features are indeed included in your student/teacher purchase?

  8. Kim


    Hi, thank you for your response!! Somehow I feel less alone now with my thinking that this is strange and that it doesn’t quite add up with Adobe’s adds, so to speak. I am still in the process of finding out more from Adobe’s customer service. Somehow I have not encountered a person yet that gives me an open and straight forward answer about it… unfortunately. The first time I actually did point them to their own sign-up pages detailing that those features are indeed included in their student/teacher purchase, the answer was to just keep repeating that it was not included because of the reduced price. Another time, when I pointed it out again, the person I chatted with has escalated the case to next level and I will be notified via email about this. Another case with the same question of mine is still waiting for answer by mail….patiently.

    To keep it fresh and positive…. one needs to take a break from having contact with customer’s services now and then, regardless from what companies they are…. At least, I do :-D! So that is what i will do now. I’ll just wait for the responses on the two ‘escalated cases’ :-). When I know more, I will post it here, is that OK?

    Kind regards,
    Kim Terbrack.

    • Yes Kim, please do! We’d like to know what they tell you about your case, and also please let us know if there’s anything further we can do to help.

    • @Kim

      Hi Kim, just following up to affirm that both the Behance ProSite portfolio website and full access to the Creative Cloud Market assets are indeed included in Adobe’s CC Student & Teacher Editions, as we said earlier… They are complete versions.

      Clearly you can see from the chat below that there is some confusion about this at Customer Service, but we also have confirmation from a senior staff member at Adobe, as well as all the pages on their site which clearly state this.

      In your case, we suspect an unusual issue with your system that may somehow be causing you to have problems with that access… But rest assured that you are definitely entitled to these full Creative Cloud features!

      Here’s the chat:

      Thank you for contacting Adobe.
      A representative will be with you shortly.
      While you wait, you can try our Community Forums where experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
      You are now chatting with Ankan.
      Your case number is 0214286498.
      Ankan: Hello! Welcome to Adobe Customer Service.
      Ankan: Hi PDT.
      PDT: Hi Ankan, we have a reader who is asking about the complete Creative Cloud Student & Teacher Edition…
      PDT: Can you please confirm for me whether the CC Student/Teacher version includes the Behance ProSite portfolio website, as well as free access to Creative Cloud Market? Thanks!
      Ankan: I am glad to check and help you.
      PDT: Thank you. We have heard some conflicting things about this, so just want to make sure.
      Ankan: Behance is not included in the full CC.
      Ankan: You need to subscribe it separately.
      PDT: You mean the full CC – student edition?
      Ankan: Yes, PDT.
      PDT: And you’re talking about the Behance ProSite?
      Ankan: Yes, Behance Prosite is not included in full Creative Cloud student plan.
      PDT: Very surprised to hear you say that. It is directly opposite to what Adobe lists on two key webpages, plus our own experience.
      PDT: What about this page?
      PDT: …and this sign-up page for academic customers?
      Ankan: Let me check on that.
      Ankan: I apologize for the wrong information.
      Ankan: Yes, it is included in full CC.
      PDT: OK, that’s what I thought. Thanks for confirming.
      PDT: How about free access to the Creative Cloud Market?
      PDT: (for the student version of Creative Cloud)
      Ankan: Creative Cloud Market is available to all paid Creative Cloud members.
      Ankan: Please click here for more information about Creative Cloud Market.
      PDT: OK, so that means the education customers too.
      PDT: (…except the Photography Plan customers, right?)
      Ankan: Yes, you are correct.
      Ankan: Yes, it is available for student plan.
      PDT: OK, thank you Ankan. I appreciate your answers and will pass along the information.
      Ankan: You are welcome.
      Ankan: Is there anything else I can help you with?
      PDT: No, not today – thanks!
      Ankan: It was my pleasure assisting you today.
      Ankan: You have a wonderful day!
      Ankan: Thank you for contacting Adobe. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Goodbye!

      Thank you for contacting Adobe Customer Care.
      Your chat session has ended.

  9. Kaylee
  10. Kim

    You make my day with your willingness to help me out here. Thank you very much for your time and effort. Finally a clear answer.

    I’ll try to sort this out with Adobe Support. Now I know I am entitled to these full Creative Cloud features I can persevere in my efforts to get it sorted out, in a better way.

    Thanks so much and have a nice day :-D Kim.

    • Sure Kim, very happy to help – and please stop back and let us know how it goes for you. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • PS – Here is more information on the new Creative Cloud Market:

      Creative Cloud Market is a collection of high-quality, curated content for creatives by creatives. Creative Cloud paid members (excluding photo­graphy plan customers) can access assets such as vector graphics, icons, patterns, UI kits, and more from Market through the Creative Cloud desktop app. Members can download up to 500 unique assets each month and use them in Illustrator, Photoshop or other apps. Once you download assets to your desktop, you are free to use them throughout your design and web development projects.

      You’ll find more details (including a tutorial video) right here.

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