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Giveaway: Try Adobe CS5 for a Chance to Win It Free, or $10,000!

January 12th, 2011 3 comments

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Enter "Try It, Believe It, Win It - the Adobe CS5 Sweepstakes"

Adobe has just launched a major sweepstakes to give away US$55,000 in cash and popular software to dozens of future winners… To enter “Try It, Believe It, Win It – the Adobe CS5 Sweepstakes”, all you have to do is download a free trial of any CS5 product – either individual like Photoshop CS5, or a suite like CS5 Design Premium.

The Grand Prize is a $10,000 home office technology makeover (in the form of a $10,000 Visa gift card, so it’s really free to use as you wish), followed by five First Prizes of CS5 Master Collection, five Second Prizes of CS5 Design Premium, five Third Prizes of CS5 Web Premium, five Fourth Prizes of CS5 Production Premium, and five Fifth Prizes of Photoshop CS5 Extended

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Win a Free Upgrade to Adobe Acrobat X (Acrobat 10) Pro

October 7th, 2010 9 comments

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With the official launch of Adobe Acrobat 10 (or Acrobat X) looking to be coming soon here!, it’s time to also launch our fall contest… And by popular request, this one is open to everyone in all countries of the world. This time we’re giving away a free upgrade to the new Acrobat X Pro (worth US$200-$300), and all you need to do for a chance to win the box sent to you is the following steps:

Win a Free Upgrade to New Adobe Acrobat X Pro

  1. Follow us on Twitter and/or Like us on Facebook – this will allow us to contact you if you win…
  2. Retweet this post by clicking on the green “retweet” button just above, and/or Share this post on Facebook by clicking the blue “Share” button next to that.
  3. Done.

It’s open worldwide until 11:59pm EDT on November 15, 2010, at which time we expect Acrobat X will be out (or close to being out)… The winner will be drawn at random from all fans and followers who have shared or retweeted this post (each reader can enter once on each). If you’re the winner, we’ll ship you the shiny new shrinkwrapped upgrade to Acrobat X Pro (from versions 7, 8, or 9; English) for free! We’ll contact you via Twitter or Facebook just to get your address for shipping, and then announce it back here with your first name and hometown. That’s all there is to it!

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Win New Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, Free!

September 2nd, 2010 94 comments

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With the official release of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 looking to be just around the corner, it’s time to launch our September contest… This month we’re giving away three free boxes of PSE 9 (estimated value $100 each), and all you have to do for a chance to win is enter your email address in the “Adobe Special Offers” box in the sidebar to the right for our free occasional e-newsletter. That’s it.

Get Adobe Photoshop Elements 9

If you like, you can also leave a comment below sharing what you hope will be in Photoshop Elements 9, and how you plan to use it… What new features are you looking for or wishing to see? Content-aware fill, puppet warp, 16-bit picture workflow, native 64-bit support, more effects, more artwork/templates, more sharing options, or others? Of course, we’ll have the full scoop on PSE 9 right here the moment it’s out…

Our Elements 9 Giveaway is open to residents of the USA, Canada, U.K. and Ireland, with one entry per person – and submissions end at 11:59pm EDT on September 30th, 2010. Then on October 1st we’ll choose three new subscribers at random, and if you’re one of them we’ll ship you a shiny new shrinkwrapped box of Photoshop Elements 9 for free! (Or if you’ve already purchased your copy by that time, just send us the receipt and we’ll reimburse 100% of your cost via PayPal.) We’ll contact you via email just to get your address for shipping, and then follow up back here announcing your first name and hometown. It’s that simple, no kidding!

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Win a Free Upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 3

June 7th, 2010 8 comments

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With the official release of Lightroom 3.0 looking to be just around the corner here!, it’s time to launch our June contest… This month we’re giving away 3 free upgrades to Lightroom 3, and all you have to do for a shot to win is enter your email address in the “Adobe Special Offers” box in the sidebar to the right for our free occasional e-newsletter. That’s it.

It’s open worldwide with one subscription per person and submissions end at 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010. Then on July 1st we’ll choose three new subscribers at random, and if you’re one of them we’ll ship you a shiny new shrinkwrapped upgrade to Lightroom 3 for free! (Or if you’ve already purchased your upgrade by that time, just send us the bill and we’ll reimburse 100% of your cost via PayPal.) We’ll contact you via email just to get your address for shipping, and then follow up back here announcing your first name and hometown. It’s that simple, no kidding!

If you like, you can find out more about our newsletter – it typically covers select Adobe-related news plus the latest specials and promo codes. And of course you can easily unsubscribe from the bottom of any issue. Natu­rally we’ll never spam you or share your email address with anyone else, ever. So enter your email today and spread the word – someone has to win and there’s nothing to lose…

See Terry White’s popular new video, My Top 5 Favorite Lightroom 3 Features.
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Get the Best Adobe CS5 Books, Free!

May 6th, 2010 116 comments

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Our last giveaway went so well that we’re launching a new one for the month of May – we’re giving away ten copies of some of the best CS5 books coming, Adobe’s popular “Classroom in a Book” series! The books will be published in early June, just after the contest ends… They sell for up to $59.99 and include companion DVDs for Windows or Mac with bonus content including lesson files and video tutorials. Our winners can choose a book for whichever product you’d like: Photoshop CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, Flash Pro CS5, Flash Catalyst CS5, Premiere Pro CS5, After Effects CS5, Fireworks CS5, or CS5 Design Premium.

Adobe CS5 Classroom in a Book Series

To enter, all you have to do is add a comment below describing what you like about CS5 and how you’ll be using it, in up to four sentences – that’s it! The contest runs until 11:59pm EDT on Monday, May 31st, 2010, when we’ll choose the ten entries we like the best. One entry per person please, and if two submissions are similar, the first one will count. The contest is open to residents of the USA, Canada, U.K. and Ireland, and the winners will be chosen and books shipped out next month. Be sure to give an accurate email address as we’ll be contacting ten commenters via email to get shipping information, and then follow up back here announcing first names and home­towns.


Speaking of giveaways, we’re also pleased to announce the winner of our big Photoshop CS5 Giveaway last month… The lucky fellow who won the drawing is Dayne from North Lincoln­shire, England, and he will be receiving a shiny new shrinkwrap­ped box of Photoshop CS5 for free!

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Win Adobe Photoshop CS5, Free!

April 6th, 2010 111 comments

Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Less than a week to go now until the big Global Online Launch of Creative Suite 5, if you haven’t signed up yet … We’ve talked a lot here about Photoshop CS5, so here’s your chance to win it for free! All you have to do is enter your email address in the “Adobe Special Offers” box in the sidebar to the right for our free occasional e-newsletter. That’s it.

It’s open worldwide with one subscription per person and submissions end at 11:59pm EDT on Friday, April 30th, 2010. Then on May 1st (right before we think CS5 is released) we’ll choose one new subscriber at random, and if it’s you we’ll ship you a shiny new shrinkwrap­ped box of Photoshop CS5 for free! (up to $699 value) We’ll contact you via email just to get your address for shipping, and then follow up back here announcing your first name and home­town. It’s that simple, no kidding!

If you like, you can find out more about the newsletter you’ll be receiving – it typically contains select Adobe-related news items plus the latest discounts and great coupon codes. And of course you can easily unsubscribe from the bottom of any issue. Naturally we’ll never spam you or share your email address with anyone else, ever. So enter your email today and tell your friends – someone has to win the giveaway and there’s nothing to lose!

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