[UPDATE – See all of Adobe’s current deals & discounts!]
Adobe’s Student and Teacher Editions are already a pretty sweet deal. If you’re eligible, you can get huge discounts off Adobe’s normal prices for software that works the same as the standard editions…
Now, for a limited time, Adobe is offering up to an additional US$200 off their CS5.5 suites and applications for students and educators, on top of the regular discount – with new coupon activation. Here it is:
Save up to US$200 on select Adobe Student & Teacher Editions (Windows or Mac)
Promotion activation link: SAVEONEDU
Offer valid: Hurry – offer ends March 15, 2012
Notes: Full versions, instant savings reflected in shopping cart after adding the products
Conditions: See complete terms here
This is for North America – however for customers in UK/Europe, Adobe is offering a further €50/£40 discount on Education Editions until 16 March 2012.
In the US and Canada, the pricing now works out as follows (see all the applications in each of the suites):
|Creative Suite 5.5
|Regular Price||Student Price||With Extra Discount||Net Savings|
|Please consult the CS5.5 System Requirements for complete platform information.|
|CS5.5 Design Standard||$1,299||$299||$249||81% off|
|CS5.5 Design Premium||$1,899||$449||$379||80% off|
|CS5.5 Web Premium||$1,799||$449||$379||79% off|
|CS5.5 Production Premium||$1,699||$449||$379||78% off|
|CS5.5 Master Collection||$2,599||$899||$699||73% off|
|Photoshop CS5 Extended||$999||$199||$165||84% off|
|Acrobat X Pro||$449||$119||$99||78% off|
|Lightroom 3||$299||$89||$75||75% off|
The resulting value is pretty remarkable. For example, the retail cost of all the products in CS5.5 Production Premium (if purchased separately) is $6,641. Just for After Effects CS5.5 alone, the normal price is $999 and the education price is $349. But here with this special, you can get Adobe After Effects plus six other major CS5 applications bundled together (including Premiere Pro and Photoshop Extended) for just $379.
If you want to first try out any these suites before purchase, that’s easy – they are all available as instant trial downloads – then just make up your mind before the extra discount runs out. All trials are fully-functional for 30 days after installation.
And in most cases, you can install and run Adobe Student & Teacher Editions on up to two of your own computers.
Even for countries not participating in these special promotions, or after the offers end, the Adobe Student & Teacher Editions are a smart and safe bargain. They are available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
For commercial customers (non-education), we’ve got a different set of coupon codes where you can now save 50% on full CS5.5 Premium suites.
The academic discounts are available until 11:59pm (PST) on Thursday, March 15, 2012. The software must be purchased through the Adobe Education Store, and your product can either be downloaded instantly or delivered via box.
Valid in the U.S., Canada (excluding Quebec), and Mexico, for Student and Teacher Editions only. Savings are limited to one discount per customer per product. Discount must be applied in a single transaction and is not available retroactively. Offer is valid for qualified education customers only. Not valid for subscription, OEM, or volume licensing products. This offer and prices are subject to change without notice.
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