Updated February 11th, 2015 – Besides their seasonal offers, Adobe offers a number of discounts on their software for different types of groups. That includes discounts for existing customers and upgrades, students and teachers, and volume discounts for larger companies (most recently on their Creative Cloud software). But what about military personnel, those that are in active duty in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard that are serving and protecting our country? Well, we’re sad to report that Adobe does not and has not offer a military discount when purchasing from adobe.com or from any of their authorized resellers.
So how can you save from Adobe?
Just because Adobe does not have a military discount it doesn’t mean that you need to pay full price on your software. Here is the best way you can save:
- Current offers – Be sure to see our full list of seasonal discounts. If it’s November, then be sure to be on the look out for their popular Black Friday deals that typically last through the weekend thorough cyber monday.
- Upgrade discount – If you own a copy of CS3, CS4, CS5 or CS6 software from Adobe, like Photoshop CS3 for example, then you may qualify for the upgrade discount when switching to Creative Cloud (CC). See adobe.com for more details on this offer.
- Student discount – If you or a member of your family (i.e. son or daughter) then this is probably the best deal. Adobe offers students and teachers 60% off their Creative Cloud software and up to 50% off select point-products like Lightroom and Photoshop Elements.
- Volume Discount – Volume discounts are available for businesses, non-profits, and government agencies. Of course the pricing will vary depending on the software you choose to order and the number of licenses that you require. See Adobe’s volume discount page for more details.
I want CS6 and not the CC subscription.
You’ll notice that just about every offer is geared towards those looking to purchase the Creative Cloud subscription plan. A few years back, Adobe announced that they are ending the development of Creative Suite (a perpetual license product where once you bought it, it was your to keep using for however long you would like). The last version of Creative Suite was CS6. But what if you don’t want to pay a subscription fee for CC? Well, you can still buy CS6, including Master Collection, Design & Web Premium, Acrobat and Photoshop, at select retailers. Although the upfront cost is more, in the long-run a perpetual license can save you much more money.
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