Alexa Voice Ordering: 50% off Elements 15 Photoshop/Premiere combo makes it $62.50

If you have a compatible Amazon hardware device or app, you can place orders with your Voice, using Alexa, and get some exclusive Alexa Voice Ordering discounts. One such offer running at the moment is 50% off the Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 & Premiere Elements 15 bundle. Its current price is $125, so half off would make it $62.50.

The price of the software can change at any time, so that should be 50% off of whatever the future-current price will be. You can only get this discount with Alexa Voice Ordering, not with a web browser. Expiration dates are not mentioned on that page, so the offer is good as long as you see it there.

At the same page, there’s also a $12 off promotion on the Corel PaintShop Pro X9 software. The current price is $42, so the discount will drop it to $30. Again, the price of the software can change at any time, the discount is $12 off of the future-current price.

This expired: And speaking of Corel, but unrelated to Alexa Voice ordering, a lightning deal of the Amazon Gold Box has the Corel PaintShop Pro X9 Ultimate on sale for $40 with free shipping until Tuesday 2:29am ET as a PC Disc (not a download).

PS: it looks like the free shipping over $25 is back on again at Amazon for Prime members, but since it’s been going on and off, we may have to wait for a few days to see where it settles.

(ENDED) 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan for $100 (Pho CC + LR)

As of a 3/1/17 re-check, the price is back up to their regular price of $120…

All the clouds are belong to Adobe! If you are interested in signing up and prepaying for one year (12 consecutive months) of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom), it is currently on sale for $100 at Amazon by Amazon itself, in either prepaid key card delivered by mail (limit 1) or as a digital download (limit two). This is not a lightning deal, so it’s good until it ends.

Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15 bundle for $82.50 [Prime only]

UPDATE 12/31/16: the Digital Day is over, but the Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 15 bundle (digital download) continues to be offered for $82.50 for Prime members…

The $82.50 price is also available on the PC/Mac Disc option, also restricted to Prime members only.

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Nikon D810 Body with MB-D12 Grip and either 1-Year Photography Creative Cloud OR Lightroom 6 for $2500

Two Adobe choices with the Nikon D810 body only for $2500 with free shipping… At B&H Photo you get the MB-D12 Grip along with a 1-year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (LR and Photoshop CC)… At Adorama you get the MB-D12 Grip along with Lightroom 6 (stand-alone software, not a subscription) along with an extra EN-EL15 battery. Optionally you can get combined purchase discounts by expanding the yellow “Special Offer” area and exploring the various sub-tab offers there…

Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15 for $80 [updated]

Adobe’s pricing continues. You can get the Photoshop Elements 15 and Premiere Elements 15 for $80 at Amazon by Amazon itself either as a “PC/Mac Disc by Mail” or as a “PC download”. A “Mac download” option is not available for purchase at the moment.

This expired: If you don’t need the video software, the sale continues for the Photoshop Elements 15 software for $40 either as a “PC/Mac Disc by Mail” or as a “PC download”. A “Mac download” option is not available for purchase at the moment.

(ENDED) Thursday: 1-YEAR Prepaid Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Pho CC + LR) for $89

This daily deal expired… One of the day-long deals in the Amazon Gold Box, good until 3am ET on Friday [corrected; I am still time-warped from the time change!], is the 1-YEAR PrePaid Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop CC + Lightroom) offered for $89 as either a Key card (physically delivered by mail) or a digital download. Typically the day-long deals are not teased in the Upcoming schedule, although on rare occasion they are.

In-Stock November 16: Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Software by Mail (PC or Mac) for $40

Amazon now has a specific shipping estimate for the boxed software delivery of Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 going for $40, it will be November 16 [was 10th]. Free shipping for Prime members or with a $49+ order (or $25+ in books). The software box is good for either PC or Mac… If you prefer instant delivery, the Windows download continues to be available for $40. The Mac download is not available for purchase at the moment… Updated 11/9/16 at 12:40am ET…

Still Good: Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 for $40

This offer continues, the latest edition of Adobe Photoshop Elements, version 15 is going for $40 at Amazon as either a Windows download (available right away via download) or Box by Mail (“Temporarily Out Of Stock” but you can order it if you want to lock the price down). This is not a lightning deal, so I do not know what’s the time frame.

Student and Teacher Edition: Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15 for $80

If you qualify for Adobe’s Student and Teacher discounts (they have guidelines and restrictions, sadly the basket weaving class that I’m teaching in my head does not qualify for this discount 😉 ), the Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 15 bundle is on sale for $80 as a software box by mail or digital download (Mac or PC).

(ENDED) Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 for $66 [Box or Download; ends Fri 3am ET]

These daily deals expired and with this deal, we have a new “price bottom” for the Elements 14 bundle at $66. So if you like to buy at the bottom only, $66 or less is the price to gun for in the future…

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You can start another Free Trial of Adobe’s Creative Cloud

In an email probably written by a committee or by a high ranking executive who is out of touch with the plebs, Adobe is announcing that you can start another free trial of their Creative Cloud products, even if you had previously started free trials. Their email “explaining” this:

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PS1: I don’t know if this applies to everyone or a subset of former free-trial users

PS2: speaking of which, good until 3am ET on Wednesday, Amazon is offering as either a Key Card or a digital download a 1-Year PrePaid Subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (LightRoom and Photoshop CC) for $95.

Heads Up: Elements 14 (Pho and Premiere) for $80 starting Sunday

The Weekly Ad for the Office Depot and Max stores for the new shopping week starting on Sunday 8/14/16 has the Adobe Elements 14 bundle (both Photoshop and Premiere Elements bundle) going for $80. If they are going to be on sale there, it likely means they will be on sale at other retailers as well, perhaps at lower prices or in the worst case scenario, they will be price-matched. More on this on Sunday/Monday.

Nikon 50mm f1.8G with Extras for $177

The Nikon 50mm f1.8G prime lens, in new condition with Nikon USA warranty has a couple of special promotions at Adorama for $177 with free shipping. What differs are the freebies, you either get $7 promotional rewards or a more diverse bundle that has $3.54 in promotional rewards along with a 58mm ProOptic MC filter and 1-year NewLeaf spills and drop warranty… Both of these are eligible for an optional “Special Offer” (expand yellow area over there) that lets you add to your order Photoshop Elements 14 for +$29 or both Pho and Premiere for +$49…

Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 14 for $80 {download or by mail}

As foreshadowed by the weekly ads, the Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 software bundle is on sale for $80 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon herself either as a Digital Download (PC or Mac) or as software by mail (ships 1-3 weeks).. Limit two per choice per customer… Photoshop Elements 14 on its own goes for $60…

Elements 14 (both together) for $80 starting Sunday

If you are interested in the Adobe Elements 14 software(both Photoshop and Premier Elements bundled together), the teaser Weekly Ad for Office Depot and Office Max stores for the shopping week that starts on Sunday 7/17/16 has them for $80 as a bundle or $60 for a single (eg Photoshop Elements 14 only). This is the teaser on their website under the Weekly Ad section, screenshot crop below:

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Often times these type of sales happen at multiple retailers or they get price-matched, so if you are interested in the software, you may want to wait until Sunday 7/17/16 or so.

Giveaway: Five Years of Adobe Creative Cloud membership

I normally don’t post Giveaways here, but this one might be of interest, you can win one Five Year Adobe Creative Cloud membership that includes all the Adobe software (not just the Photography Plan). It is a $3000 value, which is probably what the tax liability will be. It is offered at Stacksocial. Click on the “Read official rules” over there for the Terms/conditions of the Giveaway. This ends in about 21 days from today (around May 44, which translates to mid June 2016).

(ENDED) Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 for $75

This offer expired…

One of the main Amazon Gold Box deals of the day, good until 3am Eastern on Friday, is the Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 offered for $75 with free shipping in either a PC/Mac Disc by mail, or digital downloads for PC or Mac. Click on the tab options there to switch between them. Limit one of each kind per customer.

Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle for $29

Stacksocial is back with another Adobe-centered training course bundle. This one is offered by the “Live Photo Academy” and it is a four course Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle going for $29 with instant digital redemption but no returns (all sales final). The four courses are Lightroom, Photoshop, Photography and Graphic Design and Creative Suite. They will be available live or you can watch them later on-demand. Details on the four courses over there.

Speaking of Stacksocial, their Spring 2016 Pay What You Want Apple MacOS bundle continues, with $1+ getting you the Emulsion App or if you beat the average $15.50+, you get 10 more software titles, including Corel’s Aftershot PRO 2.

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $8 per month (with 12-month agreement)

The Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan (Photoshop CC and Lightroom) is available for $8 per month if you agree to a 12-month subscription at Amazon. You can cancel within 15 days for a full refund. Cancellation after 15 days has an Early Termination Fee. This is an auto-renewing subscription, so after the 12 months are over, it will renew until you manually cancel it. It does not say what the price will be when it auto-renews after 12 months.

Free 1-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan with 50+ Canon DSLRs and Lenses

Good until 3/13/16, B&H Photo automatically includes a 1-Year subscription to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan with the purchase of select Canon DSLRs and Lenses. The offer covers items with an MSRP of $1199. Some items however are on Canon-approved Instant Savings, so the price range of this offer is $999 to $12,999. A total of 54 items are participating. You can sort the list of 54 items in various different ways.

No coupon is needed. You receive details on how to redeem your free subscription after you place an eligible order at B&H. Eligible items show this promotion on their individual product page [see screeshot below]:

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Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 and Lightroom 6 for $846 [OR other free extras]

Bundle up time for the E-mount! Adorama is offering a Sony a6000 bundle with the 16-50 and 55-210 lenses and the Adobe Lightroom 6 software (stand-alone, not cloud), all together for $846 with free shipping.

If you don’t want/need Lightroom 6, for the same price and same two lenses, you can get free accessories in the black kit (extra Sony batter, extra Sony charger, Sony screen protector, 64GB Lexar SDXC) and in the silver kit (same free accessories).

On the other hand, if you are fond of certified refurbished, and don’t need any of the aforementioned bonus items, you can get the Sony a6000 two-lens kit for $680 with free shipping by Secondipity thru Amazon. The page there says this will ship by Ground Transportation, so it will not arrive as fast as Prime items typically arrive.

Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle for $69 (14 streaming courses with lifetime access)

If you are interested in learning more about Adobe’s various software products, Stacksocial has a 14-course Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle offered for $69. These courses stream online and you have lifetime access to them. You must redeem the promotion within 30 days of purchase. The bundle has three Lightroom*.* courses (Mastery, certification exam prep, Crash Course), general photography classes, specific photography classes (flash, studio, wedding, B&W, night), and more. You can watch them in any way and order as you like. All sales are final. You can redeem them right away.

NOTE: “Lightroom*.*” is my shorthand for all Lightrooms, CC and stand-alone. Although if I have to write a whole paragraph to explain the shorthand, perhaps the shorthand is no so good 🙂

On the other hand, if you want to pay less or get fewer courses, the Pay What You Want Bundle gets you two courses if you pay $1+ (night, off-camera flash), or if you meet/beat the average price (currently $19.50), you get 11 total courses and assets (the previous two plus a cornucopia of photo-related courses). Assets as in downloadable graphics and other related digital files.

Speaking of “Pay What You Want”, they also have a Design Bundle bundle that gets you eight different font sets if you meet or beat the current average price of $10.08.

Speaking of Stacksocial, if you want to learn about Linux or refresh or beef up your /learnings, there is a Linux Power User Bundle offered for $19. It includes five different courses. Sorry, no dedicated “vi” course though 🙂

Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 for $89 (Disc or Digital Download) [PC/Mac]

The Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 bundle is currently on sale for $89 with free shipping, in either a digital download (PC or Mac) or a PC/Mac Disc to be delivered to your address of choice at Amazon by Amazon itself… This offer is good for everyone, not just Prime members (previous offers were Prime-only)…

The same price is also available at the Microsoft Store (with free returns it says on the product but I don’t know if this applies because it is software and software returns are personas non-whateverata these days) and Office Depot and Office Max where according to their weekly ad it is expected to continue at this price until 2/13/16 (especially if you have ODP/OMX Gift Cards or Rewards (the Duracell Black Friday Rewards should be in your account by now))…

Prime Only: Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 for $70

This offer is good for Prime members only. You have to add the item to your shopping cart and click “Proceed to Checkout” to see the sale price of $70. For a limited time, you can get the Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 software bundle in either Software Box by Mail or Digital Download (PC or Mac). The price you see on the website range from $90 to $115.

While this promotion is running, and you add to the shopping cart, you will see the price get adjusted at the top right corner of the Amazon Checkout page. Annotated screenshot crop right below of the software box by mail:

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The box-by-mail is apparently stackable with the digital download promotion, I added both to the shopping cart, and they both go for $70 each (I did not place the order):

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NOTE #1: this offer only works if the items are sold and shipped by Amazon itself, not by third-party sellers.

NOTE #2: this only works for the aforementioned bundle. I tried the Photoshop Elements 14 and it’s not on sale. This had been going for around $40 in a similar add-to-cart promotion during the 2015 holiday shopping season.

Sony a6000 with 16-50 & 55-210 & LR6 for $700

The Sony a6000 two-lens kit (16-50, 55-210) was one of the major Black Friday iLC brick and mortar offers at $700. But now there’s more! Not only you get that, but also the Adobe Lightroom 6 software is included at Adorama. To recap, you get the Sony a6000 with 16-50 and 55-210 lenses and the Lightroom 6 software (the Win/Mac DVD, not a digital download).

If you already have LR6 or are not interested in it, the two lens kit is also available for $700 with a differet set of extras instead of LR6: an additional Sony battery, an additional Sony charger, a screen protector, and a 64GB Lexar microSDXC C10 card.

Lightroom now FREE on Google Play (no sign-up, no subscription)

Adobe was rather late to the mobile photography app party, so now they have to be more aggressive to recapture lost ground. Which perhaps explains their latest move, Lightroom is now free for all to use on Google Play. You don’t need an Adobe ID, you don’t need a subscription. Just install it on your device and start using it locally.

I played with it for a few minutes. On an 8-inch Android tablet, the screen feels rather small for the UI, readability is not ideal, and in general it has more of a downsized desktop app feel to it. But it’s free and it works! It will probably feel a lot better on 10+ inch tablets. Perhaps a new excuse for photographers to buy the new Google Pixel C Android 2-in-1 creature? Or that 18-inch Samsung Galaxy Viewstrocity?

If you want to sync with your desktop, then an Adobe ID and subscription is needed. They are not giving everything away 🙂