updated 09:40 pm EST, Wed November 24, 2010
Discounts from 30-50 percent off
As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, more early deal announcements are popping up -- with online sites generally offering specials that run until the end of November, but vary on their start dates. Some of the latest includes significant discounts from Adobe, Softpress and Mariner Software, including significant drops on popular consumer apps.
Adobe's Black Friday sale begins on Friday and ends November 29th, and the company is offering their Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 for Mac for half their usual price, $50 instead of $100. Both products will be discounted by $30, and an additional $20 mail-in rebate will make up the difference for a total savings of 50 percent. The Photoshop Elements Premiere bundle, which includes both products, will be $95 instead of the usual $150.
Adobe is also offering discounts on some of their professional products, taking $100 off the $700 retail price of Photoshop CS5 ($50 off the $200 upgrade price), and $200 off the $1000 Photoshop CS5 Extended ($100 off the $350 upgrade price). All Adobe deals require the use of the coupon code SAVE2010 to get the Black Friday promotional price. Please note that the specials listed above are valid for North America only; Adobe Europe will have their own specials, but they have not yet been revealed.
Softpress, makers of the Freeway web-design software, are taking 1/3rd off their Freeway v5.5 Pro starting now through Monday using coupon code BF33DISPRO. Purchasers and users of Freeway Pro (or Express) can also take advantage of other deals on companions products, including pixel editor Pixelmator ($39, normally $59), drawing app Intaglio ($49, normally $89) and Easy Web Animator ($29, normally $49). Softpress' web hosting packages (offered through FatCow) are also reduced for Black Friday (offer ends on Sunday, Nov. 28th).
Mariner Software are discounting their recently-rebranded Narrator application, which uses Mac OS X voices (and optional additional "actor" voices) to read tagged "parts" of written documents, by 30 percent off its normal price of $40. The sale runs now through Sunday. The discount is automatically applied at checkout.