How Adobe Gave Me Three Free Months of Creative Cloud (COVID-19 Discount)

Freelancers, we're no different than anyone else suffering because of the pandemic and associated economic setbacks. Maybe that's not correct, because we've probably become more resilient to uncertainty just by our job description alone. Lucky for us, some brands are paying attention and doing what they can do soften the hit. This is how I received three months free from Adobe Creative Cloud.

Is This a Free Trial From Adobe?

No, this only applies to current Adobe customers. It's Adobe's way of retaining its subscribers and helping creatives out in the process. It's not an advertised perk, but it's there with a few minutes of work on your part. For those not yet a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, this does not apply to you. 

Is it Two Months or Three Months?

Personally, I received a two-month discount on my Adobe Photography Plan, which was normally $9.99 per month. It's not a huge discount, but in trying times, that extra $9.99 per month could help cover another bill due. 
If you go through the automated process, it's generally two months free. 

If you speak to them via chat, they will often give you three months free, which is what the video shows. The video shows the step-by-step process of going through the live chat to get an additional month. All discounts are up to the sole discretion of Adobe, and they may stop this courtesy program at any point. These are the exact steps that I used for my own plan, plus other photographers that have seen the video. Your experience may be different, but it's worth a try!

Many people, including myself, feel that Adobe has missed the mark in recent years, and it seems they're more concerned about profits versus helping the creative community. This latest move is generous and could help build more goodwill toward their brand. 

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7 Comments

Bernie Bros's picture

Or buy a college .edu email account on eBay for $3 and get all of Adobe’s software for $19.99/mo.

Rayann Elzein's picture

Adobe didn't give you a discount because of Covid-19... Adobe was giving this discount already at least a year before we ever heard of that virus. This company has nothing to be praised for with their unstable and laggy excuse of a software that is LR.

Patrick Ormerod's picture

Yep, I've been saying this since this rumor began but no one will listen and multiple websites continue being marketing pawns giving Adobe goodwill when it deserves little if any (excepting their offer to those with .edu addresses).

Rayann Elzein's picture

It's crazy that it's been weeks that this is happening. I have commented everywhere I could that this is BS, but no one will listen indeed. I'd almost swear that it's even the 2nd time that this is mentioned on this very website, isn't it?

VINICIUS YUZO ZUCARELI's picture

I think it is the third time...

Thomas McTear's picture

Just did it! Thanks.

Johan Doornenbal's picture

Do Fstoppers writers read Fstoppers?