I admit it. I love deals and I love researching for the best deals out there. In addition, as much as I hate to admit it, I have been one of those people, who wait overnight on a cold Thanksgiving night for the store to open at 4am the next day, so I can get that super-sized deal on a laptop, a TV, more SD cards, external hard drives I really don't need, DVDs I will never watch again - anything electronics-related all excited me on Black Fridays. Actually, what typically happens is that I end up calling all of my family members and close friends to see if they want anything since I am one of the first ones at the store! I don't always need something, but I sometimes just like the idea of getting the deals and getting them for my close friends and family. And then I kick myself for putting myself through such pain and chaos because I am usually beat by Friday morning, which lasts all weekend.
Well, sadly for my friends and family (and good for me!), those days are over for me now because one, I have come to my senses and I just don't like doing that anymore and two, why wait in line and go through all that trouble when you can still find great deals online? Since I have the pleasure of working with all the great software developers on Download.com, I have compiled a list of some of their best deals for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so you can save a few bucks on your software needs. Keep in mind that everything listed here are subject to expire any time by the merchant without notification.
- Get It Free: Shop at your favorite stores and get a software for free with the purchase, including WinRAR, AVG Anti-Virus 2013, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Avira Antivirus Premium 2013, Advanced SystemCare Pro, Ad-Aware Pro, ARO 2012, Magix PhotoStory MX Deluxe, Glary Utilities Pro, and Stuffit Deluxe for Windows.
- Microsoft: Savings include up to 40% off on select Xbox games, $50 off on Microsoft Office Home and Student, exclusive Windows 8 PC offers, $100 off on Xbox 360 consoles, 10% off on Beats by Dr. Dre, and more.
- VMware: For Mac users, save 20% on VMware Fusion 5 Standard; save 40% on VMware Fusion 5 Pro; for both Mac and Windows users: save 40% on VMware Fusion 5 Pro and VMware Workstation 9 bundle
- Adobe: Save up to 40% off on Adobe products, including Premiere Elements, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom and Acrobat Standard or Pro
- ESET: This weekend only, Buy one year and get a year free of ESET Smart Security 5!; save 50% on ESET Family Security Pack; for Mac users, save 50% on ESET Cybersecurity for Mac - use promo code: CYBERWEEKEND2012 for all of these offers
- Bootstrap: Save 50% on MediaWidget Easy iPod Transfer
- Clip Extractor: Save 30% on Clip Extractor Pro, an easy to use YouTube Downloader and ringtone maker in one
- WiseCleaner: Save 35% off on Wise Care 365 Pro and improve your computer's performance
- Nuance: Save $70 on Dragon Premium + Training DVD - now $129.99 (orig. $199.99).
- Kaspersky: Save 50% on Kaspersky security products
- Pinnacle Systems: Save 60% on Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate Bundle, which includes Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate, Pinnacle Scorefitter Volume 3, Travel Pack, Pinnacle Creative Pack Volume 2 - now just $99.95 (orig. $248.89)
- LifeLock: Save 10% on LifeLock Ultimate - In a world of unprecedented attacks, LifeLock Ultimate protects you from a wider array of threats to your credit, bank accounts, and identity by seeking out potential threats and helping you defend against them.
- ACD Systems: Save up to 80% on ACD products
- PC Tools: Save 55% on Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus; Save 55% on Spyware Doctor; Save 55% on PC Tools Internet Security
- THQ: Save up to 75% on various games daily until Cyber Monday, including Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, UFC Undisputed 3, Saints Row: The Third
- Webroot: Save 75% on Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2013
- IObit: Save 50% on Advanced SystemCare Pro 6
- BitDefender: Save 35% off on BitDefender Total Security 2013
- VSO Software: Save 40% on ConvertXtoDVD and easily create and burn your internet movie files to DVDs.
- Movavi: Save 40% on Movavi Video Suite Personal
- 4Videosoft: Save $12 on 4Videosoft Video Converter Platinum
As I mentioned above, these deals are subject to change at anytime without notice, so make sure you grab the deal while it lasts. Some of these deals are good for Black Friday only and some are good through and past Cyber Monday as well. Hope this helps you in your search for the best deal, right at the comfort of your own home. Happy shopping!