Save $480 on AutoCAD LT 2011 until July 16, 2010

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image Catching up on some unread blog posts in Google Reader this morning, I came across a post R.K. McSwain made on his CAD Panacea blog (a personal favorite) earlier this week titled AutoCAD LT rebate. AutoCAD LT 2011 retails for $1,200, but Autodesk is running a promotion on their own site until July 18, and on Amazon.com until July 16 that will save you an additional $300. Can’t say why the promotion runs two-days longer when bought directly from Autodesk, but you can save an additional $180 when you purchase from Amazon.com for $720.

Boxed Shipment of AutoCAD LT 2011 WITHOUT Subscription

  • Amazon.com: $1,200 (retail) – $180 (Amazon.com savings) – $300 (mail-in-rebate) = $720
  • Autodesk Store: $1,200 (retail) – $300 (mail-in-rebate) = $900

Boxed Shipment of AutoCAD LT 2011 WITH Subscription

So far as I can tell, AutoCAD LT 2011 isn’t available from Amazon.com WITH Subscription. For those unfamiliar with Autodesk Subscription, it provides ‘free’ software upgrades, exclusive downloads, product support, and several resources including e-learning. While it requires a larger up-front investment, Subscription is typically the better long-term value for those looking to keep their software current (ie. upgrade every 1-3 years). You can learn more about Subscription from the Autodesk Subscription site.

  • Autodesk Store: $1,395 (retail w/subscription) – $300 (mail-in-rebate) = $1,095

Learn to use AutoCAD LT 2011

AutoCAD LT 2011: No Experience Required Looking to learn and become productive with AutoCAD LT 2011? Be sure to have a look at my upcoming book, and Autodesk Official Training Guide, AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011: No Experience Required due to book retailers in June/July 2010. Through a series of engaging hands-on tutorials you’ll master all essential AutoCAD LT features, get a thorough grounding in the basics, learn the very latest industry standards and techniques, and quickly become productive with AutoCAD LT 2011. Stay tuned to this site for an exact release date.

More information about the $300 rebate, as published on the AutoCAD LT 2011 product page in the Autodesk Store:

Limited Time Offer – Save $300 on AutoCAD LT 2011
From May 1, 2010 through July 18, 2010 customers who purchase qualifying new commercial licenses of AutoCAD LT® software may be eligible for a rebate of up to US$300 for each new license purchased after submitting an online request and providing proof of license purchase documentation. This offer is limited to a maximum of five (5) seats total per customer invoice address.
Eligible participants may apply for a rebate of up to US$300 for each new license of AutoCAD LT 2011 software.
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