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Title: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: MatHayward on August 08, 2019, 09:57
I've got good news to share with you. The Adobe Creative Cloud subscription bonus program is back!

You can read all the details here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-bonus-FAQ.html

If you have 300 or more files approved that have been submitted in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive via email in the next 6 weeks a code for a complimentary year of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (20GB).

If you have 300 or more video files approved in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive a code for a complimentary year of the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan.

We are appreciative all of the amazing contributors at Adobe Stock. This bonus is our way of saying thank you for your effort. We look forward to seeing the work you create with Adobe software at Adobe Stock!

-Mat Hayward
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: marthamarks on August 08, 2019, 10:00
I've got good news to share with you. The Adobe Creative Cloud subscription bonus program is back!

You can read all the details here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-bonus-FAQ.html

If you have 300 or more files approved that have been submitted in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive via email in the next 6 weeks a code for a complimentary year of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (20GB).

If you have 300 or more video files approved in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive a code for a complimentary year of the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan.

We are appreciative all of the amazing contributors at Adobe Stock. This bonus is our way of saying thank you for your effort. We look forward to seeing the work you create with Adobe software at Adobe Stock!

-Mat Hayward

This is great news, Mat. I've enjoyed my complimentary subscription this year and believe I will qualify again.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 08, 2019, 10:12
Dang, I don't have that many video uploads to qualify for the whole package :(
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: MatHayward on August 08, 2019, 10:20
Dang, I don't have that many video uploads to qualify for the whole package :(

Then you had better get busy producing new content Sean. There is still plenty of time!  :)

-Mat
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: KuriousKat on August 08, 2019, 10:20
Great news, (for once!), and I should qualify for the Photography plan again.

However, I recently upgraded to the full CC package, so will I be offered a discount to the value of the photo plan?

Thank you!

Kat
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: HalfFull on August 08, 2019, 10:22
I've got good news to share with you. The Adobe Creative Cloud subscription bonus program is back!

You can read all the details here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-bonus-FAQ.html

If you have 300 or more files approved that have been submitted in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive via email in the next 6 weeks a code for a complimentary year of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (20GB).

If you have 300 or more video files approved in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive a code for a complimentary year of the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan.

We are appreciative all of the amazing contributors at Adobe Stock. This bonus is our way of saying thank you for your effort. We look forward to seeing the work you create with Adobe software at Adobe Stock!

-Mat Hayward

Thanks Mat this is great news... is it like last year if you qualify for the video and the phots you get both or is it one or the other this time? Very nice perk... helps keeping expenses down which is always good 👍🏻
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: tomn on August 08, 2019, 10:40
That's awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: panicAttack on August 08, 2019, 10:41
great and very welcome news from adobe

is there limited number of contributors for 300 clips or everyone who put 300 video clips applies?



Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Stockmaan on August 08, 2019, 10:49
Thank you Adobe <3 and people like Mat!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: BlackJack on August 08, 2019, 10:53
Thank you so much. That is much appreciated. :)
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: MatHayward on August 08, 2019, 10:59
Great news, (for once!), and I should qualify for the Photography plan again.

However, I recently upgraded to the full CC package, so will I be offered a discount to the value of the photo plan?

Thank you!

Kat

Hi Kat,

No, there isn't a discount option based on the CCP bonus. You could gift it to a friend or family member. If you did, I'm sure you would be regarded as a personal hero to whomever you gifted it which is a priceless opportunity right? :) 

-Mat
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: MatHayward on August 08, 2019, 11:02
I've got good news to share with you. The Adobe Creative Cloud subscription bonus program is back!

You can read all the details here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-bonus-FAQ.html

If you have 300 or more files approved that have been submitted in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive via email in the next 6 weeks a code for a complimentary year of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (20GB).

If you have 300 or more video files approved in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive a code for a complimentary year of the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan.

We are appreciative all of the amazing contributors at Adobe Stock. This bonus is our way of saying thank you for your effort. We look forward to seeing the work you create with Adobe software at Adobe Stock!

-Mat Hayward

Thanks Mat this is great news... is it like last year if you qualify for the video and the phots you get both or is it one or the other this time? Very nice perk... helps keeping expenses down which is always good 👍🏻

This is covered in the FAQ I linked in my original post. Here is a hypothetical scenario to answer your question. Let's say you have 300 approved 2019 images right now. You qualify for CCP bonus and will receive the code in the first wave of code emails. Then in 2 months you have your 300th video approved, you would receive a code for the full CC after.

If right now you have 300 videos from 2019 and 300 images you would only receive the CC code since it has all the programs offered in CCP already included. Does that make sense?

-Mat
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: mindstorm on August 08, 2019, 11:17
Very nice. I was hoping this would come back.

I got the free Photo plan last year. Just checked, and I am well past the 300 photos this year, but do not know how to determine my acceptance rate (which must also be over 50%)??

I have 214 videos so far.  I might be able to push that to 300 too. :)
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: HalfFull on August 08, 2019, 11:31
I've got good news to share with you. The Adobe Creative Cloud subscription bonus program is back!

You can read all the details here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-bonus-FAQ.html

If you have 300 or more files approved that have been submitted in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive via email in the next 6 weeks a code for a complimentary year of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (20GB).

If you have 300 or more video files approved in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive a code for a complimentary year of the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan.

We are appreciative all of the amazing contributors at Adobe Stock. This bonus is our way of saying thank you for your effort. We look forward to seeing the work you create with Adobe software at Adobe Stock!

-Mat Hayward

Thanks Mat this is great news... is it like last year if you qualify for the video and the phots you get both or is it one or the other this time? Very nice perk... helps keeping expenses down which is always good 👍🏻

This is covered in the FAQ I linked in my original post. Here is a hypothetical scenario to answer your question. Let's say you have 300 approved 2019 images right now. You qualify for CCP bonus and will receive the code in the first wave of code emails. Then in 2 months you have your 300th video approved, you would receive a code for the full CC after.

If right now you have 300 videos from 2019 and 300 images you would only receive the CC code since it has all the programs offered in CCP already included. Does that make sense?

-Mat

Perfectly. I'd meet criteria for both so in that case would get the CC (full package). I see you have 12 months to use the code so when my existing ones run out Oct/Nov I can just redeem it then... if I've understood the terms correctly.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 08, 2019, 11:45
Dang, I don't have that many video uploads to qualify for the whole package :(

Then you had better get busy producing new content Sean. There is still plenty of time!  :)

-Mat

Ah, it goes through the end of the year?  The way it read, I wasn't sure.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Microstock Man on August 08, 2019, 12:02
GREAT news, thanks for the update!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: cobalt on August 08, 2019, 12:11
Thank you! Great news!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: KuriousKat on August 08, 2019, 12:36
Great news, (for once!), and I should qualify for the Photography plan again.

However, I recently upgraded to the full CC package, so will I be offered a discount to the value of the photo plan?

Thank you!

Kat

Hi Kat,

No, there isn't a discount option based on the CCP bonus. You could gift it to a friend or family member. If you did, I'm sure you would be regarded as a personal hero to whomever you gifted it which is a priceless opportunity right? :) 

-Mat

*, I only just signed up.

Ah well, I have no one to gift it to but it was a nice idea anyway.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: wds on August 08, 2019, 12:45
Dang, I don't have that many video uploads to qualify for the whole package :(

Then you had better get busy producing new content Sean. There is still plenty of time!  :)

-Mat

Ah, it goes through the end of the year?  The way it read, I wasn't sure.

For both plan qualifications it says: "........during the period of Jan 1- Dec 31, 2019......"

It's on the web page FAQ.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: ForrestBrown on August 08, 2019, 13:35
Woohoo! I was starting to think that Adobe wasn't going to do this again this year. Very nice perk.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: dirkr on August 08, 2019, 13:48
Very nice.
That's certainly the good news of the day for microstockers!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 08, 2019, 14:02
For both plan qualifications it says: "........during the period of Jan 1- Dec 31, 2019......"

It's on the web page FAQ.

Cool.  I didn't dig that far.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: medveh on August 08, 2019, 14:11
I still don't understand why are vector artists always left behind?
With 300 vector uploads one should receive an Illustrator CC license code.
A photography plan is pretty useless for vector creators, even though we qualify...
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Shelma1 on August 08, 2019, 14:18
And for illustrators....nothing. Again.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: gnirtS on August 08, 2019, 14:28
Thats fantastic again.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: cascoly on August 08, 2019, 14:46
Wonderful!  again, adobe is one of the few agencies that concretely values its contributors!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: derby on August 08, 2019, 14:59
Excellent chess move once again from Adobe to gain fidelity and respect from contributors. Thanks Adobe and thanks Mat for your work with us :)
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on August 08, 2019, 15:17
Shame there's nothing based on sales, and only uploads. Might take me a while to submit 300 animations!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Mir on August 08, 2019, 15:30
What about Illustrators?
It would be nice to include us too... ::)
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: 2checkingout on August 08, 2019, 15:31
That's great news, thank you Matt and Adobe
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: noodle on August 08, 2019, 16:09
Yes, Thank you Matt for this news and convey our thanks to Adobe for doing this nice gesture in behalf of its contributers!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: SuperPhoto on August 08, 2019, 20:23
thanks, I appreciate it! I believe I should qualify.

When will the codes/info be sent out?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Shelma1 on August 08, 2019, 20:48
I notice Mat doesn't even bother responding to the illustrators. We're worthless, why make an effort? Why even offer Adobe Illustrator? We can draw sh!t by hand.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: MatHayward on August 08, 2019, 20:59
I notice Mat doesn't even bother responding to the illustrators. We're worthless, why make an effort? Why even offer Adobe Illustrator? We can draw sh!t by hand.

Sorry Shelma, I'm not ignoring you. We don't have a standalone version of Illustrator available as a bonus at this time. You would need to submit 300 videos in addition to your vectors to receive a complimentary code for the full Creative Cloud which does have Illustrator in it. Your feedback has been noted. I'm sorry you are disappointed.

Best regards,

Mat
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: MatHayward on August 08, 2019, 21:00
thanks, I appreciate it! I believe I should qualify.

When will the codes/info be sent out?

Thanks!

The first batch of codes should  be sent via email in approximately 6 weeks.

-Mat
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Shelma1 on August 08, 2019, 21:05
I notice Mat doesn't even bother responding to the illustrators. We're worthless, why make an effort? Why even offer Adobe Illustrator? We can draw sh!t by hand.

Sorry Shelma, I'm not ignoring you. We don't have a standalone version of Illustrator available as a bonus at this time. You would need to submit 300 videos in addition to your vectors to receive a complimentary code for the full Creative Cloud which does have Illustrator in it. Your feedback has been noted. I'm sorry you are disappointed.

Best regards,

Mat

Ridiculous. Adobe now expects illustrators to become videographers or animators as well. Imagine walking into a roomful of people and offering everyone a gift except, for no particular reason, one person. And then telling them they need to become a different person if they want a gift. I see that vectors are top sellers across all stock sites, but whatever. Between Shutterstock's ridiculous new submission requirements for illustrators and Adobe's refusal to acknowledge us, I'm really not into contributing anything any more. No biggie....I've only been using your products since their inception.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Snowblood on August 08, 2019, 23:19
Great ! Thanks a lot :)
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Noedelhap on August 09, 2019, 03:53
Thanks Mat, it's great to hear the bonus program has returned. I see they've upped the ante. The "$500 in sales" requirement is gone, but now we need 300 freshly uploaded videos. I better get to work then... ;)

@Shelma:
I agree it's not fair to leave illustrators hanging like that. I have the luxury of being a vector AND video contributor, but hopefully next year they'll include ALL contributors.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 09, 2019, 04:46
Thanks Mat, it's great to hear the bonus program has returned. I see they've upped the ante. The "$500 in sales" requirement is gone, but now we need 300 freshly uploaded videos. I better get to work then... ;)

@Shelma:
I agree it's not fair to leave illustrators hanging like that. I have the luxury of being a vector AND video contributor, but hopefully next year they'll include ALL contributors.

... and motion graphic template people :)
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Mir on August 09, 2019, 05:09
But why are you excluding illustrators, aren't vector sales a large percentage of the total.
Giving a bonus to photographers and video contributors and nothing to illustrators both this and last year makes me feel offended.
If you wanted to include us you could have given a discounted price of whatever plan we are using or something similar.
My guess is the bonus is a marketing tool because lots of people are switching to affinity as they don't like the subscription only option but I still don't understand why not give something to illustrators too.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Jim Cumming on August 09, 2019, 14:09
Awesome thanks very much Mat and Adobe
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Clair Voyant on August 10, 2019, 14:33
Mat: Why not just offer Creative Cloud to content providers of 300 ++ submissions a year? As you can see from the posts above illustrators get the short end of the stick. As it stands for me, I get the free Photoshop but use an alternate to Premiere, simply because of cost. I'd glady use Pemiere if it was offered. I am not a marketing guru, but it makes total sense to me to pull in the creative community for all aspects of what Adobe has on offer. If you think about it some people won't even use what is on offer, and others will take full advantage. To exclude content providers because there is no stand alone product makes no sense at all. There are other video editing programs and other illustration programs and Adobe is more or less saying we don't matter, and truth be told I think offering the full meal deal would go a long way within the creative community regardless of medium in which we choose to express. It would be a real morale booster. Food for thought.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: mino216 on August 14, 2019, 09:48
Nice to hear that the Bonus Program continues :-) Unfortunately, my previous code expired prior I have activated it :(
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: gnirtS on August 17, 2019, 06:58
I thought last years codes had no expiry?  You could use one after the other if you had both?

Edit:- Scrap that.  I found the FAQ. 12 months.
Glad i saw that, im using the LR one and the all apps expires Sept1 so i need to use it before then.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: wds on August 17, 2019, 07:57
I thought last years codes had no expiry?  You could use one after the other if you had both?

Edit:- Scrap that.  I found the FAQ. 12 months.
Glad i saw that, im using the LR one and the all apps expires Sept1 so i need to use it before then.

Where is that FAQ, because my understanding was that the one I received expires in July 2021?
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: gnirtS on August 17, 2019, 08:25
There seem to be 2 FAQs with different dates:-

https://helpx.adobe.com/lt/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-giveaway-FAQ.html
Says "You have until July 31, 2021 to redeem the code."

Whereas this:-  https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-bonus-FAQ.html
says "The code will remain valid 12 months from the date it is issued to you. "

The latter is the one linked in the email that sent the code.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: wds on August 17, 2019, 08:57
There seem to be 2 FAQs with different dates:-

https://helpx.adobe.com/lt/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-giveaway-FAQ.html
Says "You have until July 31, 2021 to redeem the code."

Whereas this:-  https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-bonus-FAQ.html
says "The code will remain valid 12 months from the date it is issued to you. "

The latter is the one linked in the email that sent the code.

Okay, now I am confused. The FAQ for the first program ($500 in sales...) says expiration date: 7/31/2021.
The FAQ for the latest program says expiration date is one year from issuance of code. So for the first (>$500 sales) program, it would seem that 7/31/2021
is the expiration date.

Mat, can we get a clarification on this? Specfically, what is the expiration date for folks that qualified for the original (>$500 sales) program?

Thanks
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: gnirtS on August 17, 2019, 11:25
The first one says published Last published: 2018 August 9

The second link is published August 2019.

So i assume the first one applies to the codes issued in 2018?

Clarification would be helpful.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: MichaelRon on August 17, 2019, 14:55
Hey Mat,

I'm also confused. Can you please help me with this:

I've received the "Creative Cloud Bonus" code last year. I haven't activated the code yet. I tried to activate it now and it says it's expired.

But here is the email I've received from Adobe:

"Dear -------,
 
Last August the Adobe Stock team launched a Creative Cloud giveaway program to reward our top contributors. Congratulations, you are one of them!
You were awarded a 12 month free Creative Cloud subscription, and received an email from compext@adobe.com with your redemption code. We noticed that you havenít redeemed the code yet to start your free access to Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and more.
In case you overlooked the previous email, your code is -----. You have until July 2021 to redeem it. ..."


So as stated in this email I've received from you, the code should still be valid.

Can you please help me with this?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: zsooofija on August 18, 2019, 04:59
Hey Mat,

I'm also confused. Can you please help me with this:

I've received the "Creative Cloud Bonus" code last year. I haven't activated the code yet. I tried to activate it now and it says it's expired.

But here is the email I've received from Adobe:

"Dear -------,
 
Last August the Adobe Stock team launched a Creative Cloud giveaway program to reward our top contributors. Congratulations, you are one of them!
You were awarded a 12 month free Creative Cloud subscription, and received an email from compext@adobe.com with your redemption code. We noticed that you havenít redeemed the code yet to start your free access to Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and more.
In case you overlooked the previous email, your code is -----. You have until July 2021 to redeem it. ..."


So as stated in this email I've received from you, the code should still be valid.

Can you please help me with this?

Thanks!

+1
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: HalfFull on August 19, 2019, 00:25
Hey Mat,

I'm also confused. Can you please help me with this:

I've received the "Creative Cloud Bonus" code last year. I haven't activated the code yet. I tried to activate it now and it says it's expired.

But here is the email I've received from Adobe:

"Dear -------,
 
Last August the Adobe Stock team launched a Creative Cloud giveaway program to reward our top contributors. Congratulations, you are one of them!
You were awarded a 12 month free Creative Cloud subscription, and received an email from compext@adobe.com with your redemption code. We noticed that you havenít redeemed the code yet to start your free access to Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and more.
In case you overlooked the previous email, your code is -----. You have until July 2021 to redeem it. ..."


So as stated in this email I've received from you, the code should still be valid.

Can you please help me with this?

Thanks!

Yeah, same here. I was going to use it after the current one but the expiry date appears to have been changed after first said 2021. When I found out they were awarding new ones I was going to send it to someone else... glad I didn't  :D
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Cider Apple on August 19, 2019, 03:34
Hey Mat,

I'm also confused. Can you please help me with this:

I've received the "Creative Cloud Bonus" code last year. I haven't activated the code yet. I tried to activate it now and it says it's expired.

But here is the email I've received from Adobe:

"Dear -------,
 
Last August the Adobe Stock team launched a Creative Cloud giveaway program to reward our top contributors. Congratulations, you are one of them!
You were awarded a 12 month free Creative Cloud subscription, and received an email from compext@adobe.com with your redemption code. We noticed that you havenít redeemed the code yet to start your free access to Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and more.
In case you overlooked the previous email, your code is -----. You have until July 2021 to redeem it. ..."


So as stated in this email I've received from you, the code should still be valid.

Can you please help me with this?

Thanks!

Yeah, same here. I was going to use it after the current one but the expiry date appears to have been changed after first said 2021. When I found out they were awarding new ones I was going to send it to someone else... glad I didn't  :D

Exact same thing has just happened to me. Just tried to activate my first adobe cloud givaway from last year and it says it's expired. About 6 months ago an adobe employee emailed me reminding me that it expires in 2021. Whats going on Matt???
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Cider Apple on August 19, 2019, 03:46
Hey Mat,

I'm also confused. Can you please help me with this:

I've received the "Creative Cloud Bonus" code last year. I haven't activated the code yet. I tried to activate it now and it says it's expired.

But here is the email I've received from Adobe:

"Dear -------,
 
Last August the Adobe Stock team launched a Creative Cloud giveaway program to reward our top contributors. Congratulations, you are one of them!
You were awarded a 12 month free Creative Cloud subscription, and received an email from compext@adobe.com with your redemption code. We noticed that you havenít redeemed the code yet to start your free access to Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and more.
In case you overlooked the previous email, your code is -----. You have until July 2021 to redeem it. ..."


So as stated in this email I've received from you, the code should still be valid.

Can you please help me with this?

Thanks!


Yeah, same here. I was going to use it after the current one but the expiry date appears to have been changed after first said 2021. When I found out they were awarding new ones I was going to send it to someone else... glad I didn't  :D


Exact same thing has just happened to me. Just tried to activate my first adobe cloud givaway from last year and it says it's expired. About 6 months ago an adobe employee emailed me reminding me that it expires in 2021. Whats going on Matt???


Also I've never bought adobe cloud before (still use CS6) so the 'Digital River' thing doesn't apply to me. This is the email I recieved on 18/12/18
(deleted personal info)

Dear ........
 
Last August the Adobe Stock team launched a Creative Cloud giveaway program to reward our top contributors. Congratulations, you are one of them!
You were awarded a 12 month free Creative Cloud subscription, and received an email from compext@adobe.com with your redemption code. We noticed that you havenít redeemed the code yet to start your free access to Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and more.
In case you overlooked the previous email, your code is ..................

You have until July 2021 to redeem it.
ē     Visit www.creativecloud.com/redeem (http://www.creativecloud.com/redeem)
ē     Sign in with your Adobe ID
ē     Enter your redemption code ...................... to claim your complimentary access to the Creative Cloud plan
ē     To bypass the credit card entry page, click on 'Remind Me Later', and then click on 'Get Started' to download your software
 
Please note, if you are an existing subscriber, your payments will be paused only if you have the exact same plan as the complimentary one (Creative Cloud). If you have any other plan, or if you receive the error 'Invalid Code' when you attempt to redeem the code, please read the Giveaway FAQ carefully.
 
Thank you,
The Adobe Stock Contributor Success Team
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: gnirtS on August 19, 2019, 06:37
Ive got exactly the same, "this code has expired".

Its (i) under 12 months old and (ii) the email says July 2021.

Ive emailed support (i guess everyone else has too)

EDIT:- Very speedy response from support.  They've requested a new code.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: micens on August 19, 2019, 07:38
I have same problem. Say "Weíre sorry, but it seems like this redemption code has expired" but in email say "You have until July 2021 to redeem it".
Mat, what to do? My subs is expired, and I can`t use Photoshop any more :(
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: gnirtS on August 19, 2019, 08:49
Just message support - they replied to me within minutes.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: MatHayward on August 19, 2019, 11:51
I have same problem. Say "Weíre sorry, but it seems like this redemption code has expired" but in email say "You have until July 2021 to redeem it".
Mat, what to do? My subs is expired, and I can`t use Photoshop any more :(

Codes from the 2018 program are valid until 2021, but due to a glitch some codes expired early. Please contact the Contributor Success team via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal to let us know that your code has expired. We verify your info and will issue a new code.

thanks,

Mat
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: MichaelRon on August 19, 2019, 14:20
I have same problem. Say "Weíre sorry, but it seems like this redemption code has expired" but in email say "You have until July 2021 to redeem it".
Mat, what to do? My subs is expired, and I can`t use Photoshop any more :(

Codes from the 2018 program are valid until 2021, but due to a glitch some codes expired early. Please contact the Contributor Success team via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal to let us know that your code has expired. We verify your info and will issue a new code.

thanks,

Mat

That's great, Mat.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: jjneff on August 19, 2019, 14:59
I know I have sold enough video's but have never gotten a code
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: micens on August 19, 2019, 16:27
I have same problem. Say "Weíre sorry, but it seems like this redemption code has expired" but in email say "You have until July 2021 to redeem it".
Mat, what to do? My subs is expired, and I can`t use Photoshop any more :(

Codes from the 2018 program are valid until 2021, but due to a glitch some codes expired early. Please contact the Contributor Success team via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal to let us know that your code has expired. We verify your info and will issue a new code.

thanks,

Mat

That's great, Mat.
Thanks!

Thank you, I`ll try this ;)
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: mino216 on August 21, 2019, 00:49
It has worked. I have contacted the support (the Adobe Stock support), they promised me a new key and in two days, the new key was in my inbox. I have applied that and even though it was set correctly, it still has been showing that my next billing is next week for a while. After few hours, everything corrected itself and now it is showing that the next billing is in September 2020. Great. Thanks, Adobe :-)
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: MichaelRon on August 21, 2019, 02:24
I can confirm that Contributor Success team gave me a new code that works.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: gnirtS on August 21, 2019, 04:05
Im still waiting for the new code after the initial 48hour reply say they'd give me one.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: micens on August 21, 2019, 06:43
I can confirm that Contributor Success team gave me a new code that works.
Thanks!

Confirm by me to. Thank you ;)
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Shelma1 on August 21, 2019, 16:43
Whereís my code?

Oh wait...Iím an illustrator. No soup for you.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Clair Voyant on August 21, 2019, 16:58
Whereís my code?

Oh wait...Iím an illustrator. No soup for you.

#illustratorslifesmatter #notmetoo?

Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Stockmaan on August 22, 2019, 04:23


Thanks

Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: uvox4 on August 29, 2019, 06:20
Has anyone got a code yet?
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: silveandalu on September 03, 2019, 11:07
Hello everyone! Good news... I got mine last year but I tryed to get my acces to the cloud bonus but I couldnt do it... I woul like to make this year because I am tired of my mac and I will go to winddows for working, please Mark, if you  or someone can help me I will apriciate... The last year when I tryed to start the bonus key it sayed that it was already validated (But I didnt, or if I did I didnt installed/enjoyed the programs)... Thanks, and sorry for my english (I am from Spain :)

Hugs!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: KeremGo3D on September 03, 2019, 15:10
Hello dear Mat!

Is there a way to check if my account is eligible or not? I also noticed you've used to term "assets" so I'm assuming 3D renderings / concept art are eligible too (I don't have photography on my Adobe Stock portfolio).

Thank you in advance! 

I've got good news to share with you. The Adobe Creative Cloud subscription bonus program is back!

You can read all the details here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-bonus-FAQ.html

If you have 300 or more files approved that have been submitted in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive via email in the next 6 weeks a code for a complimentary year of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan (20GB).

If you have 300 or more video files approved in 2019 with at least a 50% approval ratio you will receive a code for a complimentary year of the Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan.

We are appreciative all of the amazing contributors at Adobe Stock. This bonus is our way of saying thank you for your effort. We look forward to seeing the work you create with Adobe software at Adobe Stock!

-Mat Hayward
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Beckhusen on September 04, 2019, 10:11
Is the give away 2019 also for those of us who got and used it in 2018 when we have again enough uploads in 2019?
And how does it work? Do we have to wait for a new code?
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Noedelhap on September 04, 2019, 11:25
Is the give away 2019 also for those of us who got and used it in 2018 when we have again enough uploads in 2019?
And how does it work? Do we have to wait for a new code?

Yes, regardless of whether or not you've used a code in 2018, you should be eligible for a new code in 2019 if you meet the required number of uploads.
The code will be sent automatically some weeks after you've reached the target, according to the FAQ.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Beckhusen on September 04, 2019, 13:34
Thanks for the feedback, Noedelhap, so i can enjoy and hope to get soon!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: uvox4 on September 12, 2019, 13:29
I got my apps code today.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: cloudvisual on September 12, 2019, 15:57
I'm having a real hard time trusting the email I received today from Adobe.

Low resolution HTML email, with a click tracking link from http://cl.trkkp.com (http://cl.trkkp.com)

The email is sent from: AdobeStockContributor.com
Once clicked it forwards to: adobepartneroffer.com
And finally resolves to Adobe's actual website.

I get that Adobe have several websites and want to track clicks, but I'm really not keen on following this one through until I have someone say this is legit.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: HalfFull on September 12, 2019, 15:59
Got the replacement from last year and the new full package for this year.

Much appreciated... very nice perk! Cheers Mat/Adobe
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: MatHayward on September 12, 2019, 17:01
I'm having a real hard time trusting the email I received today from Adobe.

Low resolution HTML email, with a click tracking link from [url]http://cl.trkkp.com[/url] ([url]http://cl.trkkp.com[/url])

The email is sent from: AdobeStockContributor.com
Once clicked it forwards to: adobepartneroffer.com
And finally resolves to Adobe's actual website.

I get that Adobe have several websites and want to track clicks, but I'm really not keen on following this one through until I have someone say this is legit.


it's legit.

-Mat
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: gillian vann on September 13, 2019, 05:39
I actually got 2 freebies for PS last year, (one from Adobe and one from Stocksy/Adobe) but I'm going for the whole enchilada this time via the video reward. It's good to have some extra motivation to upload video (for me, the editing is the worst part). cheers Mat
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Pablito on September 13, 2019, 12:40
Big thanks to Adobe.

1  sales coming along nicely
2  customer support replied and sorted out a problem super quick.
3  Mat is active on here
4  My code just arrived.

Once Adobe accept editorial video I have a feeling they'll get to be my number 1, right now they're my number 5 and climbing
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: suz7 on September 13, 2019, 13:10
I've never been so self-disciplined and have been doing soooo many more videos, it's such a great incentive  thanks Matt
 :D :) :)
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on September 13, 2019, 13:40
I can't really see a phishing or other scam knowing you qualified for a free subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and then creating a fake email that sends you to Adobe.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Microstock Man on September 13, 2019, 13:46
Looking forward to getting that email!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Stockmaan on September 13, 2019, 14:20
Just checking now my junk folder and finding my Adobe stock contributor bonus email. I got this email yesterday. Really donít know why this email  was in junk folder.

Everything ok now.

Big thank you again this year Adobe!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: mindstorm on September 13, 2019, 16:08
I am very sure I am well over the threshold, but haven't gotten my code yet.

Normally, I would just wait, but... my subscription is due in about 3 days. If I don't get the code before then, I will be billed for a year, and then have a code that is worthless to me...?

[EDIT -- it just came through. Just in time!  Thanks, Adobe!!  :) ]
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Artist on September 13, 2019, 18:56
Lovely! I got one today. Though they are in Spam folder.

I wish if I could swap the bonus software with other. I already have CC photography plan active on my subscription.  :(
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Microstock Man on September 13, 2019, 19:14
Looking forward to getting that email!

Got it! Thanks Adobe Stock!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: mindstorm on September 13, 2019, 19:54
Lovely! I got one today. Though they are in Spam folder.

I wish if I could swap the bonus software with other. I already have CC photography plan active on my subscription.  :(

Just wait until your current subscription is about to run out, then use this code to extend your subscription another year.

I happened to be lucky enough that the code came less than a week before I was to have to pay for the next year.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: marthamarks on September 13, 2019, 20:50
Mine came in today. Greatly appreciated! :D
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Jens G on September 14, 2019, 00:43
I have also received mine. Really nice  ;D

Jens G
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: uvox4 on September 14, 2019, 05:09
I'm having a real hard time trusting the email I received today from Adobe.

Low resolution HTML email, with a click tracking link from [url]http://cl.trkkp.com[/url] ([url]http://cl.trkkp.com[/url])

The email is sent from: AdobeStockContributor.com
Once clicked it forwards to: adobepartneroffer.com
And finally resolves to Adobe's actual website.

I get that Adobe have several websites and want to track clicks, but I'm really not keen on following this one through until I have someone say this is legit.


It looks the same as the email I got. The code redeemed.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Ruud on September 14, 2019, 06:17
And I received the code too! Thank you very much Adobe!

https://stock.adobe.com/be_nl/contributor/202653768/ruud-morijn?load_type=author&prev_url=detail
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: mj007 on September 14, 2019, 16:18
Must be a wave. Got mine. Thanks Adobe....
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Shelma1 on September 14, 2019, 17:02
Got mine today! Ha ha! Just kidding! Iím a worthless illustrator!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: hafakot on September 15, 2019, 02:00
Still hadn't got mine 🙁
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Clair Voyant on September 15, 2019, 16:10
Got mine today! Ha ha! Just kidding! Iím a worthless illustrator!

You are starting to sound like a broken record.

And yes, it totally sucks that Adobe does not respect your effort and acknowledge illustrators.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: cloudvisual on September 15, 2019, 16:34


it's legit.

-Mat

Thank you for confirming this
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: cathyslife on September 15, 2019, 17:38
Got mine today! Ha ha! Just kidding! Iím a worthless illustrator!

You are starting to sound like a broken record.

And yes, it totally sucks that Adobe does not respect your effort and acknowledge illustrators.


The squeaky wheel gets the grease.  ;D
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Clair Voyant on September 15, 2019, 20:39
Got mine today! Ha ha! Just kidding! Iím a worthless illustrator!

You are starting to sound like a broken record.

And yes, it totally sucks that Adobe does not respect your effort and acknowledge illustrators.


The squeaky wheel gets the grease.  ;D

yes the squeaky wheel gets the grease and i truly hope adobe wakes up and offers a stand alone version for illustrators. the broken record approach of whiney poor me rhetoric is not going to grease anything.

FWIW i am not an illustrator. this is nothing more than poor decision making in regards to the client base adobe relies on for profit and the contributors that support adobe stock. my vote is adobe should offer one offer all provided they meet the criteria. adobe, this is a fail in my books.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Lina on September 16, 2019, 04:50
My vote for free software for illustrators too. But Adobe is very stubborn with illogical and discriminatory policies, so frankly I would be surprised if it really happens.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Noedelhap on September 16, 2019, 04:56
Got mine today! Ha ha! Just kidding! Iím a worthless illustrator!

What about animating your illustrations and uploading it as video? If your subject matter is suitable, you could try that.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: mino216 on September 16, 2019, 08:44
I really do not get it. The company is giving some of its contributors free software (nobody forced Adobe to do so and it is not its obligation) and so many people are complaining and considering it as fail etc.

Of course, it would be fine if there is an illustrator bonus program as well and/or ability to purchase various Adobe softwares separately instead of buying all applications at once (why one cannot buy Photoshop/Illustrator or Photoshop/Premiere bundle at some reasonable price...) but to consider not giving free software for all as a fail? I do not think so.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: derby on September 16, 2019, 08:57
I really do not get it. The company is giving some of its contributors free software (nobody forced Adobe to do so and it is not its obligation) and so many people are complaining and considering it as fail etc.

Completely agree.
Everybody likes to be payed for his works. Is it not this the reason why every day there are complaints about how poor is the monet that agency is paying us.
And now there is Adobe that give away for free high value software for contributors. It's a great move in my opinion. They take care of contributors.
They are interested in more photos and clips, so this is the reason. Maybe they are not interested in more illustration arts, I don't know, but it's completely up to them to choose what and when give away.

Complaints for this is a nonsense. Everyone in this forum want to be payed for his work. Also Adobe want to be payed for its software. Of course they think that the giveaway can give them more advantage in long run.

BTW I received my code, thanks Adobe, another good move!
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: georgep7 on September 16, 2019, 09:12
Isn't this a contributor - indipendant producer forum? We support each other and we are equally members as contributors to agencies. Or artists or whatever the right name is. There is are no discriminations right? If some people want to protest and gain a subscription on the basis that are equal contributors to all others it is their right to do so. And I hope Adobe to correct this.

:)

BTW i won't receive a code, i dont contribute there but thanks Adobe for the great products that make our life and work easier.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: derby on September 16, 2019, 14:46
Isn't this a contributor - indipendant producer forum?

I hope so 😊 but "indipendent" doesn't means that every single compliant is the right one 😏

We support each other and we are equally members as contributors to agencies. Or artists or whatever the right name is. There is are no discriminations right?

For sure, but this is a commercial business and Adobe, like everyone else, take decision for its own business model, as each one of us do.
We (contributors) are not friends, we work in a high competitive business.
And they (Adobe and other agencies) work in a high competitive world too.
We make our choice and selection. They do the same.
That's all

Of course I think it would be great from Adobe to give to illustrator artists a nice rewards as they do for photographers and video makers but... This is a commercial business choice, not a gift for everyone. They do what is good for them, and this is very normal. Also for us.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: pkphotos on September 16, 2019, 14:59
They should just give free codes to anyone who nets over US$1500 a year.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: rushay on September 16, 2019, 22:02
Received my code as well, it was in the spam folder but the code does not show up.
Title: Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
Post by: Artist on September 17, 2019, 02:38
They should just give free codes to anyone who nets over US$1500 a year.

and why?