[Update] Use Turkish Adobe Creative Cloud offer and save over 85% (without VPN)

Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects, Premiere Pro and many other apps are in the Adobe Creative Cloud. But not everyone agrees with the monthly price of 61,95 euros. The monthly individual prices of 11,89 euros or 23,79 euros for some of the programs and program combinations can also be too much. That's why Jens recently sent me a video showing how you can book the Creative Cloud offer for a fraction of the price via VPN via the Turkish Adobe website. Out of curiosity, I tried it without a VPN – and it worked! Here I show you how to do it.

UPDATE February 08.02.2024, XNUMX: After a few months, Adobe will determine from which country you are really using the Creative Cloud. The subscription and its price will then be adjusted accordingly. Details about this in this recent post: Adobe Creative Cloud – Turkey trick exposed after a while!

Update 21.11.2023: It's still possible!

My readers' experiences seem to vary widely. After I heard several times at the beginning of November that the trick no longer worked, another comment came from a reader who said he had managed it with the Revolut credit card and a VPN with the setting of a Turkish city. I would read from this that it is currently still working and you should definitely test it out.

Update November 02.11.2023nd, XNUMX: No longer works!

I just received a tip from a reader that Adobe has put a stop to this trick. The credit card must now be registered in the same country as the country you specify as your country of residence via VPN.

Support told him that they've found that people are buying cheaper plans here even though they live elsewhere. This is now very heavily regulated. Anyone who still has access to a Turkish credit card can still do so.

Update October 09.10.2023th, XNUMX: Still going this way

Based on reader comments, I picked out the following important points that are important for a successful savings campaign at Adobe:

  1. you have to create a new Adobe account (Adobe ID).
  2. you need a VPN that you can set to “Turkey” (e.g. I take Atlas VPN – currently with 85% discount)
  3. the credit card should be one Revolut credit card because others don't seem to provide the corresponding discount at Adobe
According to the current exchange rate, you can get the Adobe Creative Cloud with all programs for only €7,32 instead of €61,95 per month. That's a saving of around 88%.
According to the current exchange rate, you can get the Adobe Creative Cloud with all programs for only €7,32 instead of €61,95 per month. That's a saving of around 88%.

What you have to consider: New account and credit card

Before you start with the instructions and book the more than 85% cheaper offer from Adobe, there are two important tips. The first is that you create a new Adobe account must. As you'll see in the step-by-step instructions below, you'll need an email address that you haven't previously used for Adobe services. Previous projects, cloud content and the like cannot be automatically adopted.

You also need one Credit card (according to reader comments Revolut card recommendable) to pay the subscription price for Adobe Creative Cloud or individually booked app subscriptions. If you don't have one, you'll have to get one first. But then you can get started. I found the booking process very easy because Safari on the Mac has a translation function integrated, thanks to which you can navigate the Turkish website in German, English or another preferred language. 

Adobe Creative Cloud offer from Turkey only €7,32 / month

I haven't used Adobe programs since I switched to Affinity Photo for creating blog graphics a few years ago. But this post was worth it for me to try out the booking via the Turkish Adobe website. Basically I just need Cancel Amazon Prime and I've more than compensated for the costs :D If you're also interested in the entire Adobe Creative Cloud for only 7,32 euros (current conversion of 187,62 Turkish lira) instead of 61,95 euros per month, then these are the ones necessary steps:

  1. Some readers recommend using a VPN with the “Turkey” setting (I use Atlas VPN, as it is quite cheap and works well with Mac and iPad/iPhone)
  2. Goes to the Turkish Adobe website: https://www.adobe.com/tr/
  3. Skip the website Browser (Safari, Chrome or similar) translate
  4. Click on the "Buy Now" button and select the desired offer
  5. Then select a suitable payment plan
  6. During the checkout process, enter an email address that you haven't already used with Adobe
  7. Then use your credit card details (tip: Revolut credit cards function) to enable payments
  8. Set a password on the following page or via the link in the email you receive
  9. Confirm your e-mail address again using the link you received (second e-mail)
  10. Download Creative Cloud and the desired Adobe programs
  11. Now uses the industry standard of the digital creative world at a low price
First, you go to the Turkish Adobe website and let it translate automatically. So you can use them in German, English or another language.
First, you go to the Turkish Adobe website and let it translate automatically. So you can use them in German, English or another language.
Then select the desired purchase option. Here is an example of the entire Adobe Creative Cloud offer at a low price. Individual programs are even cheaper.
Then select the desired purchase option. Here is an example of the entire Adobe Creative Cloud offer at a low price. Individual programs are even cheaper.
As part of the purchase process, you choose a payment plan, enter your email address, and then enter your credit card information (not shown here). Then you set a password and confirm everything again via an e-mail that you receive.
As part of the purchase process, you choose a payment plan, enter your email address, and then enter your credit card information (not shown here). Then you set a password and confirm everything again via an e-mail that you receive.
After clicking the confirmation link in the Turkish email from Adobe, I was directed to the US site. I don't know why. However, after that everything worked.
After clicking the confirmation link in the Turkish email from Adobe, I was directed to the US site. I don't know why. However, after that everything worked.

Do I have to use the Adobe apps in Turkish?

No. Both the Creative Cloud app and the individual apps such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro and Co. adapt to the system language of your computer. So if you have it installed on macOS or Windows with a German language pack, you can use it in German. This also works well with English settings or another supported language. If you don't speak the language, you only have to fight your way through the Turkish Adobe website and everything will run smoothly.

As you can see, the system language (German macOS on the MacBook Pro) was adopted for the Creative Cloud.
As you can see, the system language (German macOS on the MacBook Pro) was adopted for the Creative Cloud.
Photoshop for a small price: It works!
Photoshop for a small price: It works!

Is this software purchase tax deductible?

If you book the cheap Adobe Creative Cloud offer as a self-employed person or company in this way, then a tax will also be awarded there. You can see this directly in the booking process. But I don't know how the billing and deductions in the tax return look like. I got the program collection for hobby projects, not for work. If you insist on a tax offset, you should perhaps consult your tax advisor first. 

If it doesn't work: Selection of different VPN services

I don't know if the video explaining how to book the Adobe subscriptions through the Turkish offer was just to push their own affiliate program with the proposed VPN service or not. At least everything worked when I tried to book the cheaper subscription without VPN. If this is not the case for you and you therefore want to try the method of redirecting your connection via a server in Turkey, then you are welcome to use one to book a VPN to our Affiliate links :D

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36 comments on “[Update] Use the Turkish Adobe Creative Cloud offer and save over 85% (without VPN)”

  1. Can confirm it works. I'm curious if Adobe just accepts that if you don't use the software in the country where it was supposedly bought, but they're not Netflix ;-)

  2. Too bad it doesn't seem to work anymore. As soon as I enter my credit card details (no debit) and click continue, I get the following message:

    “The transaction can fail for various reasons. Double check your payment details and make sure you entered them correctly. If the problem persists, you may need to use a different payment method or contact your bank."

    Does anyone have an idea?

    Thanks in advance!

  3. It doesn't seem to work (anymore?). In the CC checkout you have to select the country linked to the card and the price will also change. I tried two different maps for the Netherlands.

    1. Hello Dave! In a video I saw that he simply set the country to Turkey even though his credit card was not created in Turkey. Have you tried this?

  4. Has anyone solved the problem of paying with an Italian card? I tried to enter Turkey as the credit card country, but of course that doesn't work.

    1. So either Adobe fixed it because they were losing too much money, or it doesn't work with certain credit cards and others.

  5. Kai Uwe Schneider

    Just subscribed - with VPN and German credit card.
    What I haven't seen is the subscription cancellation period. Can someone tell me what the deadlines are there?

  6. Hello Kai-Uwe! Thanks for the feedback. Good to know it still works that way. Because of the notice periods: I still have the “normal, German” subscription and it always runs for 12 months. But maybe in Turkey it's also monthly... I don't know 100%. LG, Jens

  7. Hello, it didn't work for me with and without VPN and with French cards from 3 different banks, Revolut and N26. If you enter Turkey as the country, you will get an error message and if you enter France, the tariff will change to the French price. I would like to know who was successful and with which credit card.

    1. Hello LeYass,

      it worked for me with a German MasterCard, the country setting “Turkey” and without a VPN.

      Best regards
      John

  8. Today (26.10.2023/XNUMX/XNUMX) I tried setting up a new email address, an Adobe CC account and three different Revolut cards via VPN Online (VPN connected to a Turkish server). Unfortunately, every time I got a red message saying “Card incorrect, payment cannot be processed”. Sad :/

    1. Hi Peter! Too bad it didn't work for you. I don't know if this is an isolated case. Perhaps Adobe has now put a stop to this so that they can maximize profits. :-( But thank you for your feedback. It will definitely help others!

  9. Today (31.10.2023/XNUMX/XNUMX) I tried to connect to a server in Turkey via VPN (and without) + created new account with Turkey region + Revolut virtual card = “Card invalid, payment cannot be processed”.

  10. It's fair to say that Adobe has blocked the purchase of cheaper plans. On October 24th they updated the support content where at the bottom it says:
    “Make sure your payment method is registered in the same country as your Adobe account.”
    You can read it here:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/pl/manage-account/kb/fix-failed-missed-payment.html

    The point is that the payment method (card) you want to use MUST be registered in the same country as the Adobe account. So if someone has a debit or Revolut card set up in a country other than Turkey and the Adobe account is set up in the Turkey region to have a cheaper rate, unfortunately that won't work. That's exactly what I found out when I called the hotline. The voice on the phone told me that they found out that people were playing games and had blocked this possibility of cheaper rates.

    1. Thank you for your hint. Then I will mention this at the top of the article so that in the future readers don't experiment unnecessarily and waste their time.

  11. The technique doesn't really work… I just received an email from Adobe telling me that they will change my Turkish package in France because I use the software in France… Is there a solution?

    1. Hello Jems! It may be helpful to use a Turkish VPN permanently, but that's just an idea and not practical. I think the trick has been recognized by Adobe and is now being circumvented. LG, Jens

  12. Hallo,
    Is it legal to charge 1600% more for the same software depending on the country?
    For me there is only one word for it: SCAM.
    For Adobe it's the same servers, the same software, etc...
    They just want to take more money from people with higher salaries.

    This is just an incentive to use hacked copies of their software.

    1. I think the thing should be legal, otherwise so many companies wouldn't do it. Whether the same liter of gasoline costs less in Austria than 5 km away in Germany probably has less to do with fraud and more to do with taxes and other factors... for example, the wages that employees in the respective country receive from Adobe and similar things . Just my 5 cents...

  13. Hallo,
    After many conversations with Adobe support, manager and platform manager, it seems that it's ok if you use a Turkish credit card... But I don't have such a credit card :-(
    So…. the cracked version is fine for me.

    1. I can only advise against using cracked versions for two reasons:
      1. it's illegal and if you get caught it can be painfully expensive (at least here in Germany).
      2. The cracked versions often contain viruses or Trojans, which you then install directly

      Everyone has to know what they are doing, but I would rather choose the legal and safe alternative and switch to Affinity.

  14. Hello, I tried VPN and Revlout account but it didn't work. The computer gives me an error message telling me to use another payment method or contact my bank.
    Do you have a suggestion for a virtual Turkish credit card without identification? or can anyone find a solution?
    Please share your solution with us TT

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