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Can I order Quicken Deluxe for a family member from inside my QWin in Add-on Services?

LandofCope52LandofCope52 Member ✭✭
edited November 2020 in Before you Buy
I use Quicken for Windows Premier. I want to order Quicken for Windows Deluxe inside my desktop program inside the Add-on Services tab for the 40% discount. She had the Starter program but did not use it. She wants Deluxe and I'm going to buy it for her. I have to enter her email/quicken id to order Deluxe for her but it's not clear what will happen next. I don't want to download it to my laptop. I want to get a activation code so she can use it to download Deluxe to her laptop later (she is not here, she lives elsewhere). There is no explanation on the Add-on Services screen so I don't know what to expect.

Answers

  • SherlockSherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2020
    When we purchase a subscription from Quicken.com, the subscription is automatically activated and associated with the Quicken ID we authenticated when we signed in for the purchase.  The next time your family member opens a Quicken file associated with the Quicken ID, they should have access to the Deluxe functionality.

    If they haven't installed Quicken, they may download the Quicken installation program at: https://download.quicken.com/windows/Quicken.exe  
    Quicken user since 1997
    Premier on Windows 10
  • LandofCope52LandofCope52 Member ✭✭
    Thanks Sherlock! So that means I can purchase Deluxe for my family member (different Quicken ID than mine) inside my own local Quicken program (signed on as myself) on the Add-on Services screen and then she can download the program to her own laptop at a later time. Does the purchase on this screen give me a activation code?
    Thanks again!
  • splashersplasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Thanks Sherlock! So that means I can purchase Deluxe for my family member (different Quicken ID than mine) inside my own local Quicken program (signed on as myself) on the Add-on Services screen and then she can download the program to her own laptop at a later time. Does the purchase on this screen give me a activation code?
    Thanks again!
    I'd contact Quicken Support  to do this to ensure that the correct Quicken Id is associated with the purchase and to get the discount.


    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list

  • LandofCope52LandofCope52 Member ✭✭
    Thanks splasher. I think that's the safe way. ;)
  • SherlockSherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks Sherlock! So that means I can purchase Deluxe for my family member (different Quicken ID than mine) inside my own local Quicken program (signed on as myself) on the Add-on Services screen and then she can download the program to her own laptop at a later time. Does the purchase on this screen give me a activation code?
    Thanks again!
    No.  tt means after you sign-in to Quicken.com with the Quicken ID of the family member and purchase the subscription, the subscription is active for the Quicken ID.  There is no activation code.

    You may want to review: https://www.quicken.com/support/how-do-i-manage-my-quicken-subscription
    Quicken user since 1997
    Premier on Windows 10
  • LandofCope52LandofCope52 Member ✭✭
    OK, I'll do that. Thanks!
  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    HI @LandofCope52 ,

    Use your Browser and go to: https://www.amazon.com/Quicken-Deluxe-Personal-Finance-Subscription/dp/B082DNHYL3/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=quicken+2020+premier&qid=1606241166&sr=8-2

    You can buy a CD from Amazon.com and save money today.

    It comes with a Activation Code for the CD. It has a Coupon to save 40% to bring the price down to $31.19 before taxes for the Deluxe Version.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R30.21  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.5 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 21296.1000
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19042.746

    Note: Product What's New in Quicken is grayed out.. Also Year is stuck on 2020 and Copyright Date is stuck 2018 in About Quicken.

    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

  • LandofCope52LandofCope52 Member ✭✭
    Thanks thecreator. That sounds good. Does it mean my family member could use the activation code to download Deluxe. She doesn't have a CD/DVD player.
  • thecreatorthecreator SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    HI @LandofCope52 ,

    Yes, but will need to receive the CD, to use the Code.

    https://www.quicken.com/activate

    Download from the proper choice.
    thecreator - User of Quicken Subscription R30.21  USA & Quicken 2017 HBRP R20.5 USA
                       Windows 10 Pro 32 & 64-Bit Build 21296.1000
    also            Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 19042.746

    Note: Product What's New in Quicken is grayed out.. Also Year is stuck on 2020 and Copyright Date is stuck 2018 in About Quicken.

    View: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7859218/work-with-copies-of-your-actual-quicken-data-files/p1?new=1

  • ps56kps56k SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2020
    Does it mean my family member could use the activation code to download Deluxe.
    Just to clarify - if you purchase directly from Quicken, she just logs onto the Quicken website with her Quicken ID, and scroll to the download area, and download the software.... as per her Quicken User ID. - NO Activation Code involved.
    If you purchase from a retailer, like Amazon, etc - then you receive either the physical media, or a download link - but you WILL also receive an Activation Code since the retailer has no way of associating your Quicken User ID with the download.  She would then enter the Activation Code when first starting the Quicken program..... not required when she download directly from the Quicken website with her ID.
    EDIT.... OR - get the Activation Code from the retailer, and then download the Quicken program from the Quicken website - and enter the Activation Code on Quicken startup


    Quicken 2020 Deluxe - Subscription - Windows 10
  • SherlockSherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2020
    ps56k said:
    Does it mean my family member could use the activation code to download Deluxe.
    Just to clarify - if you purchase directly from Quicken, you just log onto the Quicken website with a Quicken ID, and scroll to the download area, and download the software.... as per your Quicken User ID. - NO Activation Code involved.
    If you purchase from a retailer, like Amazon, etc - then you receive either the physical media, or a download link - but you WILL also receive an Activation Code since the retailer has no way of associating your Quicken User ID with the download.  You would then enter the Activation Code when first starting the Quicken program..... not required when you download directly from the Quicken website with your ID.

    @ps56:  We do not need to log onto the Quicken website with a Quicken ID to download the software: https://download.quicken.com/windows/Quicken.exe  
    Quicken user since 1997
    Premier on Windows 10
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