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Can I use retail purchase to extend my subscription?

Recent Sam's club was $32 for Deluxe..

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  • jrich75
    jrich75 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2 Accepted Answer
    This is in the FAQ section of Quicken Online Help
    Can I use a retail copy of the Subscription Release of Quicken to extend my membership?
    Yes, but you can only redeem the activation code in the retail copy to extend your subscription in the last six months of your current subscription term.  Note: Activation codes expire 24 months after being generated.

    NOTE: Make sure the retail copy is not marked for New Subscribers.  If it is you can't use it to extend an existing subscription.
    Quicken user since 1995
    Win10 Deluxe Subscription thru 2021
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    @jrich75 covered the meat and potatoes of it pretty well.

    Note: An existing subscriber can become a new subscriber if:
    1. their subscription is expired over 30 days
    2. you create a new Quicken Id to register the new purchase, just don't register it before the existing subscription expires because you lose the overlapping dates (not an extension).
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list

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  • jrich75
    jrich75 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2 Accepted Answer
    This is in the FAQ section of Quicken Online Help
    Can I use a retail copy of the Subscription Release of Quicken to extend my membership?
    Yes, but you can only redeem the activation code in the retail copy to extend your subscription in the last six months of your current subscription term.  Note: Activation codes expire 24 months after being generated.

    NOTE: Make sure the retail copy is not marked for New Subscribers.  If it is you can't use it to extend an existing subscription.
    Quicken user since 1995
    Win10 Deluxe Subscription thru 2021
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    @jrich75 covered the meat and potatoes of it pretty well.

    Note: An existing subscriber can become a new subscriber if:
    1. their subscription is expired over 30 days
    2. you create a new Quicken Id to register the new purchase, just don't register it before the existing subscription expires because you lose the overlapping dates (not an extension).
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    jrich75 said:

    NOTE: Make sure the retail copy is not marked for New Subscribers.  If it is you can't use it to extend an existing subscription.
    I'm curious about this.  I have never seen a retailer selling a "New Subscribers" version.  Only at Quicken.com where they have ads like 40% off, which then only refers to new users.

    Where have people seen retailers selling "new users only"?
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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    I saw it early on with the 2021 release on Amazon and Staples.
    Here is a current listing:
    Quicken Home & Business 2021 for 1 User, Windows/Android/iOS, Download (170357) at Staples
    -splasher  using Q since 1996 -  Subscription  -  Win10
    -also older versions as needed for testing
    -Questions? Check out the  Quicken Windows FAQ list
  • jrich75
    jrich75 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Back in late January, Staples was selling both the DVD version and a New Subscriber download for the same discounted price.  I believe Office Depot had a similar offer.

    Quicken user since 1995
    Win10 Deluxe Subscription thru 2021
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