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Author Topic: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts  (Read 4199 times)

xtabber

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WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« on: December 21, 2014, 11:52:27 AM »
WinPrivacy beta 1 was released today.

Ruiware has extended the pre-beta 80% off lifetime license offer and is also offering WinPatrol licenses at 60% off for the holiday season.http:  http://www.winpatrol.com/discounts.html

Use coupon code: Happy Holidays

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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 05:16:36 PM »
Thanks for that - I've been a registered WinPatrol user for years, but it's the first time I've heard of WinPrivacy.  And I do wonder what programs are accessing the Internet, and why...

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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 08:39:34 PM »
Thanks for posting  this, xtabber.  I've been a WinPatrol PLUS user for many years, but I don't recall having received any info about WinPrivacy.  Looks interesting, and the price right now is very reasonable.

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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 07:35:42 AM »
...and is also offering WinPatrol licenses at 60% off for the holiday season.

Minor correction...according to their home page, it's a 70% discount for a bottom-line price of $8.99. That's pretty darn reasonable. Might be time for me to buy in...

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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 12:18:19 PM »
Use coupon code: Happy Holidays

Thanks for the coupon code, xtabber. Using this code will allow you to buy licenses to both programs for $15.97 total. That's less than $8.00 each.

At that price point it's like they are daring you to be stupid enough to pass on a deal like that. Mama didn't raise no stupid babies so I jumped on it.

And unlike some other software publishers, I received my license info via email immediately.

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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 03:39:47 PM »
according to their home page, it's a 70% discount
I paid at the 70% discount - and Ruiware refunded the difference between that and the original price of 80% off, because I hadn't heard about the initial offer - extraordinary customer care.

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« Last Edit: December 22, 2014, 04:27:44 PM by rjbull »

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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 07:56:44 PM »
Found this on the WinPatrol site regarding WinPrivacy in case anyone is on the fence about this offer:

"If you purchase a license now, you will NOT have to pay any annual subscription fees, EVER! Anticipated annual subscription fees for purchases made after this sales ends will be $12/yr. Again, if you purchase now, you will NOT have to pay any subscription fees EVER!."

So evidently WinPrivacy is anticipated to be a subscription-driven product...unless one buys now.

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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 09:52:29 PM »
If you purchase a license now, you will NOT have to pay any annual subscription fees, EVER!

I bought a Family Pack which I'll install tomorrow on at least one box. The license email did not mention the lack of future subscription fees, though I guess it's just understood.
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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2014, 10:12:26 AM »
I bought the joint family pack, though I've had WP+ licences for a long time. I hadn't heard about the launch or discounts either.
I feel it is worth supporting.

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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2014, 09:34:43 AM »
I hadn't heard about the launch or discounts either.
Quoting Bret Lowry's e-mail to me:
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We started sending emails in batches of 2,500 using the most recent addresses, but were forced to stop when spam reports reached a level of higher than 1 per 1,000 emails. That brought us back to early 2010. [...] The next release of WinPatrol will give us a much better way of notifying everyone of important news.
So if you purchased before 2010, you probably didn't get an e-mail.

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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2014, 10:40:14 AM »
So if you purchased before 2010, you probably didn't get an e-mail.
Ah, that explains it.  Thanks for the info.

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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2014, 12:19:33 PM »
I won't install it when it's still in beta, so at this price I didn't first test it, but purchased 2 lifetime licenses right away. Fantastic offer!

80% off:

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« Last Edit: January 01, 2015, 06:21:29 PM by Curt »

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Re: WinPatrol & WinPrivacy holiday discounts
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2014, 01:03:04 PM »
I won't install it when it's still in beta, so at this price I didn't test it, but purchased 2 lifetime licenses right away. Fantastic offer!
Curt, like you I prefer to wait until a program is out of beta before using it.  I bought a lifetime license for WinPrivacy both because the price was so reasonable and to support the guy who has taken over from BillP.  I was very pleased when I got an email with my registration info and the following statement:
Below is your registration name and code for WinPrivacy. Please retain this for future use.
You will receive an email with each release of a WinPrivacy public beta, feel free to install it.
In addition, you will receive an email when WinPrivacy goes live if you'd rather wait for the shipping product.

Looks like BillP found the right guy to carry on.   :Thmbsup: