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Much has been written about VMware in recent months, with the release of Fusion 2.0. The software provides operating system virtualization, allowing you to run your favorite Windows applications and devices on any Intel-based Mac. Today, until 11:59 PM Pacific Time, the VMware e-store is running […]

Much has been written about VMware in recent months, with the release of Fusion 2.0. The software provides operating system virtualization, allowing you to run your favorite Windows applications and devices on any Intel-based Mac.

Today, until 11:59 PM Pacific Time, the VMware e-store is running a deal for 50% off of VMware Fusion. We recently covered a 25% discount promotion, which pales in comparison to the huge offer today.

To take advantage of the promotion, you need to enter the coupon code “CyberMondayDeal” (without the quotes!), at checkout. The 50% discount is available worldwide, but is a one day only offer — you’ll need to act quickly to take advantage of the deal.

The main two competitors to VMware Fusion are Parallels and Virtual PC, both offering similar functionality. An aggressive push is being made from VMware at present, and for Mac users in the U.S. and Canada, it is interesting to note that this 50% discount can be used in conjunction with a concurrent offer of a $30 rebate for those switching from Parallels or Virtual PC. If you own either of these packages, you’re able to pick up VMware Fusion for a mere $10 (unfortunately, this offer isn’t available for international users).

If you are in the market for a virtualization package, now would be an excellent time to make a purchase. If you’re undecided upon which company to go with, our comparison of VMware Fusion 2 and Parallels Desktop 4 will provide an interesting read.

  1. Virtual PC for Mac? Really? I think you mean VirtualBox, you silly goose.

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  2. Derek, when I ordered Office 2004 for Mac, I got a free copy of Virtual PC for Mac from Microsoft. It’s listed on the VMWare site as an eligible competitor, so why wouldn’t it qualify?

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  3. VirtualBox is open source, thus not likely going to be eligible.

    The $30 MIR appears to be valid for Canada as well.

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  4. Thanks for the info! I just bought a copy :)

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  5. The rebate is NOT valid with the competitive upgrade offer!

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  6. [...] Fusion 2.0 Price: $10 (Use coupon code CyberMondayDeal at check out + $30 mail-in rebate) [...]

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  7. Yep. Rebate and competitive upgrade can’t be used together. Please update the post.

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  8. @Brent & Peter: They definitely can be used together. You simply use the coupon (CyberMondayDeal) to buy it and then you send in the $30 rebate to get the “switcher” discount.

    So, the post is correct.

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  9. [...] or for anyone who needs to run an .exe once in a while. Hurry though, if you buy it today you get a whopping 50% discount. At that price, it’s almost a stocking stuffer! You have to enter the secret coupon code to [...]

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  10. #5 and #6

    With respect to your questions about combining the current coupon code referenced in this blog post, and our ongoing competitive upgrade rebate for Parallels and Virtual PC for Mac users:

    The coupon code at the VMware e-store for 50% off does indeed combine with the competitive rebate for Parallels and Virtual PC users.

    If a user purchases VMware Fusion from the VMware e-store with the coupon code “CyberMondayDeal” he will get it for 50% off his purchase, along with a VMware Fusion serial number.

    If that user is in the United States or Canada, and then takes that serial number and proof of purchase from his purchase at the VMware e-store, and submits it, along with his proof of purchase (either manual cover OR [serial key AND receipt {web, physical, email} ] ), he will get a $30 rebate check mailed to them.

    I hope this help.

    Peter Kazanjy
    VMware Fusion Product Marketing

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