How to get Parallels 6 for $20

Sep 10, 2010 - 11 Comments

parallels 6 for mac Parallels is pretty great software that lets you easily run Windows apps on Mac OS X. The latest version was just announced and is faster than ever with full 64-bit support, it retails for $79.99 which isn’t a bad price but why pay more when you don’t have to? I like a good deal, so here’s how to get the newest version, Parallels 6, for $20 (well, actually $19.99). This will work until September 30 when the rebate is no longer offered.

That’s all there is to it! This deal works by taking advantage of the Parallels Tech Guarantee, which states that if you buy a qualifying purchase of Parallels 5 after the eligible dates (August 15, 2010), you will get a free upgrade to version 6 when it is released:

Buy a qualifying Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac product from an authorized reseller or from www.parallels.com starting August 15th, 2010 and you will be eligible upgrade to Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac at no additional cost when it becomes available on September 14.
Save your Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac dated sales receipt, register your product and activation key at https://www.parallels.com/account/ and keep your activation key in a safe place. Bookmark this page and come back once Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac has been released in your language.

Great software at a great price, can’t beat that.

Update: This deal is still active, you have until November 30th, 2010 to buy Parallels 5 and then get a free upgrade to Parallels 6. This is a great deal!

Here’s the date range from Parallels:

Customers who bought a retail box or download version of Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac or Parallels Desktop Switch to Mac Edition from an authorized reseller between August 15th, 2010 and November 30th, 2010 need to proactively claim their upgrade directly with Parallels

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac OS X

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  1. okabahi says:

    I use boot camp but for $20 it is worth a try for instant access

  2. Roberto says:

    Not a paid advertisement.. But I’ve been using parallels to concurrently run windows XP (later windows 7 and fedora) since 2007 and swear by it.. I just paid 49 bucks for the parallels 6 upgrade- so I can say it’s worth a 20 dollar investment. I have a company issued laptop that I simply no longer use.

  3. swgoddard says:

    I live in UK the cheapest I can find parallels 5 is £52 which is around $80 this is disgusting we have to pay so much more than US.

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  5. Gary says:

    Or get VirtualBox which is free and, in my experience, faster and more reliable than Parallels.

    http://www.virtualbox.org/

    • Neerav Kothari says:

      the problem with virtual box is it can’t boot up the ‘boot camp’ partiton. so u can’t have windows as standalone.

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