Avid are offering users who have either allowed their upgrade plan to lapse or have never upgraded to Pro Tools 12 the chance to buy what Avid call a Reinstatement Plan and if you buy and activate a plan before 31st December 2016 you will get an extra year of upgrades free.
Buy A Pro Tools 12 Reinstatement Plan And Get An Extra Year Of Upgrades
The Avid Pro Tools upgrade plan is normally $99 per year for Pro Tools Native but if you allow your upgrade plan to lapse or you have never bought into an upgrade plan then you have to buy what Avid call a Reinstatement Plan to get you into the current version of Pro Tools. For Pro Tools Native the price for this is $299 and for that you get the latest version of Pro Tools, currently 12.6.1, and free upgrades for one year.
With this special offer for the same price of $299 you get an extra year of upgrades included, so for no additional cost you can be sure that you will have the latest version of Pro Tools for 2 years.
No Equivalent Offer For HD Users
Unfortunately Avid are not making an equivalent offer for Pro Tools HD users who have let their more expensive upgrade and support plan lapse or haven't bought into it yet. This offer is only for Pro Tools Native users.
Don't Delay Your Activation
However you must buy and activate your reinstatement Plan before 31st December 2016 to get the extra year's upgrade plan.
As it is the activation process that gives you the extra year's upgrade plan, if you have already bought a Reinstatement plan but not yet activated it then you are in luck. As long as you activate it before December 31st 2016 then you too will get an extra year of upgrades at no extra charge.
Don't Leave It On The Shelf
But if you buy your reinstatement plan now and don't activate it until the new year you will NOT get your extra year of upgrades so please don't leave it on the shelf.
What Is An Avid Pro Tools Reinstatement Plan?
If you currently do not have an All Access Annual Upgrade Plan for Pro Tools, or allowed one to expire, this enables you to purchase or reinstate a new plan so you can get the latest version of Pro Tools. You must have a Pro Tools 9, 10, 11, or 12 license to purchase this plan, which provides all new releases for one year. Once you’re on a plan, staying up to date is easy—simply renew your plan through your Avid account for just $99/year before it expires.