All About the Silhouette Design Store Subscription — and a SALE!


I often receive a lot of questions about the Subscription in the Silhouette Design Store & whether or not it is a good idea!   Since the subscriptions are now up to 25% off now with the code STOCKUP20 –  (I will explain that later) – and all designs are 50% off,  I thought I would share with you why I like my Design Store Subscription.  I  have had one since I first bought a Silhouette Cameo — and I still do.

#1)  I quickly discovered that I liked purchasing designs in Studio.    When I bought my first Cameo and began purchasing designs, I figured out that it didn’t take long to spend $10- which is the monthly cost of a basic subscription.  Yes, I sometimes create my own designs – -however, I often turn to the store when I want something fast — or beyond my design capabilities!  So, the Subscription is an economical way to purchase designs in the Silhouette Design Store.

There are many options for purchasing a subscription, and you can customize it just to fit your budget & needs!  For example, with a $10/monthly subscription, (for 12 months),  you will receive $25 worth of store credit each month.  If you purchase the subscription on sale – -then that only cost you $8!  (Here’s the part that I said I would tell you about.)    And that’s not all!!  If you pay for your annual subscription up front — all at once instead of monthly — then you get an additional 5% discount!    This subscription brings the cost of designs down to 40 cents each.   When the designs are on sale (like now) they end up being really a bargain!   Currently, all designs are 50% off in the Design Store, so that brings the cost down to 20 cents each, with this basic subscription!   (A great trick is that when you find designs that you would like to have — but they are NOT on sale, put them on your wish list.   Then, when Silhouette America offers a great sale like this, just add all of those wish list items to your cart!) 🛒

If you want more monthly credit, you can purchase a larger plan (and the savings increase).   A Deluxe subscription normally costs $14.99 (with 5% extra off if you pay up front).   This makes the designs just 30 cents normally – or 15 cents when they are on sale!!    If you delete your subscription credit, then any designs you purchase after that are 25% off.

#2)  I always purchase my Subscriptions when they are on sale — again – like now!  If you already have a subscription, and want to take advantage of the sale now, then you can choose for the new subscription to be added on to the end of your current subscription.   You can manage your subscriptions in the Silhouette Store, by logging in –>go to “My Subscriptions”.   Here you can see that my current subscription expires the end of May.  So, when I renew, the new subscription will begin in June 1,  2020 and extend to 2021.

#3) Design Store Credit rolls over for 60 Days   This is important,  because I sometimes forget & don’t take advantage of my credits!   In the Silhouette Design store, you can view your Credit Balance, and when those credits will expire.   Mine expire on the 28th of each month, so I actually set a little reminder in my phone so that I don’t miss out.   THIS IS IMPORTANT!  Nothing makes me more disappointed (at least in my Silhouette world) than to realize I just lost $$ in the design store!  I actually set my reminder for the day before – -just to be sure!    Because when it says it expires, it means at midnight!  

#4)  Having Store Credit allows me to purchase things I might not otherwise.   If there is a font  that is normally $6.99 – like this one – Thinkle Bloom — I don’t feel bad using my store credit to buy it, where I might not purchase it if I was paying full price.  And again, when I purchase during a sale – -its even cheaper.   Now that I have a Silhouette Alta, its a good time to purchase some of those 3D SnapKits!   Some are normally $10 – -so with the subscription & sale — they become very reasonable!    I think the grandkids wold love this one – Stars & ⭐️ Space Twister Kit!

I usually take advantage of both my store credit & the sale to stock up on designs for upcoming holidays or events!  Also, if you have a Silhouette business & are selling items you make — you can use this credit to purchase a Commercial License or an SVG file.

So, that’s pretty much it!  Of course, this is a personal decision on how to spend your $$, but if you decide that the Design Store Subscription is right for you — Hop on over now & sign up!   The sale on both the designs & subscriptions ends on Jan. 2!   Use the promo code STOCKUP20 for the subscription savings!  Then you can begin taking advantage of the 50% off sale today!!

Until next time — stay safe!

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