You’ve finally arrived! You have your Silhouette machine all set up and ready to go, some materials to cut, and ideas just waiting to come to life. Next, we’re going to talk about purchasing designs, and the four things you need to know about Silhouette Design Store subscriptions.
Go with a general subscription plan
There are four general types of twelve-month subscriptions that you can purchase: Basic, Deluxe, Premium, and Diamond.
- Basic is $25.00 worth of credits, but it only costs you $9.99 a month. You read that right. You’ll get more for your money.
- Deluxe will get you $50.00 worth of credits to spend in the Design Store for $14.99 a month.
- Premium is $150.00 in credits so you can add designs to your collection for $19.99 a month.
- Diamond, the top tier, buys you $250.00 worth of credits for a mere $29.99 a month.
There are two ways you can purchase a subscription. One way is to pay the premiums month-to-month. This is ideal if you like to keep track of your creative expenses. But if you’d like to save five percent on the total price, you can pay the entire yearly cost up front and pocket the extra savings for more project materials later.
Or create a custom subscription plan
Did you know that you can customize a subscription plan to suit your needs? Whether you don’t want a full year subscription or whether you use your machine to make money and need lots of designs, you can choose the best plan for you. There’s a custom plan for everyone.
You can choose from three-month, six-month, or twelve-month subscriptions. Within those time frames, you can also choose how much per month you want your premium to be with the handy slider on the subscription page inside your Silhouette Design Store account.
Pick your subscription length on the left side, and the gray bars under the prices indicate plan choices. Overall, there are twenty options that you can choose from!
Purchase a subscription, save money
The main reason you would want a subscription is to save money. If you have a free account and buy each of your images one at a time using the pay-as-you-go option, they cost about $0.99 each. With a subscription plan, you can download images at a discounted price.
For example, on the twelve-month custom Basic plan above, not only are you purchasing $35.00 worth of credits for $11.99 a month, but the average cost for an image drops to $0.34 also. The discount scales with each plan. You can even receive a discount if you set your subscription to auto-renew. So you’re getting savings upon savings!
Also, if you have the Deluxe subscription, and you use up all your credits, you can purchase extra designs for 25% off the regular price. With the Premium or Diamond plans, the discount is 50% off additional designs after you use up your monthly credits.
Use credits within sixty days
If you don’t always use up all the credits each month, you will love the rollover option. Leftover credits will automatically transfer to the next month for you to use. Pretty great, huh?
They will roll over for sixty days from the day they were issued, so you’ll have roughly two months to spend those credits. After sixty days, they expire and will disappear from your account. Remember to use them if you have them! More is always better when it comes to Design Store shapes.
The subscription plan you should choose depends on your creative style and how often you make things with your Silhouette machine. Once you start discovering projects, a whole world of creativity opens up. I hope you found this post helpful in choosing the subscription that will best suit your needs. If you’d like to know more about the options available, head to this page for some extra information.