It's rare in the world of commerce that there are truly insane sales, but since Red Giant allows for stacking discounts, students can get amazing pricing today and tomorrow only.
40% is a pretty good deal all on it's lonesome. Definitely enough to make some things that are normally unaffordable maybe, just possibly, fit in the budget. But 50% is even better. That's the standard academic discount over at Red Giant. But for today and tomorrow only, Red Giant is having a 40% off sale off everything, their yearly big sale. Which includes all the academic products. This makes for an effective 80% off. That $1000 software package is down to $200 for education customers. It's the best deal around for students.
Red Giant End of Year Sale
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Of course, this means that if you are a student but haven't set up your student credentials at Red Giant already, you are probably out of luck. We bet they are going to be too slammed to create any new student accounts (though you can try). But you should set up your student discount regardless, since the normal deal is pretty good, and the fact that Red Giant stacks discounts is too good to be missed.
Check out the Red Giant site for more info, and be sure to get whatever you are getting by 8am PST on December 6th when the sale ends. Even if you aren't a student, 40% is a hefty one day sale.