Discounts & Special Offers For User Groups

There are several user group programs that will give your members discounts on various products – a benefit of their membership in your group. Many of the book programs also have review programs and more. All of the companies have logos or banners they would like displayed on your group’s website with a link to their website.

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Book Programs

Pearson / Que / Informit / Sams Program – 35% Discount
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Their program represents well-known Pearson technology brands such as Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, Exam Cram, IBM Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Que Publishing, and Sams Publishing.
In an effort to assist qualifying technology user groups, Pearson Education imprints support you in educating your group members and building membership attendance. The Pearson Education User Group Program offers great discounts, contests, and a common place to find resources and information about the latest tools and materials available on key technology topics.

What Qualifies a User Group?
User groups are typically volunteer, not-for-profit organizations, or special interest groups. Companies and colleges are not included in the program. While they appreciate outside interest in their program, they respectively request that only leaders of legitimate user groups apply.


  • Permanent membership codes extending discounts of 40-45% off, valid for both print & digital products
  • Groups which meet in North America will obtain a spot on a topical “review copy/promotional” mailing list aligned with their stated interests, to receive sample books periodically throughout the year
  • Groups everywhere else in the world will be entitled to receive digital download vouchers for eBooks, LiveLessons video training, and other digital learning products

To qualify, groups must have:

  • Active membership of 10 or more people
  • Valid and active website for shared information
  • Regular online or face-to-face meetings

They request that group leaders relay product information and materials to all group members and provide attendance levels and/or contact information (members’ e-mail addresses) to help raise awareness of available promotional offerings.

Vendor Discount Programs

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UGR offers a ½ price discount on Acronis’ Backup Utility, Acronis True Image 2021 (Perpetual License), True Image 2021 Essential (Subscription License), True Image 2020 Advanced (Subscription License), and True Image 2020 Premium (Subscription) for Windows and Mac, and Acronis’ Partitioning Utility, Acronis Disk Director 12.5. Visit to purchase the software at a discounted price .
Their special discount prices are available only to user group members and their guests. If you are not a member of a user group, they encourage you to find and attend a user group meeting in your area. They list many user groups in the User Groups section of their web site.

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