The Mac Guild User Group Specials

Listed below are various specials offered to the Mac Guild. Some of these specials are limited time only, while others are on-going.


On-Going Specials

  MacAddict Discount

For any of you interested in subscribing to the MacAddict magazine (the only Mac magazine that rewords its subscribers with a monthly CD), the online subscription price for one year is $29.95 (74% off newsstand rate).

For a limited time, Mac Guild members can subscribe for even a greater discount! If you pay by credit card, you can secure a one year subscription for only $20.95, or you can choose to be billed, and pay only $22.95. Either way, it's a great deal. Use the link below to sign up!

The offer expires June 30, 2004.

Take Advantage of this Offer (1-21-04)
  Asante Discount

Winner of 34 awards and accolades (including Macworld "Best of Show") for its Internet routers, Asanti Technologies is the leading provider of Mac networking solutions. The company9s popular products are known for their ease of use.

To support the Mac community, Asanti is offering great discounts to MUG members. The FriendlyNET FR3004LC DSL/cable modem router (with built-in 4-port 10/100 switch, serial port, and LPT port) is specially priced at $75 (regularly $122). The FriendlyNET FH408 8-port 10/100 switching hub is specially priced at $49 (regularly $74). The AsantiFast 690 PCI 10/100 for Mac includes patch cable and is specially priced at $26
(regularly $35).

To get the discount, MUG members should go to:

Or contact Mark Prewitt at

Limit one of each product per person, within US and Canada only. Offer valid until
September 30, 2002, or while supplies last.

Take Advantage of this Offer (8-21-02)
  McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media Special Offer

For Mac User Group members only, McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media is offering a 30% discount plus free shipping on the following books from now through November 30, 2002.

* Mac OS X: The Complete Reference by Jesse Feiler (regular price $39.99; $27.99 for Mac User Groups)

* Upgrading & Troubleshooting Your Mac, Mac OS X Edition by Gene Steinberg (regular price $29.99; $20.99 for Mac User Groups)

* How to Do Everything with Your iMac, Third Edition by Todd Stauffer (regular price $24.99; $17.49 for Mac User Groups)

* How to Do Everything with iMovie by Tony Reveaux and Gene Steinberg (regular price $24.99; $17.49 for Mac User Groups)

* Photoshop 7: Tips & Techniques by Wendy Willard (regular price $39.99; $27.99 for Mac User Groups) *Photoshop 7: The Complete Reference by Laurie Ulrich (regular price $49.99; $34.99 for Mac User Groups)

* How to Do Everything with Your Digital Camera, Second Edition by Dave Johnson (regular price $24.99; $17.49 for Mac User Groups)

The Special Reference Code for this offer is: macuser. Please go to and enter this code in the "Special Offers" box.

Take Advantage of this Offer (8-21-02)
  Econ Technologies Offer

Easy-to-use, powerful, affordable software from Econ Technologies. Go to When you're ready to purchase click on Store at the top. Then click on "Login" to take advantage of the MUG Special Offer. The Login is mugoffer. The Password is joesentme. If you have any questions email Offer expires December 31, 2002.

Portraits & Prints - Arrange, enhance and print your digital photos.
YOUR PRICE $15 -- everyone else $20

P&P TemplateMaker - Create custom templates for Portraits & Prints.
YOUR PRICE $5 -- everyone else $10

ChronoSync - Schedule file synchronizations and backups.
YOUR PRICE $15 -- everyone else $20

ImageCaster - The complete webcam broadcasting solution.
YOUR PRICE $15 -- everyone else $20

Take Advantage of this Offer (8-21-02)
  Freeway Web-Authoring Tool Special

Freeway 3.5 is a Mac-only Web-authoring tool that offers both powerful features and an easy-to-use interface. Unlike other tools for creating Web sites, Freeway lets you create in a familiar, intuitive environment. Freeway then automatically generates the code for you so you don't need to be an HTML expert to build well-designed and highly functional sites. Freeway's Actions technology makes it easy for even novices to add JavaScripts or other custom code to their sites for rollovers, database connectivity and more. Find out more by visiting our Web site at

The normal retail price for Freeway 3.5 is $249, Our special price to User Group members is only $149 for the boxed version, or only $129 as an electronic download.

To order:

This special price is only available via this url, not through any other channel. Offer expires
December 31, 2002.

Take Advantage of this Offer (8-21-02)
  CMS Peripherals Offer

"World's Easiest Automatic Backup Solution for Laptops or Desktops!"

Exclusive offer for MUG members only on the award-winning, fully bootable automatic backup solution!! Just plug in the ABSplus and it automatically backs up your entire system with FireWire speed. It's that easy!

ABSplus also restores your files in a single click, mounts as a volume for drag-and-drop file copying, or can even boot the entire system. ABSplus' shock-mounted, sleek design defies the most harsh travel conditions, extreme temperatures and over 1000Gs of force. See why ABSplus won "Best of Show" at Macworld Expo and was rated "freakin' awesome" by MacAddict magazine.

To celebrate the new ABSplus, now bootable on Mac OS X, MUG members can buy one ABSPlus and get the second at half-price, or buy one at 20% off. Learn about the ABSplus model you want at, and simply call 714/424-5520 or 800/327-5773 to order using the code, MUGEXCL.

NOTE: Second unit must be of equal or lesser value. Offer expires

Take Advantage of this Offer (8-21-02)

I.R.I.S. User Group Deals

I.R.I.S. welcomes User Groups to its dedicated web page.

I.R.I.S. User Group Web Page

This webpage contains the only link to the very special pricing IRIS is offering the User Group Community. Be sure to always come back to this link if you decide to take advantage of the special pricing. It is their way to thank you for the dynamism they encounter at every presentation they make to User Groups across North America and the great contribution you bring to the Community. IRIS hopes that the information provided here makes learning about their products in your User Group more fun and rewarding.

I.R.I.S. provides discounted pricing for the Mac Guild on the following products:

  • Readiris Pro
  • IRISPen II
  • Cardiris 2.5
  • I.R.I.S. Business Card Reader
  • I.R.I.S. Office Suite

Visit the IRIS User Group Web Page (4-3-02)

  Aladdin's User Group Store

Aladdin Systems provides software such as Stuffit Deluxe and Spring Cleaning. Now you can purchase this software directly from Aladdin's User Group store, get great prices, and win user group points for The Mac Guild. Just click on the link below or the image to the left.

Take Advantage of this Offer (1-26-01)
  Mists of Avalon Freeware & Shareware

Mists of Avalon software.

The Mists of Avalon server replaces Merlin Cavern and provides Hotline, FTP and HTTP access to loads of freeware and shareware software. Using Hotline, you can also chat with others, read announcements and post your comments to news bulletins. Log in with your LMMG account credentials and you can upload files as well.

To access Avalon from behind a firewall, you must use FTP or HTTP access. Once you are outside the firewall, however, you can access by any method.

Mists of Avalon Server (9-6-00)

O'Reilly 20% Discount!

s a member of the Macintosh Guild, you qualify for a 20% discount on all O'Reilly books and software.

To take advantage of this discount, do the following:

  1. Send an e-mail to O'Reilly specifying that you are a member of the Lockheed Martin Macintosh Guild, and give them the discount code DSUG.
  2. They will setup an account for you, and supply you with your own account number.
  3. Anytime you order using that account number, you will receive a 20% discount.


Send the following to
Order code: DSUG
User group: Lockheed Martin Macintosh Guild
Shipping information:
<your name>
<your mailing address>

Contact O'Reilly:

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