UPDATE (Tue, Dec 11, 2018):
The “Nuance Dragon Thursday 2018” sale officially ended on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, but I checked today (Tue, Dec 11, 2018) and the special link below still gives the exclusive Dragon Thursday sale price (which is better than the Nuance Holiday Sale offered in their Google Ads! Here’s the link:
And here’s a screenshot showing how you can still save $100 off of the regular price ($300) for Nuance Dragon Professional Individual v15. No telling how long this link will remain active for!
Current Nuance Dragon Sale Campaign: Holiday Sale 2018
Right now (Sat Dec 8, 2018), Nuance Dragon is running a Google ad campaign offering a Nuance Dragon holiday sales: save up to 35% off Dragon now. The ad says, “enjoy exclusive savings on Dragon products now through 1/2. Don’t miss out! Online exclusive offers. Boost productivity.”
And then the ad offers you a link for Dragon 15 home and Dragon professional.
If you click on the Dragon 15 home link, you land on the promotion page offering the Dragon Home and Movavi Video Suite bundle. Dragon Home is normally $150. If you click on the Google ad promotion, you’re essentially getting the Movavi Video Suite for free. (You didn’t know you needed it until you saw it.)
Personally, I don’t think this is a savings on Dragon Home at all. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I don’t think I need Movavi Video Suite
If you click on the Dragon Professional Individual link in the Google ad, you go to a special page where Nuance offers you Dragon Professional Individual and Movavi Video Suite for only $300. Although it seems like you’re saving $80 (21%) off the bundle price, the regular price for Dragon Professional Individual is always $300. So again, you’re essentially getting the Movavi Video Suite for free. If you wanted it.
Personally, I don’t think either of these count as holiday sales – because you’re not saving any money on Nuance Dragon voice software, which is what you really want.
So I’m here to help you.
Here’s the special link that Nuance Dragon sent out for their Dragon Thursday 2018 sale.
It lets you save $100 off Nuance Dragon Professional Individual version 15.
The advertisement said that the offer expires December 4, 2018, but as of Saturday, December 8, 2018, the link still works. If you’re reading this now, hopefully, they haven’t turned off the sale page.
- Use this special link to get the Dragon Thursday 2018 Professional Individual Version 15 bundle for $199.99
- You get Dragon Professional Individual version 15 speech-to-text software
- You get the Movavi Video Suite for free
- You save $100.01 off the regular Dragon Professional Individual price of $300.
Good luck. I hope this link is still active by the time you read this.
Remember, they have an epic 30 day money-back guarantee policy so if the price does drop more for the Holiday season / Christmas sales, you can always buy the better deal, and then get a refund on your first purchase.
- Will Amazon or Big Box stores let you return the software if you actually open the box and use the software? Of course not!
- Plus, digital downloading directly from the Nuance store mean you get the software now. Not in a few days!
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Remember, I’m not in the inner circle of Team Nuance. I’m just some random voice from the internet. Sure, I’ve been personally using and buying Dragon NaturallySpeaking for 10 years, and I do have this crusty old crystal ball, and some information about what they did in the past, but remember to confirm the information on the Nuance official store site.
Table of Contents: A history of Nuance Dragon Voice Software Sales, Promotions,
We can look at the regular and sale prices of Nuance Dragon speaking software over the years to get a sense of how good their current sale, promotion, and coupons are. (Scratch that last part. I’ve never ever seen a promo coupon for Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking software.)
We can also look at last year’s 2017 Black Friday sale for Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon Home to get a sense of what kind of discounts we can expect this year for Nuance Dragon Holiday sales and to see how good the “Black Friday 2018” sale was this time.
Before you read about the sales promotions, here are a few things to know:
- I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking myself. In fact, this blog post is being written using Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional and Dragon Home at the same time.
- I’ve been using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for over eight years. I’ve seen a lot of Dragon software sales, discounts and promotions over the years.
Previous Nuance Dragon Sale pricing information and predictions:
- Nuance Dragon Thursday 2018 Sale (Save 50%)
- Nuance Dragon Black Friday 2018 Sale
- Nuance Dragon Cyber Monday 2018 Sale (Google Ad)
- Dragon NaturallySpeaking Black Friday 2018 PREDICTION
- Dragon NaturallySpeaking Black Friday 2017 sale comparison information.
- Dragon NaturallySpeaking offers a 30-day money back guarantee. if you buy Dragon software during their Black Friday 2018 sale, and you decide it’s not for you, it’s not a problem to get your money back.
- When will Nuance announce the Dragon Software Black Friday sale? (Learning from Nuance Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2014)
- Compare Dragon Home v15 vs Dragon Professional Individual v15. Which one should you get?
Important Disclaimer: I use affiliate links on the site.
- If you click on one of the links and decide to buy Dragon NaturallySpeaking, I get a small commission from Nuance.
- It doesn’t affect the price you pay, and I only get the finders fee if you actually buy the voice recognition software.
- Nuance does not give me free Dragon software. I have to buy and download the Dragon software like everyone else.
Here’s a pretty link. So pretty!
It’s here! It’s here!
Nuance Dragon Thursday 2018 is on Thursday, November 29, 2018. But the promo email didn’t go out until Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:19 AM (Eastern standard Time
The Dragon Thursday 2018 sale is better than this year’s Nuance Black Friday and Nuance Cyber Monday sale.
Use this special link to save $180 off the Dragon Professional Individual version 15 bundle.
Here’s a screenshot of your shopping cart when you click on the Dragon Thursday 2018 Exclusive promo link. You can see exactly what you get in the bundle:
- Nuance Dragon Professional Individual version 15: $199.99 (regular $300)
- Movavi Video Suite 17: $0 (regular $79.95)
In other words, you pay $199.99 for a bundle that is worth $380.
If you look closely, you can see that the Dragon Bluetooth wireless headset is also on sale. This is an add-on that they would have to ship to you.
- Normally, the Bluetooth headset goes for $149.99
- You can save $50 by buying the headset now
- Note: I tried to add the bluetooth headset, and then remove the Dragon Professional v15 software to get just the bluetooth discount, but when I remove the Dragon Professional Individual 15, it also simultaneously removes the discounted Dragon Bluetooth wireless headset. Darn.
Here’s a screenshot of the promotion email that Nuance Dragon sent out:
- You can see at the bottom, the Dragon Thursday 2018 promotion ends on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.
- In the orange circle, it says that you say 50% off Dragon professional.
- The regular price of the bundle is $380.
- The Dragon Thursday 2018 sale price is $199.99
- I think you’re saving around 47% (like it says in the grey banner at the top of the email) so I guess this is rounding.
Use this link to SAVE $150 off the Dragon Thursday 2018 Professional Individual v15 Bundle. Visit the Official Nuance Dragon store!
Nuance Dragon Black Friday 2018 sale
Nuance Dragon Voice software went on sale last week starting on Fri Nov 23, 2018 (Black Friday 2018). Here’s a screenshot from the official Nuance store.
- Save $50 on Dragon Professional Individual: $249.99 (Regular $300)
- Save $35 on Dragon Home: $150 (Regular $185)
Click the screenshot or click here to go to the official Nuance store for more information.
Today is Thu, Nov 29, 2018 and it looks like Nuance didn’t have an official Dragon “Black Friday 2018 sale” or an official Nuance “Cyber Monday 2018” sale this year, but they did quietly offer a $50 discount on Dragon Professional Individual – which is still available.
(Dragon Professional Individual is legitimately on sale, but it looks like they just raised the retail price of Dragon Home to $185, so it looks like the regular price of $150 seems like a sale. That’s a little sneaky.)
Nuance Dragon Cyber Monday Sale 2018 (Google Ad) – How long will this Dragon Professional Individual Speech Recognition Software sale last?
Check out this screenshot taken on Thursday Nov 29, 2018. It’s the Google Ad that Nuance is running right now.
- Cyber Monday: 17% off Dragon Professional valid from November 26, 2018 to Monday December 3, 2018.
Will there be a better deal than this Dragon “Black Friday / Cyber Monday” 2018 sale?
Probably. Hopefully, Dragon Thursday is this Thursday November 29, 2018 and will offer incredible savings on Dragon Pro v15 and Dragon Home v15. Maybe. Maybe not. Last year, Black Friday 2017 wasFriday Nov 24, 2017. There was another Nuance sale called Dragon Thursday which was Thu Nov 30, 2017. The sale offer expired onTuesday Dec 5, 2017 You can scroll down below to a screenshot with the sale prices for the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Black Friday 2017 sale / Dragon Thursday 2017. Right now, there hasn’t been any signs of a Dragon NaturallySpeaking Sale, so now, I’m even wondering if there will be a Nuance Dragon Thursday 2018 sale.
Not right now.
But that shouldn’t stop you from buying Dragon voice software from Nuance and saving $50.
I’ve been using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for over eight years.
Here’s a screenshot of all the different versions of Dragon voice-recognition software that I have bought over the years.
- I first bought Dragon NaturallySpeaking Wireless Premium version 11 in 2010.
- I then paid to upgrade in 2012.
- In 2016, I purchased an upgrade to Dragon Professional Individual.
- In 2017, I bought a Dragon NaturallySpeaking premium license.
- In 2017, I paid to upgrade to Dragon Professional Individual.
This year, in 2018, I bought a license for Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home, so I could compare Dragon Home to Dragon Professional.
What does this mean?
- I actually buy and use Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software. This is not just a review of Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Black Friday 2018 sale prices. I actually use this stuff.
- I’m on the Nuance Dragon promotion mailing list, so I get all of the emails with special Black Friday deals, and holiday pricing specials.
Dragon Software Black Friday 2018 / Dragon Thursday 2018 sale predictions
As of Fri Nov 23, 2018, Nuance hasn’t announced a “Black Friday 2018” sale.
- Their normal price for Dragon Home 2018 was $150, but now that’s their sale price. (Their regular sale price for Dragon Home v15 is now $185. Hmm.)
- Dragon Professional Individual is on sale for $249. Click here to save $50. The regular sale price for Dragon Pro used to be $300, and it’s still $300, so that hasn’t changed.)
Do I think something better is in the pipes? Possibly. Here’s why.
- Last year, they announced Dragon Thursday and offered Dragon Home for $49.99 and Dragon Professional V15 for $150. My guess is that they offer a similar deal this year.
Don’t forget. Nuance Dragon software comes with a 30-day moneyback guarantee. That means, you can buy it, use the software, and then return it within 30 days if you don’t like it.
Most big box stores don’t allow you to return software that you’ve opened and used. You can read the official sale price and money-back guarantee terms by going to the official Nuance store below.
Although Nuance hasn’t officially announced it yet, here are my predictions: the Dragon professional Black Friday 2018 price will be $150 (normally $300) – and this will be a digital download. I also predict that the Dragon Home Black Friday sale 2018 price will be $99 (normally $150)
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Black Friday 2017 sale
Here’s a screenshot of an email from Nuance about their Dragon software holiday special price. They call the Dragon Thursday.
- They state that you can save up to 70% off the renowned Dragon speech recognition software.
- The offer expired on December 5, 2017.
- All of their voice recognition software comes with a 30 day money back guarantee
Dragon Home ultimate bundle was only $49.99 (normally $165)
- This was Dragon Home version 13 – it’s no longer available as the current version of Dragon Home is 15.
- You save 70% off the regular price
- the ultimate bundle comes with training videos.
- please note: this box set comes with a headset, but it requires that you ship the package to your house. If you’re in the US, this means an extra $10 so the actual price will be around $59.94.
Dragon premium ultimate bundle was only $99.99 (normally $265)
- This was for Dragon premium version 13. Dragon premium is no longer offered because Nuance only offers Dragon Home and Dragon professional right now.
- The ultimate bundle comes with training videos
- You save 62% off the regular price
- please note: this version of Dragon software also came with a headset, but again it requires that you ship the package to your house. Shipping the physical package costs extra money.
Dragon Professional Individual offer was only $150 (normally $300)
- This was for Dragon professional version 15
- This was a digital download, so there was no extra price. You could download the software right away.
Nuance Dragon software comes with a 30 day money back guarantee.
This means, if you’re not completely happy with the voice recognition software, you simply contact Nuance support and you get a refund.
- When I first bought Dragon voice recognition software, I got a refund. You can read about it here.
- I know they still offer refunds, because every now and then someone will purchase Dragon NaturallySpeaking software from one of my links. The Nuance affiliate system will show that I have a commission pending. Sometimes the system will show that the customer got a refund within 30 days, so then the sale becomes void and no commission is earned. This makes me happy, because it means that Nuance stands behind their voice recognition software and the honour the 30 day money back refund policy.
Why should I buy Dragon software directly from Nuance? Everyone has a Black Friday 2018 sale.
I’m (trying to be) a frugal shopper. I go to big box stores that will price match online sales.
Here are a few reasons why should buy Dragon NaturallySpeaking directly from Nuance:
- When I buy the digital download version, I get the software right away. I don’t have to leave the comfort of my own home. (Make sure you store a backup copy of the installation files. Usually you only have 30 days to download the file from the link. They do offer a special additional fee if you want to have a physical copy mailed to you, but as long as you keep copies of the files, you should be fine.)
- If you’re in Canada, you don’t have to pay sales tax on a digital download from Nuance. (If you’re having them ship the physical box to you, you may have to pay customs.)
- If you’re thinking about buying the physical box to get a physical CD and a headset, remember that you’ll have to pay extra for shipping. I’ve never seen a free shipping offer on Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking software.
- If you’re thinking about going to your local brick-and-mortar store to see if they’ll price match the Nuance Black Friday 2018 sale price, remember that most stores will not accept refunds or returns on open software packages. But if you buy online from Nuance Dragon directly, they offer a 30 day money back guarantee so you can try out the software to make sure it fits your needs.
When will Nuance announce the Dragon Software Black Friday 2018 sale? (What can we learn from the Nuance Black Friday 2014 sale?)
This year, Black Friday 2018 will be on Friday, November 23. Prediction: Chances are, Nuance will announce their Dragon Black Friday 2018 deals the day before, on Thursday, November 22, 2018.
Why do I think this? Let’s look at this email sent by Nuance for their Black Friday 2014 sale.
1. The Black Friday 2014 discount information went out on November 26, 2014.
This was one day before the Black Friday sale started from November 27 to December 2, 2014.
2. Dragon NaturallySpeaking v13 Home and Premium went on sale
If you look at the email screenshot below, you can see that they offer Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home version 13 for $74.99. It was bundled with the free Password Genie software and the regular price for this bundle was $234.99.
They didn’t offer Dragon Professional Individual at this time, but they did offer Dragon NaturallySpeaking premium version 13. It was on sale for $149.99 with a regular bundle price of $234.99.
3. Dragon Thursday 2014 offered the same sale price as Dragon Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2014
Nuance offered the third annual Dragon Thursday on December 4, 2014. This is a fantastic sale, and in 2014, Nuance offered the same price for Dragon software during their Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend as they did during their Dragon Thursday special price day.
In other words, if you miss that Black Friday sale and Cyber Monday has passed, you can still get the same black Friday discount on Dragon Thursday. But then you’re out of luck.
We know that Nuance will sell more copies of Dragon NaturallySpeaking over the next few weeks compared to the past few months.
So, if you’re thinking about getting Dragon software, Black Friday 2018 is the time to get it. You can buy it, and then you have a 30 day money back guarantee in case you change your mind or get buyers remorse later on.
This blog post was written using Dragon Professional Individual and Dragon Home. At the exact same time.
If you look at the screenshots below, you can see a comparison of the speech to text writing file that Dragon Home heard, and the speech the text writing file that Dragon Professional Individual version 15 heard.
In this specific example (part 3), you’ll see that both versions of Dragon software were identical. They both recorded 261 words, and both versions of Dragon software made the same mistake. (I said “quality of your voice” and Dragon software heard “quality of her voice”
Comparing Dragon Home and Dragon Professional Individual – Which one should you get?
Both Dragon Home and Dragon professional use the same speech engine, so it looks like both versions of the Dragon software are equally accurate. The main difference between Dragon Home and Dragon professional are the additional features offered in Dragon professional.
Right now, I’m talking to my computer using Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
- I’m wearing two headsets.
- On the left side, I have a laptop running Dragon Home version 15.
- On the right side, I have my desktop running Dragon Professional Individual version 15.
Both versions of Dragon software use the same voice engine. So really, any difference between a few words here and there, are usually the result of processing speed and microphone quality.
So aside from price, basically you get more features with Dragon Professional Individual. Look at the following lists and decide if any of these really matter to you.
- Dragon Professional Individual makes it really easy for you to have multiple user profiles. This is important because your voice profile depends on the quality of her voice and changes by person.
- Dragon Professional Individual allows you to make transcriptions or transcribe recordings from MP3 files and other audio files. You can create a user profile to transcribe someone else’s voice.
- Look at the image below and you can see there’s a few more quality feature differences between the two versions of Dragon software. One of the big differences is that Dragon professional lets you create batch commands. You can also use voice commands in Microsoft Excel.
But, as you can see from this video (coming tomorrow!), the overall quality of speech to text translation is the same no matter what version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking that you’re using. Note: one cool thing about Dragon software is that you don’t need the Internet to transcribe your voice. Take that Google Docs.
For a complete review of Dragon Home versus Dragon Professional Individual, read this comparison.
Visit the Official Nuance Dragon software site for Holiday Deals!
You can also click on the screenshot below to visit the official Nuance Dragon Home versus professional comparison table:
Dragon Home and Dragon Pro v15 were around 99.2% accurate in transcribing speech to text.
Overall there were 1,615 words in the first draft of this Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Black Friday 2018 sale post.
- Dragon Professional Individual v15 software made 14 word mistakes.
- The overall speech to text voice recognition accuracy rate was 99.2% (1861 / 1876)
Dragon Home v15 Speech to Text Accuracy
|Section||Word Errors||Total Words||Speech to Text Accuracy Rate|
|Part 1||stay tuned||1328||stay tuned|
|Part 2||Nuance Black Friday 2014||2||287||99.3%|
|Part 3||Dragon Home vs Pro||1||261||99.6%|
|Overall Dragon Home v15||stay tuned||1615||stay tuned|
Dragon Professional Individual v15 Speech to Text Accuracy
|Section||Word Errors||Total Words||Speech to Text Accuracy Rate|
|Part 2||Nuance Black Friday 2014||4||287||98.6%|
|Part 3||Dragon Home vs Pro||1||261||99.6%|
|Overall Dragon Professional v15||15||1876||99.2%|
If you found this review helpful, please consider using the link below to get more information about Dragon voice recognition software.
Dragon Professional Speech to Text Word Accuracy Errors
|I said:||Dragon Professional v15 Speech to Text software heard this:|
|decide to buy Dragon NaturallySpeaking||decide abide Dragon NaturallySpeaking|
|I then paid to upgrade in 2012.||I then pay to upgrade in 2012.|
|I actually use this stuff.||I actually use the stuff.|
|Although Nuance hasn’t officially announced it yet||Although Nuance hasn’t officially announced that yet|
|normally $150||normally hundred $50|
|This was Dragon Home version 13 – it’s no longer available||This was Dragon Home version 13 – is no longer available|
|They call it Dragon Thursday.||They call the Dragon Thursday.|
|(normally $165)||(normally hundred $65)|
|You save 62% off||You save 60% off|
|why should buy Dragon NaturallySpeaking directly from Nuance:||why should buy Dragon naturally speaking directly from Nuance:|
|It was bundled||He was bundled|
|, with the free password Jeannie software||, with the free Password Genie software|
Examples of Dragon Professional Speech to Text Capitalization Errors
|so I could compare Dragon Home to Dragon Professional.||so I could compare Dragon Home to Dragon professional.|
|, my prediction is the Dragon Professional Black Friday 2018||, my prediction is the Dragon professional Black Friday 2018|
|cyber Monday has passed||cyber Monday has passed|
|black Friday discount||black Friday discount|