AppSumo Plus – is it worth it?

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My names Mark and I’m an AppSumo addict! It started off with just a single purchase and I quickly discovered they offer brilliant deals and started buying more. Then a deal came up I couldn’t purchase…you needed to be an AppSumo Plus member as it was a returning deal.

Is AppSumo Plus worth it? Yes if you spend $1000 at AppSumo in 1 year as it pays for itself. No if you spend less than $1000 at AppSumo as the discount will not cover the cost of the plan.

If you’ve never heard of AppSumo let me explain. The website partners with tech websites to provide special offers, often lifetime discounts, on their products and services. The deals last for a set amount of time and once they’re over they don’t often come back.

What is AppSumo Plus?

AppSumo Plus gives you an additional 10% off every code purchased in return for an annual price of $99. Having Plus membership also gives you access to second chance offers on previous deals, the KingSumo Giveaway platform and various other specials offers and freebies.

You pay the full amount upfront and can cancel the subscription at any time, but be careful, cancelling doesn’t cancel at the end of your current period, it cancels that day!

In cold hard cash you need to spend over $1000 on AppSumo deals for Plus membership to be worth picking up.

10% of $1000 gives you your $100 back

Spend more than $1000 in a year and you’ve made a genuine saving. That might sound a lot, but with AppSumo adding numerous new deals each month you can easily spend over $1000 if this is your sort of thing, especially if you stack codes. Prices usually start at $49, but they can go as high as $99 per code, and you often get a better deal if you purchase multiple codes.

Here are some of the deals I’ve purchased in the same year:

  • SerpWatch (2 codes)
  • Nichesss
  • Inksrout
  • WebWave
  • MarketMuse (3 codes)
  • Postoplan
  • Gurucan
  • Blogely (3 codes)
  • Hashtag for likes (2 codes)
  • And many more!

There are some additional benefits to Plus membership. If you’ve missed out on deals they are sometimes brought back for a limited second run only available to Plus members. There have also been free deals only available to members and if you

In Feb 2021 a new perk was announced, fast track affiliate membership. AppSumo has a very good affiliate scheme (which I’m part of) and they have so many fantastic deals it’s not hard to find something to recommend. They announced affiliate applications will be fast tracked for Plus members, not that it was slow beforehand (I joined the scheme before this announcement).

They have also taken on a new team member to look into membership and potential perks, hopefully in time additional benefits will be added to give more reason to renew.

For me, the Plus membership has been worth the investment. Not only have I saved money, but I’ve also had extended access to deals, giving me time to consider which I want to take advantage of.

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Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.