If you buy a new copy of QuarkXPress 8 before December 31, 2009, Quark will give you a second copy free. The best price I found was $755 at Software Media.
The process works like this: you buy QuarkXPress 8 from any Quark Authorized Reseller (or from Quark’s website at full retail price), and complete an online redemption process. You will then receive an email within 14 days with a serial number and validation code for your free license. Then you can install, activate and go!
Of course, you could get clever and start using your second copy right away — Quark has a 60-day free trial that would work on the second computer, and then you’d just permanently activate its license when you got your validation code.
QuarkXPress 8 is platform independent, so your two licenses could be on Mac OS X, Windows, or both.
Quark’s promotion has further details and the redemption form.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.