Get an After Effects Free Trial Without Automatic Subscription Charges

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Get an After Effects Free Trial Without Automatic Subscription Charges

Are you shopping for a video post-production app and want an Adobe without the risk of being charged when it ends? If you're like most people, you worry that you'll forget to cancel your membership before automatic billing kicks in, running up unwanted charges on your credit card. But what if you signed up for the trial with a free, valid, alternate credit card number that isn't tied to any of your accounts? Or if you already forgot to cancel your Adobe After Effects subscription, and you want a refund for the months you were charged?

DoNotPay can help you get a free trial with no strings attached and get you a refund from Adobe on charges already made to your credit card—all without having to deal with Adobe After Effects customer service.

Can You Get an After Effects Free Trial?

Yes, but it won't last long, and you'd better put the cancellation date on the calendar. Be sure you read all the details before signing up. Let's take a look at the terms priced for individuals:

Month-to-month$31.49 paid monthlyCancel anytime with no fees
One year commitment in monthly installments$20.99 paid monthlyIf you cancel 14 days or more after your trial begins, you will be charged for the entire month plus an unspecified service fee.
One year, paid in advance$239.88No refunds if you cancel 14 days or more after your free trial begins.

Adobe After Effects Free Trial and Subscription Tiers for Teachers and Students

Month-to-monthN/AN/A
One year commitment in monthly installments$19.99 paid monthlyIf you cancel 14 days or more after your trial begins, you will be charged for the entire month plus an unspecified service fee.
One year, paid in advance$239.88No refunds if you cancel 14 days or more after your free trial begins.

Adobe After Effects Free Trial and Subscription Tiers for Teams and Businesses

Month-to-monthIndustry/situation-specific feesN/A
One year commitment in monthly installmentsIndustry/situation-specific feesN/A
One year, paid in advanceIndustry/situation-specific feesN/A

These features are included in each plan:

  • Adobe Fonts
  • Behance
  • Access to Adobe Creative Community

How to Get an Adobe After Effects Free Trial

These are the steps for setting up a free account with Adobe After Effects:

  1. Go to the Adobe After Effects product page.
  2. Click on the "Free Trial" button.
  3. Select the option that best describes your purpose for the product.
  4. Click "Continue".
  5. On the next page, you'll have the option of trying After Effects as a standalone or as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud bundle. Since we're discussing After Effects free trials, choose that option.
  6. Click "Continue".
  7. Choose from the monthly, yearly by month, or year paid in full options. (For this tutorial, we'll select "monthly".)
  8. Click "Continue".
  9. Choose whether you wish to add the Adobe Stock product to your plan. (We'll say "No Thanks.")
  10. On the next page, enter your e-mail address. Be sure to read Adobe's Terms of Service before continuing. DoNotPay has an excellent app for deciphering TOS and protecting you from violations by the companies issuing them. Next, you'll be asked for your payment information.
  11. Read the fine print below this form, especially Adobe's Cancellation Terms.
  12. When you're ready, click "Agree and subscribe."
  13. Put the expiration date on your calendar, with a reminder to cancel your Adobe After Effects account.

Now you have free access to Adobe After Effects for seven days. You'll be given a date when you must cancel your account. After 14 days, you can not refund any charges made, unless you use DoNotPay to get your money back.

How to Cancel Your Adobe After Effects Free Trial

If you've decided you don't want to keep using the app, here's how to cancel it through Adobe's website:

  1. Sign in to your Adobe account.
  2. Go to the "Plans and Payment" navigation option at the top of the page and click on it.
  3. Select "Plan."
  4. Select "Manage plan."
  5. Click on "Cancel your plan".
  6. Let Adobe know why you're canceling your free After Effects trial.

Adobe gives a vague disclaimer here, saying the cancel option may not work if they're in the process of charging your account in which case you should try again in 24 hours. That's why you should not wait until the last day (or last-minute) before canceling your Adobe account.

How to Avoid Unwanted Adobe Subscription Charges With DoNotPay

Have you ever had so many subscriptions attached to the credit card that you've wanted to cut it up and start over with a new card number? Tons of people feel like that when they sign up for free trials but forget to cancel them when the trial period expires. Don't fall into that trap with Adobe After Effects. Use a virtual credit card when you sign up for your free trial.

Here's How Virtual Credit Cards From DoNotPay Work

  1. We generate a free, random virtual credit card (VCC) number for your actual credit card account that you can use to subscribe to any service. Think of it as a "burner" credit card number for one-time use.
  2. When the Adobe After Effects trial expires, Adobe can't charge you because there are no funds associated with the generated number.
  3. You're then automatically unsubscribed.

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