As a stand-alone product, Photoshop Elements 8 currently retails for $99.99 at Adobe's web site. However, Adobe is offering a $20 mail-in rebate valid through October 31, 2010 that brings this price down to $79.99.
If you have any interest in video editing along with photo editing, the Photoshop/Premiere Elements 8 bundle is a very attractive deal. You can purchase both products as a package for $149.99, or $119.99 after applying the $30 mail-in rebate for the combo deal. Alternatively, you may want to consider the Plus package which includes both programs as well as a one-year subscription to Photoshop.com Plus for $179.99 ($149.99 after the mail-in rebate).
Special Holiday Pricing
If you've been holding off on purchasing version 8, Adobe is offering some additional incentives for holiday shoppers. As part of a special Black Friday promotion, you can pick up a copy of Photoshop Elements 8 and save $40 ($20 mail-in rebate + $20 instant savings). Also, the bundled package containing both Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8 will be offered at a $50 savings ($30 mail-in rebate + $20 instant savings). This latter deal is available for both the standard combo package as well as the Plus package. The Black Friday sale, in effect from November 23 to November 30, also includes free shipping.
For those that miss out on the Black Friday sale, Adobe will be running another promotion from December 7 to December 21. This subsequent sale of the holiday season will let you pick up the Mac version of Photoshop Elements 8 at a $30 savings ($20 mail-in rebate + $10 instant savings). You'll also be able to get the bundled package of Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8 at a $40 savings ($30 mail-in rebate + $10 instant). Again, these deals will include free shipping.