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What is “First Year On Us”?

Between September 16, 2020 and January 23, 2021, any customer that purchases a new Cisco Meraki cloud management license for 3 years or more will get an additional year added at no extra cost! This promotion originally launched October 1, 2019 and is being extended through January 23, 2021.

How will Meraki determine what is a ‘New’ license purchase (or what is eligible for the promotion?

Meraki will apply this promotion to new license purchases and not to license renewals. This determination will be made based on the action customers take when claiming license purchases in the Meraki dashboard. Customers must use the ‘License more devices’ action within their Meraki dashboard in order to receive the additional year of licensing. When customers select ‘renew’, the promotion will not be applied.

How does my customer claim the extra year?

The extra 365 days are added automatically in the Meraki dashboard when the customer claims and assigns the licenses using the ‘License more devices’ action. No extra steps are required.

What if my customer purchased a new license before September 16, 2020?

You’re in luck! Meraki will honor the extra year on any eligible license purchased between July 26, 2020 and September 16, 2020 as part of the extended promotion. We will retroactively apply the extra 365 days to customers’ licesnses.

Are license renewals eligible?

No, license renewals are not eligible for the extra year. The promotion is only valid on new device licenses of 3 or more years for new and existing Meraki customers.

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When does this promotion expire?

All new licenses must be purchased and booked by January 23, 2021.

Which Meraki SKUs are eligible for the offer?

MR, MS, MX, MV, SM, MI, MR Advanced and MR Advanced Upgrade (MR + Umbrella) are all eligible for the ‘First Year on Us’ offer. Please note, however, that some SKUs are not sold globally.

Is this offer stackable with other Cisco partner promotions?

Yes, this promotion is stackable with all existing Cisco partner programs.

Is this a global promotion?

Yes, ‘First Year on Us’ is available globally, except Russia. Please visit to access the full terms and conditions.

Will this promotion apply to a customer looking to upgrade their legacy or Free 100 Systems Manager account?

Yes! Customers can use this promotion to upgrade their Free 100 or Legacy Systems Manager to a paid Systems Manager account when purchasing 3 or 5 year licenses.

For public sector customers in the United States, how does this promotion work with E-Rate?

All customers have until January 23, 2021 to add their new license to the dashboard and claim the additional year. If E-Rate funding is approved after January 23, 2021, the promotion will not be honored. For additional information on E-Rate or customers in the public sector, please contact your Meraki account representative.

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