The offer is basically first month free on a year subscription. You pay the first month and that gets refunded to you. Where it becomes 'free' is that you can download your 10 images and then cancel within the first month without penalty. However, if you don't cancel within the first month you will be on the hook for the full year or pay a penalty fee to cancel.
You are also correct that there seems to be no real way to cancel at present other than posting here. So if you aren't planning on keeping Stock, then it may be in your best interest to pass. I hate saying that as I am a huge fan of Adobe and Stock.
You can search the images without being signed up for a subscription, you can even add them to libraries without having a subscription. You can even license individual images without a subscription.
Thank you! I'm guessing what you wrote is correct, so I'll mark it as such, although I suppose I'd have to be an Adobe staff member to know for sure.
I was told that if you don't cancel within fourteen days they will bill you for a minimum of half the remaining 11 months.
this offer is so misleading it's basically false - OR the customer service is giving out inaccurate info.
Two people and Two departments told me this information. today.
Sorry for the confusion caused. With the Adobe Stock first month free promo you automatically receive a refund for the first month and can cancel within 30 days without penalty if you do not wish to continue with the subscription.