Did your friend use Online Deluxe prior to March 1 at 39.99 for a Federal return plus sales tax?
And did you use Online Deluxe after March 1 at 59.99 for a Federal return plus sales tax?
All online TurboTax paid products had a price increase on March 1. Actually, the price prior to March 1 was a discounted price, and on March 1 the early-filing season discounts expired, and products returned to the normal undiscounted price.
Or did your friend pay recently but had a special offer?