The upgrade pop-up in my VP17 (edit) is a bit different than yours...
(and still active even after buying the VP18 upgrade)
It says firmly "$199" and not "from $199" and definitely gives the impression that SF14 is included in the $199 upgrade price.
The actual upgrade order pages for VP18 did not show anything about SF14, and I checked the version comparison chart to clarify this. Although the SF14 freebie was not a deciding factor for me, I would have welcomed a copy. Magix' popup announcements and enticing marketing mails could be a bit clearer about what is included in which version, rather than burying it in the version comparison chart. 😏