I followed the instructions on this link
WaveLab 8 activation before the official release of WaveLab 8.5…
Start the eLicenser Control Center application, found under Start/Programs/eLicenser on a Windows PC or in the Applications folder of Mac OS X. Click on the “Maintenance” button. Your license will then be replaced by a WaveLab 8.5 license > and the Steinberg Grace Period site will be opened.
Well the grace period website never opened.
So I went to this page…http://www.steinberg.net/en/support/grace_period.html
and had it check for my upgrade status. From there is showed me a download link.
hope this helps others!