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What's the Cheapest (Legal) Way to Buy Microsoft Office?

Fixx42 76 December 14, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Hello all,

I just bought a new computer, and with it I think it's finally time that my family and I bought the latest version of Microsoft Office. But the dealseeker in me is revolted by the idea, because it never seems like there are any good deals on Microsoft Office, the price simply is what it is.

Any suggestions on the cheapest way to go about procuring licenses for a family of three? We have one student in the family, and two teachers. I'd be much obliged for any advice!

Fixx

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There is a way for a person with an edu email to score it for $10. I forgot the trick though. Time to do a search on the forum.

http://slickdeals.net/f/4777034-Microsoft-Office-2010-Professional-Plus-9-95-for-qualified-emails?v=1

It supposedly pops up frequently. The activator makes it free though.
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I did some hunting a while back and found this site. Everything I found about them was positive.
http://shop.advantageittech.com/M...SO10PP.htm
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Oh, you've got students & teachers, so you're good to go on the .edu discount. The $10 deal mentioned above is HUP - the Home Use Program. This is NOT an EDU deal, but is offered at some larger universities & corporations. Try your various email addresses to see if any qualify.

If not, here's the actual education hookup - $99 for Office University edition [microsoftstore.com].

Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher & Access.
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the above is the generic academic version, but often schools/universities will have their own method of selling it for cheaper - you will need to ask the IT department about that
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check with your employer. A lot offer discounts. I get it for $10 from mine (insurance company).
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any non student or edu discounts?
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