Posted by Chuck on March 28, 2019
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Published on March 28th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Amazon: Microsoft Office Subscription for $99 with Bonus $50 Amazon Gift Card

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The Offer

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  • Amazon is offering a 12-month digital download subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Home for 6 users for the standard cost of $99.99 with a bonus $50 Amazon gift card thrown into the package.

The Fine Print

  • Valid today only, 3/28/19; expires at midnight PT
  • Digital Software download will be delivered by email
  • $50 Amazon.com will be shipped and delivered by mail
  • 12-month subscription for up to 6 people​
  • Premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook (Publisher and Access are available on PC Only)​
  • For use on multiple PCs/Macs, tablets, and phones (including Windows, iOS, and Android)

Our Verdict

It’s basically like a 50% discount, might be even better if you use this for a business as it may be possible to write off the full $99 and pocket the $50 bonus (I’m not a tax expert, please consult your accountant on this). Thanks to anyone who uses our link to make the purchase.

Two interesting notes from Nick at Frequentmiler:

  • You can’t pay for this with an Amazon gift card since the purchase contains an Amazon gift card.
  • In the past, it was possible to use this digital purchase to extend an existing Microsoft Office subscription – you just have to go into your Amazon Digital Subscriptions and Licenses and get the key. Let us know in the comments if you try this out successfully. (Update: Readers confirm that this is still working.)



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HaveMiles
HaveMiles

This might be obvious to others, but just to point out: it appears to be a 12 month subscription, not a product purchase.

anne
anne

Can I use this for PC in Asia?

perfectviking
perfectviking

This was odd – it split the charge between the two items – $50 on the GC and 49.99 on the software.

carl wilson
carl wilson

If you agree to annual auto-renew w/Microsoft you get 1 mo free when registering the product. So essentially 13 mo for ~$105 (w/tax), and then $50 coming back as a physical Amazon GC.

Stephen
Stephen

if this was the standalone, non-sub, version – I’d be all over it. Not a fan of MS subscriptions for Office

Kelvin
Kelvin

Honestly, it’s one of the better valued software subscription packs being offered… especially when compared to something like Adobe’s Creative Cloud

Each user gets unlimited* installs of the full Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access), 1 TB dedicated Onedrive storage, 60 mins/month Skype call credit, and chat/phone support.

That’s pretty generous for $70 annually, or (especially) 6 users for $100 annually.

Of course, if you don’t use/value those benefits, it’s harder to justify. Just wanted to clarify the benefits available… surprising number of people I run into think it’s *just* Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

(*5 installs of the suite can be active, or signed in, simultaneously. The others are inactive, or signed out. Signing in to it immediately reactivates the install, by signing out one of the other devices.)

Stephen
Stephen

Totally agree. The 1TB storage would be a great value to me… The challenge is I pay for google storage as it links perfectly with Google Photos on my Pixel. If i had such a seamless picture experience through an MS app on my android, I would absolutely consider it one of the most fantastic sub values [admittedly, I’ve never really looked, so I think I might just go do that!]
But you’re right, a sub to this is much more than just “office.”

Kelvin
Kelvin

If you do want to take a look at the “seamless” picture backup, OneDrive offers Camera Upload: https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/automatically-save-photos-and-videos-from-onedrive-on-android-66605e54-48b8-4f55-bcff-34159702e344

Microsoft OneDrive on Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.skydrive&hl=en_US

Now, the big drawback for Pixel users is Google Photos offers truly unlimited photo storage… which (imo) beats mixed availability 1 TB bucket through OneDrive.

Won
Won

I have OneDrive automatically sync with my camera roll on my Galaxy S9+. I’d be willing to bet it supports Pixel, too.

Hari
Hari

I wish they had Neflix, Apple Music and Google Drive 1TB included. Feels like subscriptions has taken over and monthly bill is skyrocketing.

Redacted
Redacted

Is there any restriction on buying more than one and getting a 2-year+ extension?

Ray
Ray

Wondering this as well. I could purchase one and have my wife purchase one and we would have two year plan, per se.

rediff
rediff

it looks like we can share with 6 members/devices ..Anyone interested in sharing subscription or two ?

Chucks
Chucks

I’d just recommend piracy. Reddit is a good resource.

Zachary
Zachary

LibreOffice is free…forever.

markr5485
markr5485

Confirmed that this will extend a current Office 365 subscription by 1 year, just enter the product code in the ‘redeem a code’ section.

imnotashopaholic
imnotashopaholic

When I tried to redeem the code, it actually creates a new subscription that expires 12 months from now, instead of extending my current subscription (which expires about 20 months from now). Spent an hour with Microsoft billing support and still no solution.

Kelvin
Kelvin

Not that this specifically helps your case, but per this Microsoft kb article, subscriptions can be extended for a maximum of five years.

See “Will I get credit for unused time on my current subscription?” > https://support.office.com/en-us/article/switch-to-a-different-office-365-for-home-subscription-3fcc1efc-2722-427f-8efa-db94b9b0a36b?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

markr5485
markr5485

Interesting. My subscription was set to expire in August 2019, and was pushed back to August 2020 after entering the code.

imnotashopaholic
imnotashopaholic

Eventually support figured it out – the expiration date on the redemption page will show 12-month from now regardless if there is an existing subscription. Once I redeemed the product key, it did extend my subscription by 13 months (12 + 1 because of recurring billing). Hopefully no one missed out on this deal because my previous comment.

Kelvin
Kelvin

For those still tempted to jump, go to https://redeem.microsoft.com and enter the code there. This method was verified by a Microsoft support agent to properly extend, not create a new subscription.

Going to Services & Subscriptions > Redeem a Code may not work correctly.

I just used this method to successfully extend my current subscription.

eclipsor
eclipsor

can you cancel and refund the subscription after?

86
86

If you only need Office 365 Personal (and 1TB storage for 1 vs 6 users), then this deal is effectively $20 off $70. So it’s a 29% discount, not 50% off, if that’s the case.

doc
doc

People are still paying for Office?

Reminds me of MCI long distance.

scott
scott

What is the alternative?

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