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How to save big bucks on Office 365

Jon Seff | May 6, 2014
Maybe it's the recent release of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for the iPad. Maybe you want to make sure you have access to the latest version of Microsoft's Office suite on your multiple Macs (and even PCs). Or perhaps you want the perks, such as 27GB of total OneDrive cloud storage per user and an hour of free Skype world minutes each month. Whatever the reason, you've weighed your options and decided that an

Stock up

Looking to extend your subscription even further into the future? Microsoft doesn't advertise it, but you can in fact stack up codes in order to subscribe for multiple years. Just buy two or more cards, and revisit the activation page to enter the codes for each one. After submitting each, you'll see your subscription extended by another 12 months.

For example, I bought three product-key cards from Amazon for a total of $216.30. Figuring in the free trial I mentioned, that comes out to $5.85 a month for three years of Office 365 Home. Or you can buy one year, and then keep an eye out for a good deal on a product key card in the future — you can add its code to extend your subscription at any time while your subscription is active.

 

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