Great Microsoft back to school deals for Students going on now

Back to school Microsoft deals

It’s that time of the year again. It’s time to shop for back to school supplies (at least in the U.S.), and if you’re in the hunt to tech gear and you want to save some cash, Microsoft products may just be what you need. Below there is a list of current deals going on now and until mid-September, some offers include free copies of Office 365 University and gift cards. All from different U.S. electronic retailers such as Best Buy, Staples, Office, Microsoft Store, etc.


From July 14th to September 7th, 2013, customers can get a free copy of Office 365 university with the purchase of any touch PC larger than 12”.


From June 23th to September 7th, 2013, customers can get a free copy of Office 365 university with the purchase of certain Windows 8 touch laptops.

Best Buy

The same as in the Microsoft Store, Best Buy is also offering the new $100 discount on the purchase of a Surface Pro. But the good deal here is that students who register using their .edu email address to register on will also receive 10% discount on eligiable All-in-One touch-enable PCs, and a free Microsoft Office 365 University and 16GB USB drive when you buy a selected Windows 8 PC, plus free shipping.


In the month of August, 2013, get a free University version of Office 365 when purchasing an eligible laptop.


From July 14th to September 15th, 2013, customers get a $50 gift card on the purchase of a 12” or larger screen size touch screen laptop.

Windows Chip In

Alternatively you can also buy your next Windows 8 PC by using the Windows Chip In (similar, but not equal how layaway works). The money may not be really easy to get, but it’s super easy to setup. Sign up before September 1st, 2013, with your .edu email address and get help from family and friends to fund your PC purchase, and if you choose one of the Microsoft Store catalogue devices, the company will fund the first 10% of the total cost. Students will also get a free copy of Office 365 University. For more information, check Microsoft’s “Chip In”.

Source Windows Experience Blog

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