As a longtime staple of work and personal computer use, Microsoft Office doesn’t often go on sale. So if you need a copy, today’s the day to grab it: Amazon is knocking up to $45 off a subscription to Microsoft Office 365 and taking $50 off a one-time purchase of the suite of apps, bringing them to rarely-seen lows.
There are two ways to save on a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Publisher, OneDrive, and 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage. The Personal subscription, which is suitable for a single user for a year, is $40 for the year, discounted from a list price of $70. The Home subscription, which offers up a year of access for up to six users, is $55, down from a list price of $99. Microsoft promises to deliver regular updates to the Office apps as part of the 365 subscription.
If you just want the basic apps without the subscription and storage, you can pick up Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 for $100, down from a list price of $150. Available as a one-time purchase for single-user access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for as long as they work on your PC, you won’t have to worry about recurring charges, but you’ll also miss out on the most recent features as Microsoft updates the apps going forward.
If you’re unsure of which one to buy, our recommendation here is one of the Office 365 subscriptions. For one, it’s a steeper discount, but more importantly, you get a wider selection of apps, steady updates, and a terabyte of cloud storage. Not everyone wants to pay for continued access to apps, however, and at this price, Office 2019 is a steal too.