To keep the Microsoft sales pipe flowing, Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to Office 2013 if you buy Office 2012 now:
Some notes on the Home & Student and Home & Business SKUs:
That’s a pretty nice offer! Limited to twenty-five (25) Offer redemptions per person or organization. So the medium/enterprise has limited usability of the offer, but the small business or SOHO can take full advantage of it.
Note the the Office Pro Plus customer can chose a year of Office 365 Home Premium which includes “Click To Run” Office 2013 (click to install it on your machine from the net). So get Office for your computer and get email/collaboration and Lync as an optional upgrade for a year!
The Office Pre-Launch Offer has two distinct periods:
- Eligibility Period – from October 19, 2012 to April 30, 2013: You must purchase, install, and activate your Office 2010 or Office for Mac 2011 product. You may sign up at Office.com/offer to be notified by email when the products are ready for download.
- Redemption Period – from the availability dates of the new Office to May 31, 2013: If you signed up, you will receive an email from Microsoft when the new Office is ready for download. You must redeem the offer at Office.com/offer within the redemption period.
Make sure you check the offer site for the terms and conditions.