How to Save Money on Your Microsoft Office 365 Subscription

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Want to buy a subscription to Microsoft Office 365 for your home or small business? Here are some tips for saving money on your Office 365 subscription.

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The Personal Edition of Microsoft Office 365 is available on the official Microsoft website for $6.99 per month. This license includes all Microsoft Office apps. With the Personal License, you’ll be able to install Microsoft Office on all your computers, phones, and tablets, you can only sign in to 5 devices at the same time.

You can purchase a license for Microsoft Office 365 through the Microsoft website, through in-app purchases inside the Apple App Store or Google Play store, or through an online store such as Amazon.

Office 365 Price Comparison

I did a quick comparison of Office 365 prices in different regions and it’s clear that the most affordable option is Amazon. For example, if you want to buy a Microsoft 365 subscription in India, you’ll save around 20% when you shop through Amazon as compared to the Microsoft Store. The savings are even greater for UK customers.

Buying Office 365 Through Amazon

When you purchase a Microsoft 365 subscription through Amazon, Amazon will send a 16-digit license key to the email address associated with your Amazon account. It may take 15-30 minutes for the license key to arrive.

After receiving the code, go to And sign in with the Microsoft Office where you want to use the Office 365 subscription. Enter the product key and click on the “Activate” button.

Activate Microsoft Office 365

Next, launch Word, Outlook or any other Microsoft Office app on the computer and sign-in with the same Microsoft account.

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things to note

An Office 365 subscription purchased on Amazon is the same as the one offered on the Microsoft website but the price is cheaper. Once the license is activated, you will manage the subscription through your dashboard.

There are a few things to consider when you buy an Office 365 license outside of the Microsoft Store.

  1. There may be geo restrictions in place. For example, an Office license obtained from the Amazon US website may not be active in India.
  2. If you want to opt for monthly billing instead of paying for the entire year, you’ll need to purchase through the Microsoft website or make an in-app purchase on your Android or iPhone.
  3. It is important. If you have purchased Office 365 from Microsoft, you can request a refund But licenses purchased through Amazon are not refundable in every region.