One of Amazon’s Deals of the Day today provides a Microsoft 365 Family 12-month subscription with a $50 Amazon Gift Card for just $99.99, a savings of $50. In other words, the $50 Amazon gift card is free.
That makes it kind of a no-brainer, and because you can stack these things, you should be able to add this year to an existing subscription.
You can find the deal here (affiliate link).
This deal is good for today only, and possibly in the U.S. only (sorry). It expires in about 16 hours as I write this.
Thanks to Neowin for the tip.
<p>Very awesome, thanks! </p>
<p>According to the reviews listed, this subscription will not extend a current subscription and will run concurrently with any existing subscription. This is somehow linked to your Amazon account and not to your Microsoft Office subscription.</p>
<p>I think it takes a few minutes my renewal was in August, and at first it showed just Dec 2022, when I checked again on Microsoft’s account page it updated to correctly show my August date in 2023 as next renewal date. </p>
<p>I bought a 365 subscription from Amazon a year or so ago. It did add on to my existing subscription, but when I bought a 15 month subscription from Newegg last February, I could not add it. I have to wait until the Amazon subscription expires, or I end it, before I can add the subscription sitting in my desk drawer. I’ve no idea how that will work, e.g., will everything stored on OneDrive be deleted before I can get the new subscription added?</p>
<p>Similar situation for me. I went through several Microsoft reps trying to extend my existing subscription, but they all gave up and said, "you’ll have to let it expire." What a mess. You’d think a solution for this wouldn’t be that difficult.</p>
<p>I also bought a subscription through Amazon. Administration of the subscription was transferred to Amazon from Microsoft and I had to wait until the Amazon subscription expired before I could extend it using my Microsoft account.</p>
<p>I think there is a grace period. I have a family member who had gone 6 months without paying (didn’t realize the they used to pay it had expired) but nothing happened, not even an email saying update your info (granted there was good payment history but…) so I think there must be probably like 4 to 6 months before they start wiping everything. In any case there is probably at least a legal 90 day retention policy they have so as long as you renew it within a few days of it expiring there shouldn’t be an issue.</p>
<p>Regarding the retention policy if you let your subscription expire…Microsoft does not delete your data if your Microsoft 365 subscription expires. It simply moves any information (above the free-tier threshold) to a read-only status. You’ll be able to view and even download your data; you just won’t be able to add or edit anything. Same with the apps…if installed, the Office apps will still allow you to read documents; you just won’t be able to create, edit, or save anything.</p>
<p>Similar but different deal at Amazon UK – £49.99 for Microsoft 365 for 15 months (get the bundle including either Norton or McAfee – all you need is the Microsoft code to activate). Confirmed that it stacks with your existing subscriptions</p>
<p>Thanks, Paul bugger US only what a pity this is a good deal.</p>
<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Yeah, there’s something unclear going on here. I previously purchased my Microsoft 365 Family subscription directly through Microsoft for $99, which is/was set to renew on April 26, 2022. I jumped on this deal and activated it, and now my Microsoft Account portal is telling me that my Microsoft 365 Family subscription is managed through Amazon and is set to expire on December 27, 2022. Sounds like when that subscription is up, then my subscription </span><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">may</em><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> revert to Microsoft, which </span><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">may</em><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> allow me to ride out the remainder of my current term at that point (i.e., April 26, 2023). Or I may have just paid to extend my current subscription for 8 months instead of 12. It’s just not clear to me. Regardless, they don’t "stack" in the classic sense. Something you might want to keep in mind if you’re near the beginning of a subscription cycle. Perhaps do a bit more research first.</span></p>
<p>….aaaaand now it’s showing the adjusted date of April 25, 2023 on Amazon. So, yeah. All good. (Where’s that "Delete Comment" button? ?)</p>
<p>If you are a US Veteran, and you ever pay more than $50 a year, you’re doing it wrong. ShopMyExchange has it normally for $69.99, but every year during the runup to Black Friday it drops down to $49.99. I’m paid up to January 2025. </p>
<p>In Germany, the deal of Microsoft 365 Home + McAfee or Norton for 49.99€ is still active.</p>