Win a Year Subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium!

Note: This post is sponsored by Microsoft in that they are providing the giveaways. All words are mine.

While I have always been a Mac girl, I have also always used Microsoft Office. I started my professional life just as desktop computers were taking over the world (thus showing my antiquity) and it was a huge relief when Word, Excel and PowerPoint started playing nice with my OS. Would it surprise you to know that I kick butt at spreadsheets? When you are bad at math and co-own a company, it becomes essential.

As a designer, I have always used the Adobe suite of products (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver). Recently, they moved their apps to a cloud-based service called Creative Cloud – which means you download them from the internet much like we do apps for our phones. No more CDs; in fact my new MacBookPro does not even have a CD/DVD slot.

I remember hearing a speech by Bill Gates once… or perhaps he was quoted in an article (remember, my old age)… where he talked about the future of software. How it would all be in the cloud and the internet would be so fast we would just access everything there. This must have been forever ago, because had I thought the idea was sooooooo far-fetched.

Turns out the future is now, and the first step in that direction is here! Microsoft Office is moving to a similar subscription style service for their products, and honestly I am thrilled. As a small business owner or a personal user, you can break up these large software costs to monthly or yearly fees, and have the latest updates when you need them.

I was already up to the latest version of Office when Microsoft contacted me, so I asked if I could pass the giveaway along to you all. They are kindly giving away three (3) subscriptions for a year of Office 365 Premium! There are more details below, but enter via the Rafflecopter widget now!

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Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium 

Family Fun: If you can’t be with your family and friends this holiday season, the new Office can help bring you together. A subscription to Office 365 Home Premium comes with 60 minutes of Skype calls, so you can wish them a “happy holidays” face-to-face.

DIY: Create personalized holiday gift cards, invites and more with Microsoft Office 365 on your Windows 8 device. Upload your creations to SkyDrive and access them on the go from your Windows Phone!

Gift idea for the family under $100: A one-year subscription (US$99.99) includes the applications you know and love (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook) on up to 5 PCs/Macs, plus an additional 20GB of SkyDrive cloud storage.

This article has 28 comments

  1. zipper

    Oh, I would love one! thanks. I use Office for everything.

  2. william

    I use it at work but would love to have it at home.

  3. Jenny

    Pretty cool giveaway! And just in time for Christmas.

  4. Jenny

    I am still using Office 2003 at home and could really use the upgrade for the kids and their schoolwork.

  5. MPPs Mom

    I’m intrigued.

  6. Birdie Bee

    I would use it at home to organize medical bills paid and other tax information to prepare to file taxes. I would use the word processing program for writing letters and taking care of personal business. I would likely use it everyday.

  7. Terry K

    I have the 2003 Office version on my computer and would like to try the most up-to-date product. I use one aspect or more of Office everyday for personal business.s

  8. Chloebear

    This would be so nice to have!

  9. Tyler

    Thanks! I would really like to have one of these. I use Google Docs a lot and they are great but limited.

  10. Melissa

    I would love to try this out for my small biz I run by myself! Thx!

  11. Suzan Bond

    Oh, I so need this. Perfect timing.

  12. littleHens

    Perfect timing! I need this – my love of Excel fills my spreadsheet laden heart!

  13. Kerri

    I have to admit it Word especially annoys me because it is so complicated! But it’s something we all need and have to use, so YES. I would love one. 🙂

  14. Jackson

    I use Office at work but would love to have it at home too. Thanks for the reminder.

  15. Diane

    One for me!

  16. Dari

    I’d use it for home – I have office on my work computer and NEED it on my home computer.

  17. Mae Y

    I would use it to write my Christmas cards, keep track of household expenses, organize my recipes and much, much more!

  18. Christian Williams

    Office 365 is a solid product. Now that I am exclusively mobile, a subscription to this service would be a boon, allowing me to access the plethora of Office documents I have amassed over decades with ease. 🙂

  19. Christian Williams

    Office 365 is a solid product. Now that I am exclusively mobile, a subscription to this service would be a boon, allowing me to access the plethora of Office documents I have amassed over decades with ease. 🙂

  20. Suzanne

    I use Office on all the Macs in our house, but my husband built my son a PC and he has to use our machines to write for school!

    There is never a day, between grad school and work, that I do not use Word, PowerPoint or Excel.

  21. Daphne

    i use it for school

  22. Jefferson Svengsouk

    I use Office for Mac for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations. (I’m not happy with our old version of Outlook.)


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  25. JAMES

    I havent updated in ages. This would be great.

  26. Mike

    I hav never had it beciase of the cost. It would be so great, a good xmas present!

  27. Davin215

    I use it for to be more productive!

  28. Teresa Procell

    I use office for college papers and excel for my budget spreadsheets.

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