"It's back to school season and time to cash in on the savings when you buy a select PC valued at $599 or higher, bundled with Office 356 at your local Microsoft retail store. $150 savings includes $20 off Office 365 offer," Microsoft stated.
This offer, which expires September 21, 2014, allows you to select from a wide range of PCs including the Acer V5-473P-5602 touchscreen laptop, Dell XPS 13, and the Surface Pro 3. The eligible PC must be valued at $599 or more. You can snag the cheapest Surface Pro 3 model, featuring an Intel Core i3 processor and 64GB of storage, for $799 (before discounts). The $150 offer also includes the choice of Office 365 University, Home, or Personal.
Interestingly enough, the fine print says this offer does not apply to Surface tablets. But one person was able to make this happen at his local Microsoft Store. Your mileage may vary, so give it a try.
Plus, if you head to your local Microsoft Store and provide them with your .edu email address, you can snag an additional 10 percent discount (an additional ~$150 off). Couple that with the $150 discount, and you have yourself a killer deal on a brand spanking new Surface Pro 3 -- just in time for school. Although the fine print states you can't combine the two offers, a little verbal finagling will likely do the trick!
$150 may not be much, but every penny counts when you are trying to budget for the new school season. Microsoft is no stranger to back to school specials, so expect to see some more promotions before school starts up again.
Head over to your local Microsoft Store and check out the offer. Again, your mileage may vary. If the Surface Pro 3 is not your cup of tea, there are other $599 (or higher) PCs you can choose from.