Free Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 3 license edition (+ you may get some free cash).

za102821451033I was surfing SlickDeals and I came across this amazing offer. I decided “why not post it here?” =D.

So enough beating around the bush: Microsoft is discontinuing Microsoft Equipt. In light of that, Microsoft will be offering a prorated refund + a free copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 to anyone with an active subscription of Equipt. Therefore, in order to attain Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 for free, you first have to purchase Microsoft Equipt. You can buy Microsoft Equipt from your local Circuit City. For those who don’t know, many Circuit Citys are closing so you better hurry and grab your copy. The price of Equipt will be anywhere from $69.99 (retail price) and below – how much Equipt will cost you depends on your Circuit City. Microsoft, for their part, will refund $69.99 + tax regardless of what you paid if you submit their refund form immediately after you activate Equipt. This is where you may earn some free cash, i.e. if you paid less then $69.99 + tax at Circuit City.

After you have bought Equipt, register and active your subscription (you do not have to actually install Equipt – just register/setup your account – thx Jean for the info). After you have activated your subscription, go to Microsoft Equipt Subscriber Center and follow on screen instructions:

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You will be able to install Office 2007 on up to three computers. You will receive your refund money in 4-6 weeks time. You will also receive a CD in the mail for Office 2007.

Be sure to do all of this ASAP because:

  • The base refund amount is determined based on the number of months remaining on your subscription, multiplied by the average monthly suggested retail price. Base refund amount = (Retail price/12 months) x (number of months remaining on your subscription).

The number of months will be rounded up in order to maximize your refund. For example, if you have 5 months and 11 days remaining on your subscription, it is rounded up to 6 months.

Estimated sales tax is then added to the base refund. The sales tax is based on the address provided on the Microsoft Equipt refund form. Since we are unable to verify the exact sales tax you paid, this amount is an estimate, and may vary from the tax you actually paid.

  • All forms should be submitted as soon as possible to guarantee that they will be processed before Microsoft Equipt is discontinued after April 30, 2009.

You can find more information at Microsoft’s FAQ.

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  • mukhi

    i knew multiple rebates could be done, but i did not wanna take risk in case MS denies.

  • I got 2 checks for 69.99 and 2 discs because I bought 2. They’ve been added to my ever (slow) growing computer fund.

  • mukhi

    i am happy to mention here MS has sent me a disk of MSO 2007 along with $75.59 check! those who are still wondering whether they can get the refund still can get it until april 30.

  • mukhi

    i have purchased MS equipt from amazon marketplace (3rd party). according to MS website:
    “Active Microsoft Equipt subscribers who purchased an unused, non-promotional one-year subscription from an authorized seller (Circuit City or its liquidators, or DSG Plc Group of Companies) are eligible to receive a prorated refund for the unused months of their subscription and a free copy of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.”
    and
    “If you purchased Equipt from an unauthorized seller, purchased a used copy, or purchased a promotional copy of Equipt, you are not eligible for a refund. Please contact the seller who sold you this copy of Equipt.”
    am i not getting the rebate?

  • @ashraf:
    You may want to occasionally patrol the C|Net bargain forum:
    http://forums.cnet.com/5204-10157_102-0.html?forumID=64&tag=forum-w;forums06

  • Kite,

    I don’t know if you can get a legit online copy.

    Also, I think in order to get a refund, you have to have a current subscription of Equipt. If the registration code is used, I doubt you will be able to get a refund.

  • Kite

    Hello,

    I tried to buy a copy online since I am nowhere near a Circuit City. Unfortunately, some slickdeals forummers mentioned that some onine sellers are selling opened copies ie registration code already used in the original installation.

    In such a case, where can I get an unpened copy online? Or can I still get a refund without installing Equipt?

    Thanks

  • I bought another copy…
    70 $, here I come!

    (And 2 copies of MS Office).

  • You are right. I tested it while I was logged in as Administrator so it worked for me. But I just did it without being logged in as Administrator and I guess it is disabled. I will leave it that way =)

  • I will embed the following URL:
    http://myfiles4free.googlepages.com/IMG_0113.jpg
    here:

    If you see a picture of a CD, then I can use it. If you can’t, then it’s disabled.

  • It is enabled. But it is very abuseable which is why I have not listed it in my list of HTML cod yet.

  • It’s actually the MS gold.
    The flash of the camera is awesome.

  • My Equipt box.

    Ashraf:
    Could you allow the img tag?

  • Also, my name is actually not Jean-Luc Picard (http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard), he’s from Star Trek.
    And I haven’t ever given my real name online, which is why I gave MS the wrong one
    ~.~

  • There are no Circuit Cities in my area left =(

  • Jean Luc Picard

    Add to the article you don’t need to do a full install, just make an account.

    I decided I’m not a GAOTD lover anymore… just a liker.

    (And oh no I gave them the wrong name, so I emailed support… 1 or less business days till I hear from them…. but the offer is legit, and my Circuit City had 1 left, and it was 35$!)

  • Ah, I was wondering where you disappeared to.

    Okay let us know how successful you are at this offer! Best of luck.

  • Jean Luc Picard

    I’ve bought it, I’m installing now…
    wish me luck!

    Also, my previous posts can be found under the name “GAOTD Lover”.

  • When you buy Equipt from CC, it comes with a 12 year subscription so you don’t pay anything above what you paid for it at CC. All you do is register your subscription after you purchase Equipt.

    They are ending the service on April 30th.

  • Duane

    What does the
    subscription-based service for Equipt cost?

    How long do you have to subscribe to the service?

    Are they completely discontinuing the service or just the sale of Equipt?

    Duane

  • Jean Luc Picard

    “Albany [codename for Equipt] is Microsoft’s all-in-one, subscription-based service for office, communication, and security software.”

    Sweet!

  • Mario

    YEP! This is a great offer if, and only if, you have a Circuit City store around. No Circuit City stores in Brazil!
    mario

  • Read the post carefully; Microsoft refunds the $69.99 :)

  • Jean Luc Picard

    I jumped when I saw this…
    but it’s not free it’s 69.99!