Today we’re seeing plenty of mentions of a ‘great deal’ that isn’t ‘Office 365 Home plus Amazon Gift Card for $100’ is NOT correct and NOT a good deal at all.
For starters, the price is $149 not $100.
Sample headline and text from just one prominent tech web site.
Click through to Amazon and you’ll see that the price is really $149.
Let’s crunch the numbers; don’t even need Excel for this analysis.
Office 365 Home $99.99
Amazon Gift Card $50.00
Retail TOTAL: $149.99
Offer price: $149.00
SAVING: $0.99 — almost a whole US dollar!
Be still my beating wallet.
Only if …
If the offer was truly Office 365 Home plus a $50 gift card for $100 that would be a good saving. Assuming you can use the Amazon gift card.
Office 365 Home for $50 (effectively) would have been a great price. So good it might be worth ‘stocking up’ and buying a few years of Office 365. Remember: Office 365 can be subscribed up to five years ahead.