Microsoft has released some limited time, introductory offers for Office 365 subscriber. They’ll mostly interest parents or people wanting some digital learning.
These aren’t permanent Office 365 benefits like OneDrive storage or Skype minutes. Microsoft calls these ‘Partner Offers’, in other words promotional, trial lures to joining (yet) another service.
The offers are for Office 365 Home or Personal customers in the US only and expire on 29 February 2020.
“Discover great products and services available from some amazing companies through benefits unlocked with your Office 365 Home or Personal subscription.”
Here’s the two offers including the usual T&C’s buried in small type footnotes.
“Epic!’s digital library includes many of the best kids books, popular ebooks, and videos such as Fancy Nancy, Big Nate, Warriors, and National Geographic Kids”
“ Epic! – This offer is valid through February 29th, 2020. This offer is available only to original recipients of the offer who are current Microsoft Office 365 Personal or Home subscribers and have not previously subscribed to Epic. This offer may not be combined with other offers. This offer is not valid where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft and Epic reserve the right to modify or discontinue this offer at any time. Limit of 1 offers per customer. Offer limited to United States residents. Other exclusions and limitations may apply.”
Frankly we had trouble figuring out what CreativeLive is. Their site has lots of buzzwords and faux-inspiring prose like ‘creator in all of us’ ‘challengers with creative tools’ ‘innovate and imagine’ ‘champion creators to live their dreams’ and so on.
But little substance telling us what the service actually does. Thankfully Wikipedia’s entry has a simple sentence lacking from the company’s own site “CreativeLive is an online education platform that broadcasts live classes to an international audience.”
Have a look at their range of online classes and, if anything appeals, make use of your Office 365 3-month pass.