This deal is just a nice, easy, reminder that you should never pay for an Office 365 subscription straight from Microsoft. Amazon has a one-year subscription keycard to the family-friendly Microsoft Office 365 Home edition for only $84.99. The normal price for a one-year subscription is $100 at Microsoft, and that's the price it goes for at other retailers as well.

You can also get a bundle with 365 Personal for just $50, but 365 Personal is limited to just one user. Best Buy does have a bundle that can get you one year of Home for $80 but it includes some other stuff that you may or may not need. This bundle for the same price is also available.

The keycard means this is a digital product. There is no physical disc. Once you buy the product, you will download everything from office.com. Home is designed for people that need Office on more than one PC and can be used by up to 5 different users. If you go for the 365 Personal bundle at Best Buy, that's limited to just one user on one computer, tablet and phone.

This subscription has a lot of value built right in, and you can read all about just why it's so good in this article on Windows Central. Not only do you get access to the five main Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote), you can also get access to certain PC-only programs like Publisher and Access. The subscription comes with 1TB of cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive, regular updates for all your programs as long as your subscription is good, and mobile apps for working on your tablet or phone.

This deal can be used to extend a current subscription in addition to starting a new one. Office 365 works with Mac OS X 10.10 or later and other Apple products as well, like the iPad.

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