Microsoft Store Student Discounts

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Offer available only to eligible students. See site for details.

65% Savings
Windows 8 Pro Upgrade $69.99

Save 65% with student pricing. Get Windows 8 Pro Upgrade for only $69.99 from the Microsoft Store.

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Free Shipping

Get free shipping on all online orders

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Restrictions
Offer available only to eligible students. See site for details.

20% Savings
Office 365 University for PC & Mac only $79.99

Save 20% with student pricing. Get Office 365 University for only $79.99. Compare to Office Professional ($399).

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Student Pricing
$100 Off Surface

Save up to $100 on Microsoft Surface with student pricing.

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Xbox LIVE

12-month Gold Card + 800 Points $67.50

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40% Off Kinect for Windows

Get Kinect for only $149.99 (regularly $249.99) with student pricing. That's a $100 savings!

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The Deal with the Microsoft Store Student Discounts

Whether on a PC or Mac, chances are that at some point today, Microsoft software made your life easier. Microsoft realizes how indispensable students are to the future and wants to make it easy...

Whether on a PC or Mac, chances are that at some point today, Microsoft software made your life easier. Microsoft realizes how indispensable students are to the future and wants to make it easy and affordable for them to succeed. Their solution? Their genius idea of student discounts on software bundles put together with students in mind.

Microsoft Office University 2010 comes complete with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Publisher, and Access. These benchmark tools allow you create pro looking documents and presentations, get organized, reach out, and stay connected. While Office won’t write that research paper for you, try writing it without it and you’ll end up completely...you know.

Utilizing MS Office enables you to tap into to your school's network, store your docs in the cloud, or work offline. Up to you. Use Office Web Apps to share and edit your work from virtually anywhere. You can construct a customized database suited to your needs, or easily employ effects, and photo and video editing tools to make your presentations stand out. When you can come up for air and want to stay in touch with friends and family, email is a quick no-brainer to get up and running.

Office for Mac University 2011 comes with the Mac compatible designed versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Not quite all the features of the PC suite, but still, pretty darn good. So, cut them some slack. After all, there is still a little healthy rivalry between these two guys.  

All studying and no play makes Jack or Jill a dull boy or girl, so MS has extended their student discounts to cover the gaming world as well. How long can you hit the books before it actually becomes counter-productive? Or even worse, your head explodes? Make something explode onscreen and online instead.

Microsoft is offering two packages for Xbox LIVE, one deluxe, one basic. Among other things, depending on which you decide to spring for, you get a year subscription that lets you play online, download HD movies or TV shows, and gives you headset and chatpad capability.

For all you budding, or already budded developers out there, MS has a student deal on Kinect for Windows. Link computers to Kinect devices running Windows 7 and Windows 8 Developer Preview. Use the Kinect for Windows SDK to build applications with C++, C#, or Visual Studio Basic by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. You know the drill.

All of these come with one year of assistance that's but a phone call away, courtesy of Microsoft support professionals. Be aware these student-only discounts require verification of student status prior to purchase. Check their site for all the details, but if you really are a student, there shouldn’t be a problem.

In conclusion, and to summarize succinctly...if you’re a student, there is a 99% probability that you need MS software. There is also a 99% probability that you’d like to save money getting it. Put that good ol’ Microsoft Store promo code to use and then get back to studying, secure in the knowledge that you have achieved great wisdom at a relatively young age.

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How to Use a Microsoft Store Student Discount

There’s got to be some benefits to being a student, right? Well, at Microsoft Store, you can find tons of discounts only available to students like yourself. Whether you’re interested in a new...

There’s got to be some benefits to being a student, right? Well, at Microsoft Store, you can find tons of discounts only available to students like yourself. Whether you’re interested in a new laptop or software to help you ace your classes, Microsoft has all the products you need to get ahead in school. Below are some instructions on how to use your Microsoft Store Student discounts.

Step 1: Select a Microsoft Store coupon code.

After finding the Microsoft Store coupon code you’d like to use, click on “Get Deal” or “Get Code.” A new window will pop open when you click on a “Get Code” option. If your code says “No Code Required,” you do not need to worry about entering a promotional code later. Your discount will already be applied at checkout


Step 2: Shop at MicrosoftStore.com.

After you have clicked on the “Get Deal” button, your window will be redirected to MicrosoftStore.com. Click on “Shop Products,” and then select “Education” to be taken to the page that contains the student and teacher discounts.

On the Education homepage, you can click on the “Shop Products” tab or browse through the various discounts Microsoft offers for students and teachers.

When you’ve found an item you’re interested in, click on the product image.


The next page will give you details about the item you’ve selected, including ratings and reviews. If you’d like to purchase it, click “Add to Cart.”

The next page will let you know you’ve added an item to your cart. If you’re ready to complete your order, click “Review and Checkout.”


Step 3: Navigate your shopping cart.

First, verify that all the details of your order are correct. Then, where it says, “Do you have a promo code?” copy and paste your Microsoft Store Student discount code. Select “Apply.”

If no coupon code was given, your discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Choose your shipping method, and then click “Checkout.”

Step 4: Checkout.

Sign into your Microsoft account, or create a new one if you’re a first-time customer.

Then, enter your shipping, billing, and payment information.

Review and place your order.

Happy Savings!

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Microsoft Store Student Discount FAQs

With special promotions on many purchases, students can find great deals on computers, tablets, software, and accessories. Snag a case for your tablet, a mobile keyboard, or hi-fi audio speakers -...

With special promotions on many purchases, students can find great deals on computers, tablets, software, and accessories. Snag a case for your tablet, a mobile keyboard, or hi-fi audio speakers - no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll discover the tech you need at discount prices at Microsoft Store. Here are a few questions you might come up with while using the site.

Why isn’t my Microsoft Store Student Discount working?

It’s rare for a discount code to be ineffective, but if this happens, check to see if there is an expiration date or minimum size order attached to your Microsoft Store Student Discount. Also, make sure that the coupon you’ve selected goes with the appropriate product; sometimes the deals only apply to specific items.

How do I contact customer service?

You can reach customer service by calling 1-877-696-7786; agents are available to help you 24/7. You can also set up a Live Chat to get your questions answered.

What is the return policy?

Microsoft Store wants to make sure you’re happy with your purchases; if you’re not, you can take advantage of their free returns. If you want to return a product, contact customer service (see above) for a Return Material Authorization (RMA). They’ll then send you two emails (one confirming the return and one with a prepaid UPS shipping label). For more information, go to Returns and Exchanges.

Do I have to pay for shipping?

As a student or teacher, your shipping is always free! As long as you choose Standard Ground delivery, you’ll never have to worry about spending too much or too little - there’s no minimum size order to qualify for free shipping! If you need your order more quickly, you can purchase UPS 2nd Day for $9.99 or UPS Next Day for $16.99.

What payment methods are accepted?

Microsoft Store currently accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. You can also use PayPal to complete your order.

How can I get answers to my technical support questions?

Microsoft Store makes it easy to get support; just set up a Live Chat with an Answer Tech, and they’ll be able to help troubleshoot your issues. You can also purchase a Software Support Plan, Virus Removal and Protection, or an Advanced PC Tune-Up. 

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4 Reasons We Love The Microsoft Student Store

Everyone has heard the phrase “starving student.” Fortunately, these days most students don’t actually starve – but that doesn’t mean they’re not broke! Thankfully, the Microsoft Store...

Everyone has heard the phrase “starving student.” Fortunately, these days most students don’t actually starve – but that doesn’t mean they’re not broke! Thankfully, the Microsoft Store cuts students and educators a break with their student discounts. Here are four reasons we think the Microsoft Store for Education is just awesome.

1. 10% Off on All PCs

These days trying to go to college without a laptop would be pretty much impossible. Most of your assignments are sent online, you communicate with your professors and advisors via email, and you have to write your papers, of course, on the computer. Since a computer is a pretty much unavoidable expense, it’s nice that the Microsoft Store cuts students and teachers such a sweet deal – you’ll get 10% off or even more, on any PC.

2. Special Software Pricing

Unfortunately, a PC won’t do you a whole lot of good without the right software. Luckily, the Microsoft Student Store comes to your rescue again with special software rates for students. You can save up to 65% on software, making all the essentials you’ll need to succeed in your classes quite affordable (even on your student budget).

3. 10% Off on Accessories

Need to do a listening exercise for your French class? Want to protect your laptop with a good case? Need a better watch with an alarm to get your up in time for class? You can get headphones, cases, watches, laptop bags, and more in the Accessories store from Microsoft. And you’ve lucked out once again, because as a student you get 10% off everything here.

4. Free Shipping!

When you’ve already dropped some precious cash to get the electronics you need for school, the last thing you want to do is have to pay for shipping. What is that nonsense, anyway? The Microsoft Student Store cuts the nonsense and offers free shipping on every order, plus free returns if something doesn’t work out quite right.

With these perks, there’s no doubt you’ll love the Microsoft Store for Education as much as we do.

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