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Get Microsoft Office 2013 Pro for $10 through the Home Use Program

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Wouldn’t it be nice to get Office 2013 Pro on the cheap? If you work for a company that is signed up for the Home Use Program (HUP) then you might be able to snag it for under 10 bucks. One way to check is on your employer’s corporateperks site. If your company doesn’t have one, ask your corporate office if they have a program code.

What is the Home Use Program?

According to Microsoft:

The Home Use Program is a Software Assurance benefit available to Microsoft volume licensing customers with active Software Assurance coverage on their Office applications.  Employees who use the covered licenses at work are eligible to purchase these Office applications for use on a home PC during the term of their employment.  This temporary license expires with the employers Software Assurance coverage, or upon termination of employment with the covered customer.

Purchasing

To take advantage of the HUP Office 2013 pricing, you’ll need a program code from your employer and a work-email that matches the company domain attached to the code.

Both the program code and the work email can be entered here: http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx?culture=en-US

HUP main page

Microsoft will send out an email to your work-email address containing a green Buy Now link within it. This link will take you to a unique URL that automatically logs you into Microsoft’s HUP site to purchase Office 2013 at the discounted rate.

buy now

Once in the Microsoft HUP site you’ll see your options for buying as well as language selection. Keep in mind most of these programs only allow you to pick one of the Windows or Office versions, not both.

choose your copy of office

Note that during checkout you can opt-in to buy a Officer 2013 DVD for $13.99, but since the product is available digitally and all you need is the key – I don’t recommend buying the DVD unless you have very slow internet.

your shopping cart

After checkout a download link will be displayed. An confirmation email should also be dispatched to your personal email (if you entered it during checkout) that includes a copy of your product key. Be sure to store the product key somewhere secure because if for whatever reason you need to reinstall you’ll need that key.

order details and download link

Now just run the installer and Office 2013 will automatically install. Enjoy!

office 2013 install

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4 Responses to Get Microsoft Office 2013 Pro for $10 through the Home Use Program

  1. Jim Zarn August 22, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    My company has this. We have an enterprise agreement with Microsoft and office is on it.

    IT never told us for years but a new guy figured it out last year and sent us a email about it.

    My IT guys suck.

  2. Asiong August 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    My wife works in the Gov’t and they have this HUP program so, i bought it when Office 2013 first came out 😉

  3. Paul DeGroot August 23, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    FYI, while the HUP is a great deal for employees, it really sucks for their employers, and I know many don’t tell staff about it because it locks them into enormous ongoing costs. It is the most costly way to obtain Office from the employer perspective.
    See http://70.32.90.244/blog/microsoft-enterprise-agreement/the-most-expensive-10-copy-of-microsoft-office-youll-never-own/

  4. cecelia July 10, 2015 at 12:59 pm #

    Home use program
    having trouble getting the program code for count of bucks

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