Military Money Manual has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Military Money Manual and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. Thank you for supporting my independent, veteran owned site.
Microsoft offers a great military discount on their Microsoft Office 365 Home and Personal. Normally, the Home package costs $99/year, but you can get it for $69/year through the Microsoft Home Use Program.
Active military servicemembers can get the entire Microsoft Office 365 Home suite for just $69/year, a 30% discount.
The 365 Home suite comes with the entire Office collection, not just the basics. You can also share the account with up to 6 family members, which is great for school kids.
You get the full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access as well as OneDrive cloud based storage with 1 terabyte (1000 gigabytes) per user (up 6 TBs).
Office 365 Home is compatible with Windows 10, iOS, Mac, PC, and Android. Since it's cloud based, you can use it on any internet connected device.
Microsoft also offers a 10% discount to military servicemembers and their families every day. Click here if you want this 10% off Microsoft military discount.
American Express also offers an amazing military discount on their best credit cards, including the Platinum. I get over $5000 in annual fees waived every year. Check out the AMEX Platinum military discount.
Learn how to apply for the American Express Platinum.
This post was updated 7 December 2019.
How To Get The Microsoft Office Military Discount
Here is the simple 5 step process to get Microsoft Office 365 30% off military discount:
- Click here to purchase Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 with the military discount. It will take you to a page that looks like this:
2. Enter your military email address. NOT your personal email! For example, @mail.mil, @us.af.mil, @usmc.mil, @navy.mil, @us.army.mil, or your deployed email address.
3. Check your military email address for an email from Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP). Forward this email to your personal email address so you can do the rest from home.
4. Click the link inside the email that you forwarded to your personal email from your military email. This will bring you to the checkout page. Select the version of Microsoft Office you would like to purchase and checkout.
5. The whole process shouldn't take longer than 5 minutes from start to finish.
Click here to start your Microsoft HUP purchase now. If you're having problems with the Microsoft HUP military program, see below the picture for some great tips from some of the commentators.
Microsoft Military Home Use Program Not Working
A BIG thank you to John’s extremely helpful comment below. He covered exactly what to do if the Microsoft Home Use Program code you were provided by your military branch isn't working. I’ll just copy and paste because he explains it all so clearly on what to do if your Microsoft Office military HUP code doesn’t work:
Best advice for folks who work in government (state or local) or the military is to contact Microsoft Technical Support if the program doesn't work for you. The agents that you can get in touch with can validate for you the work e-mail address and if not working they will help you out to get the Office products purchased and installed FOR FREE!
Phone: 1-800-936-5700 or 1-800-642-7676 (Microsoft Technical Support for North America)
NOTE: You first have to answer a robot some basic questions and then you get a live person. To shortcut the process say this: “I have a problem with the Office 365 product from the Home Use Program. I can’t purchase Office.” and in a perfect world you usually get a live person after that. Long wait time though since there are only a small number of people that support these kinds of products.
Contact chat support through this link.
NOTE: Chat requires a Microsoft Account. Click the link above and in that link click the box that says “Get Started” and you then first have to answer a robot a series of questions and use the same spiel as when contacting Microsoft by phone. After that you should get a chat link, which then requires the Microsoft Account. If you don’t have one, you have to create one. Check this link on how to create a Microsoft Account.
Once you get a real person via phone or chat, please be very specific and patient with them. Say you’re buying Office through the Home Use Program and provide your government or military e-mail address and they can take it from there.
THANK YOU JOHN! This should help a LOT of people out.
This is a great deal for back to school savings. If you are taking classes or getting your degree, or your kids need Microsoft Office for school, you can use your military HUP program code to get the program for almost free.
Please let me know in the comments if the Microsoft Office military discount worked for you, what your branch is, and what code worked or if you didn't use a code.
If you found this useful, please share it with your military friends and family on Facebook, email, or wherever and save them 30% on Microsoft Office!
Learn how to use these military credit card fee waivers to fly for free, stay at hotels for free, and get upgraded every time you check in! Sign up for my 5 day, 100% free, Ultimate Military Credit Cards Course.