Microsoft Office Ultimate Edition for $59.95?

Microsoft Office Ultimate Edition for $59.95?
I heard about this promotion, and couldn’t quite believe it. But it sure appears to be legit.
If any of my eligible family members don’t want to participate, I might just hand them $60 bucks and ask them to buy it and give it to me. (did I say that out loud?)Here’s the promotion website…

This is an official Microsoft® site proclaiming that the promotion is legit:

The package includes
Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 (A retail version is almost $700) with a perpetual license, including the following applications:
Accessâ„¢ 2007
Accounting Express 2007
Excel® 2007
InfoPath® 2007
Groove 2007
OneNote® 2007
Outlook® 2007 with Business Contact Manager (requires a separate download)
PowerPoint® 2007
Publisher 2007
Word 2007

To be eligible:
You must hold a valid email address at a U.S. educational institution ending in .edu (for example,
Be actively enrolled with at least 0.5 course load.

Also, you must be able to provide proof of enrollment status (ie, student card) upon request by Microsoft. If you are unable to provide proof of enrollment, you will be required to pay the full retail price of Office Ultimate 2007 (approximate ERP $679USD).

To get the special price, you must DOWNLOAD the program. You can obtain a CD for an additional fee at time of purchase.

Ryan’s Recommendation: Be a cheapskate and download it, but be sure to burn a copy for backup purposes!

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