Microsoft Office 2021 is currently on sale for only $40 through GameSpot Deals (via StackCommerce). The deal is available for both PC and Mac users. On PC, you’ll get Microsoft Office 2021 Professional, whereas Mac users will receive a key for the Home and Business edition. This is a particularly good deal for students and those who don’t have much of a need for a consistently evolving productivity suite. These days, Microsoft Office is most commonly sold as a Microsoft 365 subscription. You’d actually spend more for one-year access to Microsoft 365 than you would by picking up Microsoft Office 2021. The best part is that once you redeem the key, the license is yours to keep.
Here’s a look at the software included with Microsoft Office 2021 Professional for Windows:
- Microsoft Office Word
- Microsoft Office Excel
- Microsoft Office PowerPoint
- Microsoft Office Outlook
- Microsoft Office Teams
- Microsoft Office OneNote
- Microsoft Office Publisher
- Microsoft Office Access
- Skype for Business
The Mac version comes with everything listed above except for Publisher, Access, and Skype for Business. You also only get the “basic” version of Teams with the Mac license. Considering that most users are buying Microsoft Office for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, these concessions probably aren’t dealbreakers.
It’s worth noting that purchasing Microsoft Office 2021 means that you won’t receive regular software updates that are offered to Microsoft 365 subscribers. Again, this likely isn’t a huge deal for most people, as $40 is a bargain for even just Microsoft Word–and the 2021 version of Office is still excellent today.
Be sure to redeem your license within 30 days of purchase or return an unredeemed code for store credit. The promotion isn’t expected to stick around for long, and this is the lowest price offered through StackCommerce since the retailer’s holiday sale.
Disclosure: The GameSpot Deals storefront is run by one of GameSpot’s affiliate partners, StackCommerce. If you have any issues with your order, please contact StackCommerce.