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  • Blog Post: Office 2010 for students – via the Ultimate Steal

    Each year we run a special offer (called The Ultimate Steal ) on Microsoft Office, only for Higher & Further education students and staff who have a .ac.uk email address. It allows them to buy the software directly from Microsoft, and make a big saving on the equivalent retail price. As we get closer...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Steal – Office 2007 which magically turns into Office 2010

    Hopefully, you already know about The Ultimate Steal , which is our special student offer on Office 2007. It allows your students to buy Office 2007 Ultimate for just £38.95 – as long as you’ve issued them with a .ac.uk email address. And because it is the Ultimate edition, they will get absolutely the...
  • Blog Post: Special Student Deals on Office and Windows

    You know what it’s like – you have a brilliant plan, and then something gets in the way. And this term, we’d hatched a brilliant plan to launch our Ultimate Steal offer on the International Talk Like a Pirate Day . Which is why we went with a nice Piratey theme for the launch. Oh, how we were going to...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate student offer ends soon

    You probably have heard about the Ultimate Steal before. It’s the offer where students with a .ac.uk email address can buy a copy of Office 2007 Ultimate edition, for £38.95 UK students have some of the highest rates of usage of Microsoft Office in the world, and also one of the highest rates of ‘mis...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Steal – Student Office offer is finishing soon

    After I forgot to do this last week, John reminded me to tell you: Don’t miss the boat – Office for £38.95 is ending soon If this is your last year at Uni or College, don’t miss out on this special students-only deal on Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for only £38.95. You can only get it at www.theultimatesteal...
  • Blog Post: Saving money on software at Christmas

    Santa Claus is coming – and this year he’s going to have to cope with the credit crunch! There will still be loads of PCs bought this Christmas, and given the offers by retailers at the moment, there will be some great deals around. It might be a good time to remind your students & staff that...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Steal – Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man

    Whoops – when I wrote about the Ultimate Steal ( Office 2007 Ultimate Edition for £38.95, only for students ) I said it was open to all UK students who have a .ac.uk email address ( and staff too). Of course, I’d forgotten something – we have also added Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students and...
  • Blog Post: Letting your students know about the Ultimate Steal

    Last year, a few colleges, and quite a few universities, asked us for materials that they could use to let their students know about the Ultimate Steal offer ( Office Ultimate 2007 for £38.95 ). And universities and colleges including Bristol , Kent , Stirling , Queens University Belfast , Salford ,...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Steal is back

    The moment you’ve been waiting for? Last year we ran a promotion called “The Ultimate Steal”, which offered a full copy of Office 2007 Ultimate Edition to students for £38.95. And, finally, it’s back! In a nutshell, The Ultimate Steal is: A time-limited offer available to your college students...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Steal – just five days left for students and staff

    You can’t have failed to miss the offer we’ve been running for students and staff who have an email address that ends in .ac.uk – Office Ultimate 2007 for £38.95 – on www.theultimatesteal.co.uk But you may have missed the looming deadline – it closes on Wednesday night next week – so there are just five...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Steal - just 22 days to go

    The Ultimate Steal offer for students, closes in just 22 days on 30th April. Which means that by the time students get back from their break, they'll have just a few days to buy themselves a legal copy of the latest and most comprehensive version of Office 2007 for £38.95. (More details at www.theultimatesteal...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Steal - good news for staff

    With only three weeks to go, I can imagine this blog post could create some howls...but better late than never. We have just managed to convince all the powers-that-be that staff should also qualify for the Ultimate Steal . Until today, if members of staff in your college wanted a copy of Office, they...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Steal - Guernsey, Jersey and the IoM

    I forgot to blog this last month. If you're a student in a Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Man college with an email address ending in ‘.ac.uk’, ‘ac.im’, ‘ac.gg’ or ‘ac.je’ then you're now eligible for the Ultimate Steal offer ( Office 2007 Ultimate edition for £38.95 ). You'll have to act quickly - the...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Steal - 36 days until the end

    The countdown to the end of the Ultimate Steal student offer has started. The deal (Office 2007 Ultimate edition for £38.95) ends at the end of April. Lots of students have used the deal to get their own (legal) copy of Office ( our earlier research says most students use MS Office, but few paid for...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Steal Update - PayPal

    There are some new changes to the the Ultimate Steal website (Office 2007 Ultimate for students with an .ac.uk email address, for £38.95, only available online). One of the most significant is that we now accept PayPal (and since we switched that on, it appears to be a popular method). When students...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Steal Update

    Things are still going strong on the Ultimate Steal website (Office 2007 Ultimate for students, for £38.95 - as long as they have a .ac.uk email address). Over the last couple of months this special offer has made the news in quite a few colleges & universities, and the web has been abuzz about the...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate Steal - Office 2007 offer Update

    We've made a few changes to the Ultimate Steal website (Office 2007 Ultimate for students, for £38.95), all of which are good news. Here's what we've done: Added the Backup DVD option to the ordering options To be honest, we have been trying to put this here ever since launch, but some technical glitches...
  • Blog Post: It's arrived - Office Ultimate 2007 for Students - for £38.95!

    We have been working on this for a while, and it has finally arrived. Yesterday we announced the availability of Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 for UK Higher Education students, as a download, for £38.95. The headline summary is: It's a time-limited offer available to students with a .ac.uk email...
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