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  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Steal student offer – marketing materials for students

    Yesterday, I wrote about the Ultimate Steal offer, and the two key reasons to mention it to students before June (the price goes up with Office 2010, but if they buy now they get a no-cost upgrade to Office 2010 as part of our Tech Guarantee programme). UK students have some of the highest rates of usage...
  • 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. And because it is the Ultimate edition, they will get absolutely the whole Office suite in one neat package*. So students can...
  • Blog Post: Website hosting for students for a pound a month

    Students get lots of offers all of the time – but many of those are based on ‘lifestyle’ things – food, drinks, trips. So I thought it was worth sharing this news – that we’ve put together an offer for your students that could well set them up for their careers. With 123-reg.co.uk we’ve put two sets...
  • 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: Getting a new computer 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 they...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Steal Q & A

    I’ve had a few questions recently about the Ultimate Steal promotion – where students & staff with a “.ac.uk” email address can buy Office 2007 Ultimate for £38.95 for home use. Working on the assumption that other people are interested in the same questions, here’s my answers to the Ultimate Steal...
  • 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: Ultimate Steal offer for OU students

    When I wrote about the Ultimate Steal, I said it was for university students and staff with a .ac.uk email address. There’s also a requirement that if you’re a Higher Education student, you must be enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate level course. And although that was straightforward for most...
  • Blog Post: Letting your students know about the Ultimate Steal

    Last year, 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 , QMU Edinburgh , Bradford...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Mistake

    The mistake has been there for over three weeks. And I’ve only just noticed it. This morning, at half past ten, I noticed that the Ultimate Steal’s countdown clock (on www.theultimatesteal.co.uk ), which is supposed to count down to the moment when the offer closes, is counting down to the wrong day...
  • 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 university students and staff – Office Ultimate 2007 for £38.95 – on www.theultimatesteal.co.uk You may have missed the looming deadline – it closes on Wednesday night next week – so there are just five days to go We’ve seen a rush of people...
  • 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...
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