Microsoft has on occasion offered customers a chance to buy a year's worth of several of its services for one cheaper yearly fee with its Work & Play Bundle deals. Today, the company has bought back that deal in its latest incarnation, combining many popular online subscriptions for just $149 a year.
Here's what you can get for that amount of money:
- Office 365 Home - Get full installed Office applications on all your devices, plus 1 TB of OneDrive online storage, and ongoing version and service updates (normally costs $99.99 a year)
- Xbox Live Gold - Get the most advanced multiplayer, free games, exclusive member discounts of up to 50-75% on games in the Xbox Store, and more. (normally costs $59.99 a year)
- WiFi + Skype Unlimited World - Get unlimited Skype calling to countries around the globe and WiFi access at over 2 million hotspots worldwide. (costs vary)
- Assure Software Support - Get one year of expert Answer Desk support directly from Microsoft. Assure is a product that includes virus removal, PC tune-ups, one-on-one help—even personal training—as often as you need.
- $60 Bonus Gift Card for Music, Movies, TV Shows, Apps, Games and more from the Windows Store and select Xbox stores
Microsoft says that the total savings with the Work & Play bundle amount to $360 if you bought access to each service separately. People who already have a Office 365, Xbox Live, or Skype Unlimited World subscription will see their current one extend by a year if they buy the Work & Play bundle.