Got some writing to do? Working on your advanced spreadsheet skills? Time to invest in Office 365! Since Microsoft converted the Office suite to a subscription service, it has gotten noticeably more expensive to stay invested in. We know you love the programs but hate spending money, so we're collecting all the best places you can find Office at its lowest prices. There are several options available and several ways to save, and we'll definitely update this post with any new ones we find. Not sure whether it's worth investing in? We've considered it a bargain for a long time now, and the beauty of the subscription service is it means Microsoft is constantly updating the programs with new security features, time-management features, and more.

Best Office 365 Personal Deal $49.99

The Personal version is the lowest tier in the Office 365 lineup. It is limited in that you can only use it for one person, but it's still a 12-month subscription with access to all the big programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote, and Outlook. If you use it on PC, you also get Publisher and Access. Use it wherever you want, too, including on PC or Mac, tablets, and phones. If you aren't sure you want to make a long-term commitment, this is the way to go because you can always upgrade to Home later if you want.

One Person

Microsoft Office 365 Personal

Microsoft normally charges $70 a year for Personal. Amazon regularly charges much less than that (currently down to $49.99) and is definitely the go-to place for Personal deals. You can also find this price at other retailers like B&H.

$49.99 $70 $20 off

Best Office 365 Home Deal $79.99

Much like Personal, you get access to all the major programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. You can also use Publisher and Access on a PC. You'll get 1TB of storage through Microsoft OneDrive, regular updates to all the mentioned programs as long as your subscription is live, and more. You can use Office 365 on your PC, your Mac, your iOS or Android phone, tablets, and a bunch of other places. The difference from Personal is Home can be used by up to six people.

Up to 6 People

Microsoft Office 365 Home

The normal price for one year of Home is $99.99 through Microsoft. You can save $20 by getting it on Amazon, and we've even seen it go lower on occasion so keep an eye on that page if $20 off isn't enough. This Amazon product page combines a Home subscription with a $50 Amazon gift card, and it's also $20 off versus buying the subscription through Microsoft.

$79.99 $100 $20 off

Best Office 365 Home and Student 2019 Deal $109.99

Too many subscriptions in your life? Not a fan of mysteriously losing that money every year? I don't blame you. Microsoft doesn't either. That's why the Home and Student 2019 version exists. It's a one-time purchase that gives you access to the 2019 versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. This purchase works on one device, either a PC or a Mac. You'll also get 60 days of Microsoft support for free. This is the way buying Office used to be, but just remember that if you want updates to your programs you'll have to pay again. Read more about whether you should choose this version or the subscription service.

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Microsoft Office 365 Home and Student 2019

Home and Student 2019 is on sale at Amazon, and you can get an extra $10 off when you clip the on-page coupon. At Microsoft, this purchase normally goes for $150.

$109.99 $150 $40 off

How to get the Best Office 365 Deals

Obviously, Amazon is the single best place to save right now. No one more consistently beats Microsoft's prices for the suite. Another option is to keep a lookout for bundle deals, which we have seen quite often. We have seen Amazon offer a deal that combined Office 365 Home and a $50 gift card for $100 total, which basically made the $50 gift card a free bonus. Newegg once bundled an Xbox Live Gold subscription with Office 365 Personal for $80, although we haven't seen that combo in a while now.

One way that Microsoft regularly discounts Office 365 is through the purchase of a PC, Mac, or even iPad at some retailers. At Best Buy right now you can get $20 off with a qualifying device. Amazon has a similar deal that's not quite as widely available, but you can see it at the top of some product pages like the Surface Go. Of course, since Amazon already takes $20 off anyway, you don't need to do that unless you're in the market for a new laptop.

If you are a student or a teacher, Microsoft has a program that gives Office 365 out for free. Check out this page and use your official school email to see if you qualify.

Unless you are in desperate need of one of these today, you may want to wait for Amazon's Prime Day to bring some potential savings to these items. Our hub for Prime Day 2019 will be the place to keep up to date on all the deals and everything else Prime Day related. Did you know Office 365 works on Apple products? Put your subscription to work on a brand new iPad.

12 Essential PC Accessories Under $30

Sometimes the best accessories are also the cheapest ones. Having a great PC experience doesn't just hinge on spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on the most expensive equipment there is. Sometimes, spending just $30 or less is more than enough, and we love affordable accessories. Here are our top picks.

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Brilliant mouse: KLIM Aim RGB gaming mouse

Staff favorite

Whether you're a gamer or not, this is an absurdly good mouse at an astonishing price. It's ambidextrous, has a super responsive sensor, a tough braided cable, tank-like build quality, and a five-year warranty. And yes, it has RGB lighting, but you can turn it off if you're in the office and want to be a little more discreet!

$30 at Amazon

Neat and Tidy: Ikea Fixa Cable Management System

Staff favorite

This IKEA cable management kit is your ticket to a clean gaming setup. With adhesive, nails, and velcro, it's ideal for wrangling that spiders web of cabling under your desk. A tidy setup is a happy setup.

$11 at Amazon

Power up: Belkin 12 outlet surge protector

Without power there is no PC, no monitors, nothing. It's important to take good care of your equipment though, and you should always hook up your PC to a surge protector. This one from Belkin has 12-outlets, an 8-foot cord and perhaps, more importantly, the piece of mind offered by a lifetime warranty and a $300,000 connected equipment warranty.

$19 at Amazon

Pucking marvellous: NZXT Puck

This clever little accessory has powerful magnets on the rear to make it stick to any of the metal panels on your PC case. From there you can not only hang your favorite gaming headset or even a VR headset from it, but also wind the cables out of sight. Genius!

$20 at Amazon

Be heard: Neewer condenser microphone kit

Whether you're into podcasting, recording voiceovers, gaming, streaming or just sounding great when you're on a conference call, this microphone is an excellent choice. Not only will it capture full-bodied sound, but you get everything you need in this kit, including a boom arm and a shock mount.

$30 at Amazon

Blowing cobwebs: Dust Off compressed air

Dust is not your PCs friend, so you should always keep some compressed air on hand to blow out the cobwebs. It'll get into all the places your fingers can't, and help you keep your PC not only looking fresh, but breathing easy. It's also super handy to get those crumbs out of your keyboard. Yeah, we know about those.

$18 at Amazon

Bungee time: Razer mouse bungee

If you use a wired mouse you should really use a mouse bungee to keep your cable tidy and free from snagging on your desk or anything on your desk. You get no drag on the cable, and this one has subtle styling, a rust-resistant spring and a weighted base to stop it sliding around.

$20 at Amazon

Expanding ports: Anker 4 port USB 3.0 hub

Whether on a desktop or laptop PC, you always need more ports to connect things to. This hub gives you an additional four USB 3.0 Type A ports to use on your PC without the need for an external power source. It's small enough to drop in your laptop bag, too, to use whenever, wherever.

$10 at Amazon

Pump it up: AmazonBasics USB speakers

These neat little speakers may only pack 2.4W of total power, but don't let that fool you. For something so small you get a well-rounded sound and a stylish design. Better yet, they're powered entirely over USB, and with an additional inline volume control they couldn't be easier to use.

$16 at Amazon

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