Microsoft Office Military Discount – Save 30% with Microsoft Home Use Program

Microsoft offers current military members a 30% discount on an Office 365 Home Use Program subscription. There is a also 10% discount on Microsoft products for current and former military members on items in the Microsoft Store.
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Microsoft Home Use Program Office 365 Discount

If you work in the military or any other large organization, you are probably familiar with Microsoft Office products. In fact, there is a good chance you use it in your daily work activities. The good news is Microsoft and your organization both want you to be proficient with Microsoft Office so they have partnered together to give you access to Office at a discount through the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP). Current military members (active and Guard/Reserve) and their family members are eligible to save 30% on Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions.

Microsoft Office 365 normally retails at $99.99 per year for a family plan (up to 6 people). But current servicemembers can get it for $69.99 per year through the Microsoft Home Use Program (a savings of 30%).

Visit the Microsoft website to take advantage of this offer.

Microsoft Home Use Program Military Discount

Offer Details – What’s Included in the Military Discount

The Microsoft Home Use Program gives users access to the entire Microsoft Office Suite. The best part is that when you buy a license, you are getting access to the full versions of the Microsoft Office Suite, including:

Microsoft Office 365 includes:

  • Word 2019
  • Excel 2019
  • PowerPoint 2019
  • One Note 2019
  • Outlook 2019
  • Access 2019
  • Publisher 2019
  • Plus 1 Terabyte storage per user (up to 6 TBs storage with the family plan)

Microsoft Office 365 Military Discount

Compatibility Across All Devices

Microsoft has been moving its software to the cloud. Several years ago they released Office 365, which is cloud-based. So the software lives in the cloud and is compatible across virtually all devices, including Windows 10, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices.

Microsoft Office Military Discount Eligibility

The Microsoft Home Use Program is a benefit of Microsoft’s Volume Licensing programs. Organizations that participate in volume licensing programs have the option of offering extended licenses to their employees. If you are an active* member of the US Military, then you can participate in this offer.

  • * by active, we simply mean still currently serving in the military, including both the active and Reserve Components (National Guard and Reserves)

Because the Microsoft Home Use Program is a special licensing arrangement between organizations and Microsoft, there are eligibility limitations. This offer is not available to former military members or retired military members.

However, many organizations offer the Microsoft Home Use Program so you can check with your organization if you work for a large company or organization.

Additionally, Microsoft offers a 10% military discount for both current and former military members and their families. So you can still receive a 10% discount on Office 365 even if you are no longer currently serving in the military.

How the Microsoft Home Use Program Works

The Microsoft HUP requires participants to use an approved email address to activate the discount. This is the most effective way to verify someone works for the participating organization. So you will need to use your military email address, not a personal email address!

Microsoft Home Use Program Office 365 Discount

Military Discount Eligibility

Step 1: Click this link to access the Microsoft Home Use Program website.

Step 2: Enter your approved email address, for Military members this would be your .mil email address, or similar. Some examples include @mail.mil, @navy.mil, @us.af.mil, @us.army.mil, @usmc.mil, or your deployed email address. (note: this is not a full list of eligible email addresses, simply try your military email address, then contact Microsoft if that doesn’t work).

Step 3: Upon validation of your email, you will receive an e-mail from Microsoft with a link to access the store to purchase. Click the “buy now” link. In some cases, you can complete your purchase without further verification.

Note: You may need to enter a validation code for approval. These are some of the codes we have found on various websites and forums:

  • Air Force
    • 4A82EF7B8F
    • Or Click the link that says “I do not know my program code.” Microsoft will send an email with further instructions.
  • Army
    • ABAD560AD0
  • Coast Guard
    • B7F5409CA4 or 445DF3F5E5
  • Marine Corps
    • 3BA9CE3008 – for @usmc.mil
    • DAB143CCC2 – for @pacom.mil, @fe.navy.mil, @eu.navy.mil, and @me.navy.mil
    • If your email address ends with @ship.navy.mil, try another military email address; this extension does not work at this time.
  • Navy
    • DAB143CCC2
    • Includes the following email extensions – @navy.mil, @pacom.mil, @fe.navy.mil, @eu.navy.mil, and @me.navy.mil
    • If your email address ends with @ship.navy.mil, try another military email address; this extension does not work at this time.
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA) & Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    • D47F29C596

Step 4: Forward the email and receipt to your personal email address in order to access the download link from your home computer. Do not click “install” on your work computer device.

Step 5: Once home, click through the receipt email to install the software. Note: the product key in the email is necessary for installation.

Click here to visit the Microsoft Office Home Use Store and start your purchase.

Microsoft Military HUP Code Doesn’t Work – What Next?

If you are having troubles with the Microsoft Home Use Program, you may need to contact Microsoft customer support.

Before you do that, try using a different military email address if you have one. For example, some military email addresses don’t work, such as @ship.navy.mil and many email addresses specific to deployed locations. When possible, use your branch of service’s main email address:

  • Air Force (@us.af.mil), Army (@mail.mil), Marines (@usmc.mil), or Navy (@navy.mil).

Also, it is known that Coast Guard email addresses typically won’t receive incoming email from the Microsoft HUP. You will most likely need to contact Microsoft Customer Support.

Microsoft Customer Support:

  • Phone: 1-800-936-5700 or 1-800-642-7676
  • Microsoft Support Online Chat (requires a Microsoft account)
  • Be sure to specify that you are trying to purchase Microsoft Office through the Home Use Program and be specific regarding your branch of service. This will speed the process along.

Microsoft Office Discount for Non-Military Members

No Longer in the Military? You may be eligible if your current employer participates in the Home Use Program. There are over 40,000 companies and organizations worldwide that participate in Microsoft’s Home Use Program. This includes many large companies, government organizations, and more.

To see if your company participates in the program, simply visit the Microsoft Home Use Program website, enter your company email address, and verify eligibility. (Remember, this won’t work with your personal email address, verification is made through the email address of a participating company).

Save 10% with the Microsoft Military Discount

The Microsoft Military Discount Program offers discounts on many Microsoft products, including software, computers, the X-Box, and much more. This program is available to current and former military members and their families. You can visit the Microsoft military discount page to learn more (see terms).

Microsoft Education Discount

Microsoft also offers education discounts to students in K-12 and higher education (colleges and universities). Discounts are available to students, faculty, and parents. Valid only on select products and cannot be stacked with other offers. Terms & Conditions apply.

Save on Microsoft Office at the Base Exchanges

You can purchase select Microsoft Office programs and other Microsoft products at a discount at your base Exchange. These purchases are also tax-free.

Click here to visit the Microsoft Office Home Use Store.

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  1. Charles L Thompson Jr says

    Ryan,
    You’re doing a great job. Please, please keep doing we as retired veteran need someone like working for us.
    And It’s good for you too(smile).

  2. Robert Paul says

    What if I subscribed to Microsoft 365 already and just now found this 30% discount? Can I apply it to my annual subscription, retroactively?

    • Ryan Guina says

      Hello Robert, I’m not sure if you can apply this retroactively – you would need to contact Microsoft’s customer support. However, I would think they could prorate the discount going forward, or possibly apply it to your account if you have it on auto-renew. I would contact them to verify.

  3. Carolyn says

    I put my .mil email address and it went through however, my work computer does not trust it and will not let me use the link button! There is no link with it for me to copy and paste so I am stuck! I need help!

  4. Michael says

    The code (at least for Army personnel) can be found by going on to AKO and clicking on the “slick deals” section, then technology. I would post the link but I don’t think that’s allowed in the comments. You will need your CAC to access it. Put that in along with your .mil email address then Microsoft will send you a link to your .mil email to purchase and download the software.

  5. Don Whitley says

    So, once the same people that was on the line defending your right not to serve in the military are no longer worthy of a discount. Spent 46 years in the active Army or as a DAC…

    • Zia Williams says

      I understand your frustration! I also was n for 21 years and get frustrated that we don’t get any deals anymore when we did more than some of these guys that only do a couple years and get out.. I don’t think it is fair at all at times.. We put in so much more time (you twice as much as I did) and it doesn’t really seem appreciated once you are out.. 🙁 It would be nice to get some kind of discount at least!

  6. AD Sailor says

    Is the free download still available for AD? I am having issues finsing an actual place to register and download. Thank you

  7. Patrick says

    Are we limited on the number of licenses we can purchase? I have three computers I need to download the software to. Thanks.

  8. Ryan Guina says

    Regarding a discount for retirees:

    It’s important to understand the goal of this program, and how it works. This is not a direct discount from Microsoft, this program is around because Microsoft allows other companies to extend their enterprise licenses with their employees so their employees can have access to the software on their personal computers. This helps companies and employees maintain proficiency and productivity.

    This is not a free program the government or other corporations. This is why they have to limit eligibility, which is verified by the employee’s email address (.mil, .gov, and similar extensions).

    The government can’t justify the expense of subsidizing software for former employees who aren’t in a position to use the software for the benefit of the government. Doing so would come at enormous expense, not to mention the administrative requirements to verify eligibility for those former members.

    I hope this makes sense.

  9. Bill says

    Retired military? Any scraps for us guys who did it all, and now letting the next generation do it all?
    Thx.

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