Microsoft on Thursday introduced Office for iPad. The long-awaited productivity suite is free for users who wish to view documents, but those wishing to create or edit Office documents in the apps will need an Office 365 subscription, which runs $100 per year. But the company also has a new promotion for those who love Apple hardware but need Microsoft software: Starting Friday, March 28th, the first 50 people who bring an iPad to a Microsoft Store will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Office 365 Home Premium.
Note that unlike previous Microsoft Store promotions, this deal is not a trade-in. Users simply need to show up with their iPad and they’ll receive a code redeemable for the one-year Office 365 subscription.
Office 365 Home Premium offers users access to the complete Office suite on up to five PCs, Macs, and devices. A new version of the subscription plan, called Office 365 Personal, was announced earlier this month and will launch this spring. It drops the price to $70 per year and allows users access to Office apps on one tablet and one Mac or Windows PC.
Many iPad users have already found free or cheaper alternatives to Office for their mobile productivity needs, but for those who want “Office Everywhere,” showing up this week to a Microsoft Store could save you $100. Interested iPad owners can find the closest Microsoft Store at the company’s website.