Today Microsoft kicks off its ultimate deal campaign with the Ultimate Steal Promotion that is targeting 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic student organizations at colleges and universities in the U.S. The campaign was created to offer students attending these institutions opportunities to purchase the Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 Suite at a much discounted price, $59.95 (U.S.). More info from today's Microsoft announcement:
Office Ultimate 2007 helps students achieve more in school by providing them with the tools to better organize assignments, create more dynamic presentations and manage projects so they can do more in less time, all while gaining technology skills that will allow them to compete in the work force after graduating. Microsoft is also demonstrating its commitment to be the industry leader in bringing technology programs and services to minorities and women through its Ultimate Steal Affiliate Program, where students will be able to earn money to help support their student clubs and organizations. This program provides student organizations with a unique URL that allows students to refer other students who attend their school to take part in this great offer. For each product downloaded from their dedicated URL, Microsoft will provide the student organization with one dollar from the sales. For more information on the Ultimate Steal Affiliate Program, students can visit http://student.theultimatesteal.com
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Hispanic Professionals in Engineering (SHPE) Inc. have partnered with Microsoft to allow their student members to take advantage of this special deal.
To be eligible for the Ultimate Steal Promotion, students must be enrolled in a U.S. educational institution, carry at least a 0.5 course credit, and have a valid school e-mail address. Students can find program details and see if they are eligible at http://www.TheUltimateSteal.com