caught that the Apple Store's "up to 50% discount on
Microsoft Office" promo disappears at the end of this month. The basic rundown is:Buy a new
MacBuy Office for Mac or individual apps such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint from select retailersMail
in rebate (PDF link)Profit
rebate form states you can take advantage of this offer on up to 4 Mac Office combinations, but all eligible items
need to be on the same receipt - and what a receipt that will be! One quirky thing about the rebate is that it includes
a two-question survey. The first is "Prior to this offer, were you aware that Microsoft Office runs on a Mac?"
while the second asks if you would still be buying Office or even a Mac if it weren't for this offer. I guess Apple is
checking in on just how vital Office is to Mac users. Preparation for a new run with a (hopefully) updated iWork '06?
In a mere five days we'll hopefully have an answer.