Vouchers

Class Members who filed a valid claim are eligible to receive vouchers. The Settlement Administrator will redeem vouchers to provide a rebate to Class Members for part, or all, of the purchase price of Qualifying Hardware or Qualifying Software purchased after March 24, 2005.

Qualifying Hardware

Qualifying Hardware includes personal computers, laptop computers, Tablet PCs and Apple Macintosh computers. If the total amount of your voucher(s) is less than $950, you may also redeem your voucher(s) for the purchase of printers, monitors, scanners, keyboards, mice and other pointing devices. If the total amount of your voucher(s) is $950 or more, you may redeem your voucher(s) for the purchase of printers, monitors, scanners, keyboards, mice and other pointing devices only in connection with the purchase of a computer.

Qualifying Software

Qualifying Software includes any software title, including titles not published by Microsoft, which is available for sale to the general public in standard form and is capable of running on any Qualifying Hardware.

The Following is not Considered Qualifying Hardware or Qualifying Software

Servers, server hardware, PDAs or other hand-held devices, peripherals (cables, speakers or other external devices) or components (including storage units, CD-ROMs, DVDs, zip drives, tape backups, memory, video or audio cards, motherboards or CPUs) are not considered Qualifying Hardware. Custom software, software designed to operate on a server, consulting services, and software that operates on CPUs not used in Qualifying Hardware are not considered Qualifying Software.

Voucher Value

Class Members who filed a valid claim will receive vouchers for each covered Microsoft product purchased during the class period as follows:

  • A voucher for $12.00 for each license of Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows Millennium Edition (specified in Appendix A-1 of the Settlement Agreement).
  • A voucher for $5.00 for each license of Office, Word, and Excel (specified in Appendix A-2 of the Settlement Agreement).
  • A voucher for $5.00 for each license of MS-DOS, Windows versions 1.0 to 3.2, Windows for Workgroups, Windows NT Workstation and Windows 2000 Professional (specified in Appendix A-3 of the Settlement Agreement).

A Class Member may transfer $650 worth of vouchers to a third party transferee. A third party transferee may redeem up to $10,000 in vouchers for rebates, upon certifying that the transferee purchased the Qualifying Hardware or Qualifying Software for use in his or her home or business. Vouchers can be transferred only once.

Voucher Redemption Process

To redeem a voucher you submit the voucher, along with proof of purchase, for Qualifying Hardware or Qualifying Software. Submit these items to the Settlement Administrator, postmarked on or before January 16, 2010 to the following address:

Microsoft Products Settlement Redemption
P.O. Box 2960
Portland, OR 97208-2960

The proof of purchase must include:

  1. Photocopy of a receipt for the Qualifying Hardware or Qualifying Software purchase showing the date and purchase price of the product; and
  2. Original U.P.C. bar code or other proof of purchase.

Deadline

The deadline for submitting vouchers, along with proof of purchase for Qualifying Hardware or Qualifying Software, is January 16, 2010.

 

 

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