FileMaker Inc and Microsoft are offering a rebate deal to UK customers.

The deal, which runs from February 1-March 31, means customers purchasing both Microsoft Office v.X for Mac OS X and FileMaker Pro 5.5 can claim a £75 cash refund from Microsoft. It extends to customers upgrading both products.

The two products integrate well on OS X. Excel's graphing tools can chart FileMaker Pro 5.5 data, and both applications support mail merging. Office v.X's standard price is £365, while FileMaker Pro 5.5 retails at £219.

Purchasers should download, fill in and return a special rebate form to receive the money.

In related news, FileMaker yesterday announced plans to offer US non-profit organizations up to 40 per cent off the price of FileMaker Pro 5.5 database software. FileMaker sources say such discounts may be rolled-out in the UK - although no decision on this has yet been made.