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Dropbox Space Race: Up to 25 Gigabyte extra space

One cannot say that the Dropbox team is not inventive when it comes to new methods of promoting their file hosting and synchronization service. Besides teaming up with companies like Samsung to offer smartphone users of the company extra space on Dropbox, I received 50 GB extra for 2 years, it is also known for its referral program. Refer another user and get extra space permanently on Dropbox, currently up to 16 Gigabyte.

Dropbox Space Race is a new program for students to earn an extra 25 Gigabyte of storage for two years on the site. Before you are now thinking to participate without being a student, I'd like to point out that you need a valid school email address for this to work. If you have one, you can simply sign up or sign in and get an extra 3 Gigabyte right away.

The remaining space that you can earn is a joint effort according to the terms. The school you are associated with gets points when new students sign up for the program. This is different from the standard referral system where you get extra storage as soon as the referred user signs up for Dropbox and begins using the service.

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Here, it is all about accumulating as many points as possible to move your school past three thresholds.

  • Passing Threshold One 5 GB
  • Passing Threshold Two 7 GB
  • Passing Threshold Three 10 GB

What Dropbox fails to mention is how many points need to be earned to pass those thresholds. What the company reveals though is how you earn points:

  • Signing up for free trial at www.dropbox.com/spacerace, downloading the Dropbox software client, and logging in to the Dropbox software client using the Dropbox account registered with the Program.
  • Completing the "Get Started" Guide at www.dropbox.com/gs.
  • Referring a friend at your Higher Education Institution and having the friend sign-up up for free trial at www.dropbox.com/spacerace, downloading the Dropbox software client, and logging in to the Dropbox software client using the Dropbox account registered with the Program.
  • Having the referred friend at your Higher Education Institution that signed up for the Program also complete the "Get Started" Guide at www.dropbox.com/gs.

Signing up or referring a friend adds one point each to your schools account, while completing the getting started guide two. You can therefore earn six points for your school if your sign up, refer a friend who signs up who is a student at your school, and if you both complete the get started guide.

The twenty participating schools with the highest points will receive a Dropbox Pro 100 free trial account for a year on top of that.

Referring a friend in addition gets you the extra 500 Megabyte of permanent space that all Dropbox users get when they refer someone.

Rules

  • Participants must be fourteen years or older
  • Must be enrolled in a higher education institute, college, university, or equivalent
  • Must have an active email address from the institute
  • Additional storage space acquired through the program will expire on January 15, 2015
  • The offer runs until December 10, 2012 PT

No word in the terms of service or on the official page whether the program is limited to students from the United States.

Update: As Mickey points out, the offer is also available internationally.





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    Comments

    1. DD said on October 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm
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      Sounds like a perfect opportunity for a schools’ sysadmin :)

    2. mickey said on October 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm
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      “No word in the terms of service or on the official page whether the program is limited to students from the United States.”

      i’ve just got an extra 3 gigs using my .ac.uk address.

      thanks for keeping us informed, Martin. :)

    3. Space Race said on October 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm
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    4. Valerie said on October 16, 2012 at 11:49 pm
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      Should try http://www.refaround.com/dropbox you refer damn fast!
      It’s still in private beta, but you can sign up with my name “Valerie”, I have 10 invites left…

    5. Gunnar said on October 19, 2012 at 11:59 am
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      Get with the program! Still plenty of extra space left on my link, so be fast!
      https://www.dropbox.com/spacerace?r=NTM3NjIxNTk

    6. dropbox said on October 25, 2012 at 10:27 am
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      if you would like a free kingsize dropbox visit:
      http://dropboxking.weebly.com

      also a cheap upgrade is available
      have fun!

    7. Anonymous said on December 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm
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      Dropbox’s photo bonus still works for 4.5gb for free and so do many other extra free space tricks.
      If you want to setup a dropbox account you can create a new one with this link:
      http://db.tt/6zQu75w You will begin with 2.5gb of free space.. then do the “getting started” page to immediately get another 1gb, then add the photo bonus of 4.5gb … and you start with 8gb for FREE

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