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Get 100GB OneDrive space for 2 Years (Bing Rewards, US-only)

One of the core reasons why Microsoft's Bing search engine is not well received in most countries is that Microsoft restricts features regionally. It is not the only reason but Bing feels like a second class version in many countries but the US.

One service that is not available for example outside the US is Bing Rewards. Designed as an incentive to use the Bing search engine, members who join the free program earn credits while using Bing.

Using in this context includes searching but also testing out new features or performing other tasks. Credits can be redeemed for gifts or donated to charity.

If you open the Bing Rewards dashboard, you get a list of tasks that you can complete every day, once or in another time period to earn credits.

This ranges from doing searches on the desktop or mobile devices, inviting friends, or answering a simple question by using Bing to find the answer.

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If you open the Bing Rewards dashboard right now or check the notifications while you are on Bing, you will notice a new offer.

You get one credit and 100 Gigabyte of OneDrive storage space for two years for free.

The catch? You agree to receive promotional emails from OneDrive in exchange for that.

It is possible however to unsubscribe from those at any time.

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If you accept the offer you get the 100 GB extra storage for the next two years. The total storage on OneDrive is increased immediately but the 100 GB extra are not listed on the storage page on the site.

100 Gigabyte of storage space is available for $1.99 per month on OneDrive currently which makes this offer worth $47.76 in total over the two year period.

As mentioned previously, this offer is only valid in countries where Bing Rewards is available in. This includes the US and maybe one or two other countries but for most it is not available.

You can still sign-up using a VPN or a service like Zenmate and get the reward but there is risk involved in doing so.

If Microsoft catches up to you, it may terminate your participation in the program and remove the storage again from your account.

You can opt-out of the program yourself which does not seem to impact the free storage that you got though.

This is not the first time Microsoft offered OneDrive storage space on Bing Rewards. Last year, members of the reward program could get 100 GB of storage for one year for 100 account credits.

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Get 100GB OneDrive space for 2 Years (Bing Rewards, US-only)
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Get 100GB OneDrive space for 2 Years (Bing Rewards, US-only)
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A new offer on Bing Rewards gets program participants 100 Gigabyte of OneDrive storage for two years in exchange for signing up for promotional emails.
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    1. Dave said on February 10, 2015 at 9:29 am
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      Awesome i got it!

    2. Uhtred said on February 10, 2015 at 11:00 am
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      I’m sure there are reasons for a US / country restriction, maybe local laws or local sponsors calling shots or something, but the internet is international, and seems a shame to exclude others (and not even have some similar comparable package to offer).

      1. LegoActionFigure said on February 10, 2015 at 7:46 pm
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        +1

    3. xavier said on February 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm
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      Available in the US only? Are they serious? In this day and age of globalization that sucks.

    4. ig said on February 10, 2015 at 2:07 pm
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      it’s about time that all big players who feed themselves with our personal data start paying for it one way or another,period.

    5. ig said on February 10, 2015 at 2:23 pm
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      Martin have a look at the screenshot I’ve taken today while trying to access YouTube tru duckduckgo :(

      http://imgur.com/J4ZIhtf

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on February 10, 2015 at 3:07 pm
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        Wow, interesting. Thanks!

    6. AVAOX.com said on February 10, 2015 at 3:17 pm
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      Meh, lucky bastards (still waiting for Netflix or HULU in my country)

    7. Martin Brinkmann said on February 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm
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      If you complete Google’s Security Checkup before February 17th, you get 2GB of permanent account storage (no Google Apps or business accounts though)

      http://goo.gl/ccgyV0

    8. InterestedBystander said on February 10, 2015 at 4:49 pm
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      It’s like walking on a beach after a bunch of jellyfish wash up: the tentacles are everywhere. Or, to use another metaphor, Microsoft (or Google) will give you a lollipop if you let them put their hands down your pants.

      1. LegoActionFigure said on February 10, 2015 at 7:48 pm
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        ROFLMAO !!! +1

    9. DzF said on February 10, 2015 at 6:17 pm
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      Great for US customers, as Martin mentioned. Shame Microsoft don’t offer Bing Rewards elsewhere in the world. To be honest though, I no longer need to worry about cloud storage with having Office 365 (Home). For just over £65 (on Amazon) for Office 365 Home, I’ve got the latest Office on all my machines and Unlimited OneDrive storage. I’ve found it to be great value for money.

    10. LegoActionFigure said on February 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm
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      Sadly we are limited to 100 Gb and it’s only for a limited time. So I must wonder what will happen after the time limit expires? Do they hold our stuff hostage, do they declare it as property, or will they simply delete it. No thanks I’d rather go for a cloud service with no limitations. I use MediaFire and though your starting account will only be 15 Gb, after a month it will be upgraded to 50 Gb. This is because they allow temporary accounts. Plus we can get an additional 30 Gb for free by referring friends, downloading their desktop drop box, and mobile app. I’ve had a free account since 2006 when they opened and never has any of my files been compromised or deleted and we can open shared folders.

      http://www.mediafire.com

      Unlike the once popular Firedrive (UK Cloud service) which got shut down shortly after Oct 14, 2014 after they purchased Putlocker. A mass media site with illegal content. What on earth were they thinking… Mediafire is secure and monitored from distributing copy righted material.

    11. Gustav said on February 10, 2015 at 9:23 pm
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      Tried with a VPN and it asked me a non mobile, non ip phone for verification.

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on February 10, 2015 at 9:27 pm
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        It did? I had no such troubles using a VPN but then again, my phone is already verified.

    12. jinalbert said on February 11, 2015 at 6:51 am
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      100GB for only 2 years? I have not filled up my 2GB dropbox + 15GB google account yet in several years, so no thanks. Nice try Microsoft.

    13. clas said on February 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm
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      put my stuff on someone else’s computer? no thanks….. its secure? yeah, sure it is. they promise, dont they? just my opinion.

    14. sandmman said on February 12, 2015 at 11:01 am
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      thanks for Zenamate suggestion :)

    15. John said on February 12, 2015 at 3:21 pm
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      Anyone from outside US can claim this offer by spoofing their location!
      http://bitsnapper.com/claim-100gb-onedrive-free-outside-us/

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