Microsoft giving 100GB of OneDrive storage to Bing Rewards members
When Microsoft was forced to change the name of its cloud storage from SkyDrive, many people thought it was unfair -- myself included. After all, SkyTV is an entirely different product. But oh well, what's done is done. Truth be told, I like the OneDrive name better; it was a blessing in disguise.
By default, the service comes with 7 GB -- more than enough for the average user to store documents. However, users can get an additional 3 GB for enabling auto-backup for pictures on their mobile device. Today though, Microsoft announces a way to get a 100GB for free, with Bing Rewards. That is a lot of space!
"To celebrate the recent launch of Microsoft's OneDrive, for a limited time Bing and OneDrive are offering 100 GB of OneDrive storage to all new and existing members of Bing Rewards for just 100 credits. OneDrive gives you one place for all of your files, including photos, videos, and documents, and it's available across the devices you use every day. Giving our members the ability to increase their storage by 100 GB for a year, which has a $50 value, allows us to provide another perk for our most consistent and loyal Bing users", says Alex Danskin, Senior Marketing Manager, Bing Rewards.
Danskin further explains, "Bing Rewards was designed to help you discover ways Bing can help you do the things that are most important to you. Just like a frequent flyer program, you can earn credits by searching the web every day with Bing and then redeem them for great rewards including gift cards from top brands or donate your credits to a local school or charity of your choice. All you have to do is stay signed-in and keep searching with Bing".
Bing Rewards is a great program, and credits can be earned quickly. I was surprised to see that I already had far more than 100 credits accumulated. Signing up for the free 100GB was as easy as pie -- just a few mouse-clicks. Don't forget, reward credits can be earned on mobile too. So, if you don't have 100 credits yet, you can start now on your desktop, tablet or mobile phone.
Will you take advantage of the offer? Tell me in the comments.