The war to dominate the cloud storage market is getting fierce. Microsoft has upped the ante on its battle against Dropbox and Google Drive by offering 100GB free OneDrive storage for two years. Users can avail the free storage by signing up for Bing Rewards Program, a smart way to promote two services at once. The limited period offer is valid only for US residents and ends on 28 February.
Microsoft's offer does not require users to spend anything at all but just sign up for its loyalty programme. Bing Reward Program has been around for several years where customers earn rewards based on the number of searches performed using Microsoft's search engine. The reward points can then be redeemed for gift cards, Xbox Live subscriptions or other free goodies.
The free storage on OneDrive is quite a worthy deal as Microsoft usually charges $1.99 per month for 100GB. As the offer gives two years of free storage, users can save as much as $48. The offer extends to both new and existing customers. Those who are already registered with Bing Rewards can simply claim the free storage while the promotion lasts, according to Pocket-lint.
How to get 100GB free storage on OneDrive?
- Sign up for a free Bing Rewards account.
- Go to Bing Rewards dashboard.
- Click on "100GB Free" link.
- Click Agree to receive promotional OneDrive emails.
- Check your email to claim the free storage.
This is not the first time Microsoft ran such a promotion to lure users into its services. Last year, the software titan offered 100GB for one year in exchange for 100 Bing Reward points. Considering this, the latest offer is definitely a steal.
After two years, customers will be reverted back to the subscription-based model unless Microsoft has a change of heart and has more offers in store. But that's two years away, until then enjoy the generous freebie that's coming your way with no strings attached.