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Get 100GB more OneDrive cloud storage with Bing Rewards

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Microsoft has actively given away terabytes of OneDrive storage to consumers over the rebranding period already, but fear not if you've missed out on previous promotions. The company is giving away 100GB of storage through Bing Rewards. Whether you store your massive photo collection from your Windows Phones or enjoy collaborating and sharing content with others, this extra space will come in handy to many.

Currently consumers who open up a Microsoft account receive 7GB worth of cloud storage for free. The 100GB of extra space can be exchanged for just 100 credits through Bing Rewards. This increased amount is valid for 1 year from redemption. Note that you have until June 30th 2014 to redeem the offer.

​Think of this as Bing's way to welcome OneDrive to the family.

Source: Twitter (Bing Rewards); big thanks to everyone who tipped us!

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carlosrdd says:

Does it stack or just one time?

Limit of one offer code per Microsoft account – codes cannot be combined.

Menzlo says:

If you redeem it again it adds a year to the offer.

Edit: MS fixed this.

jholso says:

^This. I now have that 100gb until 2/25/2020

Aaron M says:

No way. Are you pulling my chain?

I just redeemed 20 times.  I noticed you can give the codes to other people.  I'm going to give 10 years to my wife and 10 years for me.

gautch says:

How do you give codes to other people? I cant seem to find it.

I'm from India. Can you just post your redeem code here so that I can extend my expiry date. I am having 50GB of onedrive which is sufficient. Its expiring next year. 50GB is sufficient for me.Can somebody do it ?

coip says:

So, I tried to redeem 12 but they aren't going through. However, my wife sucessfully redeemed 3. Are you saying she can just forward me the emails with the codes and I can redeem them on my account? She doesn't need 100GB but I do.

Sobr0801 says:

Only had 200 points to spend. :(

I have 355GB free, yes 300 and 50, 5 gigabytes free storage at copy because they give you 5 gb for every referal!

get 20GB starting here

https://copy.com?r=3WQUgh

Wish MS could give us all atleast 25 gb basic free storage.

 

coip says:

I thought it said "Limit of one offer code per Microsoft account – codes cannot be combined," though? Well, we will see. I just redeemed it 12 times. That should give me 100GB until 2026 if it goes through.

RayWP7 says:

Oh, wow. I tried twice and was looking for more storage and, of course didn't see it after redeeming the codes they emailed.  :P But you're right, it adds years. I hope they don't view this as an exploit.  Now I have a use for my points that, until now, I had forgotten.

Aaron M says:

Well you always have a use for your extra points. If anything, cash them in for amazon money.

Menzlo says:

I usually use them for Skype minutes.

bradbamford says:

"valid for 1 year from redemption. Offer code must be redeemed by June 30, 2014. Limit: One offer code per Microsoft account. "

But, I do hope it works out for you guys

INV3000 says:

Is this a US only offers?

NIST says:

I can only use my code once. Says this code has already been used, try a different code.

Menzlo says:

You get a different code in a different email each time you redeem.

NIST says:

Oh.....hold on!

aeonstar says:

Good stuff!!!

Cyrax.NET says:

So how? Sign into Bing?

Rich Edmonds says:

You need to go through the Rewards program. 

Cyrax.NET says:

Check. Thanks Rich.

Too bad they don't have a windows app to keep getting points as I do most of my searches on my phone. I guess I'll do a few searches on my laptop to get into the 100gb fun.

coip says:

Bing Rewards for Windows Phone is on the way.

retyler says:

Do what I do. I load up the browser on my phone and use the Bing website. It would be nice to use the app on the phone, but since it doesn't give you any points at this time I find the website to be an alternative.

wpn00b says:

I do that also. Desktop is all that seems to work for me though. The mobile view takes me back to the built in Bing search.

coip says:

That works for you? When I go to bing.com on IE on Windows Phone it automatically opens up the Bing search app even though I have IE settings to only view the desktop version.

mazami says:

Seems slower

xaeryan says:

Are you on GDR3 + Black yet? Fine for me.

I gotta get 50 more credits...

cannon#WP says:

Set Bing as your default search at work and watch the points pile up. I actively search a lot frequently max out the amount of points from searches I get.

Exactly. Bing has been my main search engine at work for 4-5 years. I have reached my limit so many times. Plus Bing is very good at finding tech stuff. Much less crap in results than Google.
 

You really think ny primary search engine is Google? :P

simphf says:

Have I found another DDG man?

Yes! Now I can have more storage space I never use. Seriously I take a ton of pictures and only used .5GB.

Micah Dawson says:

You must not have a Lumia 1020 or 1520.

Got a Lumia 521 and a nexus 5, were I take about 3 pictures a day.

TheSnapDude says:

+1020  Is this 100GB offer only good for 1 year or is it permanent storage like the 3GB for auto uploading pics?

micallan_17 says:

did you read the article? it's valid for one year.

Menzlo says:

I have a 1020. I've used about 26GB on my OneDrive and not all of that is photos. I have about 4 hours of video uploaded, too.

cariocap says:

I love that offers that will expire in one year...

Dadstar0410 says:

I hate that. Permanent, or I'm not doing it.

CJ Thunder says:

Ditto. Don't want to get used to it then watch it disappear.

siero2h says:

Yes i prefer 1GB, forever, it would much much better.. But i understand their will.

CJ Thunder says:

I have 30, I get your point but in reality not everything needs to backed up. I wish everything could be though. Shit, my 1020 and dng is filling up that space quick.

Fiann says:

Its like a drug dealer, first one is on us.

Oh, you're out of space now that it expired? That's too bad. We will gladly give you another 100 GB in return for you giving us $50/yr.

You can redeem multiple times.  Look at the posts above.  Every redemption adds 1 year.

MilkyTee says:

What happens to your stuff when the time expires? Do they just hold your content hostage until you pony up the cash?

Chef316 says:

No...if you have 100GB space, and use 75GB by the one year mark. They let you keep what you have...and take away the left over 25GB

MilkyTee says:

Ahh makes sense. Id probably just upload a huge amount of redundant, duplicate data and then delete some stuff when I need to get some legitimate files on there.

CJ Thunder says:

What about if use 100 and I drop back to 75?

retyler says:

Then you will loose 25 Gigs. Once the time has expired and you remove a file the amount of space that file was taking up disappears, so you can't deserve a lot of space with useless junk and then later, after your time has expired, replace with files you wish to keep.

CJ Thunder says:

Then I could technically just use it as a backup, not change the file and be fine?

swesrcott says:

Sweet just got me some cloud storage normaly I get Starbucks gift cards with my Bing points but I can earn 100 points in a couple of days 

SillyBirds says:

Now if only Rewards was available outside of the US...

Pretty much this.

mrappbrain says:

Use a us proxy server.

micallan_17 says:

am not in the US but i got it through VPN

Coyax says:

how exactly did you do it? i tried it but was never able to get it to work

topleya says:

Totally agree, I got sick of the MicrUSoft US Only crap years back

You know what else is US only? Bing Dictionary!!!!! which is triggered by define keyword. Why would anyone want to restrict dictionary for any region? Google search delivers all services for all region at the same time.

 

I have to agree with you; sanity is not exactly Bing team's strongest area!

While WP is at 10% in Europe and less than 5% in the US.. Buy keep ignoring us ms.. They know how to keep a client..

Capsloc says:

I'm sure there are some laws and regulations regarding giving things away for free and such.  Don't just jump the gun and blame MS.

I did a proxy thing, made an account, got some fake address and phone number (i just had to get a wp store gift card so it just needed email, but it wouldn't work without address). And yet, after i purchased 1.25$ with my hard earned 275 credits, it mailed me after an hour that my order got cancelled, and i checked again to see that they even deactivated my rewards account. so no use trying rewards outside usa,

theefman says:

Makes you wonder how things are going to work with those Nokia x devices relying solely on Microsoft services....

MrSimmix says:

Can someone please explain to me how Bing Rewards work?

Just search using Bing. Make sure you're in the "program" tho. Sin up page is on Bing.com in the menu. After you gained enough points, redeem them for a multitude of things.

This is a good description but I want to add on that it is an awesome program.  I have gotten a lot of Amazon and Windows Phone gift cards over the last couple years.  It is one of the rewards programs out there that is really worth it.

Plus with Bing Rewards coming to our phones (eventually) getting points becomes even easier.

cannon#WP says:

You get points for using Bing to search and doing daily Bing challenges that you can use towards gift cards and sweepstakes.

psiu_glen says:

Search and earn, in short. In practice, I have been using it since it was Live Rewards. Currently I just click on the 4 hover points on the homepage and whatever search headlines they have on the bottom. Plus they usually offer something in the upper right so I will click that, and there's half my credits for the day. Usually capped at 15 credits/day, usually earn half a credit per search. I end up with a $5 Amazon gift card ever month or two.

aeonstar says:

Only available in the US! That sucks considering a lot of WP users reside outside of the US!

Menzlo says:

You can redeem more than once and it extends the offer by 1 year each time.

Aashish13 says:

+720. This stupid technique is preventing them from developing new things specially bing services to rest of the world.

mrappbrain says:

You forget that OneDrive ain't a windows phone exclusive.

theefman says:

Those Nokia x devices are going to be such a fun experience with their lovely MS services that work best only in the US.....

txDrum says:

Awesome! I have several hundred points leftover I think :D

FranBlagru says:

"Not available in your country"
Racists >.>

Would've loved 100 gb, but I guess next time...

neo158 says:

Why should we use a proxy though, Windows Phones are way more popular OUTSIDE the US yet MS neglect us outsiders!!!

Starkadius says:

You just answered your own question. It is precisely because Windows Phones are NOT popular in the US that they make this a US exclusive as incentive for US customers to join the Windows Phone wagon or any of the Microsoft services.

kurotsuki says:

Not really. Bing rewards is already US only ever since it stand, even before WP existence. AFAIK, that is because of different country has different regulations (tax, etc) regarding of giving away something (that can be converted into monetary like gift vouchers) to other entities like users. Same like WP marketplace which has alot of region to cover the whole globe since it involve monetary transactions. And since the reward program itself isn't mandatory (unlike the bing product itself), maybe in their calculation, providing the reward program likely will cost them more than the benefit they get.

topleya says:

Of course it is, standard MicrUSoft

Menzlo says:

Edit: Microsoft fixed a bug that let you redeem more than once.

coip says:

Really? Even though it says "Limit of one offer code per Microsoft account – codes cannot be combined."?

Menzlo says:

Yes. Mine says valid through 2019.

The Monarch says:

I tried two to start, and it seemed to add a second year.  My expiration is Feb. 28, 2016. 

So I redeemed it seven more times-- still waiting on the code emails but I am hopeful they will each add another year. 

I KNEW there was a good reason I was saving all those points... LOL

coip says:

I redeemed 12 of them about 4 hours ago and  not a single one has been accepted yet. All still say "in progress". Hope they don't nix them before I can redeem. I don't think they intended for this to be cumulative.

RStock521 says:

I just ordered 4 of them.  3 now say "cancelled" and the other one is still "in progress".  For the 3 that were cancelled, they better give my points back to my account.  I was saving them for the $5 Amazon gift card.

RStock521 says:

Nope.  Second attempt got cancelled as well. 

coip says:

Well, it took about 20 hours but it seems all 12 of my orders went through. I got the emails, but I haven't tried to redeem them yet. I think I'm going to wait till it's closer to the June 30, 2014 redemption deadline, because I'm not in a tight spot for more storage space at the moment (although that might baloon in 2 weeks once Titanfall comes out: "Xbox, record that!").

coip says:

I ordered 12 of them 8 hours ago and haven't received a single email yet. If I go to Bing Rewards and check the order status they all still say 'in progress". However, I redeemed 3 of them on my wife's account 1 hours after I redeemed the 12 on mine and she promptly received 3 emails with redemption codes. I wonder if I can use her redemption codes.

But, yes, they absolutely better give back the Bing Rewards points if they cancelled the order.

xankazo says:

Only for USA. The only people that matter to Microsoft, it seems. The irony is that we Latin Americans shoot WP up to second place.

robbz94 says:

Its because they want the US to be more active with Microsoft and WP.

kjnoel says:

Screw Microsoft then.

neo158 says:

By offering it through Bing Rewards, that's very clever /s

Daakkon says:

Too bad Bing rewards isn't available in Canada. :'(

Awesome! I have like 87 Bing credits as of right now, definitely gonna get this once im at 100!

dakranii says:

You can have that done by tomorrow. 15+ points per day.

DJCBS says:

Cool...OH WAIT! It's only available in the US! What a surprise.

And some people still wonder why the vast majority of users, including WP users, still prefer to use Google.

WP is having a harder time gaining traction in the US, thus the reason I think they're pushing all these promotions in just the US

borasar says:

no in this case the issue is bing rewards

neo158 says:

Through Bing Rewards, that's not really a clever move is it considering most people in the US probably use Google anyway!!!

kurotsuki says:

This is OneDrive and Bing colaborations. Does not have anything todo with WP other than WP use OneDrive as cloud storage (oh wait ... Android now can use OneDrive as cloud storage to ... and Nokia X too ... :P).

xankazo says:

So did I. I was using and promoting Bing, but the truth is that outside the USA, Bing plain sucks. We had to go back to Google search. They need to have a broader vision than that.

Now if only we get rewards on the eu

DavidinCT says:

Yea, only one year...I still have 25gb on mine and only use about 1gb..

I used my bing rewards to get $5 off gamestop game and I pre-ordered Titanfall for the xbox one...

If you have the time every day, log into bing rewards, do all your searchs from bing...and you can get up to 30 points per day (gold member If you do 150 searches a month or silver only 15 searches)

mrappbrain says:

You can use Bing Rewards in other countries using a US proxy....dunno if it's the right thing to do, but it's possible.

micallan_17 says:

i got it with the help of a VPN as am outside the US

How? Please tell us HOW! Which VPN did you use? I tried proXPN but it just said that I could not create a Bing Reward account.

rahul.sharma says:

Man, just redeemed mine for Skype minutes...

dakranii says:

Then use Bing to search for the next 6 days and you'll have enough for this

Ticomfreak says:

I have 5,000+ credits so this is great.

dakranii says:

What the heck are you saving up for? 5000 points is over $50 of Amazon gift cards.

felickz says:

Or 10000GB sky dive (~.^)

Dadstar0410 says:

If only this were permanent.

Janhouu says:

Finland - no Bing Rewards..

LadyRocki says:

Got mine. Thanks Bing!

2Suave says:

Awesome, thanks for the heads up!

mdram says:

I don't like this "only good for one year" stuff.  My box account is 100 GB for life...

psyberjay says:

I missed out on couple of previous deals because I never received the email. Why would I not receive the email? Been using hotmail since the 90s. I have 28gb now, but I can definitely use more space :)

Damn... I was going for this, but I'm saving my points up for that Amazon gift card.

dakranii says:

Use 100 for this and keep saving for Amazon. Maxing out on points per day means you'll have this recouped in 6 days.

It's not one or the other, it can be both.

EmolaT says:

Bing Rewards not available in Norway... Doh!

1MiNo2 says:

the same here in Czech Rep., Bing Rewards not available. I like MS but  I really dont like how  MS doesnt care about Europe ? Why only in the U.S and Canada was MS giving away Surface and Dell tablets, discounted Lumias, gigabytes of OneDrive cloud storage, Introduced Lumia Icon for Verizon (USA and Canada), .

europeans can take the rests, whats left, who care about Europe. Looks like we (Europeans) want MS services and products but MS doesnt care about us so much ... 

 

the-wrangler says:

Nope...no Bing rewards OR Verizon in Canada....

Magmania says:

Bing Reward is not available in Canada...cmom, MS, where is the brotherly love for the big white North?

William5849 says:

Good. I have like 1500.

LawnPaul says:

Thank me for the heads up!

Mavee Shah says:

For Pakistan...?

1MiNo2 says:

never, MS doesnt not support terrorists ... 

coip says:

Wow, dude. Really? Think before you post such offensive garbage.

MrSimmix says:

Dude, no. Just no.

unnatixlr8 says:

Man this guy is totally tuchiya.. Think before you post...

dkediger says:

[Minion_Voice]Ohhhhhhh.......[/Minion_Voice]

MDak280 says:

I wish they let us keep the 100 GB forever instead of just one year. But I guess that's asking for too much :p

Xaphoon148 says:

Stuck on 10 GB till I die... :P
Doesn't care really, have 1 TB on Flickr and 15 TB on my desktop so even my 1020 gonna use good time to fill it up...

afgzee says:

this is terrible. another offer for US only customers. Offers not being available in the UK or other countries worldwide is really starting to piss me off

felickz says:

Record a video or two

fdruid says:

Bing Rewards it's not available for my country. As isn't Smart Search. It's sad that for not living in the US I get only half Microsoft.

MrSimmix says:

I'm getting pretty tired of this US only BS.

MrSimmix says:

And you know what. The US gets all the features and they are their market share is a lot lower than Europe and (possibly) South Africa (whole lot of 520's here!). C'mon Microsoft! Get your sh*t together

Sin Ogaris says:

That's because Microsoft couldn't give a shit about those markets because they're already buying the phones, this tactic is to draw people to their services.

Of course over here in Australia we just don't get it because no one thinks it's a viable market "too small".

Nejcooo says:

US only. Thanks for nothing MS
.

DieNadel says:

Yep....that's what I do every day on my phone...it takes just a few minutes.

Manny C says:

I had earned my gold status in Bing rewards a couple months back and had a lot of points saved up, then suddenly my account was deactivated and the support team wouldn't help me at all. I was very disappointed. :/

glassadam says:

I don't see why I'd want all that extra storage it it's not mine permanently. They give you 100gb, then you utilize it, then they take it away, what do you do?

terrokkinit says:

Why does Microsoft get so much flack on things? This company is AMAZING and customer-driven. Google and Apple just don't have it down....this is AWESOME!!

neo158 says:

Unless you live outside planet America!!!

I agree, i love all my Microsoft products but it does piss me off that they have no idea that there are people living outside of the US.

robbz94 says:

Is this 100gb of permanent storage? Because before when they gave away 25gigs it was for only a year...?

To quote the article:

"The 100GB of extra space can be exchanged for just 100 credits through Bing Rewards. This increased amount is valid for 1 year from redemption. Note that you have until June 30th 2014 to redeem the offer."

Sin Ogaris says:

Now if only Microsoft didn't treat the rest of the World like a second class citizen maybe I could utilise this offer.

sd173 says:

Much wow. It took me 650 credits to get just $3 of free apps from the Windows 8.1 Marketplace and they're giving 100GB for only 100 credits! I have a feeling they're doing this because people will have to pay for the storage once their offer expires.

Been waiting 4 hours....still no codes. Hope they are not fixing the stacking.

RStock521 says:

They are definitely fixing the stacking. 3 of my 4 got cancelled and my last one is still "in progress" womp womp

Edit: Just received the 300 points credited back to my account.

Bummer, thanks. I have 8 pending. At least I should get the points back.

RStock521 says:

I'm trying to do them just one at a time.  After I submitted the promo code for the one and the 3 got rejected, I put in for another promo code.  Maybe they have caught on to people doing them all at once, but maybe I can squeak them by by doing them one at a time.  I'll update this if it works

Weird, I redeemed it 11 times, 5 at once, then like an hour later 6 more times. I got the redemption emails like 15-30 min after redeeming them through bing rewards and they all worked. Another weird thing is I don't think they subtracted teh right number of points. My order history says I only redeemed it 6 times AND I have 300 more credits than I should have. Not that I'm complaining of course...damn I'll be 33 who knows where by the time this expires.

coip says:

I have 12 pending, but my wife got emails for all 3 of her attempts. Can I use her codes or are they tied to  her account? Because she definitely doesn't need 100GB for the next three years. But I totally do (Xbox Game DVR!!!)

Too bad Bing Rewards is not available in India.

uopjo6 says:

No promotions no rewards out of the US :(

I'm from India. Can you just post your redeem code here so that I can extend my expiry date. I am having 50GB of onedrive which is sufficient. Its expiring next year. Somebody please do it :(

Selfie13 says:

I have a code I can give you, give me a sec to pull it up. Do u have a forums account set up so I can DM you?

Thank you so much :)... I have a forums account

sadiq.na says:

Could you DM Code , i am too from india with no access  to Bing Rewards .Thanks in Advance

Do you have redeem code for one drive just like you told vinujohnpanicker, i m from India too so no bing rewards.

angietan says:

Bing rewards isn't available yet in your country - Malaysia. What?

Not available in Oz, we don't have stores so once again unless you in US, you don't get rewarded.

Appears to be US only... :(

"Bing rewards isn't available yet in your country or region."

This is the UK... Well thanks guys!

maloo78 says:

Same here. Google and Bing should realise that there is a world outside the US that uses their services!

I can understand that they might not be able to offer local promotions in every country, but at least online services could be offered (like OneDrive storage) to all of their clients.

cheesemoo says:

I love MS I love WP8. I hate all these offers of extending the Onedrive/Skydrive storage for a limited time. Everyone is all crazy about trying to get in on the offers, but why become dependent on it? It goes away. then what?  Your stuck for what ever the going rate is in the future. MS smiling at all this I guess. 

Chris_Kez says:

Why isn't OneDrive storage just always part of the rewards program?  Let me get like 500MB for 500 points.

BigPhillyB says:

Awesome! But when will any of those promotion or Bing (and XBox One) services be avaliable in my Country/Region?!? I can't take part in any of them!!

Do you have to wait until the email is sent before you redeem again? I tried redeeming six times and all were cancelled except one. Confused?!

100GB free cloud storage is available with just a signup. Visit here - http://goo.gl/x92oiN to avail the service.