At the beginning of February, Microsoft made a great offer to Bing Rewards members here in the United States by giving them 100GB of OneDrive storage for the next two years with a simple mouse click. Now they have extended that offer globally so everyone can take part. For those who aren’t familiar with Bing Rewards, it is a point-based system of rewards that you get for using Bing for searches on your PC or mobile device. On your mobile that can be through Cortana on Windows Phone or the Bing apps on iOS and Android. It’s free to join and with the 100GB of storage on OneDrive, its a double incentive to join. There is no cost associated with it.
Bing Rewards members have a great new freebie from Microsoft. Now through the end of February members can simply click a button and get 100GB of free OneDrive storage for the next two years. No complicated application process. No endless hoops to jump through. Simply click the OneDrive offer button on the Bing Rewards page and the 100GB is yours free for two years.
The assumption of course is that you are a Bing Rewards member and you have a OneDrive account. So, if for some reason you are not, here
are links for you to join.
First, to join Bing Rewards, visit this link. If you aren’t familiar with Bing Rewards, it’s a simple program that allows you collect points which you can then use for free rewards from Microsoft. The more you search the more you earn.
Second, to get a OneDrive account, visit this link. A free account gets you 15GB of storage (Unlimited if you also have an Office 365 account) so you see the value. Straight away you will have 115GB of cloud storage you can access from your Windows PC, Tablet, Phone as well as your iOS, Android and Mac devices. Plus, you will get another 15GB of storage if you automatically upload photos from your smartphone’s camera to OneDrive.
The key is that you have to do this before February 28, 2015 to get this extra storage.
Microsoft has released an update to the Bing Rewards app for Windows Phone. The update brings the app to a level of being an actual app. The initial release from this summer was little more than a web wrapper for the Bing Rewards site and, as you can imagine, was met with a fair amount of skepticism. This update should squelch some of those concerns.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bing Rewards, it is a US-only program where you are awarded points for doing searching on Bing. Those points in turn can be used to purchase of things like Microsoft Store or Xbox credits, Starbucks cards and the like. The more you search the more points you get. The Bing Rewards app lets you keep track of how you are progressing towards a point total or status level as well as shop to spend those earned points.