Microsoft Store patrons can still win a year of 100GB OneDrive storage

Earlier today, Microsoft gave 100,000 OneDrive owners a chance to get 100GB of storage for one year for free. The offer came and went pretty quickly; all 100,000 entries were claimed inside of 30 minutes, although some people reported getting an email with a 20GB a year offer as a consolation prize.

However, there's still a chance for some of you to get that 100GB of space if you live near a Microsoft Store retail location in the U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico. According to the OneDrive Twitter page, folks who walk in one of the 80 Microsoft Stores can win some extra free space if they move quickly enough.

More information on the contest can be found on its official rules page. A person can either activate a new OneDrive account at the store or use an existing one to be eligible. Then they click on a button in the store to reveal their prize. 20,000 people will get 20GB of OneDrive space for free for a year, but 10,000 others who ask for the offer across all of the Microsoft Store locations will get 100GB for a year.

The contest ends on February 24. Basically, if you happen to be close to a Microsoft Store spot, you have one chance in three of getting 100GB of OneDrive space for 12 months, or you can still get 20GB of space for the same amount of time. Either way, it may be worth your while.

Source: OneDrive on Twitter | Image via Microsoft

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not a big deal for me. I'll still use the free 16GB dropbox I've got with 50gb on my box.net and copy.com which is now at 30gb for me. So using a different drive for different stuff

I have 365 GB available in my OneDrive. Rewarding customer loyalty in this fashion is working for me. I have not spent a dime on storage, but I have gotten a few bonuses along the way.

I got the 100GB but I did not know it was only for a year . If I fill up that 100GB and next year when it expired don't switch to a Sub, what happens to my data? I have 16GB free for life on Dropbox. I think I'll just continue using that.

Shadrack said,
I got the 100GB but I did not know it was only for a year . If I fill up that 100GB and next year when it expired don't switch to a Sub, what happens to my data? I have 16GB free for life on Dropbox. I think I'll just continue using that.
If you filled the 100GB and it lapses, OneDrive will lock and not allow you to add more anymore. You can remove them, just not add more.

sopharine said,
Anyone know do I get extra storage if my company brought Office 2013?

Maybe if your company bought Office 365?

valhalla_rk said,
I got the 20GB, because I signed in for notification when oneDrive will be launched.
"Enthusiast bonus" for one year

Instead of sharing the second link, use it yourself. You'll get that 20GB for free for 2 years. I signed up family email accounts when OneDrive was announced, but applied all the credits to one account... so I got 20GB free for 5 years, plus the 100GB free for a year.

I'm up to 172GB free right now, including the 52GB I keep through 2019 and 32GB permanent. Time to do some referrals to get more free permanent storage.

OMG! WHY on earth is this such a big deal? This 100GB is only temporary. It will be taken away from you after a year. I completely fail to see the point here.

I don't see how convenient it is to fill free temporary space if you don't plan to buy that space back when the term ends. Companies offer temporary space because people will actually fill that up and perhaps they buy it after the free period ends I guess.