Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dropbox Does "Space Race" Promotion For Students

Dropbox, one of the most popular cloud storage services is known for doing frequent promotions and giving its users extra free space. Now, they seem to be looking towards college students and increasing their service in that market. "Space Race" is a very clever scheme to give college students anywhere in the world extra free space for two years.
The Space Race promo will give users up to 25 GB of free Dropbox space for two years. The rules are as follows:

  1. You must register for Space Race with an eligible school email address (if you have an existing Dropbox account you can still join)!
  2. If you’ve signed up for Dropbox with a non-school email, no problem! You can verify your school account on the Space Race page.
  3. Your school gets 1 point for each person who registers for Space Race and installs Dropbox on their computer (if they haven’t already).
  4. Your school gets 2 more points for each person that goes through the Get Started guide (including you!)
For this promotion, you must have an email address issued by your school/college.

How can you get 25 GB of space? Everyone gets 3 GB extra space automatically. As your school collects points by referring each other, your school will unlock more tiers of free space: 8 GB, 15 GB and 25 GB. If your school manages to reach 25 GB, everyone who signed up gets 25 GB of space for two whole years.

Everyone also gets the regular lifetime free space for referrals.

You may be wondering what happens to your data when the extra space period is up after two years. Well, Dropbox should do the same thing that happens when you don't pay your bills. Your space will be decreased to a free account (unless you pay the subscription of course). Your data remains unchanged. You can delete stuff, but you cannot add/edit anything that's already there.

[The Dropbox Blog]