01-13-2014 06:27 PM
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  1. The Caped Crusader's Avatar
    Never got it yet either, wonder how they decided who gets is and who does not??
    Yeah,dont get it either,
    I mean,I have a legal microsoft account,I own a windows phone 8,I have 7 GB of skydrive storage,I am probably an MS fanboy according to my class fellows(I am the only one who owns a wp in the entire school)
    WHY DID NOT I GET MY 20GB FREE STORAGE FOR A YEAR???
    12-22-2013 01:11 PM
  2. mpt15's Avatar
    Any update from those who got the email, but without a redeem code?
    I got an email without the code, but I clicked on "click here by 31 January 2014", logged in, and then a dialog box displayed the code, with an option to click 'redeem' or 'cancel'. And it worked :-)
    12-22-2013 01:31 PM
  3. WPmunkey's Avatar
    I found out more information about the 1 year thing

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/s...e-subscription

    It appears the storage can be used for as long as you want. But if you do not renew the 20gb after a year you can't upload any more to the 20gb. You can still keep files there, copy, and move them. So again, no reason not to. It's even better than I expected.
    12-22-2013 01:43 PM
  4. samy_a's Avatar
    I got an email without the code, but I clicked on "click here by 31 January 2014", logged in, and then a dialog box displayed the code, with an option to click 'redeem' or 'cancel'. And it worked :-)
    Thanks, tried it, but no luck, no dialog box appears.
    12-22-2013 01:49 PM
  5. CrockettGTO's Avatar
    This stinks...for me anyway ;-)
    12-22-2013 02:01 PM
  6. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    I got an email without the code, but I clicked on "click here by 31 January 2014", logged in, and then a dialog box displayed the code, with an option to click 'redeem' or 'cancel'. And it worked :-)
    That's because there's no printed code in the e-mail. The link is supposed to contain a 25 character code that's actually part of the URL. The problem is that for some people that URL doesn't contain the final 25 characters that are the actual code.

    So in the case of your e-mail if you were to right click on that link and hit 'copy link' and then paste the text into Notepad you'd see the redeemcode=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX at the end of it.

    For some reason it seems some were sent without that bit in there.

    Mine was fine, but others are reporting that theirs are not, even when they do that little check I mentioned.
    12-22-2013 05:36 PM
  7. mpt15's Avatar
    That's because there's no printed code in the e-mail. The link is supposed to contain a 25 character code that's actually part of the URL. The problem is that for some people that URL doesn't contain the final 25 characters that are the actual code.

    So in the case of your e-mail if you were to right click on that link and hit 'copy link' and then paste the text into Notepad you'd see the redeemcode=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX at the end of it.

    For some reason it seems some were sent without that bit in there.

    Mine was fine, but others are reporting that theirs are not, even when they do that little check I mentioned.
    my link didn't have the 25 character code either. But it worked fine.
    I hope those experiencing problems can sort it out.
    12-22-2013 10:56 PM
  8. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Huh. That shouldn't be possible with how the Microsoft systems process their offer tokens. In fact it is actually quite literally impossible. I used to work with the guy who handled the offer systems.

    I think there's some confusion as regards what I'm saying and what you guys are doing, but I'll let it go with this last bit of info:

    Here's the URL that was included in my e-mail: https://skydrive.live.com/options/Ma...GJ-VGWHD-G8YMC

    I don't care if you guys see the code because the 5x5's are unique and it's already 'spent' so no one else can redeem it anyways.

    That end bit there is what controls the offer token that is entered on the site. If your link didn't have that offer token, you quite literally could not have had it work.

    If you hover over the bit in the e-mail that says "To apply this storage to your account,click here by January 31, 2014.*" (enlarged for emphasis) it will show you the unique link that has your offer token.

    I realize some people are saying that theirs for some reason doesn't show the offer token in the URL. That's actually possible if there's a mistake and the e-mail was encoded wrong without it.

    However it's literally impossible for the opposite to be true. If the URL doesn't contain the offer token there's nothing to instruct the page to insert the offer token for redemption.

    Make sense? :)
    Last edited by Morpheus Phreak; 12-22-2013 at 11:59 PM. Reason: Added more detail
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    12-22-2013 11:47 PM
  9. samy_a's Avatar
    ...

    Here's the URL that was included in my e-mail: https://skydrive.live.com/options/Ma...GJ-VGWHD-G8YMC

    I don't care if you guys see the code because the 5x5's are unique and it's already 'spent' so no one else can redeem it anyways.

    ...
    I realize some people are saying that theirs for some reason doesn't show the offer token in the URL. That's actually possible if there's a mistake and the e-mail was encoded wrong without it.

    ...

    Make sense? :)
    Yes, makes sense :)
    12-23-2013 01:35 AM
  10. gsquared's Avatar
    I received the email but didn't take advantage of it. The additional storage is only for a year. Meaning I'll probably need to pay for it going forward. The 27GB of free storage is more than enough for me.
    12-23-2013 09:20 AM
  11. WPmunkey's Avatar
    I received the email but didn't take advantage of it. The additional storage is only for a year. Meaning I'll probably need to pay for it going forward. The 27GB of free storage is more than enough for me.
    No you won't. Read my post above. But I agree, the 25gb is good for me. I doubt I'll even use the extra 20gb
    12-23-2013 01:13 PM
  12. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    I did not get the email for some reason, but if anyone would like to trade their code, I have a download of The Maw, Aqua, or Ms. Splosion Man for XBox 360. You can choose whichever two you want. These are from the One Hot Holiday Promotion.
    12-23-2013 05:05 PM
  13. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Worked for me and my sister. Now I have 227GB. :)
    12-23-2013 05:10 PM
  14. CrockettGTO's Avatar
    Never received anything
    01-12-2014 10:32 PM
  15. Jonathanmr7's Avatar
    Never received anything
    damn! same here... :|
    01-13-2014 12:59 AM
  16. dcbakkk's Avatar
    HOTMAIL migrated outlook.com, I have 25GB of Skydrive forever.Skydrive is the best cloud storage.

    Sent from My Nokia Lumia 920.
    01-13-2014 06:27 PM
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