Microsoft is offering a somewhat insane cloud storage deal: You can get 100GB of free OneDrive storage for nearly two years if you sign up for a Bing Rewards account.

If you're a US resident, you just sign up for a Bing Rewards account, which is free, and then go to the Bing Rewards dashboard. The cloud storage deal is there, ready to go. You don't have to make a permanent switch to Bing to take advantage, though that's clearly what Microsoft is hoping you'll do.

That's a small price to pay for a shitload of storage. Microsoft has already offered free unlimited OneDrive storage to Office 365 users, and this is an even sweeter version of a deal they put on last year. Yes, Microsoft will have to wait until 2017 to start charging people, but at that point, they'll have locked in a loyal customer base. Considering how cutthroat cloud storage competition is these days, it's not a bad plan. [CNet]