Dropquest 2012: Get an extra gigabyte of Dropbox space for free! [Ends June 2!]

Everyone knows and loves Dropbox, the free file backup and synchronization service. However, its free plan, which gives you only 2GB of free space, can be a bit small at times, and so they occasionally offer ways to get more space for free. For instance, there’s the introductory welcome-to-Dropbox tutorial, which can give you 1GB, there’s invitations, and more.

However, there’s also Dropquest: a once-a-year giveaway that they only leave for a limited time which gives everyone 1GB of free space. Alongside the free gigabyte, those who complete the quest quicker various prizes:

1st place (1) Dropbox employee hoodie, LIMITED EDITION Dropbox Hack Week t-shirt, Dropbox drawing signed by the entire Dropbox team, invitation to help write the next Dropquest, 100 GB for life
2nd place (10) Dropbox employee hoodie, Dropbox t-shirt, 20 GB for life
3rd place (15) Dropbox t-shirt, 5 GB for life
4th place (50) 2 GB for life
5th place (100) 1 GB for life

Unfortunately, these prizes are all already given away. However, for the rest of us, there’s a gigabyte of free space on the table, so get cracking: it’s a tough scavenger hunt, and it’s going to definitely take you some time to complete. (Unless you cheat like me.)

Now, if you don’t want to cheat, be sure to remember that there’s a time limit on this giveaway: last year’s lasted about two weeks, and this year’s will probably last around the same time. Get started now!

Dropbox 2012 starting page

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  • newJason

    It took me 2 hours too.
    I did the first 3 questions on my own, then realized , this is going to take a while , used the google docs hint page and got another GIG of DropBox. THATS AWESOME. Thanks Locutus.
    2 hours ##135425##
    I was needing more space and really was dreading linking to FaseBook and Twittler as an option for more space.

  • hwb hwb

    The things I do for free space! Took me about 2 hours with the cheats – that stupid tile puzzle was a real pain! BUT, I got an extra 1.23 GB for it!

  • Billy

    It’s way harder than last year. Someone put together a complete guide here that helped me out though: http://www.dropquestguide.com

  • James

    Either they want to hand out freebies or they don’t. Why make people jump through so many hoops? I’m stuck on Chapter 6. Looking at the cheat sheet you provided me, the middle date (3-21-2005) is the correct one for my color grid, but going to that link does absolutely nothing. (I then tried the other two, just to make sure, but those don’t do anything at all.) So what can I do now, since they won’t let anyone ask any question on their forum, except hate this company’s very existence? Clever marketing ploy? NOT. I’m telling everyone I know to just run away!

  • @PCb: Took me a while too… or so I thought. Suddenly my 20 minutes doesn’t seem so bad!

  • PCb

    @Locutus: The sad thing was not that I was having trouble with the sudoku…… it was because I was having trouble trying to find out how to use the slide puzzle. I literally took about 1 hour to figure out all I had to do was click. Oh well finished with a time of 28 hours

  • Robert

    I have one little question. How is it that the prizes have given away when I see this in the fine print at the bottom of the page?

    ” The Dropquest II Contest begins May 12, 2012 at 10:00am PST (17:00 GMT) & ends June 2, 2012 at 10:00am PST (17:00 GMT).”

    It sounds to me that the contest is still on since this ends in the beginning of June, but I don’t know. Still, I did the quest thingy they did last time so I don’t mind doing this again. Thanks for the heads up! :)

  • @PCbasics: That’s probably the hardest part. What you need to do (to do it legitimately) is solve the Sudoku puzzle, and then solve the bottom puzzle so it matches the highlighted portion of the Sudoku. Just use the solution linked in the Cheats document to find the Sudoku solution, and then the puzzle solver (and a lot of manual entry) with the bottom puzzle. Hope this makes sense!

    @Elliot Yoon: I clicked start, but then ignored it for a day… I’m #71665 with a time of 20 hours. :P

  • PCbasics

    I’m confused on the sudoku part…..

  • Elliot Yoon

    Time elapsed was 5 hours and 14 seconds.
    I finished in 3002nd place.

  • Yay! Just finished — I got 71665th place. :P