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If you read today's Amazon Cloud Storage announcement carefully, you may have noticed that Amazon threw in a special offer allowing a free 1-year upgrade for your Cloud account from 5GB to 20GB with the purchase of any MP3 album. Why pay $20 a year when you can buy an album cheaper and achieve the same thing without spending the extra money (otherwise known as taking advantage of a loophole)?

Ready for it? Head over to the MP3 Albums $0.01 - $1 area and pick an album for as low as $0.69. Buy it and add it to your Amazon Cloud Drive. Voila - you now have 20 GB for 1 year, an MP3 album, and the whole transaction only cost you $0.69.

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Thanks to your recent purchase of an Amazon MP3 album, you have qualified for a free year of the Amazon Cloud Drive 20 GB storage plan starting today for one year. You can find details about Cloud Drive at: https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore. This storage plan is not set to renew automatically and will be reverted back to the free 5 GB plan at the end of the promotion.

If you have already upgraded your Amazon Cloud Drive account to a paid storage plan of 20 GB or higher when you qualified for this offer, this offer has been saved to your account as a $20 credit toward future Amazon Cloud Drive fees you may incur due to the renewal or upgrade of your existing plan. If you elect to downgrade your plan to a free plan at the time of renewal, your upgrade offer will be automatically applied to the 20 GB plan at that time.

You can find out more details about your Cloud Drive storage plan and manage your auto-renewal and other account settings at: https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/manage.

Additional details about this promotion, including qualifying details and other terms and conditions can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/20gb-offer.

Thanks,
The Amazon MP3 Team

Thanks to Droid Matters for the original tip

Artem Russakovskii
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  • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

    Worth mentioning: a coworker bought a $0 album, but it did not activate the 20GB upgrade.

    Also worth noting is that the 20GB upgrade is only good for a year, after which you pay $20/year to maintain the storage, or they revert you back to the 5GB free plan if you haven't exceeded the 5GB cap.

  • cym0n

    Does this 20gb happen instantly because I just bought a 0.99 album and still at the 5GB level

    • SiliconAddict

      I purchased a $5 album and it upgraded.

    • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

      mine upgraded within a minute of a purchase

    • Adam

      Make sure you click the "Save to Cloud Drive" button when you buy the album. If you don't, it won't upgrade your account.

  • Jim Simpson

    At $20 a year, it seems like quite a bargain, so I certainly am not going to complain about the opportunity to save $19 in the first year.

  • SiliconAddict

    "network error occurred"

    When I try to play something. :(

  • Lorenzo in a Benzo

    Good lookin out Android Police!

  • http://sweb froyo

    microsoft give you 25GB free skydrive.

    • Tyler

      thats not a music player and you have to pay to get above certain size files when uploading from your PC. There is no device streaming

  • Cheefoid

    I get a little suspicious when I hear year long subscription plans, Drm and exclusive apps on their store. I say no thanks, let's wait for google music. This one sounds more Appleish each day

    • Bigtex

      Amazon music doesn't have DRM. I've been downloading music from them for years now just because I like their methods.

      Should you decide you want any songs locally that isn't a problem. DRM free.

      You can, by the way, get the subscription for free. 0.00 for 5GB. If you want the 20GB you get it for a year (that doesn't auto-renew on you).

      I'm curious what is wrong with them.. giving you a year of it?

      Exclusive apps on their app store is a reason to dislike Amazon but your other points are absurd.

      What exactly is making you suspicious? The fact that someone doesn't suck? I'm assuming you came from Apple's world so all of this feels really creepy.

      I've also been a prime member for years, their customer service is about as good as you can possibly get right up there with Netflix.

      • Cheefoid

        I'd prefer not to use any subscription services before I become dependent on it. I've been getting on fine all these years loading up Mp3's, and otherwise through streaming radio. So I don't see why I should use it (yet). Also, as a non us-customer, not all options are available yet. Never had apple products as I like to remain the owner of my device, this summer already 2 years a proud Android user!

        Whenever it becomes too easy to use a service I get cautious, as everything has got to be paid somehow! Nothing but respect to the business plan of Amazon, this is a very smart move. I'm all for more alternatives, just have a hunch Google music would come with a non-subscription service, like their other apps.

  • iPhonoid

    Sadly cloud player is only for US..ffs this as well as the Appstore, sort it out Amazon.

  • cesarbohorquez

    Thanks to your recent purchase of an Amazon MP3 album, you have qualified for a free year of the Amazon Cloud Drive 20 GB storage plan starting today for one year. You can find details about Cloud Drive at: https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/learnmore . This storage plan is not set to renew automatically and will be reverted back to the free 5 GB plan at the end of the promotion.
    If you have already upgraded your Amazon Cloud Drive account to a paid storage plan of 20 GB or higher when you qualified for this offer, this offer has been saved to your account as a $20 credit toward future Amazon Cloud Drive fees you may incur due to the renewal or upgrade of your existing plan. If you elect to downgrade your plan to a free plan at the time of renewal, your upgrade offer will be automatically applied to the 20 GB plan at that time.

    You can find out more details about your Cloud Drive storage plan and manage your auto-renewal and other account settings at: https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/manage .

    Additional details about this promotion, including qualifying details and other terms and conditions can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/20gb-offer .

    Thanks,

    The Amazon MP3 Team

    Wow this worked instantly!!!! Android Police you guys are awesome!!!!!

  • Paul

    What about old pre-DRM mp3's I have, I've been using MP3's for a very long time now and have an extensive collection. But some of them may not be... 100% legit. Think those are ok to put on Amazon's clouddrive or only legally purchased mp3's from various sources, which only accounts for about 10% of my collection.

  • easyeasy

    I forgot I had a old expired ccard on my amazon account. Went through to purchase the $0.69 album it errored out. Put my current ccard info in to charge and it said it already charged it. Checked my orders it tried charging the expired ccard and then canceled the order. BUT, it still gave me the 20GB heh heh

  • mike

    you guys just made me a happy panada!! thank you android police...i brought 1 song (album) and now i got 20gb....stranglely enough i like the song =) thanks android police!

  • Erv Server

    a year from now 5Gb won't seem like much, either will 20Gb. A year from $20 for 20GB will be overpriced

  • Andy

    Yes! I Spent $1.99 and got upgrade 20GB.

  • Dave2011

    I did the .69 cent download and it did not offer me the upgrade...wtf? gonna email amazon and see whats going on. :-|

  • ahmad

    thankkkss
    it workedd immediately
    thanks a lot

  • reddragon72

    Even better I was upgraded for free because I have a student Amazon account and they gave me a 2 dollar credit for MP3 store purchases that are saved to the cloud. So I just loaded up two 99 cent albums and was charged 0.0 dollars and they upgraded my account to 20gigs! Dang what a deal!

  • musicguy

    Don't believe the hype.

    I have now purchased 3 sep $.99 albums and nothing. no upgrade. nothing at all. Each time i clicked the "launch cloud player" button and my albums were loaded to my cloud. but still, no upgrade.

    Maybe amazon is blocking upgrades now for 1 track albums, i'm not sure. But i don't want to keep buying slightly more expensive albums over and over to troubleshoot this "promotion" that should be simple and user friendly.

    I'm not annoyed or anything.......

  • anonmous

    It worked for me. Save to cloud drive.