Somehow or another, I came across the carbonite offer code when I was digging through the internet to find information about the fall of Google Wave. I was not sure how this ended up in my search results, but I sure was glad that it did. I had been looking for a place to store my files online so I would be able to restore the files if my computer was to go down again.
I have a fairly old computer and do not really have the budget that allows me to replace it with a new one, so I just figured that it was best for me to find a place to store my files so I could get them back when it crashed the next time. So far, I have been lucky enough to get most of my files back each time my computer crashed, but it has been very time consuming and rather frustrating to do so.
I thought that finding the site that offered the code while I was searching for something completely different was a sign that I was supposed to back up my files. I decided to give it a try and within minutes I had my account set up and ready to go. A short while later, I had all of my files transferred to the site and safely stored away. I think it was about two days later that my computer crashed one last time. I was not able to get anything to work on it. I guess that the mother board and fried and was no longer functioning.
Fortunately, I had all of my files stored and was able to get a great deal on a used computer and was able to get my files back shortly after I had the new computer set up.