Be Prepared and Back up your Files with Carbonite Giveaway

Three years ago we were in a neighborhood forest fire. We woke up in the middle of the night with the flames in our backyard. There was no time to grab anything except the kids and the dog. I drove away in tears knowing we just lost everything.

God and the wind spared us. We had complete outside damage, but not one thread of carpet was harmed on the inside.

My next door neighbors were not so fortunate.

 

Did you know?

  • A survey from Carbonite found that 82% of Americans only keep electronic files saved on their computer hard drive.  This means that most are at risk for losing their files forever — whether it be precious photos of their kids, a pricey music collection, or important documents — if their computer is damaged by severe weather.
  • 40% of Americans feel like they would never be able to recover, recreate or repurchase lost items if their personal computer were destroyed.
  • FEMA found that 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never re-open after a disaster in which company data was lost, which suggests that better backup preparation may have helped.

 

Photos are always the first thing on my mind. Now in the digital age all of my photos are on my computer. Every single one. Last year I decided to needed to take charge and make sure that I never ever lose them. I bought Carbonite.

Carbonite is an online backup service where you do absolutely nothing and you are safe. You’ll never lose your files. Ever.

Everyday Carbonite backs up all of my new files without me even knowing it does. It works in the background of my computer automatically. I can easily tell by a little colored dot if that particular file has been saved yet. If not I can back it up myself.

I access ANY file wherever I am and have online access, even on my smartphone. I can get ALL of my files back if my laptop was ever lost or damaged. Easily.

To me, buying Carbonite is worth every penny because I now feel safe knowing that I can never lose a thing.

 

 Try Carbonite for FREE like I originally did to see if you like it. This link will let you try it for a month. No credit card required! :)

WIN

1 Year Subscription to Carbonite ($59)

 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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I received a subscription for my review and was not compensated in any way and all opinions are my own. This giveaway will end on May 17, 2012 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone worldwide and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.

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  1. No…thanks for this giveaway

  2. Diana Camden says:

    Not currently, but I really would like to feel safe.

    Diana C

  3. Rochelle says:

    I have backed up a few things but really should do more. Thanks!

  4. ReggieMann says:

    I have been using Carbonite for almost 2 years it works great!

  5. yes i can use it

  6. I am not backing up and I should be because I had a huge scare when an external hard drive failed that I had stored all my pictures on. They were recovered but it cost way more than $59 per year!

  7. Nope, not much backing up here :-0 Bad girl!
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  8. natasha tucker says:

    Yes we use external hard drives to back up but those can be easily destroyed as well.

  9. Aimee O'Brien says:

    This would be nice to have :)

  10. heather c says:

    Sadly, not regularly!