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Whichever way you look at it, bookmakers love their loyal customers. Of course all bookies wants every punter on the market to place their bets with them, but if you asked them whether they’d prefer the business of ten people who place a £5 on the Grand National every year or one person who placed a wager every day then they wouldn’t take long to answer.
That’s why bookies look for new and inventive ways to reward their loyal punters. The last thing they want is for you to disappear off to another bookmaker once you’ve taken advantage of their introductory offer, so they have things like betting clubs, loyalty bonuses and mobile deals to keep you interested. Here’s a little bit of information on the sort of thing I’m talking about.
What Are The Best Free Bet Clubs?
Everyone likes being part of a club, don’t they? You can wear matching clothes and get a cool nickname. Now that may not be the case with a betting club, but there are other advantages that make it a thing worth making use of.
In most instances a Free Bet Club is a recurring offer where bookmakers ask you to ‘Opt In’ to a weekly betting reward. Bet a certain amount and you’ll then get something like a free bet if you place a given number of bets with certain minimum odds during a specific period of time. Here are some examples:
Unibet - In-Play Free Bet Club
The truth is that very few offers are actually exclusive to one bookie or another, depending on how strict you want to be on your definition of ‘exclusive’. Unibet’s offer is a similar deal to the 10Bet one described above, saying that it is still a very good offer and you maybe cannot have too much of a good thing. You could even claim both!
To get this offer you just need to opt in and place five or more bets, £10+ evens+, on live football, tennis, darts or cricket in play markets before midnight on Sunday. You’ll then get a £5 free bet in your account by 4pm on the Monday.
Paddy Power - Paddy's Rewards Club
The Paddy Power Rewards Club is the latest in a long history of amazing value loyalty offers from this betting site designed for proper punters. Anyone who opts in and places five or more bets (pre-event or live in play, any sports) between Monday and Sunday each week will get a £10 free bet.
To claim you must opt in and then each bet must be over ££10 and made up of selections that have minimum odds above 1/2. Free bets are then awarded the following Monday after your 5th qualifying and remain valid for one week.
The best thing about this offer is you if you only place 5 x £5 qualifying bets you will still get rewarded with a £5 free bet, making it more flexible than most other clubs.
Boylesports - All Sport Acca Loyalty
Boylesports will reward you with a £5 free accumulator bet once you've placed five £5+ qualifying accas. This is not time limited, you get rewarded on your fifth settled multiple whether that be in a week, a month, or longer.
Qualifying accas must have 5+ picks, total odds of 3/1+ and minimum stake of £5; opt-in is required. They can be made up using any pre-event sports markets in any combination (in-play do not count).
£5 free acca can be used on any 5+ multiple, it will be credited within 24 hours and remains valid 7 days.
Betfair - Multiples Bet 20 Get 5
Betfair are one of the few bookies to have a free bet club for all mutiple bets (including things like Lucky 15's, not just accumulators), this applies to multiple bets with 2+ selections.
The promotion is daily (00:00 - 23:59) and it is automatic (i.e. you do not need to opt-in) you need to stake £20 or more on multiples (accas and/or complex and exotic bets (Lucky 15, Lucky 31, Lucky 63, Patent, Heinz, Super Heinz, Trixie, Yankee, Canadian or Goliath)), this can either be one £20+ bet or several bets totalling £20+, for this you will get a £5 free bet.
One selection in each qualifying combo bet must have odds of 1/2 (1.50) or greater to count.
Singles are of course excluded as are cashed-out wagers and exchange bets. Your multiples need to settle on the same day to qualify, once all qualifying stakes are settled you will receive a £5 free token within 2 hours that is valid for 72 hours and can be used on any multiple bets in the sportsbook, stake not returned.
Racing Free Bet Offers
Plenty of different bookmakers have decent offers in place for their loyal customers when it comes to racing. The sort of deal you can expect to take advantage of are the likes of a free bet if you place a wager on a horse with odds of 3/1 or 4/1+ and it wins. Similar offers are in place on greyhound races, too. Click to read about racing free bets for winners.
There’s also the likes of William Hill’s High Five offer. That specifies that if you place a winning bet on a horse race and the horse wins by five lengths or more (during the jump season) then you’ll get a 25% boost added to your winnings. If your horse comes second, losing to a horse that wins by five lengths or more, then you’ll get your stake returned as a free bet. During the flat season with their 2 Clear offer you will also get a 15% bonus if your horse wins by 2 clear lengths. They’re cracking value offers if you were going to place such a bet anyway.
Loyalty Points and Reward Schemes
I go into this in a bit more detail on the Loyalty Points page but it’s worth mentioning whilst I’m on the subject.
Some bookies offer loyalty point schemes. You earn points by doing pretty much anything, from depositing money into your account to placing a bet. Points, as they say, mean prizes and often have a shop were you can exchange your well-earned points for things like lottery tickets and even real cash.
Given that you’re going to be using the site if you’re planning on placing a bet then it’s great that you can earn something for your troubles.