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Pigsback Question

SGR2005

Active Member
Wasn't really sure where this belonged, but I figured here would be okay, since you can use Pigsback to claim free CD-Wow vouchers and there's a Quidco thread here.

Anyway, does anyone use this reward scheme?

I've been reading that you can use your points to buy Betfair vouchers, then simply withdraw the vouchers amount from your Betfair account as cash, thus earning yourself free money as opposed to a gift or voucher-type reward.

Anyone know if this works? If so, what's the best option to use when signing up for Betfair (Quidco and Ipoints both support them, with various 'deposit £10 get £25, etc' deals - can this too just be withdrawn as cash?)? Are there any that just give a free wager/voucher without requiring a deposit?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

partyweb

Distinguished Member
SGR2005 said:
...'deposit £10 get £25, etc' deals - can this too just be withdrawn as cash?

IIRC you have to play certain games 1st before you can withdraw your money. Otherwise anyone could open an account (some are offering up to £250 free to new accounts) and bet it all on RED + BLACK on roulette and win their money back. :D (OK, a wize person would also put a small wager on 0 + 00 just to cover all odds ;))
 

SGR2005

Active Member
partyweb said:
IIRC you have to play certain games 1st before you can withdraw your money. Otherwise anyone could open an account (some are offering up to £250 free to new accounts) and bet it all on RED + BLACK on roulette and win their money back. :D (OK, a wize person would also put a small wager on 0 + 00 just to cover all odds ;))

Ah, okay.

You wouldn't happen to know where I can find the T&Cs, would you? Did a few searches with Google and couldn't find anything helpful.

And does this apply to regular accounts outside of referral sites, or do you have to wager a certain amount before you can make withdrawals, etc, on a standard Betfair account?
 

partyweb

Distinguished Member
SGR2005 said:
Ah, okay.

You wouldn't happen to know where I can find the T&Cs, would you? Did a few searches with Google and couldn't find anything helpful.

And does this apply to regular accounts outside of referral sites, or do you have to wager a certain amount before you can make withdrawals, etc, on a standard Betfair account?

Sorry, I was talking in general. This so-called 'easy money' idea was suggested a while ago when online gambling started becoming popular and many sites were offering to match your opening deposit money. But I think many got caught out and changed their T&C's. I think it would have to be a very naive casino to have not made provisions for this now.
 

mgns

Active Member
i started using pigsback about 6 weeks ago and i find it's really good. you'll probably find a better choice of cashback percentage through quidco/rpoints - but for free clickthrus, it's great.

it might take some time to get the rewards (i think an £8.75 cdwow voucher needs over 1000 piggypoints) but you can usually accumulate 70 points a week without spending a penny + you can get 50 points for signing up for different company newsletters.

but you will have to employ a little brainpower to see which referral link offers better value e.g. a pigsback cdwow referral will earn you more points than a rpoints cashback - but 875 rpoints = £8.75/1000+ pigsback points = £8.75.

i can't vouch for the betfair idea but i would definitely run pigsback alongside a quidco/rpoints account - it won't cost you anything to get points + there are e-tailers/travel companies that aren't covered by other referral schemes.

hope this helps.

mgns
 

SGR2005

Active Member
partyweb said:
Sorry, I was talking in general. This so-called 'easy money' idea was suggested a while ago when online gambling started becoming popular and many sites were offering to match your opening deposit money. But I think many got caught out and changed their T&C's. I think it would have to be a very naive casino to have not made provisions for this now.

Damn, I'll leave it then.

Seemed cheaper to get BetFair vouchers and withdraw them as cash than to get CD-Wow vouchers, considering the Betfair ones would be 1000 points for £10 cash and CD-Wow's are 1080 points for an £8.75 voucher (not only costing more for less, but leaving no room for using other e-vouchers).

But if you have to wager money for next to no reward, it doesn't really seem worth it.

And I too would definitely recommend PigsBack. I opened an account a month or so back and never used it, but I checked it again last week and managed to earn enough through click-throughs and registering for newsletters, etc., to fund an £8.75 CD-Wow voucher in only a couple of days.

I still have a Quidco & Ipoints account, but the daily clickthough banners on the latter seem to be all dead, so they only really get used for referrals on purchases (which I usually forget to do).
 

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