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KuanYin
17 Sep 21 17:23
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Okay, I posted a thread yesterday about this free bet. So this morning I checked my Betfair account and it said I had (at that moment) 3 days and 20 hours to place the bet. So I checked tomorrow's football matches and decided to put £5.00 on Man City to win against Southampton. And then? The £5.00 was deducted from my main account? Hang on, I thought this was a free bet, so why is Betfair taking the money out of my main account?
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Report Aspro September 17, 2021 5:28 PM BST
Perhaps you made a mistake using it. When placing the bet you need to indicate if you want to use the free bet or not, otherwise it'll remain a standard bet out of your account.
Report KuanYin September 17, 2021 5:34 PM BST
Aspro, it says on the screen 'Free Bet' so I pressed this button and placed the bet. Something not quite right about this. I mean I've been on Betfair for 15 years!! Having said that, this is the first time I've used the 'free bet' optio.
Report Aspro September 17, 2021 5:38 PM BST
I've had 3 or 4 over this past month or two. You register and in the top right hand corner of your exchange screen (on a PC that is) there should be showing 'Exchange Bonus' with £5.00 next to it. When you come to place a bet (on the exchange only I believe) you put in the amount you want to bet and underneath there should be an option to use the bonus. That's how mine works but if you're using a mobile then I have no clue as I never use them.
Report KuanYin September 17, 2021 5:42 PM BST
Anyway, I've put the bet on. So I shall wait until the Man City match is over tomorrow and see what profit I get - assuming Man City winGrin!!
Report Aspro September 17, 2021 5:43 PM BST
You would think they would. Good luck.
Report everyone's a winner September 17, 2021 5:52 PM BST
it might be minimum odds or something. i don't get the promos but with other bookies it often has to be odds of 1/2 or higher
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- September 17, 2021 5:55 PM BST
Is it showing you still have a free bet?


I don't get em either, but that
would seem worth a check.
Report SlippyBlue September 17, 2021 5:57 PM BST
The fiver free bet is not included in the return as stake so your free bet would return 80p before commission given the current 1.16 odds. Just in case you weren't aware of that of course.
Report everyone's a winner September 17, 2021 6:04 PM BST
LaughLaugh buys a bar of chocolate i suppose
Report KuanYin September 17, 2021 6:23 PM BST
Will get back to you guys tomorrow afternoon after the match. If Man City will, I shall check my 'profit and loss' account.!! Thanks for your commentsExcitedCool!!
Report everyone's a winner September 17, 2021 6:37 PM BST
yes, of course we will want to know what you are going to spend the 76p on (assume it's 5% commission, to still get the promos)
Report Emitdeb September 17, 2021 9:09 PM BST
I've done that many times (OP) I'm sure they deliberately make it a little complicated just to catch us idiots.. Laugh  It's a free fiver and you have to use it or lose it (no brainer).. on sportsbook there's a tab that has to be checked, use free bet.
Report JML September 17, 2021 9:19 PM BST
Bad mistake using free bet on short prices.

Man City is 1.16 if won you would have got 80p.

If you back at 2 your free bet is worth £2.50.

Back at 100 and your free bet is worth £4.95 as long as the 100 is the correct price(ie it's 110 to lay.
Report The Dragon September 17, 2021 9:29 PM BST
aspro is spot on you need to move the circle to use the free bet rather than it coming out of your account balnce
Report layingisthewayforward September 17, 2021 9:31 PM BST
Anyone who can't work out how to use a free bet shouldn't be gambling online imo.
Report The Dragon September 17, 2021 9:33 PM BST
tbf laying they dont make it easy for sure
Report Emitdeb September 17, 2021 9:59 PM BST
layingisthewayforward
Anyone who can't work out how to use a free bet shouldn't be gambling online imo.



LaughLaughGrinPlainBlushCryCryCry
Report JML September 17, 2021 11:09 PM BST
to be fair--it was much easier when it was "have a £10 bet and we'll refund your £10 win or lose"
Report shiny new shoes please September 18, 2021 1:14 AM BST
Comedy gold Crazy
Report wolf3011 September 18, 2021 1:46 AM BST
Why would you put a free 5 quid bet on heavy odds on when you don't get the stake back. I had one myself earlier, you have to click your email to opt in/access it
Report wolf3011 September 18, 2021 1:48 AM BST
I put mine on Brentford at 5s as a tiny insurance bet Devil
Report SlippyBlue September 18, 2021 11:56 AM BST
Mine on Palace @ 14.5 (along with some of my own).

COYP.
Report The Dragon September 18, 2021 12:08 PM BST
mine went on brentford tooCool
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- September 18, 2021 4:21 PM BST
Free bet saved by var

Clear and obvious, lol
Report everyone's a winner September 18, 2021 9:40 PM BST
just realised we never will find out what the 76p was going to be used for Cry
Report Giuseppe September 18, 2021 11:48 PM BST
why haven't i got one of these
Report SlippyBlue September 19, 2021 1:54 AM BST
It was just never meant to be 'everyone's a winner', it's a very sad ending really. Sad
Report DIE LINKE September 19, 2021 9:07 AM BST
This thread shames us all.
Report Emitdeb September 19, 2021 7:46 PM BST
Villa
Man U
Brighton

was my £5 bonus... £50 profit LoveGrin

I know, I hate after timing.. BlushCool
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