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2018 Benbenandme's Next Battle

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt Free Diaries
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  • benbenandmebenbenandme Forumite
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    My tips re.matched betting are to read the board on here, then read it again and again and again. Once you are sure you understand it fully (not suggesting you're daft but it can be costly if you get it wrong ;)) then I would start off with a small offer, say bet £10 get a free £10 SNR bet. It is so long since I started it that I wouldn't know which bookies to recommend for newbies (other than you will need to join Betfair for the exchange). Always remember to check quidco / topcashback for any extra money on top of the sign-up offers too.

    Back in the day when I started quite a lot of bookies did regular offers which don't seem to happen as much these days, although there is still plenty of money to be had from it. W.Hill for example used to do risk-free casino offers every 3-4 days, where you would bet £5 on roulette and if you win - great!, if you didn't they refunded your £5. It was easy money :money:
    Mortgage Total: £66,549 / £75,000 Mortgage End Date: May 2040
    2020 Savings: £339
    Weight loss 0lb / 25lbs
  • efes_shareholderefes_shareholder Forumite
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    This is the problem I am having - finding a bookies that give bonus money for your first bet and allow lay bets
  • benbenandmebenbenandme Forumite
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    Back from today's event, it was at the local soft-play centre and was the first time they've done an event like this. I took about £30 which isn't amazing but they didn't charge anything for the stall so it all helps, and otherwise I'd probably only have watched Homes Under The Hammer or some other nonsense.

    Tonight we're off to watch football, Bournemouth are playing in the cup so we managed to get tickets. Tomorrow will be spent getting school uniform and doing lots of little errands that still need doing.
    Mortgage Total: £66,549 / £75,000 Mortgage End Date: May 2040
    2020 Savings: £339
    Weight loss 0lb / 25lbs
  • benbenandmebenbenandme Forumite
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    This is the problem I am having - finding a bookies that give bonus money for your first bet and allow lay bets

    I don't understand what you mean, sorry :D You need to join a bookie (A) and join Betfair as your exchange (B). Place a bet, eg. Bournemouth to win at bookie A and at Betfair bet on the same game but for Bournemouth NOT to win (lose or draw). This should make you a minimal loss. Then you get your free bet, which you do the same process again (but at higher odds). Hope that makes sense? x
    Mortgage Total: £66,549 / £75,000 Mortgage End Date: May 2040
    2020 Savings: £339
    Weight loss 0lb / 25lbs
  • efes_shareholderefes_shareholder Forumite
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    It does and I joined betfair but when I deposited the £10.00 and the next thing it was was deducted £2.70 with no sign of my bet - I am going to take another look tomorrow and see if I can fathom it out - i can't work out whats happened there and see any trace of the bet but the game is tonight so i guess I will know tomorrow

    I was looking at the sites which offer you cash incentives ( in shape of free bets ) but they don't all allow you to bet a three way bet
  • benbenandmebenbenandme Forumite
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    And I'm still not sure :D:D What do you mean they don't allow you to make a three way bet? At the bookie that gives you the offer you just need to make a bet such as Man Utd to win :rotfl::rotfl: or Liverpool to lose for example. then you go to Betfair and do the same game but that those things won't happen. Always make sure you are on the exchange bit at Betfair as it defaults to their normal betting page ;)
    Mortgage Total: £66,549 / £75,000 Mortgage End Date: May 2040
    2020 Savings: £339
    Weight loss 0lb / 25lbs
  • benbenandmebenbenandme Forumite
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    Football last night was fab :j :j Came home to find an item had sold on ebay, so another £5 to chuck in the savings pot :beer:

    Today is random errands day:
    • Buy ds school jumper
    • Take old clothes to Cash4Clothes place
    • Buy lounge lights
    • Book handyman
    • Trip to the tip
    • Deliver xmas brochure to local lady
    • Collect free pillow
    • Post ebay parcel
    • Order lounge blind online
    • Find a frame for photos
    • Swap £1 coins at the bank
    • Clean ds shoes (stepped in dog mess :mad:]
    Mortgage Total: £66,549 / £75,000 Mortgage End Date: May 2040
    2020 Savings: £339
    Weight loss 0lb / 25lbs
  • efes_shareholderefes_shareholder Forumite
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    I think I need to do a little more research and increase my understanding - I get how the betting works , just the finer details - thank you for your help , its been very valuable

    Glad you enjoyed the football - I love going to games , wish I could go to more
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    I think I need to do a little more research and increase my understanding - I get how the betting works , just the finer details - thank you for your help , its been very valuable

    Glad you enjoyed the football - I love going to games , wish I could go to more


    I'm the same with the MB, I read up on it and got the gist of it, but when I tried I made a deposit and bet, but never got my free £10, then with Betfair they wanted passport or driving licence to join I have neither, so gave up after spending a whole day reading all about it !
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  • gran3gran3 Forumite
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    Can I suggest Matched Betting Blog, nothing to do with me, but it's free and takes you through it all step by step. I've done quite a bit and once you get your head round it its ok.
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