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Tuesday, 22nd Sep 2020
So-called “Free Bet Clubs” are an incentive increasingly used by bookmakers to ensure loyalty from punters. Coral are among those to offer such a scheme with their Bet And Get Club.
How can you make it work for you and suit your betting interests though? In this article, Horsebetting.com experts will provide some pointers after looking at detail at what you have to do each week after opting in to the Coral Bet And Get Club in order to receive the bonus.
The first thing to note is that you only need to opt in once. If for some reason you miss a week or even several weeks, that doesn’t matter. What’s more important is knowing the terms and conditions of qualifying bets and the timeframe in which you have to place them.
If you place £25 of sportsbook bets at odds of evens (2.0) or greater from 00:01 UK time on Monday morning through until 23:59 on Thursday night, then you receive £10 in free bet bonus tokens. These are credited to your account at 18:00 on Friday evening and must be used by 23:59 on Sunday night or they expire.
All qualifying bets must be settled by 23:59 on Thursday of the same week in order to count towards the £25 weekly total for the Coral Bet And Get Club. This rules out wagers placed on ante post betting markets for horse racing on events occurring at the weekend or longer-term future, for example.
Now you know when how the Coral Bet And Get Club works on a weekly basis, what types of bet are eligible? Multiple bets, including straight accumulators, will count but must meet certain terms. An acca must have cumulative odds of evens or better, while selections in patents, yankees, lucky 15’s, etc. must all individually be a price evens or greater.
If you have a Coral Connect card, then you can be a part of the Bet And Get Club in betting shops as alternative to online or through mobile. Be aware that you must place £25 of qualifying bets through one source, either online and via mobile or in the betting office to qualify. You can’t have £10 in shop and £15 online. Free bet bonus tokens will be credited as £5 to use online and £5 for in-shop via Coral Connect.
You cannot cash out any bet and have it still qualify towards the £25 total needed to activate the bonus. Real cash bets only are eligible towards the Coral Bet And Get Club, so any existing free bets or bonus tokens credited to your account don’t count towards the total.
While you are free to reach the £25 threshold on any sportsbook market and across any sport, the bonus bet tokens you receive cannot be redeemed for cash and must be spent in total. Free bet stakes are not returned with any winnings you make of these bonuses.
There is flexibility in what you can bet on because it is £25 of cumulative qualifying bets to activate the Coral Bet And Get Club bonus. Other free bet clubs limit your gambling to multiples as qualifying for extra tokens or in other ways.
Not having to stick to just one type of sports bet is a definite advantage. There is seldom quality horse racing during the week, for example, except during Festivals like Cheltenham, Punchestown and Royal Ascot. Ante post bets for events such as these not being eligible, because they likely won’t be placed and settled in the same week, is one slight drawback of this promotion.
If you’ve a general and broad sporting interest, then you don’t have to feel obliged to bet on a single sport just to get free bets to use for weekends when there is a more regular programme of events on.
While the incentives of the Coral Bet And Get Club aren’t truly free, because you are having to spend £25 to get a 40 per cent bonus in extra tokens, it does reward you for regularly betting with this bookmaker. That can either be in their shops via the Connect card, online at their sportsbook or through mobile with the Coral betting app.
If you haven’t signed up to Coral yet, but like the look of their Bet And Get Club, then their welcome bonus of bet £5 to get £20 (a 400 per cent bonus on your first bet) is another reason to get involved. Remember betting for the sake of it isn’t responsible gambling, so this promotion is only worth taking advantage of if you are genuinely likely or want to spend £25 Monday to Thursday on a regular basis.