It’s that time of year when most bookmakers offer very generous new customer offers ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.
Most offers are temporary, bookmakers will increase the value of free bets they’re willing to giveaway in an attempt to get you to place horse racing bets with them.
I’ve collated the best five available right now, some of which won’t be available next week:
Join Betfred, bet £10 on sports at odds of 2.00 (evens) or above and you’ll get £60 in bonuses.
The £60 in bonuses are split as follows: £20 credited for sports betting, £10 credited for Lotto, £10 for Free Spins (all credited within 48 hours of the qualifying bet being settled).
Then the extra £20 in free bets will be credited five days after the qualifying bet has been settled. So basically, you’re getting £40 of free bets to be used on sports (any sport), £20 for online casino.
It isn’t ideal having to wait five days for the additional £20 in free bets but at least you’ll know it’s coming and can use this later in the week on Cheltenham or next weekend’s football.
I don’t like casino bonuses so either use them and walk away or don’t use them at all. It can be a slippery slope betting on things like online roulette or slots.
Sign up and claim your £60 in bonuses, use promo code: BETFRED60.
New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
If you sign up, bet £10 on horse racing at minimum odds of 1.50 you’ll automatically get a £10 free bet and £10 casino bonus, you’ll then get £30 of free bets for Cheltenham Festival split across three days.
£40 of free bet tokens for Cheltenham Festival which gives you a £10 free bet for each day as well as the £10 casino bonus.
I don’t like online casino, I think it’s dangerous so if you do use that £10 casino bonus make sure that’s it.
This offer expires on Monday at midnight then it’ll revert back to offering a lower amount of free bets.
Sign up and claim your £50 in bonuses, make sure you use code: CHEL22.
Min deposit £10 with promo code: CHEL22 • The offer valid until Monday 23:59:59 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 on horse racing • Min odds 1/2 • £10 in Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus credited upon qualifying bet placement • £30 in Free Bets for the Cheltenham Festival split across three days during the event, log in required to receive £10 per day • Free Bets are valid for 3 days • Free Bet stakes are not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 60 days • Restrictions apply to withdrawals, payment methods & countries & Full T&C’s apply.
This is probably my favourite because it’s so simple: sign up, bet £10 on minimum odds 1.50 (½) and you’ll get four £10 free bets after it’s settled.
All four £10 free bets can be used on any sport and are valid for 30 days.
So, for example, you can sign up and bet £10 on football this weekend then you get four £10 free bets which can be used for Cheltenham Festival next week.
Sign up and claim your £40 in free bets, use code: Z40.
18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code Z40 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 4 x £10/€10, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below. #ad
This offer is the same as usual but what’s very exciting about Sky Bet for Cheltenham is they are giving money back as cash if your horse loses in the first race on Tuesday, for all customers!
Firstly, the sign up offer is very good. Join Sky Bet, deposit and place a bet of 5p or more and you’ll get three £10 free bet tokens.
That’s right, as long as you bet at least 5p on a single bet, you’ll get three £10 free bet tokens which can be used on any sport.
Then, as of Tuesday, if you bet up to £10 on a horse in the first race and it loses, you’ll get your stake refunded in cash.
Sign up to Sky Bet and claim your £30 in free bets.
New customers only. First single & e/w bet only. 5p minimum stake. 3 x £10 bet tokens. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Free bets exclude virtuals. Free bets are non withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions and further t&cs apply. 18+. Begambleaware.Org
I included Virgin Bet because most of you won’t have an account, it’s a reputable brand and the sign up offer is actually quite good.
It’s usually Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets but for Cheltenham they’ve increased it to Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets.
If you sign up, bet £10 at minimum odds of 1.50 (½) and you’ll get three £10 free bet tokens which can be used on any sport.
So, for example, you can bet £10 on football this weekend and have three £10 free bet tokens for Cheltenham or Champions League next week.
Sign up to Virgin Bet and claim your £30 in free bets.
18+ *New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds between 00.01 10/03/22 and 13.30 15/03/22. 3 x £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept before 3.30 15/03/22, valid for 7 days from crediting (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org T&Cs apply
So there we have it, my five favourite new customer offers ahead of Cheltenham Festival 2022.
You can also view more new customer offers in the Free Bets page, there are 16 offers available on site from 15 different UK regulated bookmakers.
Please make sure you always gamble responsibly and keep it fun.
Good luck with all your bets.