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Not all things are too good to be true (Part 2)

Back in May I wrote about receiving a £100 cash incentive for signing up to something. I was deliberately vague back then about what I signed up for as it was actually a bank account and I’m a bit paranoid when it comes to my personal finances so didn’t want to give away too many details.

Well now I am pleased to report that the same well known bank account has paid me another £100 for closing their account as part of their service guarantee if I’m not happy with the account after 6 months. That makes it £200 just for opening a single bank account, paying in my salary every month and then closing the account. Now that’s my kind of banking!

Matched Betting continues through Christmas

It may have been Christmas last week but I have continued matched betting taking advantage of three £50 matched bets on offer from one of the accounts I opened earlier in the month. It was simply a case of wagering £50 five times to unlock each free bet and over two weeks I turned this into £86.42 profit.


Free cash just for taking part

I received an email from GreasyPalm today offering me £50 cashback if I signed up with an online games site and played through £10 worth of games. If that wasn’t tempting enough they even offered to match my deposit with a £10 bonus.

The games kept me entertained for a couple of hours with me playing ‘Deal or No Deal’ followed by a few games of ‘Higher or Lower’. The wagering requirements were £80 before I could make a withdrawal, but I didn’t get that far as I swiftly lost all of the money.

The only problem now is the cashback is only showing as £20 in my GreasyPalm account which is a bit disappointing as they had promised £50 in their email. Plus it will be a couple of months before I get my cashback so fingers crossed they pay up.

*** Feb-09 Update ***

I have now recieved the full £50 cashback.

World Food Crisis

967 million people are hungry as a result of the World Food Crisis. 24,000 people die of hunger-related causes every day, including one child every five seconds. Malnutrition has impaired physical and mental development in 178 million under-fives worldwide.

The numbers are frightening. But people are not numbers. They are children, brothers, sisters, neighbours, friends. And millions of them are parents facing choices they shouldn’t have to make. Like whether to feed themselves or their families, whether to give their sick child food or medicine.


And I thought I knew loads about football

I have prided myself on my knowledge of the beautiful game for years so when I took up an offer from the Football Pools I was confident that I’d be able to predict 8 correct scores rather easily and net myself some of the prize fund.

However after playing the Footballs Pools every week for the last four months I have failed to win a prize, in fact my initial optimism from the first week when I correctly predicted 7 results was the best result I got. Most weeks I was able to score 4-5 correct results out of 10, but one weekend when all of the big four failed to win I only scored 3.

So in summary I have concluded I am rubbish at predicting football scores, although for what it’s worth I reckon Chelsea will win the Champions League!