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You’ve probably arrived at this bonus bagging review to answer the following question:

Is it really possible to make £500 a month from Mike Cruickshank’s Bonus Bagging service?

You may even be questioning whether the Bonus Bagging service is legitimate? Is it a scam? Or whether guaranteed risk-free profits are achievable from a service costing so little?

It all seems too good to be true and you’ve every right to be sceptical – but as somebody who has partaken in Bonus Bagging for a number of years I can very Mike Cruickshank’s product is legit, easy to use and accessible to anyone and everyone regardless of any personal knowledge of interest in online betting.

The Bonus Bagging Review is positive. Go get it!

So how does Bonus Bagging work? The premise is incredibly simple:

  1. Sign up and deposit with a bookmaker offering an introductory bonus.
  2. Place a bet at the bookmaker to qualify for their free bet.
  3. LAY a bet AGAINST the selection at the Betfair betting exchange to cover all outcomes and eliminate risk.
  4. Wait for the event to finish and for the bookmaker to credit the introductory bonus money.
  5. Repeat steps 1-3 with the newly awarded free bet and lock in a profit.
  6. Withdraw the winnings and hit up the next bookmaker wanting to give us free cash.

I advise you read through this formula a couple of times so it’s clear in your head. Pay special attention to the bold text.

Through laying off our qualifying bet at Betfair the outcome of the event we are wagering on becomes irrelevant.

Our bet will either win at the bookmaker or win at Betfair. It CANNOT lose.

This is known as arbitrage betting of which can be very profitable in its own right but even more so when combined with free bets.

This works through fact that the online betting world is a very saturated and competitive industry. The only real way bookmakers can get our attention and encourage us to place our bets with them is by offering us freebies. With Bonus Bagging we are simply exploiting this fact and methodologically signing up with a bookmaker, qualifying for their bonus offer, extracting their free bet and withdrawing our balance before moving on to the next.

It’s easy to see that through Bonus Bagging it is very easy to accrue significant amounts of tax-free cash in a very short period of time but please note: this product is ONLY recommended for UK & IRELAND residents.

Bonus Bagging is only recommended for UK & Ireland residents.

Bonus Bagging is only recommended for UK & Ireland residents.

I’ve lost count of the number of comments on this page and emails I’ve received asking whether Bonus Bagging will work in a country outside of the UK & Ireland but sadly I can never respond with positive news. Why? The majority of bookmakers will only issue bonuses to residents of these two nations. It’s laid out like so in their terms and conditions.

Some bookmakers may provide exception to this rule but most do not and you cannot expect anywhere near the same kind of returns if you are elsewhere in the world. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Ok – little disclaimer aside.. If you ARE from the UK & Ireland let’s get back on to the review:

When I started out Bonus Bagging I learnt the hard way. I scoured the Internet for weeks and weeks searching all manner of sites and forums for information before I dared place my first bet. It was a nerve-wracking experience staking my own money for those first few times. Whilst it is true that Bonus Bagging is completely risk-free – it is only so if done properly. We are all human and it is possible to make mistakes. That is why I am a huge advocate of having someone like Mike to hold your hand as you begin the Bonus Bagging trail. Having the immediate insight to begin betting straight away without weeks of tiring research and to know that any questions or anxieties can be solved in a few hours over email thanks to Mike’s swift and responsive support is in my opinion invaluable.

You do not need any prior knowledge of betting to use the Bonus Bagging service. The choice of bookmaker, stake size of bets and odds to bet on are all automatically generated for you and sent to your inbox through click of a button.

When you sign up to Mike’s service you are presented with a control centre for purpose of finding and placing bets. When you are ready to bag your next bonus it’s as easy as pressing the ‘Request Bet’ button on the site. Very shortly (often within minutes!) Mike will email you with precise instructions. When that bet settles you ‘Claim Free Bet’ then repeat the process again and again. Be sure to watch my bonus bagging video guide if you want to see it in action.

Requesting a bet is as easy as clicking a button with Mike Cruickshank's Bonus Bagging Service.

Requesting a bet is as easy as clicking a button.

Bonus Bagging couldn’t be simpler to use and requires no research on your part.

That said – even as somebody who before finding Mike Cruickshank’s Bonus Bagging had already signed up to an amass of bookmakers and successfully extracted bonuses from them through arbitrage betting, what impressed me about this service was the introduction of a number of bookmakers I had never even heard of who were ripe for the picking. You can event expect to receive emails highlighting positive expected value casino offers that represent an excellent chance of profit.

Life is made easy for you in finding these offers. Mike is persistently hunting for the best reload bonuses and special offers to bring to your attention and will regularly sends out video guides demonstrating how to profit from them as he does.

Mike regularly sends out reload bonus instructional emails.

Mike regularly sends out reload bonus instructional emails.

Bonus Bagging for me is a bit of a hobby. The money is a welcome addition to my piggy bank and repeatedly hammering the bookmakers is a satisfying feeling. I used to undertake the whole process manually and would literally spend hours scrolling through bookmaker odds looking for the right bets. Now through using Mike’s Bonus Bagging Service I’m able to achieve the same results without doing any of the research myself and therefore freeing up time to enjoy the money I’m making. In conducting a 7-day bonus bagging trial I demonstrated generating over £100 for about 10 minutes work a day. That works out to a rate of over £85/hour!

Remember: this is not gambling. You are simply playing the bookmaker against Betfair betting exchange to ‘extract’ and profit from their sign up free bet bonuses.

It’s perfectly understandable that on first glance you might discount this service on the fact it takes advantage of bookmaker offers. If you do so you would be missing a pile of tax-free cash (winnings from bets are not a taxable income in the UK) that is there for the taking. If you’re still a little unfamiliar with the process then you can find a lot more information throughout this site and downloadable in the form of my free eBook which should help explain things more clearly.

If you’re a regular reader here then you’ll know that it’s a rarity for me to be this passionate about a product. If you’re still on the fence however about giving it a shot then you’ll be pleased to hear that Mike offers a 60-day Clickbank no quibble money back guarantee to which he happily quoted when I interviewed him about the service he offers. He’s that confident you will like what you find. And to be frank, I am too.

Check out Mike’s site, read what he has to say and start Bonus Bagging!


118 Comments on “Bonus Bagging Review”

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  1. Mark C says:

    Great review mate. Finally signed up yesterday. Mike is soooooo fast at finding bets. Cant believe its this easy. Thx!

  2. David says:

    Love it — EASY MONEY!

  3. Chris says:

    Pleased that you went for it guys. It really is a good service.

  4. TP says:

    How do ya kno how much to bet?

  5. Chris says:

    Hi TP.

    When you’re ready to take on a new offer you can press the ‘Request New Bet’ button from within the control panel. Mike will send you an email stating:

    - The bookmaker’s name, the free bet offer and where to go to signup.
    - A betting selection
    - The current odds to back the selection at the bookmaker and the also the lay odds on Betfair
    - The stakes you should place on these selections
    - Your predicted win/loss on the outcome

    Once you have placed this qualifying bet you can then ‘Claim Free Bet’ and repeat the above process.

    If the odds change at all whilst you are trying to get your bet on then Mike also includes a link to a simple tool that recalculates what stake you should use.

    When you’ve stepped through the process once you’ll be flying the next time.

  6. otto says:

    what if the match draws.
    I think this system is a scam

    1. Chris says:

      Hi Otto.

      It works on the principle of Backing and LAYING at the Betting Exchange. I’ve written about back and lay arbitrage betting in full here: http://intelligentodds.com/back-and-lay-arbitrage-betting/ which should help you understand the methodology a bit better.

      But.. To answer ‘What happens if a match is a DRAW but you have bet on a team to win?’ then you would win the LAY bet at the betting exchange.

      A lay is a bet AGAINST the selection. Not on the other team.

      If I BET on Man United to win at a bookmaker then I place a LAY on Man United at the betting exchange I have covered all outcomes.

      If Man United win I win at the bookmaker.
      If Man United lose I win at the betting exchange.
      If Man United draw I win at the betting exchange.

      I hope that makes sense?

  7. Jeremy says:

    Hi Chris, does bonus bagging works in Malaysia or Singapore??
    Can I open an account with the bookmakers without UK bank account?

    Please enlighten me.
    Thanks mate :)

    1. Chris says:

      Jeremy: I just emailed you back.

      I’m afraid not mate. :(

  8. Jared says:

    While the Bonus Bagging System is really easy to use and makes money, it is worth noting that free bet bonuses do not apply to all. I’ve fallen so many times for it. Mike would send a new bet, I’d place it thinking I’ll get the free bet after, then I am later told by customer service that it only applies to UK players. Neiter Mike’s nor BB’s fault though. To non-UK users, read terms and conditions for each bonus before betting.

    1. Chris says:

      Thanks Jared. Valuable insight there as regards to availability of free bets to non-UK & Ireland users.

      I would echo your sentiment once more of ensuring you always cast your eyes over bookmaker terms and conditions yourself when signing up so you know where they stand. Some bookmakers are lenient to other countries but many won’t be.

      Out of interest Jared – just for reference of myself and other readers – where are you based?

  9. Jim says:

    Chris

    I did bonus bagging for several months and it works out great. Some bets only make small amounts though but then others return 40-50 pounds.

    Overall, when I tried it I made about 400 quid but if I had taken the larger of his bets I would have made a lot more but felt you really need a decent fund behind you to go for those first.

    I have to say Mikes support is top notch, he answered every email personally, don’t know how he does it.

    One issue I did have though is one bet the Ts and Cs had a date limit on it that neither Mike nor myself noticed and I missed out on my free bet. Since I had made a profit on the betfair half of the arbitrage tho it didn’t matter but it was a lesson to always read the terms and conditions on each wager you get.

    1. Chris says:

      Jim: In my experience you should be able to clear quite a bit more than that. As you say the larger bets require more funds but generally most people report through recycling the profits from the smaller bets this doesn’t pose a problem.

      There’ve been a fair few reloads recently which will also bump up your return. But valid point – as on the ball as Mike is – it’s also worth just scanning the T&C’s for yourself to check if there’s any expiry on free bets as you go. It only takes a minute. :)

  10. Sherms says:

    Hey

    Nice review! I’ve read a fair bit about this- got into it through claiming freeplay on bingo through cashback sites. I read a bit about bonus bagging but it seemed, if not too complicated, that it would take a lot of time to do properly.

    Mike’s product seems to do away with that. I’m a student and unfortunately no longer getting any funding and need to pay my rent. Hopefully someone will be able to answer the few kinda pertinent questions for me!

    What sort of initial ‘capital’ would you need, how time consuming would it be and how how long would it be before you were earning £400-500 a month? What if you wanted to be earning more than that? Would you need more start up money or would it just take longer to be making those figures? Or could you do it in the same amount of time but spending longer at it daily?

    Thanks in advance, any info appreciated!

    1. Chris says:

      Sherms: You’re defo on the right track with the right mindset from your bingo beginnings!

      I was a student too when I first started matched betting. It was an amazing earner for me equivalent to my friends jobs for only a fraction of the work. :)

      My first advice would be to take it steady to start of with. £400/500 months are very achievable but get to grips with the fundamentals first and ramp up your efforts later.

      If you go with Bonus Bagging then it runs through a sequence of bookmakers starting from a £100 bank. The smaller offers are tackled first and followed up by the bigger ones once your balance has grown.

      If you’ve got a bigger bankroll to begin with then there’s no harm in that. You can tackle multiple offers at the same time if you like. But again – I recommend just familiarising yourself with how everything works from the off and build up to that.

      I think there’s about 22 bookmaker signup offers that Bonus Bagging cycles through right now with reloads coming every couple of weeks or so. You should clear over £1000 with it before things slow down a little.

      Then you basically have two choices: use your learned experience to continue hunting bonuses through all the bookmakers listed within the Bonus Bagging backend or get Profit Maximiser.

      There’s a lot of value in the latter since regular videos are uploaded with explicit instruction on how to complete bigger bookmakers offers along with casino and bingo offers also. The nearly 2000 strong community of like minded advantage players is just as a valuable.

      My advice? Don’t think too much now. Get Bonus Bagging – learn the ropes – see how you feel about the methodology used and scale it at a rate comfortable to your learning and finances.

  11. Sherms says:

    Sound man, cheers for getting back to me. I think a Sunday afternoon is as good as any to go get signed up!

    1. Chris says:

      Haha. Indeed! Give me a shout if you need any help.

  12. Donna says:

    Can I use the system while living in Croatia (the newest EU member state). I have Canadian bank account and credit cards too.

    1. Chris says:

      I wouldn’t recommend it Donna. Sorry. Most of the bookmakers in Bonus Bagging restrict their bonuses to UK and Ireland.

  13. John says:

    I live in south korea… would the betting system work in this country?

    1. Chris says:

      No John. Sorry. :(

  14. Ryan says:

    I would have to say as an Australian resident I bought into the belief that bonus bagging would provide the claimed profits as per the website and various review sites. I can say that after a week I could only use three bookmakers (bet365–titan–bet@home) Then bonus bagging said ALL my bookmakers were used..It tried to provide Betfred and Apollo bet but these are restricted in Australia. So I managed to make $67..I was offered to play slots but was told there was a chance I could still loose my initial bank so I didn’t follow through..I really thought I would place more than 4 bets with three bookies…

    I know that “Profit Maximiser” doesn’t work for Australian customers either and I wonder if the arb service works as it claims? Don’t the bookies catch on to the bets your placing?
    Once again with the many restrictions in place for Australian customers this arb service may not work??

    1. Chris says:

      Ryan: Bonus Bagging can provide the claimed profits as per the website and review sites but it isn’t really recommended for anyone outside of the UK & Ireland.

      I know additionally that Australia imposes further gambling restrictions which (like the US) mean that those wanting to bet have to jump through more hoops than other countries. For that reason I wouldn’t advise the arb service as there will be a lot of bookmakers contained within that you will not be able to use.

      You may have success bagging bonuses from Australia facing bookmakers. I know specifically I’ve taken money from Centrebet and IASBet in the past but you would be on your own so to speak as to matching off the bets to Betfair. My free matched betting eBook should give you some pointers.

      Long term – unfortunately – as it stands right now it’s difficult to find risk-free options to profit from those outside of the UK. I’d love to find something since it does appear I get a lot of global traffic on my site from time to time.

  15. Ryan says:

    Thanks for the reply Chris. I did ask the question prior to joining the service to see if being an Australian customer would that limit my earning potential but I was told I could still make close to $400 a month…Anyhow like you mention-any customer outside the UK their potential earn is questionable..

    1. Chris says:

      If that’s come from Mike directly then I’d have to say it must come from reports from previous customers. He’s as honest and matter-a-fact as they come. Still – you’re the one with the results in your account and others outside of the UK should take heed of your experiences.

      Should you find a betting solution that works for you in Australia then please don’t hesitate to let me know. :)

      Thanks for your comments.

  16. Zachary Gray says:

    Chris I am from the US and Betfair is not an option for me. It pings my address and says I cant sign up for Betfair. Is there a site similar to Betfair for US bettors? I think using just a generic sports sign you would lose money because of odds.

    1. Chris says:

      Zach: There aren’t many options for US players unfortunately. All round Betfair alternatives would be Betdaq, Smarkets and MatchBook. You’d have to check T&C’s re: US restrictions though. Unfortunately you’d encounter the same problem when it comes to Bonus Bagging. Most of the bookmakers would restrict your account. For that reason it’s not recommended for US residents. Sorry.

  17. TobWillls says:

    I bought bonus bagging and I just want to put it out there that in my first month I made £92 and that was spending about 2 hours a day waiting for emails and joining bookmakers. Mike didn’t always reply to my emails and he ran out of bets after a month. I was offered money for advertising his bonus bagging so I think others are doing the same. His ‘promise’ is to work out all the bets for you, never leave you in the dark and help you profit £500 a month! that wasn’t true in my case. You need around £300 to start off with and need to take great care when following his instructions and decide if it is all worth the hassle when the bets dry out so quickly.

    1. Chris says:

      Tob: Whilst I am not doubting your own personal experiences you appear to be an exception to both myself and pretty much every other Bonus Bagging user I have ever spoken to.

      - There’s no way it should take 2 hours for an email to come through. Check for problems with your email provider. If you watch my Bonus Bagging video you will see it happen in real time within a matter of minutes.

      - You do not need £300 to start Bonus Bagging with. £100 will suffice if you take one bookmaker at a time and build a bankroll with your winnings.

      - There’s no denying that Bonus Bagging is promoted by affiliates. I am one of them. As such, you will find a disclaimer across each and every post on my site. Others are less honest about their practices but that shouldn’t discredit the product. Mike is running a great business and I am proud to be affiliated with his products.

      - If you read through my Bonus Bagging trial you will clearly see that by way of example I made over £100 in one week of Bonus Bagging. Only making £92 from this service suggests that a) You already had many open bookmaker accounts and were therefore ineligible for their signup bonuses or b) You are not based in the UK.

      Mike’s follow up sportsbook, casino and bingo based product Profit Maximiser now has over 2000 members. 90% of them are previous Bonus Bagging users. I think that tells you all you need know about customer confidence in Mike Cruickshank’s products.

      If you wish – feel free to email me the specifics of your circumstances and I will assist you where possible.

  18. daniel says:

    Just started bonus bagging and done my first one with William Hill today. They way I look at it is if you have a decent enough amount of money you should be able to achieve over £1000 in your 1st month. If you are not working and are at home who is to say you can’t also do it for friends and family also?? That would surely increase your earnings substantially!!!??

    1. Chris says:

      Ha Daniel! You sound like you’re having fun already. :)

      On the latter point though: be careful. In theory it’s possible yes but that would *technically* not be on the right side of the law. If you use the same computer and same IP (internet connection) it’s also pretty easy for the bookmaker to detect. If so – goodbye bonus!

      On the plus side: if you read the bookmaker T&C’s then you will find a couple of them are ‘partner’ friendly meaning your spouse (or I guess anyone else in the house) would also be allowed an account. It would be best to confirm this in live chat or email before ever trying to open secondary accounts.

  19. daniel says:

    Appreciate the advice Chris, although I’m sure that providing your careful and use different friends IP address and computers then the process should be able to be duplicated many many times…partner, mum, dad, sister pals etc etc (as long as your not billy no mates lol!!). I’ll keep you posted as to my progress. Out of interest how often do bookies offer a reload bonus?

    1. Chris says:

      It varies. Mike has been sending out reload updates every week as of late but a lot of the time it depends on the sporting calendar. You tend to find a lot more offers around the big events of the year. i.e. Horse Racing: Cheltenham, Grand National, Goodwood etc. Football: European Competition, Cup Offers. There should be enough to keep you going. Beyond that it’s worth taking a look at Profit Maximiser as there’s a lot more less obvious free money ripe for the picking.

      1. cristian says:

        Hy chris..i just want to ask you..i have an irish account..if im away from ireland,can i use my account safely from alswere..i meam use a difrent internet conection of course tnks.i hope you understand what i mean to ask you

        1. Chris says:

          Hey Cristian: If you’ve got Irish accounts but are located elsewhere in the UK then I’m sure that won’t be a problem.

          If you’re living outside of the UK & Ireland though you would need to invest in a VPN and always use a UK server when logging in to a bookmaker website. In theory this is fine as long as you never forget to use the VPN although I’ve not tested it myself.

  20. Bill says:

    Hi Chris
    Enjoyed reading through your review & the Q&A section. I’m thinking about signing up & really only have one Q.. Will the system work using a mobile device? iPhone or iPad with a 3G connection to the Internet. Or do I need to use a standard computer or laptop with an Internet or wifi connection?
    Thanks

    1. Chris says:

      Bill: Most bookmakers have a mobile phone application you can use to place bets or certainly a mobile enabled portal. Betfair has a dedicated app. However – I would highly recommend you use a laptop, PC or iPad to place your bets as I feel you would be a lot less likely to make mistakes on such devices. Unlike an iPhone they make cross referencing between browser windows and tabs very easy which is something that becomes quite common practice when checking the bets that Mike sends out.

  21. Bill says:

    Thanks for the quick reply Chris
    Cheers

  22. martin says:

    Hi

    Mike, you keep going on about people who live outside UK and Ireland…surely they can use a VPN to show that they are for example in the UK,..why would this not work ?

    THANKS

    1. Chris says:

      Martin: If you are a UK citizen with a UK bank account and are living abroad for instance then yes a VPN should work.

      If this is not the case then obviously your personal information and IP wouldn’t marry up, your account would be flagged and you wouldn’t be eligible for bonuses.

  23. Alan says:

    Hi
    I get the first bit where you re credited with a free bet. It’s the next bit I’m not sure of.
    If you take your free bonus and place a second bet with the bookmaker and also lay the bet at the betting exchange, sure enough – you won’t lose money but you won’t make any either……..or am I missing something?
    Alan

    1. Chris says:

      Alan: You’re right. But forgetting that the second time round the money you’re playing with is the bookmakers.

      Although you are equalling your bet and lay to essentially zero each other out – your profit is the money the bookmaker gave you to bet with free. In most instances you should profit in line with 70-75% of the bonus amount per bookmaker you sign up to.

      If you’ve not checked it out already my free guide on matched betting should help clear the theory up for you.

  24. Kent says:

    Hi! Does it work in Denmark?

    1. Chris says:

      Kent: Unfortunately it’s not recommended for Denmark or any country outside UK & Ireland due to bookmaker terms and conditions which restrict bonuses based on the customers residence. Sorry. :(

  25. Rory says:

    I’m just wondering… I get how the system works once you get things going, but could you just explain something about starting from scratch if you’re a beginner and noob to online gambling/betting. For example: If I deposited £50 at William hill, I would then use said deposited money to make a bet (to get matched bonus). I’m guessing I would need another £50 to put the lay bet on with Betfair… What I’m saying is, it seems like you need to make sure you have the funds to match your FIRST bet. Is that correct? If so, I think reviewers should make a point of telling people that too. All in all I think Mikes’ product is great and I will be buying soon, but I’m sure some people have probably rushed into the purchase, deposited available funds with first bookie and then not had funds to match their first bet – then they’re stuck until they come up with the money to match their deposit. I think Mike should put that somewhere in his “selling” page – that you do need ‘some’ funds to start you off, half used for first deposit and first bet, half for matching bet – whilst still reassuring people that it’s still risk free, which of course, it is :)

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Rory: I did an interview with Mike some time ago and he recommends a £100 total starting bank for reason as you mention. I would back that up as the minimum. As a sidenote: any more is great but does not really have any bearing on overall profitability. A bigger bank would just mean you earn a bit faster.

      It’s worth mentioning that once signed up to Bonus Bagging one of Mike’s first instructions is to deposit £75 into Betfair (from that initial £100) to avoid anyone getting ‘stuck’. :)

      Bonus Bagging is also structured in such a way that you take on the smallest bonus offers first and build up to the bigger ones once you have increased your bankroll so as time goes on cashflow shouldn’t really be a problem providing you are just recycling your winnings.

      Thanks for your comments!

      1. Rory says:

        I get you. Thanks for speedy reply, mate. Really, I should have read your interview with him first (oops). I’ll have a read now.

        1. Chris says:

          No worries. There’s a lot of information to digest. It’s perfectly fine to ask questions. I’m always happy to help! :)

  26. steve says:

    hi chris i have no experience of betting in any way but would love to get in on this,i have read loads of revues of bonus bagging and profit maximiser and some say profit maximiser is even easier than the former. should i just start with profit maximiser from the start,is it as easy as bonus bagging to learn ect. i worry also that profit maximiser will get so full it will be taken of the market.

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Steve: Without a doubt do Bonus Bagging first – especially so if you have no prior experience with betting. That service will do all the hard work for you and give you precise instructions on where to bet, what to bet on and for how much. It’s perfect for someone new to it all.

      If you jumped straight into Profit Maximiser the learning curve would be a lot steeper. The offers are bigger and it would be easier to make mistakes.

      I take your concern with Profit Maximiser closing the doors (although I suspect a price hike is more likely) but I strongly advise you start slowly and build up familiarity with the process of making money from bonus offers.

      If it’s still a worry your other option is to just get both. Whilst you’re completing the instructed Bonus Bagging emails you could be studying the Profit Maximiser videos in preparation for what comes next. By the time you’ve used up all the bonuses from BB you can be straight onto the PM stuff without hesitation. The likelihood is you’re gonna end up with both anyway.

      Hope that in someway helps? Enjoy your Christmas matey!

  27. Wayne says:

    Hi mate
    Just wondering whether,after signing up to all of the new bookie accounts,I will be deluged with junk mail -alerting my missus to the fact I’m betting again!!!!
    Cheers

    1. Chris says:

      Wayne: They do send out some stuff from time to time but each should have a checkbox on signup to exclude yourself from mailouts if you want to avoid that. No guarantees though.

      Do exercise caution though if betting has caused personal problems in the past – no extra cash is worth that. Of course you won’t be actually betting per se but more so locking in profit. Still though – worth saying I think.

      Good luck!

  28. Cherven says:

    Hello. I’ve arbed for 2 years, but the things are getting worse every month and i want to combine arbitrage with bonus bagging. I want to ask, can i use BB from Bulgaria? I’ve read that soon there will be an international BB website. Is it done already?

    Thanks and Merry Christmas to all of you. Wish you a lot of luck and health.

    1. Chris says:

      Purely doing arbitrage can be tough long term so you’re right to try and diversify with bonus offers. Bonus Bagging as a service however is not recommended for Bulgaria. I’ve not heard anything about an international version coming but it’s an interesting idea if that were to come about.

      In any case – my reccommendation for you right now would be to just seek out bookmakers yourself, check their terms and conditions to see if Bulgarian residents are eligible for bonuses and go it alone. You already have the knowledge of matching bets off from arbing so extracting bonuses should come easily. You can check out my free guide for further advice if you need it!

      Merry Christmas to you too! ;)

  29. Cherven says:

    Thanks for the answer. And what about Austria? I’m going to move to Austriq in 2014, is Austria good for bonus bagging?

    1. Chris says:

      It’s really only recommended for UK & Ireland users. Sorry.

  30. Cherven says:

    Thanks. Just one last question. My brother works in England, but he is not a British citizen, but however he works and studys in England. Can he registet with his bank account from England, so that i can use his registration from Bulgaria.

    1. Chris says:

      If your brother is a UK resident and has identification to prove as much then he would be eligible for bookmaker bonuses. If placing bets abroad then it’s probably best to get a VPN.

  31. steve says:

    hi again chris thanks for that advice on whether to get bonus bagging or profit maximiser, it really helped, nice to get clear advice from someone for a change.

    1. Chris says:

      You’re welcome. Good luck with it all and Happy New Year!

  32. Alan says:

    Hello Chris

    i have just received an email from Bonus Baggingoffering a £1 trial and after reading other comments am seriously considering signing up. I am au fait with bookmakers and particularly football betting and have a couple of accounts however I am an absolute newbie with Betfair Betting Exchange. Will the betting exchange element be completly explained and realistically would a week trial be long enough to convince me that this is a “goer”.

    1. Chris says:

      Alan: A week should be plenty to get your feet under the table. There is information about how to place matched bets on the Bonus Bagging backend. I’m also just emailing you a video guide on betting exchanges normally reserved for my email list. Check that out and it should help you to get started quickly.

  33. Trevor says:

    Hi Chris,

    Please confirm my situation.
    I am British. I am moving to Thailand soon.
    I have a UK bank account but no UK address.
    Does this mean that I will not be able to open
    accounts with UK bookies when in Thailand.
    I understand that I will be able to open a
    Betfair account no problem. Is this correct.
    Would appreciate your advice Chris.

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Trevor: Tough question!

      First things first you’d most definitely need a VPN if you’re going to be doing any betting from outside the country. Your IP address need to reflect your ‘country of residence’ which for any Bonus Bagging purposes needs to be the UK.

      What you’ve heard on the grapevine specifically with Betfair is incorrect. I believe Thailand is a Betfair restricted country so you wouldn’t be able to register or login from there… Unless you’re cloaked under the IP of a VPN.

      Your biggest problem is going to be the UK address. There’s not really a way round this. But surely if you have a UK bank account then they have a UK address on file for you? If you’re moving permanently then you might want to get some kind of mail scanning service set-up anyway? If so – you could register that address with you bank account and consequently use the same address for any websites (like bookmakers) you sign up to.

      I’m thinking out loud really but I hope that helps?

      1. Trevor says:

        Thanks Chris, it does help.

        Decided to spend a few euros over the weekend (I live in Spain) and phone some bookies helpdesks. BB is not going to
        work if you live outside of the UK or Ireland was soon confirmed.

        Interestingly I also spoke to Betfair who told me that they have no restrictions on opening accounts from Thailand.
        Seems I need to find something as good that I can use solely on the exchanges.

        Thanks again Chris for your help and prompt reply, much appreciated.

        1. Chris says:

          Ahh.. Too bad.

          Very interesting Trevor re: Betfair in Thailand. I learn something new every day. It looks like trading might be an option for you then? But sadly – as you’re probably aware – it’s not a risk free proposition like Bonus Bagging. :(

          Thanks for getting back to me for clarification of future readers. Appreciate it.

  34. Niklaas says:

    will this work in South Africa?

    1. Chris says:

      Apologies but no. Not recommended. :(

  35. Jamuraan says:

    Hi Chris would this work from Holland or must I have a registered UK address and VPN to UK? A site here is avialable for me to bet in pounds such as betfair.

    I am looking forward to your input.

    Jam

    1. Chris says:

      Jam: UK & Ireland residents only I’m afraid.

  36. Dom says:

    I’m really skeptical about all of this, im not sure if it will work etc. any guidance?

    1. Chris says:

      Hi Dom: I’ve covered the details of how matched betting works in my free eBook. You might want to check that out if you’re struggling with the mechanics of how its profitable.

      Bonus Bagging itself has been extensively explored on this site through the review, trial and videos. Don’t forget you’re also covered by a 60-day money back guarantee.

      If you have a particular concern then of course feel free to raise that and I will address it for you.

  37. Linus Draker says:

    Hi.

    I read somewhere that this system will work very well from Sweden. Is that true? And if not, why dont a VPN to UK work? (i saw u told some other guy that). A VPN tunnel should enable all the world to use this system.

    1. Chris says:

      Linus: Really quite amazing how often this question get asked!

      A VPN would only be useful for a UK resident who was outside the country when placing bets but still have documentation and ID to prove they were from the UK.

      You cannot claim to be a UK resident and qualify for bonuses purely on the sake of having a UK IP. You need the residential address and bank account to go with it.

      Some offers may be exceptions but this is why Bonus Bagging is ONLY recommended to UK & Ireland players.

  38. Paul lightfoot says:

    Hi Chris

    Im really Interested in this bonus bagging,my only problem is over the years i have probably signed up to all the major betting companies and not so well known ones,will i still actually make much profit as ive had most of there initial sign up bonuses?

    1. Chris says:

      Hi Paul: That could pose a problem. Your return is definitely not going to be as good as a ‘fresh’ user but there might still be some offers you can take on from more obscure bookmakers. You’ve got a money-back guarantee so it wouldn’t harm to sign up for a £1 trial as seen on this site and taking a look for yourself but in reality if you have burned through many accounts then you might not get the most out of it.

      My advice instead would be this:

      1. Download the free matched betting eBook from this site to familiarise yourself with how the process works.
      2. Take a look at this.

      Profit Maximiser caters for ‘post-Bonus-Bagging’ users so contains new bookmaker offers, lots of advice on completing reloads as well as monetizing high expected value casino and bonus offers too. It’s from the same guy and is very popular. You’re not a former BB user so lack a little bit of experience but your account status as bookmakers will be pretty much similar so it’d likely be a good place to start.

      I’m sure with my guide and the videos on there you’ll pick it up in no time.

  39. Paul lightfoot says:

    Also.ive never really used betfair,when you lay a bet,doesnt someone have to take that bet?…if so but nobody does then your not covering your bet?

    1. Chris says:

      Paul: Your statement is true but not normally the reality. That would only become a factor if you were requesting the lay odds and thus waiting for somebody to match them.

      99% of the time on Betfair you will be laying at odds already available. In short: somebody else is looking for someone to match their bet (you) and not the other way round.

      Still confused? There’s an introduction to Betfair that goes out in time to subscribers of my mailing list. I’ll email you the link now.

  40. Paul lightfoot says:

    No im not confused now,i guess you just make sure someone is laying already at betfair before you take the odds at the bookies.

    1. Chris says:

      Sure. That’s a good thing to do.

      Check at Bookmaker. Compare with Betfair. Bet at Bookmaker. Bet at Betfair.

  41. paul says:

    Hi again chris,where do i find your spreadsheet again,im just trying to work out some fake bets using a website and betfair to leanr how to do these confidently before probably purchasing one of the products… im sure yesterday i saw a video of you explaining the spreadsheet but not sure where i saw it now.

    1. Chris says:

      Hi Paul: There’s a link to the spreadsheet calculator within the pages of my free eBook. Don’t forget that Bonus Bagging takes care of the calculations for you so makes it easy to get started. :)

      You might be referring to the walkthroughs on my Youtube channel?

  42. Andy says:

    Quick question, how is bonus bagging tax-free? Presumably the profits go into your account and is therefore liable to tax?

    Hope you’ve a positive response.

    1. Chris says:

      Andy: Of course. :) Gambling profits aren't tax-deductible in the UK. It is not recognised a taxable 'income'.

  43. Cheryl says:

    Hi, iv never bet in my life and havent a clue about lay betting etc do you think i would be able to do this if i have no idea at all about odds, bets etc?

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Cheryl: There's nothing to stop you. In fact I know many others with zero betting knowledge have gone before you

      The great thing about Bonus Bagging is is it does all the calculations for you. You just need to follow the instructions and place the bets.

      My advice? Get involved. But take things very, very slowly. Do ONE bookmaker at at time. Let the bets settle. Withdraw what you need to and then move on to the next. This isn’t a race. The bonuses aren’t going anywhere.

      Take the time to learn, understand and familiarize as you go and you’ll likely be surprised how easy it is to pick up. Kind of like that first week in the office of a new job. ;)

      Finally – if you think it’s not going to be for you then there’s the money back guarantee to fall back on but I’m sure you’ll do just fine.

      Good luck!

  44. paul lightfoot says:

    I joined after reading about it here in febuary,and even though I had joined quite a few sites previously,i still made over £700 in 3 weeks from BB,since then I joined proit maximiser and have made about £2500 doing all the offers there(hit £750 on one bingo offer lol)..and the second/3rd place horse racings are good and money back football bets….Thanks Chris as was only because I found your site whilst googling about something that I ever heard of bonus bagging.

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Paul: Superb results. :) Thanks so much for checking back in here and sharing your experiences. Awesome.

  45. Lin says:

    Hi Chris,
    I’m so glad I found you page.
    I don’t know anything about betting (odds,evens etc)but I do need to earn some extra cash. Can’t live on my pension alone. I have tried all the usual methods, surveys etc and lost money because there is always a catch somewhere.
    This is my last resort.
    Do you think I would be able to do this Bonus Bagging being a complete newbe.
    I have borrowed £200 to start this and have got the £1 trial, now I’m getting worried that I won’t be able to understand all the “jargon”.
    I found your page to be more explanatory, more in layman’s terms especially your video, which I found more helpful than the actual Bonus Blagging page thank you for that.
    Not knowing anything as I said, do you think I could do it ??????.

    Thanks, look forward to your honest reply.

    1. Chris says:

      Hi Lin: Bonus Bagging is designed to make matched betting as simple as can be but you would still need to become comfortable with using bookmaker and betting exchange websites.

      Can you do it? Well I don’t see why not. Many people found and use Bonus Bagging having very little knowledge of placing bets before.

      Read the literature, watch the videos again and again and read my downloadable guide on matched betting you can find on the right of this page to understand how it works. Just take things very, very slowly.

      One thing I might say – although you may think I have no right to comment on your personal finances – if you are talking about short-term borrowing money to be returned with high interest to pursue this I would strongly advise against that. You will always be chasing your tail repaying that with any earnings from this.

      Bonus Bagging can provide a solid, month-on-month extra income but you should manage any huge expectations beyond that.

  46. lin says:

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for your quick reply.I will do as you suggest and take things slowly (I’ll have to lol). I borrowed the money from a friend and he is not in a hurry for me to pay it back ,so that part is ok.I have no problem with you mentioning my financial situation otherwise I wouldn’t have mentioned it.

    I am now going to go to your videos and go over them until I am confident and understand them, which is very good advice thank you.

    Would it be ok for me to contact you on here if I get stuck ,if so I think we may become good friends lol
    Thank you again Chris I really appreciate your help

    1. Chris says:

      Good stuff.

      Yes – feel free to email me from the contact form on the site though rather than leave messages here as it may get a little messy.

      Thanks. :)

  47. Tony says:

    Hi all,

    going well -ish for me so far, the one worry in the back of my mind is as you are betting on some very random matches (in my opinion) such as polish football Japanese football and you are doing these on the exchange there is always a worry that someone will not take one of your bets when the other is active.

    Unless I’m missing something this does add a small amount of risk

    Cheers,

    Tony

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Tony: if I remember correctly you should only be advised bets when there is enough liability at the betting exchange to cover that bet immediately. i.e. there is enough money in the pot already to lay off the bet you make at the bookmaker as soon as you’ve put it on.

      When you line up your bets get the bookmaker and betting exchange open in separate windows or tabs and make sure this is the case before you place either. If there is not enough liability to cover a bet then there’s a good chance the market has very recently seen some activity and you could utilise the Request a New Bet feature to send out a new option.

      You no doubt will find a lot more liquidity and less obscure markets when the World Cup begins and the new football season after that.

  48. Ralph says:

    Hi Chris,
    Brilliant reviews and videos on Bonus Bagging and Profit Maximiser – well done mate.
    I am new to on-line betting and am intending to go with both programs on your (and other) recommendations.
    The only worry I have is that if I bag the various freebies from bookies using Bonus Bagger, doesn’t that mean I cannot access some offers on Profit Maximiser as I’ve already opened an account with the various bookies and so am not a new customer anymore? Apologies if this seems a daft question to you – as I say, I’m a newbie on this!

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Ralph: No question is daft when there’s money at stake so don’t worry about it!

      In short: no. Bonus Bagging covers a select number of bookmaker signup offers. Profit Maximiser targets an additional set of slightly more difficult bookmakers (alongside bingo sites, casinos and spread betting firms).

      There is some overlap in the form of the regular reloads which are prominent within the PM calendar. But by nature these reloads are for existing account holders so there’s no signing up again. Just open up the account you made during your BB exploits and plough on! :)

      1. Ralph says:

        Thanks Chris – that was the answer I wanted. Time to hit your Begin Bonus Bagging link and cough up the massive £27 startup.

        1. Chris says:

          Thanks – and enjoy!

  49. Steve D says:

    Chris,

    I have online accounts with a lot of the leading bookmakers.
    Is that a problem s I am sure I could not open second accounts.

    Regards

    Steve D

    1. Chris says:

      Hi Steve: Yes that will put you at a bit of a disadvantage but I doubt you would have accounts with absolutely all the bookmakers it covers so you’d still likely be able to make a few hundred quid off the bat. After that you’ll be familiar with how matched betting works and might want to take a look at Profit Maximiser.

  50. Christine says:

    Hi Chris,

    You are great at answering everyone’s questions here so I thought I’d send you a question- sorry if it’s already been answered above :)

    I’ve not yet signed up for either Bonus Bagging or Profit Maximiser but have seen recent promotions for Profit Maximiser due to the World Cup in Brazil. I am totally new to this but from the reviews I want to try out one of Mike’s products. Should I start with BB and progress onto PM? Would you say that doing both could earn me around £800+ for the next 12 months if I weren’t doing anything else (I am a Mum of one and really don’t want a job which means crap pay and hours away from my son)?

    Thanks a lot and best wishes,

    Christine

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Christine: Definitely start with Bonus Bagging. It’ll help get your feet wet and introduce you to how matched betting works. You can then move on to PM once you’re comfortable. You’ve nothing to gain by jumping into the deep-end there first really.

      As for profits you should be able to net £800 pretty easily. If you’re talking £800 per month however then that’s a bit different. It IS achievable (trust me on that ;)) but it’s going to require a solid amount of effort on your part and a real enthusiasm to make it work.

      I’m always cautious to promote the idea that matched betting can be a direct substitute for a full-time job. As a secondary source of income there’s nothing better, but there would be a lot more stress and pressure if you relied on it totally.

  51. Dan says:

    > I demonstrated generating over £100 for about 10 minutes work a day. That works out to a rate of over £85/hour!

    ..in 10 minutes?
    Is this possible?

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Dan: Yes – the work / reward ratio is actually very little when all the bets are calculated for you as they are with this service.

      But that’s not to say you can decide to work 10 hours and make £850. It doesn’t work like that. That’s an aggregate effective figure based on time spent, profit made.

      Read through the my trial blog posts and you’ll see a demonstration of how it works.

  52. joe says:

    Chris my man, thanks for the great review. Have just purchased off the back of it through your link a few days ago. Good man mate ;)

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Joe: Good luck with it. I responded to the email you sent me yesterday. Take a look. ;)

  53. Kestutis says:

    Hello,

    Why if this system is so legit the web page looks like any other scam web? And the refund they make is only for those 36 or so pounds (which like in any other scam page is mentioned as smaller price, 27 pounds in this case)that you pay for product, but the real money you should be afraid for is the one you’re betting with and no one going to refund those… How is that secure?

    1. Chris says:

      Kestutis: If you’re not keen on the website fair enough but don’t always judge a book by its cover.

      I would advise you read my eBook on matched betting for a thorough understanding of matched betting works. It might clear some things up with regards to the method used within this product and allow you to see how a back and a lay bet can cancel one another out to lock in a profit (or small loss for qualifying bets).

      I recommend Bonus Bagging solely for UK and Ireland players but Clickbank is a global marketplace and you cannot to my knowledge restrict purchases from other countries. £27 is the price excluding VAT. Not everybody pays the same level of VAT all over the world so the price fluctuates depending on the purchase location.

      And yes – you’re right that nobody is going to refund losing bets for you… But follow through the theory as suggested above and you will see you’re not actually exposing yourself to much risk as you’re betting on both sides of the market.

      Remember that nobody is forcing you to place those bets. You can get a refund on the product before you ever even place a bet.

      If you’re not confident with what the product tells you to do then why put money down straight away?

      I encourage you to ‘paper bet’ as much as you need to in order to help your understanding of what you’re doing and how it works.

      There’s no need to start placing any real bets until you’re happy to do so.

  54. derek p says:

    I have just finished my first two weeks of BB and have made approx £140 although i messed up a couple of bets and didn,t have the time to use it every day , so i cannot fault it. i have now exhausted all the bookies free offers and it seems the next step is to get me to join profit maximiser , which i probably will do ! lets see if this lives up to all the hype !!?

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Derek: Pleased to hear about your profits although I am surprised you finished it all within a couple of weeks! Did you have any bookmaker accounts before you signed up? £140 is not to be sniffed at but I normally I’d expect quite a bit more. In any case – PM is a great progression on the method and you should be able to ramp is up quite considerably.

  55. Tim says:

    Hi Chris,

    I just had a thought on this. What happens if your initial bet goes unmatched on the Betfair exchange? If I backed team A with £30, and layed at, for argument’s sake approximately £30 on the exchange. The bet goes unmatched on the exchange, is not taken, and team A loses, meaning a loss of £30 (although you still get the qualifying free bet). I haven’t heard of this happening to anyone yet but it does sound as though it adds a small element of risk to the whole process..

    1. Chris says:

      Hey Tim: Good question.

      In reality the only markets you would be betting on are markets with enough liquidity to place your lay bet immediately. Betting on markets where there isn’t enough liquidity to place your lay thus leaving your met unmatched is indeed a risk which you’d want to avoid.

      If you request a bet with BB and the market has moved a lot by the time you go to place your bet and there isn’t enough liquidity anymore then it’s probably best to request a new bet although this will rarely happen if you act on the instructions immediately.

      If you do find yourself having placed a bet and the lay is unmatched for whatever reason then you can tap in the new lay odds into the bet calculator and resize your lay bet according to the new values.

  56. Joe says:

    Hi

    I did a system similar to yours through fixtheodds and loved it but then once the bets ran out there were no more bookies and I’ve asked bookies I’ve not used in a while for a free bet and they won’t do it.

    Now I have accounts with many bookies will this work for me and how much a month can I make?

    Joe

    1. Chris says:

      Hi Joe: If you already have a lot of bookmaker accounts check out the follow-up product ‘Profit Maximiser’ which is designed for people at this stage. It contains step-by-step instructions on lesser known bookmaker offers as well as casino, bingo, spread-betting offers and so on. People are making some serious wedge with that product so I think you’ll find a lot of value there.

  57. Jamie says:

    What was the £97 software offered?

    I would have definitely been tempted but spending £30 + £75 straight away before any bets was already enough. Is it possible to get the software at a later date or did I read somewhere it was included in the profit maximiser which I plan to buy with my profits.

    1. Chris says:

      Hi Jamie: You’ve probably been offered some odds matching software which is great, and may come in useful further down the line when you get more into matched betting. Right now though it’s fine just to get stuck in with Bonus Bagging and work with what you can afford.

      Rememeber – you’re not actually really spending an additional £75 as you mentioned. That’s just cycled into bookmakers / Betfair in order to produce the matched betting profits. It is however still an outlay you’re right to factor in. PM is definitely an awesome tool once you’ve been through most of the signups.

      1. Jamie says:

        What are the chances you will have a review up for NEW dutching software from mike -which I got emailed about today- within a week? That’s when the special offer expires . Or have you already done a review on his arbing software which is what’s included in the offer?

        1. Chris says:

          Hi Jamie: Sorry mate I’ve so far not done a review of either product but they both do exactly as they say: find arbs and dutches in real-time as they become available. How much you can make from them depends on how much time you have available, your bookmaker accounts, the sporting calendar and a bit of luck. Both come with a guarantee so you’ve little to lose from giving them a go.

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