Bonus Bagging Review

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.

This Bonus Bagging service is as good as its word.

This Bonus Bagging service is as good as its word.

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!

Chris Pollard
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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. 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.

    • 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: 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?

  3. 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 :)

  4. 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.

    • 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?

      • says

        this applies to people in Ireland too Chris..a lot of the UK bookies don’t give bonuses to the Irish this has happened to me too where i deposited thinking i was onto a sure thing free bet etc only to contact customer care and get the bad news. I think it might help too if you mentioned how much it takes to actually get this off the ground i.e the 27 plus how much you need to stake by how many times before you start actually generating some good cash.Thanks for the info.

        • says

          Hi JQ: That’s interesting. In my experience I’ve actually always found it to be the other way round! Over the years I’ve seen tons of promotions that were angled solely to Irish players and excluded people in the UK. There’s actually a wealth of Irish bookies out there. But regardless, you are right in identifying everybody should get into the habit of reading terms and conditions for everywhere they deposit just to be sure.

          The product costs £27 to buy and the recommended starting bank is £100. Other than that everything else can be variable based on the offers available at a given time, the bets placed, odds taken etc etc. I think if people work their way across my step-by-step 7-day walkthrough it identifies a pretty clear pattern of what to expect and how profit begins to stack up over time.

          Thanks for your comments.

  5. Jim says


    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.

    • 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. :)

  6. Sherms says


    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!

    • 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.

  7. 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.

    • Chris says

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

  8. 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??

    • 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.

  9. 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..

    • 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.

      • Ryan says

        Hi chris!, was wondering if this works if you do not take a free bet ?, like if you already have an account with a betting association ?!

        • says

          Hi Ryan: The whole system of Bonus Bagging is based around exploiting free bet bonuses. Without the free bet you cannot lock in a guaranteed profit. There are a ton of bookmakers out there though and I doubt you have accounts with ALL of them. There’s probably still a lot of value out there in the market for you to act on.

  10. 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.

    • 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.

  11. 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.

    • 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.

  12. 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!!!??

    • 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.

  13. 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?

    • 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.

      • 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

        • 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.

  14. 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?

    • 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.

  15. martin says


    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 ?


    • 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.

  16. Alan says

    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?

    • 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.

    • 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. :(

  17. 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 :)

    • 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!

      • 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.

        • 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! :)

  18. 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.

    • 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!

  19. 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!!!!

    • 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!

  20. 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.

    • 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! ;)

  21. 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?

  22. 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.

    • 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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”.

    • 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.

  25. 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.

    • 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?

      • 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.

        • 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.

  26. 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.


    • 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.

  27. Linus Draker says


    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.

    • 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.

  28. 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?

    • 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.

  29. 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?

    • 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

    • 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?

  32. 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.

    • Chris says

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

  33. 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?

    • 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!

  34. 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.

    • Chris says

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

  35. 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.

    • 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.

  36. 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

    • 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. :)

  37. 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



    • 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.

  38. 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!

    • 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! :)

  39. Steve D says


    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.


    Steve D

    • 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.

  40. 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,


    • 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.

  41. Dan says

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

    • 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.

  42. 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 ;)

  43. Kestutis says


    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?

    • 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.

  44. 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 !!?

    • 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.

  45. 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..

    • 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.

  46. Joe says


    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?


    • 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.

  47. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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?

        • 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.

  48. Jim says

    Another question from outside of the UK. Do the bookmakers require you to verify identity by sending mail to your residential address. If you live OS but have a UK bank account and passport, can you use the system as effectively?

    • says

      Hi Jim: Not usually. They normally just require ID but more stringent ones might request a recent household bill as verification. I’m sure some people do bet online from abroad as a ‘UK player’ but it’s definitely flaunting with the rule book a bit and don’t really have any comeback should they refuse to award bonuses on that basis. It’s a grey area for sure.

  49. josh says

    Hi, just wondered if anyone is having issues with the site? I just purchased the £1 trial and am unable to register. I fill out and submit the registration form, it says processing for several minutes then I receive an error message saying ‘504 gateway timed-out: did not contact the server in time’

  50. Jonah says

    I love this but I just wondered, is this all about new accounts or do bookmakers offer you free bets once you have signed up. I am struggling with the concept. If you have signed up to everything does the bonus bagging stop or do bookmakers offer you free bets if you are a signed up as a

    • says

      Hi Jonah: Actually I’ve earned a lot more from many bookmakers from their “reload” offers than I ever did with their sign-up offers so to answer your question yes – not all – but many of them do frequently offer bonuses to existing customers. These bonuses tend to be a little more difficult to extract than the standard welcome offers but there’s still a ton of value in them.

      Bonus Bagging takes you through 20ish of the easiest offers around but that’s just scraping the surface really. Continue with matched betting and your profits will far exceed what you earn from those combined. Be sure not to snub the smaller bonuses as you’d be surprised how quickly they all add up for relatively little work.

  51. steve says

    Hi Chris i am really looking to join up i have never made a bet before will this still work for me and if i need some help or guidance would i be able to ask

    • says

      Hey Steve: Have you read my eBook on matched betting? That should help clear up the process considerably so you would start with a fuller understanding of the mechanics behind matched betting. Beyond that Mike offers excellent round-the-clock email support across all of his products.

      Feel free to drop me a line through the contact form on this site also if you need to. I’m always happy to help readers where I can. It’s my “thank you” for people using my affiliate links. :)

      Good luck with it! Many have started from the same position as you and are full-blown advantage play addicts today. Take it slowly and grow your confidence. You’ll be fine.

  52. Gary says

    Hi Chris can you send me a link to your downloads and Ebook etc as I have extensive experience of betfair but I have never tried this bonus idea sounds wonderful . Are you yourself a reviewer or are you involved with Mikes sites ? Also how long can you this for ie is there only so many offers then you have none left to do or can you continue month on month year on year etc . Also should I start with Bonus bagging or profit maximiser as very experienced with betfair although not this idea . Best wishes Gary

    • says

      Hey Gary: Follow the banner in the sidebar and confirm your email to get the download link. You can unsubscribe straight after if that’s your preference.

      I am a reviewer, an affiliate and (as you can probably see) a big fan of Mike’s products.

      There is obviously a finite number of bookmakers you can have accounts with but you’d be surprised how many are out there and we still see new ones pop up every month or two. The long term profits come from scooping up all the reload bonuses as well as new account bonuses and various positive expected value advantage play offers of which there are a ton of. PM is an excellent tool for this.

      90% of the time I’d recommend people do Bonus Bagging before jumping into Profit Maximiser.

      If you’re familiar with Betfair already you’ll probably hit the ground running. You would probably be ok jumping straight into PM say you suggest but actually in doing so you’d miss out on all the easy signups Bonus Bagging features. I don’t know how many accounts you have with bookmakers already? You can of course go off and find these yourself if you wish but in my experience having a bit of guidance in the beginning and learning the process quickly is worth the small outlay of the product purchase.

    • says

      Hi Andy: Sorry but it’s recommended for UK & Ireland players only. You still might be able to implement the matched betting technique in Norway but you will have to research and implement it manually to know what offers work would work for Norway residents as per bookmaker terms and conditions.

      • Andy says

        Well I guess that`s just my luck then, can`t say Im shocked, it seamed too good to be true tbh.
        Anyways thanks for the replay Chris ^^

    • says

      Hi Krishna: With this product alone?

      Expect £500-1500 depending on offers available at the time. But you can continue the formula of matched betting for years to come. It’s not going away. I first started in 2004… There is no maximum when it comes to matched betting as a technique. It depends on how much effort you put in.

  53. Martin says

    There is so much to read through here so I apologise if this has been asked before.
    I’ve read quite a lot about Bonus Bagging and am happy it’s not a scam. I have no worry about spending £27 for getting started.
    I do have some concern about the amount I would need to bet on each bet. I know that I would end up winning but I know that it’s not always easy to take money out from gambling sites if it has been free money.
    Surely I’d have to bet many times to be able to withdraw my winnings? How difficult is that and is there any more risk to that?

    • says

      Hey Martin: You are right that some bookmakers stipulate what is known as a wager requirement meaning you must cycle through the free bet and deposit amount a certain amount of times in order to withdraw.

      Wager requirements are part parcel of the game we play and Bonus Bagging won’t leave you hanging on that. It will notify you of any requirements that need to be fulfilled for a specific offer and you can still use the request bet feature to be sent instructions for what to stake on.

      I’ll emphasise again, this is some bookmakers, not all, and it very much depends on the specific offer than is being promoted.

      Many sign-up bonuses are still only one play-through. The bigger bonuses often come with bigger requirements which will take you a few bets to get through. I don’t really see much cause for complaint or concern with it personally – it’s still really easy (and basically free) money.

      It’s also worth mentioning that BB is designed to scale with your experience and budget. i.e. the easiest, simplest, smallest offers comes first and then as you begin to rack up a bit more of a bankroll it will guide you through anything slightly more complicated. You grow with the product basically – which is pretty cool.

  54. T says

    hi – what if you don’t have enough in your betfair account to cover the liability of the free bet (presuming you won at the bookie on the qualifier?)

    • says

      The sequence of offers is put together in such a way (starting smallest to largest) that I don’t think you’ll run into that problem.

      But if you do you’d just need to request a new free bet match at lower odds – or drop Mike an email with the specifics of your case and he will be able to advise directly.

  55. Tom B says

    Hi chris!

    I am curious, im from the netherlands, is it great to use??? i don’t know you pay so much for something i can barely use if it doesnt work in my country, soooo can i use it?

  56. Sandra says

    Hi, Ive bought bonus bagging trial for £1.20 to try for 7 days than got charged £32 without me knowing about it. than made my first bet and lost £ 25. I’m a single mom on benefits working trying to survive every day now I’m – £57 and will struggle to get food and whatever my kids need till my next pay day. How can MIKE help me now?

    • says

      Hi Sandra: Sorry to hear that.

      I’m not sure why you’ve lost money if you’ve followed the instructions as the idea is to eliminate the risk from betting. But in any case I would really advise against betting if you do not have the disposable income to support a starting bank of £100.

      The product costs £27 + VAT which is clearly indicated.

      This is taken from the trial order page:

      Bonus Bagging Email Support – £1 Trial for 7 days. After 7 days you get billed £26. Total cost is £27 (plus VAT were applicable) for a life time membership

      However – this product does have a 60-day money back guarantee. If you are still within this period you can email and request a refund.

      • Sandra says

        Ok, maybe its my mistake for being interested in this in a first place. I requested a refund and they are emailing me back changing it from refund to tech support…anyway il keep on trying to get my money back….thanks anyway.

  57. Ife says

    Hi Chris,
    Great site you’ve got here! I am about signing up for Bonus bagging but I first want to open a separate bank account for it. What are your thoughts about doing this please. How regularly are bank transfers required, would it be every time I place a bet?

    Secondly, when signing up with bookers, do they carry out a credit search, as I wouldn’t want an impact on my credit score due to many searches.

    Many thanks!

    • says

      Hello Ife: I think that’s a good idea. Bookies don’t really take bank transfers though. You will need an account with a visa debit card or similar in order to make deposits. That’s the only real requirement.

      As far as credit searches, that shouldn’t be a problem unless you are actually depositing via credit card which is not recommended! Credit deposits are normally treated as cash advances by your bank and will begin compounding interest from the day the transaction happens. This can build up some hefty interest pretty quickly which basically would outweigh all of the hard work you’d be doing matched betting. Don’t touch them! Use debit cards only.

  58. Jonathan says

    Is this thing actually legit. Like with so many scams out there all with money back guarantees what makes this any different. Sorry to be skeptical but I have been burn many times in the past but as far as betting its something that I have never explored. Is this the real deal?

    • says

      Hi Jonathan: Nothing wrong with being skeptical.

      This product is sold through Clickbank whom provide payment facility for a large number of pre-dominantly information products. Clickbank enforces a money-back-guarantee across every product that uses its platform. The vendors actually don’t have a choice in the matter. If a vendor is not responding to your refund requests then you can contact Clickbank directly and force the issue.

      You won’t have a problem with receiving a refund on this product though if you decide it’s not for you. Just contact the product author directly and he’ll normally respond to you within 24 hours. Mike is good to his word.

      As for the product itself – you would perhaps feel more confident in what it offers if you familiarise yourself with the technique it uses in order to create profit. I have an eBook available from the sidebar of this site which details exactly how matched betting works. If you read through that a couple of times it should sink in how it is possible to bet on all outcomes and come out a winner by utilising bonus cash.

      Bonus Bagging is just an evolution of that technique in that all the research has been done for you and you need to just follow the instructions to lock in the bonus money without having to scour for odds and offers yourself.

      This product isn’t going to make you rich. But it should help you build a tasty little bank of money that you otherwise wouldn’t have had before. And this really is just the beginning. Using these advantage play strategies there is a lot more money to be had. But understanding how it works to begin with is paramount to your confidence and progress.

  59. Ify says

    Hi Chris,

    I have been doing bonus bagging for about a month now, but I am having trouble tracking how much profit I make.

    Typically what I do when I want to check my profit is add up my current bank balance (I have a bank account solely for BB),together with my Betfair current balance and other balances in bookmakers yet to be withdrawn, and then subtract my starting bank balance from this. However, comparing this to the sum of the estimated wins included in the BB emails, there is quite a difference.

    Also do you think the more rollover requirements for a bonus bet, the less the profit?


    • says

      Hi Ify: I would keep a simple spreadsheet of your bets so you can chase profit / loss. If you’re taking the same odds at the stakes mentioned in the BB emails there shouldn’t be much discrepancy – maybe a few pence here or there from bet to bet – but it shouldn’t be that significant. Email me with more details if you like.

      Re: Rollovers = more matched bets which can obviously cut into profits if they’re not arbs. If you place 5 bets and lose £2 on each bet that’s obviously £10 out of your profit margin. But that said, further down the road many of the bigger betting bonuses come with rollovers (£100-200+) so they’re well worth doing.

  60. Ify says

    Thanks Chris, that’s a very good suggestion. I will start doing this now to make it easier to track.

    Many thanks!

  61. Stan says

    Hi Chris,

    I’m looking into the BB system, and i have a few questions, but first; is this system also for users from abroud?

  62. Ife says

    Hi Chris,
    I finally finished Bonus Bagging today about a month and half after I signed up, and I made a total of £495!! I’m really quite excited making so much in such a short time. Thanks a bunch for the reviews & recommendations as I was totally new to gaming and betting and would never have considered this on my own.

    I signed up for PM about a month ago but yet to do any offer, I’m a bit nervous as i know I would no longer be getting the detailed emails with clear instructions on what to do. Do you have any hints or tips as I start PM’ing?

    Also, does PM use matched betting techniques? and does this apply to bingo and casinos? (i’ve got no clue on these 2 in particular)

    Many thanks once again

    • says

      Hi Ife,

      Great feedback!

      My advice re: PM is just to take it slow and steady. It’s pretty straight forward once you begin to navigate through the site. Watch the introduction webinar and then follow through the available offers in the order they are set out from the Start Here page.

      You’ve already acquired the skillset of matched betting through your time Bonus Bagging. This is just a step up. But the rewards can be much, much greater.

      With regards to the casino and bingo site they are a different beast really. Each offer can be different and they are not all 100% risk free. The idea is that the positive expected value means that over time any losses will be swallowed by your earnings. Again – read through it all carefully and only focus on these kind of offers when it is recommended to do so – beyond the easiest of easy bonuses. :)

  63. Ife says

    Thanks Chris for the advice, will do just that – I’m now looking forward to PM’ing :)
    Many thanks again to you and Mike!

  64. Brian says

    Hi Chris,

    I am a UK national living in mainland Europe and attempted my first Bonus Bagging bet a few days ago. My credit card is from the country where I live now and this seemed to raise a red flag with the bookmaker. They allowed my first bet (as I had given my address as still in the UK) but then cancelled my account as I wasn’t able to provide them with a recent proof of address. I asked them to return the stake, which they won’t, but that’s by the by anyway.

    My question is: if I used a UK-registered credit card (which I can probably arrange fairly easily, as I only recently cancelled my old one), will this get me around it? Do bookies usually ask for proof of address regardless of the credit card used? I have several accounts from my time in the UK (prior to 2010) and none of them ever asked me for proof of address at any time – I don’t know if this has changed as a general bookmaker policy? TBH I don’t even know what my own residency status is. I never ‘officially’ left as far as the official institutions are concerned….

    Your help is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    • says

      Hi Brian: I wouldn’t risk it to be honest. Bookies are perfectly entitled to request proof of ID / address and the fact you were never asked up to this point is just a game of chance really.

      Your experience could actually have been a lot worse.

      For instance – you could have won a large bet at the bookmaker and then been refused a withdrawal based on a non-verified account. Of course if you had been matched betting this would have meant you would have also lost that amount on the Betfair side, so you are overall losses would have been pretty substantial.

      Matched betting is meant to eliminate the risk from betting. Trying to game your residency for sake of qualifying for bonuses to facilitate this incorporates a huge amount of risk. It’s not worth trying in my opinion.

      • Brian says

        Thanks for the reply, Chris. Just to be clear, I (fortunately) didn’t lose anything as the Betfair part came through. I use an online wallet there and there seem to be no issues with using it outside the UK.

        It seems to me that the main issue is the recenty-sent utility bill to prove one’s physical address. I suppose one way to get around this would be to open up, say, a mobile phone account in the UK and send a copy of this bill if requested by the bookies. If this was to cost me 20 quid a month then it’d easily be compensated by the profits. Combined with a genuine UK credit/debit card and a good VPN to give me a UK IP address, I can’t see why a bookie would be extra suspicious? Everything would check out, unless they possibly got their tech guys to look into it really deeply. I doubt the initial withdrawal would be of such an amount to make this worthwhile, though.

        I’ll look into it anyway. It’s a risk, certainly, as you say. If it turns out to be more hassle than it’s worth then I’ll walk away.

  65. Mick says

    Hi Chris. I have just finished bonus bagging… made around £500. I have been pondering starting with profit maximiser but what is holding me back is the worry that it will result in my bookmaker accounts being limited or closed…. or at least increase the risk of that happening. I don’t want to jeopardise the possibility of my doing matched betting or arming longer term. Is my concern well founded? Will PM make it more likely for bookies to close or limit my accounts. Thanks.

    • says

      Hi Mick: You’re kind of fighting against yourself here.

      On one hand you want to make money through matched betting… On the other you don’t want to jeopardise the possibility of making money from matched betting… But by not taking action you’re not going to make any money at all! :)

      I wouldn’t worry about things like this too much. There are a plethora of bookies and gaming sites out there. If you end up getting an account limited then just move on to the next. It happens. And to be honest – this isn’t a problem inherit to the game we play only. Bookies limit accounts of regular players too who are unprofitable for them.

  66. David Mackerness says

    Hi Chris,
    Just a couple of questions from me. I have a friend who has used you to good effect. I am thinking of joining but wonder if I’ve missed the boat this year as the football season has finished for three months, and I’m worried the offers and bonuses won’t be as good outside of this, and also whether the ‘liquidity’ you speak of will be in place to offset bets on other sports.
    Also with the bookies ‘free’ bet, why not go for say 10/1 shots to maximise profit? My friend says the bets recommended have quite low odds. Is this to remain under the radar with the bookmakers?
    Many thanks

    • says

      Hi David,

      You’re right that the absolute best time to do Bonus Bagging is during a football season due to the abundance of matches available but there is still opportunity during the summer with foreign leagues, friendly matches and other sports such as horse racing where there is always a lot of liquidity.

      Re: higher odds – it depends on the type of bet you have been awarded.

      Stake Returned free bets work better with low odds, Stake Not Returned free bets work better with larger odds like you say. You’re right that not lumping on huge odds probably does help your accounts to an extent, but I’m pretty sure the selections are based on the best opportunity at the time of a user requesting a bet based on the data available at the time.

      The other consideration is Betfair liquidity and liability. Many 10/1 shots might not have many backers to lay off against on Betfair until very close to an event off so if you’re utilising a higher bonus offer this can make things tricky. On the liability side such a bet is going to require a relatively significant balance to lay it off.

      By all means you have the funds to cover higher odds and see some that looks better there would be nothing to stop you running those odds into the calculator and taking those instead. It’s not a bad habit to get into anyway if you’re interested in matched betting long-term.

  67. Mick says

    Hello! I am happy seeing all the comment but also sad, cus I am afraid of giving this a trial.
    Please can I give this a trial and see if it will work for me, I am from Nigeria

  68. Sam says

    Hi, I am wondering once you have set up an account at a online bookmakers and received the free bet, is it then possible to sign up again using the same bank details just a different account username/password or is it the case once you have used this site you must set up an account with a different bank card?

    • says

      Hi Sam: Bookmaker accounts are usually one per address / IP. Once you have a completed a sign-up offer you just move on to the next one from a different bookmaker.

  69. Paul says

    Several years ago I had numerous betting accounts for arbing purposes eventually they all got shut. I have changed adresss since then and bank accounts and e mail address too. If taking up the offers will the online bookies flag me up I stopped arbing about five years ago and have no current online betting accounts.
    Also will you comment on how easy is it to withdraw your funds from online accounts once finished with the online betting accounts. From past experience I recall that some required copy’s of I.D which if posted and not faxed meant it could take up to 7 days for the money from online accounts to hit your bank. Obviously if this money is your bragging money then it can or will slow the whole process down.
    Further more reading the above the ratio example previously mentioned seems to point to a ratio of 75% of funds in betfair and 25% in cash for online accounts . Does the ratio stay the same as stakes increase 75/25
    Many thanks

    • says

      Hi Paul: Technically it’s one account per person. You may get away with it given your circumstnaces but I’m unable to ascertain for sure.

      Re: ID – there’s no need to post or fax anything. You can just email your ID if requested and it usually doesn’t take longer than 24 hours to approve. Obviously once you’ve done this once you needn’t do it again on a per bookmaker basis so it really shouldn’t hinder you.

      Re: Bookmaker/Betfair ratio – yes I guess that’s pretty accurate. To be honest the ideal is to alway win at Betfair and lose at the bookmaker. Of course due to the nature of betting we can’t always be sure of this… But generally the idea is to keep building a bankroll at Betfair which you can use to lay off bigger liabilities for bigger bonuses as you progress.

  70. Keith says

    Hi Chris,

    Do you have the Profit / Loss spreadsheet you had a while ago on these threads?

    If so would it be possible to send me a copy?

    Kind Regards

    • says

      Hey Keith: The link to that is in my free eBook download. I don’t have it to hand this second but if you can’t find it in there for whatever reason drop me an email through the contact form on this site and I’ll track it down for you.

  71. David Mackerness says

    Hi Chris, just about to sign up this week. Notice there is an offer on Quidco to get cash back with Betfair which is great. Also they are offering a free £30 bet for a £10 deposit with betfair. Think I’ve got my head around using Betfair to lay the odds but what if that’s where the free bet is? Do you lay with another bookie?! Thanks

    • says

      Hi David: That depends on the offer and whether it’s for the sportsbook or the exchange. If the former then don’t lay the bet off against Betfair exchange. They won’t like it. You could try another exchange such as Smarkets. If it’s for the exchange then I think you just bet as normal. Take a read over their terms and conditions to clarify.

  72. Rachel says

    Hi, I’ve just joined BB and will consider progressing to profit master if all goes well with BB. Just wondering how much time you would expect each day be spent doing profit master to achieve around 20k in a year which several have reported on here? And would it require doing it every single day? Thanks

    • says

      Hi Rachel: Glad to see you’re aiming high! It’s going to take a lot of work though. To hit those kind of figures I would say you need to be doing it daily for a couple of hours a day. Of course results vary based on your own confidence, experience and ability to work through the offers quickly. My advice is always to start slowly and not take on to much at once then as you get into a rhythm you’ll see the numbers really begin to stack up.

  73. Paul says

    Hi Chris,

    I understand how this works and undoubtedly it can make money. One question I have is whether once you have one some money on a bookie after the intro offer, you have to use the winnings again or leave it in there or wager a certain amount before you can withdraw it? Hope my question is clear. Cheers.

    • says

      Hi Paul: It depends on the offer you’re playing.

      Some will require you to wager again to withdraw the money. Others will let you withdraw free bet winnings straight away. All this is factored into the Bonus Bagging service and you will be made aware of this in the email instruction. :)

    • says

      Hi Garry: That I believe to be a copycat product of Bonus Bagging. A few have been and gone over the past few years.

      I haven’t used it so I can’t really comment any further.

      Mike’s products are tried and tested across thousands of users (Profit Maximiser has an active subscriber base of over 5,000 active members now!) so my recommendation is to stick with these.

  74. Steve Smallwood says

    Hi Chris,
    The concept makes absolute sense however aren’t the bonus offers, introductory offers? I assume you only get one round with each of the bookies – which still would be a good earner – before the offers dry up?

    • says

      Hi Steve: That’s correct.. But you’d be surprised how many bookies there are out there. Tons!

      Beyond introductory offers bookmakers also offer various bonuses to existing customers which we can make use of. And beyond them there are all sorts of different kind of bonus offers we can extract profit from – think spread betting, bingo, casino sites etc. Head on over to the Profit Maximiser review for some more details there. But definitely Bonus Bagging is the best starting point.

  75. Len says

    The problem is most of these offers are not as free as they claim. You will find you can’t withdraw anything until you have placed a certain amount of bets. Basically the bookie makes you keep betting until you lose.

    • says

      Hi Len: That isn’t always the case – but where it is I wouldn’t say it’s a problem. It’s more of an obstacle – and one that is easily climbed. Take this example:

      A bookie offers you a £50 bonus off a £50 stake. You must play through the bonus 2x to withdraw.

      The qualifier bet might cost you £2.50 to claim the bonus. You then lock in a modest £37.50 (75%) return off the free bet. You then play a further £100 to be able to withdraw and lose a further £5 on finding matching bets. Your total expenditure would be £37.50 (Winnings) – £2.50 (Qualifier) – £5 (Wagering) = £30 profit.

      With regards to this statement:

      Basically the bookie makes you keep betting until you lose.

      Well surely that’s a good thing? If you lose all your money at the bookie when matched betting it means it’s all sitting safely in Betfair with no further wagering or withdrawing to do. Profit accumulated. Job done!

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