Free Postcode Lottery UK – Is it Too Good to be True?
There are people who play bingo in pursuit of dosh. Some even sign up for free offers, and then there are those that have tried matched betting at the local bookies. I’ve even seen some scam promotions come and go during my time. I have seen it all. But along comes the Free Postcode Lottery UK – and I think to myself, this is probably too good to be true.
At the time, I was currently looking up for an opportunity to write about when I saw this. In keeping with the theme of making money online for free for this site, I thought this could be perfect.
I had earlier seen the facebook ads doing the rounds for this UK based, nationwide promotion. It was certainly a targeted ad, as the city name came up from where I resided.
So I checked this up and it was confirmed to me that people were also seeing the ads in other cities and regions from where they lived.
So I’m thinking to myself, I’ve got to take a look at this.
But I do have to admit, that I was a tad bit unsure about something. The very first thing that popped into my head was that this sounds a lot similar to another promotion. So I had to go and check information from other sources.
As it turns out, this is a different entity and promotion altogether.
*Not to be confused with the ‘People’s Postcode Lottery’ who also run and operate as a lottery nationwide in the UK.
However, this site is a free promotion so you won’t be paying to enter any draws.
But What’s the Catch? This Sounds too Good to be True?
I couldn’t believe it myself. Surely there must be something to it.
After checking several sources and delving deeper, it does seem that freepostcodelottery.com is entirely legit.
For my homework, I had found an article by the folks at moneysavingexpert.com (a highly reputable and trustable site from renowned financial expert Martin Lewis).
It seems they have verified it and given it the thumbs up. And so that is fine by me.
This gave me the green light and encouragement to go ahead and join the promo knowing that I won’t be falling for any sort of scam.
Now I will be talking about more information on the site.
Here is what I found.
First of all, here is the obvious bit. This is a postcode based lottery that is absolutely free to enter for participants, and most importantly people residing in the UK.
The site is created by London-based Chris Holbrook. It has been running since 2011 and has been rapidly growing.
The prizes can reach £500+.
But the main question most of you may be asking is, just how can they pay people extraordinary amounts if it’s supposedly free.
Chris claims that the site makes money off the ads running. This will become apparent as apart from the draws, you will see a lot going on in the background of the site.
Just for visitors being there and checking the site to see if they have won, the site makes some pretty good revenue from advertisers.
That also means there are chances to win non-cash prizes as the site is partnered with various advertisers, so expect links from free, trial or paid offers/or prizes.
These offers are completely optional but do remember that they may have their own set of terms and conditions should you decide to enter.
How to Enter
As this postcode lottery is free, you don’t pay for a ticket, in fact, you buy nothing. Instead, you just enter your postcode and email details when registering on the site.
You will get daily reminders to your email to check the site to see if you have won or not. This is just an option, and it can be turned off if you decide not to receive the reminders.
Winners get paid by Paypal, so it’s best to register with an email address that is also used for your Paypal account.
It’s a Whole Lot of Fun, there’s Prizes to be Won!
The Free Postcode Lottery UK says there are 6 chances to win. And while that is true to an extent, there is also a random £5 Flash draw, as well as a secret £100 mini draw (if you check the bottom of the website) that takes place between 6 pm and midnight.
As for the 6 chances to win, these are the main daily draws and you will see some tabs (see image above) which are as follows, Main Draw, Survey Draw, Video Draw, Stackpot, Bonus, and Quidco.
There is also a chance to win some cash with the MY BONUS scheme. It accrues by 1p each time when you check out the daily draws. This can also be increased by gaining referrals.
*My Bonus is only eligible when you win any of the draws so that the earnings add up to your overall winnings.
As there is a lot going on with the ads, prizes, offers, and not to forget the draws themselves, the site can get confusing to the visitors, especially for the newcomer.
The Main draw is usually the draw with a higher cash prize. As the rest of the draws follow, they get lower. Quidco is always set at £50, but you have to register with them and take up free/trial offers for eligibility.
The daily draws get rolled over if nobody claims the prize. The draws can easily reach well over £500 if they get rolled over!
*There is 24 hours to claim a prize.
So if you miss it, you miss out.
There is also a forum which you can sign up to. The website also has its own comments thread, as well as a facebook thread. Visitors come and go, and you can see people’s comments on the site daily.
You will see people mainly talking about how close their postcode nearly came up, or about how they never win. And then there a bunch of ‘regulars’ that will always back up the site and say that it’s legitimate.
It is quite funny in that sense.
If you are an avid user, or perhaps new to the site, then expect to frequently go to the terms and conditions, as well as the faqs pages as the site can get a little confusing, especially where as the draws are concerned.
So is the Free Postcode Lottery UK too good to be true?
Yes, it does seem that way.
But know that it is legitimate and free to sign up. You can register here.
The site makes money from advertising revenue. The site owner, Chris, has created a sustainable business model where it can pay prizes to visitors without the site being hit by financial constraints.
But do know this, that this site is exactly that.
Know that you will be in with a lottery’s chance of winning and that the odds aren’t entirely that great where your chances of winning are concerned.
Increasing your chances
The site says to not only invite your friends but also your neighbours.
So increase your chances by inviting the neighbours!
How exactly does this work?
Well, if more people with the same postcode register, then this gives a greater weight for the postcode to pull out of the hat, therefore increasing the chances to win on the draws.
It’s as simple as that.
Overall, who would say no to winning £500 + on the lottery, that you have basically entered for free!?
For winners, expect to see a big claim button!
Enter now, and good luck!
Tell me what you guys think. Have you heard of this site, or is this new to you? What do you think about this site? Please leave me your comments.