Product: Bonus Bagging
Overall Ranking: 90 out of 100 or 4.5/5 stars
Price: £27 + tax
Owner: Mike Cruickshank
My father recently told me about Bonus Bagging and said it was possible to make £500 per month. At first, I was skeptical, but as he’s quite an expert on betting and has actually made money from this program, I thought I would check it out.
So I signed up with Bonus Bagging but then found that living in France I couldn’t open an account with the bookmakers, as required. The French government like you to place your bets through their nationalized betting system the PMU. Nevertheless, I continued my research to find out the truth about this win, win betting system.
Mike Cruickshank started to look into the betting world when he was a student in need of money. After many hours of research, he found matched betting which is a risk-free way of making money and doesn’t take up too much of your time once you’re used to the system.
Since this period he has devoted his time creating low risk betting systems. In the last five years, Mike has released four products.
- Bonus Bagging
- Profit Maximiser
- Bookie Blowout
- Each Way Sniper
There are thousands of members of these programs and almost all seem to be very happy.
What is this betting system?
Bonus Bagging is a system based on taking advantage of the bonuses offered by bookmakers to attract new clients. The well known traditional high street bookies such as Ladbrokes or William Hill now face enormous online competition from hundreds of internet bookmakers. All these online bookmakers are willing to offer you a bonus or a free bet to tempt you to bet with them.
It’s these bonuses that are used to earn you money with Bonus Bagging. You use the bookmakers money to make a profit through matched betting. You bet on all outcomes and never risk your money.
You sign up with the bookmaker, qualify for the free bet, use the free bet, withdraw your balance and then move on to the next bookie. This is often referred to as the Bonus Bagging loophole.
If you don’t have any bookmaker accounts Mike says you can earn £1200 in your first month and then £500 per month afterwards.
Who is Bonus Bagging for?
Bonus Bagging is really for people from the UK or Ireland. Many bookmakers will need an address in the UK for you to qualify for the free bets. Consequently, if you are not from the UK or Ireland, unfortunately, it’s probably better to forget this system.
Apart from that, this could be for anyone a complete newbie or an expert in betting. You must be over 18 years old.
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How it works
Step 1. To get started you need to open an account with Betfair and deposit £75.
What is Betfair?
Betfair is a betting exchange, founded in 1999, that allows customers to bet against each other rather than betting against the bookmakers. A bet can only be accepted if it is matched by another customer. Betfair makes its money by taking a small fee for each transaction.
Another difference with traditional bookmakers is the way the odds are expressed. The odds at Betfair are expressed in decimal form. For example: instead of 2-1 the decimal equivalent is 3.0, which means if you bet a £1 you will receive £3 including your stake.
With Betfair, you can bet on a horse or a team to win or “lay” the horse or team, which means you back it to lose. You must have sufficient funds in your account to cover your liability.
Step 2. You ask for your first bet, the qualifying bet.
Mike sends you the first bookmaker to open an account with, the amount to deposit and the bet to place. This bet is to qualify for the bonus. So you don’t risk losing any money, you have to place a lay bet with Betfair. It is common to lose a small amount of money with the qualifying bet due to the fact that the odds offered by Betfair are better than the bookmakers odds.
This is the type of email you will receive. You have a link to the bookmaker, the bet to place and the odds. You also have a link to the page on Betfair where you will place your lay bet. Really very easy to follow.
Step 3. Request your free bet.
Now that you have obtained the bonus, you have to place your free bet and you will want to profit whatever the result. Mike always tries to place your free bet at high odds, because the bookmaker doesn’t give you the stake, you only get to keep the profits. Therefore, Mike always tries to place the free bet at odds of over 4.0. You place a bet with bookies at odds of more than 4.0 and you also place a lay bet with Betfair to cover you if they lose.
You receive an email from Mike, with very easy to follow instructions as with the qualifying bet. As you can see, you are given all the details even the amount you will make.
In this example, if Skonto wins you make:
£20 x 3.1 = £62 less the stake £20 = £42.00 less lay bet liability £28.92 = £13.08
You have placed a bet on Skonto to lose so if Debrecen win, you lose your free bet and you make:
£13.77 less 5% Betfair commission (0.69) = £13.08
When laying a bet it’s important to note that you can only win the other person’s stake.
Your bet will either win at the bookmaker or at Betfair
Here is an example taken from the BonusBagging.Co.Uk new user document, that illustrates very well how you can make money from your free bet.
Step 4. Withdraw your winnings and ask for your next bet.
You can ask for a maximum of 3 new bookmakers per day.
Pros and Cons
- system that works
- only £27 to join
- £1 7-day trial
- 60-day money back guarantee
- well documented system
- easy to follow instructions
- good support from the owner
- risk-free betting
- after joining there is 1 upsell Profit Maximiser £98.97 + tax
- you will need to have at least £100 to create bookmaker and Betfair accounts
- may be hard to understand some of the terms when starting
- not available in all countries – most bookmakers only give the free bets to UK or Irish punters
There isn’t really any training, however, everything is explained on the frequently asked questions page. There are videos that explain:
- How to place the qualifying bet
- How to place the free bet
- What to do if you have an unmatched bet
- What to do if you’ve placed the wrong bet
There are also answers to many common questions you may have. In addition, there is also a detailed section about Betfair and the betting exchanges. All in all, everything is made very clear and personally not knowing much about the betting world, especially betting exchanges, I learned a lot.
The support comes directly from Mike Cruickshank and in general seems to be very good. He says that the support and satisfaction of his clients are his first priority. Mike has made his products easy to follow even for someone who doesn’t know anything about betting or bookmakers. He also says that if he gets the same query from a few people he will make a video with written instructions explaining how to solve the problem.
The only drawback with Mike dealing with the support himself, is that it might take him longer to get back to you.
The cost is £27+ tax, but if you click to leave the sales page it is possible to have a 7 day trial for £1. Then you will have to pay a one-off payment of £26. As it’s a ClickBank product there is a 60-day money back guarantee, but if you place a couple of bets on your first day you will probably recuperate your fee.
What are their customers saying
Almost all the comments or reviews from customers that I found were positive. Although the profits may not be as much as promised by Mike, it’s not bad for ten to fifteen minutes work per day.
However, trying to do Bonus Bagging if you’re not from the UK, can be difficult or impossible as I found. Although I have read that it is possible to use from other countries, as you need a UK address for the bookmakers this will be difficult. It would be useful if Mike included a warning, stating this only works for UK or Irish residents.
My final opinion
When I started my site, I never thought I would be reviewing a betting system. To me betting was just a gamble, some you win, some you lose, not a legitimate money making system. However, after reviewing Bonus Bagging, I have changed my point of view.
With Mike Cruickshank’s system, if you follow the instructions and you’re from the UK or Ireland, you will make money. It’s as simple as that. The Bonus Bagging loophole is very easy to follow and you are given all the information to make your bets – the bookmaker, the stake for the bets, the odds – everything is calculated for you and sent to your inbox.
The price of £27 is very reasonable. It’s time to place your bets and reap the rewards.
Find out more about Bonus Bagging, visit the Website
If you have any experience with Bonus Bagging I would love to hear what you think, or if you give it a try, let me know how you get on. Leave me a message in the comments section below.
Thanks for reading and best of luck!
As someone who lives in the UK and is a Matched Bettor, I can confirm that this is a legitimate way to make money online. Although I haven’t personally used Bonus Bagging, I know the method they deal with is legit, and I use a different program, Profit Accumulator, which offers very similar services.
Yes, the sign-up offers tend to be more financially rewarding, but there is still money to be made even after you’ve signed up, through reload offers. So there’s always opportunities to earn. In a 2 month period I made £750+ mainly from reload offers, and I know others who are making much more, but that’s good for me.
So I just wanted to share my own experiences really, and just dispell some of the myths about Matched Betting.
However, I’ll be honest and say I’m not too familiar with the actual program Bonus Bagging, so I can’t comment on things like their support, training etc.
Thanks for your feedback on matched betting Steph.
BEWARE: I have been bonus bagging now for 2 years or more and there are a few pitfalls that WILL happen. The main one being this will get your account closed over time if you only bonus bet and not actually bet as normal from the bookmaker.
Also beware that they CAN and WILL withdraw the offer without telling you so that you may have done the bonus bagging and expect the freebet from the bookmaker only for them to tell you you no longer are allowed such bonuses. You will then be out of pocket!
Therefore the £500/month will gradually decrease over time as the offers reduce and bookmakers ban you or remove offers available to your account.
This is fine if you want to smash and grab but if you want to still bet normally at the same time you will be restricted greatly.
Thanks Nigel for letting us know about your experiences. I suppose most people join to do this over a short period. The bonuses are simpler and larger in the beginning but will decrease over time, as you say. I hadn’t heard about the bookies withdrawing offers without warning, so thanks for letting us know.
All the best,
There seems one obvious flaw of which no one has addressed in the comments.
Bookies will give new customers offers, but you can only be a new customer once at each bookmaker.
So how are people making repeated new accounts? do the bookmakers allow you to close accounts and then make a new one quickly after with the same address? or is there some trick involved?
You can only sign up once with each bookmaker, but Mike Cruickshank does have a list of quite a few bookmakers who offer free bets for opening an account. Once you have used up all the free bets your earnings will slow down. However, the bookies offer other incentives, like reload bets, to entice you to bet even more and you can take advantage of these to have an ongoing income. You can’t use this to make a full-time income, but nonetheless, this can offer monthly profits with no risk.
All the best,
First of all, great site. Found this article very useful.
My brother loves this kind of thing and while I was originally interested in getting this for myself I actually thin it’s more appropriate thing for him as he loves betting let alone winning from it.
The only catch is he lives in the USA- do you think that this will be coming there soon?
Thanks again for the review, it was very informative.
Sounds like this would be right up your brothers street, it’s great to bet with no risk. Unfortunately, the only problem with Bonus Bagging, is you have to be from the UK. I wish I could tell you this would be available in the USA, but I don’t think that will ever be the case.
Thanks for stopping by,
Nice one! I enjoyed reading your article and after browsing the web for additional info, I am convinced that Bonus Bagging is legitimate.
I would really love to try it but unfortunately, I am not living in UK or Ireland.
Do you have some options to recommend for people around the Asia Pacific Region?
I live in Indonesia.
Bonus Bagging is legit, unfortunately it’s impossible to try it from anywhere but the UK and Ireland. Sorry Rule, I don’t know anything that’s available in your country, wish I could help you out.
All the best,
£27 + tax doesn’t seem like a bad price for this bonus bagging program, which first sounded like some sort of game show to me lol.
£500 is a great deal of money for a lot of people to make each month because it would certainly top up incomes and give them extra fun money to play around with.
After reading your review, the pros to this program certainly makes Bonus Bagging worthwhile and something I could easily earn some money from by following the system. I’ve never been a gambler, but this is something that could definitely show me how it’s done in my spare time.
WOW! People are certainly making money from this prgram, so will give Bunus Bagging a shot!
Yes, I think the price is pretty reasonable for this program. As you’re in the UK you can give Bonus Bagging a try, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. All you have to do to earn money is to follow the instructions in the emails from Mike. It really is quite easy, even for someone like you who has no experience of gambling. If you do give it a shot, please let me know how you get on.
I am not sure about this Bonus Bagging program. In my experience, if there is a loophole it will not stay open for long. Maybe it is best to do this system and get the most money you can before the loophole is closed. I have never been very comfortable with betting my money even if someone tells me that there is no way I can lose. They are usually wrong. I might not be very interested in this system but do you have a recommendation for a way to make money online that is not as risky as betting my money?
This loophole has been open for a few years now and as long as the bookies keep offering bonuses to attract new clients it will stay that way. I agree with you about most betting systems, I never really feel comfortable with them. In fact, it seems a little strange recommending this one, but this works and only takes a few minutes per day, so why not. I would certainly try it if I lived in the UK.
I understand you not being at ease with this betting system, although it’s risk-free, my other recommended way of earning money online is affiliate marketing. My advice is to get some good training before starting, the training platform I suggest is Wealthy Affiliate. A really awesome internet marketing training course where you have all the tools you need and it’s free to join.
Thanks for your comment,
I’m sure you may not be able to answer this question for me, but is there any such system of placing these types of bets available to us folks in the US? Or is this type of betting strategy not available to us “across the pond”?
This is certainly a way of betting I’ve never seen before, it’s kind of a shame that I don’t live in the UK or Ireland?!
Great job touching on the key points about using the Bonus Bagging strategy, doesn’t seem all that complex. Would definitely like to hear about something similar in the states.
I don’t think there is any system like this in the US, the laws regarding betting in the US are much different to the UK. I know how you feel missing out on this system, doesn’t it make you sick. As you say Bonus Bagging is really easy, you just have to follow the instructions given to you by Mike Cruickshank. Maybe someday there will be something similar in the states.
All the best,
This looks like an interesting betting system.
But I’m a little bit skeptical about how sustainable this is. I mean there’s got to be some limit to the number of online betting websites out there.
Sounds like a way to make some money in the short term (though I’m even a little skeptical of that) but not really sure of how you could keep this going. Or is part of the system learning how to get that bonus bet again – like under a new sign up or something?
I was surprised when I started looking at this betting system and I’m just sorry I live in a country where they don’t allow this. It’s true your returns will be greater in the first months as you take advantage of the sign up bonuses with the bookies, but after that the bookmakers offer reload bets. These are bets or bonuses you are offered for placing certain bets, for example: bet £10 and get a £5 bonus or place 4 x £5 bets to obtain a £5 offer. So you can continue to earn money.
This system really works, my father who lives in the UK, made money with it and I recommend trying Bonus Bagging.
Thanks for dropping by,
Man Peter! You make me wish I lived in the UK or Ireland! I’m of Irish ancestry, does that count? It’s a shame we don’t have a similar program like Bonus Bagging on this side of the pond, sounds like easy money and great source of supplementary income. Keep up the good work brother!
Hey, I’d love to tell you that Irish ancestry counts, I’m from the UK but living in France and I’m not allowed to do this. It’s true the system is very easy to follow, a few minutes a day and that’s it you have a nice easy additional income every month. As you’re not risking you money this would be a fun way of earning.
I found your information on Bonus Bagging very interesting. I am not a UK or Ireland citizen so I can’t play but it sounded like an interesting hobby and if you could make extra money, cool! You do a very good job outlining what its about. I like your pros and cons section as this is a great way to compare what it offers with what it will cost you. This is very help full in making a decision of weather or not you want to play.
I think you’re right KayliAnne, treating this as a bit of fun or a money making hobby is the right approach. I had never really considered betting as a way of earning money until I discovered this system, that can very easily provide a nice supplement to your regular income. Hopefully my review will help people to decide if Bonus Bagging is for them, but in all honesty if you want to earn a few hundred pounds a month extra income with no risk, I would say try it!
Very thorough review of Bonus Bagging. Great content and layout. Very Clean and concise on most topics on review. Nothing that I would really change on your review. Written very well. I have no experience with it being as I live in the US but I would definitely come back to your website for more reviews on things in the area.
Thanks for your compliments. Yes, living in the US means that this scheme isn’t for you, which is a shame, as it’s a good way to earn a few hundred dollars per month. There are other ways to earn online, my top recommendation is affiliate marketing and for that, I think it’s a good idea to get some training, which will give you a great base to start your business. Hope to see you on my site in the future.
All the best,