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About six months ago I received an email from EE introducing me to Airtime Rewards. It's an app you can download, add your credit and debit card details to and it sits in the background and logs your spend with the participating retailers. You then earn rewards for every eligible purchase and those rewards become money that you can use as money-off your mobile bill. I've received £30 off my mobile phone bill in the last few months and considering I only spend £10 a month, that has been three months of free service for me!
I love getting things for free and I'm sure you do too, and Airtime Rewards comes without any hassle or risks so I knew I had to spread the word and let others know about it too. So here is my lowdown -
Which Networks are Eligible?
The easy answer is all the big ones. Three, EE, O2, Vodafone, giffgaff, Virgin Mobile, Tesco Mobile, ASDA Mobile, Lebara mobile, Lycamobile and Now PAYG. You can also use the reward for money off your pay monthly or pay-as-you-go contract.
How do I use Airtime Rewards?
Which retailers can I earn rewards with?
Is it just for online purchases?
Can I use a cashback site too?
How do I redeem the money off my mobile bill?
Depending on the requirement of your network, you'll need a minimum of £5 or £10 in your reward account before you can request that the money is taken off your mobile bill. For me on the EE network, it is a minimum of £10 that can be redeemed and I have found it really easy to redeem.
Within the app I can press the redeem button and the amount of my choosing (in multiples of £10) will come off my next bill. Or I can gift an amount to another Airtime Rewards member if I like, this is very useful with kids.
Things to Note
- I didn't get a reminder when my credit card expired, so it was just by chance that I noticed it was no longer there. So make it a habit that when a new card arrives, you go in the app and update it.
- You can opt into marketing emails and I have found them quite useful, as sometimes they negotiate particular deals with your favourite retailers. You can also get push notification as well or instead of emails if you prefer.
- Airtime Rewards are PCI compliant and all your credit card information is encrypted for safety.
- If you're not sure about anything check out the Airtime Rewards FAQs
Why don't you join too?
If you think that Airtime Rewards sound good, why don't you sign up too and if you use my referral code we both benefit? If you use referral code Y7A844HB we get 50p each for you joining and £1 each when you spend on one of your registered cards at an eligible retailer within 7 days. Super simple and as I said before, money for nothing!
Enter the referral code in the Promo Code box under Promotions in the My Account area.
Isn't it fab friends? I just love it but do remember to still exercise caution when you are spending. Never let any kind of cashback/ reward push you into buying something you can't afford.