With nearly every major bookmaker having their own loyalty card in one form of another, it’s hard to decide which one is the best.
So in this article we’re going to discuss some of the benefits of owning Ladbrokes The Grid card.
We’ll compare The Grid card with three other leading loyalty cards: Coral Connect, Paddy Power PPlus and William Hill Plus card, highlighting the pros and cons of each.
There’s also a Q&A section with some of the most frequently asked questions from punters, plus you can ask your own question in the comments section below.
Finally we ‘ll give you our professional verdict on The Grid Card and whether it’s worth a place in your wallet.
Bookmakers Raising the Game
A recent report from the Gambling Commission showed that 80% of bookmakers revenue come from just 20% of active customers, those are customers with an active account for more than 90 days.
That’s quite surprising!
Which is why the UKGC have clamped-down heavily on bookmakers such as William Hill who are unfairly targeting vulnerable players.
80% of bookmaker revenue comes from 20% of regular customers
And with the loss of fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) revenue (up to 90% in some cases) bookmakers are desperate to retain loyal customers while staying within the regulations.
As a result, we’ve seen a number of bookmakers releasing their on loyalty card programme, and Ladbrokes is no different with their latest release: Ladbrokes The Grid card.
What is Ladbrokes The Grid Card?
The Grid card is a loyalty card programme that allows customers to earn reward points each time they place a bet at Ladbrokes. Punters can then redeem these points as free bets of a number events. The card also comes with a number of discounts and offers at shops and restaurants.
Best of all Ladbrokes Grid card is completely free and anyone for anyone who wants to apply.
How do you earn Grid card points?
Punters can earn Grid card points by placing sports bets or wagers on slot and casino games. You need to place the following amounts to earn one point:
- 1 Point = £4 stake on sports betting
- 1 Point = £10 wager on slots games
- 1 Point = £20 wager on casino games
You can also earn points on slot machines (FOBT) in-store. Just insert you card or scan the Grid app on the pad provided next to the terminal to earn points every time you wager real money.
The Grid Card Rewards
As well as earning reward points for each bet, The Grid card also comes with a load of perks, including discounts off food & restaurants and entertainment. These include:
- Half-price cinema tickets
- 50% off at all Yates pubs
- 2 for 1 at Papa John’s pizza
- 35% off Now TV Day Pass
- 10% off at Kitbag
- 2 for 1 at race courses across the UK
You can even use your points to take part in exclusive prize draws to win once in a lifetime holidays or the latest tech gadgets. Previous wins have included trips to Las Vegas, Cheltenham and Royal Ascot, with one winner scooping £10,000.
And this is just the beginning…
As I believe there will be more offers and rewards from even bigger brands to follow.
Grid Card Betting Features
The Grid card also comes with a few punter perks to maximise your winning potential, these include:
Football & Horse Racing offers
These offers are exclusive to Grid Card/app only and include coupons and money backs for specific football and horse racing events.
Plug into Football
Join Ladbrokes exclusive free-to-play football game. Simply predict all 3 football match results correctly to win £100. Be aware free bet winnings are only valid for 24 hours so make sure you use them.
Collect online winnings instantly in-store
Gone are the days of having to wait 2-3 days for any winnings to be transferred to your bank account, with Ladbrokes The Grid you can pop into your local Ladbrokes store and collect any winnings instantly in cash.
Cash Out Betslips
This allows you to cash out on any bet slips while you’re on the go. It’s exclusive to Grid App users which we’ll cover in more detail later on.
Check My Acca
Similar feature to Cash Out, where you can track how well your accumulators are doing simply by scanning the barcode on your bet slip. From there you can track your accumulator whenever you are, just make sure you have a decent signal!
Best Odds Guaranteed
Ladbrokes are ensuring loyal Grid card customers that they WILL NOT be beaten on price. They compare thousands of odds from every major bookmaker for every match and sporting event to ensure you get the very best odds on the market.
How to get a Ladbrokes Grid Card Online
Getting hold of The Grid card couldn’t be simpler and takes just 5 minutes.
Existing customers can request for a card in a matter of seconds by logging into their account and selecting Request Grid card.
If you’re a new customer, go to the Ladbrokes website and sign-up.
While you’re there why not take advantage of Ladbrokes Exclusive Offer Bet 10 Get 30 in free bets.
Just be sure to use the promo code “G30”. To claim your free bets you need to place a stake of $/£10 win or $/£10 each-way at odds of at least 1/2 (1.5).
Once registered go to Accounts and request for your Grid card, you should receive the card within 2-3 working days.
If you’re a bit of a luddite you can always pop into your local Ladbrokes on the highstreet and fill in an application form. The cashier will provide you with a card there and then.
Ladbrokes Grid App
Of course if you can’t wait that long you can always download the Ladbrokes Grid App, so you won’t ever need to carry your Grid card again.
Punters can see how many points they have earned and instantly exchange these with rewards. Simply select the offer you want to trade your points for and you’ll receive a barcode to use in-store.
All you need to do is go to the The Grid app on the Google Play or Apple store and download the app onto your device.
If you’ve already connected your Grid card to your Ladbrokes account you just need to enter your username and password. From there you should see how many loyalty points you currently have along with the rewards offers available.
The Grid App Cash Out
One key benefit of having the Grid App on your mobile is the ability to scan your bet slips using your phones built-in camera to track your bets and give you the option to cash out.
You could of course cash out in-store, but this feature gives you greater freedom without being tied to the bookies on a Saturday afternoon.
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How do you Cash Out with the Ladbrokes Grid Card?
First thing you’ll need is the Ladbrokes Grid app as we discussed previously. Once you have this, simply scan your bet slip using the phones camera and you should see the bet in Your Betslips.
From there you select the bet and request to cash out. You’ll be given a quote for the cash out value at that given time, just click Accept and your winnings are automatically added to your balance.
Lost my Ladbrokes Grid Card
Just pop into you local branch to cancel your current card and the cashier will issue you a new card.
If you do not have a Ladbrokes nearby you can always log into your account and report the card missing. Ladbrokes will then issue you a new card through the post.
Ladbrokes Grid Card App not work, now what?
If you happen to have difficulties accessing your Grid card app using your phone, it maybe that the app has crashed while it was running in the background.
The fastest way to resolve this is the following:
- Select the apps icon at the bottom-left of the home-screen
- Tap on the cross “X” to exit the app
- This will close the app to allow you to reopen.
If you’re still having difficulties then you should Close All opened apps and restart the phone.
Failing that there could be a compatibility issue with the latest software release and the model of your phone. Try uninstalling and then reinstalling the app to see if this helps.
Terms & Conditions to Consider…
Collect online winning in-store: Is restricted to a maximum withdrawal of £1,000 per day. You may also be required to provide a photo ID of yourself and proof of a credit or debit card held in the account to uphold security.
Best Odds Guaranteed: Maximum stakes apply to the following singles and multiple bets; Max single stake £100 win or £100 each way. Doubles/Trebles/Trixies £25 win or £25 each way. All other multiple-based bets £5 win or £5 each way. Max best odds capped at £50k a day.
Free-to-Play Football: Available in-store only with valid coupon and match predictions are required before kick-off. Customer need to predict 3 out of 3 games to win £100 cash in your account, predict 2 out of 3 games to win £5 free bet and 1 out of 3 games to win £1 free bet. Winnings will be credited to verified customer Grid cards within 72 hours and ONLY valid for 24hours.
Ladbrokes certainly look like they’re onto something as I can see the attraction of having a loyalty card that gives me both perks while betting and entertaining the family very attractive.
It’s by no means perfect, as I’m disappointed that you can’t directly convert points into something more useful such as free bets or enhanced odds. The “wager to points” ratio on sports betting seems fair, but on slots and casino the amount looks disproportionate (up to five-times in some cases).
To be fair to Ladbrokes I’m sure they’re just testing the water for the time being, as we’ll see bigger brands and features to come.
I think if you’re regular Ladbrokes punter it makes sense to sign-up to The Grid card as there’s plenty of attractive offers to take advantage of. Just don’t fall into the trap of being dependent on them just for the points, if you can get better offers elsewhere.