Matched betting mum daily planner

Matched Betting Daily Planner

I wrote a post a while ago about how I manage to fit in matched betting around my children. Since then, I’ve been thinking about whether there are more practical tips and advice I can offer.

Could I create a daily schedule to help people work out when to do matched betting? Would a diary showing when to look for offers help?

The trouble with these ideas is that they’re a little too prescriptive. The great thing about matched betting is that I can do it whenever it suits me. The time I have available for matched betting changes depending on what life throws at me every day.

But there are certain tasks I do every day when I’m matched betting. So I’ve pulled these all together in a daily planner for you to work through as you can. Whether you use Profit Accumulator or not, this should help you to work out the types of tasks you need to do every day.


Matched Betting Mum daily planner

Use this daily planner from Matched Betting Mum to help plan your matched betting


  • The first thing I do in the morning is to check for any new reload offers on Profit Accumulator.
  • I also check the bingo, casino and sportsbook signup offers every couple of weeks just to see if there are any new offers to do.
  • I also open the Profit Accumulator forum to ensure I receive alerts about any offers on my desktop computer as they come up during the day.
  • It is also worth checking your inbox (including your junk email) to see whether you have been sent any offers direct to your inbox. This is especially important during high profile sporting events or at the weekends when the football is on.


  • Next it’s important to plan when you will place your bets. I always place whatever qualifying bets I can as soon as I see the offers advertised.
  • I will also check through my previous bets to check whether I am owed any free bets and will place these bets at the same time.
  • It is very important to schedule reminders if you need to place any bets at a later point. For example, many offers need to be done when a match is in-play. So I will set a reminder on my smartphone to do this as soon as the match starts. Similarly, I will also set reminders for the different stages of any accumulator bets I place. If I am due to be credited with free bets or casino bonuses at a later date I will also put these into my diary.


  • I’ve written before about the importance of record keeping to keep track of the different bets you place and how much money you’ve made!
  • I try to update my records every couple of days so that this task doesn’t become too overwhelming.


  • I find that I place bets through the day as different offers become available.
  • My calendar reminders will alert me to any bets I need to place at various points during the day.
  • I also check the computer periodically. Then, as I receive alerts for different offers, I will place these bets. For example, I will receive alerts for price boosts or close matches that are needed for some offers.
  • I will often complete casino offers when I’m relaxing in front of the TV or doing the ironing. This way, I can complete any lengthy wagering requirements without wasting large chunks of my day simply sitting in front of the computer.


  • I also sometimes check the list of reload offers again in the evening. At this time there are often some casino offers or free spins listed, which might only be available to coincide with a high profile sporting event.

I hope this gives you a good flavour of the different types of tasks I do most days and helps with your own planning. Matched betting can be a little overwhelming when you start out but it does become much easier the longer you do it! Now I rarely spend more than an hour matched betting each day.

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The simple answer to this question is yes. Matched betting is a risk free way to make a considerable amount of extra money, month after month.

However, a couple of people have been in touch with me recently to query this. They’ve been confused by references to casino wins and risky bets whilst researching what matched betting is.

I can understand their confusion. A quick google search will throw up lots of people sharing their big casino wins and how they won free bets.

So, to dispel the confusion, this post explains just what is and isn’t risky about matched betting.


Matched betting involves you using your own money to place bets against each other. Whilst matched betting services like Profit Accumulator will tell you exactly what you need to do, there’s always scope for human error.

I made a few mistakes when I started out. I didn’t lose too much money. In fact, some of the mistakes actually made me money. However, it’s a gut wrenching feeling when you do make a mistake. So I compiled a guide to the most common types of mistakes you can make when doing matched betting. Make sure you read this to know what types of mistakes to look out for.


Matched betting works by placing bets against each other out. You don’t lose any money when placing any qualifying bets because you will always get your money back. And, as you also use free bets given to you by bookmakers, you end up being able to keep this money.

By far the majority of all matched betting offers follow this process. And they are therefore completely risk free.

This includes all of the bookmaker sign up offers. There are more than 50 introductory offers listed on Profit Accumulator, worth over £2000. So there’s a lot of risk-free money to be made simply by signing up to different bookies.

As you carry on matched betting, you’ll move on to reload offers. Most of these offers follow exactly the same process and are risk free too.

The Profit Accumulator forum has dedicated threads to help you make £1000 per month (£300 if you also work full-time) from the reload offers. These threads list only risk-free offers.

riskier matched betting reload offers

If you’ve seen my guide to reload offers, you’ll be aware there are lots of different types of ongoing matched betting offers.

Most of these are risk-free. However, there are some riskier offers.

These are offers where you place your qualifying bets (both at the bookmakers and the exchange) but the free bet is dependent on a certain outcome. If that outcome doesn’t materialise then you won’t receive a free bet. If this happens, then you will lose your qualifying loss. However, these losses tend only to be very small amounts of money (about 10% of the bet you place as a maximum).

If you want to participate in these offers you should consider what the qualifying loss is likely to be and whether it is worth taking the risk in losing this amount of money.

In many circumstances it is also possible to mitigate against any qualifying losses:

  • if a free bet is dependent on a horse winning a race, you can overlay the amount of money you place at the betting exchange to ensure your qualifying losses are negligible. This means you will lose more initially if the horse wins but some of the free bet will cover this. If the horse loses, then you will lose nothing. Profit Accumulator’s calculator will help you select the amount you need to overlay when you put it into advanced mode.
  • You can choose to lock in a profit on accumulator offers, regardless of whether there is only one loser.
  • In some circumstances you can also lay against the refund event. For example, some football refunds might be dependent on a goalless draw. In these circumstances, you can often lay against the draw as well in order to guarantee you make money from these offers. This is known as locking in profit. You won’t make a great deal of money this way, but it ensures you will always make some money rather than leaving the refund to chance.


The other type of riskier offers are casino offers. Again, though, these aren’t always risky. In many instances, online casinos will give away free spins and bonuses. I’ve made a few hundred pounds this way.

But there are also some riskier offers, where you might have to wager through a certain amount of money in the casino in order to receive a free bet or bonus.

I’ve compiled a guide to help you get to grips with casino offers.

It’s important you decide how much you are willing to risk before attempting the riskier offers. I’m naturally more risk averse. So I only tend to risk a maximum of £20-£25 at any time. And, even then, I’ll only take the risk if I’m having a good month matched betting.

Many people are prepared to take bigger risks than me and will often make more money than me. They look at the whole picture and consider these small risks worth taking in the grander scheme of how much money they’ve made matched betting. I can understand this view point. However, I am reliant on the money I make matched betting each month. Hence my more cautious approach!

I hope you find this post useful. If you have any other questions about matched betting you can always take a look at my frequently asked questions. If there’s something you’re still unsure about then please do get in touch. You can email me ( or contact me via Twitter or Facebook.

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Football is back. Depending on your viewpoint this is either welcome news or pretty much the last thing you want to hear.

The new Premier League season starts tomorrow night, with Arsenal taking on Leicester City. No matter how hard you try, you’ll be hard pressed to avoid footy between now and next May.

I’ve always dreaded the start of the football season. Suddenly, our weekends and trips out need to be planned around football matches.

But things have changed this year for me. I actually can’t wait. This is because it’s going to be easier to top up my income.

The start of the new season is one of the most profitable times of year for matched betting.


For those who haven’t heard of matched betting, don’t worry – you’re not alone.

My guide to matched betting tells you everything you need to know. But, in a snapshot:

  • Matched betting is not gambling – the profits are guaranteed
  • You don’t need to know anything about football (or any sport for that matter)
  • It’s a proven method of earning a bit of extra cash each month

It basically involves triggering the bonuses offered by bookmakers to make cash. Now, to do this, you have to place a bet but, with matched betting, you also put money on the opposite outcome, to cover your stake. You really can’t lose.

The main challenges are finding the right bets and working out how to complete each one safely. But help is at hand – that’s where matched betting services come in.

There are a few out there but the biggest and most established is Profit Accumulator.


In exchange for a monthly fee, they guide you through every step of the process to help you start earning. The amount you can make really depends on how much time you can spare. Some of their members make £1,000-plus every month. I tend to make about £500 per month from a few hours effort every week. My matched betting diaries set out my earnings in detail.

They have about 20,000 subscribers and many of them are stay-at-home parents. It’s easy to see why it’s popular – you can do it in your own time, when it suits you, from home (or anywhere with wifi) and all your earnings are tax-free.

Admittedly, it takes some getting your head around. The best thing to do is try the free trial, where you complete two example offers and can make about £35-£45.


Big sporting events are the best time for matched betting because that’s when the bookmakers have most of their offers on.

Members at Profit Accumulator lick their lips during Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National (some even take the week off work).

And the start of the new Premier League season is similar. Bookmakers are desperate to get new customers and existing customers gambling, so offer bigger than usual incentives, making it a perfect time to start matched betting.

To mark the start of the new season, Profit Accumulator is also offering full membership for three days for £1 for new customers and former customers who want to give it another go.

What are you waiting for?

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If you read my monthly matched betting diaries, you’ll know I recently celebrated my first matched betting birthday! To mark the occasion, I’ve teamed up with Profit Accumulator. They are offering one free annual membership as a prize to readers of my matched betting blog. It’s worth a whopping £150! Enter the giveaway here.


Many people are put off matched betting because they think it’s a form of gambling. But it’s not! It’s simply a process to take advantage of the free bets and bonuses bookmakers give out. Matched betting involves placing bets which cancel each other out. Therefore, you don’t lose money. Instead, you get your money back. As you use free bets, rather than your own money, you get to walk away with the value of those free bets.

Matched betting is a tried and tested way of making some extra money, as highlighted in The Telegraph and Huffington Post. This is what The Guardian had to say when it reviewed matched betting as a way for people to earn extra money:

With bookmakers offering ‘free bets’ to tempt new customers, you can play the system and pocket hundreds of pounds – with little risk to your own cash (The Guardian, June 2010)

As someone who had no experience – or interest – in gambling or betting, I was very nervous when I started. However, one year on, I’ve made £7500 in my spare time, fitting it in around my two young children. Matched betting is the perfect way to make some extra cash, whether you need it for everyday things or want to save for something special. My aim in running this website is to help explain what matched betting is to help people like me. It features tips to help people get started matched betting, a guide to the terminology of this strange world and lots of frequently asked questions about matched betting.


I couldn’t have made the money I have without Profit Accumulator’s help. Profit Accumulator is a matched betting subscription service.

Rather than searching for all the offers available, Profit Accumulator does this work for you. They provide detailed training about how to complete each offer, and have bespoke software and calculators to help you find and place your bets.

As a busy mum, I can only spare about six hours per weeks for matched betting. Profit Accumulator finds all the bets I need to place and tells me what I need to do to make the most amount of money. They hold my hand and guide me step by step through the matched betting process.

Their monthly and annual membership packages provide access to training on more than £2000 worth of introductory offers. They also have expert advice on how to carry on making money month after month through ongoing reload offers.


My Profit Accumulator review sets out everything you need to know about what’s included in their membership package. For your chance to win an annual subscription package with Profit Accumulator enter here via Rafflecopter.


Why not sign up to Profit Accumulator’s free trial while you’re waiting for the results of this giveaway? As part of the free trial they provide full training – written guidance and video tutorials – to help you complete two bookmaker signup offers. It’s an ideal way to make around £35 whilst finding out if matched betting is something that might work for you.


  • Entrants must log in and choose an entry option via Rafflecopter. You can gain extra entries in the draw by following the other options in Rafflecopter. The winner will be chosen randomly.
  • Open to residents of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland only.
  • Entrants must be aged over 18.
  • The giveaway opens on 19th July 2017. Entries must be received by 23:59 on Thursday 31st August 2017.
  • One winner will receive one annual Platinum Membership package from Profit Accumulator. The prize is not transferable.
  • The winner will be informed via email or social media messaging within 7 days of the closing date. The winner must respond within 28 days to claim their prize.
  • Profit Accumulator is the sponsor of this giveaway and is responsible for prize fulfilment.
  • The winner’s contact details will be passed to Profit Accumulator for the purpose of prize fulfilment. The winner will be required to sign up for a free trial with Profit Accumulator if they have not already opened an account. This free membership will then be converted to an annual Platinum Membership free of charge.
  • This is a joint promotion by Matched Betting Mum and Profit Accumulator.
  • Winner’s name available on request.
  • This prize draw is governed by English law and the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising in connection with it.



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I love matched betting. It gives me a reliable source of extra income every month. And it’s given me the excuse to start this matched betting blog and share my knowledge.

My monthly matched betting diaries present a fair assessment of how I manage to find time to do matched betting. But it’s difficult to present a full picture of what it’s really like to do matched betting in these diary snippets.

I want people to be armed with as much information as possible to help them make a decision about whether matched betting is right for them. Once you become experienced, matched betting is a brilliant way of making some extra money from home.  But it’s not for everyone. It’s a reflection of my own experiences after nearly a year of matched betting. It also reflects the experiences of those I know who do matched betting, some of whom love it as much as me, others who have stopped.


I wouldn’t be wasting my time if there weren’t lots of pros to matched betting. But let’s deal with the downsides first.


There’s no getting away from the fact that matched betting is a complicated subject.

My guide to matched betting aims to break this down as simply as possible. Matched betting involves you placing bets which cancel each other out. Therefore, you don’t lose money. Instead, you just get your money back. As you use free bets given to you bookmakers, rather than your own money, this means you can walk away with the value of those free bets. As there are so many bookmaker offers to take advantage of, there’s lots of money to be made.

But if you’ve ever tried explaining this to people, I’ve no doubt you’ve been met with lots of confused faces. I’m very happy to talk about matched betting with anyone I meet. However, I’ve no doubt that some members of my family are convinced I’m a secret gambler. This amuses me and I can brush it off. But it does mean there is an unfortunate taboo associated with the subject which may put some people off.


Many people make in excess of £1000 per month from matched betting. I’m gutted I’m not one of them. I simply don’t have enough time – or flexibility – to do more. To earn this much you realistically need to spend at least 2 hours per day matched betting. You also need to be available for different types of offers at different times of the day.

As a busy mum of two young children I’m lucky if I can spare an hour most days. It’s also difficult for me to dedicate any time to matched betting at the weekends, when the most profitable offers are available. I have working friends with children who have started – and then stopped – as they didn’t really have any spare time for it. If you’re busy, then it’s unlikely matched betting will be suitable for you.

That said, my initial aim was to make £500 per month. I’ve worked out ways to manage matched betting as a stay at home mum, meaning I beat this target early! On a good week I can only spare a maximum of six hours for matched betting. This works out to me earning more than £20 per hour in my spare time. Not bad for jumping on the computer occasionally!


Matched betting involves you using your own cash to place the different types of bets. Unless you are careful, it can be easy to make mistakes matched betting. My advice is to take it slowly and always double check your bets match the calculations.


Although your money is not at risk, you do need an initial pot of money to start matched betting. That money isn’t at risk, but you need to use it in different accounts to cover the back and lay bets that need to be made.

I started matched betting with an initial pot of £50. But it took me a few months to build up a pot that was big enough to be able to participate in any offer that I wanted to. This also meant  I couldn’t really use the money I was making matched betting. However, I now regularly withdraw the money I make each month.

It was frustrating not being able to use the money I had sitting in my different accounts. However, I knew I wanted to try making money from matched betting for as long as possible. I therefore considered it an investment allowing my matched betting pot to build up.

If – like me – you want to do matched betting for as long as possible, then I’d recommend you build your pot up to at least £2000 before starting to draw down on it.


Unsurprisingly, bookmakers aren’t too keen on you taking advantage of their offers. They regularly review betting accounts. If you only ever take advantage of offers and choose matches where the bookmaker and betting exchange odds are very close, then it is likely your accounts will be limited. This is referred to as being gubbed. It means you can no longer participate in their offers.

Anyone who does matched betting dreads getting an email like this. It’s happened to me on a small number of accounts. I remember thinking my matched betting days were over as soon as I received that first email.

However, when I reflected back on the amount of money those accounts made me, it was very small and these gubbings have made no impact on my overall income. That said, I now do more mug bets (where I attempt to look like a normal punter) to avoid similar limitations being imposed on other, more profitable, accounts.


This might be an odd thing to highlight as a downside. However, several people I know who started matched betting simply aren’t that keen because they prefer to gamble. As you will rarely make more than the value of the free bet matched betting, some people simply prefer to take a chance at winning a greater amount of money. They like setting aside an odd £20-£30 each week to bet on some local horse races or put on a football accumulator.

Gambling is not for me. That is why I like matched betting so much. It is satisfying seeing my income increase every day. Even though the amounts may sometimes be small, all those £5 free bets really do add up. Gamblers inevitably lose, which is why the bookmakers make so much money!

That said, if anyone has a gambling or addiction problem then I would recommend they do not do matched betting. The bonus offers are there to entice people to gamble. I’m level headed and will never go that one step further and gamble my money away. But it can be tempting. This is particularly so with the casino offers. With massive prize pots on offer, the thought of spending a little bit more money in the hope of winning an elusive big prize is alluring. Don’t be sucked into this!

If you think you have a gambling problem, or know someone who might, the National Gambling Helpline offers help and advice.



Matched betting is not a get rich quick scheme. Unfortunately, it won’t make you a millionaire! But it is probably the quickest and easiest way to make extra money from the comfort of your own home.

There are £2000 worth of sign up offers alone. So even if you don’t want to do matched betting for too long, it’s a brilliant way to get a significant cash injection.

And once those initial offers have been completed, there are plenty of reload offers to help keep the money coming in. I reliably make around £500 per month on these offers alone. And many others make more than this.


As well as bookmaker sign up offers, there are lots of casino offers to take advantage of too. And with these comes the chance of a big win!

I was a little nervous starting these types of offers so I wrote an introduction to casino offers to help people like me.

I’ve never had a big win, but I’ve managed to win a few hundred pounds and am hoping for something bigger one day. Of course, this is extremely unlikely so I would never carry on playing casino games on the off chance. But I’ve heard lots of stories of people winning large sums of money playing through these types of offers, so it’s always a possibility.


Matched betting can be quite a lonely experience, especially if you are on your own at home. That’s why, if you choose to use a matched betting service like Profit Accumulator, their online support is a real bonus.

Not only is the Profit Accumulator forum a great source of knowledge and advice, but there is also a great sense of camaraderie. Other members are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. And many members seem to have become good online friends through their shared interest in matched betting.


When I first became a stay at home mum it was difficult to adjust to losing my regular income. I had for many years been the main wage earner, so it was a shock to the system suddenly to rely on someone else.

While matched betting doesn’t replace my earnings,  it gives me a tremendous amount of satisfaction that I’m once again contributing to the family finances. Significantly, it’s helped us to clear some debt that would otherwise be sitting & shifting between credit cards as the 0% deals come to an end.


With prices on the rise and uncertainty about the economy, there’s no doubt people are feeling squeezed managing their household incomes at the moment. So it’s difficult for people to save towards anything big in their life.

Matched betting is a brilliant way to plug this gap and save extra money towards a significant event. This is what people have told me they have used their matched betting earnings on:

  • Weddings;
  • House deposit;
  • Expensive holidays;
  • Garden design; and
  • Home improvements


As long as you’re over 18 & in the UK, there’s no limitations on who can do matched betting. As I highlighted above, you do need a little spare time though. It’s difficult – but not impossible – to do matched betting if you work. If you can still spare a little bit of time in the evenings and at weekends, then there’s plenty of opportunity to make money.

And if you’re lucky enough to have a little bit more time on your hands then matched betting is perfect for you. This means it’s ideal for students and retirees as well as stay at home mums and dads.


I hope this post gives you an insight into the realities of matched betting. If you’ve tried it I’d love to hear how you got on. If you’re tempted to give it a try, don’t delay!

Profit Accumulator is the biggest UK website aimed at guiding people through the matched betting process. My Profit Accumulator review will help you decide whether you might benefit from signing up to their service. They offer a free trial where they walk you through all of the steps involved in placing your first few bets. You can make £35 simply seeing whether matched betting is something that might work for you.

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How to use Profit Accumulator Forum


This post sets out some pointers to find your way around Profit Accumulator’s forum. The forum is a discussion board for a wide range of matched betting topics. Using the forum is essential to help maximise the amount of money you can make matched betting.

You can find my full review of the service Profit Accumulator provides here. The main reason I chose Profit Accumulator was due its large membership. With more than 20,000 active members, the forum benefits from their experience and expertise. As a result, the forum is Profit Accumulator’s biggest selling point. No matter how simple or complicated the query is, you can always find an answer to any question you might have. It’s a place that provides much needed support when you start matched betting. And it’s packed full of advice on different techniques and strategies you can use as you become more advanced.


The forum layout is very clear so it is easy to find relevant topics. Every single offer has its own dedicated discussion topic. These are grouped according to what type of offer it is, for example a signup or a reload offer. An archive section also lists all of the discussion topics for offers that have expired. This is helpful if you need to refer back to different offers, for example if you want to check the terms for a free bet. It’s also possible to read back through entire topics to check the types of questions that have been asked.

There are also wider sections where announcements are made, and offering general tips and advice. These might cover specialist subjects like how to avoid being gubbed and how to complete different types of matched betting offers. I also find it helpful to check whether offers sent to me via email are worth completing. As these are only available for limited numbers of people these types of offers aren’t always listed on Profit Accumulator. But if you post details of the offer on the forum, other members will advise whether it is likely to be profitable.

The topics update in real time and you will receive desktop notifications when you choose to ‘watch’ different threads. The forum is backed up by a strong team of support staff and moderators. They ensure that no query goes unanswered.


When you sign up to Profit Accumulator’s free trial you will get access to the forum topics for both the offers included in the trial. Before completing either of those offers, I recommend reading both those discussion threads. This will give you a good idea about the types of questions people have had and the type of bets people placed.

I certainly found the answers to all the questions I had at first. Reading through the forum also gave me greater insight into how the offer worked. As I was still unsure exactly what I was doing at that point, this gave me the confidence to complete the first few offers.


When you sign up to full membership (paying either monthly or annually) with Profit Accumulator you will get unlimited access to the forum. The forum will be an essential tool as you progress through the initial sign up offers.

But the real value comes when you move on to reload offers. As well as checking the list of offers Profit Accumulator has on their main site, I also check the forum daily. This sometimes highlights other offers which are invitation only, lists price boosts and helps me find the best matches between the bookmakers and exchanges.

I recommend you watch certain threads to help boost your matched betting income. When you watch a thread you will receive desktop notifications to alert you to a new message when you are online. Also, when you open up the forum you will see alerts to let you know what messages you have missed since you last logged in.

These are the threads that I watch and refer to most days:

  • How to make £1000 a month (or £300 a month if you can only do matched betting in the evenings and at weekends)
  • Price Boosts Thread
  • Price Boost Questions / Chat / Discussion Thread
  • ACCA Offers Discussion & Questions
  • Ongoing Football Reloads

You can also choose to unwatch different threads if you don’t want to follow them all the time. This is handy when you might only want to watch a thread for a limited time, for example to see if anyone finds a good match for a specific offer. In addition, I will also occasionally watch the extra places thread during popular horse racing events, like the Grand National, Cheltenham and Royal Ascot.


It’s also possible to follow updates from the forum if you’re on the move. The Pushbullet app is available for all smartphones, and can be linked to the Profit Accumulator forum so that you never miss an update. This makes it easy to keep abreast of offers when you are out and about. It’s also ideal if you’re working but want to sneak in time for matched betting during a lunch break.

Hopefully this post gives you a good introduction about how to make the most of Profit Accumulator’s forum. To find out more about the services Profit Accumulator offers then take a look at my in depth review or take part in their free trial to see if matched betting might be for you.

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Juggling Matched Betting as a Stay at Home Mum


It’s no secret that I love matched betting. It gives me a substantial amount of extra cash each month for very little effort. My aim through this website is to show how easy it is for anyone who has a little spare time to do this. Especially if you join a matched betting service like Profit Accumulator. But, for mums in particular, it can be a bit daunting getting started. And how can you manage it alongside full-time mum duties?

I’ve been matched betting for almost a year now. My guide to getting started will help you take those initial cautious first steps. But, with two young children to care for, it’s not always easy to find the time to do matched betting. Reflecting on how I’ve managed things, this post summarises how I manage to fit matched betting in alongside family life.

Everyone is different. So while this works for me, it may not work for you. But hopefully you can take something from this if you’re worried about how you can fit it in or are just starting out.


  • Work through all of the initial offers slowly. You need to allow yourself about an hour for each of the first few offers when you start. Allow all of the bets to settle and track your money before moving on to the next offer. This will help you understand how matched betting works. The more bets you place, the easier it will be to understand. And the quicker the whole process will become.
  • Place your first few bets when you know you’ll have a chunk of time away from the children. I completed most of the sign up offers in the evenings. If this is difficult, can your partner or a family member look after them for an hour or so?


  • It can feel like a right slog when you first start out! The endless forms to complete, time spent finding bets and then double checking everything you’re doing can be a little soul destroying. And it’s likely you’ll question whether matched betting is really for you.
  • But persevere! Within a few months you’ll be an experienced matched better. It now takes me next to no time to find and place my bets and it’s easier to squeeze in around the children than it ever has been! I now spend a lot less time matched betting, but for far greater rewards.


  • Before I started matched betting, any spare time I had tended to be used doing the housework or looking at my phone for the latest Facebook updates. Now I squeeze in time for matched betting whenever I can. The result is that I do struggle to keep on top of the cleaning. But I’ve never really needed an excuse to avoid that if I’m being honest!
  • I found the initial sign up offers more time consuming than the reload offers. So I tended to place these bets in the evenings or on an odd day when a grandparent might have had the children.
  • I’m lucky that my son still likes his sleep so I’ll often have an hour or so most lunchtimes to check the current reload offers available. I’ll have a good browse of all the offers and place any relevant bets then.
  • Many casino offers have large amounts of wagering attached to them. I’ll normally complete these whilst I’m doing the ironing or cooking dinner. That way, I’m available to activate bonus rounds without having to spend hours sitting in front of a computer. It also has the added advantage of making these chores much more interesting!


  • If the time you have available for matched betting is limited, it’s important to accept you won’t always be able to get involved in all of the offers available. Instead, set yourself a realistic target for the amount of money you would like to make which correlates to the amount of free time you’re likely to have.
  • As a rough guide, you should be able to make up to £500 per month if you can spend a few hours each week matched betting; £1000 per month if you can spare about 2 hours per day; and £1500 based on 3 hours per day.
  • I have about 6 hours per week available for matched betting and I aim to make about £500 per month. I’ve made more than £5000 in 9 months so this is definitely achievable. My monthly matched betting diary series will show you how I’ve made this money.


  • There tend to be fewer offers available earlier in the week. As it’s unlikely I’ll complete any offers then I’m more likely to arrange trips out for the day at these times. If I’m short on time but see offers available for a future date I’ll often put them in my diary to remind me to come back to them at a later point.
  • Weekends can be the most profitable for matched betting. But I struggle with this because that’s our family time. The family will always take precedence. That’s not to say I’ll never place any bets at the weekend; I simply have to manage it quite carefully. Most of the available offers will be advertised a day or so before. Therefore I’ll often place any qualifying bets on a Friday evening. If I know I’ll be around the house or will have internet access then I take advantage of in-play and accumulator offers at the weekends. But I don’t bother with these offers if I think they might interfere with my weekend plans.
  • If, like me, your time is limited at weekends, then it’s important to accept this will affect the amount of money you are able to make. This weekend, for example, is the last one where football offers will be available for some time. However, I’m out and about with the children and simply won’t be able to take advantage of the potentially more profitable offers. This will mean my earnings will be lower than normal.


  • As simple as matched betting is, it is easy to make mistakes. Experience tells me that this is more likely to happen if you have little children vying for your attention at the same time as you’re placing bets. So I now avoid this!
  • This guide about the most common types of mistakes you can make matched betting will help you avoid mistakes and limit their impact.


Profit Accumulator’s forum is its biggest selling point. With more than 20,000 active members, it’s a very helpful source of advice. I’ve found answers to all of the questions I’ve ever had about matched betting, simply by using the search function. And it’s full of tips and tricks to help maximise your matched betting income, saving you more time! Each offer has a dedicated section on the forum, and staff and fellow members will reply quickly to any queries or questions you might have.

As you get more experienced and start to tackle the reload offers, it’s important to follow the following threads to help you maximise the amount of money you can make matched betting:

  • How to make £1000 a month – shows you all of the offers to complete to guarantee a monthly income of £1000
  • How to make £300 a month PART TIME – aimed at people who can only place bets in the evenings or at weekends
  • Price Boosts Thread – where members post details of any price boosts they have found, which can make an instant profit


When time is short, it’s essential you use technology to help you manage. I find the following helpful:

  • Using autofill on your computer makes light work of all the forms you need to complete when signing up for new bookmakers accounts.
  • Use your calendar and set reminders on your phone to keep track of your bets. I find this particularly useful when I have accumulators running or need to place some bets in-play.


  • Don’t forget to keep track of all your bets and the money you’re making! This blog post tells you what information you’ll find it helpful to record. I’m an old fashioned girl and love any excuse to buy a new notebook. So I use the traditional pen and paper method. But there are plenty of spreadsheets to help too.


  • If you only have a very limited amount of time to do matched betting then it’s essential that you sign up to matched betting service like Profit Accumulator. This means I get up to date information about all of the latest matched betting offers in one place, with access to software to help me find and calculate my bets.
  • You can read my full review of their service here. I chose to join them because they are very competitively priced and have the largest online community, which provides invaluable support.

I hope you find these tips useful. If you need any support or have any questions then please do leave a comment. Or you can contact me via Facebook or Twitter.

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Matched Betting Reload Offers


If you’re a regular reader, you’ll have seen me mention reload offers before. My introduction to matched betting shows there are more than £2000 worth of sign up offers to work through when you first sign up to Profit Accumulator. But if you’re like me, you’ll want to sustain an extra income from matched betting for as long as possible. Reload offers make that possible.

These are the main types of reload offers you will come across. Some offers will be available most weeks. Lots of offers are seasonal, linked to major sporting events through the year. At the moment, for example, there’s a lot of excitement about the Cheltenham Festival in March, which is notorious as an opportunity to make extra money! And other offers will depend on just how keen a bookie is to attract – or keep – your business.

Some offers can be cumbersome and time consuming. Others might require you to build up a betting profile before you start tackling them. For example, you might want to use an offer attached to a greyhound race. If so, it would be wise to place a few extra mug bets on greyhound races if you have never bet on this type of sport before.


But don’t let this put you off. Once you’re used to doing reload offers it’s possible to earn £1000 per month simply from the risk free reload offers. The Profit Accumulator forum even tells you which offers to do to make this money. The only thing that holds me back from making this much is the fact I can only spare 6 hours a week. I’m not always around when the offers are available.

I recommend you try as many offers as you can. Don’t let the seemingly low value of the offers hold you back. Most offers take 5 minutes to complete and those £5 free bets really do add up very quickly. And if you are ever confused or unsure about what to do then you should consult the forum if you’re a member of Profit Accumulator. Alternatively, ask me any questions you have by leaving me a comment or contacting me via Facebook or Twitter.



By these, I mean the bread and butter type of offer where you place a qualifying bet and receive a free bet in return. These types of offers are available periodically from all of the major bookmakers, often linked to a big match or sporting event.


Bookmakers often offer enhanced odds on certain sporting events. When these odds are higher than the lay odds at a betting exchange, you can make an instant profit simply by placing both the back and lay bets. I should stress these are special offers which are different to arbs. Arbs are where the bookmakers inadvertently have their odds higher than the lay odds. If you place a bet on an arb you can expect your account to be closed down or limited very quickly. Instead, most bookmakers have special sections of their websites dedicated to offering enhanced odds on different events.

I make roughly £1-£3 from each price boost I do. On the face of it, this doesn’t seem like a lot of money. But, my matched betting diaries show that I make an average of £100 per month via these offers. This is a great return considering how quick and easy these offers are to complete.


Many of the reload offers are linked to placing bets whilst a match is underway. For example, bet £10 on one football match in-play and receive a free bet for another match in-play. It can be harder to find matches between the back and lay odds and the odds can also fluctuate quickly when placing in-play bets. But if you stick to placing the bets during a break in the match or game, for example at half time, you can still make some fairly decent money from these offers.


These are bets associated with backing a certain team or player to win a competition, for example the top Premier League Goalscorer or winning team in a football competition. This will tie your money up for the duration of that competition. But these offers can be quite profitable because you will get free bets every time the team or player scores a goal. So if you can set aside the money needed to cover both the qualifying bet and the liability of the lay bet, then these offers are definitely worth taking up.


A number of bookmakers will, from time to time, offer you free bets for each goal the team you back scores in a match. These offers aren’t risk free – if the team doesn’t score then you don’t get a free bet. However, for a small qualifying loss, these offers are definitely worth a punt. And so far, I’ve got free bets from every offer I’ve taken part in.


An accumulator is when you choose multiple selections and place a bet on them all winning. These are a bit more time consuming. Firstly, you need to find a number of bets taking place at different times where the back and lay odds are closely matched. You then need to place lay bets as each game in the accumulator takes place. Profit Accumulator has various calculators and spreadsheets available to help you with these types of bets. It also recently introduced Acca Catcher to help find suitable bets and make it easier to work out the calculations involved.

You can make money from these offers in different ways. Many bookmakers offer free bets in return for placing an accumulator with them. Others will offer a free bet if one of the legs in the accumulator loses.


Refund offfers are attached to most football matches. These will give you a refund as a free bet or extra winnings if certain eventualities occur. The most common types of offer include:

  • extra winnings if the crossbar gets hit during the game;
  • a refund on certain types of bets if the game result is 0-0;
  • a refund if you lose your bet in the closing few minutes of a game; and
  • double winnings if the team you back wins both halves;

Of course, there’s no guarantee that any of these eventualities will occur. But I often take part in these offers if there is only a small qualifying loss.


These offers can be very profitable. But there are no guarantees you will make money from them. Most bookies offer refunds on certain horse races if you finish second to the favourite or back a winner at high odds.


Many bookmakers will offer you a free bet every week if you place bets regularly with them.


A lock-in is where you can guarantee to make money regardless of the match result. So, if you are reliant on a team winning to give you a free bet, you can sometimes use advanced calculators to ensure you make money even if the team loses. There are various different combinations of offers which will allow you to make money. I don’t always do these offers. Nevertheless, I rely on the Profit Accumulator forum to let me know when a lock-in is available.


Many bookmakers combine offers from their sportsbook and casino pages. So you might get free spins in return for placing a bet or for each goal scored. Similarly, you might receive a free bet if you wager a certain amount of money in the casino. There are no guarantees with these types of offers. If I’m having a good month then I will often try them out. I’m yet to hit a big win though!


Invite only offers, usually sent to you via text message or email, can be very lucrative. In the last month, I received £150 worth of free bets.

It’s important to make sure you tick the box allowing the bookmaker to send you details of their special offers. The numbers of texts and emails you’ll receive is annoying. But it doesn’t take long to take a quick look at each offer to see if it’s worthwhile and delete the messages that aren’t relevant. Keep checking your emails. If you receive a free bet, you’ll soon forget the irritation.


There are two main ways to bet on horse racing – the win market and the place market. These offers are related to the place market and when you place an each way bet. This market pays out if the horse you back finishes in any set number of positions, for example the top 3 or top 4 places.


Occasionally bookmakers will offer to pay out on extra places, paying out for example on the top 5 places instead of the top 4. In these cases, the exchange lay market will normally cover a fewer number of places, in this case the top 4.

You can make money if a horse you back finishes in that extra pace because both your back bet and lay bet will win.


I hope you find this guide to the different types of reload offers helpful. It can take some time to get your head around the different types of offers available and how to complete them. I don’t have time to do this all myself, which is why I pay a matched betting service to do this for me. Regular readers will know I use Profit Accumulator. Ultimately, this gives me more time to spend with my children and less time matched betting. They do all the hard work analysing the terms and conditions, searching for offers and telling you how to do all of the different offers step by step.

I’ve done a full review of their service and highly recommend them. If you haven’t yet taken the plunge with matched betting, remember they offer a free trial where you can easily make £35-£40 simply giving matched betting a try.

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Monthly Matched Betting Diaries…9 Months On

Those of you who follow this blog will know that I regularly update my matched betting diaries to show how much money I’m making from matched betting. This is the latest instalment covering my matched betting earnings in February 2017.

The purpose of these updates is to show just how much it’s possible to earn from matched betting in your spare time. I’m a full time mum of two. It goes without saying that life is pretty hectic. On a good week I can normally spare about 6 hours for matched betting. But this isn’t always the case, sometimes it’s a lot less! Yet I make about £500 per month matched betting. By sharing how I can do it, I hope to convince people that anyone can do matched betting. With the support of Profit Accumulator, it’s possible to make money long-term from matched betting.

I make about £500 per month matched betting. By sharing how I can do it, I hope to convince people that anyone can do matched betting.

Busy Busy Busy

The trail end of Winter has brought lots of bugs into the household and we’ve all been suffering with various ailments. My youngest, 18-month-old Oliver, really has taken the full brunt of it all, meaning he was a very clingy and demanding little baby for most of the month. It was also half-term and I had a weekend away planned. Thrown into the mix was also the small matter of planning Lily’s 5th birthday party – with 25 excited 4 & 5-year-olds! So it goes without saying it’s been a busy month!

Matched betting necessarily had a to take a bit of a backseat this month. That’s why I’m amazed to have made the most money I have since last October. Admittedly, this was helped by me getting lucky on a few different casino offers this month. I also had one final sign up offer to complete. I’d been putting it off for a few months because it had a large rollover attached to it, meaning my money would be tied up for a while. So it was time to bite the bullet and tackle it this month!


FEBRUARY 2017 – £614.68

  • The total amount I made matched betting in February 2017 was £614.68.

When I started matched betting my aim was to make roughly £500 per month. While I’ve beaten that target this month this isn’t always possible. Yet I’m still on track to make this much over the course of my first year matched betting.

Given I was so busy and it was also a short month, it was difficult to find time for matched betting. So, again, I probably spent about 4 hours per week matched betting on average. It’s amazing to have earned more than £600 for 16 hours’ work. That works out to almost £40 per hour this month! It’s great that I can make this money at home, at times that suit me and my children.

It’s great that I can make this money at home, at times that suit me and my children


So, in the eight months I’ve now been doing matched betting I have made an impressive £5279.29. If you want to learn more about how and when I made this money take a look at my previous earnings reports:


So how did I make that money? Here’s a breakdown of the different types of offers I got involved in through February 2017:


  • These are the bread and butter matched betting offers where you bet a certain amount and get a free bet.
  • Profit Accumulator list all of the reload offers you can continue to get involved in long after completing the bookmaker sign up offers. Most of my earnings come from checking this list most days.
  • It’s also worth checking back to the sign up offers listed on Profit Accumulator every month or so. As I mentioned above, I had one final signup offer to complete which I’d been putting off because there was a large rollover attached should the qualifying and/or free bet win into the bookmaker account. But I bit the bullet this month and was still able to make a large chunk of money.
  • Some bookmakers change their introductory offers quite often. So I also found a new bookmaker listed this month. I was lucky that this bookie offered some free spins when you signed up to them. I’ve never had any luck with free spins previously but ended up in profit from these, which was very helpful!


  • If you’ve not yet completed any casino offers, my introductory guide is worth a read.
  • Not all casino offers are risk-free. Regular readers will know that I’ve avoided casino offers since losing a little bit of money a while ago.
  • However, Profit Accumulator crunch the numbers and offer advice about the amount of money you are likely to make and how to approach the offers. There seemed to be a lot of casino offers available this month. So I decided it was time to attempt some of these once again.
  • I never put more than £25 of my own money at risk. And, to be honest, I’ll normally only risk this much if I’m having a good month matched betting. My luck was in this month. While I’ve never had an elusive ‘big win’, I did manage to bank some good chunks of money in each of the offers I attempted. I wasn’t always lucky but, still, I’m very happy to have made more than £200 from these in one month alone.
  • My advice is to think carefully about the amount of money you are prepared to risk and have a go. But always follow Profit Accumulator’s advice and never ever be tempted to try and win back any money you lose by having another go!


  • These are offers where you get a free bet if one leg of an accumulator – where you bet on a few different results as part of the same bet – loses.
  • I started off the month with good intentions to get more accumulator bets under my belt. However, during my first weekend, most of the supposed favourites suffered surprising defeats. This meant all of my accumulators had more than one losing team. This meant there was no possibility of a refund and I lost all of my qualifying losses, amounting to £30.
  • After this, I was weary of completing accumulators. Furthermore my weekends were also very busy this month – and you normally need to be free at various points of the weekend to place your lay bets. So I didn’t get much of a chance to recoup my costs.
  • I aim to get more involved this month and will be publishing my introductory guide to these types of bets too.


  • I like completing price boosts because they are a quick way to make money instantly. The amount of money you can make from enhanced prices can seem very small (only a few pounds at a time, if you are lucky). But as it’s so quick to place the bets this is a very efficient way of making money. And the amount of money you can make adds up very quickly.

MUG BETS: -£9.13

  • I should perhaps have placed more mug bets this month. When you rely on reload offers for your matched betting income it’s important to look after your accounts to still be able to take advantage of offers. This is something I need to improve on to look like more of a normal betting customer.


  • There are lots of different offers attached to football games where you can get free bets in a variety of circumstances. This includes: when the team you back scores a goal; hitting the crossbar; losing your bet in the last few minutes of a game.


  • These are offers where you can get a free bet depending on the outcome of the race and the place where your horse finishes.
  • These are riskier offers in that there is no guarantee of a free bet, so you will suffer some qualifying losses. Unfortunately, I didn’t hit any free bets so suffered a small loss this month.


If reading my diaries has inspired you to start matched betting, read my guide explaining what matched betting is.

Then I’d recommend signing up for a free trial at Profit Accumulator. They walk you through the matched betting process step by step. With only a few hours spare each week to do matched betting, I find the service Profit Accumulator offers invaluable. They tell me which offers to complete and help me find the bets. They save me hours of work which means my time is instead focused on making money! You can read more about the service Profit Accumulator offers in my full review, which includes information about their new loyalty scheme

Profit Accumulator’s free trial allows you to make £35-£40 simply by trying a couple of the different introductory offers available. It’s the perfect way to see if matched betting is for you.

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Follow Matched Betting Mum’s Lead

The Occasional Flutter

I don’t gamble. Well, that’s not strictly true. I dream of a big win on the lottery every time there’s a decent rollover. Following in the family tradition, I’ll have a little flutter on the Grand National every year. And if I ever go for a girlie day out to the races, I’ll set aside some cash for a few bets. Guided by the horses’ names and the jersey colours, it is in fact rare I’ll bring any winnings home with me!

My experience of bookies is also limited. I’ll be frank, they scare me! In the couple of times I have ventured in I got some odd looks from the regulars. The cashier wasn’t too friendly when I pleaded for help working out how to complete the betslip either.

And, apart from getting behind the national football team, I’m only really a fairweather sports fan. Unless there’s a chance of some glory I can share in I don’t really enjoy watching sport.

The Betting World Is A Scary Place

So, when I had children and took a break from work, getting into matched betting was the last thing I – or anyone I knew – thought I’d do! The betting world is intimidating, especially if you haven’t really gambled before. And although matched betting is risk free, it takes some time to get your head around how it all works. Yet, eight months after taking the plunge, I’m singing the praises of matched betting. And now I’m on a mission to spread the word, especially amongst other mums.

Matched Betting Is Perfect For Mums

That’s because matched betting is perfect for anyone who can spare a few hours a week. And, while life with a 5 and 1-year-old is chaotic and hectic, I do have some spare time occasionally. Rather than do the housework or browse Facebook, I now spend that time matched betting.

By sharing my own experiences about matched betting in my own blog, my aim is to show just what it’s possible for other mums like me to achieve.

Take It Slowly At First

I think it’s fair to say I’m risk averse. I remember being overwhelmed and finding the whole process very daunting at first. So it took me months to pluck up the courage to place my first few bets. Then I checked, double checked – and checked again – to make sure all the figures were correct before pressing any buttons to place the bets. Five minutes later I went back to the different websites to check all of the bets were still open. What with all the faff of filling out my personal details every time I opened a new bookie account, I wondered if it was really worth all this effort. But, lured by the prospect of some easy money, I persevered.

The Initial Effort Is Worth It

And I’m testament that all the initial effort is worth it. You’ll quickly realise how and why you’re making money. Once your accounts are set up, it takes less than 5 minutes to complete most offers. I now spend a maximum of 5-6 hours per week matched betting. On the whole, I’ll do this in the evenings and when my youngest sleeps during the day. I still take the children out for the day, have trips to the park and go to numerous different clubs and groups with them.

I don’t place bets every day and I try to keep my weekends as free as possible because it’s our family time. But there are still plenty of opportunities for me to make money. Try out all of the offers that are available and don’t dismiss those low value offers; all those £5 free bets quickly add up!

Getting Started With Matched Betting

If I can do it so can you. So if you’ve been sitting on the fence waiting to try out matched betting, why don’t you follow my lead and give it a try? Take a look at my introduction to matched betting if you want to more know about the process.

Then I’d recommend signing up for a free trial at Profit Accumulator. I find the service Profit Accumulator offers invaluable. They walk you through the matched betting process step by step. They tell me which offers to complete and help me find the bets. This saves me hours of work which means my time is instead focused on making money! With only a few hours spare each week to do matched betting, I wouldn’t be able to make anywhere near the amount of money I do without this help.  You can read more about the service Profit Accumulator offers in my full review.

Matched Betting Mum Tips and Advice

My top tips and guide to matched betting terminology are really useful if you’re just starting out. This blog is also updated regularly to offer you the latest tips and advice. And I’m on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so get in touch if you want my advice or have any questions about anything at all.

In the eight months since I started, it’s true I don’t have an immaculately tidy house. However, I have made nearly £5000! And, while I’m still not an avid sports fan, I am impressed with my newfound sporting knowledge! My husband loves being able to chat about the footie results with me now. However, I tend to keep it to myself when I make money from his beloved team Tottenham losing.

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