WHEN you choose a betting company, you want to make sure you are getting as much bang for your buck as possible.
And the crew at CrownBet.com.au have loaded a cannon for their punters with their superb CrownBet Rewards program.
The bookie, part of the massive Crown Resorts gambling mogul, CrownBet.com.au has secured plenty of clout in the industry in its short life and its reward program has gone from strength to strength over the past 12 months.
There’s no doubt you will recognise the Crown name, unless you have been living under a rock for a long, long time.
The bookie is part of the same company that runs Crown casinos in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, along with worldwide ventures in the US, UK, Macau and Sri Lanka.
If you didn’t realise it, that gives the little Aussie bookmaker plenty of clout.
And the bookie’s rewards program is essentially about giving back to the punter.
There are plenty of online bookmakers who are happy to bleed their account holders dry, but CrownBet.com.au is just a little different.
Most bookmakers have their promotions, specials, bonus bets and money back offers, but the CrownBet.com.au gives you a crack at real rewards, money and bonuses that are all free and easy to attain.
When you couple that with a bookmaker that has a mountain of markets available on just about any sport you can think of, racing odds on just about every thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race known to man and a competitive suite of awesome promotions, the rewards really are the icing on an extremely sweet cake.
In BettingSite.com.au’s guide to CrownBet.com.au’s Rewards program, we delve into exactly how it works, how you can get rewards and what bonuses and promotions are on offer surrounding the program.
What are Crown Rewards?
Crown Rewards is a point system that provides users with the means to trade for a variety of real world objects and experiences.
Every 100 CrownBet.com.au Reward Points is worth $1 to you if you cash it out or choose to use it as spending money on a trip away or on local experience.
The points can expire after six months if your account has had no transactions in that period, so, if you decide you want to bank them up, make sure you are maintaining your account. You don’t have to cash them out, but you do have to make sure there are points going into your CrownBet.com.au rewards account.
How do you earn CrownBet Rewards points?
The first thing you need to do is sign up for the rewards program.
You don’t necessarily need a CrownBet.com.au betting account to be part of the program – but it helps.
So the best thing to do is sign up for a betting account and ensure that you sign up for the rewards as well, because they really go hand in hand.
If you are going to have a punt, you may as well be earning some freebies on the side.
As part of your CrownBet Rewards membership, you can earn points by participating in competitions and entering weekly prize pools.
You can also earn points throughout the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne and, as we mentioned, through your betting activity on your CrownBet.com.au punting account.
The free competitions and prize pools are exclusive to CrownBet Rewards members and, when you are at Crown Melbourne, using things like the casino and its restaurants, spas and bars, you can earn points just by presenting your Crown Signature Club Card.
If you are already a CrownBet.com.au member, all you have to do to start earning and redeeming your rewards is log in to your punting account and link it to your Crown Signature Club Card.
It is that simple.
Every time you bet, you earn rewards points. So, for a $2 racing stake, you get one Crown Reward point, unless it is on the fixed market or exotics – you get one point for every $1 on those markets.
If you’re having a crack at sports markets, you will get one point for every $5 staked, unless you love a good multi, because that will give you one point for every $1.
Points are credited to your account within a few minutes of the activity, unless it is a busier than usual time – think Australian Open, AFL finals, etc. In that case, it can take up to 48 hours for your points balance to be updated.
What can you use them on?
This is the best bit.
It might be a pipe dream, but the absolute jewel in the Crown Rewards Program is the unique and exclusive AFL grand final experience.
For a monstrous 420,000 CrownBet Rewards points, you will get a once in a live time grand final experience featuring lunch at prestigious Crown Melbourne restaurant Nobu, access to high profile guest speakers, including past grand final greats, premium transport to the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the day – we want a limo – premium seating and a remarkable on ground walk on the hallowed turf before the match.
If you can somehow come up with that many points, you’re a legend and you deserve it.
But, if you can’t, there are plenty of other offers with costs ranging from 50 points, to 100,000 and everything in between.
Want a $50 Crown gift card? That will cost you 5000 points.
How about a Crown City tour experience? That’ll be 56,600 points, but you get to stay the night at the Casino and take a ride in a helicopter, high above the Melbourne skyline.
Want your rewards points to go to a cause higher than yourself? You can help out charities, like the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, using the reward points you have earned. How about helping out Neale Daniher and his remarkable crusade for a cure for motor neurone disease? You can make your contribution anywhere from 100 to 10,000 points and that goes to the Cure for MND Foundation to help it tackle the debilitating and mysterious disease.
Getaways to placed like the Margaret River, Pemberton and the Whitsunday Islands can be had for a princely sum of points, or there are things like movie tickets, or exclusive CrownBet.com.au golf balls.
There are some awesome Crown privileges as well with the Crown Signature club card that allows you to move up in tiers, so the more points you earn, the more cool things you can get, like free parking, discounted rates, birthday offers, access to private gaming areas, priority seating and Crown’s superb Signature Service.
There’s pretty much something for everyone when it comes to redeeming your points, so you really can’t go wrong.
You can redeem your rewards at the CrownBet Rewards website or at participating Crown Melbourne outlets, where you can, again, use your Crown Signature Club card.
The good thing is, you don’t actually have to be at Crown Melbourne to use the perks of the Crown Rewards. All you need to do is use your rewards points to purchase a Crown gift card online and you can use that to pay for your food, drink and other activities at any outlet owned by Crown Resorts in Australia. The del really is a very rewarding no-brainer.
If you love a bet and want to get the best out of it, sign up today, don’t delay.
What reward point specials are there?
Join CrownBet Rewards and get $30 in rewards points, no strings attached.
How awesome is that.
If you join up with CrownBet.com.au’s Rewards program today, you will get $30 worth of free money to redeem on a wide variety of offers involving the Crown name.
It’s as simple as that.
It is very rare that you will see a bookmaker offer promotions with “no strings attached”.
You usually have to read the fine print and find that your bonus has to be turned over 35 times, can only be bet on a $10 pop or can’t be used in certain ways.
But this is $30 worth of points, straight into your account that gives you a head start on your build.
NRL grand final tipping – log in to your CrownBet.com.au account, select your NRL grand final winner and the winning margin and you will share in a massive $250,000. It’s for reward members only, so make sure you sign up. You have to be in it to win it.