Cheltenham Festival 2021 Free Bets, Specials and Sign-up Offers
Cheltenham Free Bets 2021
The Cheltenham Festival is the busiest race meeting of the year in terms of bookmaker betting turnover. There will be some terrific Cheltenham Free Bets on offer for both new and existing customers. For example, Paddy Power offered free £5 bets for existing customers on selected races at last year’s festival. We will be alerting you to the latest Cheltenham Free Bet offers on our dedicated festival pages.
With so many Cheltenham free bets on offer, there is no better time to open a new betting account. Typical offers range from a free £10 bet with the Tote to a massive £100 in free bets from Bet365. The Bet365 offer is to match your initial deposit up to £100 with some very generous terms for placing your Cheltenham free bets. Do check the terms and conditions with each bookmaker as some free bets come with a very short expiry date. Here is our comprehensive guide on the best Cheltenham betting offers.
Cheltenham Festival Free Betting Offers
Free Bets For Existing Customers
Existing customers sometimes feel left out but there are some great offers available during Cheltenham Festival week. Paddy Power offered all customers a free £5 bet on selected races at the 2020 festival. All that was required was for you to login and claim through the website. They also offered “money back as a free bet” if your horse finished 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the opening race each day up to a maximum £10 stake.
Betway offered all customers money back up to £10 on losing bets on the first and last race at Cheltenham in 2020. This applied for single win bets only up to £10 per race. William Hill refunded losses up to £10 if your horse finished second in any Cheltenham Festival race last year.
There are also several schemes running with the leading bookmakers where you can earn free bets or price boosts. To do so you will need to “opt in” and your rewards will be confirmed in your account after you have staked enough money to trigger them.
Besides free bets, there are also special each-way terms on the big races at the Cheltenham Festival. Bookmakers will sometimes pay down to fourth place for each-way bets on races like the Triumph Hurdle while Paddy Power and Betfred paid out on the first five in the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Some firms even paid out down to sixth or seventh in the Coral Cup, County Hurdle and Pertemps Final.
How To Claim A Free Cheltenham Bet
To claim a Cheltenham free bet as an existing customer you need to login and check “promotions”. Any special Cheltenham offers should be displayed on the website and will be advertised on top sports betting sites and on television.
If you are claiming a Free Cheltenham Bet as a new customer, make sure that you click through the correct link and/or apply any special code when prompted. You may also need to have suitable verification to hand in order to confirm your new account, such as your driving licence or a recent utilities bill. Most free bets are placed in your account as soon as your initial deposit has been staked and the bet settled.
Terms and conditions on the Cheltenham Festival offers vary so do be careful to check them carefully. Some free bets must be placed within a short time period and the free bet itself is not included in any winnings.
The Best Cheltenham Free Bets
The best Cheltenham free bets will be updated regularly on our pages, highlighting any red hot deals for new and existing customers. There is no doubt that opening a new account and taking advantage of the free bets is a great way to fund your Cheltenham Festival betting.
At the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, Champion Hurdle winner Epatante was offered as high as 40-1 to a £1 stake while Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo could be backed at 33-1 to a £5 stake! What better way to open your new account than a whopping £165 in free bets!
We must recommend the Bet365 offer to match your initial deposit up to £100. The free bets can be divided up into smaller stakes and there is no pressure to use all your free bets at once. You only need to show activity in your account within a 90-day time period.
The Latest Cheltenham 2021 Free Bets
There are plenty of Cheltenham free bets on offer for new accounts in the build-up to the festival meeting. Bet365 are currently the top offer with up to £100 in free bets, matching your original qualifying deposit. You can have a risk free bet of £20 with Paddy Power and receive a free £5 bet by registering a new account. If your £20 bet loses, which you can check out in the Cheltenham results page, your stake is refunded as cash.
A £5 bet with Sky Bet will earn new customers £20 in free bets which is provided in two x £10 bet tokens. William Hill are offering new customers £30 in free bets for staking an initial deposit of £10 (2 x £15 free bets valid for 30 days). New customers to Ladbrokes need only stake £5 in order to claim £20 in free bets. Please note, the Ladbrokes free bets are issued as 4 x £5 bets and are only valid for 7 days. This offer is matched by Coral.
Gold Cup Free Bets
Gold Cup free bets and special offers will be available close to the start of the festival meeting. As with all Cheltenham Festival free bets, the terms will vary between bookmakers including expiry dates for claiming your free bets. Check with your bookmaker for full terms and conditions.
Paddy Power, Betfair and Betfred are already offering “Non-runner – No Bet” terms on the feature races at the Cheltenham Festival 2021. All three firms will return stakes on non-runners on the top races including the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle. We will bring you the best Cheltenham betting offers in the countdown to the festival and throughout the meeting.