What % Returns do "You" accept
As we all know, you can spend hours trying to wring out every last penny from the SNR bet. I'm really interested to know what minimum return people are prepared to accept on SR / SNR freebies?
Personally I will take as little as 85% on a SR bet and 75% on a SNR bet.
Anyone prepare to sink lower?!
I wil accept as low as 50% sometimes, because I want to underlay enough to cover the possibility of large WR or crappy odds.
I don't have any hard rules really, it depends on so many things.
But if the bookie has decent odds (occasional arbs can be found, no-loss matches are fairly common, etc...) then I wouldn't accept less than 80% on an SNR and 100% on an SR bet.
As above it depends on the site i have the freebet at and how much wagering there will be on it. At Wagerweb i was taking 20% profit from them if it shifted into betfair because of the wagering on the winnings should it come in, but i just got to reload and get another one straight away if it lost. Thats probably the lowest i have ever gone and was for quite a specific offer/reason. As a rule 50% would be the usual lowest and it would be hedged for a minimum 50% to betfair or 200%+ return at the bookie to compensate the extra "work" now involved.
Have a plan and stick to it
For a qualifier/SR I like to try for around 97-98 at least. For an SNR bet it depends on the website. If I know the odds are crap I'm happy for something in the low 70s but would hope for around the 80% mark. Like other people are saying it largely depends on the website. Sometimes you just can't be arsed spending hours poring through odds just to get an extra few p.
Same here really, depends what the odds/WR are like at the book I'm trying to complete, will go as low as 50-60% if it means I can get out of a place with really poor odds, high WR and short limit on the amount of time allowed to complete it.
Generally for more straightforward SNR bets in the UK, in the past I've often managed to get at least 90% doing it on horses - but that was when I was arbing the horses full time though and so had the time to spend waiting until a good arb came up.
More recently I'm doing a lot of bonuses where I'm dutching one book off against another and working towards bonuses at both, so I tend to accept a 5% loss sometimes because the loss is shared across the books.
Yeah, you've just got ti think about profit per hour really. I've not done a lot a bookies so feel i'm pretty enthusiastic as a semi newb but i'm sure that will wear off soon.