The TAB and The Courier Mail are currently running a competition to give 24 lucky readers a free $1,000 Melbourne Cup bet.
A special 2010 Melbourne Cup Guide will be included with The Sunday Mail and from Sunday to 3:00PM Monday, you will be able to enter this competition as many times as you like by sending a premium SMS to 199 199 08.
The SMS needs to include your fill name, address, postcode, and a unique 10 character serial number from a valid in-store UniTAB betting ticket. You can enter as many times as you like with different codes.
After the competition is closed, a random draw will be made awarding 24 players each a $500 each-way bet on one of the horses in the Melbourne Cup field. The horse is randomly selected for each winning player, and if any of the horses is scratched, that player will receive $1,000 instead.
Of course, there is no reason an online punter needs to enter this competition. Online betting sites have great free bet bonuses for the Melbourne Cup, which work out far better than this newspaper free Melbourne Cup bet.
Luxbet actually offers a free bet of up to $400 for newly depositing players who quote the promo code ‘EXTRA400’ when they deposit. While you would only have a slight chance to win one of the 24 prize packages in the newspaper competition, the Luxbet free bet offer makes everyone a winner. Luxet also has great odds on Melbourne races that are equal to the TAB dividend plus 20%.
You can also get all of this from the comfort of your own home without having to slog your way to the TAB on a Sunday. Perhaps best of all, you won’t have to restrict your free bet to some no hope chance like the vast majority of this competition’s winners will. With all that taken into consideration, it makes a lot more sense to just join Luxbet now.