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Best Cheltenham Festival 2021 Free Bets and Betting Offers

Cheltenham Festival betting is fantastic fun. To make it even more enjoyable, there are numerous free bets and betting offers available. If you take advantage of these, you could be betting on the greatest festival in the world without having to dig deeper into your own pocket.

Martin Booth
By Martin Booth  
Updated: 26 Feb 2021 17:00 pm

Current Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers

£5 FREE BET FOR EVERY RACE ON THE CARD
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New customers only – A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on the first race - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5). Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code RACE35 - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&C’s apply

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£20 Free Bet
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18+ New UK+IRE customers. PayPal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

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£20 Free Bet
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18+ Eligible UK&IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions and T&Cs apply

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£30 Free Bet
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18+ New UK & NI customers only. promo code ‘SPORTS60’. Deposit & place first sports bet of £10 in one bet transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0) . settled within 60 days. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement, 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 60 Free Spins on Justice League Comics. 7-day expiry.Full T&Cs apply.

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GET UP TO £100 IN FREE BETS
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New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

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£20 Free Bet
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Risk Free 20: New customers only, limited to one per person. If you've previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or PayPal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. paddy's Rewards Club: get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

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£30 Free Bet
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New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & full T&C’s apply

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£30 Free Bet
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New online customers only, min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3x £10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. Full Terms apply.

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£10 Free Bet
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New UK & Ireland customers only. £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Full Terms apply.

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£40 Free Bet
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18+ New Customers only. Deposit, opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater. Plus, a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. T&Cs Apply, see below. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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£30 Free Bet
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18+ New Customers only. Deposit, opt in and place a £10 qualifying bet on Horse Racing at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 3x £10 Horse Racing Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater. Plus, a £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw a max of £250. Bonuses expire in 7 days. T&Cs Apply, see below. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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Double The Odds
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Max £10 bet. New members only. Paid in cash. Full Terms apply.

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£30 Free Bet
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18+ only. Customers will be awarded £15 in free bets And £15 in free spins for casino and vegas. New customers only. Freebets valid for 3 days Free spins valid for 30 days. T&cs apply

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£30 Free Bet
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Min. Odds Evs, Max £10 stake, Max. additional profit £100. Full T&Cs apply.

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£30 Free Bet
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18+ New customers only. First settled bet £10 (£10 E/W+) - £25 (£25 E/W+) at odds 2.0+ qualifies. If first settled bet loses, free bet credited within 24 hours of bet settlement, use within 7 days. Stake not returned.

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£100 Free Bet
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Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

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£10 Free Bet
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18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £10 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. Neteller,Skrill and Paypal not eligible. T&Cs apply

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£10 Free Bet
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New customers only. Max. one £10 freebet token. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater. Paid as bonus token with min 4/5 odds req. Skrill, Neteller and Paypal are not eligible. T&Cs apply. 18+

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£20 Free Bet
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18+ | New UK players only | Min deposit req. £10 | Certain deposit methods excluded | Place 1 sport bet (3+ selections) | Excl Horse Racing | Min stake £10 | Max stake £20 | Min Odds 1/2 (1.5) for each selection | Max FreeBet £20 for football only | FreeBet valid for 7 days | FreeBet stake not returned | T&Cs apply

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£10 Free Bet
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NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. MAX ONE £10 FREE BET. QUALIFYING BETS MUST BE PLACED AT ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. PAID AS BONUS TOKEN WITH MIN 4/5 ODDS REQ. SKRILL, NETELLER & PAYPAL NOT ELIGIBLE. REAL MONEY BETS REQUIRED FOR KARAMBA BATTLE. PARTICIPANTS SUBJECT TO TIMEOUT. £1000 WINNER CASH PRIZE GUARANTEED. T&CS APPLY. 18+

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£20 Free Bet
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New customers only, min deposit and bet £10 (£20 if E/W bet) from UK Debit card only. Paypal not accepted. Min odds evens (1/5 per multi selection). 4x £5 Free Bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned, no cash out. T&Cs apply.

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£15 Free Bet
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18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £15 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets no eligible.

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£50 Free Bet
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18+, new customers only. Bonus code TONY50. 10x wagering requirements on odds of at least 1.65. Full T&Cs Apply

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Uniboost
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18+ www.begambleaware.org, eligible accounts receive three Uniboost tokens daily (00:00-23:59), No token 'roll over' expire at midnight, applies to win bets and win part of EW bets only, only available on racing single bets, Non-runner or voided bet returns Uniboost token, not valid on Futures or Specials. Further T&Cs Apply.

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£50 Free Bet
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New bettors get 50% of deposit up to £50, once per household, Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager 8x deposit and bonus in 60 days to convert into real money, betting min odds of 4/5 on singles, or min 2/5 per leg for acca, max. stake contribution to wagering = initial bonus, some bet types excluded; See full terms; 18+.

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How do Cheltenham Festival Free Bets Work?

Cheltenham Festival free bet offers are a great way for bookmakers to attract and retain customers - and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Welcome bonuses, matched deposits, risk-free bets and more.

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Cheltenham Festival Welcome Bonus / Sign-up Offer

This is one of the most popular varieties of Cheltenham Festival free bets. When you sign up with a bookmaker and place your first bet, you will be rewarded with bonus wagers in your account. At Coral and Ladbrokes, when you stake £5 you get £20 in free bets in return.

£20 Free Bet
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18+ Eligible UK&IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions and T&Cs apply

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£20 Free Bet
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18+ New UK+IRE customers. PayPal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

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Cheltenham Festival No Deposit Free Bets

One of the most eye-catching Cheltenham Festival betting offers. In some circumstances, bookmakers will offer a free bet when you open a new account without you having to place any money in it.

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Cheltenham Festival Matched Deposits

When you want to double your spending power right from the start, this is the best of the Cheltenham Festival bookies offers for you. Bet365’s current offer means that when you place up to £100 in your account, it will match that amount in free bets for you to enjoy.

£100 Free Bet
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Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

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Cheltenham Festival Matched Free Bets

When you make your first deposit in a new account, some bookmakers will credit you with a free bet of the same amount. If you sign up with Betway and transfer £10 into your account, it will be matched with a £10 free bet.

£10 Free Bet
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New UK & Ireland customers only. £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Full Terms apply.

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Cheltenham Festival Risk Free Bets

You’ve consulted your Cheltenham Festival betting guide and identified your first wager. Wouldn’t it be great if it was a risk-free bet? At Paddy Power, if your first bet of up to £20 loses, you’ll get your stake back as cash in your account.

£20 Free Bet
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Risk Free 20: New customers only, limited to one per person. If you've previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using Cards or PayPal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. paddy's Rewards Club: get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

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Cheltenham Festival Reload Bonus

Not all Cheltenham Festival offers are aimed at new customers. A reload bonus is an example of a promotion aimed at existing clients. If you deposit a certain amount to your account, your bookmaker will enhance it by a certain percentage - sometimes by up to 100 per cent.

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Cheltenham Festival Bonus Codes

Another way of taking advantage of Cheltenham Festival bookie offers is to look out for bonus codes. These can usually be input in your sign-up forms as you go through the secure registration process and doing so will ensure you are credited with the right welcome offer.

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Cheltenham Festival Free Bet Club

Once you’ve started betting with one bookmaker, they will want you to stay with them. One method of encouraging this is through free bet clubs. Members get bonuses, often in the form of free bets, in return for having a certain number of bets within a given period, usually a week.

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Cheltenham Festival Loyalty Bonus

When you find a bookmaker you enjoy betting with, and place your bets with them during the Cheltenham Festival, you may be in line for a loyalty bonus. This means that if you place a certain number of bets, you’ll receive a reward, often in the form of a free bet.

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Cheltenham Festival Justice Payments

You need a bit of luck to make a profit on Cheltenham Festival betting - but sometimes fortune can really desert you. If your horse refuses to start, or unseats its rider when well clear close to the line, some bookmakers will give you a “justice payment” return, often your stake back as a free bet.

How to Claim Cheltenham Festival Free Bet Offers?

How to Claim Cheltenham Festival Free Bet Offers?

Now that you’ve decided to take advantage of one or more Cheltenham Festival free bet offers, how do you go about claiming them?

The first step is to sign up with the bookmaker in question. This is a straightforward process that involves you providing details including your name, address, date of birth and deposit method information via a secure portal.

At some stage in the process, you may be asked to enter a bonus code. If you have the code relating to the offer in question, enter it here.

When you receive notification that you have been accepted as a customer, your free bet will be activated either when you deposit funds in your account, or when you place your first bet. This will depend on the terms of the offer.

It should be very clear on the dashboard, home page or account section of your new account where your free bet is and how you can use it when you place a bet.

What to Look for When Choosing a Cheltenham Festival Free Bet?

There are so many Cheltenham Festival betting offers that it is tempting to sign up for lots of new accounts.

However many bonuses and promotions you sign up for, though, there are certain aspects you should always check to make sure you are happy and that the offer suits you.

Check the bookmaker in question is licensed and registered to operate in your location.

Check the small print. Look through the terms and conditions of the offer. Sometimes, for instance, you have to play the amount of your free bet several times over before you can withdraw funds.

Check the bonus suits your betting pattern. Similarly, check the amount you have to stake to activate your bonus. If you’re used to betting in £5 and £10 amounts, a free bet activated by a £30 wager may not be comfortable for you.

What to Look for When Choosing a Cheltenham Festival Free Bet?
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Cheltenham Free Bets FAQs

How do you get free bets?

To claim your Cheltenham Festival free bets, you will usually have to sign up as a customer of a bookmaker running markets on the races. There are various forms of free bets but the sportsbook should make it clear how to claim them - and how to use them.

How do I bet on Cheltenham races?

Cheltenham Festival betting is always extremely lively. But it’s also simple. Make your selection and find it on your chosen bookmaker’s website or app. Select your horse, enter the stake you want to wager and confirm the bet.

How many days is Cheltenham Festival?

Since 2005, when Cheltenham Festival was extended from three days, it has been held over four days in the second or third week of March each year. The action starts on the Tuesday, when the Champion Hurdle is run, and concludes on the Friday, when the Cheltenham Gold Cup is the highlight.

When does Cheltenham Festival finish?

The final race of the Cheltenham Festival is the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle, which goes off at 4.50pm on Friday 19th March 2021.

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