We wanted to share with you a site we have come across – FreePostcodeLottery.com.
First of all – this is not the same as the ‘People’s Postcode Lottery’ – that is, the one with the TV adds with random housewives holding up cheques for £20K (not that we think winning £20K is a bad thing).
No – this is a site run by a web developer, Chris and it works by you registering your postcode and email address on the site. You then have a chance to win at least £100 each day if your postcode is chosen for that day.
It appears that Chris makes money through advertising on his site – and as such, the key is that you must check his site each day to see if you have won. You can receive an email to remind you to check which makes it an easy way to potentially win some easy money.
We must say that we have entered and have not yet won anything – and we are not 100% sure of its legitimacy – but we have no reason to doubt it. Just don’t think we are endorsing it. The site has, however, also appeared on the moneysavingexpert.com website as a way to potentially earn some extra cash.
Interested? Here are some more FAQs taken from the website:
What is Free Postcode Lottery?
It’s a lottery but you don’t have to buy tickets. You just enter your postcode and if it is drawn you win money. You can only collect by visiting the site, but don’t worry, a daily email is sent to remind you.
If I win how do I claim?
A large ‘Collect’ button appears.
What if someone else enters the same postcode?
If two people enter the same postcode it is twice as likely to be drawn, but you may have to split the pot if you both remember to check the site and claim.
How is the postcode chosen?
It is selected randomly by the computer from the list of all postcodes entered.
When is the draw?
The Jackpot draw is at noon every day.
How can it be free to enter?
The prize money is generated by ad revenue on the site, which is itself generated by the traffic caused by users checking the draw to see if they’ve won. It works like a free newspaper, or free-to-air TV channel like ITV.
How do I collect if I win.
If your postcode is drawn and you visit the site to collect, a big “Collect” button will appear. Press this and the payment will be sent via PayPal to the email you registered. If that email is not registered with PayPal you will be able to sign up for a PayPal account or you can provide an alternative email address. If you do not want to sign up to PayPal I can arrange an online bank transfer or a suitable alternative (eg. Amazon e-vouchers).
Can I register more than once?
No. In order to keep the lottery fair I insist that you only register one email and postcode. Anyone found breaking this rule will be permanently disqualified from playing. I am constantly monitoring entries and may disqualify suspicious entries without notifying you.