BT is giving away reward cards worth up to £110 with its broadband packages to anyone who signs up to BT TV before midnight on Thursday 20 September.
BT's standard broadband offering is £24.99 a month and offers average download speeds of 10Mbps. There's a £10 connection fee to pay as well as a £9.99 router delivery charge so you'll pay a total of £19.99 upfront, but there is the promise of a £50 BT Reward Card to sweeten the deal.
For those in need of a faster, more reliable connection, you'd probably be better off with BT Superfast Fibre Essential, which comes with an average download speed of 36Mbps and costs £28.99 per month with only a £9.99 upfront fee for router delivery. There is also the bonus of an £85 reward card.
Alternatively for an extra £1 per month you can jump up to Superfast Fibre, which gives average speeds of 50Mbps and costs just £29.99 a month. There's a £9.99 upfront fee and you'll be eligible for a £100 BT Reward Card.
Promising an even faster average speed – 67Mbps to be precise – BT Superfast Fibre 2 is £39.99 a month with £9.99 to pay upfront and comes with a £110 BT Reward Card.
All BT's broadband packages are unlimited, come on 18-month contracts.
In order to get full access to BT Sport on your TV, you'll need to add BT TV to your chosen broadband package. This is very simple and won't affect your eligibility for the BT Reward Card.
Adding the Starter Bundle to your broadband package will cost you an extra £6 a month plus a hefty £50 activation fee and for that you get a basic YouView box that will let you pause and rewind live TV, Freeview channels and the BT Sport channels.
The Entertainment Bundle is an currently an additional £15 on top of your broadband price with a £10 upfront fee and comes with a YouView+ box that can record up to 300 hours of telly. As well as the Freeview channels you also get 19 premium channels including Comedy Central, Gold, Discovery and SyFy – and, of course, free BT Sport.
The Max HD Bundle costs an additional £20 a month on top of your broadband package, with no upfront fee and gives you a YouView+ UHD box that can record up to 600 hours of TV, BT Sport in Ultra HD and 61 premium channels including TCM, Cartoon Network, Disney XD, Eden and a load of HD channels.
It's important to remember that BT will not send your reward card out in the post automatically, the responsibility for claiming it lies with you.
Around 40% of BT Reward Cards go unclaimed by new BT customers – which is a bit like throwing money down the drain. Ensure this nightmare-like scenario doesn’t happen to you by following these simple steps to claiming your BT reward card.
The real beauty of the BT Reward Card is that it can be spent pretty much everywhere. Unlike reward vouchers, the BT Reward Card is a chip and PIN MasterCard pre-loaded with money that you use just like a debit card. That means you can spend it anywhere MasterCard is accepted either online or, if you’re a traditionalist, in highstreet shops both in the UK and abroad.