BT is giving away reward cards worth up to £130 with its fibre broadband and TV deals between now and midnight on Thursday 20 December, as well as a free Google Chromecast when you sign up to the BT Sport app.
The free Google Chromecast, a handy streaming device worth £30, plugs into your TV and enables you to watch the likes of Netflix, YouTube and NOW TV. It comes with all BT's broadband and fibre plans – Superfast Fibre Essential, Broadband, Superfast Fibre and Superfast Fibre 2. You can also add TV to any one of those plans and still qualify for the free Chromecast.
In order to get the Chromecast however, you also have to sign up to the BT Sport app, which is free for the first three months and then just £9 per month. To be able to claim the maximum cashback amount of £130, you'll need to sign up to BT's top fibre package Superfast Fibre 2, which offers average download speeds of 67Mbps and costs £39.99 a month over an 18-month contract.
You'll also need to pay upfront connection costs of £9.99 and after 18 months the price of your broadband will go up to £58.99 a month.
Alternatively, you could save yourself a tenner a month and go for Superfast Fibre from BT. This gives you average speeds of 50Mbps for £29.99 a month for 18 months, after which you'll be paying £52.49 a month.
Superfast Fibre comes with an almost-equally generous £100 BT reward card and again there's an upfront cost of £9.99.
BT's Superfast Fibre Essential package averages 36Mbps and comes with a reward card worth £70 as well as the free Google Chromecast if you also sign up for the BT Sport app on an 18-month contract. It costs £28.99 a month over 18 months plus a £9.99 upfront fee. After 18 months the monthly price of Fibre Essential goes up to £44.49.
Standard broadband from BT, which offers more modest average speeds of 10Mbps, is £24.99 a month with £19.99 to pay upfront. It comes with a £60 BT reward card.
The price of BT standard broadband goes up to £45.49 after the initial 18 months is up.
You can add BT TV to your chosen broadband package and will still be eligible for the BT Reward Card and the free Google Chromecast. Plus, you can now get BT Sport free with any BT TV packages - for a limited period only.
Adding the Starter Bundle to your broadband package will cost you an extra £6 a month plus a hefty £59.99 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 currently an additional £15 on top of your broadband price with a £19.99 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, right now, 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.