Nearly £1 million paid back this year

Nearly £1 million paid back this year

by handy giff-staffer clairekav on ‎14-12-2011 15:03 - last edited on ‎27-10-2014 19:15 by handy giff-staffer zobia22

This payback period we’ve giving back nearly £700,000 to tens of thousands of members – just in time for Christmas.

The top Payback earner will receive nearly £14,000 in Payback, with dozens more earning over £1,000.


Payback is giffgaff’s way of rewarding members for helping giffgaff – that’s either through helping giffgaff grow, helping in the community by helping other members, creating and supporting new ideas, building new apps etc. 


When we started giffgaff, we wanted to be a force for good which is why we have included the option to donate Payback to charity. Each Payback we give our members the opportunity to select and then vote for their charity of choice. Taking a trip down memory lane:

  • Our first payback our members raised a grand total of £700 was raised for Cancer research (giffgaff matched – total £1400)
  • Our second payback raised £1584 for Macmillan Cancer support (£3169 once giffgaff matched it)
  • In May our members raised £2803 for Help for Heroes (£5606 matched by giffgaff)


This year community selected charity was Macmillan Cancer support, who we’re pleased to announce over 3000 generous members donated their £4854 Payback. We’ll be again matching members donations and will be giving Macmillan Cancer support a cheque for £9708.


This time last year Payback December 2010, our top earner took home £900, this payback period it is nearly £14,000, we look forward to seeing what we’re giving back this time next year.


Thanks to everyone who has supported giffgaff over the last two years – with the help of thousands of members recommending giffgaff to their friends, helping other members answer queries in the community and to those that help themselves by asking questions in the community or by searching the help section – we’ve managed to grow and continue to be successful.  


giffgaff is about mutuality, rewarding our members for helping us grow and develop. While £700k is a lot to give back, it is a small price to pay back for the effort and continued support from our members.


We’re proud to be giffgaff’ers - still Run by you. 

by as7861 ‎14-12-2011 15:07 - edited ‎14-12-2011 15:07

Great to hear :smileyhappy: this


and at end you may have mis-spelled  "its still** run by you :smileyhappy:"

by bellfroot on ‎14-12-2011 15:07

Nice one Claire, I got about £80 myself which will be going on a Huawei Blaze which will be gg'd trust me.


Glad to see this is one economic model that works.



by giffgaff; ergo sum bonusball on ‎14-12-2011 15:08

How nice of giffgaff to match the amounts raised on top of all the payback.

by rudedog on ‎14-12-2011 15:08

I need to get out there promoting more sims, £14,000 is wow! :smileysurprised: But thank you giffgaff for the payback I got, will come in handy over xmas :smileyhappy:

by rtraderuk on ‎14-12-2011 15:13


by tonyh938v on ‎23-12-2011 09:05

Still waiting for mine to be converted to airtime, my bag runs out on the 24th, so I need it soon.

by de66ie on ‎23-12-2011 09:18

I'm still waiting for my payback to be converted to airtime :-( I selected my choice early. The balance with payback shows up on my phone balance but not online, so cant get topup with it!! I also had 2 texts to say i would get it with few days, that was on the 9/12  :-( :-(

by huyster on ‎23-12-2011 12:43
Still waiting for my credit so that I can use it for next goodybag...
by viper357 on ‎23-12-2011 16:55

also waiting for my payback to be paid as credit.

by crispyking on ‎23-12-2011 20:44
*100# reports my full balance including payback, but the website reports the lower figure. I too would like this correcting before I buy my next goody bag on the 5th
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