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Nearly £1 million paid back this year

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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. 

@clairekav - Well I thought I'd give you the opportunity have a dig at me for a change Smiley Happy
HOLY -Wow!! that's alot if payback to top earner, who says you can't earn a living off gg lol? Smiley Tongue

some nice figures here, its great to see how quickly giffgaff has grown and how chaitiable its members are!


I'm absolutely flabbergasted at the fact that somebody has made £14,000, from giffgaff referrals I assume!

That's 28,000 fivers from each recruit. They certainly must have a lot of followers on twitter, or friends on facebook, to get that many! Smiley Very Happy


Well done to everybody in giffgaff, the team, the educators, the agents and of course all it's members, for all our hard work.


Lets make 2012 just as good.


Thanks, andy Smiley Happy


£14,000 Smiley Surprised

Thanks a million
Ice, it works out to be 2,800 customers, not 28,000. Smiley Happy When giffgaff starts giving out its own Micro SIMs, I expect the amount of referrals to dramatically reduce.
I am the matrix

Thanks for the information Claire ,  some very impressive figures there , and a lot of  very happy giffgaffers  ,  Smiley Happy


Hi khairul,


I'm glad it's only 2,800, and my bad maths. Smiley Happy

It sounds a little bit more believable... Just! Smiley Wink



The birthday infographic said that Dec 2010 payback gave £13,170 to Macmillan but here it says only £3169?