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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. 

That's amazing what giffgaff has done!! Smiley Happy
big cheese
Babycalculator has just had her £13 ( I topped it up to the nearest £) in her hand and she's very pleased Khairul you were asking where my calculator was in the stamps thread, well now you know Claire needed it Smiley Very Happy
Nice. Macmillan will be happy :-) Now, anyone want to help me get a float at the next barrow carnival? I may just beat that £14,000......
giffgaff; ergo sum

Giffgaff have certainly done what it says on the tin!  Well done everyone!

@duddriks He's a uni student.

If it helps and you would prefer a round number feel free to credit my account with the odds and sods to get to the £1m Smiley Wink


What do u have to do for 14K???


Sell your soul, or a kidney?


i made 51 p, although im on my way for 14,000

I was most pleased to receive £11 this one round, little lower than first time but still great! Just spent it ony jan-feb goody bag so I'm all set until valentines day now Smiley Happy Cheers giffgaff and well done to those warning big bucks, must have made a huge contribution!!

Heart-warming. This is why it just feels so good being a member of GiffGaff - not only do we help the tightly-knit community of fellow GiffGaffers but we also help the poor and vulnerable in the wider community. Bravo!