I am using a Giffgaff SIM temporarily for organising a charity event, taking place in 3 weeks time. I purchased the Giffgaff lab yesterday for £5, but I was not aware that you also have to top up again in order to make use of the calls and texts!!
Now I'm stuck with having to top-up another £10, as there is no £5 top-up option. I will only need £5 of credit though as it's just a temporary SIM, so that extra £5 of charity money has gone to waste... not impressed! Why is there not a £5 top-up option?
You Could send 30 spread the word emails out this month from your account and earn £15 in december bringing the cost to zero.
Just one question though... when you first activated your sim you would have had to have activate it with £10 credit.
If you then purchased the £5 labs goodybag, that would still leave you with an available £5 credit.
So is this a sim you've had for a while and have already used up the initial activation credit?
Or is it that you DO have £5 credit, and just wish to top up with a further £5 to bring the total to £10?
Here's an idea... depending on the event... why not promote giffgaff at the event (order yourself some sims to give away to those who are looking for a cheap phone deal)... for each person who signs up, you'll get 500 points (£5) that you can cash in come december and give to the charity. You'll be getting extra money for the charity, the people interested will be getting onboard a great cheap phone company... plus they will all get £5 extra credit when they sign up for you introducing them... and they'll also know that by swapping to giff gaff they've also donated £5 to the charity.
Okay I've got another idea. If you joined giffgaff before the 3rd October 2010 then you will qualify for giffgaffs current refer a friend promotion.
For the first friend activation during October you will earn your normal £5 cashback PLUS £10 credit, which you can then use for your giffgaff labs calls.
Go here for more info.
Thanks for all your help and advice.
Lucid - I got the SIM a while ago, bought a £5 goodybag, used that up, and then of course was left with £0 credit. Now I need to top-up again (as I will definitely only need to use £5), I thought I'd go for the Lab as it seemed like the perfect option, so I paid £5 for that on it's own. If I'd have realised I'd have topped up with £10 credit, then purchased the £5 Lab afterwards!
Unfortunately I need the credit today so I'll just have to top up £10 I guess... don't have time to wait for points to add up. Like the idea about promoting Giffgaff at the event though! But unfortunately we have a deadline by which all the money needs to be in, which well before December so not sure that would work out.
Thanks though for your suggestions!