Payback dates are scheduled for Dec 5th for processing and payments to be made from Monday 9th December. For all other useful payback queries such as how you can get this paid, how to change method of payback and how to earn payback points - see the links below.
Payback is giffgaff's way of saying thank you for using their service. It is earned through posting on the forums and recruiting new members.
It is paid out every 6 months (usually in June and December) and can be paid to your credit balance, PayPal account or donated to charity.
You are required to have used your phone (ie make a call/send a text/use data) within 3 months of the payback date to be eligible.
You usually have 2-3 weeks to make a decision on how you'd like your payback prior to the payout date. If you miss the chance to make a decision, your points rollover to the next payout date. If you miss the chance twice, your points are lost.
NEXT PAYBACK - DECEMBER 2011
You must choose how you'd like your payback between 21st November and midnight 11th December.
If you miss the chance to choose your payback - it will no longer default to credit unless you have less than 1,000 points to claim.
The first payout is made on 8th December to people who chose credit payback prior to 6th December. The second payout is on 13th December which is for all other payouts (credit chosen after 6th December, PayPal and charity donations).