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The Best Ways to Stay Within Your Bingo Budget

Do you find yourself jumping out your chair, shouting out B-I-N-G-O at the end of a game? Or just crying because someone else stole the win from under your nose? (Victory will be mine next time, Martha!) Win or lose, most bingo fans know that the game is nothing if not thrilling! But you know what isn’t so thrilling? Eating the expired frozen pizza you had to chisel out of the back of your freezer. But don’t worry, here are five ways you can stick to your bingo budget and avoid dietary disaster!

Why you need a bingo budget

You may think that a few days of old pizza or crackers may not be that bad, but there are actually quite a few other reasons why you need a budget. Let’s check them out!

You won’t miss payments on other important things

Your Netflix account isn’t going to pay for itself, and you need to know who’s going to win the latest season of The Great British Bake Off, after all!

You’ll enjoy stress-free games

There’s a fine line between edge-of-your-pants excitement and pants-with-holes-in-them because you can’t replace them. If you stick within your budget, you won’t be worrying about money, and the games will remain fun and exciting.

You can track your wins and losses

If you’re as gung-ho about bingo as you claim to be, why not step things up a notch? You can use a budget to help you keep track of your wins and losses—now you can back up your bragging rights!

5 easy ways to stick to your budget

Now that you understand the why, here’s the how of budgeting that will keep you playing regular games of bingo, eating from your fully-stocked fridge, and bingeing your favourite Netflix shows.

1 - Only got a little bit of dosh? Play a few cheap games

Sure, those big jackpots are quite enticing indeed! We get it! But before you get stars in your eyes, think carefully. With big jackpots, you have to pay more to play, so if your funds are looking lower than a limbo bar, why not try a low-value game? Sure, the jackpots are smaller, but when they cost as little as 1p or 5p to join, it’s still a great way to get your kicks without wanting to kick yourself for spending too much.

2 - Nothing’s better than free!

What’s better than a bargain? That’s right — a freebie!

Many bingo sites have a free games schedule that allows you to play for free! This means you can enjoy the game without worrying about depleting your bankroll. Sometimes it’s not just the fun of the game that you get out of these freebies—you can even win other forms of prizes. Sure, they might not be cash, but you could win some free spins on slots, tickets to events, or other cool bonuses.

3 - Wallet feeling a bit empty? Get social!

Bingo has always been a social game—why do you think your Nan loves it so much? Where else can you go to play an exciting game of chance while being able to catch up on the latest goss?

Luckily for you, you don’t have to head down to a bingo hall to socialise with other players! Some bingo sites offer free or at the very least, super cheap, chat games that are perfect for playing with friends and fellow bingo fans. Unlike other games which are run by our robot overlords, chat games are mostly run by actual people! This helps add to the real game vibe, even if you are playing online.

And even if you think you’re the Queen (or King) of multi-tasking, you might be wondering how you’re meant to chat while playing your online bingo games at the same time? No worries, you can set the game to automatically daub numbers for you, so you can keep up with all your public and private chit chat.

But maybe you’re tired of the same old prattle? Then you’ll be glad to know there are many different themed bingo chat games out there, including numbers chat, sports chat, and even karaoke chat!

4 - Bonuses are the bees knees!

If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck, you should keep an eye out for bonuses. There are many different types of bonuses, but here are a few fab ones:

  • Birthday bonus – A birthday doesn’t just mean cake and pints at the pub; sometimes it means free games and bonuses from the sites you play on! These often expire within a few days of your birthday, so make sure to use them before they do.
  • Cashback bonus – No one likes losing! Thankfully, some sites take the sting out of losing streaks by offering you back a percentage of your losses if you’re having a bad run of luck.
  • Deposit bonus – Your cousin finally paid you back the 20 quid you lent him and you want to play some online bingo. Before you deposit it, you might want to see if there are any deposit bonuses available and if there are, throw in a few extra pounds. That’s because many deposit bonuses scale, so you can get a bigger bonus if you deposit more money.
  • Refer a friend bonus – What’s more fun than playing bingo? Playing bingo with your mates! Even if they aren’t registered on your favourite site, you can send them a link to join through a referral program and you could earn free games, credit, and other bonuses.
  • Social media bonus – Spend a lot of time on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook? Check if the site you play on offers a social media bonus for following them on different social media platforms.

5 - Get a helping hand with a deposit limit

Another way to stop yourself landing up skint before month end is by using a deposit limit. Many sites encourage responsible gaming by allowing you to set a maximum deposit during a certain period of time. For example, you can set a spending limit for each day, week, or month, depending on your needs.

Ok, but what happens if your ship comes in, and you find you have a few bob to spare?

In that case, you can increase the amount you spend, but you’ll usually have to wait a while before these changes come into effect.

On the other hand, if your Nan needs some money to knit more cardigans, or Netflix decides to put up their monthly subscription fees, you can lower your deposit limit instantly.


Whether you’re budget is big or small, you’re always welcome at Lucky Pants Bingo

When it comes to bingo budgets (and some other things), we know size does, in fact, count. So if you want to have a good time at an amazing bingo site with a range of jackpots and buy-ins of all shapes and sizes, check out Lucky Pants Bingo!

With a variety of games, including turbo, 90 ball, and 75 ball bingo, Lucky Pants Bingo is where it’s at! And if you need a bit of a break from bingo (yes, surprisingly, it does happen!) and want to try something else, we have hundreds of other games on offer, including dozens of online slots, scratch cards, table games, and Slingo bingo!

To discover more of what one of the best bingo sites has to offer, grab your old faithful (your mobile, laptop or computer) and visit Lucky Pants Bingo!

 

Lucky Pants Bingo / 18 August 2020
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