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Colin
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7th Aug 09 at 17:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well seeing ive sold my house and am about to come into a sizeable bit of released cash ive decided to max out my premium bonds holding for 3 draws.

If I stick the money in at the end of August then it has to stay in for 1 month before it qualifies, so thats 30k being entered into October, November and December draws.

Any guess as to what you think i'll get back??? Apparently the odd's for max investment suggest i'll get at avg 2 prizes a month.

I'll think i'll get 50 total for my trouble. Im just doing it out of interest really but how cool if I won a Million!!

Anyway I thought there might be some interest in following this to see what happens.
Colin
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7th Aug 09 at 17:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Odds : The odds of winning are shown below. We calculate the number of prizes in each draw by dividing the total number of eligible Bond units by the odds.

For April 2009 36,000 : 1

http://www.nsandi.com/products/pb/rates.jsp
Seany
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7th Aug 09 at 17:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont know how these work. could you lose money? if not then whats the harm in trying.
Colin
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7th Aug 09 at 17:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

100% safe and backed by HM Treasury.

You invest whatever you want and get one chance at a prize for eack pound you put in. So i'll get 30,000 pops at winning a month. I should win something, maybe just 50 though!!

Then when you want the cash back you give 8 days notice and its returned to your account, every penny
AndyKent
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7th Aug 09 at 17:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Worth I go I suppose, but if you get more than 100 you'll be bloody lucky!
Colin
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7th Aug 09 at 17:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Absolutelly will be luck if I get anything tbh. Theres circa 27 billion Bond numbers in circulation all with the same chance & i'll have 30,000 of them for 3 months.

More fun than having it sat in a bank account gaining 0.5% interest
a_j_mair
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10th Aug 09 at 13:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i reckon 50 tops
Conway563
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I had a load (nowhere near the amount you've put in) for 25 years and never won a penny
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10th Aug 09 at 17:22   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I reckon 75 quid!

25 a month for the 3 months.

Thats if its still min prize of 25 and not gone back to 50


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Colin
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10th Aug 09 at 17:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

LOL probably not get much as said, however its better than leaving in a bank account.

Could always buy a 911 and sell it just before xmas....hope to get my cash back naaaaw
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10th Aug 09 at 18:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Step dad had 30k in them for nearly 2 years, and im pretty sure he has never had anything less than 50 a month!

also had a larger sum, only couple hundred i think


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10th Aug 09 at 18:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You joke about buying a car and selling it in a few months but is there any cars in your budget that are going up in value? Risky tho I guess, not like you are talking a couple of hundred quid

[Edited on 10-08-2009 by Matty G]
Colin
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10th Aug 09 at 18:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Probably not Matt, who buys a sportscar in December anyway too risky
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10th Aug 09 at 18:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you'd of put it in an account earning only 4% for the next 3 months you'd of earnt 500.
Marc
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10th Aug 09 at 19:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've had 1000 of bonds about 10 years. Never won once.
Cosmo
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quote:
Originally posted by Marc
I've had 1000 of bonds about 10 years. Never won once.


Youd of also earned around 500 by now, thats even at a low rate of 4% which in the past you could of got much more than.
Marc
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10th Aug 09 at 19:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sods law would say the numbers would come up should I redeem them! they were all purchased for me so its not 1k out of my own pocket. Way I'm justifying them being there anyway
Colin
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10th Aug 09 at 21:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Cosmo
If you'd of put it in an account earning only 4% for the next 3 months you'd of earnt 500.



That would be grand if there was such an account offering 4% which you dont have to leave it in over 12 months, there isnt any

ash_corsa
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10th Aug 09 at 21:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Someone down the road from me won 100,000 on premium bonds, went out and bought an RS4!
Colin
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10th Aug 09 at 22:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

100k

That would almost see me mortgage free
Ste
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10th Aug 09 at 23:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Some Nigerian banks are offering 12% interest

Have a look at this http://www.ibtc.com/portal/site/nigeria/menuitem.2792be962d90f70440ff36313367804c/?vgnextoid=3d7f423fbdae8110VgnVCM100000337608c4RCRD

Off-shore banking seems apt seeing as you are an off shore worker


I would rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
Colin
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10th Aug 09 at 23:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Not sure id feel safe using a nigerian bank tbh

Im just going to play the prem bonds see what happens
Ste
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11th Aug 09 at 00:00   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Racist


I would rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
Ste
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11th Aug 09 at 00:01   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Me neither

I'd just blow it on a fast car. Wouldn't the sensible option be to pay off your new mortgage with it as it would save you 30k in interest?


I would rather lose by a mile because i built my own car, than win by an inch because someone else built it for me.
Colin
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This is my deposit dude, hense not being able to do anything silly with it. I need it all to lay down on the table in december when my new house build is finished.

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