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Allow goodybags to recur from credit

By: ski_31 | 25-04-2014 19:50

Hi all :smileyvery-happy:


I did some searching to see if this idea has been submitted before and I couldn't find anything. Please forgive me if my searching wasn't thorough enough and there has been this idea before.


The idea


 The recurring goodybag feature is great because it gives people a feeling that you would have with a contract - without the boundaries. However, you can only recur a goodybag from a credit/debit card and I (and I'm sure many others) think that it's time to allow goodybags to recur from airtime credit.




This shouldn't be hard to implement is there anything that I have missed that makes this not possible?



Here are some benefits of this idea being implemented:

  • Some people (like myself) will never use a credit/debit card on giffgaff for different reasons and to have the possibility of having a goodybag recur from airtime credit will make the usage of goodybag bundles so much easier.
  • People will get a real good feeling of being able to directly use their payback points that they worked hard to earn over the course of the 6 month period as money for goodybags.
  • It will save people the trouble of logging into their giffgaff account monthly just to activate a goodybag that is the same every time.

Hope you like this idea and if you do please kudos and comment to support. I know that a lot of you don't use airtime credit for goodybags but this is honestly something that is missing from giffgaff and really needs to be implemented.





Sami :smileyhappy:


Edit: Including one of  my comments below in the idea post because I think it is a valid thing to put in:



Not really @hasan249 the recurring goodybag feature is great many people use it and it is of course optional :smileyhappy:


If goodybags can be recurred from credit/debit card payment then they should be able to be recurred from airtime credit, I am honestly quite surprised that this is not a possibility at the moment and if there is a valid reason why this cannot happen then I would like to be educated about it :smileyhappy:


Of course if there is not enough credit left to purchase another goodybag in the month that follows then a goodybag won't be purchased, and maybe giffgaff can send a reminder to people to top-up if their balance is low so they can continue to enjoy the bundle in giffgaff goodybags :smileyhappy:



by: ma2013
on: 31-03-2018 18:39

Great idea, why isn't it implemented yet?

by: jason1973tess
on: 01-09-2019 22:38

yes bring it on

by: zuzieq
on: 20-03-2018 15:23

This is a brilliant idea. I would definately use this because I usually take my Payback as airtime credit. Supported

by: gilli95623
on: 23-08-2018 12:20

I think sending giffgaff customer a message is a good idea

by: jason1973tess
on: 01-09-2019 22:38

same here

by: cazwo63
on: 14-08-2018 16:56

great idea as not everyone has enough money on the day it's due to 're set so at least adding credit when you have money would help those people and they would still get there goodbags

by: brend69892
on: 04-02-2020 16:22

lately i use a lot of vouchers, i support this idea

by: ryanpatterson17
on: 30-05-2018 22:14

good idea needs to be implemented as soon as po

by: angelfzpz
on: 22-07-2020 15:24

bring it on

by: penny99941
on: 06-11-2020 04:57

Good idea. Should be implemented soon.

by: epithet
on: 08-05-2018 14:14

Brilliant idea. I have built up an excess of airtime credit and would welcome the opportunity to reduce it by using it to purchase a recurring goody bag. Supported.

by: dronerg
on: 02-05-2018 16:01

Loving this idea. I also topped up ages ago with over £30 which remains unused, we should be able to use that money to buy our next goody bag rather than taking more from our bank accounts or credit cards.

by: jesi23
on: 06-05-2020 02:42

You can always ‘pause’ your recurring Goodybag, and purchase one from credit (it can ‘queue’ ready, so you are not left without a replacement Goodybag immediately your previous Goodybag expires) I have helped my husband do this when he has a build-up of credit (he always takes his payback as credit as it is rarely above £10). … … … . You then reinstate your Goodybag recur when the queued Goodybag has started.

by: puffster
on: 02-05-2018 11:34

Brill idea, in my case airtime credit builds up and not used. Would be nice to have option of choosing which to use.

by: tids
on: 30-04-2018 11:23

This idea must have got lost in the labs

This is well overdue being implemented

by: jesi23
on: 06-05-2020 02:44

I believe that logistically, there is danger of members not having sufficient credit in the account to cover the cost of a recurring Goodybag, and maintaining it requires more attention to your balance.

by: _vreemt
on: 09-04-2018 09:18

I like this idea, as I do use my airtime credit for goodybags (when I get them). I use goodybags on a very ad hoc basis as my monthly usage is usually very low (£2-3), but I sometimes need a boost. I also generally know early on if I want to renew my goodybag, but haven't used the auto renewal because it uses my debit card to pay for it.

Thanks for a great idea (: