Eighteen months after it launched, Vodafone is killing off its Bonus Bank mobile rewards scheme for prepaid customers. If you've been saving credits towards a new handset, you've only got until the end of December to redeem them.
The premise of Bonus Bank was simple: 10 per cent of every recharge you made was credited to your Bonus Bank account, and you could use that money to purchase a new handset. As we noted at the time, you'd have to spend a lot on recharges to get even the cheapest handset Vodafone offers. And now we've hit the other issue with rewards schemes of all kinds: they can change or disappear at any time.
Vodafone is doubling the amount of credit that gets added to Bonus Bank for recharges in December, giving you once last chance to up your total, but then is killing off the program altogether on December 31. If you haven't got enough credits to purchase a handset outright, you can put what you've got towards a phone and pay the difference in cash.
Anyone ever score a phone through Bonus Bank? Tell us in the comments.