The new year offers plenty of opportunities for punters to continue building their betting bankroll and there's a packed schedule of action throughout January to look forward to.
This weekened sees the resumption of the FA Cup and after a number of shocks in the last round, there are some huge games for lower league clubs to look forward to. Chelsea make the short journey to their south-west London neighbours Brentford while Liverpool take on Oldham.
There are some all Premier League ties too, with Stoke hosting Manchester City and Fulham travelling to Old Trafford, both encounters are being televised on Saturday.
With so much top class action to look forward to it's worth taking advantage of the free bets on offer for new customers which allow customers to make the most of their money and safeguard their betting bank through the use of free bets and deposit bonuses.
bet365 - £200
bet365 offer an instant 100 per cent deposit bonus for new customers, up to £200. Simply open a Bet365 account, make your first deposit and bet365 will credit your account with the same amount again, instantly doubling your betting bankroll.
For example, a new customer opening an account with an initial £50 deposit would immediately receive another £50 in betting credit to use however they see fit.
This amount does not need to be used in one lump sum, it can be broken down into whatever stakes you want to use it in.
So with an average stake of £5, a new customer depositing an initial £50 could get 10 free £5 bets, without needing to risk their initial stake.
Because this amount can be used gradually and withdrawn once certain requirements have been met, punters can bank plenty of profit from their bet365 account by playing with just their bonus cash, without ever risking their initial investment.
bet365 also regularly offer free in-play bets for anyone placing a pre-match bet on specially selected weekday games, these are open to every customer, you can read more about these promotions when this offer is active on Goal Betting.
Anyone without a Bet365 can open one here and claim a bankroll boost of up to £200.
Paddy Power - £250
Paddy Power offer one of the most valuable free bet promotions on the market, and what is more, it is a special offer for Goal.com readers and is not available to the general public, so it pays to open your account through Goal.com. Open a new account and Paddy Power will match each customer's first bet up to the value of £50.
This special offer is applicable to a new customer's first five deposits, enabling savvy punters to claim up to £250 in free bets if they were to stake £50 on their first five bets.
The same offer applies to any stake level though, so if your normal stake is £10, you can claim five £10 free bets, unlike other bookmakers, you do not just get rewarded for your first bet after opening a new account. There really is something for everyone, regardless of how much you are betting.
As well as their new customer offers, existing Paddy Power customers can benefit from offers such as their Money Back Specials on the biggest games plus their regular weekend accumulator and both teams to score refunds on selected game weeks.
New customers can open a Paddy Power account here to take advantage of these great offers.
Coral - £50
Every new Coral customer will entitled to a free bet matching the value of their first bet up to £50. With over 100 markets available for most Premier League matches and regular special offers including enhanced multiples, Coral offer punters a great chance to build their betting bankroll.
There's also a regular "Correct Score" refund on televised Premier League matches.
Coral will refund losing pre-match single correct score bets, if you back a correct score and the result is the exact reverse to your bet on selected live UK televised Premier League matches.
William Hill - £25
William Hill reward each new customer with a free bet of up to £25. Simply open an account, make your first deposit, place your first bet and you'll be given a free bet up to the value of £25.
It's more than just free bets though, with enhanced prices on some of the biggest games each week, having an account which allows you to take advantage of them is a benefit in itself.
These prices are often on the site as "headline offers" and apply to some of the biggest matches from competitions including the Premier League and Champions League.
These markets are usually enhanced anytime wincast prices and are boosted to industry best levels, what's more, they are available to everyone, allowing any customer to take advantage of some of the best prices on the market.
Don't miss out on your free bet and those enhanced prices, open a William Hill account here and claim your free £25 bet