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      13.05.2004 08:13
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      Most of the reviews of themutual.net are fairly old and written immediately after the company floated on the stock market. The company survived the internet bubble and its ticking along nicely. Themutual.net is a web portal site that rewards members with shares when they click through to other sites and either register for services or buy something. Themutual.net gets a percentage of the sale and you get a cut of that in the form of shares. Now, I've found 3 ways you can get shares for very little effort. 1) Click on All Merchants and select Kelkoo. In the Kelkoo box search for a product and click through to another merchant as if you were buying something. Now close the window within a a week your 8 shares will be credited. 2) Click on All Merchants and select Dealtime. In the Dealtime box search for a product and click through to another merchant as if you were buying something. Now close the window within a a week your 9 shares will be credited. 3) In themutual.net seach box enter a product name and click search. Your share number will be immediately credited with 1 share. Click Back and repeat this 10 times for 10 shares. This will give you 27 shares a day which isn't much but its £22 a year and only takes a minute and bumps up your share holding even if it stays stagnant. At the moment the shares are still worth peanuts but I've got about £250 in shares for things I was going to buy anyway from shops I was going to get them from so it really is free money. I'd recommend Themutual.net to anyone who purchases anything over the internet which I would think is pretty much anyone who reads this. They are a profitable company now and the share price is on the increase so you cant loose if they continue in the way they are going at the moment. If they don't - you haven't lost anything.

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        11.01.2004 03:07
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        I just read this old review because I did a search on themutual.net It's interesting, because I managed to hang on to my 'worthless' shares and have continued to log on to the site, although have not collected many points through them (until recently, when I realised how good the site was!). My share holding is worth several hundred pounds amd would have been worth even more had I not written them off a couple of years ago! They have a good list of retailers that you can collect shares through including Amazon, John lewis etc and are really worth a look now.

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          12.02.2002 00:50
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          About a month ago I stumbled across the website - themutual.net. At first I couldn't accept the fact that they were giving free shares, I mean what was the point of this. As I investigated I found that you had to spend money with selected companies to reap this benefit. I would highly recommend individuals to join this website because you are receiving free shares, which are worth money. Also share prices are changing and the sum of money can increase. My overall conclusion is that we receive benefits for shopping at certain partners, it's abit like collecting points when going to the supermarket.

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            06.01.2002 01:24
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            I like many other people are one of the tens of thousands of free shareholders in themutual.net and if you have not signed up yet you really should. Well for the long term as at the moment the shares are worth very little, in fact, nearly nothing. So if you sold all your 1000 free shares at the going rate of 0.004p you may get £4!! (Before dealing costs!! of around £25.) The next payment date for the units to be transfered into shares is Feb 2002 and is likely to only generate pennys for pepole like myself, but it is money we would not normanly invest for small returns. If I remember rightly - shortly after they 'floated' their shares on the AIM Stock Market. Some early members had an allocation of 10,000 shares and were expecting a nice windfall. Most members though had an allocation of 1,000 shares and were still hopeful. This was just around the time the markets fell out of love with tech stocks and Internet stocks especially. The share price opened at around 0.5p i.e. a halfpenny! and have since dropped and not recovered. Since this time in the stock market crash, themutual.net have started properly running as a business and gaining more and more sponsors and links through for their web site creating revenue which at first they did not have. This now nearly making themutual.net almost breaking even in its operations, yet still has to convince the shareholder. I am convinced that this company will be profitable and am increasing my volume of extra shares to 1,000,000 as I feel confident that these will make a profit. *So how do I get these free worthless shares?* Well, when you sign up to themutual.net you are instantly given 1000 free shares in the company. Themutual.net is a company that makes money by sending advertising emails to its subscribers. When you sign up you decide what kind of adverts you want to be sent and you will begin to receive them within a few days. The more offers that you take up and the more you pur chase through them, the more units or shares you gain. *How many shares do I get through the mutual.net?* When you register with themutual.net, you get a username and password plus a certain number of 'Units' according to the following allocation structure: First 10,000 members received 10,000 units each Next 500,000 members receive 1,000 units each Next 1,000,000 members receive 500 units each Thereafter members receive 200 units each" I am a member of nearly the 25,500th, and that was going back a good few months, but I think that the share allocation is still within the 1,000 units bracket. *How do I earn more shares with themutual.net?* When you click on a link that comes on an email you are given a themutual.net scratch card. This means that you can win up to £1 million worth of shares in the company (about £4000). There are also links to purchase goods to earn share back with the partners. Below are examples of the share back you can earn; £50 share back if you become accepted with the marbles credit card, £25 share back from dial-a-phone with every mobile purchased, £10 share back with flowers2send.com, £10 share back with crazy mobiles, £5 share back with pharmacy2u with your first order, £5 share back with itswine.com with every order, £2 share back with 101cd.com with every order. These are only some of the examples and there are many more to choose from. I have only made a couple of transactions yet my units to be transferred into shares have increased by nearly 5000. As themutual.net is listed on the stock exchange, you can buy further shares in the company, and since this company is breaking even and soon be in full profitability, surely this company is worth joining for the free shares and also in purchasing. I have purchased 300,000 and I am planning on increasing this to 1,000,000 shares excluding the amoun ts that I earn through the partners of themutual.net and their scratch cards. As I have now 300,000 shares and if they reach only a penny, then I am in profit by £2800, if this company proves popular by other punters, then you have made you money on your investment and on the free shares. Now this is starting to sound good. Themutual.net is really a good idea, and it dose not take long to sign up plus in the medium to long term you can be making a lot of money from it. Always remember that although you dont have any instant results the value of this company is sure to go up over time and I predict within the next two to five years. *So what is so special about the site?* To be honest, Not a lot!! Themutual.net has positioned itself now as pretty much a permission marketing and sales portal, offering virtually worthless shares in exchange for you either receiving advertising emails or signing up to the 'offers' on the site. While some of these offers may be OK in their own right, the free shares are generally a very thin icing on the cake. *So is this the end for themutual.net? Why would I sign-up for them now?* No, this is not the end for themutual.net, and why do you ask? Well with an increase in its revenue, more new members, and more commission being generated, they also are an Internet service provider. You download the connections within 10 minutes. You also get 25mb of free web space and 5 email addresses. You can earn extra shares by becoming an expert. The expert categories range from arts & literature, entertainment, health, sports etc. To become an expert you need to find something that you are an expert on. Then you fill in a profile and write discussions and help advice notes. If you don't do this you will be removed. In fact themutual.net was quite a good idea anyway as a Web portal. It was the source of information for members when it decided to change it's philosophy and go t o an 'expert site' idea. Members could offer their services to become an 'expert' in their chosen field and be a source for advice and information to other members. *Is there hope for Internet companies?* The recent news that another company built around the proposed issue of free shares to members - BlueCarrots.com - had been sold to breathe.net and there free allocations of shares to new members have now been stopped. This due to the likelihood of launching on the stock exchange looking more likely due to increase in profitability. This prompted me to check out themutual.net and to invest further into them. The likelihood of these less than half penny shares are going to be looking to be worth it in the medium to long-term future. Best of the internet free share schemes by far. My advice, buy into them and sign up. Long term prospects looks great!

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              31.12.2001 19:33
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              Themutual.net is now a mere shadow of it's former self, but is still pumping out 1,000 new shares to those individuals who are inclined to join. What's the story ? Is it worth it ? And what could I get out of it ? Well, at the moment the shares are worth very little, in fact, nearly nothing - if you sold all your 1000 free shares you MIGHT get 30p !! (Before dealing costs !!) So what is so special about the site ? To be honest, NOTHING !! Themutual.net has positioned itself now as pretty much a permission marketing and sales portal, offering virtually worthless shares in exchange for you either receiving advertising emails or signing up to the 'offers' on the site. While some of these offers may be OK in their own right, the free shares are generally a very thin icing on the cake. So is this the end for themutual.net ? Why would I sign-up for them now ? Well, a stockbroker called Comdirect is offering new customers who are referred to it by existing customers £50 to join. Here's the good bit, you have fulfilled the joining criteria when you deposit shares in your account !! So, you could sign-up to the mutual.net, get 1,000 pretty worthless shares and then deposit them in a newly opened Comdirect account, claim the £50 and walk away a happy man !! So, my rating of themutual.net is very poor, of it's shares, not much, but of the potential opportunity to those thinking and operating 'outside the box' it could be a nice little £50 welcome to the New Year !!

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                14.09.2001 23:43
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                Who remembers 'themutual.net' ? It was one of the first of the Internet companies than came on stream a couple of years ago that promised members would be allocated shares in the company. If and when the company 'floated' on the stock market - we could convert our members shares, into REAL ones and well, we'd all be quids in. Aha - good idea, at the time. In fact themutual.net was quite a good idea anyway as a Web portal. It was the source of information for members when it decided to change it's philosophy and go to an 'expert site' idea. Members could offer their services to become an 'expert' in their chosen field and be a source for advice and information to other members. That was - if I remember rightly - shortly after they 'floated' their shares on the Stock market. Some early members had an allocation of 10,000 shares and were expecting a nice windfall. Most members though had an allocation of 1,000 shares and were still hopeful. This was just around the time the Markets fell out of love with tech stoicks and internet stocks especially. The share price opened at around .5p i.e a halfpenny! Yippee we all had £5. Obviously too small amount to be practical to sell at your friendly stockbrokers. Since then, even the previous 'high-flyers' of the internet world have come crashing down from their height. Holders of themutual.net shares now have a holding worth almost 50p (if it's 1000 shares). The recent news that another company built around the proposed issue of free shares to members - BlueCarrots.com - had been sold to breathe.net and the share issue cancelled, prompted me to check out themutual.net to see if they still exist. Yes, they do. Like many sites, they've had a few revamps. BUT one thing remains constant - the message and promise of FREE Shares... They say now "When you register with themutual. net, you get a username and password plus a certain number of 'Units' according to the following allocation structure: First 10,000 members received 10,000 units each Next 500,000 members receive 1,000 units each Next 1,000,000 members receive 500 units each Thereafter members receive 200 units each" Why bother? The site itself is quite nice - but for members only! You have to log in to get into the site and if - like me - you've long forgotten your username and password, you probably won't bother going any further. It does offer you an ISP Service (durrrr that's why it's in this category!), but why bother when there are 24/7 subscription services that are guaranteed to be here today, tommorrow and well into next year - but with themutual.net...who knows? And how much do they charge?...and who was the last person you know who uses them as an ISP? But it was quite a nice idea at the time and out of interest, you could sign up and see if the site offers something to you. But FREE SHARES - Forget it.

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                  18.10.2000 22:53
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                  I have been with the mutual for a good few months now, and already have been taking advantage of this free service! The Mutual brings us up-to-date with share prices and the latast news from the markets! Features from The Mutual Include.. View your Hotlist (Your own shares and prices) Messageboards (Write or read a message) Global Indices (Global markets) Stock Code Search (Search for a stock and its price) Personal Finance (Mortgages) This is a truly great site for all you Investors!! and as an added bounes, when your sign up, you will get FREE Shares!! My favourite word FREE!

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                    19.09.2000 10:34
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                    I have been a member of the mutual net for a good few months now. I decided to register while taking up the offer of free shares, the shares are awarded to each new member at the current rate of 1000 shares per person. The shares are already listed on aim and after a 3 month period you will have the oportunity to cash them in. I'm not sure about the current share price. As well as getting free shares they also are an internet service provider. You download the connections within 10 minutes. You also get 25mb of free web space and 5 email addresses. The mutual net is based mainly on experts in different fields,they have a huge network of experts. You can earn extra shares by becoming an expert, the expert catergories range from arts & literature, entertainment, health, sports etc. To become an expert you need to find something that you are an expert on. Then you fill in a profile and write discussions and help advice notes if you don't do this you will be removed. It takes a lot of effort and can be time consuming Becoming an expert gains you an extra 10,000 shares and you have your own forum plus a chat facility. You also get 250 extra shares for each article you write. A recent addition is referring friends, you can earn extra shares by referring. A very good site which has given me lots of good advice which have come from the forums themselves.

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