I got the scratcher card.
What is free is the enrty into a drawing.
Also, I went ahead and made a deposit thru Neteller, and support registered me in the $2000 Guarantee, even though my scratch card only said $1000 Guaranteed.
Withdrawals from PokerHost are fairly quick and painless. If you accept the Bonus given on the deposit, it shows in your balance immediately and can be used for wagering however if you try to withdraw this amount you will be told
"If you have any bonus or promotional you will need to meet the requirements. I would like to remind you that the restrictions are to play 5 raked hands at a $1/$2 NL or higher table for every dollar credited into your account as promotional or bonus money. "
So if you don't plan on getting the Raked Hands-don't accept the promotional money, then you are free to withdraw your money at any time.
I advise anyone who is going to play at PokerHost to make a initial deposit, withdraw it immediately if you like. But by making a deposit any freeroll winnings are real cash immediatly without strings.
If you win money in a freeroll before making a deposit, you 1)Have to make a deposit 2)AFTER the deposit has been made Play 5 raked hands per dollar won. Essentially making you re-earn your winnings
If you like their freerolls, bite the bullet, make a deposit, withdraw it all--painless and now all winnings are immediately withdrawalable cash
Seriously, don't even waste your time playing freerolls there unless you deposit first