Get new member bonuses of up to £17.
If you want to boost your savings when shopping online, there’s a simple way to make money – cashback.
I’ve been using cashback sites Quidco and TopCashback since 2012, making thousands of pounds simply by clicking through them every time I buy something online.
And if you’re new to these and other sites, you can nab sign-up offers giving you up to £17 free cash when you first buy something.
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How cashback sites afford to give you money
Retailers often pay a commission to websites that help them make a sale. Cashback sites simply pay you a cut of this money if you shop via them.
How to get even more money from the cashback sites
Since there are a few of these sites, they’re all competing for you to shop via them – which means they all give incentives to get you to sign up.
So even if you’ve already registered with one, you can sign up with another and shop away.
They all have different custom cashback rates at different shops, so it’s worth signing up to them all and shopping around for the one which will give you the most money.
Right now you could earn a free £17 for doing your shopping as normal, and get further cashback on top. Here are the best ones:
New customer offers
Quidco: £17 back when you spend £10
Quidco is best of the two sites to make some free cash. The most you can get is a huge £17 back when you spend £10. This is an exclusive deal that Quidco will only let me share with my newsletter subscribers.
After signing up, there are 4,300 retailers listed including the likes of BT, ASOS, iTunes and NOW TV. Each retailer has its own cashback rate. For example, you’ll get up to 7% on Marks & Spencer purchases. And as long as you spend over the minimum amount, you’ll also get a free bonus!
These new customer deal runs most months but check the expiry date and terms when you click through.
Quidco: £10 back when you spend £5
If you’d rather not get my newsletter you get £10 back with a £5 spend via the sign-up link below.
TopCashback: £10 back when you spend £10
TopCashback is the other big cashback site and it also offers a bonus for new customers.
If you don’t want to spend £15, the best generic (i.e. spend at any retailer you like) bonus is £10. You need to sign up to TopCashback via the link below and then spend at least £10.
There are often other deals that will pay a similar amount but they are restricted to specific retailers or require a higher minimum spend (eg £30). I’ll share any standout ones on my TopCashback deals page.
TopCashback: Free £18 bonus when you spend £15 (ended)
The £18 new member bonus is currently only available via Be Clever With Your Cash! You need to spend £15 via one of the retailers listed on TCB to get this bonus (excluding takeaways). Ends 28 November 2022. Read the full terms and conditions here.
JamDoughnut: £4.50 welcome offer
JamDoughnut works a little differently from other cashback sites as you’re effectively getting cashback on gift card purchases.
The normal referral code offers £3, but I’ve blagged a boosted offer worth £4.50. Entering the code 3NMT when signing up will get you 200 points, and once you make your first purchase you’ll get another 250.
Each point is worth 1p, so 450 is worth £4.50. However, you can’t cash out until you reach 1,000 points, or £10.
Airtime Rewards: £1.50 when you sign up
Another decent site is the app Airtime Rewards. New member bonuses are much smaller. You’ll get 50p for signing up with code H9HJCPAY and another £1 when you spend within seven days. Sometimes these are boosted.
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Existing customer bonuses
From time to time both Quidco and TopCashback offer an extra bonus. You need to activate these deals and they generally only run for a short period of time – often just one day.
Airtime Rewards tends to have promo codes you need to enter on the app to get the extra offer.
The best are generic promos which you can gain with any spending. Sometimes they might be for specific retailers or types of service (eg travel or broadband). I’ll share any decent ones I spot here.
Things to watch out for
Cashback is never guaranteed. If your purchase doesn’t track (i.e. there isn’t a record of you buying the item via the cashback site) you won’t get the money.
Here’s how to increase your chances you will get the money:
- Read the (short) terms and conditions for the sign-up deals, and also the individual shop promotions.
- Be careful using voucher codes. If they aren’t listed on the cashback page they might stop you getting cashback.
- Make sure you don’t already have a browser window open for the retailer.
36 thoughts on “Cashback site welcome bonus offers (May 2023)”
I wouldlikegomopen a saving account with you and earn on cashback
My bad Andy. Relise now you already covered this 🙂
Hi, I’ve signed up but the email received does not contain any subscription link to Quidco!!
Hi Kevin, there was an issue with the company that send the emails so you might have got a newslettter before the welcome email with the link. That should be sorted now. Let me know if you still haven’t got it
I did sign upto the newsletter less than a week ago and the link is already expired ? “We’re sorry, this offer is no longer available. But you can still join today to check out the fantastic cashback rates and promotions available.”
Is it possible to get a fresh one ?
Hi, yes! Sorry! Someone shared the link externally and lots of people signed up, so Quidco had to give me a fresh link, and sadly it’s dropped to £17. But if you can get in touch via the contact form with the email you signed up with and I’ll send a fresh link
Hi Andy, I signed up for your newsletter and also for quidco. As I got the direction that I have to make a purchase of £10, to get £17 Bonus. So, I made a purchase of £18 via quidco link.
But, sadly , I have not receive any confirmation of £17 from quidco yet
Please help me dear.
Hi Robin, have you contacted Quidco?
Hi Andy I’ve tried subscribing to your newsletter and I haven’t had the promo come through
Sorry, I’ve had to change my sign up system. What page did you sign up from? Was it on the page or a pop up?
Update: I didn’t receive the exclusive link for a £16 new customer bonus at Quidco. Please could you send it if it’s still active? Thank you.
Sorry, I’ve had to change my sign up system. What page did you sign up from? Was it on the page or a pop up? Will try to sort it out!
Hello, is the exclusive link for a £16 new customer bonus still active? I just subscribed to the newsletter. Will I receive the link soon? Thank you.
Yes you should have got it… let me know if not
Hello. Just to let you know I too have subscribed to your newsletter and the Quidco link does not come through. I have checked SPAM. After clicking “I am human/Captcha” it say you are subscribed. Then that is it.
Have you got it now Ste?
Hi, what are the condition for the £20 (I thought I had to spend £10+ and then I would get it, which I did), or do I have to spend £20+ to be able to get the £20 cashback? Thank you
It should be spend £10, get £20 back. Does it say differently when you click through?
That’s what it said, but I made the order on the 14th of Oct. and it still has not tracked (it tracked the order but not the bonus). I was just wondering was is something on my part
Have you asked Quidco about it? If you’re not getting any luck contact me using the contact form and I’ll see if I can find out more
How long does it normally take to get The £17 from Quidco? It says mine is still pending although my purchases are showing on my dashboard. Many thanks
Hi Kathy, sorry, I’m not sure I’m afraid. You’ll need to check with them.
Hi Andy, just came across your article and noticed that you referenced TBSeen as another cashback site option. I have used this for a while now and have always had terrible problems getting my cashback from them. Currently I’ve been waiting since August for a payout of over £30 which is due. Their online helpdesk ignores my messages, and I’ve tried tweeting them and posting messages on FB but they don’t reply. I’m not sure they are even still active when you look at the fact that their latest posts on Twitter and FB are back in August. It’s really frustrating and I’ve resorted to messaging them weekly in the hope that they’ll get fed up and just pay me what they owe me!
Thanks for sharing this with me Anna. I’ll add a warning in for readers. Have you tried contacting Kate Thornton via Twitter?
Hi Andy, I’ve messaged TBSeen on both their Twitter accounts as they have a helpline one and the normal one, but no response. I’ll try messaging Kate direct. Many thanks, Anne
Hi, just signed up to the newsletter. How do I claim the £20 on Quidco (is there a link I haven’t received?)
Hi, you should have got the link in a welcome email. Have you got it now?
Hi, I subscribed to the newsletter the other day, but haven’t received an email or anything to confirm that I’ll get the £20 cashback. From where am I supposed to register with Quidco so that they know I’m coming from your blog?
Hi Jacob when did you sign up? I’ll investigate when the email was sent
I signed up for the previous Quidco bonus offer and spent nearly £20 on two items via Ebay. As seems to usual when I sign up for these offers (at least the last 3) my bonus was declined. Not sure why as the explanation not clear.
Hi Terry, can you contact me via the contact form at the top of the website with a bit more info and I’ll see if my contacts at Quidco can investigate. Andy
Hi Andy, how long should it take for the £17 bonus to associate with a transaction?
I’m not sure, though there is a section in your Quidco account that’s called Bonus Cashback and I’d assume it’d appear there https://www.quidco.com/activity/bonus-cashback/