Use these new offers to get even more cashback.
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 for around three years, making thousands of pounds simply by clicking through them every time I buy something online. And there’s now a third site – TBSeen – to give you even more options.
Plus, each of them has sign-up offers giving you up to £10 free cash when you buy something.
How cashback sites afford to give you money
Retailers often pay a commission to websites who 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 £30 for doing your shopping as normal. Here are the best ones:
Quidco: Spend £5 get a £10 bonus – plus free “Premium” membership (worth a fiver)
Quidco is easiest of the three sites to make some free cash. You only need to spend £5 to get a £10 bonus. After signing up, there are 4,300 retailers listed including the likes of House of Fraser, 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 £5, you’ll also get a free £10 bonus!
I’ve also negotiated an extra for you. When you sign up you’ll get a free upgrade for a year to Premium membership, which normally costs £5, though you need to spend £10 in total to get this.
This new customer deal runs most months but check the expiry date and terms when you click through.
TopCashback: Spend £10 get £10 back
This offer is not as good as Quidco, but it’s still decent. You can get £10 back if you spend £10 or more when you sign up to TopCashback via the link below.
TBSeen: Get £5 when you earn £10 cashback
TBSeen is the new kid on the cashback block, and it’s run by Kate Thornton. Yes, her off the telly.
The new customer deal is slightly different to the others. If you sign up via the link below and earn £10 cashback, you’ll receive a £5 bonus. So it’s not how much you spend, but how much you earn. You also can’t cash out until you have £10.
It’s worth looking at, but personally I’ve stuck with Quidco or TopCashback.
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.