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YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY. I WANT TO SAVE MONEY. WE ALL WANT TO SAVE MONEY! I don’t have an unhealthy relationship with money, but there are things I could do (or not do) that would definitely put me in better financial health. One of the things I’ve (re)discovered is the secret art of the CASHBACK website. This post was partly inspired by Ross Grant from ActOnThis (I’ll be covering Ross and the site in a later blogpost, but if you’re an actor and you haven’t checked his site out; DO SO NOW!) so thanks to him for the reminder!
There are a whole host of cashback websites out there, and I won’t tell you what they are and how they work because Martin Lewis, or ‘The Money Saving Expert’ as you may know him by, has already done that quite simply and eloquently - CLICK HERE for Martin’s article over on the MoneySavingExpert website. Quite simply; Cashback websites pay you a cash reward or percentage of Cashback when you click through them and purchase online through participating retailers.
I won’t bore you with an in-depth analysis of each site and all their features, because ultimately the best way to decide whether they’re right for you is to check them out for yourself and make that judgement! With that being said, I wanted to share two sites that I use and would highly recommend. When you realise you could earn money and rewards for spending the money you would be - at the retailers you’d be purchasing from anyway - why wouldn’t you?!
This is a great website. It’s clear, easy to use and has a good range of merchants available. The cashback rate is slightly higher than its rival, but doesn’t have the High Street tracking feature that Quidco does (we’ll come to that). It’s well worth exploring the site and adding your most frequently visited retailers as a favourite though! I now check this site before I buy ANYTHING online, just incase I can earn a little something back from making the same purchase!
Work’s in the same way as TopCashback but has two differentiating and nifty features:
Enjoy amazing offers on a huge range of supermarket essentials from all your favourite brands. Check back regularly for our latest deals.
Like an offer? Buy the product in-store at a participating supermarket and share your receipt and they’ll automatically review your order.
As soon as they've confirmed your purchase, your cashback will be paid into your Quidco account. You can then withdraw it to your designated bank or PayPal.
Quidco High Street
Link one or more debit or credit cards to your Quidco account.
Once you've linked a card, simply use it to pay in-store and they’ll do the rest.
It’s literally that simple!
REFERRAL CODES: I should also point out that I've used my referral links on both of the above images. Referrals are another great way to build up your cashback, with both sites offering differing amounts per successful-sign up. Simply share your unique referral code via social media or email and you can encourage your family and friends to save with you! Just recently, I had £20 paid out to me for doing absolutely NOTHING!
These sites are very similar. They require very little effort and offer almost identical features, but TopCashback very conveniently put this COMPARISON of the two together. You may decide that one is better than the other, or want to use both! Be sure to download the iOS or Android apps to track you’re cashback on the go, too.
Do you use any cashback websites? Let me know in the comments below and share your top tips for maximising your cash!