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22-09-2018, 02:28 PM
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Cashback sites.

So, having seen an advert for "topcashback", thought I'd finally get round to giving it a go. Glad I did. So far, I've got nigh on 20 back over the last couple of weeks for doing what I normally do anyway when internet shopping, plus it's opened up a whole new experience of click and collect, which I'd never bothered with before.

Anyone else do this sort of thing?
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22-09-2018, 04:26 PM
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Re: Cashback sites.

Never heard of "topcashback" Dex but I guess it involves browsing and shopping which I tend not to do, it encourages impulse buying .
I buy that which I need in most instances, nothing more if I can help it.

I don't believe in 'something for nothing' either , no doubt the 'cashback' element will be recouped in some way.
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22-09-2018, 05:19 PM
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Re: Cashback sites.

I am on 5000+ with Quidco but that is over a lot of years

I mostly get about %10 to %15 with Expedia and reasonable amounts with other companies, that is not all profit though as I will often pay more for something like AA which is then the best value due to the cash back, most of it is just free money though just for clicking through Quidco
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22-09-2018, 05:33 PM
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Re: Cashback sites.

Originally Posted by DWebb ->
I am on 5000+ with Quidco but that is over a lot of years

I mostly get about %10 to %15 with Expedia and reasonable amounts with other companies, that is not all profit though as I will often pay more for something like AA which is then the best value due to the cash back, most of it is just free money though just for clicking through Quidco
Thanks for the top tips
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22-09-2018, 05:37 PM
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Re: Cashback sites.

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Never heard of "topcashback" Dex but I guess it involves browsing and shopping which I tend not to do, it encourages impulse buying .
I buy that which I need in most instances, nothing more if I can help it.
Fair point. However, I tend to buy or order stuff that I need. Getting a bit of a discount now and again seems a good idea.

For example, I was refurbishing a friend's garden shed a few weeks back and place my order on Wickes for the materials through the cashback site, and was refunded 10, which I then passed on to my friends when it came to settling up for materials.
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22-09-2018, 05:47 PM
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Re: Cashback sites.

Originally Posted by Dextrous63 ->
Fair point. However, I tend to buy or order stuff that I need. Getting a bit of a discount now and again seems a good idea.

For example, I was refurbishing a friend's garden shed a few weeks back and place my order on Wickes for the materials through the cashback site, and was refunded 10, which I then passed on to my friends when it came to settling up for materials.
I was as suspicious as anyone when I first used them but other than 5 a year admin fee it is pretty much free cash
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30-09-2018, 11:52 PM
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Re: Cashback sites.

On the subject of Cash Back sites. I got my renewal for the AA break down insurance this weekend and it is quoted at about 102 for cover at Road Side and Home, so once again I will switch to the RAC and take advantage of the deal on Quidco which will take it down to about 55 for the same cover with the RAC once you take into account the cash back, then next year I will just switch back to the AA as a new customer
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13-10-2018, 03:42 PM
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Re: Cashback sites.

I'm in the states, and have been using Ebate Cash back for several years now.
It offers cash back of 2, 5 10 or even 12 percent, when online shopping with various stores like amazon, LLBean, Lord and Taylor, Macys, flower shops, shoe stores, etc. They email a monthly statement of sorts to let me know how much I've earned, then every three months they send me a rebate check in the mail. It's money back in my pocket when I do the shopping anyway. Love them! Sign up is free, and the app stays on your bookmarks in computer. Just click on them before using the website, or they pop up in the corner when you are at the site, one click, and they automatically register your purchase for you.
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13-10-2018, 06:09 PM
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Re: Cashback sites.

Originally Posted by Meg ->
Never heard of "topcashback" Dex but I guess it involves browsing and shopping which I tend not to do, it encourages impulse buying .
I buy that which I need in most instances, nothing more if I can help it.

I don't believe in 'something for nothing' either , no doubt the 'cashback' element will be recouped in some way.
I don't bother with any of this cashback stuff, but then again I don't buy much, and never over the net.

I do like the ad tho ...

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13-10-2018, 08:41 PM
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Re: Cashback sites.

Originally Posted by DWebb ->
most of it is just free money though just for clicking through Quidco
NO, there is no such thing as 'free money' you don't need to have a PhD in economics to know that ANY company has to operate profitably to stay in business so it's obvious they get paid for their services.

I could write reams on here about where those sources of income might be but it would take too long.

Suffice to say that ultimately it's the consumer who pays, there's many ways, Quidco probably get paid by the supplier of goods that are ordered through them (They pass a tiny % on to you so it looks like 'free money') the goods supplier in turn gets paid by the finance company that supports the transaction who in turn get's paid by the millions of muppets who buy stuff on credit (The interest on the loan in case you are wondering )
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