WHAT IS IT?
TopCashback and Quidco are fantastic, well established, sites where you earn cashback/get paid to shop online and more. I’ve been using them for a few years now and have earnt over £1,500 for very little effort!
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HOW IT WORKS:
Search – Find a retailer or service you want to buy from. There’s cashback on over 5,000 retailers.
Select – Use the ‘Get Cashback’ button. This will open the retailer’s website in a new tab.
Shop & Get Cashback – On the retailer’s website, just shop as normal. The value of any purchase will be recorded in your account.
You don’t have to just make purchases – there’s plenty of free options available whereby you sign up for a free trial on something and earn cashback that way – just make a note somewhere so you know to cancel the service before you’re charged! It pays to be organised on this.
Once you’ve made a purchase/free offer through the site it will register as ‘tracked/pending’ on the system. It then needs to be confirmed by the original merchant before progressing to ‘confirmed’ and finally ‘payable’. Some clear in a matter of days, some take weeks, it’s worth being patient though. Both sites have a good customer service option where you can chase payments and query any that haven’t tracked.
I’ve programmed myself now to ALWAYS use TopCashback/Quidco when buying something, to check if there’s any cashback available. Even if the % of cashback offers seem low, you’ll be surprised how quickly it mounts up!
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WHY USE THIS?
For me these cashback sites have been a great source of extra income. It’s really very little effort to just check these sites before making a purhase. I quite enjoy checking the site regularly to see if my tracked purchases have made it through to the ‘payout’ section – then I can get the funds transferred within a few days into my PayPal, bonus!
Register for your free TopCashback account here & get a BONUS £5 M&S e-giftcard! (payable once you reach £10 payable cashback threshold).
Register for your free Quidco account here & get a BONUS £10 Cash! (payable once you reach £5 confirmed cashback threshold).
A WORD ABOUT TAX:
A tax break, introduced in 2017, means the first £1,000 you earn each year ‘trading’ (i.e making money through your income boosting endeavours) is TAX-FREE, yey!
Some activities are tax free anyway (e.g. earning Cashback and selling your old stuff on eBay).
See Gov.uk for full details.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my cashback post and it’s inspired you to have a go – I’d love to know how you get on?