Let’s be honest, this time of year is expensive *sigh*, but what if I told you there is a way for you to make a little extra cash before the year is out, and you don’t even have to move off your sofa to get it? Sounds too good to be true right? Well, it’s not! It’s called cashback – and it’s simple. Read our short guide on how you can get in on the cashback deals now:
What is it?
Cashback sites like TopCashback and Quidco make money from retailers who pay them a commission when the site helps them to make a sale (usually either by click-throughs or actual purchases). All the cashback site does is pass on some of this commission to you (win, win!).
So what do I have to do?
First of all, make sure you are signed up with the two most popular cashback sites Quidco and TopCashback. You don’t have to sign up to both, but they each offer their own different cashback rates, so it’s a good idea to check which one will offer you the highest, then shop via them.
Tell me more about Quidco…
Quidco is probably the most well known online cashback site. They have been going since 2005 and have over 7 million members. Their site allows you to shop with over 4000 different retailers and get some cashback when you do. The retailers all have their own cashback rate and sometimes there can be special offers too, so it’s worth checking before you do any online shopping. Right now there is a special offer on – sign up by the end 30th November 2016 and you’ll get a free £10 bonus when you spend over £5 – great for Christmas present buying!
TopCashback has partnered with more retailers than Quidco, but again, it’s worth checking the individual deals before you make any purchases. TopCashback allows you to withdraw any money you make whenever you like and there is no restriction on how much you can take. If you sign up by the 4th December 2016 they will give you a £15 bonus once you spend £10! To use TopCashback, visit their site then click on the retailer you want to shop with. This will take you to the retailer’s site, then once you have made your purchases your cashback will be applied at whatever the rate was set at.
Don’t forget that you can use your Monese card to shop online! Have a read about how to link your Monese card to Paypal here to make shopping even easier! You can also share your unique Monese invite code to make some extra cash. When someone who used your code makes their first deposit into their Monese account you’ll both be given a free £5!