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Hi, I've been a member of both topcashback and quidco for some years, on and off (ie not always going through them with all my purchases), I've started using them both recently, what with Christmas lo… Read More
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5m, 1w agoPosted 5 months, 1 week ago
Hi, I've been a member of both topcashback and quidco for some years, on and off (ie not always going through them with all my purchases), I've started using them both recently, what with Christmas looming and forgot how long payments take to be tracked when they are and the amount of time it takes for them to pay out. I've also taken up the £10 offer on quidco twice, but having read comments about them dragging their feet, I'm not so sure they are as good as I first thought. I've read t&c and understand they won't be paid until payment is confirmed, etc... Just wondered what your thoughts were, as I'm considering stopping using them and looking for discounts instead, I feel they are better value for money and a lot less inconvenience. Thanks for your input :)
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5m, 1w agoPosted 5 months, 1 week ago
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It is pennies against the pound, but it all adds up. I'm signed up to 2 cashback sites and keep an eye out for vouchers as well, then just use whatever is best value at the time.

For example, lets say I want to spend £100 at Burton. Cashback site 1 offers 8% cashback (8 pounds). Cashback site 2 offers 6% cashback (£6). And I have a voucher for £10 off a £100 spend. I'd go through Cashback site 1 and then use the voucher. I might be disqualified for the cashback by using the voucher, but I'll have saved the most money. If I get the cashback as well, then great!

Its not guaranteed and the waiting time is bad, but it does get people money back off their shop. They sometimes have special offers on too which effectively give free cash for nothing e.g. bet £10 on this site and get £20 cashback.

I suppose if it's a toss up between using a voucher and getting cashback of equal or greater value, it depends on whether you have the time and money to wait for the payout and are willing to take the risk of not being paid. And of course, it depends if there's even vouchers available

Edited By: Jeikobu88 on Dec 14, 2016 00:40

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#1
Yes. Free money.
#2
They can be, but from I've been reading on this forum there not as reliable as they use to be for paying out successfully.

I think it's probably best to buy from wherever is cheapest and look on cash back as a bonus.

Personally I've been quite happy with quick/TCB.
#3
I've had over £1000 cash from TCB. Just see it so a bonus when it comes, something for nothing.
#4
I have been using TCB for years, but this year I have had alot of refusals for cashback. Seems the cashback isnt always tracking like it used too.
#5
KingCampo
I've had over £1000 cash from TCB. Just see it so a bonus when it comes, something for nothing.
Wow! I've only got a bit less than £200 in a few years, granted I haven't used them as regularly as I should have. Thing is tcb didn't track one of my purchases, so had to contact them, solved issue by tracvking the wrong amount t and now worried they will decline, even though I've contacted them about it, quidco, the same and I made sure I closed all other windows to make sure it wouldn't happen, seems a lot of hassle, not sure they will honour their £10 deal either judging by some of the comments on this site :|
#6
Earnt over £2300 in cashback @ Quidco. Every purchase I make online I check for cashback. It really does add up.
#7
cdm22
Yes. Free money.
Always a bonus but sometimes yuyuou can get discounts straight off which are more than what the offer. I suppose it comes down to judgement at the time of purchase :)
#9
stec77
They can be, but from I've been reading on this forum there not as reliable as they use to be for paying out successfully.

I think it's probably best to buy from wherever is cheapest and look on cash back as a bonus.

Personally I've been quite happy with quick/TCB.
Me too up until now. I've recommended both to friends, and even that proved to be hassle as they didn't tracvk those either oO
#10
Did a search before posting and couldn't find a thread...
#11
I've had over £2.5k from tcb and quidco. As others say, treat it as a bonus and never buy just because there is cashback as it is never guaranteed.
#12
Thanks for that by the way :) looks like I'll use them to see what cash back they offer then gondirect to the seller and see if I can haggle :)
#13
It is pennies against the pound, but it all adds up. I'm signed up to 2 cashback sites and keep an eye out for vouchers as well, then just use whatever is best value at the time.

For example, lets say I want to spend £100 at Burton. Cashback site 1 offers 8% cashback (8 pounds). Cashback site 2 offers 6% cashback (£6). And I have a voucher for £10 off a £100 spend. I'd go through Cashback site 1 and then use the voucher. I might be disqualified for the cashback by using the voucher, but I'll have saved the most money. If I get the cashback as well, then great!

Its not guaranteed and the waiting time is bad, but it does get people money back off their shop. They sometimes have special offers on too which effectively give free cash for nothing e.g. bet £10 on this site and get £20 cashback.

I suppose if it's a toss up between using a voucher and getting cashback of equal or greater value, it depends on whether you have the time and money to wait for the payout and are willing to take the risk of not being paid. And of course, it depends if there's even vouchers available

Edited By: Jeikobu88 on Dec 14, 2016 00:40
#14
leyloleylo
I've had over £2.5k from tcb and quidco. As others say, treat it as a bonus and never buy just because there is cashback as it is never guaranteed.
No I don't, have always checked them when I wanted something, just thought those quidco offers were like a lucky find, he he he
#15
Looks like once again, it's about using that thing between your ears and not being attracted to those "deals" like a moth to a light ;)
#16
LillyM
Did a search before posting and couldn't find a thread...

Trust me, that is in no way your fault. The search on this site is appalling, and that too has been discussed at length as well :p
#17
leyloleylo
I've had over £2.5k from tcb and quidco. As others say, treat it as a bonus and never buy just because there is cashback as it is never guaranteed.
I have things to learn still ;)
#18
ThePasty
LillyM
Did a search before posting and couldn't find a thread...
Trust me, that is in no way your fault. The search on this site is appalling, and that too has been discussed at length as well :p
No need to start a new thread then ;)
#19
I dont use either, and as mentioned above, you can sometimes find the item cheaper by more than the cashback amount.

The biggest issue for me was, a lot of the time, the item I wanted wasnt available with any of the cash back sites anyway. They only cover a narrow range of items in each category, even if to many people, it seems huge.

If you arent fussy, and are happy to have something almost the same - fine.
#20
Will see if I can close this one or "expire" it and read through the other one instead, no need to be wasting valuable thread space :D
#21
over 7 yrs of being part of Quidco, I have had nearly £2000 back so yes it really is worthwhile using them.
#22
mostly i use a voucher code before any cashback as it may not track so use the voucher & cashback together it sometimes slips though.
#23
Gentle_Giant
I dont use either, and as mentioned above, you can sometimes find the item cheaper by more than the cashback amount.

The biggest issue for me was, a lot of the time, the item I wanted wasnt available with any of the cash back sites anyway. They only cover a narrow range of items in each category, even if to many people, it seems huge.

If you arent fussy, and are happy to have something almost the same - fine.
Usually I am happy tonwait, hell quidco had 1.40 of my !obey on their site for about a year before I logged back in recently ;), just annoyed with the hassle it's causing by having to contact them and then wait for answers that don't answer anything ...
#24
waterloo
mostly i use a voucher code before any cashback as it may not track so use the voucher & cashback together it sometimes slips though.
I have been weary of doing this, obviously needn't have worried, that's the good girl in me I suppose ;) anyway, didn't see the time!!! Off to bed...
#25
LillyM
waterloo
mostly i use a voucher code before any cashback as it may not track so use the voucher & cashback together it sometimes slips though.
I have been weary of doing this, obviously needn't have worried, that's the good girl in me I suppose ;) anyway, didn't see the time!!! Off to bed...
Nite Nite x
#26
topcashback total waste of time been wanting over 13 month for them to pay up, quidco on the other hand have been excellent.
#27
95% of the time i forget to use TCB
And 50% of the time items are cheaper else where than retailers registered w/ tcb even with the cash back

but even so after 3? years or so, ive pocketed £840!
from insurance (£40 ish for a 2k spend, not great), tv/broadband etc (£200 ish per contract), £60 ish for mobiles contracts and very little on other purchases.
#28
jordni
95% of the time i forget to use TCB
And 50% of the time items are cheaper else where than retailers registered w/ tcb even with the cash back
but even so after 3? years or so, ive pocketed £840!
from insurance (£40 ish for a 2k spend, not great), tv/broadband etc (£200 ish per contract), £60 ish for mobiles contracts and very little on other purchases.
I think like most people here that those sites were a bit better a few years back, just like Toluna (argh!) Agree with you though best to look at what's best at the time of purchase :)
#29
violentj
topcashback total waste of time been wanting over 13 month for them to pay up, quidco on the other hand have been excellent.
Seems to be the case for some and reverse for others, in my case recently they have been pretty poor, but here's to hoping my issues will get resolved without too much hassle :)
#30
Quidco all the way for me. I am currently on the 'Tycoon' badge level with current earnings standing at £1719.13, so yes, its free money. Always look out for utility type cashback, like switching broadband and mobile phone providers... big money can be made. Also, if you know friends and family who are willing to switch, put theirs through your Quidco account and split the money. I switched broadband provider for myself and 2 family members on same day and made £360.00 cashback in total ... so well worth it. :D


Edited By: jeffe on Dec 14, 2016 09:25
#31
jeffe
Quidco all the way for me. I am currently on the 'Tycoon' badge level with current earnings standing at £1719.13, so yes, its free money. Always look out for utility type cashback, like switching broadband and mobile phone providers... big money can be made. Also, if you know friends and family who are willing to switch, put theirs through your Quidco account and split the money. I switched broadband provider for myself and 2 family members on same day and made £360.00 cashback in total ... so well worth it. :D
That's clever :), instead I've referred them oO too nice for my own good ;)
#32
LillyM
jeffe
Quidco all the way for me. I am currently on the 'Tycoon' badge level with current earnings standing at £1719.13, so yes, its free money. Always look out for utility type cashback, like switching broadband and mobile phone providers... big money can be made. Also, if you know friends and family who are willing to switch, put theirs through your Quidco account and split the money. I switched broadband provider for myself and 2 family members on same day and made £360.00 cashback in total ... so well worth it. :D
That's clever :), instead I've referred them oO too nice for my own good ;)

Oh I did tell the family members what I was doing and gave them the option to sign up even, but they were not interested. My gain then ... :)
#33
Oooh my eBay purchase has been tracked by tcb, 8p coming my way soon, kerching! ;)
#34
jeffe
LillyM
jeffe
Quidco all the way for me. I am currently on the 'Tycoon' badge level with current earnings standing at £1719.13, so yes, its free money. Always look out for utility type cashback, like switching broadband and mobile phone providers... big money can be made. Also, if you know friends and family who are willing to switch, put theirs through your Quidco account and split the money. I switched broadband provider for myself and 2 family members on same day and made £360.00 cashback in total ... so well worth it. :D
That's clever :), instead I've referred them oO too nice for my own good ;)
Oh I did tell the family members what I was doing and gave them the option to sign up even, but they were not interested. My gain then ... :)[qu
jeffe
LillyM
[quote=jeffe] Quidco all the way for me. I am currently on the 'Tycoon' badge level with current earnings standing at £1719.13, so yes, its free money. Always look out for utility type cashback, like switching broadband and mobile phone providers... big money can be made. Also, if you know friends and family who are willing to switch, put theirs through your Quidco account and split the money. I switched broadband provider for myself and 2 family members on same day and made £360.00 cashback in total ... so well worth it. :D
That's clever :), instead I've referred them oO too nice for my own good ;)
Oh I did tell the family members what I was doing and gave them the option to sign up even, but they were not interested. My gain then ... :)
I wasn't implying you hadn't by the way, funny how some people can't be bothered to save money in some ways, a bit like people using companies to claim PPI....
#35
LillyM
jeffe
LillyM
jeffe
Quidco all the way for me. I am currently on the 'Tycoon' badge level with current earnings standing at £1719.13, so yes, its free money. Always look out for utility type cashback, like switching broadband and mobile phone providers... big money can be made. Also, if you know friends and family who are willing to switch, put theirs through your Quidco account and split the money. I switched broadband provider for myself and 2 family members on same day and made £360.00 cashback in total ... so well worth it. :D
That's clever :), instead I've referred them oO too nice for my own good ;)
Oh I did tell the family members what I was doing and gave them the option to sign up even, but they were not interested. My gain then ... :)[qu
jeffe
LillyM
[quote=jeffe] Quidco all the way for me. I am currently on the 'Tycoon' badge level with current earnings standing at £1719.13, so yes, its free money. Always look out for utility type cashback, like switching broadband and mobile phone providers... big money can be made. Also, if you know friends and family who are willing to switch, put theirs through your Quidco account and split the money. I switched broadband provider for myself and 2 family members on same day and made £360.00 cashback in total ... so well worth it. :D
That's clever :), instead I've referred them oO too nice for my own good ;)
Oh I did tell the family members what I was doing and gave them the option to sign up even, but they were not interested. My gain then ... :)
I wasn't implying you hadn't by the way, funny how some people can't be bothered to save money in some ways, a bit like people using companies to claim PPI....
Lol, I knew that ... it's ok and I agree with your comments.

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