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#1
Some good points there... totally agree with you.
#2
I don't know. But cashback definatly makes an already hot deal alot hotter imo.
#3
Imo, for general item sales then the 'Title' should be advertised as the price before Quidco etc with an additional line in the text showing the even greater saving if cashback sites were used.
In it's extreme people could start advertising cashback credit cards giving an extar 1% off as well which could get farcical.

The only exception would be for items such as car insurance where i've had £80 cashback off a £230 premium..... definitely worth including in the title text
#4
Quidco makes a good deal even better i reckon, yeah you have to buy a few things in a year to make noticable money out of it but its pretty much money in your pocket if you put the effort in and sign up for it,
£5 fee a year befor any cash goes to your own account is a bit annoying but if you work it out its actually only 1.3p a day to be part of quidco, when you think of it like this it makes sense.

Also it depends on your internet usage and the type of things you buy, if you buy 10dvds or games online a year it can really add up, things like renewing your car insurance and house insurance is excellent as you can make upto £100 cashback just going via quidco. And then there are the free money sites that give you cash for registering an email address etc with them, or using a shopping search engine which pays you 2-4p a day when you search via them (actually paying off the 1.3p quidco day fee) some people using quidco generate over £50 a year on these 'no pay deals'.
#5
Of course if your smart you wont use quidco, you'll use someone else who will match any %reward any cashback site offer, and not charge you £5 a year either.
Not to mention, better layout of statements, better payment options (weekly instead of quidco's monthly), and forums like these to ask questions.
#6
I consider Quidco a bonus but nothing more, if an item is the same price as everywhere else but better cashback I don't think this is a hot deal.

John
#7
Why doesn't everyone have a Quidco account.....? Silly not to if you ask me.

It does make a deal hotter if Quidco can be applied.

Something that could be considered is that there are many cashback sites now such as Topcashback and Cashback-rewards etc. Should they not be shown because they may have a better cashback rate than Quidco.....

Perhaps the mods could think about this as a future improvement to the site.....? :thumbsup:
[admin]#8
I don't think cashback should count as final deal price generally speaking. As curtlyb says it can get ridiculous quick with all the various schemes etc that could apply too like % back on the card you are using.
#9
What i'm trying to say is that there should be no mention of quidco in the title and no use of the quidco cashback offset against the actual price, the deal should stand on its own.

If you want to mention quidco in the text along the lines off:

"And you can make the deal even better if you have quidco with a cashback of £xx.xx"

This is NOT a further reduction, you are paying the price as advertised on the web site or in store, you are relying on a cashback in order to get money back, BUT IT IS NOT A DISCOUNT!!"

And reading several peoples posts they are not actually getting the money back as it doesn't track?

Cheers

*XxgunnerxX*
#10
splatsplatsplat
Of course if your smart you wont use quidco, you'll use someone else who will match any %reward any cashback site offer, and not charge you £5 a year either.
Not to mention, better layout of statements, better payment options (weekly instead of quidco's monthly), and forums like these to ask questions.


Where's that?
#11
1. Everyone can and should have a quidco or equivelant account.

2. £5 compared to the amount you should be getting out a year is nothing. If you've never got anything then you've probably got some tracking issues, tried clearing cookies?

3. If you're going to be spending the money anyway then you might as well have a chance at getting cashback.

4. Nothing is guarenteed in life, but it's better to have a chance isn't it? I've received about 99% so maybe you're doing something wrong? If you're going to spend the money anyway then try to get cashback, don't spend money in order to get more cashback, that would be stupid!
#12
Benjimoron
1. Everyone can and should have a quidco or equivelant account.

2. £5 compared to the amount you should be getting out a year is nothing. If you've never got anything then you've probably got some tracking issues, tried clearing cookies?

3. If you're going to be spending the money anyway then you might as well have a chance at getting cashback.

4. Nothing is guarenteed in life, but it's better to have a chance isn't it? I've received about 99% so maybe you're doing something wrong? If you're going to spend the money anyway then try to get cashback, don't spend money in order to get more cashback, that would be stupid!


1. No, everyone, SHOULDN't have a quidco account, why should they sign up for something that gives a third party company £5 a year for doing sod all !!

2. I did use quidco, but, I didn't use it enough to get over the £5 limit, so, they took their fees, I got squat!

3. Exactly the point i'm trying to state, chance should have NOTHING to do with getting the deal, it should be there in black and white, guaranteed, with NO catches!, If its not guaranteed (which you have just stated it isn't) then Quidco should NOT be used in order to promote how cheap something is..

4. If you took a chance on getting something with Quidco, you might miss out on a deal that was a few pence more without Quidco, but, guaranteed, if the quidco fails to track, your are worse off, give me the guarantee any day....

Regards

*XxgunnerxX*

4.
1 Like #13
errr, so youd rather have nothing than "risk" earning more money??? (whats the SAS motto?)

btw, try using cashbackkings, no £5 a year, plus they match any other site. I belong to several just incase one site has a special offer with a certain company, but now use cbk as they match anyone.

Ive always thought light cashback users should never use quidco anyway, like you said, you never earned anything because they kept taking £5 a year from you. Most people would earn that back in a week!
#14
*XxGunnerxX*;2923080
1. No, everyone, SHOULDN't have a quidco account, why should they sign up for something that gives a third party company £5 a year for doing sod all !!

2. I did use quidco, but, I didn't use it enough to get over the £5 limit, so, they took their fees, I got squat!

3. Exactly the point i'm trying to state, chance should have NOTHING to do with getting the deal, it should be there in black and white, guaranteed, with NO catches!, If its not guaranteed (which you have just stated it isn't) then Quidco should NOT be used in order to promote how cheap something is..

4. If you took a chance on getting something with Quidco, you might miss out on a deal that was a few pence more without Quidco, but, guaranteed, if the quidco fails to track, your are worse off, give me the guarantee any day....

Regards

*XxgunnerxX*

4.


I understand where your coming from but.. if you were to use the quidco site once a day and click on two of the 'spend nothing' links you would be paid 6p a day in cashback, which would over the period of the year negate the £5 a years annual fee and actually leave you with some cashback i your account and would also allow you to keep every bit of cashback that you'd earnt over the year.
For info the two sites are Kelkoo site via quidco and search for any item and then view the item you will get cash for looking (and in no way do you have to buy), the same applies to highstreet web
#15
Whener I post a deal I put the actual price in the price box AND the title - I sometimes add the after cashback price if it's what I consider substantial - see my LEGO Batman post for this.

i.e. HMV used to do 11% on DVD's(now 7%) giving you a quid back every DVD purhcase almost OR GAME who do 11% on software(often over £3 in cashback alone per game purchased - so it's well worth mentioning at least.

I buy a lot of DVD's and Games with my disposable income so I've earnt £201 so far via Quidco since last Nov/Dec. My last months payment was £43 thanx to a sony bravia deal lol.

I totally agree with all your points on deals being deals on the basis of pressumed cashback - which could be cut down to a far lower rate - or simply not track. It can take months for payments to actually come through though - my Bravia was bought back in June afterall.

I think it's well worth having a quidco account and very worth your while - IF you buy a reasonable amount online - from my point of view at the very least.
#16
splatsplatsplat
errr, so youd rather have nothing than "risk" earning more money??? (whats the SAS motto?)

btw, try using cashbackkings, no £5 a year, plus they match any other site. I belong to several just incase one site has a special offer with a certain company, but now use cbk as they match anyone.

Ive always thought light cashback users should never use quidco anyway, like you said, you never earned anything because they kept taking £5 a year from you. Most people would earn that back in a week!


Is there an admin fee?

No. Up to August 2008, we retained the first five pounds cashback earned by each member. As of 1 September 2008, we have removed this fee so there are no fees or deductions whatsoever

Cashback Kings is completely free to use and offers the highest cashback rewards of any site - guaranteed!

And remember - you can earn Tell-a-friend bonuses when you introduce friends, family and colleagues to Cashback Kings

Note that the five pound fee will still be applied to any transactions dated 31 August 2008 or earlier. This will be shown on your statement, once those transactions change to a status of "Awarded".




Didn't realise they'd dropped the annual fee! Thanks.
#17
*XxGunnerxX*;2923080
1. No, everyone, SHOULDN't have a quidco account, why should they sign up for something that gives a third party company £5 a year for doing sod all !!

2. I did use quidco, but, I didn't use it enough to get over the £5 limit, so, they took their fees, I got squat!

3. Exactly the point i'm trying to state, chance should have NOTHING to do with getting the deal, it should be there in black and white, guaranteed, with NO catches!, If its not guaranteed (which you have just stated it isn't) then Quidco should NOT be used in order to promote how cheap something is..

4. If you took a chance on getting something with Quidco, you might miss out on a deal that was a few pence more without Quidco, but, guaranteed, if the quidco fails to track, your are worse off, give me the guarantee any day....

Regards

*XxgunnerxX*

4.



1. They get £5 as they allow you to get hundreds if not thousands of pounds cashback that you wouldn't have otherwise got. You think that takes absolutely no effort to do? £5 will pay for someone's wages for about half hour, it takes more than half hour to co-ordinate all that work.

You could always use one of the ones that don't charge an annual fee, people just say quidco as everyone understands then, it may be better now to use an alternative so you may see other names popping up. But if someone puts quidco then people understand and will use a different site if they prefer.

2. Again, use an alternative. You should be getting over £5 a year though! You have a home or car to insure?

3. It's better to have a chance then not to! If the price is pretty much the same then I'd go for the one with the most cashback, obviously I'm not going to pay an extra £50 for £50.01 cashback as that'd be silly!

4. You take the guarentee, I'd take the chance if it was a reasonable saving as 99% of the time the cashback is paid. So if it was a fiver more but £6 extra cashback then I'd probably go for it as I'd only need a 20% chance of the cashback being paid to break even on average. About 99% has been paid for me so that's good odds. On average I am better off!
banned#18
Dont forget to check which offers the best cashback (e.g quidco amazon offers zero whereas cashbackrewards offers up to 4%).

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/cashback-sites-comparison/
#19
With several people in the forums experiencing problems with failed cashback, I think its time to potentially put this to the vote?

You can't easily return something with the excuse "sorry I didn't get my quidco, so I want my money back" especially as it can take a long time for it to be paid, if at all.

For the casual user Quidco is just not worth it, these bargains should be a level playing field, ie open to anyone without signing up for anything

thanks

*XxgunnerxX
[admin]#20
It's already the rule you can't list with cashback included as part of the deal price. What more do you want?
#21
I want you to adminster the rules squire!!!!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/239173/nokia-2610-payg-9-95-with-10-credit

What should be said is "+ POSSIBLE quidco" as it isn't always possible!

cheers

*XxgunnerxX*

PS read one of the last comments re health insurance, you'll see what I mean....
#22
*XxGunnerxX*;2933127
I want you to adminster the rules squire!!!!

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/239173/nokia-2610-payg-9-95-with-10-credit

What should be said is "+ POSSIBLE quidco" as it isn't always possible!

cheers

*XxgunnerxX*

PS read one of the last comments re health insurance, you'll see what I mean....



Where does anyone say the quidco is guarenteed? Everyone knows it's just a bonus.
#23
this is the title

Nokia 2610 PAYG £9.95 with £10 credit (£10 Quidco)

The actual cost is £19.95, you HAVE to get quidco back in order to get the price as stated of £9.95.

The poster makes NO mention of £19.95 in the title, or am I missing something here?

*xxgunnerxX*
#24
It's misleading slightly because of the compulsory credit purchase.

Phone cost is £9.95

Compulsory Credit £10.00

Total cost including £10 credit £19.95.

Possible Quidco cashback £10
banned#25
*XxGunnerxX*;2933411
this is the title

Nokia 2610 PAYG £9.95 with £10 credit (£10 Quidco)

The actual cost is £19.95, you HAVE to get quidco back in order to get the price as stated of £9.95.

The poster makes NO mention of £19.95 in the title, or am I missing something here?

*xxgunnerxX*


Agree with you about the title, but the Op does clearly say
£19.95 with £10 credit and £10 back via Quidco.
in the first post.

You voted cold for the deal, forgetting quidco, where can you buy it for less?
#26
then sir,

I am a horses rear and do apologise!!

My initial point still stands though, the use of Quidco seems to be used to make a deal sweeter, when on a like for like comparison against a similar deal it might? not track?

thanks

*XxgunnerxX*
#27
I've received over £2,500 in the past year between Quidco and Topcashback (who, incidentally charge no fee, let YOU decide when you want paid, and have just introduced a 'best cashback rate match' scheme) between my own and hubby's accounts.

There are lots of deals on these sites that require little or no spend for a fairly substantial profit, for example last week I opened a savings account and got £20 cashback. I got £120 x2 for car insurance and £80 x2 for buildings/contents insurance a couple of months ago, £70 for switching to the cheapest energy supplier, and £25 for enduring some free bingo.

So remind me again why some people don't have a Quidco or TCB account? !

As for posting deals that are offering a small % cashback, I'd say that they should be posted as, for example:
"xxx item at yyy store £10 (£9 after Quidco)". Surely that would be clear to everyone?

But occasionally there are deals that are hot just because of the cashback, for example the British gas boiler cover deal last winter. I don't know if it made it on HUKD or not - it cost £9 a month for a year as standard, but £70 cashback through Quidco (or something like that), so it worked out at £3.16 a month for those it tracked for (the vast majority). The Quidco made that a really good deal. People who don't like cashback can surely just ignore it in the same way as people like me ignore all the posts for DVDs, laptops, cinema viewings and other things I'm not interested in. I'm all in favour of them being posted, I just don't bother reading them.

I love this site, but I've never met such a bunch of sticklers!

(Rant over)
#28
colinsunderland
Agree with you about the title, but the Op does clearly say
£19.95 with £10 credit and £10 back via Quidco.
in the first post.

You voted cold for the deal, forgetting quidco, where can you buy it for less?


I don't think you can, however is voting cold based solely on the fact you can get it cheaper?, or, does it allow for other factors like, poor customer service of whomever is selling the product (not speciafically the vendor mentioned) , previous bad experience with the product etc?

My cold vote was issued as I don't believe Qudico should have been mentioned in the way it was.

*XxgunnerxX*
#29
panddda
I've received over £2,500 in the past year between Quidco and Topcashback (who, incidentally charge no fee, let YOU decide when you want paid, and have just introduced a 'best cashback rate match' scheme) between my own and hubby's accounts.

There are lots of deals on these sites that require little or no spend for a fairly substantial profit, for example last week I opened a savings account and got £20 cashback. I got £120 x2 for car insurance and £80 x2 for buildings/contents insurance a couple of months ago, £70 for switching to the cheapest energy supplier, and £25 for enduring some free bingo.

So remind me again why some people don't have a Quidco or TCB account? !

As for posting deals that are offering a small % cashback, I'd say that they should be posted as, for example:
"xxx item at yyy store £10 (£9 after Quidco)". Surely that would be clear to everyone?

But occasionally there are deals that are hot just because of the cashback, for example the British gas boiler cover deal last winter. I don't know if it made it on HUKD or not - it cost £9 a month for a year as standard, but £70 cashback through Quidco (or something like that), so it worked out at £3.16 a month for those it tracked for (the vast majority). The Quidco made that a really good deal. People who don't like cashback can surely just ignore it in the same way as people like me ignore all the posts for DVDs, laptops, cinema viewings and other things I'm not interested in. I'm all in favour of them being posted, I just don't bother reading them.

I love this site, but I've never met such a bunch of sticklers!

(Rant over)


I wish I was a stickler!!

It was just something I'd noticed and thought it was worthy of some healthy debate, the one thing positive it has thrown up especially from your post is that there is life outside Quidco ie there are other ways of getting money back. (thanks for that)

Maybe we could do with a section for all of them with the details

I don't tend to change energy suppliers that often (fixed deal with a company, way cheaper than anyone at the moment till 2010), my car insurance is paid for by my company and my house insurance has been fixed for years, its not the cheapest but by god have used it twice and the speed, attention to detail and customer service was excellent.

I like this site too, (maybe love is a bit strong) it has saved me a ton of money, but strangely none with quidco.

Anyway, my orange box is now free, feel free to step on and continue the healthy debate.

thanks all

*XxgunnerxX*
banned#30
*XxGunnerxX*;2933797
I don't think you can, however is voting cold based solely on the fact you can get it cheaper?, or, does it allow for other factors like, poor customer service of whomever is selling the product (not speciafically the vendor mentioned) , previous bad experience with the product etc?

My cold vote was issued as I don't believe Qudico should have been mentioned in the way it was.


I agree with you that quidco shouldn't be used to make a deal better, and I agree that the other factors you mention could mean a cold vote, but the fact remains, you didn't vote cold for any of those reasons, you voted cold because you didn't like the title of the post. But thats your choice, people vote cold for loads more reasons which are much more petty than that (like 'cold because tesco make too much profit' for example).
#31
colinsunderland
I agree with you that quidco shouldn't be used to make a deal better, and I agree that the other factors you mention could mean a cold vote, but the fact remains, you didn't vote cold for any of those reasons, you voted cold because you didn't like the title of the post. But thats your choice, people vote cold for loads more reasons which are much more petty than that (like 'cold because tesco make too much profit' for example).


One mans petty is another mans crusade
#32
*XxGunnerxX*;2934718
One mans petty is another mans crusade


And my goodness there have been a few "petty crusades" haven't there ??
#33
hottoshop
And my goodness there have been a few "petty crusades" haven't there ??


And my goodness there have been one or two who toped there class in sarcasm as well??

lmfao

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