TopCashback Plus - Free 3 month trial
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TopCashback Plus - Free 3 month trial

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Found 5th Jun 2013
You can now get even more from TopCashback with our ‘Plus’ membership level. We’ll still offer the same great service and cashback rates that we always have done, but now you can get even more by becoming a ‘Plus’ member.
It doesn’t cost anything to upgrade, however for the extra benefits (such as typically 5% extra cashback and enhanced Tell-A-Friend rates) we do retain a small fee of up to £5 per year of your cashback earnings. Our recommended option is the free trial which gives you three whole months of the ‘Plus’ benefits and the option to downgrade to 'Classic' at any point during the trial.

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quidco has been doing it for years.
No problem there

This will get cold as for some reason, TCB is following Quidco in setting up a premium account.

Original Poster

That's like saying a deal where Tesco have reduced the price of their sausages will get cold because Sainsburys reduced the price of their sausages?!

jsty3105

This will get cold as for some reason, TCB is following Quidco in setting … This will get cold as for some reason, TCB is following Quidco in setting up a premium account.



Oh well, 5% higher cashback for 3 months if good enough for me to vote hot, especially good for someone making a big purchase within the next 3 months.. Afterwards simple just cancel

The worst that happens is we get 5% better cashback for 3 months.. bad deal? i think not

Honestly though i dont get enough cashback to make the extra 5% worthwhile really, so i'll do the trial and then cancel

Edited by: "winifer" 5th Jun 2013

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winifer

Oh well, 5% higher cashback for 3 months if good enough for me to vote … Oh well, 5% higher cashback for 3 months if good enough for me to vote hot, especially good for someone making a big purchase within the next 3 months.. Afterwards simple just cancel



Finally, someone with a brain who doesn't just whinge and sees there is potential to make good money out of that.

winifer

Oh well, 5% higher cashback for 3 months if good enough for me to vote … Oh well, 5% higher cashback for 3 months if good enough for me to vote hot, especially good for someone making a big purchase within the next 3 months.. Afterwards simple just cancel



Hopefully they won't follow Quidco in this - "You are currently a Quidco Premium member. You are unable to downgrade to a Basic account until the membership anniversary date listed below."

Why is this cold???

TopCashBack are cheat.. I accumulated £20 and suddenly my account has been deleted!

I am not sure how do I get my account restored.. I mailed their customer support team and got auto-reply that this id (customer support email) is not been tracked. So what is the point of having such customer support?

5% on top of standard prices beats Quidco if TCB don't lower the standard rates. Show me a standard (non-exclusive) Quidco rate that is not better on TCB with the normal 1%, and much better with a 5% extra!

5% higher cashback rates for premium members (those that pay £5 per year)
Sounds to me that now TCB have a decent customer base they now want to try and squeeze them to the same model as quidco.

The rates on free accounts will drop. Hopefully a new player will take up the model of keeping 100% of your cashback and the top rates available to all.
RIP TCB?

Sorry need to correct myself on this statement. Completely miss understood what was being announced. It's only the 1% bonus amount that is increasing to 5% for premium members. That seems like a reasonable deal if like me you earn more than £125 cash back a year you are better off. You'd also need to be confident you would consistently earn over £125 cashback in the future to benefit from this.

As for it not consistently paying I think thats most likely user error. I have 100's of transactions of which I can only think of 1 or 2 that should of tracked but didn't. 1 of which I raised a query with and eventually got a reduced payout on.


Edited by: "MrWani" 6th Jun 2013

MrWani

5% higher cashback rates for premium members (those that pay £5 per … 5% higher cashback rates for premium members (those that pay £5 per year)Sounds to me that now TCB have a decent customer base they now want to try and squeeze them to the same model as quidco. The rates on free accounts will drop. Hopefully a new player will take up the model of keeping 100% of your cashback and the top rates available to all.RIP TCB?



well the % cant drop below quidco otherwise everyone will just go back to using them (since they are free now)/ Use the report 'higher cashback' button on Tcb, then they will match

I doubt the extra 4% (everyone gets 1% so the difference is 4%) will make any real difference. You'd have to get £125 of cashback just to break even with the £5 a year they're taking off you.

Voting hot on the deal as you can't argue with free for 3 months but £5 a year for this isn't worth it for what you're getting.
Edited by: "hero9989" 5th Jun 2013

TopCashback, the place where I don't get most on my cashback and continually send them nudges and after a long enough time things get declined. Still waiting after 8 months for the £20 cashback from the phone I bought, things from pizzahut, justeat, play.com, hotels.com, to name just a few.

tcb are a joke i have had asda,hmv,tesco and play.com to name a few not paying me cashback and i have nudges and everything.even after 11 months still not paid yet personally avoid like the plague

I've used TCB about 10 times, only ever had one declined which was for a tiny amount so it didn't bother me too much.

Original Poster

Well, this is very interesting, I might well send the link to this thread to TopCashback, show them that its not really going down well!

Very strange response on here. TCB usually seem to be like on HUKD. Anyway, once you've done home insurance, car insurance, gas/electricity, maybe a mobile phone contract and a few other electrical purchases you'll have easily paid the £5 and have plenty left over from the extra 5% (4%) they're giving.

Voted hot.

Ive used TCB for over a year now and have to say I've found them better than Quidco. A few merchants (Cath Kidston and Ness to name two) have been slow to pay very small amounts but have tracked. I am not tempted by the 'Plus' membership - its why I orginally moved away from Quidco - so will pass on this. Not voting either way!

I and my oh have switched from quidco to tcb 2 years ago and gave found tcb much better. never had a problem.

Original Poster

I've sent the link to this thread to TCB. I'll let you know if they respond.

As the Standard "Free" TCB account GUARANTEES to be 1% higher than Quidco where you have been paying £5 a year for many years, stick to that one to be at least £5 better off than Quidco customers. However if you are like me and check it every single online purchase then you will be quids in with the 5% bonus GUARANTEED - This is simply to encourage users to "lock-in" their commitment to TCB over Qudico, TCB have been offering mobile "Snap & Save" supermarket cashback for ages, Quidco have only just caught up. For me TCB is miles better than Quidco. I'll sign up.

I use both Quidco AND TCB as the Quidco supermarket offers differ to TCB, but all normal cash backs are better on TCB so have always done online shopping though them, and will be glad of that little bit extra on each purchase. "Every Little Helps..."
Edited by: "0dd8a11" 6th Jun 2013

magnusmagnus

TopCashback, the place where I don't get most on my cashback and … TopCashback, the place where I don't get most on my cashback and continually send them nudges and after a long enough time things get declined. Still waiting after 8 months for the £20 cashback from the phone I bought, things from pizzahut, justeat, play.com, hotels.com, to name just a few.



0dd8a11

As the Standard "Free" TCB account GUARANTEES to be 1% higher than Quidco … As the Standard "Free" TCB account GUARANTEES to be 1% higher than Quidco where you have been paying £5 a year for many years, stick to that one to be at least £5 better off than Quidco customers. However if you are like me and check it every single online purchase then you will be quids in with the 5% bonus GUARANTEED - This is simply to encourage users to "lock-in" their commitment to TCB over Qudico, TCB have been offering mobile "Snap & Save" supermarket cashback for ages, Quidco have only just caught up. For me TCB is miles better than Quidco. I'll sign up.I use both Quidco AND TCB as the Quidco supermarket offers differ to TCB, but all normal cash backs are better on TCB so have always done online shopping though them, and will be glad of that little bit extra on each purchase. "Every Little Helps..."



All you guys who are crying for £20 I am crying for £1.67 they owe me but not only that some of the purchases haven't even tracked to date from last year....

Quidco on the other hand has tracked all of purchases and have paid some £250+ on track to pay some £100
I've never even had to contact Quidco for anything yet.
So even with little bit extra paid by TCB I'll not go through them, even if Quidco charge £5/yr only when I purchase through them, I'd rather get £95 instead of £100 than nothing.
Edited by: "dalipsinghno1" 6th Jun 2013

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honeymonster86

I've sent the link to this thread to TCB. I'll let you know if they … I've sent the link to this thread to TCB. I'll let you know if they respond.



Here's the response I got (very prompt I might add!)

Hi,

Thanks for getting in touch with us and for bringing this to our attention.

We always welcome feedback on the site and we will look into this further - I hope you have a lovely day!

Best wishes,
TCB

0dd8a11

As the Standard "Free" TCB account GUARANTEES to be 1% higher than Quidco … As the Standard "Free" TCB account GUARANTEES to be 1% higher than Quidco where you have been paying £5 a year for many years, stick to that one to be at least £5 better off than Quidco customers. However if you are like me and check it every single online purchase then you will be quids in with the 5% bonus GUARANTEED - This is simply to encourage users to "lock-in" their commitment to TCB over Qudico, TCB have been offering mobile "Snap & Save" supermarket cashback for ages, Quidco have only just caught up. For me TCB is miles better than Quidco. I'll sign up.I use both Quidco AND TCB as the Quidco supermarket offers differ to TCB, but all normal cash backs are better on TCB so have always done online shopping though them, and will be glad of that little bit extra on each purchase. "Every Little Helps..."



I'm pretty sure Quidco had their website own version of Snap n Save first...

Though the people throwing strops have no idea what they are talking about. Quidco and TCB work in exactly the same way - and I mean exactly. If something didn't track on Quidco then it wouldn't have tracked had you used TCB and vice versa. The reason you have to wait so long for disputes is because the affiliate networks take that long to bother looking into it - nothing whatsoever to do with Quidco or TCB being slow.

I don't see how this is going cold. They're not forcing you to upgrade, and not punishing the free users either. It just depends on how much you buy online - if you don't use the site much then the £5 membership would be a waste, but it'll benefit those who spend a lot.
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