Buying BA flights and getting cashback or other benefits?

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Found 3rd Sep 2009
Hi, I buy alot of British Airways flights, and am curious to know if there are any ways to 'earn' from these purchases. Quidco did once give some cashback I believe, but don't any longer.

Airmiles let you earn airmiles for flight cash purchases, so that's one option, but I'm interested in any other ways in which you can earn loyalty points, cashback etc.

thanks for any ideas

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you could always buy through an agent that does give cashback, ie netflights or travelzoo or any others. I have got loads of cashback through them

Original Poster

thanks, hadn't realised they did that! Just had a look at travelzoo, but can't see where/how they give cashback.

Through agent on quidco or topcashback or one of the other cashback sites.

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yeah i got cashback for my easyjet flight through expedia so check around and compare the prices see if its worthwhile mate

easyjet dont do cashback themselves so its worth searching and making notes all in the name of cashback for nuffin

Have a look ]here for flight comparison. Remember when using cashback sites clear your cookies or use ]ccleaner. If not sure have a read of the quidco ]help.

Original Poster

Thanks imnicebuttdim, GAVINLEWISHUKD and casparwhite

Findings so far,
Topcashback and Quidco don't seem to do cashback on BA flights.
Called netflights customer service and they don't know of any cashback or loyalty scheme with them
Travelzoo - can't find anything on their site so far for cashback or loyalty.

Airmiles gives airmiles for flight and hotels booked via them, when you pay in cash (ie by card), at 1 airmile for each £5 spent, which is OK.

Quidco does offer some cashback for other airlines, but it depends which ones, such as KLM (5% I think).

I'm not looking for deals, just how I can get something in return for my purchases - cashback preferred, but have collected airmiles for previous tickets that I bought.

Thank you

equalityforall;6197001

Thanks imnicebuttdim, GAVINLEWISHUKD and casparwhiteFindings so far, … Thanks imnicebuttdim, GAVINLEWISHUKD and casparwhiteFindings so far, Topcashback and Quidco don't seem to do cashback on BA flights.Called netflights customer service and they don't know of any cashback or loyalty scheme with themTravelzoo - can't find anything on their site so far for cashback or loyalty.Airmiles gives airmiles for flight and hotels booked via them, when you pay in cash (ie by card), at 1 airmile for each £5 spent, which is OK.Quidco does offer some cashback for other airlines, but it depends which ones, such as KLM (5% I think).I'm not looking for deals, just how I can get something in return for my purchases - cashback preferred, but have collected airmiles for previous tickets that I bought. Thank you



I think what everyone is trying to say... GO to Quidco and register yourself, and then book through quidco->expedia or quidco->ebookers and you can book BA flights online through these websites. earn around 2% of the ticket price back!! Hope it makes sense!! You dont have to call anyone... jus do everything online!

Original Poster

Think I'm getting the drift of what GAVINLEWISHUKD may have meant -
Topcashback gives 12% for Expedia, 8% lastminute.com, 7.5% Opodo (who charge booking fees), netflights 2.08% (thanks also here to imnicebuttdim), co-op travel 5%, ebookers 1.4%

Quidco gives STA travel 2.2%

I'm assuming some/all of these sell British airways flights at the same price as BA does directly. Other ideas appreciated. Thanks

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unileeds - 'You dont have to call anyone... jus do everything online!'

Thanks, the call was to clarify as I didn't see it on their site. I've got brain damage, following a road accident, and am a little slower to pick things up than I used to be. Ebookers is a good idea too, I'll check their cashback. This thread may be a good reference point for others in future, so I'll collate a summary.

Yes, no more phone calls, I like everything to be online. I am registered with Quidco, still getting to understand it, and have lost alot of money this year, having booked hotels that didn't pay, and I haven't queried in time. I really must get to understand it better.

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slightly off-topic, here's a summary of my july quidco -
Amount Earnings
07 Jul 2009 20:52:00 InterContinental Hotels Group 70.66 0.00 received ~ Sep 2009
07 Jul 2009 20:55:00 InterContinental Hotels Group 283.21 0.00 received ~ Sep 2009
07 Jul 2009 20:55:00 InterContinental Hotels Group 283.21 28.32 pending
08 Jul 2009 08:00:00 InterContinental Hotels Group 71.12 4.98 received ~ Sep 2009
13 Jul 2009 08:00:00 InterContinental Hotels Group 385.84 27.01 received ~ Sep 2009

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little tip as well, dont use quidco use topcashback........far more reliable and more likely to actually get paid

netflights is 2.08% at topcashback for flights

Original Poster

casparwhite - thanks for your recommendation - I've had about a dozen hotel bookings with holiday inn on quidco, and most have not paid! Will be registering for topcashback, as I have so many 0.00 trackings at quidco.

This is perfect timing for me - I'm just buying some BA flights! I found that netflights were more expensive (by £14) than buying from BA directly, so just be aware of that! I will have a look at expedia and the likes now, thanks for starting this thread OP, and those wo have replied, it hadn't occurred to me to shop through an agent for the cashback.

Original Poster

Thanks, sickly sweet, there must be millions of people booking BA flights who could benefit. Hope we''ve helped you save some cash. I've seen some sites charge more for the same flights before, even Airmiles which BA owns, I think. Saying that, I have earned a fair few airmiles from booking flights for cash with them before, at 1 airmiles per £5. But, cash back beats loyalty points etc handsdown!

I'm flying sometime from tomorrow, so this is timely for me too. Amsterdam here I come!

Original Poster

casparwhite - Topcahsback says 5% on netflights.com.

*** Edit, this is wrong, I am sorry to have mislead anyone, and trying to delete this, it is 2.08% as you stated ***

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buy 200 shares in ba entitles you to 10% discount must have bought them by october i think
bashareholders.com/pho…ers

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equalityforall;6198069

casparwhite - Topcahsback says 5% on netflights.com.*** Edit, this is … casparwhite - Topcahsback says 5% on netflights.com.*** Edit, this is wrong, I am sorry to have mislead anyone, and trying to delete this, it is 2.08% as you stated ***



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herewego1234;6198075

buy 200 shares in ba entitles you to 10% discount must have bought them … buy 200 shares in ba entitles you to 10% discount must have bought them by october i think http://www.bashareholders.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=69499&p=IROL-shareholders



Thanks, those who had shares Nov 2008 get this 10% this year, so Im assuming a similar cut off for next year, shares are about £1.90, so 200 = less than £400, to get a 10% ongoing discount, though with the risk that shares can go down, as well as up. Will look at this for November. Thank you very much.

A note on the BA site says the following - 'Changes to Shareholder Discount for 2010
The British Airways shareholder discount scheme will be amended with effect from 1 January 2010. Shareholders will only be eligible for the discount if they have registered to receive communications relating to their shares electronically.

So any shareholders who this applies to, take note, to keep your discount.

equalityforall;6197101

unileeds - 'You dont have to call anyone... jus do everything … unileeds - 'You dont have to call anyone... jus do everything online!'Thanks, the call was to clarify as I didn't see it on their site. I've got brain damage, following a road accident, and am a little slower to pick things up than I used to be. Ebookers is a good idea too, I'll check their cashback. This thread may be a good reference point for others in future, so I'll collate a summary.Yes, no more phone calls, I like everything to be online. I am registered with Quidco, still getting to understand it, and have lost alot of money this year, having booked hotels that didn't pay, and I haven't queried in time. I really must get to understand it better.



No worries equality for all! What I mean you dont have to call anyone is that the individual retailers/websites can't help you with the quidco payment. Most will not even know they are giving cashback. I have had quidco for a yr now and everything, except Lovefilm has tracked!
I even put my office assistant on quidco and in 3 months she has earned £400 quid! All hotels, car hires and flights were booked through quidco! If you look at it, she earned £400 in 3 months, ie £1600 a yr, which is nearly £2500 before Tax. So indirectly she just got a £2500 pay rise because of me!!
Another tip, is get a coop credit card (you can get amex as well, but not many accept amex). You will get .5% cashback on everything in addition to the quidco!! Or get a TEsco credit card, and use the points!! Every little helps!
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