Cashback Sites : Are They Worth It?

A slightly different post from me, but I thought this was worth sharing, especially at this time of the year when we are taking to the internet for our Christmas shopping. 

People have recommended Quidco to me previously but I've never bothered to register and find out more about it. I always think it will only be pennies and therefore isn't worth it. I finally took the plunge a month or two ago and signed up, it doesn't cost anything to sign up so I figured I may as well.

There is a yearly fee of £5 BUT this is only payable if you earn £5. If you don't earn £5 you won't pay anything. If you were to earn £10 cashback in the year you would receive £5 of it. If you were to only earn £2 cashback in a year you wouldn't receive any payments, but you wouldn't pay any fees either. 

Some of the payments are very generous, for example my most recent purchase from Chi Chi came with 12% cashback. This purchase alone bagged me £5.40 cashback. That is my yearly fee covered and I will now receive all of the cashback that I make. 

The main downside of using Quidco is that you do have to double check that your payments have tracked. There seems to be an issue tracking payments that are paid for via Paypal. This isn't too much of an issue as it is really simple to raise a claim and manually process the cashback using the order details. It is just worth noting the orders made via Quidco so that you can check them, it may be worth setting up an email folder and moving all confirmation emails for purchases made via Quidco to that folder until the cashback shows up in your folder.

I've not been asked to post this but I will receive a referral fee if you sign up via my link (here). 


  1. I think Quidco is brilliant :) I've made approximately £55 so far! I wrote a blog post on it recently: http://beths1986.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/quidco-make-money-while-you-shop.html x

    1. £55 is awesome! I have about £20 so far which isn't bad for a couple of months! x

  2. Quidco and similar sites are definitely better for bigger items - like switching your gas/electric, signing up for insurance, signing up to Sky etc. but all the small bits do add up - since I've had my account I've had £656.13 - but that's over about 3 years :)

    1. I've never considered using it for gas/electric, etc - thanks for the tip!
      I bought a food processor which boosted mine up quite a bit. x

  3. Thanks for sharing. Check out my blog for how to make some real easy cashback using Quidco.


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