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There aren’t many ways you can get paid for doing something you were going to do anyway, but using cashback sites is one way you actually can! It’s a great way to save some money on your shopping.
If you do any online shopping, you should definitely consider signing up with one or all of the cashback sites below. They’ll pay you either a set amount of cashback or a percentage of your purchase when you click through to a retailer from their website. If you’re buying something anyway, it’s a no-brainer!
It takes less than a minute to check the sites for the retailer you’re shopping with, see if they’re offering any cashback and click through to shop as normal. Seriously, if you’re not using cashback sites and you shop online, you’re missing out basically free money. If you don’t shop online, you can also try these supermarket cashback apps to get cashback when you shop in-store.
Here are some great cashback sites, all offering cashback with hundreds of retailers:
Search Topcashback to find the retailer you’re shopping with, then click through to buy. Cashback can take up to a few months to be paid out, each offer should give you a rough idea of how long it will be. You can choose to be paid directly to your bank account, into PayPal, or in the form of a gift voucher.
Topcashback also has an app you can download for your phone or tablet.
Just search before you buy to see if your retailer is on Quidco, then click through and buy. Cashback will show up in your account, and then you just wait til it becomes payable (time taken varies by retailer). You can choose to be paid into your bank account via BACS, into PayPal, or choose from a range of gift cards. You can even add your cards onto your Quidco account to earn extra cashback when you use them in certain stores!
You can use the Quidco App too.
Jam Doughnut is another UK cash back site that’s pretty new – read this Jam Doughnut guide from Jess at Tantrums to Smiles to see how to use it and get £2 free.
Another site you might want to check out is Kidstart, they offer cashback on your shopping at Amazon, John Lewis, Ebay, M&S and tons more. It’s a little different, as they suggest the money you earn is ‘savings’ for your children and it goes into your ‘kiddybank’, but you don’t actually need to have children to sign up and earn cashback. Link your bank account or child’s savings account and if you’ve accrued the minimum amount (usually £10) in your kiddybank, this is automatically transferred into your bank.
I have earned over £1000 since I started using cashback sites. If you’re not already taking advantage of them, I definitely recommend starting!
You could also win money back from your shopping – Suefoster.info shares a post about Boom25 which pays every 25th shopper their money back.
Looking For Cashback In The US?
If you live in the US you can also use Topcashback (above) to get cashback on your shopping. Another very popular cashback site is Rakuten – it pays cashback on purchases made at hundreds of retailers.