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If you’re not already using Quidco, you should be! This beginners’ guide will show you how to use Quidco and make money. There’s not one person reading this who couldn’t make a few pounds from it so read on.
Quidco is a cashback website. The places you are buying from pay Quidco to encourage you to spend your money with them rather than their competitors. Quidco take this money and pass (at least of some of) it on to you.
You can get some money back for the shopping you do, both online and in store. Essentially this is a bit of your money back in your pocket.
Follow this link. (Signing up through this link will give you an extra £10 cashback!) Create an account. You will need to enter a few details including bank details. Don’t worry about this. They are NOT going to take money from you. They are going to give you the money.
Technically you have to pay for neither. The premium account will take your first £5 of cashback a year but in return you get your money a bit quicker so I think it’s worth it. If your nervous though go for the free one and you can always upgrade later.
Next time you want to buy something online, GO TO QUIDCO FIRST. Search for the retailer you were going buy from. For example, let’s say you are about to buy a new laptop from Currys PC World. Type that in. They’ll pop up and show you what sort of percentage you can expect to get back. There will also be a link saying “Get Cashback.” Click that link and it will take you to the Currys PC World website and you finish your purchase like normal. At some point in the next couple of days you’ll have some tracked cashback showing on your Quidco account.
Now that varies depending on what you are buying and who you are buying it from. Most retailers will “track” your cashback fairly quickly (usually within 72 hours). However actually getting the money takes a bit longer.
I’ve had cashback confirmed (ready for me to withdraw) in anything from 1 day to 7 months, so don’t go getting excited straight away. But by the time it shows up I’ve usually forgotten about it so it makes a pleasant surprise.
Getting cashback is NOT guaranteed! Quidco do their best but state that receiving cashback through them is not a certainty. Therefore it is prudent not to make decision based on the cashback you might received.
Do your research to find the item/service you want at the best price FIRST, then go to Quidco to see if you can make further savings.
Well that’s it really! If you check Quidco every time you shop you’ll quick be putting those pennies back in your pocket.
Disclaimer: Remember the information you read here does not represent financial advice. Any ideas or suggestions are just that and may not work for you. Read the full disclaimer here.
Looking After Your Pennies is an eco-friendly personal finance blog written and managed by Charlotte Jessop.
I write on a variety of topics including frugal lifestyle, eco-friendly living, money making ideas and generally how to make your money go further.
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