Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Get Cash Back

It’s a while since I first heard about Quidco but I never really understood what it was and, rather stupidly, didn’t bother to visit the site to find out. Then a few days I heard about it again and decided to have a butcher’s at it. I’m glad I did.

Quidco is run as a co-operative (I don’t really understand that bit but it’s all explained on the site) and basically, members click through to participating websites whenever they’re going to shop at them and get money back for doing so. Brilliant.

Now as most of you know, I’m not exactly what you'd call a big spender so I'm really not expecting to get hundreds in cash back but if I can get a few bob back, that’s gotta be better than a poke in the eye, hasn’t it?

I’ve already booked my airport car-parking by clicking through to Purple Parking so should be getting £7.50 back from them. Considering the parking only cost £28 for a week, that’s a bloody good deal! And in future, whenever I am going to buy anything online, I shall check whether the site’s with Quidco first.

I'm a bit annoyed for not checking it earlier though because, had I bothered, I’d have earned a £15 cash back when I signed up for my green electricity. Damn and blast! Oh well... no use crying over spilt milk, that’ll just make my eyes go all puffy and weird.

According to the good people on MoneySavingExpert’s excellent forums, Quidco really does work so why not have a gander and see whether it’s something you could make use of, too? There’s nothing to lose, after all.

Sharon J


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Pat said...

I will have to look at that. 7.50 back on the car park sounds nearly too good to be true.

Sharon J said...

I admit I was a bit sceptical - I've always believed that if something seems too good to be true then it probably is - but since everybody was raving about Quidco and several had got over £100 back on their purchases (which is never going to happen to me - I just won't buy that much new stuff) I figured it must work.

Frugal Trenches said...

Thank you what a helpful post!

Anonymous said...

good post sharon..Quidco are great, I've never had any problems with them..It's always worth looking at cashback sites before buying anything :)

Sharon J said...

You're welcome, FT.

@ Move to Portugal. It's good to hear you've never had any trouble. Yet another testimony to Quidco's usefulness. Thank you.

Chris said...

very interesting Sharon! Thanks for your message for me too!