Ahh 'free money', that elusive thing that just never actually ends up being as it seems. It's true, there isn't such a thing as free money in the sense that you always have to do something for your money whether it's through investment of time or actual money. But cashback is the next best thing.
I think cash back is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts on the internet at the moment the notion of getting money back for shopping is quite weird for lots of people purely because there are so many people who are out there to scam us. However, I can vouch 100% for reputable cashback sites and say that they are totally reliable and not out to scam anybody and I know this because I've just been able to buy this little beauty...
Here we have £38 worth of YSL Black Opium, and I didn't have to worry about it coming out of my monthly wage at all. Since March this year I've been shopping online as I usually would, buying all different things from garden furniture to car hire abroad and travel insurance and I got paid the grand old sum of £41 just last week just for going through Quidco before I actually went to the website where I wanted to buy something from.
How and why do Quidco actually offer a service like that? Well it's called affiliate linking; every time someone clicks through that link they also earn money from it as well as you so it's a win-win situation for them.
Why should you sign up? Well it just makes sense if you shop online (or in store because they have provision for that too!), because the majority of online shopping sites offer cashback through Quidco all at varying rates but if you remember to go through Quidco every time your cashback mounts up pretty quickly and it really does feel like you're getting free money because you'd be buying the product regardless of the cashback so why not get some money back where you can?
How do you sign up? You just go to the Quidco website and type in your details, you don't even need to put any bank account details in if you don't want, you can do it through PayPal (although there are a few retailers who ask that you do it through your bank but this is usually for insurance products). Then you just have to remember to buy everything through Quidco for your cashback to track and be paid, you can download an add on for your browser which comes up with a reminder at the top of the page when you visit a retailer who works with Quidco.
I've said the word Quidco far too many times in the space of one post so I'm going to shut up now but the top and bottom is that this is your opportunity to earn some money back just by shopping so if you haven't already, go and sign up!
Are you already using Quidco, if not why not?!
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