I think I may have neglected to mention this before, but as I’ve just done quite nicely out of it, I thought it would be a good time to share…
Top CashBack is a nifty service that is well worth having a look at if you’re in the UK. It’s basically a referral site – you click through their links to sites that want to sell you things, and if you buy anything, you get paid. It works because companies pay commission to sites that send them paying customers. Top CashBack takes that money and passes it back to its members. I think they make money by holding the large amounts of money they get in interest-bearing accounts for long enough to make it worth bothering. Or something.
Anyway, all you have to do is click through from Top CashBack to the sites you were going to buy from anyway, buy the things you were going to anyway at the prices you were going to pay anyway, and a few months later you can collect your cashback, which can be paid by PayPal, bank transfer, or in Amazon vouchers. If you opt for Amazon vouchers, you’ll get an extra 5% on your cashback, which works nicely for me, considering how much money I give to Amazon. Incidentally, Amazon is one of the few online retailers who do not give you money back through Top CashBack.
Apart from the cashback – typically 3-5% on most purchases, you can also pick up discount codes for a lot of online retailers. I’ve managed to get a few for those lovely Laithwaite’s people, for instance.
The best deal I’ve had so far was on my iPhone 4S. I was going to buy it online direct from Three anyway. I was going to sign up for their One Plan anyway. By clicking through from Top CashBack, I got £106.05 back. Now that is basically free money, and I’d have to have been even crazier than I am already not to take it up.
Check it out – it costs nothing to register, nothing to use, and you can get some money back from a lot of things you’re probably going to buy anyway. I’ll be up front about this – if you sign up via my link, I’ll get paid.