Quidco is great. Cashback is great. The concept is simple and if you’re not using it, you’re missing out on what is essentially ‘free’ money. Yes, there’s no such thing as a free lunch in this world, but if you’re spending money, why not make some money as well?
The concept of Quidco is simple enough, you sign-up, search for a retailer and click to ‘visit’ the site for cashback. I suppose the premise is you’ll use retailers you might never have done before (or competitors of ones you would use) simply because you’re going to make more money in cashback. Balance that with a bit of price comparison and you might not only save money but make some back too.
I only discovered the magic of cashback a year or so ago. I wish I’d discovered it sooner. It’s great for saving money for Christmas presents or treating yourself. Plus if you’re buying gifts for other people you still feel like you’re getting something out of it too.
Getting Even More Cashback
The one problem I have with Quidco is I often forget to check to see if a site has cashback, unless it’s somewhere I regularly shop (like My Protein). Then I discovered their Cashback Reminder Extension for Google Chrome.
The idea of this is just as simple as the premise of the cashback itself. When you’re browsing/shopping/surfing you’ll get a pop-up to let you know when the site has cashback available. This is great not only as a reminder, but also to discover sites you didn’t even know did cashback to rake those rewards in.
Pretty simple right? And yet another free way to support your cashback earnings.
But wait, there’s more…
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better there’s even more. The Quidco App includes some functionality to improve your cashback opportunities even further. You can get notified of local deals – but my favourite thing is the ability to ‘register’ your credit/debit cards to your account. That means that when you visit a traditional brick-and-mortar store and make a purchase you might well be earning more cashback (that of course does depend on whether they’re in the program, but you get the idea).
If that’s not enough…
If that’s not enough money for you, there’s also Quidco Opinions – free surveys you can participate in that give you extra cash in your account. They’re pretty straightforward and similar to the likes of Valued Opinions, but it’s worth spending the time on them.
On an unrelated note, if you’re looking to save money as well as earn cashback then install invisible hand. This is a browser extension/plugin which notifies of cheaper prices elsewhere. So if you’re shopping for a particular product then you’ll get a pop-up to tell you you could save £££ by shopping elsewhere.