Unless you are super organised, you might still have your Christmas shopping to start – or at least finish. You might well be doing quite a bit of that shopping on the internet. I thought it might be worth pointing out that you can basically be paid to do your normal shopping. If instead of going direct to a retailer you go via Topcashback, you can often get cashback on your purchase. (Note that if you sign up via that link I get a referral bonus. A clean link i.e. just direct is here.) Most major retailers are on there, but two notable ones that are not are Amazon and John Lewis. The only way I know of to earn anything from them is via Nectar. You earn nectar points, so if you have a nectar card it is worth going via there as it earns you extra points for just a few extra clicks.
Anyway, back to Topcashback. You can find out more about cashback websites here. That explains how they work, the things you should consider when using them etc.
I use cashback websites for all sorts of things. For example:
- I always change my utilities provider when my current deal ends. I normally get paid about £60 to change companies by going via Topcashback.
- Whenever I buy train tickets (regardless of which train company I am travelling with), I book them via Southern Trains because it has no booking fees and they post the tickets first class for free. I go to Southern trains website viaTopcashback and earn about 6% cashback on it. We had to book G last minute tickets to go to Scotland a few weeks ago and earned about £7 cashback for booking via Topcashback and G was actually traveling on Virgin trains.
- Booking trips on Expedia.
- When I look for a new home or car insurance policy when they come up for renewal each year.
- Buying books from Waterstones.
- When I changed broadband provider.
You get the idea… Anyway, take a look and see if it might work for you and save you some money this Christmas season (and throughout the year!).