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      13.07.2012 15:51

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      Hi, Beware of this ones - I purchased a UPC phone and internet package via fatcheese.ie way back in February with the promise of a Euro70.00 cash back. This was pending on my fatcheese account for pay out June - extreme long claim time of 5months... Upon my inquiry which I logged 3 times regarding my cash back claim there was no response at all - there is only a phone number for businesses, when I called this local Dublin number ,only an answering machine is available, and when you leave a message, no one will call you back. Seemingly no one is available there anymore to attend to ordinary customers - well this was certainly my first and last time with this organisation!

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      24.06.2012 19:45

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      Payment pending for about two months. They never respond to claims.

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      31.03.2012 03:45

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      Be careful using these as there are reports they have stopped paying some time in 2011

      Hello,

      I regularly order books from The Book Depository and decided to use fatcheese.co.uk to get some cashback since Quidco and TopCashBack don't have the option.

      I signed up and made 2 orders using their referral link which tracked perfectly.

      The I waited. I waited and I waited some more.

      I then decided to open a ticket to find out what on earth was going on.

      I waited again. I waited longer, I waited longer still.

      I bumped my tickets several times. Nothing, nadda, no response.

      So if you're thinking about using fatcheese.co.uk as of today then you may want to think again since they are no longer responding to support requests and are (I assume) keeping my cashback for themselves.

      It's a shame because there are a few stores that are only with fatcheese and not with the other big 2 that I have mentioned.

      Several other people over at MSE have said that they are no longer paying.

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      30.03.2012 11:16

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      Like many other reviewers, I too was lulled into the promise of cashback under their guaruntee scheme nd, like many other reviewers on here, more than one year on I am still waiting. Claims and requests for updates are still sitting there with "Pending" next to them - it really is as if they've all just left the office.Don't get me wrong, when they started up the concept, service and communication was very good, but it all seems to have just fallen byu the wayside.

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      31.01.2012 01:22

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      Have cash back dated September 2011..tried to contact Fatcheese twice through ticket system but never got a reply..stick with topcashback and quidco

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      27.11.2011 13:30

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      Fatcheese proclaim "Fatcheese promises to pay you cashback when you complete your purchase with any merchant who has the Fatcheese Cashback Guarantee Seal.", but I have purchases from Guarantee Seal vendors from over 8 months ago that are not being paid; my claim tickets are being ignored and their "live help" is never online.I've had similar (more recent) purchases paid via QuidCo and Top Cashback, but nothing from FC.

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      29.01.2011 21:18

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      Took out car insurance through the site, 1st time of using it, have used Top Cash Back, Quidco and Cashbackkings with no problems. Apparently not tracked, no follow up on claim, think they may be keeping the money for themselves!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      31.03.2010 20:58
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      A great all round cashback site!!

      I am a member of a number of cashback sites and have purposely held back from giving a review until I was paid. I have now been paid.

      Fatcheese is a cashback site that offers cashback if you go through their site and clicking on another site, and purchase a product. They also offer cashbacks on certain products which have no spend. Initially you are given a pending, then it changes to awarded and eventually when you are able to cash in, it changes to redeemable.

      If you want to accrue funds more quickly you can refer as many friends as you like. As soon as they earn their first £5 they will give you £5.00 which I think is excellent.

      Fatcheese is just one of a number of cashback sites that are now starting to overcrowd a market. In order to proceed they need to offer a good selection of cashback companies along with a good cashback rate. In my opinion they hold their own. If I didn't believe that I would have used one of my other cashback sites.

      As with all cashback sites you rely heavily on tracking. I would say that 1/2 of mine tracked. The others I had to put a claim in for. Although I believe this was a low tracking rate, I cannot fault their determination to put things right. Eventually, all, except one, of these claims were approved and I was paid. For the tracking issue I have dropped the company two stars.

      The site offers a forum and an updated blog which are both great additions to their site. They also have regular daily cashbacks for those looking to try and get some cash together.

      I will finish on the fact that upon cashing out, I was paid with 3 days which I think is excellent. I certainly wouldn't hesitate in using this site again, and only hope they keep adding companies to their portfolio.

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        14.02.2010 19:44
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        A thumbs-up from me for the most part!

        Fat Cheese is yet another of the cashback websites that I'm currently using. I tend to use cashback sites predominantly for daily click purposes (conducting product searches, clicking on search results and being paid a couple of pence for the process). Fat Cheese is one of the cashback sites that I also use for actual cashback (iTunes, mainly) though so for this review, I'll be discussing my experiences of both sides of the site.

        ***USING THE SITE***
        Navigating around the site is made easy due to the various categories that are listed down the left-hand side. These are pretty self-explanatory apart from the Comparison Sites category, which is where you'll find the daily clicks and not the insurance quotes etc that you might have been expecting.

        To keep track of your balance totals, there is a My Account box on the right-hand side of the page and this breaks down your total cashback earnt (which is down as Total Savings, which may slightly confuse you), pending cashback, awarded cashback and how much of your awarded cashback is accessible for redemption. In the same box, there is a drop-down box that is set on Statement for default. Clicking Go will take you to your account statement where you can get a more detailed overview of what's been awarded when and when to expect pending totals to be awarded. On the drop-down menu, you can get an overview of other things such as the sites that you've recently clicked on (Recent Clicks), any claims that you've made (Clicks), your referral stats (Referrals), your support tickets (Tickets), update your profile and request a redemption.

        All in all, the navigation isn't complicated and it seems easy enough to find what you're looking for in the categories. If you can't find a specific retailer or aren't sure what category it'll fall under, there is always the Retailer Search above the My Account box.

        ***TRACKING***
        I've been using Fat Cheese since last August and I've never had a transaction not track. To be fair, I only really do the daily clicks and go through the site to use iTunes but I've never had a problem with the transactions that I've done and they've always shown up after a few days or a couple of weeks at most.

        ***CONFIRMATIONS***
        The moves from pending to awarded have been a bit hit and miss as far as my experiences go. Some transactions have been awarded at least a month before they were predicted (for example, some daily clicks were awarded in December when my statement had predicted February) but others have taken far longer than anticipated. I had some iTunes transactions that were predicted in December and were only awarded this month (February, for anyone who may come across this review in months to come). I still have some iTunes transactions from the same time period that actually haven't been awarded yet despite being only days later than the ones that were awarded this week so be prepared to wait some time for your cashback in some cases.

        ***REDEMPTION***
        When you come to cash out your money, be aware that there is a £5 admin fee that is taken out of your first payout and is charged once a year thereafter. Because of this, it's worth waiting to do your first cashout until your awarded total is £5 more than you intend to cashout to avoid having less than you thought. If you can refer a friend who goes on to earn their own cashback, you'll get £5 and can effectively earn back your admin fee in one go.

        You have three payment options: Paypal, BACS and cheque. I can only comment on BACS as that is the only one that I've personally used. You only need a minimum of £1 in awarded cashback to request a BACS payment. It's quite fortunate that you don't have to build up £10 in awarded cashback to be able to request a redemption given that some of the transactions take a long time to be awarded so you can cash out as soon as you've had a few quid awarded to you if you so wish.

        On the payment front, I've been incredibly impressed with the speed of payments. I've requested two BACS payments so far. The first was requested on a Tuesday and was in my bank account literally hours around due to the Faster Payments service. The second was requested on a Saturday and even though I didn't expect to receive anything until at least Monday, the money was in my account the next day. Even if your bank doesn't do Faster Payments, they're very on the ball with payments and it seems like you'd still receive your money in a few days.

        ***OVERALL THOUGHTS***
        Although I'm not wild about the £5 yearly admin fee, I've decided to stay with Fat Cheese as I've had mixed tracking experiences with most of the sites that don't charge an admin fee, which has put me off them somewhat. My transactions do sometimes take longer than expected to be paid but so far, they have always been paid and I'm expecting those iTunes transactions to be awarded in the near future! The payments are extremely quick, which is great if you need the cash in a hurry.

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          09.02.2010 14:36
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          Give it a go and save yourself some money

          Fat Cheese is one of the latest and newest cash back sites here on the internet. After being a user of quidco for a few years then experiencing some tracking problems I decided to see what other cash back sites were out there. After reading good things about fat cheese I signed up.

          Unlike quidco and other sites there is no sign up fee taken from your account when you start to earn your cash back which is a very nice bonus. The sign up process was very simple and straight forward making you confident that this is a good website.

          After about 5 months of using this site I have generated £150 of cash back which I am very pleased about. One of these was to change my bank account and I received £45 for that, and the other was for car insurance which can pay up to £100 in cash back when you sign up through fat cheese.

          The cash back will show as pending usually for about 3 months although some are longer and some shorter but at the end of the day it is money you would have spent anyway so I see the cash back as a bonus. Once it has cleared then it will show in your account as redeemable. To redeem is really simple, you can redeem it to your bank via BACS or to your paypal account which is handy if you are an avid eBayer! You can even donate your cash back to charity which I think is a nice touch.

          As well as gaining cash back for making purchases there are a lot of 'daily clicks' which are websites you click through to for free cash back. These only pay out a couple of pence at a time but are worth doing to top up your earnings.

          You can also gain cash back in the following area's -

          Entertainment
          Electronics
          Gambling
          Mobiles and utilities
          Computers
          Fashion
          Home and garden
          Flowers and gifts
          Office supplies
          Travel

          With fat cheese there is also the bonus of a refer a friend bonus. Here, every time you send your referal link to a friend via email and they sign up using your link and start using fat cheese earning their first £5 then you get a £5 bonus. This is a great addition and I have made £10 from this so far, great if you are the first amongst your family and friends to come across this site!

          I could not recommend this site enough and I haven't encountered any problems other than a couple of transactions taking over the three months to clear but you can't moan when it's cash you wouldn't have normally have been given.

          Give fat cheese a go, you have nothing to lose!

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            27.01.2010 23:33
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            Fat cheese,fatter cashback pay?

            Fantastic new cash back site is Fat Cheese where you can earn your self cash back. The only difference is unlike the other sites out there you can earn so much money on the daily clicks. You can make some easy free money on the site by doing a number of things on the site to.

            There are options of recommending a friend and earning 5 pounds for free when they earn 5 pound on the site! Fat Cheese take away you first fiver you earn with them on the site. This is easily made back by doing a number of offers on the site for cash back money so you can make that money back!

            Some of the daily click's have not tracked for me well though and they have not showed up on my transactions. Despite contacting them a few times about the matter they have yet to update my transactions. Not all transactions have tracked and hopefully they can sort this matter out.

            There so many offers on the site where you can make some easy cash for just signing up to sites. Fat Cheese is impressing me with the number of merchants available on the site.

            They even had Amazon available for a while on the site it just shows they want to be the best cash back site. I have made a easy 15 pounds on the site though for doing hardly nothing just registering on other sites!

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              16.10.2009 20:04
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              What looks like a nice little stash building for christmas!

              Fatcheese is a new player in the cashback sites market, only started in 2009. It was started by two of the staff from CashBackKings. I haven't received any money from Fatcheese yet so I can't comment on that side of things, but I wouldn't foresee any problems with payment as the owners have a good track record.

              Fatcheese is a 100% cashback site, meaning they pass on all the money they receive from the merchant to you. They have lots of merchants, they have all the normal merchants I would expect to see, and all the rates are pretty good compared to other sites. All merchants are one click through from searching to merchant, no need to go through lots of unnecessary pages and wasted clicks. The site charges a yearly admin fee of £5, out of your first £5 cashback you earn over each year, which isn't hard at all to earn!

              I'll start with the daily clicks on Fatcheese, the link to the daily ones is on the left, when writing this review they have £1.09 of clicks for every day. It's a huge list including Buycentral, Pricedigger, Cascade Compare, Search Chief, Compare Xtreme, Seek Something, Tintasearch, Urban Stone, Streme Deals, OfferAd, Kelkoo, Shufee and others. The list is in order of how much you earn from each click with the best paying at the top. You can do all the multiple clicks in one go, no resetting cookies in between every click, so one big run through to get the full amount every day, getting £1 + to track every day isn't hard at all.

              Above the dailies are the no spend cashback, this contains 20+ sites offering up to £10 in free cashback with about 10 above £1 so some really good ones to get the cashback up. They include Blockbuster, Time Magazine, Equifax, IPSOS, Kingolotto, Emailinform, and Plum Prizes.
              The site has an excellent referral scheme, offering £5 per referral when you have earned £5. The site has a forum which is fairly busy, with admins and members both posting, which is always good for a site. There's some useful info on tracking and some good offers posted in there. They seem to have competitions on the site as well, haven't done any yet though.

              The minimum is £1 (after your admin fee), and you can request payment by BACS, Paypal or Moneybookers. This is very similar to CashBackKings in the payment side. Their payment cut off is midnight on Sunday, and they say you'll have the money in the bank by Friday. You can also donate you're cashback to charity.

              What Fatcheese do offer is they promise to pay out any cashback that is for a genuine transaction, even if it doesn't track and the merchant then rejects the enquiry. If a transaction doesn't track you submit an enquiry after seven days and verify the details of the transaction. It remains to see how this will work in practice, sounds great in essence but we will see! This will also in general apply to queries, it takes 9-12 months before we can work out how well they're tracking really is, and how good they are at resolving queries.

              I joined in September and in about 20 days I have £30 pending in my account all from free and daily clicks. So I'm very impressed so far, hopefully I can update with some extra stuff when it starts paying. Due in December so should be a nice Christmas bonus.

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                04.10.2009 02:45
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                not something you should miss out on!

                Well I'd start by seconding all the previous reviews - fatcheese is definitely easier to navigate and more pleasant to the eye than other cash back sites (cough topcashback), and Maya and T, who co-founded, co-run and co-own the site take a very prominent role in running the forums on site and are very quick to respond to any member complaints, both on forum and through raising tickets. Although fatcheese is a relatively new cash back website they've built up a large following, partially though service and ease of use, partially through very rewarding daily clicks (over £1 a day with minimal effort), the obvious good range of and relatively well paid cashbacks (although, as always, with cashback sites, its important to look at how exactly the same signups differ with reward across them - Lovefilm being a prime example), and the unique Fat Cheese 100% Cashback guarantee, through which they guarantee to pay any genuine transactions completed through fatcheese, even those rejected by the merchant. One slight detraction might be the £5 yearly fee, but this is paid from proceeds so is not upfront, also countered by the £5 reward for referring any new member which you receive once they reach £5 cashback, so its easy to earn back! Well worth it and a site I'd recommend!

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                18.08.2009 12:36
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                Awesome site for daily click fans!

                Fatcheese is one of a number of cash back sites out there, so I thought I would review it, as I have now been a member for about 5 months, and have recently received my first payment.

                ~ What are cash back sites? ~

                Cash Back sites, are internet sites which you can sign up to, and then whenever you want to do any shopping online, say at Marks and Spencers for example, if you login to the cash back site, then click on the Marks and Spencers link from the cash back site, any money that you then spend at Marks and Spencers during that visit, you will receive cash back on (5% for Marks!). The cash back is most often in the region of 1-10% of your total purchase back, so this can soon add up to a big amount, especially if you make a few £100+ purchases, or do your Christmas shopping on line. If, like me you are a member of lots of different cash back sites, it is worth having a look through them all, and seeing which site will give you the highest % of cash back for the retailer you are intending to buy from, but Fatcheese takes some beating.

                On top of this you can also earn money from the cash back site for signing up to some of their offers, answering surveys, or by completing daily clicks, which usually involve clicking on a link, and performing a quick search for any product you may be interested in.

                ~ Joining Bonus ~

                Fatcheese is a great cash back site. There is however NO joining bonus, which is probably because they do not need to pay people to join up to their site, as it does payout the best rates for daily clicks, cashback etc.

                ~ Referral Bonus ~

                Fatcheese offer a £5 reward to you, for each new person that you refer to them. This is payable once the newly referred member earns £5 in their account.

                ~ Earning, and getting Paid ~

                I mainly earn my cash from Fatcheese by completing the daily clicks each day, on the site, and occasionally from getting cash back from online purchases. The daily click section is great paying top rates for each click.
                The list of clicks is constantly changing, but as of today the daily click list is as follows:

                £0.01 Cashback per Day Kelkoo
                £0.02 Cashback x10 per DayCascade Compare
                £0.02 Cashback x10 per DaySearch Chief
                £0.02 Cashback per DayCompare Xtreme
                £0.02 Cashback x4 per DaySeek Something
                £0.02 Cashback x4 per DayTintaSearch
                £0.01 Cashback per DayShufee
                £0.01 Cashback per DaySearch N Seek
                £0.01 Cashback per DayLook N Look
                £0.07 Cashback per DayBuycentral
                £0.01 Cashback per DaySeek N Go
                £0.02 Cashback per DayWOW Info Shopping
                £0.02 Cashback per DayUrban Stone
                £0.01 Cashback per DayAssociate Finance
                £0.02 Cashback per DayShopping for Discounts
                £0.02 Cashback per DayXtreme Deals

                Giving a total of £0.87 per day, or £317.55 per year (if you have it in you to do the full list every day!)



                Daily Click Earnings show as pending within a few days in your account, but take 30-60 days to be confirmed.

                I have been paid out by Fatcheese recently, which is always a relief, especially when you have spent a few months earning the money, unsure about how trustworthy the site is. Although having said that, out of all the cash back sites I use, I have always been paid, apart form Cashbacking (see my review titled 'Don't Join up'), which is in my opinion a total con.

                Payout options include Paypal, Moneybookers, or by BACS transfer.

                ~ Bit of a downside ~

                Most Cashback sites are free to join, and even pay you a joining bonus, that is not the case with Fatcheese though. There is no joining Bonus, and you have to pay them a £5 commission fee each year.
                This fee is never charged, but only deducted from your earnings once you have earned enough to cover it. It is deducted annually based on the date you registered to Fatcheese and is only deducted from transactions made after that date. It will always be deducted from the first £5 earned in each year of your membership.

                This is not a problem though to me, if you do all the daily clicks, for a week, that is the £5 covered, and then after that its all yours for the next 51 weeks!!


                ~ Forum ~

                I find it is always a good indication of a great cash back site, if they have their own forum. Fatcheese does have its own forum, which is really useful for asking any questions about things you are unsure of. Lots of experienced members are happy to help you out, as well as a friendly admin team.

                ~ Conclusion ~

                In my opinion, Fatcheese is probably THE best cash back sites out there, offering a fantastic Referral reward, as well as 100% cashback on purchases and daily clicks. This is well worth the £5 a year comission fee

                I am a member of dozens of cash back and survey sites, so please check out some of my other reviews for other info.

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                  12.08.2009 17:30
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                  Easy money making online

                  Fat cheese is a cashback site, which means every time you shop you can earn cashback from clicking on Fat cheese's links to the online shop you are using. Cashback is often 5-10% of your purchase, or for things like insurance it may be cash sum.

                  As well as cashback from shopping you can also earn cashback from clicking on links and signing up to websites. Some of these are "daily clicks" that you can do every day and earn a few pence for, and some are signing up for free trials of products and being rewarded £10.

                  At first I thought this site sounded too good to be true - money for nothing always raises alarm bells with me. However, I can't see any catches to it having been using it for a couple of months now. Devoting a few minutes a day can earn you up to 60p, and doing it every day soon adds up.

                  There are hundreds of different online retailers on fat cheese offering cashback on purchases made, so if you need to buy anything online, it's worth checking here to see if you could get any cashback.

                  Fat cheese passes on 100% of the cashback it receives to it's members, however it does charge a £5 admin fee each year. This is taken out of your earnings, so if you don't earn £5, you won't be charged anything.

                  One you have earned cashback, it takes a few months to actually receive the money - my first payment is due in October, so I will update and let you know if I received it!

                  This is a really good website for anyone who does any online shopping, or has a few minutes spare to click on some links. The downside is the admin fee, which other 100% cashback websites such as topcashback.com don't charge. However, in a couple of months, I have made about £15 already. That's just from clicking links, not from any purchases, so a £5 admin fee isn't too bad.

                  There's money to be made here and I would say that's this website is definitely worth having a look at.

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