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Greasy Palm, ripping you off for free
Member Name: laukez
Advantages: Some easy to earn cashback
Disadvantages: No good if they won't pay it to you!
Another reviewer on here has written that you should beware of easy money. After using this site, I can only agree. I signed up to Greasy Palm after seeing it on moneysavingexpert and decided it was worth a go to try and earn some extra cash. I don't do a lot of online shopping, so chose this site as it seemed to have some very good no spend cashbakc offers.
The first one I completed was a free trial with Love Film, which promised me £10 in cashback. So, I signed up to Love Film, ordered my first free DVD returned it within the time and waited. My cashback validated straight away pretty much, and I was happy as I had gotten £10 and a free film. While I wasn't impressed with Love FIlm as the DVD took ages to arrive (and was damaged when it did) and they charged my account in spite of me only taking and sticking to the free trial this was no fault of Greasy Palm, and Love Film refunded me eventually.
I've completed a number of smaller offers, such as signing up to survey sites and click throughs to boost my cashback. The problems have started with a sign up to Mecca Games bingo site. I was promised £20 cashback if i deposited and played through £5, with a £10 deposit match. After having no problems with Mecca the cashback showed up as pending on my Greasy Palm account. And it has stayed pending now for long over the 30 days average payout time cited by Greasy Palm.
Here lies the problem with the website. You can't query pending cashback until 120 days after the cashabck was earned, and only within a limit of 180 days. Now I'm really annoyed by this. My account balance shows nearly £37, well over the £25 payout threshold. Surprise surprise, the transaction which would make them pay out to me won't validate. I've read other feedback about this website which has shown I'm not the only one to have this exact problem - smaller cashback amounts which they leave unpaid until the threshold validate fine, then larger ones will stay pending. Seems to me this website is a rip off!!
I fully don't expect to get my cashback. The only thing that saves me from being really annoyed is the fact that I more than doubled my £5 deposit on Mecca Bingo. But this website is poor - it's support system is terrible and I'd be willing to bet it keeps your cashback for itself.
Summary: Rip-off merchants from whom I don't expect to receive a penny