“ Over 1500 retailers who want to pay you cashback. „
I discovered OnePollCashback through the related survey site OnePoll which I had been using for a few months by then. It was the first I'd heard of cashback sites and I used it to claim £100 for swapping my mobile phone provider, which I was planning to do anyway. That seemed like a pretty good deal so I've been using it regularly ever since!
The basic idea is that you can claim free money (cashback) on purchases you make online by accessing the sites via links from OnePollCashback. There are other cashback sites out there but even though this one isn't the most popular or well known its actually my favourite. The main reason for this is that cashback generally tracks and validates quite quickly and you don't end up waiting months and months to get the £5 you earned for ordering your food shop online!
The site is very easy to navigate, you can find retailers by looking through a menu on the left of the homepage or by using the search bar at the top right. The newest and highest paying offers are featured on the front page and sometimes you'll get a link to a 'VIP code' where you can earn additional cashback on top of the standard offer, these can be via e-mail or through pop ups.
If your cashback doesn't track, there is a simple system where you can submit a 'ticket' and the claim will be investigated. It can take a while but the admin team are quite good at responding to questions. I've only had to make a few claims in the several years I've been using this site.
Payments are made on the first working day of every month, and if you have a balance of over £25 then it will be paid automatically into your bank account. Since I joined about 2 years ago I've earned £554 in cashback, that's a lot of free money just for making transactions I would have made anyway! I highly recommend signing up and having a look round.
I am a great fan of onepoll... and this led me on to trying onepoll cashback. I have been a 'quidco' user for a while but thought I would give someone else a try...I have found onepoll cashback not to be trusted... either the technology doesn't work... or the retailer / sites are unable to do their job.The help desk should be called the unhelpful desk and practically does nothing if there is a case of missing cashback. Out of about 6 transactions I have made, 3 have not worked... but there is no explanation from the 'help'desk and nothing you can do about it.I am going to close my account and avoid them in future... i recommend others do the same... i will stick with quidco thanks
I joined this website at the same time as a couple of other cashback websites, as I thought they would be a good supplement to the survey websites I was already using. This website offers cashback on purchases made online, as well as some "free" cashback which you can earn by signing up for various offers. There are also various ways to earn extra, such as something called Kerchingo, where you fill up a gameboard with completed offers, and get a bonus when you have completed rows or columns, or have a full board. Another way to earn extra is through VIP offers, where if you complete an offers within a certain timeframe you will be able to add a code to get extra cashback added once the transaction is validated. The website is easy to search and navigate.
The website shows all cashback in percentages, or for the free offers, in the amount of money, which is nice as you are not constantly trying to work out how many points are worth what. Most cashback for free offers is added at least as pending very quickly, so you can see that it has worked. The threshold to redeem is £25, which can be paid automatically into your bank account, or as an Amazon voucher (if you take this option you get a 5% bonus). Unfortunately, you must have your £25 validated for thirty days before you will be paid out, so it makes for quite a long wait for your money.
I have been using this site since last year, and initially used it for smaller offers and purchases, and although some items were pending for a long time, they always came through sooner or later. I reached my first £25 in a few months and it was paid to me when I was advised it would be, so no problems there.
The problem came when I was tempted by a VIP offer to complete a gambling offer. I followed all of the instructions, making sure I was logged in before clicking through to the website, depositing and wagering the correct amount of money, and began to patiently wait for validation so I could add my VIP code. In the meantime, I decided to start on the Kerchingo board and took up a few gambling offers to try to fill the board. One of these, which promised a low amount of cashback, came through in the time period stated. The other two, which promised £40 cashback, I had to wait for, but did not worry for a couple of weeks.
Eventually I realised I would have to open support tickets for the initial gambling offer, and the two I had taken up since. When you open a support ticket, you are asked to choose which "click" you are talking about, so you can see clearly that you clicked through from OnePoll Cashback correctly. You then need to provide a transaction number so they can check how much money you spent. I did these as required and also included a copy of my welcome emails from the websites to show that I joined the same days as the clicks I was claiming for.
Once a ticket is submitted, they say you can wait up to 90 days for a response, so I waited this amount of time and then complained that I had heard nothing back. I was reassured that it was still being investigated and that they were still dealing with my claim. I then waited another couple of weeks, and complained again, and then had this response:
"We and the retailer have investigated your claims for missing cashback, I'm sorry to report that we have been unable to track these particular transactions and the retailers concerned has not logged the sales as coming from our site. As a result we as a company have not been paid the sales commission for these and there is no cashback to share. Sorry! We understand that this might be disappointing but I'm afraid there is nothing further we can do to try and recover this claim."
I found this really frustrating, as I am completely sure that they actually just never checked these transactions, and never intend to give out the high cashback that they claim they will. VIP offers and the Kerchingo seem to be designed to get people to sign up for the high value offers that OnePoll Cashback will not pay.
On their help page they make the following claim: "Customer service excellence is something we strive for at OnePoll Cashback, with a reputation for highly responsive and helpful support services." I find this ridiculous, as any website that takes the better part of five months to tell you they have not bothered to do anything for you, is not one that is striving for any form of excellence!
Personally I would suggest that this website be avoided, as they are clearly slow to deal with complaints and are very possibly simply a scam when it comes to these larger cashback offers. There are better cashback websites out there, I would not waste your time on this one. If you do use it, make sure not to take up gambling offers through them, as I would be very surprised if you ever see the promised cashback.
I signed up to this survey site after becoming a member of the OnePoll survey site and seeing a suggestion from them that I also join this cashback site. It was around the same kind of time that I'd signed up for quite a few other cashback sites (which I've since discarded) so you shouldn't be too surprised that I added this one to my list.
First off, I'll point out that I've predominantly used this site for cashback on iTunes purchases and for the meagre paid clicks that they have. The iTunes rate isn't fantastic and I'm sure you can get higher rates elsewhere but I've stuck with this particular one because it's one of the few that tracked successfully for me. It didn't track at all on TopCashback (which has been hit and miss for me on a lot of things), only tracked once on FatCheese (which is usually good for tracking) and did track every time on Quanti but took an absolute age to pay up. iTunes cashback has tended to track 2-4 days later.
For paid clicks, they only had HighStreet Web to start with but have since expanded to include PriceDigger and FreebieGB. The latter tracks straight away, while the others usually track the next day.
I started to encounter problems when I decided to try some cashback offers on bingo/gambling sites. I signed up for three, went through the usual process and waited. And waited. Eventually, I opened up tickets and received regular check-ins from the support staff assuring me that they were looking into the problem and would let me know when they'd received word from the retailers concerned. Eventually, I received payment from one but I gave up on the other two as it was obvious as I was never going to get the problem resolved. I can only assume that the retailers never validated the transactions to OnePoll as all of my transactions bar these have been validated in a matter of days. Because of that, I tend to use a different cashback site for bigger amounts, just in case, seeing as my experiences in that respect have been mixed.
For what I'm using the site for, it takes a long time to build up to the payment threshold. It's £25, which isn't too bad if you're getting decent amounts of cashback for purchases but because my amounts are coming in very small amounts at a time, it took a good while to get there. Once I finally got there, I discovered that you have to wait 30 days to be put into the next payment run so it was actually over a month after reaching the threshold that I actually received my money. I chose the BACS option and had the money in my account within a few days of the payment run so no complaints there. If you'd rather receive your payment in Amazon vouchers, you get an extra 5% on top of your balance, which is nice.
Overall, this is a fairly decent cashback site but it's not one that I use very much aside from when I'm buying from iTunes. To be honest, I'm using cashback sites in general less and less these days as I do most of my shopping (online, that is) at Amazon and they're very rarely featured on cashback sites. I'm also not the person in charge of sorting out the insurance renewals in the house so I can't earn anything big from that but it seems a decent site if you can use those type of offers to bulk up your balance as some offers can easily take you over the payout threshold in one clean sweep provided that they track ok.
As the payment threshold is pretty high (£25) and I'm only getting tiddly amounts in any one transaction, I just see it as a way to very slowly build up to the payout and it's not a site that I spend much time at as a result.
I'm a regular visitor to the One Poll survey website and a few months ago I noticed that they advertised a useful cash back website that offers you money back on anything you spend. As a regular online shopper I thought I would give this a go and earn some extra cash. Why not eh?
The website itself is clear and easy to follow. If you follow a link to an online shop or service, One Poll Cashback will give you a percentage back of whatever you have spent on that website. For example you may get 5% back on a hotel booking through expedia or 3% back on a DVD purchase on play. You can also get cash back for other services. Joining up to a survey site through this website can earn you anything from 50p to £2.00 and these are entitled "no spend cashback" deals. Furthermore, you can earn significant cashback rewards for using this website to change your energy or insurance provider for example.
All the usual personal details are required to register the website which is simple and easy to do. Down the left hand side of the front page you can easily see links to different types of websites. Special and new offers are also visible on the front page therefore it is very easy to navigate around.
When you enter the "My Account" section, you can very easily update your details, check your account history and even create your own homepage with your favourite retailers etc. You are also immediately awarded £2.50 for signing up which is a god way to get you started. Every now and again you will also find on your homepage some tasks to complete. These are maybe simple ways of earning free cash back or some websites to try out. It's a good little prompt but it's not necessary to carry them out if you don't want to.
In terms of appearance, this is definitely one of the better looking and more easy to navigate cash back websites. It's colourful and the instructions are clear.
I have, however found that some of the cash back rates you receive for some merchants are slightly lower than other websites although I do think there is a slightly bigger selection here. There is also a minimum payment threshold of £25 so you need to accumulate this before you will see any of your cash. I found this to take quite a while, even with regular visits. It does take a while for some payments to validate and this partly adds to the hold up.
It is very easy to see your current balance and transaction history. Your cash back can be paid in two ways, through either BACS into your bank account, or if you prefer to keep these details private, you can receive the equivalent value in Amazon vouchers and if you do chose this option, you are given an extra 5% bonus for the pleasure.
When I (finally) reached my £25 payout threshold, I chose to be paid by BACS as I don't regularly shop at Amazon and I was looking for some extra cash rather than a voucher to buy something. Once I had made my request I waited about 22 days for payment which isn't ideal considering it is a standard bank transfer.
On the most part this is a simple and straight forward site to use with plenty of opportunities to gain cash back, however I do think if you have a look around you will find websites with slightly higher cash back offers and lower payout threshold but if you do a lot of online shopping then no doubt the money will slowly mount up.
OnePoll Cashback (http://www.onepollcashback.com) is a cashback site, which I came across by being a member if its sister site - survey website onepoll.com. The idea is to earn money by doing your normal shopping, as long as the shop is in the store dictionary.
* How to Join *
Simply go on to the website (http://www.onepollcashback.com) and click the 'Not a Member? Join Here' button in the top right-hand corner of the page. You will then be asked to fill in a short form (name, email address, ect) and you tick the boxes to choose which newsletters/offers you would like to receive. It is free to join, in fact you will receive a £2.50 start up bonus (although this could have been raised/lowered since I joined).
* Earning Money Online *
The most common way to earn cashback is by shopping online. If you are planning to buy something on the internet, first check to see if it is in OnePolls store dictionary (this can be found on the website). If it is, then you can get cashback on your purchase. To do this, get to the shops site through OnePoll, and it will track your purchase. The appropriate amount of cashback will then go onto your account, but it first must be validated. Don't worry if this takes awhile, it will be validated eventually, but if some reason it isn't, just contact OnePoll - they'll sort it out.
You can also earn big money online for getting insurance, bank accounts, credit cards, utility bills, ect. Some offers at the moment are: £50 from Legal & General Life Insurance; £50 from InsurePink Home Insurance; £70 from Scottish Power. So as you can see, you can earn quite a lot!
There are ways to get money without having to spend a penny - for example HighStreetWeb pays you £0.02 for every visit (only one allowed per day), and lots of sites will give you money in the region of 30 - 70p for registering on their website. This may sound small, but trust me, it all adds up.
* Earning Money Offline*
If you register your debit/credit cards on the site, and use it in a registered shop, you can earn cashback on the high street.
* Refer Friends *
Click the button 'Pass it on and earn £2.00' at the top of the page to refer friends to the site. Just enter the email addresses of people who you think would be interested in earning cashback, and if they join and get £15 of validated cashback, you get £2.00.
* Getting Paid *
There are a couple of ways of getting paid. You can do it monthly in the form of BACS or electronic Amazon vouchers, when you have reached £25.
* My Experiences *
I currently have £18.21 on my account - and I haven't spent a penny! Recently I signed up for a free trial with DVD rental site LoveFilm, and received £10 cashback completely free! You do have to enter card details, but they won't charge you if you cancel before the free trail is up. I also try and visit HighStreetWeb every day, and sign up for any websites that pay you for registering. Hopefully won't be long now until I can get a payout!
Would recommend this great site to anyone who wants some extra cash!
Onepollcashback is yet another cashback site on the market where you receive money back on purchases. There are also offers where you don't need to spend money but take out free trials or join survey sites or there are a few that involve doing a few clicks a day with tiny amounts of cashback. Here's my overview of the site.
~~ The site itself ~~
The site was easy to join with it asking for your email address, first name, surname, a username and a password. You then have to agree to the terms and conditions which are listed and select which email alerts you want to receive. Upon joining you receive a welcome £2.50 into your account.
The site itself is very easy to navigate with your categories down the left hand side, current balance at the top right and special offers throughout the homepage.
There's a search bar at the top where you can search for a specific retailer or the list of categories down the left if you just want a specific thing. For example, broadband, electric, insurance and so on. It will then show you a list of results that's fairly easy to compare as you can see what they are offering without actually going into the deals.
~~ Using the Deals ~~
You click on the deal that you like the look of and from there you are transferred to the retailers website where you can find all the terms and conditions of their products (terms and conditions of the offers are listed on the onepooll website). On the way to the retailers website you will get a screen telling you that onepoll are following your progress and moving away from that page and reopening it could result in no cashback. This is very easy as you don't need to worry about entering codes as it is automatically done for you.
~~ Payout ~~
You are paid once your total hits £25 and this can be via bacs straight to your bank account or through Amazon vouchers. If you choose to get Amazon vouchers then onepoll add 5% to your total so it works out as a better deal. Payment is always on the first of each month but bacs can take upto 14 days to hit your bank account. I've had my first payment and it took around 6 days to show in my bank but I had no problems.
~~ Reality ~~
A lot of the offers on the site are to entice you to spend a little and get cashback for it but continue using it because you've enjoyed it. For example, there are a lot of Bingo sites that offer £10 cashback on a £5 deposit plus they'll match your deposit to play. They offer this in the hope of getting people addicted to bingo on their site so you do need to bare this in mind if you get addicted to things easily. Cashback can also take a while to be validated so please don't think it will be instant cash either. I've been a member for around 2 months and i'm still waiting on a couple of things to be validated.
~~ Example of Offers ~~
Just thought I'd give you a quick rundown on the types of offers you are likely to see. Bingo ones are all over the place as are the ones for making money when you switch insurance/broadband/electric and so on but if you're making these changes anyway like I was then it's definitely worth a look.
Cashback is also given out from retailers as a percentage - eg. 5% of your spend will be credited back to your account. Each retailer is different and the amounts can vary from month to month so Onepoll show a history of how much cashback companies have offered in the past.
Free Money! You might be a bit sceptical like I was but some of the offers involve a trial for a week and £10 cashback - this is the example of lovefilm. I was impressed with the service but not enough to pay the regular charges each month so I cancelled within two weeks and still received the cashback with no problems. Other examples include click sites or sim card giveaways.
~~ My Opinion ~~
I've made almost £100 in two months simply by changing my broadband provider, insuring our new car and other little bits and pieces. It quickly mounts up and you find yourself with a bit more money than you expected to have.
Don't get me wrong, these sites aren't going to make you rich and I probably wouldn't have used it had I not been shopping around to lower our bills. I've so far had no problems but there is a great FAQ section and a place to submit a ticket should you encounter a problem.
I would highly recommend it - you also earn £2 for referring friends but you only receive it when they reach £20 so there's no point referring people if they aren't going to use it.
I found this website through One Poll surveys were you earn 5p - 10p just for filling in a short questionaire. I had read through Money Saving Expert that you could earn easy money (not a lot but, better than nothing through these sites) So I have been a member of Onepollcashback.com for just over two weeks now and have earned £23.74 for doing nothing.
I got £2.50 just for signing up, they have lots of cach back offers for things like switching energy supplier eg one offer is currently running is Scottish Power receive £40 cash back for switching to dual fuel.
I personally havent switched energy suppliers or car or home insurance as mine aren't up for renewal but i have signed up for a free DVD trial with LoveFilm.com and got £10.00 cash back, I also got £10.00 cash back for applying for a Halifax Credit Card with O% on Balance transfers and 0% on Purchases for 9mths. Which I probably wont use but I got £10.00 for it anyways.
Also there are many options of getting cashback through just clicking on a particular website. Though you have to go through onepollcashback.com so as the cash back is registered. Some companies also give you cash back for shopping offline. You type in your credit card details to register it with onepollcashback.com and some retailers will give you cash back for goods that you would already buy. Normaly a percentage I think B&Q were doing one recently at around 1%, but if you were buying the goods anyway then its a bonus!!!
They payout once you have a balance of £25.00 in either BAC's form so you have to give your account details over, though I dont like the sound of that so i have opted for Amazon vouchers which for this option the will add an extra 5% to your balance for doing this.
I havent got to the stage of payout yet but am quite impressed with this website so far and will update you once i get there!!!!
Your not going to get rich on these websites but if you can get some money back for the things you have to have anyway, like home insurance, car insurance etc then why not!!!
Take a look at the website and see what you think! I'm still finding new things and the offers change daily.