What is it?
It's basically another rewards scheme, it started a few years ago and that's when I originally joined. You earn points by clicking on adverts and going through to their sites and either registering with the company, entering a competition or spending points in that particular shop. The points are then turned into rewards.
It used to be really easy to earn points simply by clicking on the ad's and then coming straight off the page, then after a few years they made it really hard and I didn't bother, then the other day I thought I'll have a look how many points I've got because I couldn't remember and when I looked they'd deducted my points just a month earlier because it had been unactive! I was annoyed because I don't remember it ever saying that, so I emailed a lovely letter about how disappointed I was and they put my points back on (this time! I'm sure they won't do it again!) so I have to remember now to go on at least once every six months.
Anyway back to points, so when I went on this time it's a little better than it was but not as good as it originally was - way back! so some sites are 'earn 6 points for every £1 spent' or some are 'earn 50 points for entering competition' always worth it I feel if entering competitions anyway.
The rewards can be spent in a number of places and the most popular conversion is 3000 piggy points equals £10 off voucher for various plac
It's an ok way to pick up some vouchers just for clicking around websites if you have spare time. I quite like it.
Easy to use?
I think it's fairly easy to use and it's not loads of surveys to fill in - although some of the sites it takes you to can be so I avoid those (unless you like endless surverys!). You get a little piggy avatar and you can dress him up how you'd like to!!!
I joined the Pigsback scheme a few years ago, and although I can't remember how I came across it, I do know that it was the first rewards incentive site that I had used. It is very simple to join the program, you just go to the website www.pigsback.com and create a personal account by filling in a form with your details. This is free to join and there are several benefits to signing up.
The point of the site from a consumer point of view, is to collect "piggy points". This is the currency of the site, and you can earn them in various ways. Once you have earned enough piggy points you can then exchange them for a reward. Sounds simple enough and freebies are always worth a look, but for me there are a few drawbacks.
The whole website was completely re-vamped and the piggy points system changed so that the points have less value and you need to collect more of them to receive your choice of reward. The easiest ways to earn piggy points are as follows:
* Referrals. Annoy your friends and family with invitations to sign up for their own Pigsback account, and you will receive a 150 points bonus for each validated registration. You will also get a generous 300 points the first time that your friend has selected a reward from the piggy points earned on their account. This encourages others to use the site and increases visibility, and you reap the rewards as well as passing on the same opportunities to your invitees.
* Advertising click throughs. On the homepage of the Pigsback website there is a section advertising various deals around the website. Some of these will be highlighted with a pink banner, and these are worth 10 piggy points if you click through to view whatever is being promoted. These take only a few seconds and can add up easily over the weeks.
* Signing up for newsletters and other websites. Pigsback often have suggested sites or newsletters that they want you to sign up for. There will be some sort of incentive, in the form of around 50 - 100 piggy points. I like to sign up to the newsletters as this is quick, simple, and they can be blocked from your email address after you've received your piggy points if the content of the newsletter does not appeal. I have signed up to some of the recommended websites and find these to be a bit hit or miss. I have discovered the excellent SuperSavvyMe through pigsback, along with a couple of survey reward sites. However, I also get a lot of junk mail from some of the places that you have to register your details with, so it might be worth using a secondary email account for this purpose.
* Shopping. Pigsback.com are partnered with many different online retailers and service providers. You can earn piggy points for shopping with these partners by clicking through the relevant links so that the points can be tracked against your purchase and added to your account. You can earn anywhere from 3 - 100 piggy points per pound spent.
There are also competitions and jackpots, which I have not had much luck with. It can take an awful long time to collect enough piggy points to reach the amount required for a reward. The rewards vary in cost and there is a fair selection to choose from. The rewards are broken down into sections as follows:
* CDs, DVDs and games. Ranging from 1500 - 3000 points cost for these rewards, there is currently a choice of Paddy Power Bingo, Waterstones, and HMV vouchers.
* Charity. Charity donations to a range of organisations including the Samaritans, Cancer Research, Breast Cancer Care, Oxfam and Shelter. 1500 piggy points will give a £5.00 donation.
* Days out. These are pretty good deals but you can often find free vouchers giving you comparable entitlements online, so for that reason I tend to avoid these. For 3000 piggy points you can select vouchers for the London Eye, Sea Life centres, Legoland, and Thorpe Park amongst others.
* Electrical. 6000 piggy points gives you a £20.00 Amazon e-voucher.
* Fashion. This is one I opt for when I have enough reward points. For 3000 piggy points you can choose a £10.00 voucher for Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Burton or Wallis. If you manage to collect 6000 points you can choose a £20.00 voucher for either Marks & Spencer or John Lewis.
* Health and Beauty. 3000 piggy points gives you a £10.00 Saks voucher.
* pigsback.com goodies. Pigsback's mascot is a cute little piggy named Curly. Here you can choose to spend your hard earned piggy points on naff merchandise with his face on, including a squeezy stress piggy, a re-useable shopping bag, or a cuddle pig toy.
* Restaurants and Cafes. For 3000 piggy points you can choose a £10.00 voucher for Brewer's Fayre, TGI Friday's, Beefeater, Bella Italia, or Cafe Rouge.
* Travel and Hotels. 3000 piggy points gives you a £10.00 voucher redeemable against a choice of hotels, hostels, or holiday park resorts.
* Theatre and Cinema. This was my favourite reward choice, and I have claimed theatre tokens many times in the past which allowed me to go to see operas and ballet at an extremely low cost. Theatre tokens have now been removed from this section and they are currently only offering £10.00 Keith Prowse vouchers (???) for 3000 piggy points.
The rewards are delivered quickly and I have had no complaints there, once you have selected and ordered your choice of reward it should be there with you by the end of the week. It's just a shame that the new points scheme makes it take such a long time to save up for rewards. If I am shopping online I usually prefer to do this via a cash back site such as www.topcashback.co.uk, as the rewards are more tangible and practical to use. But www.pigsback.com has not been struck off my list yet. I visit weekly for click through points and to sign up for the occasional newsletter to boost my points score. I'm happy to keep going back and slowly collect the free points offers, as it does add up to getting something for nothing in the end.
I joined pigsback.com many years ago, shortly after it launched in the UK. To begin with, it was great. There were lots of easy "piggy points" to collect and I was cashing them in regularly. However, over time, the site has slowly gone into decline.
****What is Pigsback.com?****
It originated in Ireland before expanding to the UK. A cashback site of sorts, it enables you to earn "piggy points" for shopping through their partner sites. When you've earned enough "piggy points" you can cash them in for a reward.
****Any Free Points?****
Yes. Admittedly nowhere near as many as there used to be though. The site has "click throughs" which offer you five "piggy points" for clicking on an advert. These are marked with a pink boarder around the ad, with "5 piggy points" underneath. There was a time when I would log on and get around four or five of these a day. No though, I'm lucky if I get four a month.
There are daily quizzes on the site too, with multiple choice answers. Once upon a time, you'd get 10 points for answering the question correctly, but that's since been scrapped. These quizzes put you in a draw to win 3,000 points. In all the years I've been entering these quizzes, I've only won once. The quizzes can be found in the various zones, but although they claim to be daily, they're often not updated. If you're worried your general knowledge isn't up to much, don't, as you can enter the quiz until you get it right.
There's also a crossword that you can complete to be in with a chance of winning some points. At one point they teamed up with Google to offer a point per search, but none of my searches were ever credited, so whether this works or not, I don't fully know.
These have been cut from around ten when I first started to a mere three - entertainment, travel and fashion and beauty. On checking today, only the travel zone is offering a daily quiz. None of the zones offer that much really, just more shopping opportunities.
There's an offers page, with their choice of offers, rewards which shows what you can get with your points, competitions - self explanatory - shopping, easy piggy points, time out and my account. The Time Out page offers the likes of weekly horoscopes, which I've noticed can stay the same for a length of time and certainly not always updated weekly. There's also the opportunity to register your bank card with the site to enable you to earn points on the high street.
****What Rewards Can You Earn?****
Again, the selection has dramatically dropped in recent years. And to top it off, they recently tripled the number of points you need to claim a reward. They did triple your points balance at the time, but things like click throughs remain at 5 points. You can choose from things like Piggy merchandise - shopping bag, stress piggy and cuddly piggy. This is down on the past, when pens, pencils, piggy banks and whole host of pig-themed goodies. Other categories of rewards are cinema and theatre tickets, games, DVDs, CDs, days out, charity donations and vouchers for various shops. It certainly sounds like a good selection, but there's hardly any choice in each section. In days gone by, I could get a £10 voucher for 1100 points, but now it's a whopping 3000 points.
****Is It Worth It?****
Personally, I've never shopped through pigsback.com and only used the free points to collect rewards. Five years ago I could get a £10 voucher every few months, but in the past two years, I've been able to get one CD, which came in a broken case. My last order was last summer and since then, I've earned 460 points. So in my view, no the site is not worth bothering with. Even if you shop through the site, I don't think the rewards are worth the time and effort. I would go with another site like quidco for real cashback.
It's a real shame pigsback.com dropped its standards. I know we've had a recession, but the site was failing long before that took a firm grip. It used to be a very good site, but for whatever reason, it's gone down hill fast and I'm not sure it'll ever return to its former glory.
Advertising websites pay them something back for each member they can get on their website. Pigsback plays their part on the website by advertising websites and giving us points for doing that. The more points we pick up the more chance we have of getting our selves a reward from the website.
1 year I have used Pigsback in that year I have got my self just one reward of a Boots voucher in that year! This is mainly down to the website being very slow with the chance of picking up points. You can only make 100 points or less with their free offers. Lovefilm is the best option on the website to do as you can earn free points with Lovefilm through the website.
My boots voucher was sent to me within 2 weeks from Pigsback. Users of Ebay would get points from Pigsback for shopping on the website but for me at times transactions have never worked out well. A daily section on the website gives out members 2,000 points if they are winners of a daily prize draw on the website. I think making your self those points can take too much time. Ipoints is way better and Pigsback can take forever to earn your self a reward!
Pigsback is a cash back site of sorts, with a funky, fresh, easy to navigate feel. Once you have created an account (grabbing the free registration points as you do), you use the portal to do your internet shopping, earning 'piggy points' as you go. Pigsback launched originally in Ireland almost 9 years ago, the UK met the site in 2005 and it has now expanded further, moving to Canada in 2007. The site works by advertising online shopping sites on it's home page, then you click the link to that site, spend your hard earned cash and earn the piggy points as a thank you. So not dissimilar to quidco.com; you are in effect getting something for nothing.
Take note, if you are a shrewd cashback shopper, you will exhaust all other cashback sites prior to using pigsback. This is not because the site is poor, its because the rewards are less, and not monetary as such. You convert your piggy points in to vouchers, not into money as you do on quidco.com. You basically need to check both sites, or others if you use others, to ensure you are getting the most reward for the money you are spending.
A quick example of some of the rewards you can get from pigsback include a £5 voucher to spend at HQHair.com for 1500 piggy points, a chart CD (from a selection) from Cdwow.com for 1900 piggy points, a £10 Arcadia Voucher for 3000 piggy points, or a £20 Amazon E Voucher for 6000 piggy points.
Some examples of how to collect points include:
Snapfish - 15 piggy points for every £1 spent
JD Sports - 12 piggy points with every £1 spent
Laura Ashley - 12 piggy points with every £1 spent
Joe Browns - Earn 450 piggy points per order
Boots - 8 piggy points per £1 spent
They also have exclusive deals with certain merchants, for example Vistaprint, you earn 100 piggy points and get 500 free Business Cards or 10% Discount at Dorothy Perkins, plus piggy points for your spending.
Joe Browns appear on quidco.com. You get 10% cashback on your order. So for example if you spend £30 including P+P you would get £3 cashback. On Pigsback you would get 450 points, which would not even get you a £5 voucher. However Snapfish only give cashback through quidco.com for your first order. After that, you would use Pigsback. This is an example of how to be a shrewd shopper.
It is important to remember this review is not about cashback / reward site shopping. Pigsback is a good reward site in general, and like I have already said you are getting a reward for nothing, being shrewd and understanding the advice above just enhances your experience and volume of rewards.
There are other ways to increase your piggy points too. Clicking on some adverts will give you say 10 or 20 piggy points. There are competitions such as Sudoku and tie breakers, wordsearches and teasers for which you can win up to 2000 piggy points. So these can be worth consideration, particularly if you are on the computer each day, doing the puzzles will save you money on buying puzzle books, and you will be in with a chance of winning (again a reward for nothing - just a little bit of time). You will receive a piggy email each week to update you on your points in your piggy bank and also to tell you about specific offers and deals. Sometimes they also send you money off vouchers, like most recently, when I received £1 off a 4-pack of Guinness!
This is one of many cashback sites that I joined many moons ago when I was looking for something to help out with getting cash together for Christmas, Birthday's, Anniversary's etc for the ever growing family!
Who are Pigsback?
Pigsback was launched in Ireland in 2000. Five years later it was launched in England and finally in 2007 they had also spread to Canada.
Pigsback.co.uk or Pigsback.com is a visually attractive site being predominantly pink. The mascot is a cartoon pig called Curly. The homepage shows your account details to the far left. There is a lot of information to take in on the homepage and it does look fairly cluttered. Along the top are various tabs that enable you to navigate the site. These are:
Easy Piggy Points
How does it work?
The site works by customers purchasing goods from the various merchants and Pigsback gets a percentage of the amount earned. Cashback can be earnt in various ways. You can purchase goods from the merchants and you receive a certain amount of Piggy Points per pound. Then there are click thru's - I get on average of 3 a week and these are worth 5 points each. Then there are the signups to various newsletters, competitions etc that can earn you anything from 50 points up to 200 points.
What can I purchase with my Piggy Points?
The catalogue of goods are extensive - from Curly merchandise such as pencils, cute cuddly toys and note pads to various vouchers - these include Evans, Topshop, Burtons, Dorothy Perkins, Leisure Vouchers, Voucher for Hotels and amusements parks and if you are very lucky jewellery. The cheapest item is for 30 free prints from Snapfish at 900 points. At £10 voucher will set you back 3000 points.
Pigsback was easy to use back in the day and earning points were just so easy.
Let me give you an example of how Pigsback has changed over the years:
Upon joining back in October 2007 it took about three weeks to order my first £10 voucher. After the first voucher it took on average about a month to accumulate enough points to order vouchers but slowly they have gone downhill.
I have 1117 points sitting in my account doing nothing. I do not have enough points to order anything of interest to me. 1100 points would usually get you a £10 voucher, now you need 3000 points for the same item. I cannot even donate them to charity as you need 1500 for a £5 voucher - these used to be just 500 points.
The click thru's have slowed down and the amount of offers are few and far between. The competitions are easy to answer and you can win yourself points even though it seems as there is a conspiracy going on as the same names pop up week after week. There is also a sweepstake where you can bet points on various events such as the X Factor and large sporting events.
I am very disappointed in Pigsback now, they do not seem very customer oriented and the replys to emails you get are usually automated and bear no relevance to your questions.
I would pick Quidco over Pigsback 100% as the money accumulates much quicker.
Pigsback.com is yet another cash back site and a ptc (paid to click) site that allows you to earn a little extra money by clicking onto other websites through theirs. I was turned onto Pigsback by money saving expert as a possible way of making a little extra money. Now, usually I trust Mr Lewis but in this instance I'm afraid his advice is a little wayward.
The site itself is fairly easy to navigate and use. It's also quite an attractive site... if you like pink and pigs! The tool bar is self explanatory and the user guide very simple to understand.
This said, they do use a rather baffling system for earning on the site. How it works is rather than a cash sum or percentage of revenue as in the case of other such sites, you get pigpoints for clicking through to websites from the pigsback website. This includes purchases, just clicking onto a website or signing up and register to sites, request brochures, enter competitions, etc... basically giving your details away. Tasks can vary from 5 pigpoints through to 100s depending on the scale of what you are doing.
It all sounds fine so far. Where this site is particularly inferior to others is with the payout threshold where the first meaningful payout is a charity donation at 1500 pigpoints then it's 3000 for a £10 Amazon voucher.
This would be all very well but unfortunately opportunities are rare with this site especially with the ptc options. These come about only a few times a week so as you can imagine, reaching the payout threshold could take some time indeed - especially as each click earns you 5 - 15 points each.
Registering to sites is more lucrative but sometimes they 'forget' to give you the points or take forever (6 weeks plus in some cases) to be credited to your account. I wasted a good few weeks on it and still didn't get to 500 points but at least I am 3 Icelandic getaway, 2 tacky clothing retailer and 2 pet plan brochures richer!
I have read that in the past it was a good money spinner but is perhaps now a victim of its own success as the market as be saturated by others doing it better. I would advise steering clear of this one and not wasting your time as it can become very frustrating.
Pigsback.com used to be one of the best sites for earning points and I used to log on a few times a day and my points used to go up dead quick. Now it's not that good because there are hardly any chances to get any free piggypoints and if you shop online there are better points values from other cashback sites.
It works the same as other cashback sites where you have to click through to the merchant from the pigsback site and your points will be added a bit later when they've been authorised. Sometimes on the homepage will be a link you can click for a free 50 points to go on your account but those only come every 2 or 3 weeks so it's not worth bothering.
You need 3000 points for a £10.00 voucher and it will take for ages to get that many points because of how slow they are for adding free points because there's only so much shopping you can do online.
You can see your balance all the time in the corner of your homepage of pigsback so it's easy to keep track of how many you have earned and once a month you'll get an email telling you how many you had got that month. I have never got very many each month and I don't think I'll ever get enough for a voucher so might cash in soon for some pink pigsback pens and then close my account because it's too time consumming and the rewards are too hard to get.
I like the way the site is laid out because it's set out in zones so is easy to find what you're looking for. In every zone there's a daily competition to win extra piggypoints but even though I did them every day for ages I have never won anything so I've kinda given up on them and just do the comps when I remember.
Sometimes you can get freebies from pigsback and points as well just for applying and I think that's a good idea. I have had a sample of Dove shower gel and some Garnier face creams that both came from pigsback and I think I got about 100 points for these 2 offers. I wish they had more like that because you don't mind such low rewards if you're getting a freebie as well.
There's other ways of earning points by sending tips and success stories up but I've read on a lot of forums that it's the same people getting these points time after time so I reckon they're not worth doing unless your face fits good enough for Curly the pig to pick you out every month.
I had to get in touch with their customer services once and they seemed OK and replied to my email quite quick and sorted my problem out.
I'm going to pigsback as soon as I've finished writing this because it's made me realise how bad this site is compared to other cashback sites and I can't be bothered giving them so much of my time now for not very many rewards.
Pigsback.com is yet another cashback website we have available to us, I have been a member now for about 6 months and have yet to receive any rewards. My account balance is 1400 points and you need 3000 just to receive a £10 gift voucher. I've a long way to go.
It is very similar to the other cashback site aound apart from the fact it is based around pigs. Instead of cash you get piggypoints which then go into your piggybank until you have enough to exchange for a reward.
When shopping online if you go to pigsback.com first and click through to the website you are buying from then you will get cashback (piggypoints) for doing this. I don't really spend much online and if I was to I would use Topcashback rather than this site as you get paid more.
So seen as I don't shop online the only way I can get any piggypoints is by taking up offers, for example joining survey sites, registering for things and requesting free samples. This again only gives you a small amount, often 50 points. It has taken me 6 months to get the equivalent of £5 doing these offers and again I would say you find greater rewards doing this at other sites.
You can also recommend friends and will receive points if they sign up.
Competitions are another thing on this website, with opportunities to win piggypoints but again I have not been lucky enough to win.
A disappointing site overall, I think I will continue to take up the offers until I reach 3000 points and can get a voucher, that way I won't feel like I've wasted my time already but after that i don't think I will continue to use the site. It is just really difficult to earn piggypoints.
Pigsback.com is an internet-based rewards programme that launched in Ireland in 2000, in the UK in 2005 and in Canada in 2007.
It mixes paid to click, competition prize, game playing and cash back styles in one for a member to get rewards.
You must be a UK based consumer over the age of 18. Free sign up. What you need is to enter your email address together with a password.
There are totally 5 ways to collect PiggyPoints as reward.
1. As soon as you register and you choose Email subscribe you will be given a few PiggyPoints as a welcome gift. If you define categories you are interested another PiggyPoints will be given. The total PiggyPoints value will be worth £0.5 roughly.
2. You sign up websites through the links provided by pigsback.com you can get some PiggyPoints.
3. When you shop online via pigsback.com you can get some PiggyPoints according the descriptions.
4. You participate in any competition and games on PiggyPoints you can have chance to win 3000 PiggyPoints. If you search Google engine via pigsback.com you also have chance to win PiggyPoints.
5. You may recommend as many people as you want and will collect PiggyPoints that worth £2.5 roughly. However your referrals must mobile active their account and spend their PiggyPoints before you can be credited.
Last but not least how to spend PiggyPoints?
There is a wide range of vouchers and products from "rewards" section. It includes CDs, electrical, fashion and charity donation etc.
I joined Pigsback.com 6 months ago via Ecasher website because I wanted to earn the signing up offer on my Ecasher account. I also searched about the company on line. After searching I decided to give it a go.
At beginning I felt the website was user friendly; Well-designed webpage with pink colour made me comfortable. However after a few months the website changed face that made me confused. Personally I don't like the change.
The more I knew cash back websites the more I found the reward per click or per signing on Pigsback.com was too small. It seemed to take ages to reach any real reward. At long last I added up a few PiggyPoints that can be redeemed an Odeon entrance. I was so happy but when I tried to redeem the system told me the Odeon voucher was out stock and it would be back soon. So I had to search again. Unfortunately I found I had no many choices. I gave up and left it away.
In next two months I checked regularly and in end I succeeded to redeem one Odeon ticket and in 5 days I received it by post. By the way before you redeem your voucher you should provide your mobile phone to get a code to active your account. I disliked the step but what I could do?
Compared to the cashback websites I have used I don't think Pigsback.com is a good choice to get your money back. Especially I found the website has less rewards choices than before and the PiggyPoints value is down too. By the way the Odeon option I mentioned above already disappeared.
Now I just occasionally visit the website and click its featured offers that will display on the website weekly. If nothing changes I suppose I can get my next reward next spring.
Might be on other websites posted by myself (happysh2009 or Blossom)
As a poor student who is prone to spending my time on the computer, I am eager to make money out of the series of tubes that dominates the market today. One of these is pigsback.co.uk.
The What Now?
I found out about Pigsback from moneysavingexpert.com, that is, the balding bloke who sometimes comes on GMTV and gesticulates wildly whilst chattering about interest rates and ISAs.
Pigsback is a website where once you've made an account, you simply click their advertisements (highlighted towards the bottom of the page as Earn 5 piggy points with a little sheild signifying its authenticity). Basically: click to earn money, which can be cashed in once you've hit the threshold of 1000 piggy points, for high street vouchers (think Boots, John Lewis, HMV).
The Who Why When
Pigsback aren't a site who'll just give away money - unforunately, they aren't that kind, or that stupid (depending on your point of view). You'll get constantly barraged by advertisements, from Argos to Anne Summers, and its important to disable your ad-blocker if you want to get the money for clicks. Pigsback also operates as a cashback site, though if you want to shop, I'd recommend topcashback.com instead.
The paid-to-click advertisements are about once a week, usually a few in a row (I've had upto 8). If you simply click, wait a few seconds, then click to go Home, your account is credited right away - you can see your piggy points going up. If you're going on holiday or otherwise indisposed, the paid-to-clicks just accumulate and you don't lose anything.
Piggy points are the site's 'currency', and don't translate into actual money. Once you've reached the threshold (1000 pp) then you're free to exchange them for vouchers (usually £10, but it does flucuate), but in no way, shape or form is this real money. It just doesn't translate. Its pretty confusing until you get your head around that concept.
Pigsback also holds daily competitions (which are terribly easy, and it simply doesn't allow you to chose a wrong answer anyway..) for around 2000pp. It also gives you piggy points for signing upto things, from Ribena to Simple skin care products.
It typically takes a year to accumulate enough points to exchange for vouchers, though I've read that for others its taken a month, for some two years.
Sign up is free, and you get a small amount of piggypoints for joining. There is no age limit on pigsback, so its great for your teenagers if they want a bit of pocket money.
To maximise your earnings, you have to click every category in your Interests section, so while you may not neccesarily be interested in Whiskas catnip, it doesn't matter if you're just clicking a picture once a week, right?
It typically takes less than five minutes to click and get your points, leaving you free to watch porn, read the news, review on dooyoo...whatever you usually do on the Interweb.
For minimal work, you get minimal return; not one for bringing home the bacon (oh yes, I was just waiting to make that pun); tedious but it doesn't require ANY skill, and its useful if you need vouchers for Christmas.
Pigsback in effectively a website where you earn points (piggy points), either by clicking on daily clicks (they earn you 5 points) or by paying for something online and going to the website via Pigsback (points depends on the retailer). When I first started I was earning a fair amount of points, mainly by click throughs and I soon reached the amount for a voucher (at that point it was 1,000 points). However, the past year, I have earnt a total of 50 points. It has been very time consuming and I was getting nowhere, hence I have closed my account with them. I was rather lucky on one occasion to win 2,000 points on a competition (there are about 8 daily). The points were coming in so infrequently, that I claimed a voucher with my win and closed the account.
If you want to pursue this, it is free rewards at the end of the day, but be prepared to put in a lot of time and effort. I would also recommend you find the Pigsback thread in the freebies section of the Money Saving Expert forum where the answers and links to all the competitions are as well as letting you know when there are daily clicks-it saves a lot of time and effort on your part. Good Luck!
Pigsback.com is a great way of earning shopping vouchers for minimal effort. I have to say in years gone by its been easier to collect points than it is now, however it is still essentially money for nothing if you can be bother investing the time.
The essence is you collect piggy points either via CT's (click throughs where you click through to an advertisers link), or by taking up advertisers offers which have a points value attached. Similar to a cashback site, you can also earn points when you spend online as long as you go via pigsback.
I have only ever taken up no spend offers and used the CT's to earn points, and although it does take a long time (especially now CT's are becoming few and far between), it is essentially money for nothing. You can earn additional points by referring friends, and entering daily competitions.
Vouchers start at 3150 for an Amazon voucher and most of the paper vouchers start at 3450.
Pigsback are there to earn some points and there are retailers on the site getting you some points for shopping through. Ebay is the big one out there to use through Pigsback. They did have Amazon at one time but that is gone.
On Pigsback I hardly found any thing to do much on the site to be honest to collect some free points. Less daily clicks only once a week you are given the chance to make 5 points on the site. Pigsback also have less offers to collect free points on.
I have made in 5 months just 700 points and find them hard to make. They hardly have any good offers on and their points per pound spent are less.I am struggling to find any decent offers on here and hope some more can pop up to give me the chance to earn some more points hopefully!
* Rewards *
There are small rewards like Pigsback pens for 200 points not really interesting at all. The top ones are the voucher rewards from Boots and Amazon at 1,150 points that takes ages to earn on the site. I think they should cut down the amount of points for the vouchers because it takes too long to earn on the site.
Pigsback may seem a easy one with a friendly navigation to the site but they are not easy to earn points on. Looking to make some rewards online? Stick to Ipoints or cashback sites because the payment is too low on Pigsback plus the amount of retailers are short to.
If you spend money online then pigsback is a great website for you to use for cashback. Pigsback offers points for spending money at a wide selection of online retailers. When you buy online through pigsback, you will earn points call "piggy points". You can save up these piggypoints and when you have enough you can spend them on rewards from the "rewards section"
The homepage is well set out, on logging in you will be able to view your total number of points and there will be a large number of offers shown on how you can earn points.
Registering on the website is quick and only takes a few minutes, then you are ready to start earning your piggypoints.
The offers section lists all of the ways that you can earn extra points, these are split down in to useful sections e.g. travel, gifts, sport so that you can find what you are looking for more easily.
When you have saved up enough points, you can spend them on a reward of your choice. To do this , you simply need to click "Rewards" from the pink toolbar at the top of the page and you will be taken to a page listing the types of rewards you can choose from. You can spend points on anything from charity donations, shopping vouchers, pigsback.com goodies and much more. To redeem your points, you just have to click add reward, and you will be taken through a simple process to confirm your details. When spending your points 100 points generally equals £1.
There are many competitions listed on pigsback, and these are easy to enter and there are some great prizes to be won, for example piggy points to choose your own prize and if you enter competitions on partner websites, you will earn even more points. Also found in this section is the Jackpots, here you can bet your piggypoints on sports games or various reality tv shows e.g. who will win? If you choose to bet on the winning team or person, then you will win a share of the pot, dependant on how many points you bet in the first place.
The shopping section is where you will earn most of your points, you can earn points from shopping at most well known retailers and most points are earned per pound spent. Again it is easy to find the retailer you are looking for, as they are split down by type of retailer e.g. clothes, food, computing, ebay etc. You can also find a list of discount codes here, which means that you will get more for your money.
All of your account details are accessible by going to "My account" you will need to re-enter your password to access this area, you can update your contact details easily and also access your "piggybank". The piggybank is basically a list of all of you account transactions, any points you have earned and spent.
There is a forum on the website where you can chat to other users, however I have not really used this very much due to problems that I had logging in to them, I kind of gave up on them in the end.
***Other things to do***
On the website there are other fun things to do, including games in the playpen, sudoku, crossword, colourings for kids and much more, there really is something for everything.
I have used the website for quite a few years now. My favourite reward has to be the stress piggy, it is only 200 points and I have ordered quite a few of these in the past as people I show it to ask me if I can get them one. The dispatch and delivery of the rewards is really fast, so this is a good thing. I have earned quite a few points from spending money on play.com and I've also been given extra points on my birthday. Sometimes you can get 5 extra points for clicking on featured offer, and you will see there as the have a pink pig underneath them, these seem to be very rare at the moment though as I haven't had any of these extra points from offers in a while. I have also earned some extra points from the referral scheme, you can get up to 150 points if a friend registers and spends their points on a reward which is quite good, although not as generous as some reward websites.
The main advantages are that there is a wide selection of rewards and you can easily earn points. The website is easy to navigate and there is lots for you to do.
The main disadvantage I find is that I forget to log in to the site when I am spending money online which means that I lose out on quite a few points and sometimes I just go direct to the retailers.
Overall I think this is a great website and I would highly recommend it. It is bright and simple to use and I never get any problems with the website.
"On the pig's back" is derived from an old Gaelic expression "ar muin na muice", meaning "to be on a winner" or "to be a step ahead". Members are on the "Pigsback" because they receive carefully targeted exclusive offers; they can enter competitions and polls; earn PiggyPoints when interacting with the site and Pigsback partners; read or add to member submissions; get hints and tips in areas such as travel and wellbeing. Essentially, the model brings the members the best deals that brands have to offer in their areas of interest. Pigsback.com carefully and progressively cultivates strong consumer loyalty by ALWAYS attending to consumer interests.