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Member Name: WoozleWife
Advantages: So many retailers are affiliated it is amazing what you can earn by going through Quidco.
Disadvantages: Some may feel that £5 a year is too much to pay for hundreds of pounds back in your pocket
I joined Quidco back in 2009 from a referral from a very good friend of mine.
The premise of Quidco is much like many other cashback sites, they are affiliated with hundreds of companies, some well known, some not so well known. They cover all kinds of shopping, from DVD rental to Car Insurance. They have sections where you can print off money saving coupons from restaurants and look for freebie offers - although mainly things like doing online surveys and earning yourself a few pence each time.
Quidco take £5 each year out of your earnings as your membership fee. If you don't use Quidco in it's fullest potential £5 may seem like a lot of money. Some of the cashback on offer may seem minimal, but if you were to use Quidco for the majority of your purchases, it soon adds up.
They also have an option to register your debit card so that shopping at certain high street shops can earn you cashback too - such as Debenhams, B&Q and even Cineworld Cinemas (even better doing 2 for 1 Orange Wednesdays and getting some cashback too!)
Since joining I have earned almost £400 in cashback just buying things I needed (not going out of my way to get things purely for the cashback on offer).
1. Switched energy supplier - earned £120
2. Upgraded to Sky+ - got £85 cashback and £100 of M&S Vouchers that went towards buying wine for my wedding!
3. £55 cashback for home insurance.
Pretty handy thing when you are on a budget, looking to save money and able to earn a bit extra just for getting the things you were going to buy anyway.
Yes there have been some niggles along the way - some purchases have taken a long time to pay out - something they have been working on. I had an issue where a few of my online purchases during one month hadn't tracked - but I raised claims on them and got them dealt with.
Their customer service is good, easy and understanding.
Now whenever I think of buying something I will always check on Quidco to see if the shop is on the list and what their offers are.
In this day and age when money is tight and you are looking to save some pennies - it's well worth a look. Certainly worth it if you are looking for a new energy supplier or a new phone contract etc.
For the sake of £5 a year I've earned close to £400 that I wouldn't have had otherwise.
Summary: A great cashback site - well worth it for any big purchases you are planning to make.