“ QuidsInUK created one of the Worlds First Cashback Price Comparison Engines: QuidCompare which allows you to find the products you're looking for without leaving the site. „
Having been an active member of cashback sites since 2004 I've seen many come and go and others stand firm but even some of the biggest have struggled in the last year or so. QuidsInUK is one of those sites that have been around for a number of years now (since 2006) and I believe to be one of the best.
There are different types of cashback sites but all of them offer a set amount or percentage in return for buying from a retailer or signing up to their websites. Some of these sites will pay you 100% commission; some will charge you a monthly fee and others will pay around 50% commission without the fee. QuidsInUK falls into the latter category with some of its merchants but currently lists over 700 retailers with 100% cashback so if you're buying anything online, search QIUK and see if you can get money back on it.
I joined back in May 2007 and one of the biggest incentives on signing up is the free £5 and who doesn't love money for nothing. There is a good selection of cashout methods including cheque (£50), direct debit and Paypal (£20) and Amazon, Play and Firebox vouchers (£20) which although I feel is a little high to reach and can put people off, doesn't include subsequent payments where direct debit and Paypal payouts are reduced to £10 and Amazon etc to £15 - cheques remain at £50. I always opt for direct debit with payments appearing in my bank account a few days after the monthly payment run on reaching the minimum approved balance. As a bonus, points can also be earned e.g. 100 points (£1) for confirming receiving a cashout which can then be converted to vouchers after reaching 500 points.
When I signed up I didn't find it the most user friendly site. Even now there are many areas to the site which makes navigation a little difficult but this is probably the only thing I'd like to see changed. Everything is hidden away under the drop down menus which although leaves it tidy doesn't make it the easiest to find what you're looking for. There have been occasions I've visited and the site has been down but on the whole I find it very reliable and if there is a problem, it will be sorted quickly.
There are times when I like to just browse shops e.g. if I'm looking for an item of clothing I will look through the list of retailers under the relevant categories but sometimes under the general heading nothing will show up (e.g. when clicking Arts). It's only after clicking the subcategories that retailers may appear which I find does take extra time. The Cashback A to Z is better laid out but in this case lists every retailer in alphabetical order. If I know I'm looking for a specific retailer I generally just type it into the search box where there can be quite a few results which may not lead to the link to buy through that retailer however. There is then also a problem that not all of the menu options then show up so requires clicking on another section to then have the option to see them.
The area I use daily however is the 'Daily Quids' earning me a few pence for clicking through to a website or doing a search for a product and clicking through to the retailers page (without the requirement of actually having to buy the product). This isn't the most exciting of tasks but when completing these daily can add up and I like having a little extra spending money. These clicks are generally approved two to five months after clicking them and can help reach the cashout level quicker if also making purchases.
The area of the site called QuidCompare is always one of the first places I will visit however when buying things online. Here QIUK offer 100% commission on purchases and currently list over 700 retailers. This isn't as many as some of the competitor cashback sites but there are many well known retailers. Slightly different to other sites it also shows individual products, their price and how much cashback would be earned on buying that product. There is the ability to compare product prices from various retailers but unless it's something like a CD where it will have its name, some items e.g. clothing can't be compared so it's more a matter of looking around. There is also the advantage of any promotional codes to use on these retailer sites too helping to save even more money. While this section only lists the 100% commission retailers, these can also be found on the main section of the site too so personal choice if searching QuidCompare or the main site.
I feel as though I've been quite negative about the site as although navigation is important detracts from the best thing about QIUK. Customer Service. They offer, without a doubt, 100% customer service and go out of their way to help any member with any query or problem. The statements are updated three times a week and I can almost say without fail. If statements are not updated members can be guaranteed an apology and full explanation of why it wasn't done - which really isn't required as they're generally done the next day.
The site owners also spend a lot of their time ensuring members are paid what they are owed. There are many networks supplying links to these merchants and while cashback is not guaranteed to track they are always chasing up late payments and keep members informed of any updates.
This is mainly where the forum comes in. While QIUK forum doesn't deal with specific account queries (this should be done through support), you can ask questions, point out any problems or ask if members are having the same problems. This is where any announcements can be found regarding the above (updates etc), payments being made or problems, members can ask general questions and even get to know each other. The forum isn't used much which is a shame and while a lot of the information may not be relevant now it's easy enough to see what date these were posted or add a new thread if you can't find what you're looking for. There are a lovely bunch of members visiting regularly and it's a very helpful place - if I've ever had a problem a member will always try and help by giving tips or advice which if it can't be sorted will usually then be helped by admin. The forum is also private so can't be viewed by non-members.
As I've said, I've been a member of cashback sites for years and good customer service is the least you can ask for. I have money sitting in another cashback site and do you think I can get an answer from that site as to whether they're going to pay out? No. It's infuriating not knowing whether or not you are going to get the money you have earned but you know where you stand with QuidsInUK.
I'd say out of all the cashback sites, QIUK is the one I visit most often with its good selection of daily clicks and most of all for the continued support of the site owners. I don't know how many active members there are but it does seem to be a lot less than some of the competitor sites and I think people are missing out because in my experience with growth of other sites, service has suffered whereas at QIUK they will go out of their way to help people. Having used the site so long the cosmetics of the site aren't as important - if I need something I know how to find it and know I can always find help if and when I need it.
One of the best cashback sites you will ever join, on lots of levels. Its run by a couple, Donna and Andy, who are close to their members, and post on their forums most days. They always answer any queries, and keep the members informed as to what is going on with merchants and payments as soon as they know. The site has been around for a few years now, and has a good reputation with the members on other forums and you don't see complaints against them at all!
QuidsInUK is a 50% site, they pay you half the commission they receive from the merchant, the difference between QuidsInUK and most 50% sites is that with clicks that are an old amount eg 5p, they pay 3p instead of most greedy sites will only pay you 2p.
They have a good selection of merchants, and you have two options when looking to purchase, you can go via the merchant link, or you can go into their Quidcompare site and order direct through it and the retailer, apparently using this they pass on 100% of the cashback to you, I can't say I've used it before myself but it sounds a good feature. They have some good daily clicks, including Carsource, Kelkoo, Urban Stone, High Street Web, and some Cashillion and Bizmart clicks. They're biggest pull on merchants is they offer 3.75% cashback at Amazon (up to £5 on electronics) and they are only one of two sites offering Amazon cashback. You do have to do a manual claim for this, so read the instructions before ordering. This works on Marketplace as well as Amazon purchases.
Transactions get updated into your account on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the previous days. Minimum cashout is £20 for first cashout and then £10 afterwards. Payment is by BACS, Paypal, or Amazon vouchers. You can get a cheque if you want to wait till you get to £50. Payments are made monthly, approximately on the 5th of the month, they are automatic if you have set up you're details. You have to remember to confirm you have received the cashback on the site before they will pay you again when you reach payout level. When you confirm you get a loyalty bonus of QuidsInUk points, 100 for confirming each withdrawal. This is worth £1 and when you reach 500 you can redeem these into your confirmed transactions.
They have a referral scheme where you can earn extra points every time you're referred friends make a withdraw you get 1 point for every £1 they withdraw.
As I talked about before, they have a forum, which contains merchant updates, and service updates to the site. Both the site owners will answer any questions and queries about merchants in the forum, and if you have problems with tracking or such forth they are great at trying to get things sorted and helping out.
I've earned almost £400 since I joined in September 2007, almost all of it from free and daily clicks, with Amazon purchases, and I have just under £100 in my unpaid transactions hopefully getting paid soon! Superb site and well worth joining.
Out of all the sites I visit for daily clicks quidsinuk is one of the best in terms of potential earnings and customer service.
When you first join you are given 5 pounds which is a great start. You can retrieve your money in amazon/play.com and firebox vouchers, via paypal, by cheque or direct bank transfer.
Bank transfer and paypal is the easiest - you need 20 pounds for your first payout then 10 pounds afterwards.
With vouchers it is 20pounds first and then 15 pounds thereafter.
If you want a cheque you need to have earned 50 pounds.
The daily clicks are called "daily quids" and while there are not as many as on some sites (for example pink cashback that I reviewed earlier) they do offer a much higher rate of pay comparible with some of the sites that will charge you a five pound fee per year. There are no fees with this site though, all the money you earn goes directly to you.
Their help forum is excellent, and the staff are always on hand to help. Ive asked a few times about tracking and theyve replied to me straight away. Also as soon as someone mentions a broken link it is delt with instantly.
I visit the site twice daily as some clicks can be done twice per day and I prefer to break them up this way. Not including the one 40p insurance quote you can get 45p a day (8p of this is due to the unique to the site "avinagander"link), which makes it one of the highest daily earning sites, and with only 12 links in total to click, this is one of the fastest sites to use. It takes me a maximum of 10 mins to click them all and im on a slow connection.
What I found really useful was that one of the daily click links has a video tutorial to make sure you do it correctly. It would be great if there was more of these for beginners as it is so much easier to understand than written instructions.
As well as doing clicks to make money they have a points system, everytime you receive a payment from them you get 100 points which equals one pound. Also if you refer someone and they sign up your receive 1 point, and then another 1 point for every pound they earn. This money is then added to your total.
So far I have 8 pounds waiting to be confirmed this is as well as the initial 5 pounds, so i should get to the payment amount this week!
I was going to wait to write this review until after I got paid but having read a number of reviews online from people who have had several payouts I doubt there will be a problem with this but if there is I will update when that time arrives!
Quidsinuk is a cashback site basically but unlike others it seems much easier to accumulate cash. I use some of the "Daily Quids" links each day just to add a few pennies to my account. But it's the shopping where you make the money.
Firstly just a few facts, you get £5.00 just for joining. You can get paid out in cash by Paypal or Direct Debit once you reach £20.00 the first time then £10.00 for every payout after that, if you choose vouchers as payment (Amazon, play.com, firebox) you need £20.00 the first time and £15.00 each time after that and if you choose cheque as your preferred method of payment you need £50.00 each time. When you've been paid you have to confirm it each time or they cannot pay you again until you do but as I said I haven't reached that point yet.
There are also quidsin points which can be earned by referring other members and you also get 100 each time you confirm payment. 100 points equals £1.00. I haven't earned any points yet as I was waiting for payment but I do intend to recommend some friends and family soon.
I joined at the end of July and to begin with only used the Quick Quids section and the Daily Quids section which are both links like using search engines for a few pennies or signing up for some brochures for a few more pennies etc. One piece of advice here is don't give these companies your telelphone number! I made the mistake of putting my mobile number on a couple and they hounded me for business until recently when I got shirty with them.
My daily clicks soon added up to a few pounds but quidsinuk really came into it's own when I changed my home insurance. I already knew I'd be changing it so when the time rocked around I used the GoCompare link on quidsin and earnt myself £1.00 for a search I was doing anyway. I also checked the other compare sites not on quidsin in case there were better offers out there but for me esure was the best deal and it was one of quidsin retailers so I could also get cashback.
The cashback for buildings and contents combined is £37.50. For contents on it's own it's £17.50 and for buildings alone it's also £17.50. I used my link, bought buildings and contents combined insurance and waited eagerly for the cash to be added to my account.
This didn't happen after a week and I started to get concerned. After 2 weeks I emailed quidsin to ask them if they knew when it would appear. I had emails along the way from both Andy and Donna who are the administrators and finally it emerged esure had tracked a single policy for that date but not in my username so they'd credited quidsin with just £17.50 (to pass on to their client, obviously the cashback websites get more and don't hand over 100% or it wouldn't be worth their while!) . Donna sorted this out for me and added the correct £37.50 to my account.
I have to admit this glitch made me worry it was going to turn into another mutualpoints escapade where I didn't get anything that was owed to me and no-one answered my emails. However the money is in my account in "waiting" status which means it's not yet approved and cannot be cashed in until it is. Donna and Andy really are very helpful and answer all queries.
The waiting status can take anywhere from 2-3 months to change to approved (I know this because I emailed and Andy replied to tell me this was the case) so it takes a while for your first payment. In fact that's why I'm not waiting to write this until I get paid next month (hopefully) as Xmas is just over 3 months away and I thought if anyone wanted to join and earn some money for Xmas now is the time to get started so your cash isn't sitting there in "waiting" status while you struggle to buy this years top toys!
Like most cashback sites there are a whole host of retailers listed so if you join it's best to check the A-Z of retailers in case a site you already use is listed, why not get cashback as well if you are already planning on making the purchase?
One thing I will say, although I obviously do not think many are silly enough to do this, don't use a company on a cashback website just to get the cash back unless you've checked you're getting a good deal as well as the cashback. That's why I used a compare site both on and off quidsin just to make sure it really was a good buy.
So for the meantime I'm adding some daily and quick clicks to my account until I get paid, if I shop online I check to see if the sites are listed on quidsin so I can have a bit of free cash as well as my usual purchases. I intend to get paid using Paypal, it's the safest way as far I can see and if there are any problems with this I will definitely update to give details.
As many people will have realised I'm a fan of cashback sites as a way of making a little extra money. I will never now go shopping directly at a retailer's website if I know that there is the opportunity to go through one of these sites and thus get a little bit back on my shopping which in effect means that I am paying less for my goods. Now, with me, these sites tend to go in and out of favour but at the moment I am particularly keen on using QuidsInUK because it does seem to offer a little more than most!
When you first arrive at the site you will notice that it is very green - in fact all of the pages have totally green backgrounds which make it look quite distinctive. When you decide to join you have to fill in all your usual details like name, address, email and so on. Once you have followed all the instructions to sign up you will be sent a confirmation email and as soon as you click on this you will earn £5 straight in to your account. This site seems to have one of the more generous sign up offers.
There are a number of ways to earn money on this site with the most obvious being to earn cashback on your internet shopping. There are hundreds of retailers offering anything up to about 25% cashback on your purchases. You can either browse these by going to the retailer A-Z or by entering a search for a particular shop. Otherwise you can search through different categories. I'm looking to change my car insurance at the moment so I can click on cashback categories and then on insurance. There are some very good offers offering up to £37.50 if you insure your car through Prudential. It's always worth checking these out and you can also earn £1 at gocompare.com by finding the best insurance deal for you.
Another great way of making a bit of regular money is by clicking on daily quids and at the moment it is possible to make 63 pence per day just by clicking on various search engines. These are:
Avinagander 2 x 5 pence, BT Tradespace 1 x 2 pence, Buy Central 1 x 5 pence, Carsource 1 x 3 pence, Erdoh 2 x 3 pence, GlobalNet search 1 x 1 pence, Kelkoo 1 x 1 pence, Motors.co.uk 1 x 3 pence, stompbingo 1 x 2 pence, stompsearch 1 x 1 pence, stompconvertjackpotcity 2 x 4 pence, stompconvertmobiles 2 x 1 pence, stompconvertmyfreerewards 2 x 2 pence, stompconvertoptical express 2 x 3 pence, surflash3 x 1 pence, highstreetweb 2 x 2 pence, vansunited 1 x 3 pence and win4now 2 x 3 pence.
As you can see just for a couple of minutes a day, these amounts can soon add up.
There are also what are called quick quids where you will get paid for entering competitions, ordering brochures, signing up to other sites and subscribing to newsletters. payments vary greatly bau can be up to £1 for joining sites. I like to keep an eye on these on a regular basis to see if anything new comes along.
The first thing I always do when I log on to the QuidsInUK site is to check my statement. This is updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and therefore it is easy to keep tabs on your earnings. These start off as pending and it takes about sixty days to be confirmed so although it feels slow to start once you start getting some confirmed payments you can soon cash out.
You can get paid through the following methods:
Direct Debit & Paypal
First payment - £20.00 approved cashback
Subsequent payments - £10.00 approved cashback
Amazon, Play.com & Firebox
First payment - £20.00 approved cashback
Subsequent payments - £15.00 approved cashback
First payment - £50.00 approved cashback
Subsequent payments - £50.00 approved cashback
I assume the first payments are higher to take into account the £5 sign up bonus. I have been paid twice now and I have both times opted for the Amazon payment which has been reliable and quick. They do ask you to confirm when you have been paid though and if you forget you can't cash out again until you do.
There is also a loyalty points system called QuidsInUK points and you earn these in various ways. Every time you get paid and confirm your payment you get 100 points. If you refer others you also get 1 point for every £1 they earn. Then once you have 500 points you will be able to convert them into £5 cash or vouchers. It will be lovely to make a few more points so if you are interested and would be happy to use my referral link then please leave me a message and I will send it to you.
The other thing to mention is that there is a very active forum. Once you sign up on here, members can discuss virtually anything but most of all the best cashback deals. Also, if there is anything that you are not sure of when you join up there is a very comprwehensive FAQ section which is well worth looking at.
So what else can I say? This really is a very good cashback site. It's easy to earn regular money and the payout thresholds are not so high that you feel you are waiting forever to see some of it back! And if you want to do a friend a favour and sign up by using my link we'll both be that little bit closer to becoming millionaires! haha!