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- Using cashback web sites
Sat 7-May-11
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Danny
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Fiona's mum gives us her Oldie magazines in batches of three or four at a time and they go straight to the top of the pile in the bathroom. Great for dipping into.

A reader's letter caught my eye regarding how to properly benefit from the rash of comparison web sites. By all means use these to find the best deals, but do not click through their links to make your purchase. Instead, use a cashback site like quidco.com (charges you £5/yr) or topcashback.co.uk (free).

The writer claims to have earned £450 from quidco "in the past couple of years" through purchases of insurance, energy, holidays and even small things like ink cartridges.

Obviously, the comparison web sites make a good commission, as evidenced by the vast amounts they spend on advertising, whereas the cashback sites share the commission with you.

I have never used these cashback sites but I most certainly will from now on.

BTW: I so detest the gocompare TV ads that I have vowed to never, ever, visit that abomination's 'web site! steam

Do any of you have experience of using cashback sites?

Never knowingly underfed

Sat 7-May-11
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this looks interesting and it is something I have never heard of!

Sat 7-May-11
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UK Readers pay £1 to join the co-op as a member and you can get free advice on the phone  on personal injury claims,will writing,probate, estate administration, conveyancing and employment law. From October they will be able to handle divorces,property transactions and other legal tasks in direct competition with solicitors. Should bring the fees down , full story in today's Times .

BTW Confused.com is owned by Admiral.wave

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Wed 11-May-11
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Thanks for that useful info, Seth. I did not realise that you can actually join the co-op. I think we will sign up today.

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Wed 11-May-11
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Danny said:

I did not realise that you can actually join the co-op.

What - don't you have your dividend card?  eeek

I'll try that again!

Wed 11-May-11
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My goodness, Danny, I have been a member of every co-op where I have lived over the years. (London, Oxford, Nottingham....) I must have abandonned lots of small sums when I moved away. And I must chase up the divi that I don't remember getting in the last year. I used to use the co-op travel agency in the past, a useful source of divi if they are as cheap as other places to book.

Wed 11-May-11
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Ah, guys - you forget that I am a foreigner, from a place where the co-op has never reached.

(spoken in a cheesy Chinese accent that is so non-PC !!)

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Thu 12-May-11
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roll_eyes   big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Thu 12-May-11
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Danny, some excuse! big_laugh

I am from even further afield, across the pond. Co-ops exist there, too, but they tend to be very local and regarded as suspiciously socialist in some quarters. I just think they are a good idea.

Thu 12-May-11
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Aaha the answer to the old conundrum on why  the Irish have poultry wandering about the house they have no coops !  devil      runaway

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Thu 12-May-11
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big_laugh big_laugh

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Thu 12-May-11
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big_laugh   big_laugh  

We can rely on you, Seth  -  smile

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Thu 12-May-11
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Don'tcha just love him?  big_laugh

I'll try that again!

Wed 8-Jun-11
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I have used quidco for 4years , not as good as it used to be but i average around £400 a year, take time and search it their is money to be had for nothing , out their.

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I have been using TOP CASH BACK  now for around 10month earned £242 , not a bad wee earner ?

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