I haven’t made a post in a while and the thought came to my mind when seeing my friend, Jack Saunders, making a few posts on his blog. I couldn’t think of what to talk about at first, but then it came to me – Quidco. For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s a cash back site that gives you money back on purchases done through it for many different retailers including eBay, Amazon, Play and many many more. What’s more, and what sets it apart from other cash back sites, is that it can even work in store. Yes, you simply put your card number into the site and any purchases done in store on that card with the retailers they have on board, you earn cash back on, brilliant! So that’s Quidco in short, now how did I make my £82…
…well, Quidco have many mobile phone network providers in there list of companies. Phone companies know if they can get you with them initially, you’ll likely stay with them for many years, often paying upwards of £20 per month. This means they’ll spend a lot to get you on their network in the first place. So Quidco have many outstanding offers from companies such as Three, Vodafone and T-Mobile.
So this is how I made £81.82 (Okay, not quite £82). I was initially with o2 on a Pay and Go sim topping up £15/month. This was actually quite good as I got unlimited texts, unlimited internet and then £15′s worth of calling credit. However, in September I’m off to University, so I decided I’ll need some minutes (for calling home etc) so decided a contract would be the way forward. Most network providers have some good deals, but Quidco’s cash back offers made all of the deals much more attractive. Quickly I wrote off Vodafone as my brother recently had a bad experience with them. Then I stumbled across Three’s SIM 600 12 month contract. For £15/month I would get 600 minutes, 3000 texts and 1GB of internet. This deal was already far better than what I was getting with my current o2 arrangement.
Now, for the good part. Because I bought my contract through a Quidco link, I earned myself a cool £81.82 just for signing up. Admittedly I am in a 12 month contract, but earning nearly £82 for something I was going to do anyway isn’t half bad! There is only one problem, the money isn’t paid to you straight away; you’ll get it between 90 and 180 days after you start your contract (With Three at least). However, I’m sure that when it finally does make it into my account, after being a seasoned Uni student for a few months, I’ll gratefully appreciate it.
So if you’d like to make a bit of money whilst moving to a better phone contract, check out Quidco and their amazing offers!