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Wondering what the perks/differences are between quidco and topchashback. You can't use both at the same time right?

For those of you that use these, do you just use one or both? Do you have both and use whichever has the better cashback rate for where you're purchasing from?

I have quidco and love this but not sure whether to also get topcashback

lornaae
12 days ago
What do you think of this?
neo1
neo112 days ago

I have been using both TCB and Q for 14 years and use whichever has the better cashback rate for the merchant i want to shop at. Top tip though just in case you dont know, always make sure you clear cookies before using either to make sure your purchase tracks successfully.

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lornaae
lornaae
Original Poster
11 days ago

That's good advice, thank you, I hadn't thought about clearing cookies but will do so in future

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador12 days ago

I only use Quidco nowadays.

I used to use Topcashback but had a problem with some cashback not tracking.

I know they say cashback isn't guaranteed, but when it's £50 it's a bit galling.

They also seemed uninterested in helping me, and the claim was closed,

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lornaae
lornaae
Original Poster
11 days ago

Oh I'll keep that in mind, I've had a few issues with cashback not tracking on Quidco but every time it has been resolved quickly and with no hassle

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TheChimp
TheChimp12 days ago

I tend to use TCB as their customer service seems to be better.

I gave them a nudge recently about my Sky Mobile cashback, and they paid me out within a week.

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lornaae
lornaae
Original Poster
11 days ago

Oh wow that's good that they sorted it, seems others haven't had such luck, perhaps it's just a case of luck or dependent on the retailer

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seasider71
seasider7112 days ago

I have accounts with both but use Topcashback more out of the two.I'd also echo what others have said about clearing cookies and comparing cashback rates before making a purchase.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana12 days ago

I use topcashback more than quidco but for some reason quidco always tracks better for ebay. I've had declined cashback with topcashback and their cashback guarantee is useless at matching quidco. Both good sites overall.

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lornaae
lornaae
Original Poster
11 days ago

I'll keep that in mind for eBay, and that topcashback isn't as reliable in general, thank you

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hspexy
hspexy12 days ago

I use topcashback now and again, but sometimes a voucher yields a better discount

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lornaae
lornaae
Original Poster
11 days ago

Yes I'm always careful to check this as I know in most cases you can't use both and often I find that there's a better saving with a voucher code, thank you for adding this!

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TheChimp
TheChimp11 days ago

lornaae I disagree.

I've set up new mobile contracts recently via Topcashback and have had quite a bit of money back.

I don't know of any vouchers that could have saved me more money.

Maybe you could share them?

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hspexy
hspexy11 days ago

lornaae you’re welcome 😊

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lornaae
lornaae
Original Poster
11 days ago

TheChimp I know that personally whenever I’ve ordered clothes online from New Look, H&M etc and made order with The Body Shop too they usually offer a discount code that offers better discount than cashback

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TheChimp
TheChimp11 days ago

lornaae Sometimes they also give codes on the cashback site that you can use too, but normally, if you use a code, the cashback will be declined.

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lornaae
lornaae
Original Poster
11 days ago

TheChimp yeah from what I’ve experienced I’ve often had better discount using codes found elsewhere than on cash back sites, but not always, I check both to see

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana11 days ago

I normally find cashback is less than a voucher discount so try for both and many times it works, i.e. used 10% voucher and still get 3% cashback, at worst the cashback will be refused.

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie11 days ago

I’ve had well over £1000 on TCB and had well over £100 declined. Didn’t know you could actually question why cashback hadn’t been paid

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador11 days ago

As I remember it you can raise a cashback claim.

If you go down that route I hope you have better luck than me.

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie11 days ago

blacklabrador unless it was a large amount to be honest with you I really don’t think I could be bothered 😭😭

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen1511 days ago

I used topcashback for a couple of months before stopping bothering with it.. I found every purchase didn’t get approved - it was always left as pending by the seller, especially with ebay sales.. it just wasn’t worth the effort when you got 1% back and most purchases didnt get approved 🙄

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TheChimp
TheChimp11 days ago

I've had over £3000 from Quidco and Topcashback over the years. I don't really use them that often, but it's been great for car insurance and mobile contracts.

And there was a couple of years when we took out breakdown cover with Green Flag and the cashback basically covered the whole premium.

I have had to raise a couple of tickets because cashback hasn't tracked, but I've mostly been successful.

Most recent was £30 cashback on a £6pm mobile contract with Sky, so that's basically 5 months free over the 12 month contract 😊

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lornaae
lornaae
Original Poster
11 days ago

That’s brilliant, I think for insurance etc it’s probably unbeatable, I have more experience using it for other shopping/orders

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aliceehealyy
aliceehealyy10 days ago

Topcashback is good and I have been using it for years- has a large number of retailers that give cashback and even offers for free cashback and snap and save on groceries. I havn't really used quidco much though- I never earnt any cashback on there but use their partner website checkout smart. Overall they are all good for deals and freebies and would recommended topcashback especially

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lornaae
lornaae
Original Poster
10 days ago

That’s good to hear, thank you! I’m the opposite I’ve used Quidco a lot (for maybe 2 years) and not very familiar with TCB, Quidco is really good and I’d recommend it to anyone, I‘ve very rarely had any issues and when I have they’ve been sorted very quickly 🙂

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Getsome
Getsome10 days ago

Quidco is go for booking.com. I keep forgetting to go through it when ordering stuff lol

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lornaae
lornaae
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10 days ago

I’ve forgotten to use it a few times and it’s frustrating when its a big purchase, ordered festival tickets on Ticketmaster last year (came to nearly £500) and forgot to use Quidco then, that was annoying lol

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Getsome
Getsome10 days ago

lornaae Yep tell me about, i done alot of house renovations last year and ordered alot of stuff online and completely forgot about and i spent in the thousands lol

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lornaae
lornaae
Original Poster
9 days ago

Getsome oh wow that really is very frustrating lol! Guess we just have to try and learn from our mistakes😂

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CaroleStrathdee
CaroleStrathdee9 days ago

TSB are not good for cash back I have been waiting since August 19 for payment and customer service are not interested

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296739 days ago

I flip between the 2 depending on who is paying the higher cashback

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lornaae
lornaae
Original Poster
8 days ago

I think that’s what I will do, seems like a good way to get the best out of both 🙂

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