Cashback websites are a great way to make some extra cash.
Smart With Cash loves cashback websites. Get a percentage back of your total spend on purchases online or in store. You may also want to use one of the popular trade in cashback websites. Get paid for the things you have lying around the house.
Cashback websites are incredibly popular and memberships have rocketed in recent years. What’s the catch we hear you ask? You do have to sign up and register your preferred payment details often including your bank or card details. This might put you off a bit but they do want to pay you somehow. Most sites will give you a choice of payments into your bank account or vouchers. You always have to go through that website before you make a purchase online. Just make sure that you have cleared your cookies or the transaction won’t track. You might think it sounds too good to be true but the idea behind it is quite simple. Retailers offer incentives to the cashback websites as they are introducing business they might not have received elsewhere. This money is then passed on to the member as a reward for using their services.
Don’t be enticed by a particularly large cashback amount (entertainment and insurance products like to wow with amounts over £100). Shop around first before you click away and then go through the website to make your purchase. Topcashback and Quidco are bookmarked in our browsers.
Cashback websites for trading your unwanted items
Use cashback websites which give you money for your unwanted items. Have a good clear out of old books, CDs, DVDs, games, consoles, mobile phones or clothing. These can be a really good alternative to selling on Amazon or eBay. Music Magpie, Cex or Ziffit are great for most media items. Specialist sites such as We Buy Books for books and use Envirofone or Mobilecashmate for mobiles. For nearly new high end clothing use Hardly Ever Worn It. Music Magpie also accept clothing. If you are looking to get rid of lego try Bricklink or zapper. Try GameXchange or CeX to nab some cash from your old games.
Alternatives to cashback websites
Check out your local buy and sell groups on Facebook. With no fees you don’t have to worry about packaging and postage as most people arrange to collect. Put a card on a supermarket, community centre or church noticeboard. You should get quite a lot of views and adding ONO (or nearest offer) might spark a bit of interest. Just remember to take the card down once its sold or you might end up with lots of calls. Carboot sales are still a hugely popular weekend passtime and you could team up with a friend to split the cost of your stall.
Good luck and whatever cash you make at least you have had a clear out and made some space.