Did you know that you can earn money back on your high street shopping as well as your online purchases via cashback website Quidco?

Quidco High Street is a very simple idea, but it could give your bank balance a healthy boost.

The idea is that you register your credit or debit card with Quidco. Then when you use that card to pay in certain shops, you’ll get cashback, just as you would when shopping online.

You only have to entre the long number of the front of your card too – there’s no need to enter the expiry date or security code, so it’s absolutely secure.

A number of retailers require you to ‘activate’ their cashback offer. It’s well worth doing so though, as you will generally get an even bigger amount of cashback!

All you have to do is go to the Quidco High Street section of the Quidco site, and then click ‘activate offer’ next to the relevant retailer. You can also activate offers using the Quidco app.

For example, you can currently get 1% in-store cashback when I shop with Ernest Jones. But if you ‘activate’ the offer, you can earn a whopping 3% over the next couple of days!

Show me the money!

There are currently more than 40 retailers taking part, covering everything from fashion and food to taxi journeys.

The table below outlines some of the deals you can currently enjoy.

Retailer

In-store cashback offer

Boosted cashback if you ‘activate’ offer

Blue Inc

3%

6%

Debenhams

2%

-

H. Samuel

2.5%

5%

Halfords

7%

-

Moss Bros

-

4%

Mothercare*

-

5%

River Island*

1%

5%

The Entertainer*

2%

5%

Thomas Cook*

1%

2%

Vodafone

-

3%

*Visa only

As you can see, it’s well worth activating offers where necessary as the cashback rate at least doubles – in fact at River Island activating the offer secures you five times more cashback!

It’s worth noting that some deals are only available if you pay using a Visa debit or credit card.

How long do I have to wait for my cashback?

As with all cashback deals, the money doesn’t immediately appear in your bank account. Instead you’ll have to wait a couple of weeks for the money to track.

Quidco says it’s a good idea to hang onto your receipt until everything has tracked, just in case they need to chase the retailer up.

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Getting rewarded for spending twice!

One of the best things about cashback websites is that you can essentially earn two lots of rewards for your spending.

For example, if you register a Tesco Clubcard Credit Card as your primary card on Quidco High Street not only will you earn cashback when Iyoushop in certain retailers but you'll get Clubcard points on top too!

However, you should bear in mind that you can’t register an American Express card with Quidco High Street. That’s a shame, as American Express offers hands down the best cashback credit cards around.

Other cards that are excluded from the scheme are Barclaycard Football (MasterCard), Diners Club, Discover, JCB and Debenhams (both MasterCard and store card).

Earn money back on your everyday spending with a cashback credit card