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Cashback: Not the Supermarket Kind

Posted by [email protected] on June 1, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (1)

If you frequently buy things either online or in real life at a regular shop, then you will probably have heard of the term cashback before at some point. You may have been offered it when buying your weekly food shop, starting a new mobile phone contract, or even when just buying yourself a nice new pair of shoes online.

What exactly is Cashback?

Although the cashback that is offered to you in the supermarket has the same name, it is actually something quite different to that offered when taking out a new phone contract or buying something online. The cashback offered at the tills is just a service that allows you to withdraw up to or sometimes over £50 from your bank account. This is your money and cashback at supermarkets can pretty much be treated in the same way as when you use a hole in the wall or ATM.

However the cashback offered online when you go to purchase a new mobile phone contract, item of clothing or whatever you like is completely different. Rather than taking some of your own money and giving it to you, the retailer in which you are purchasing from actually gives you some of their money.

It sounds absurd but in the ever increasing competition that online retailers are facing due to the ease of opening a new store online, retailers are having to offer more and more incentives in order to win your business. Even the larger, more reputable retailers such as Argos are finding that they have to offer incentives such as discount codes.

How Does Cashback Work?

In a nutshell, cashback is the same as a discount. If something costs you £100 and you are offered £5 cashback then it is really only costing you £95, which is exactly the same as a 5% discount. The way it works is often slightly different to a regular discount, in the sense that although in the example above you would get £5 off of the total cost of your purchase, you won’t get it immediately at the checkout like you would had you have used a promo code.

Instead the cashback provider – which can either be the retailer themselves or a third party – records your order and offers you the cashback at a later date – usually within the next 30 days. The reason that this is done is to prevent someone buying £1000s worth of goods with cashback and then returning them the very next day at full price.

There are a few leading websites in the UK that offer cashback such as Quidco and Top Cashback among others. All you need to do in order to start benefitting from the cashback is register an account with them, and then clock on the links that they provide in order to redeem the cashback on any purchases that you make.


The cashback provider earns commission on everything that you buy because you are using their affiliate links to order. As a token of their appreciation (and to get you to do the same thing again next time) they then offer you some of the savings. Depending on the store this can range from 2% of the total cost of the order all the way up to 10% and occasionally even more.

Why Cashback Websites Rule

The great thing about cashback websites is that once you’ve registered you can still continue to save money on every order that you make online. Unlike voucher codes, cashback deals tend not to have an expiry date so you can save every single time you shop.

It’s worth noting that different cashback websites may vary the percentage in which they offer you. As a result it’s often a good idea to register with all of the leading UK cashback providers and check which offers the best deal at the time in which you want to make your purchases.

Be wary of smaller cashback websites offering cashback percentages that sound as though they may be too good to be true. The chances are that they are. Sometimes these rogue websites may not actually honour their promise of the cashback which means that you’ve paid full price for something and it was too long ago to return it and order it again from a legitimate cashback website due to the time in which they usually take to pay the cashback (typically 30 days) – leaving you well out in the cold.



The Discount Code Website that Could Save You a Fortune

Posted by [email protected] on May 4, 2016 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (4621)

If you regularly shop online then you could be missing out on literally hundreds of pounds in potential savings if you do not take advantage of discount codes for Argos or any other leading online retailers.

For the past three or four years, discount codes have been taking the online shopping world by storm. Nowadays it seems that there isn’t a shop online that will allow you at least 10% off just by clicking a few times and copying and pasting a code into that oh so magical box.

Voucher code websites are popping up left, right and centre and you can hardly type in the name of a store on Google these days without advertisements at the top for promo codes and deals for that store. The problem is – with so many different promo code websites to choose from – how do you know which ones are offering you the best deal?

In short, you don’t. And there is no real way of telling unless you want to do some serious legwork. Fortunately, we have done this legwork and have been reviewing the various discount code websites for well over a year now. This means that we can see which ones are reputable, and which are just a flash in the pan and will highly likely give you nothing but a 404 error in a few week’ time.

Most promo code related searches are dominated by sites like Voucher Codes and Groupon but these websites are very popular now and on several different occasions have not quite offered us the best possible deal. Instead we find that websites like this one offer far more Argos discount codes and deals – and they are displayed in such a way that it’s easy to identify and to use them.

We put the Voucher Slug website to the test by comparing it with the other leading websites. For this example we used Argos, so that we were searching for Argos discount codes and this is what we came up with.

As you can see in the above screenshot, voucherslug.co.uk clearly displays the store logo so that you can tell that you’re looking for a discount code for the correct store – in this case, Argos. There is also a small live picture of the argos.co.uk website at the top left hand side, so you can tell that the page has been updated at some point recently.

Another thing worth noting is that fact that all of the discount codes are specific. There is no “Save 10% at Argos” spammy generic nonsense that a lot of the leading voucher code websites have just so that you click the link and they can’t plant their cookies and make money on everything you buy whether you save money or not. All of the Argos discount deals on voucher slug are well defined, and detailed so that you can immediately see that you can save 10% on homewares, 20% on toys etc.

In addition to this, the terms of the discount are often set out within the title of the discount code itself. For example “10% off vacuum cleaners over 100 at ARGOS”. This means that it is absolutely clear that you have to spend at least 100 in order to benefit from the 10% discount. Many other websites will not provide you with such information, which means that the promo code will be absolutely useless to you if you plan on spending less than 100.

Not only is the design tidy, but the information about the deals and promo codes is honest and accurate, and the deals seem to be a lot better too, which are the main reasons that we highly recommend the voucher slug for any form of Argos discount codes.


Discounted Furniture Toys and PCs at the Argos Big Red Event

Posted by [email protected] on April 15, 2016 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

You might have seen an advert for it on TV, or heard people talking about it in passing, but you may not necessarily know what it is or have heard of it before. The Big Red Event is the latest promotion to be offered by Argos – one of the UK’s leading retailers.

After looking more closely at what the Big Red Event entails, we’ve noticed that some items have been discounted by as much as 50% - making them half price. In terms of discounts offered by large retailers, this is particularly high and quite possibly one that cannot be beaten.

Head over to their website now to avoid disappointment and be sure that you won’t miss out on amazing deals on thousands of product lines in store at Argos or online at argos.co.uk.

They have slashed prices on thousands of items including outdoor patio furniture, trampolines and other unmissable outdoor bargains. This provides the perfect opportunity to get out and freshen up the garden so that it’s ready for the summer.

You can also keep the kids happy for the upcoming summer holidays with thousands of prices slashed on kid’s toys from Chad Valley, Disney and many other leading toy brands.

While the children are outside playing in the sun you can either enjoy the peace and quiet indoors, or you can take the time to catch up on your soaps with massive discounts on dozens of TVs. There are also big discounts on kitchen appliances, dining room furniture and furniture for all other rooms within the home.

For more details, just visit http://www.argos.co.uk/pricecuts

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Posted by [email protected] on April 11, 2016 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello and welcome to the blog. There are lots of exciting things going on around here at the moment so if things are looking a bit on the untidy side then please bear with us. We are currently researching a plethor of good deals that we will be posting right here on this page in due course so that you can save money on your next online shop.

Expect to find tons of money-saving promo codes, offers, deals and sales here over the coming weeks. If you're planning a big spend online any time soon then we would highly recommend waiting for this website develop because we're very confident that you won't bed disappointed with the savings that you can make!

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