The best Christmas present cashback deals this week

John Fitzsimons
by Lovemoney Staff John Fitzsimons on 17 December 2012  |  Comments 5 comments

In the build up to Christmas each week we'll bring you the deals offering you the best cashback on your Christmas present spending.

The best Christmas present cashback deals this week

Christmas is a time to both give and receive. And if you play your cards right with cashback websites, one thing you can receive as a result of your own Christmas shopping is cold, hard cash!

Each week between now and Christmas we'll be rounding up the top cashback offers on the UK's two biggest cashback websites, Quidco and TopCashback. Do your shopping through these sites and you'll soon make a few quid back. 

How cashback websites work

Cashback sites work on a very simple model. Shop via the tracked links on their site and you'll receive a percentage of the money you spend at the retailer back in the form of cashback. 

Let's take an example. I know that I want to do some shopping online at Next. Rather than go straight to Next's website, I go to my cashback website of choice and see if they have a deal with Next. Let's say that this cashback website has a 5% cashback deal. By following the link to the Next website from my cashback website, my spending is tracked.

So if I spend £100, I'll get 5% (£5 in this instance) back in the form of cashback. 

The top Christmas cashback deals from Quidco this week

Asda Direct: 4% cashback on entertainment products including movies, games, video and books (expires 25th December)

Burton Menswear: 20% off code plus 7% cashback (HURRY - expires midnight tonight)

La Senza: 12% cashback plus 10% off code (expires 20th December)

Marks & Spencer: Up to 10% cashback. Order by Wednesday for Christmas delivery (expires 19th December)

Monsoon: 8% cashback (expires 23rd December)

Nike: Free delivery plus up to 12% cashback (expires 18th December)

Office: 12% cashback on all sales (expires 21st December - order by 19th for Christmas delivery!)

Phones4u: £100 cashback on iPhone 5 (expires 23rd December)

The Body Shop: 40% off plus free delivery plus 18% cashback (expires 19th December)

The Entertainer: Double cashback on everything including Furbies! (expires 22nd December)

ToysRUs: 3% cashback on all sales

Virgin Experience Days: 19% cashback (expires 30th December)

Other things to look out for

Quidco has set up a special Christmas section of the site, with gift ideas and weekly prizes.

Plus register your debit and credit cards on the Quidco website and earn cashback when you shop on the high street. Sample deals include:

Austin Reed: Up to 5.4%

Cineworld: 4.5%

Country Casuals: 4.5%

Debenhams: 2%

Direct Golf UK: 1.35%

Feather & Black: 2.25%

H.Samuel: 7.2%

Halfords: 4.5%

Viyella: 4.5%

Vodafone: 3.6%

The top Christmas cashback deals from TopCashback this week

Bank: 9.09% cashback on all full priced items (expires 23rd December)

Beauty Expert: 10.1% cashback on online purchases (expires 23rd December)

Blacks: 8.08% cashback (expires 23rd December)

Dell: 11.11% cashback on selected online purchases (expires 23rd December)

Ebuyer: 10.1% cashback on selected online gadgets and gifts purchases (expires 23rd December)

Groupon: 5.5% cashback (expires 23rd December)

H.Samuel: 12.12% cashback (expires 23rd December)

Homebase: 3.03% cashback on online home delivery purchases (expires 22rd December)

JD: 8.08% cashback on all full priced purchases (expires 23rd December)

Karen Millen: 8.08% cashback plus 20% off all full priced footwear and accessories with promotional voucher code (expires 23rd December)

Lastminute.com: 14.14% cashback on all online ‘Experience’ purchases (expires 23rd December)

Millets: 8.08% cashback (expires 23rd December)

Model Zone: 10.1% cashback on radio control, gadgets and kidzone purchases (expires 21rd December)

Red Letter Days: 25.25% cashback (expires 23rd December)

Robinsons Equestrian: 10.1% cashback (expires 23rd December)

Size?: 8.08% cashback  on all full priced items (expires 23rd December)

Spabreaks: 15.15% cashback on all online spa gift-voucher purchases (expires 23rd December)

Superdrug: 7.57% cashback plus £10 off when you spend £50 and free delivery with promotional voucher code (expires 23rd December)

Tesco Wine: 4.04% cashback on all online wine purchases (expires 23rd December)

The Body Shop: 20.2% cashback for new customer purchases, 16.16% cashback for existing customer purchases, plus save £20 when you spend £40 with promotional voucher code (expires 23rd December)

Warehouse: 7.07% cashback (expires 23rd December)

White Stuff: 7.07% cashback (expires 23rd December)

Zavvi: 5.05% cashback on DVD and Blu-ray purchases (expires 23rd December)

Other things to look out for:

Every day TopCashback will have a new Christmas Countdown deal, with a different retailer offering their best cashback rate of the year.

There's also a daily Christmas competition.

For a limited time only TopCashback has increased its Tell-a-Friend Bonus to a record £15 cashback for every new member that is successfully referred. (Each referred friend must earn a minimum of £10 cashback in their account before the £15 bonus will become payable. Available until 19th December).

All new members who join TopCashback before midnight on the 19th December 2012 can also claim a free £10 Amazon.co.uk  Gift Certificate.

This article is regularly updated

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Comments (5)

  • hobbyhorse
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    hobbyhorse said

    I hate the whole idea of cashbacks. I don't understand what is in it for the suppliers and how they got lured into this system which makes shopping more of a bore than it was already. It must make the goods more expensive than they would otherwise be for those who haven't got the time or technical competence to shop around for all these different deals on-line. Either that or the shareholders are paying for the cashbacks.

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  • Mattie_1
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    Mattie_1 said

    Firstly For Him & For Her gifts mearly point out that they are most suitable for a particular gender therefore is not descrimination. Mere pointing out a fact cannot be descrimination. Thats like saying they should aim advertising for Tampons more at the male market!

    Secondly although you pay more and then get casdh back off it is a form of advertising for the company/brand. Yes it would be great if you could get them cheaper in the first place but then the products or brands would not be advertised so you would not know about them. Therefore you would have to do just as much research into finding a product and the best deal. At least with the cashback site they are in one place!

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