In the build up to Christmas each week we'll bring you the deals offering you the best cashback on your Christmas present spending.
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%
Country Casuals: 4.5%
Direct Golf UK: 1.35%
Feather & Black: 2.25%
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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