Archive for March, 2008

Update – 31 March 08

New Alexa Chart

Cashback Chart for end March 2008

The chart for the first quarter 2008 is now up. Previously a chart was put up every month but that has become very difficult now that there are 102 sites to watch. The chart compares the position of the Cashback Site on the 1 Jan with 31 March 2008. The next chart will appear 31 June.





You really don’t like Referral Links!

Just for those of you who are curious –

Recently Cashback News started using Google Analytics just to check out how people use the site. So far on the front page it has been very surprising to see how many people use the non-referral links compared to the referral.

Underneath links that benefit Cashback News (at no cost to you) you will always find a  non-referral link for you to use if you prefer. (“The link above is a referral link. If you prefer to join without this site benefiting, you can use…”)

 No-one used the referral link, 15 used the referral!

For the vast majority of links, the average clicks for the referral link is 0 or 1 clicks, compared to 15 to 30 for the non-referral link.



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Update – 24 March 08


Cashback Guide – New comparison tool


Cashback Guide

Cashback Guide it a new tool searching several cashback sites for the best deal.

Two other services previously mentioned are Frugaller and’s Cashback-Sites Maximiser

Update – 17 March 08

Hi everyone

There haven’t been any updates to Cashback News for a couple of weeks because there wasn’t any big news.

It is often the case that Cashback sites make very small changes to their sites,  but a post about it isn’t put here because each post triggers an automatic email to everyone who has subscribed to be updated in that way and they probably would not welcome too frequent emails about little things.

It may be better to have a single day when Cashback News is updated (like the one below) so that all news, big and small, can be added. This may encourage more  users to subscribe to the email since they’ll know they will only get an email once a week.

What do you think? Contact or Comment on this post.


This weeks News


Today saw the inclusion of the 100th Cashback site on Cashback News, Magic Cashback. There are actually many more than 100 cashback sites – there are plenty of White-Label cashback sites that haven’t asked to be listed yet, and there are probably quite a few cashback sites that haven’t been discovered.



CashBack Xtreme have become the latest Cashback Site to start giving 100% cashback.

Until recently there were only 3 sites giving 100% back and now there are 9. It will be interesting to see if they challenge Quidco’s dominance.



Money Back Madness have dropped their Minimum Payout to £20 after the first withdrawal (£35 for the fist) and have launched Senior Cashback targeting Cashback shoppers over 50.




Ei42 was recently featured on Cashback News as a potential new Cashback site. I asked if it was a ‘Cashback Site’ since they follow a different model from the usual Cashback sites. Since then quite a lot of search engine traffic has come to Cashback News from people searching for “ei42” (and I’ve seen quite a lot of spamming on various sites and forums from its members – have even added it to their filter so no-one can post it on their forums.)

So is it a ‘Cashback Site’? The fact that it doesn’t reveal the percentage cashback returned when making purchases is a big problem so it won’t be listed as a Cashback Site here.


Updates to Cashback News


The Cashback Ranking page will only be updated every 3 months from now on. It has become extremely difficult to collect and process the information from 100+ cashback sites every month. Additionally, Alexa ranking reflects traffic over a much longer period of time. If a cashback site has a really good month, that would probably not have an immediate affect on the alexa rank at the end of that month.

A new Fundraising page is slowly taking shape to list all those sites that give you the ability to give your cashback to a cause. Some let you join as a group to raise money for your group. Others let you give your cashback earned to a charity. This page will be cleaned up and expanded over the next month.

The Latest from the Cashback Sites in the sidebar and Blogs and Updates page now collects the latest posts from the blogs and update pages from 19 sites. The only sites that haven’t been included that have a blog or update pages are Greasy Palm and Wepromiseto who I have not been able to obtain permission from (I’ve tried a few different ways to contact them with no success).


Please comment by replying to this post here.

Senior Cashback

Senior Cashback

Senior Cashback say:

The Money Saving Shopping Community For The Over 50’s

The aim of Senior CashBack is to build a community of savvy shoppers from the over 50’s age group. We will show you how to earn FREE cashback on your on-line shopping and encourage you to join in our forum community where there will be lots of information on issues pertinent to the over 50’s!

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Magic Cashback

Magic Cashback

Magic Cashback say:

Magic Cashback is a brand new cashback reward website offering cashback on your online purchases, you can also earn more cash by completing free offers + Competitions!

On Magic Cashback there are many ways you can be paid, we can offer you Moneybookers (£15 Min Payout), Postal Order (£10 Min Payout), or we have a huge selection of giftvouchers for everyone from HMV, Marks & Spencer, Boots, WHSmiths, and many more high street retailers (£10 Min Payout) So you could earn cash easily as 1-2-3!

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