Does Quidco work through educational store? (UK)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sarah3585, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. sarah3585 macrumors regular

    sarah3585

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    I want to buy an imac today at 6pm I'm going to uni to order it through the HE store. Quidco is giving 4% back at the moment which is going to be about £40 for my purchase. Does it actually work when you do it through the educational store?
     
  2. AndyR macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, used it earlier this year to get my MBP and got £36 cashback.
     
  3. sarah3585 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awsome, thanks! shame i didn't use it on my macbook, won't make that mistake again.
     
  4. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    Now, would it be pushing it to try this and the iPod deal...?

    How does this work exactly with the Education Store? Could anyone post their experiences or a run-through?
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Maybe im too sinical of things on the internet but when i stumbled across Quidco i thought it was a scam and dismissed it.

    What excactly is it
    How does it work
    Do i have to give personal details

    Are your expereinces favorable (I'm assuming this to be true)
     
  6. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    It gives you the referral fees that companies pay the "middlemen".
    They take £5 each year, not transaction, out of the money that you receive but if you don't get anything, they don't either.
    You give a Paypal address and name.
     
  7. AndyR macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was a scam as well so didn't use it for ages, but tried it a few months ago and since then had around £50 cashback.

    All you do is:-

    1. Sign up for an account which is free (no credit card details needed)
    2. When you go by something IE from Apple, sign into your quidco account and go to the Apple link in Quidco.
    3. This opens the Apple store or whatever store you want in a new window and has a cookie which tracks how much you buy.
    4. Once bought you get a %age back in your Quidco account cashback
    5. You can then transfer these out via Paypal or to your bank, simple :)

    Some shops work slower than others. EG. Apple credited me £36 for my MBP within a few days, yet Play.com took a few weeks, and Tesco took over a month. But as its free money its not a problem to wait.

    Go for it!
     
  8. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    So is it OK to switch it from the normal store to the Education Store?
     
  9. AndyR macrumors 6502a

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    Yep as long as you go from the link in Quidco to the main store, then go to Edu it works fine, well it did for me anyway.
     

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