How I made £500 with TopCashback

I can’t remember when I started using TopCashback, but I know that it’s been in my money saving journey since I started online shopping. It really is the easiest way to get money for nothing on all your regular online purchases. Carry on reading to find out more about this money saving hack and how I managed to earn over £500 from it!

How I made £350 with TopCashback

How does it work?

The process is simple. Firstly, sign up to TopCashback. Whenever you shop online click through their website (most major retailers are featured on their site), they get commission from the retailer for referring you and you get that commission back!

The trick is to get in the habit of visiting TopCashback before you make any online purchase. You can download a chrome extension that will remind you every time you visit a retailer that offers cashback. Do this and you’ll see the money building up in your cashback account in no time.

Once you’ve earned over £10 you’ll be able to withdraw your earnings. You can withdraw straight into your bank account/PayPal or through one of TopCashback’s retailer partners. Often you will get a bonus if you chose to cash out with a partner retailer – I always claim my cashback as a Tesco voucher to use next time I’m grocery shopping.

Is Cashback safe?

When I’ve explained cashback to people before I’m often faced with questions/concerns. Why would a company give away money for nothing? Is my data being stored? Are my card details safe?

TopCashback aren’t giving money for nothing, they’re simply cashing in on referral commission and then giving you the majority of it! The only data they store is your visit to the retailer and they can’t access your card details. Having used TopCashback for nearly 3 years I haven’t had any security issues! In fact the people at TCB are more than happy to address any concerns you may have.

How I earned over £500

TopCashback Earnings

I make sure to check TopCashback before purchasing anything (including takeaways, grocery shopping, buying clothes & Christmas shopping!). There is also a “free cashback” section where you can earn money without spending a penny. And make sure to check the an “on card” section where you’ll earn just by using your card at selected retailers. But if you want to earn big £££’s, you’ll need to remember to use TCB on your bigger purchases such as utilities and holidays! Here are my top 3 biggest cashback earners:



I recently moved into a flat with my partner and being the money-savvy one I took care of our broadband! I managed to find a great little deal from Sky at £18pm. But having signed up through TopCashback I got £110 cashback + £2.50 bonus (which paid for 6 months!). As well as the cashback, Sky sent me a £50 pre-paid card! Winner!

sky cashback


Mobile phone’s are expensive! When I signed up for my new phone contract with EE last year I made sure to check TCB before buying anything! I managed to earn £60 just for clicking through the TopCashback website (which payed for 2 months of my contract!). At the time of me writing this post EE are offering up to £93 cashback on mobile contracts!

ee cashback


This one is a simple, everyday deal. I spent just over £25 on my grocery shop at Asda and got £7 back in cashback. Yes it’s not a massive earner, but for groceries that needed to be bought regardless, I’m pretty pleased with this one! Not to mention the fact that I hate shopping and doing my grocery shop this way meant that I didn’t have to go traipsing round the store! 

cashback from asda

Seasonal Competitions

TCB love to run a seasonal competition. These usually take place leading up to Christmas, Easter and Summer. There are 1000’s of prizes to be won and usually a grand prize of £1000-£2000! To play you’ll need to log on to your account and guess the answer to a daily clue. I’ve never won the big prizes but usually come away with a few of the smaller cash prizes every time they run one of these giveaways!


Another TopCashback bonus is the tell-a-friend scheme! Once you’ve signed up to TopCashback you’ll be given a unique link that you can share with friends and family. If they sign up using your link (and earn at least £10) you’ll both get a bonus between £5-£20! Sign up using my link and we both get a bonus!

There are other sites that offer cashback alternatives including Quidco, Swagbucks and Boom25 but I honestly prefer TopCashback over all of them! If you want to find out more about cashback, head over to my Cashback Guide.

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