Thursday, 4 June 2009

Fat Cheese - Cashback New Kid On The Block!


Hi all,

Today I have another interesting cashback website for you - they're called FatCheese, a strange name but they seem to have good offers!

(If Cashback sites are new to you and sound confusing, don't worry - it's a great way to make money online and buy items you were going to buy anyway - see the Cashback Sites section on the right hand side).

A few sites as you all know just get you in on good offers and then once you start to use them, you see those offers dissapear. Some of the sites remain more loyal to customers than others. It seems FatCheese are aiming to be a real contender, with enough going on to keep us all interested, plus with quick customer service response as well but this is my first impression after a couple of months.

Customer service has not always been great with these types of sites, nor do they always share 100% of what they get from suppliers with us. So far my queries have been answered quickly, and my transactions are tracking smoothly, so I thought it was time to write about them a little more.

From what I can see at the moment, they have a good selection of offers on, it might be that some of them are of interest to you now, but you can always take them up another time if you don't need them at the moment. However, these ones seem particularly good, 3 of which involve no spend at all.

Some of the Best Offers at FatCheese today:

- Sky+ at £75 cashback. You can get a free Sky+ box plus £25 Tesco voucher so overall this is worth quite alot - IF you were planning to subscribe to Sky+ anyway.
- Hastings Direct Car Insurance. FREE £20 MOT voucher just for getting a quote, so there is no actual need to take up the offer if yous insurance is not yet up but you want to get an idea of prices.
- T-Mobile FREE SIM cards. £1 cashback for ordering two FREE SIMs. Costs nothing and is useful too if you need some SIMS.
- Gala Bingo. £20 cashback for each new player depositing and wagering a minimum of £5. Essentially you would get £15 free in cashback terms.
- Synovate. £1.35 cashback when you register, easy and quick to do.

As always make sure you clear your cookies effectively (ie: delete all cookies before you log in to the cashback site to make any purchases or register for no-spend offers such as the above SIM cards or Synovate / Hastings Direct) - see my Cashback section on the right-hand side menu for more tips, or request my full guide.

In addition if you follow my referral link:

Fat Cheese

You will get access to an extra £5 to use Coral, currently it's £5 cashback but the above link will give you £10. This will be credited in due course on your statement. You may of course like to check other sites for what they offer, I just thought I'd mention this little extra if relevant to you as that extra £5 effectively pays for your admin fee on FC.

Soon they will be offering a full 10% cashback on purchases at which is a great offer, given that you cannot get any cashback for Amazon. This means if you buy a £15 DVD from via FatCheese you would get £1.50 back, reducing your price to £13.50...

I would love your views on this site once you have started to also use it, so we can all comment on whether they may be serious contenders to Quidco!
They seem to offer 100% cashback rather than 'share' the cashback' with members. They do charge an admin fee but I think overall this will still be worthwhile, especially with the kind of offers they are starting to make available.

As always over the coming weeks I will keep you updated on any other sites and will also be updating my cashback site Guide with more info, removing the sites that have been failing members and updating with fresh offers and new sites.

Enjoy the sunshine out there today!


Jo said...

A new site sounds great. Do you use Freefivers? Have you found any daily clicks for them please? They seem to have dropped Gumtree which was a reliable and fast "merchant" and I haven't found any others on the Freefivers site. I'm just hoping you've found some that I missed...

SavingsNow said...

Hi Jo,

Unfortunately I have not used Freefivers for some time now - their customer service and also daily clicks dropped considerably. They have now revamped their website but I am not sure it isn't just a cosmetic facelift and little more than that! We will have to see over time. I gave up on them but want to still use them to earn enough to get to my payout level - I am only £0.10p away! x

Pete F said...

Great blog, which I found through your comments on The Good Life blog. I have now added it to me blog, Pete Blogs. I am always looking for ways to save money!

SavingsNow said...

Hi Pete great to have you on board! Thanks for your kind comments and I am glad you are finding the blog interesting - hopefully you can save some cash, I like to post ideas but it's a valuable resource especially if we all share what's working for us as ways to save / make cash...

The Daily Click said...

Fatcheese is a brilliant site and have been doing it pretty much since it started purely for the daily clicks. It certainly has started off very promisingly and does appear to be very professionaly run. Definitely a site I would recommend.

As for the earlier question from Jo about FreeFivers. It is now a white label clone site using the system provided by V A C media which are the same company behind eDealsUK. Unfortunately they don't have any daily clicks at all now.

SavingsNow said...

Thanks DC - seems Freefivers are definately on the way down then as unfortunately, I have still had less than satisfactory customer service from them since my last update. Awful site.

Fat Cheese however have answered all my e-mails promptly and seem great for now so a definate replacement for Freefivers.

Now, to get £0.10p added to my Freefivers account so I hit my £25 cashout level...

clive said...

Fatcheese is ace, loads of daily clicks, reliable tracking, 110% Customer Services who even post responses on its forum after midnight and is currently offering 12.50 Cashback for a free 4 issue Time Mag trial