Rewards And Loyalty Programs

Companies have long used incentives to encourage loyalty amongst customers. Many high street outlets issue cards and award points, exchangeable for gifts and vouchers, every time you shop. Credit card companies sometimes also offer similar programs with cash or points on offer, and airlines offer free flights and other perks to regular fliers. Now this concept is offered on the internet with several companies offering gifts or cashback not only on purchases, but also when you sign up for trial offers, complete questionnaires and surveys or even just visiting websites. The sites listed below are ones I’ve personally used and from which I’ve received payouts.

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Maximiles, where shopping online adds up is a well established incentive scheme where you earn points from your own on-line shopping plus points for visiting sites, completing surveys and reading e-mails. Earn from purchases of computer products, books, CDs, videos, insurance, flowers, electrical goods and more and choose from a list of products including high street gift vouchers, flight vouchers, and vouchers or products from the associate companies including music systems and games consoles.

There are always loads of free points available. I’ve already earned myself DVD’s, CD’s, a £50 Amazon voucher and a music system so far almost without buying anything.

MutualPoints rewards its members with points, exchangeable for cash when they shop online. Receive points when you register and more when you shop with over 500 top sites including: Amazon, ebay, Tesco, John Lewis, Argos & Dell, plus at least 5 points for every e-mail you action (usually at least 1 a day), and daily points for making searches (5 points per search) etc.

Current offers include

* 750 points when you accept a free dvd rental trial
* 375 points for home improvement enquiries
* 150 points for join a survey panel
* 1500 points for a credit card application

3000 points gets you a £20 cheque. I’ve received a few of these. Join up at MutualPoints now is an online club of UK consumers and brands that offers members a range of benefits and special offers including the opportunity to enter competitions and polls, as well as earn PiggyPoints,’s currency. These points can be exchanged for a wide range of goods or vouchers for such outlets as CD-Wow, Waitrose, Costa Coffee, Boots, the Burton Group and a wide range of restaurant chains.

Points can be earned by visiting sites, signing up for free or special offers and purchasing online and by taking part in quizzes, promotional contests and surveys on the site. Free points make it easy to earn regular gifts and vouchers without ever needing to make any purchases, but exclusive special offers mean you’ll often want to shop via the site. You even earn points just for printing out money-off vouchers.
Worth Considering

If you shop regularly online there are many sites offering cashback on purchases but almost all make their money by taking a cut of this commission. TopCashBack on the other hand pay members 100% of available cashback from over 1000 UK websites, instead making money from sponsored advertising. You can claim your payment in cash or can donate to your choice from 14 charities listed on the site.

BritishRewards is a leading UK cashback website with over 225,000 members and 1300+ retailers offering incentives. Unusually it pays out with no minimum even if you only earn 1p!


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