How to make money at university and kill that student loan #3: cash back

As my son approaches university, I decided I would try to teach him how he can make, save, and spend money on a student budget. I have written about user testing and survey sites, now it’s the turn of cash back.

This is easy. Sign up to TopCashback and Quidco and route your normal online shopping through these sites. (You can use a Chrome extension to alert you to offers.)

Earnings: logojust paid me £37.66 (they took an annual fee of £5) for about six months. logo is at £31.13 (most of that came from simply buying my daughter’s new mobile). You can withdraw to your bank account or Paypal. They also pay slightly higher amounts if you withdraw as a shopping voucher (e.g. 5% bonus for an Amazon gift card)

Pretty easy stuff. You just need to remember to do it (which why the extension is worth downloading).

Total: ~£10 per month on average. Save up for Christmas presents?