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Use this page to compare us to our closest rival, Quidco, to see how you can make the biggest savings on your online shopping. Competition drives us on to continuously improve our service!


Both Quidco and TopCashback were established in 2005 and now have millions of members earning cashback when they shop online.
Membership typePremiumPlus

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£5 of both Quidco Premium and TopCashback Plus member's cashback is retained each year, in exchange for better offers and support.
Cashback GuaranteeMatch RateBeat Rate

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TopCashback guarantee to match any cashback rate found elsewhere on other cashback websites, and because we pass on 105% of the commission we receive, this means you will not find a better deal anywhere else.
eBay CashbackNoYes (1.05%)

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Now you can save money on your favourite auction site. Get 1.05% cashback when you shop on eBay with TopCashback.
Payouts with added bonus123

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Quidco offer up to a 2% bonus when you request your payout as Amazon vouchers. With TopCashback you get a bonus of up to 25% when you have your cashback paid out via a wide range of high-street gift vouchers, including Marks & Spencer, Argos, Debenhams and more.
Donate Cashback to Charity?NoYes - more than 300

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Quidco do not offer this facility, but you can donate to more than 300 charities with TopCashback when you request a payout.
Number of RetailersOver 4,300Over 4,400

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Both Quidco and TopCashback offer online cashback on around 4,300 merchants, covering everything from car insurance to grocery shopping and even mobile phone contracts.
The above is based on Quidco Premium and TopCashback Plus accounts


*Based on a full comparison of TopCashback displayed rates vs the equivalent rates displayed on Quidco. We also have a cashback guarantee which means we will not only match their higher rates, but beat them!


Both sites offer a paid-for membership, gaining you access to higher cashback rates, more features and bonuses, in exchange for a small portion of your cashback.
Membership TypeBasicPremiumClassicPlus

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Each site offers two membership levels: a free account with the default offers and rates, with an upgrade available for improved service, better rates, payout bonuses and more!
Cashback Rate100%100%



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While Quidco doesn't offer any bonuses on their cashback rates to members, if you choose our Plus account you'll get 105% of the cashback we receive from the retailers, and Classic members get 101% cashback too.
Annual Cost*Free£5Free£5

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Each site offers either a free account, or an upgraded account in exchange for just £5 of your cashback each year.
Tell-a-friend Scheme£2.50£2.50£10.00£15.00

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Get your friend to join and Quidco will give you £10 when your friend earns £5 cashback, while TopCashback offer up to £15 when your friend earns £10 cashback.
Payout Bonus**1%2%Up to 25%Up to 25%

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Each site offers an additional bonus on top of the value of your cashback when you request a pay out. For Quidco, this is 1-2%, depending on your membership level, or up to a 5-25% bonus for TopCashback members. Payout bonuses for both sites are only available on selected payout methods. Can you say "free money"?
Payout Options (view options)331023

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Quidco offer three payout methods; BACS, PayPal and Amazon Vouchers. TopCashback on the other hand offer those same payout options, along with an additional 22 ways to receive your earnings. Some of our most popular options are Avios Points, Boots Gift Cards, Argos and Homebase vouchers, as well as receiving money into your PayPal account.
Faster Paying MerchantsNoYes, over 650Yes, over 2,000

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A feature where cashback from selected merchants will become payable in your account quicker than normal, typically within 14 days of being confirmed by the retailer. While Quidco offer around 650 faster paying merchants for their premium members, we have over 2,000 for both membership levels.
*Taken from your cashback only **Bonuses are paid out on top of any cashback that is being requested as a payout


Quidco have 1 bonus payout option for up to 2% extra.


Compare how you can withdraw your cashback via each site.


As voted for by real members in the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2016.


TopCashback is ranked number one and Quidco number two on independent review site Trustpilot.


Quidco are currently unable to offer eBay cashback.


Some key FAQs about Quidco and TopCashback.
  • Who offers the best rates?

    Each site has similar, but variable rates for each merchant, so the ‘best rates’ depend on which merchants you want to purchase from. That being said, our comparison tool has found that we offer higher rates for the majority of the merchants listed on both sites. Both sites also offer a cashback guarantee to match higher rates found elsewhere, but regardless of whether you use this or not, we almost always offer the highest rates!

  • How does each site make money if rates are 100%+?

    It seems ridiculous, doesn’t it? Surely neither site can afford to keep the lights on if they’re giving 100% of the commission back to you in the form of cashback, and bonuses on top!

    So how do we do it?

    Both sites have millions of monthly visitors, which gives merchants a huge advertising platform to promote their businesses and offers. Both sites use sponsored adverts, offers and features, which are paid for by the merchants to each company outside of the normal commission (cashback) rates. We also receive bonuses from particular merchants which attain exceptional coverage as part of being listed on our website.

    This adds up and allows both companies to manage a large number of hard-working staff and to pass on everything we receive from merchants for individual transactions, plus some extra!

  • Quidco offer live chat and call back support, why doesn’t TCB?

    A lot of the queries we receive (and it’s likely the same for Quidco) usually request an update on how long it will be before their cashback is paid.

    Unfortunately, in the case of both sites, we’re restricted to waiting for the merchants themselves to pass the commission to us first and there is only so much we can do to speed up that process.

    Although live chat and call back support are nice features, the end result is that the transaction is almost certainly not going to be completed any sooner.

    The downside to these features is the set-up and running costs involved: a team of staff would need to be trained and be available throughout the day to answer phone calls and live chat requests, in addition to the email support queries. These costs would need to be reflected in the deals we offer, which would result in referral bonuses, top-ups and plus member cashback bonuses being reduced.

    We currently don’t offer these support options, both because they are unlikely to achieve the goal any faster than email support and it would mean our members would earn less cashback.
  • What other money saving / earning methods does each site have?

    Both sites have in-store cashback, where you can earn cashback in-store on card purchases with selected retailers, and on selected grocery items by snapping and sending a picture of your receipt.

    We both also offer refer a friend bonuses, where you can earn between £2.50 and £2.50 per member you refer to Quidco, or between £10.00 and £15.00 per member you refer to TopCashback, so long as the member you refer meets the minimum earning threshold for the bonus to be paid.

    Both sites also offer several other ways to earn money without requiring a purchase, such as Quidco Opinions. You can answer surveys, take part in free trials and website sign-ups, and get free sim cards on both sites.
  • How fast are you compared to Quidco when it comes to tracking and payouts?

    Because both sites can only add a transaction to your account once the merchant has informed us, there should be little difference in the speed at which cashback appears in your account. Any delays in cashback appearing in your account would almost certainly have occurred if you had made the same transaction using the other site.

    That being said, each site does offer faster paying merchants, a feature where cashback from selected merchants will appear in your account quicker than normal, within 14 days in most cases. Quidco offer over 400 faster paying merchants for their Premium members, while we have over 2,000 available to both our Classic (free) and Plus members!

    Please bear in mind that the merchant will pay both sites for transactions on an individual basis, so one merchant may take a day to process one transaction, but may then take a week to process a second transaction.

    Once the cashback has tracked in your account as ‘payable’, then it is ready to be withdrawn. As for the speed of payout requests, we like to think we're a little bit quicker in processing them: Quidco state that Amazon.co.uk Gift Cards can take up to 10 days to process, while we like to process them for the next working day, or usually within three working days. For BACs and PayPal, Quidco quote a payment speed within 5 working days, while we like to make our payment within 4 working days.

  • Is there a limit on how much I can withdraw at a time?
    Yes, with Quidco you need to request a minimum of £1.01 before cashback is paid to you, while we have a minimum of £0.01 for payouts.
  • Are you available in other countries?

    Yes, both sites have international alternatives for our overseas customers.

    At TopCashback, we have international sites to cover the USA (3,500+ stores), India (400+ stores) and China (350+ stores).

    Quidco have Shoop, which is available in both Germany (2,000+ stores) and France (1,500+ stores). Shoop was originally launched in France in January 2016 and until recently, Shoop in Germany used the brand name Qipu (launched in 2010) with a design that resembled the main Quidco website.

    While TopCashback offer 100% of the commissions paid to us, making us a 100% cashback site, Shoop (and previously Qipu) do not. The Qipu website quoted an example where the site withheld 6.64% of the total commission, making them (at least in this example) a 93.36% cashback site.

    Want to know more about Shoop?

  • I am still not convinced you’re better than Quidco!
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Page was last updated on 08 Sep 2016 10:20 and all information on this page was correct at that time.