There are two main cashback websites which reward people for purchasing goods and such online. I will now talk about both of these websites in more detail, showing how to earn the most money from both of these sites.Site 1: RpointsRpoints.com is a well respected and rapidly growing internet site, which already boasts thousands of members. This website provides users with the opportunity to earn free cash. As with HBUK, there are no catches, no obligations and no getting inundated with spam. It is simply a way to earn a little bit of money on the side and it is simple and very straightforward to do so.~Join Now~If you sign up to rpoints.com via this website, you will automatically put yourself in line for a £5 bonus. It is a policy at rpoints.com to provide all new members with a 500 rpoint join up bonus. In order to claim the bonus, new users simply have to earn 2500 rpoints and then it will be awarded. It won’t cost you any money to achieve this amount of points and you can generate well in excess of 100 rpoints per day. There is no reason not to join, so go ahead and do so. There are no catches and if you don’t like it then you can always give up. It is a win-win situation for everyone.~Registration~The registration process is very simple and straightforward. The site will only ask you for a few very basic details when you join. They simply ask for your name and a valid email address. They aren’t interested in a home address or contact number of any kind. The next step is to think of a username and a unique password for you account. Once that is out of the way, your registration is complete.~How it works~Unlike many other sites of a similar nature, rpoints.com has managed to keep their points system very simple. Each rpoint is worth 1p so you will always know how much money you have earned. To gain yourself points, you can simply sign up to the free-websites which are listed with Rpoints, such as ‘DatingDirect’, and you can earn yourself around 50points for just signing up for free. This is equivalent to 50p, and there are loads of different websites which you can sign up to, all for free. These are often updated too, so that there are always new websites to join. Another of the ways to gain the points is to simply click onto certain shop-websites and click onto a couple of products. This can gain you around 100points a day, meaning you are easily able to make £1 a day on this alone! More information on this is in the next few sections.~Recurring Points~There are points that you can earn without actually spending a single penny, so they are effectively free money. These come in two different forms. There are sites that offer you a set amount per click, when you select a link from their site to one of the partner sites.An example of this would be kelkoo.co.uk. You click through to kelkoo via rpoints.com and then search for a product. There will be a list of partner sites that stock the item and you will earn set amount of points for doing so. A break down of these sites is set out below.Pricerunner: Earn 10 rpoints each time you click through to a retailer – 10 times per day (requires 20 visits to Pricerunner)Ebay: Earn 35 rpoints when you click through and make a ‘Buy It Now’ transaction.Kelkoo: Earn 6 rpoints when you click through to a retailer – 1 set of points per Unique Visit (earn more points by generating a new IP address)The High Street Web: Earn up to 12 rpoints for each click through to retailer – 3 times per dayDealtime: Earn 15 rpoints per Unique Visit when you click through to a retailer site – (earn more points by generating a new IP address)Price Guide UK: Earn 4 rpoints per day when you click through to a retailer siteCarsource: Earn 2 rpoints per search sessionPlease note that there are restrictions on how many times you can earn points via these sites each day, so do look at the details~Easy Points~There are points available for signing up to everything from Ciao and eBay to dating sites and free competitions. If you decide to sign up for Ciao, you will earn 50 rpoints for doing so. There are always around 30 of these fantastic offers available to users and some of them are listed below.Ebay: When you join eBay, you will be awarded with 300 rpoints. eBay is the worlds largest online market place and has millions of auctions running at once. It is completely free to join, you simply need a credit card and an eye for a bargain. Simply place a bid via the rpoints link within 30 days and you will be credited 300 rpoints. (Remember that you can earn 35 rpoints each time that you visit eBay via the rpoints website and make a BIN transaction)National Lottery: When you sign up and play the National Lottery you will be awarded 150 rpoints for doing so. That is effectively one and a half free plays. Playing online gives you the convenience that allows you to play where and when you want to. You don’t have to worry about lost tickets and not making the deadline.Synovate Consumer Opinion Panel: Simply sign up to this consumer panel and you will be credited 80 rpoints. It is completely free to join and you will be given the opportunity to voice your opinions and earn money and prizes in the process.Emailinform: Simply click through to Emailinform and register for their prize draw. Supply a name, address and email address and earn 30 points.Next Directory: Order yourself a copy the Next Directory catalogue and earn 125 rpoints. Next is one of the best high street retailers of fashionable clothing for women and men, as well as childrenAmazon: Register at amazon.co.uk and earn 500 rpoints when you make your first purchase.All of these offers are well worth taking up. The points soon start to add up and after all you aren’t paying out any money in order to join. There are numerous other offers available and they offers are being added to continuously.~Cashback/Rebates~If you are a regular online shopper, then there is ample opportunity for you to earn money back on your purchases. If the product that you want to buy, is available in an rpoints.com partner site then should you choose to buy it from them you will receive a certain rebate. You can select the shop for the directory and then make sure that you click through to the site via the rpoints.com link, otherwise you won’t get your points.There are hundreds of different online stores and services that offer a certain amount of cashback when you make an online purchase. The cashback offers will reward you with a set % of the amount you spend at a particular site. This doesn’t include things like gift wrapping and postage.These are just some of the online shops and the amount of cashback that they offer:Boots.com: Earn 2.5% cashback on all purchases made at boots.com via rpoints.comCarphone Warehouse: Earn 2.5% cashback on all purchases made at carphonewarehouse.co.uk via rpoints.comCarphone Warehouse: Earn 1100 rpoints when you buy a contract phone and 250 rpoints for purchasing a pay-as-you-go mobile phone. Purchases must be made online and via rpoints.comCD WOW: Earn 3.0% cashback when you make a purchase at CD WOW via rpoints.comJohn Lewis: Earn 2.5% cashback on most purchases at johnlewis.com via rpoints.comNoble Poker: Earn 3500 rpoints when you register at Noble Poker and deposit £50 first time around.~Statements~Each member of rpoints.com has their own individual statement. This shows the amount of rpoints that they have been awarded and the number of which that are pending. This can be confusing for some new members so it is important that it is explained. The amount of pending points are those that are still to be awarded. From appearing on your statement, points should be awarded after 8 weeks.The statements are updated on a weekly basis. It is usually the Monday, but the update can sometimes drag into Tuesday. The recurring points for Dealtime, Kelkoo and Lycos are updated daily.~Redeeming Points~There are a number of ways that you can redeem all of the rpoints that you have earned. There are always new redemption methods being added, aiming to accommodate all of the users. These are the methods that are currently available:Eggpay: 1500 rpoints minimum redemption – you can have your rpoints transferred into any UK bank account via Eggpay. Once you have made the request (you supply a password), you should expect an email entitled richard@rpoints. There will then be a link to a secure site where you should key in your bank details. This should take 7 days.PayPal: 500 rpoints minimum redemption – rpoints can be transferred into any standard PayPal account.Amazon Voucher: 500 rpoints minimum redemption – you can redeem rpoints in blocks of £5 in the form of amazon vouchers. You will be sent an email with the voucher number enclosed within a few days.Moneybookers: 3000 rpoints minimum redemption – rpoints can be transferred to and Moneybookers accountThese are all very reliable and free ways to redeem your points. There are no charges so you will always get the full amount of points that you redeem.~Forums~The rpoints.com bulletin board is always very lively and active. It is extremely helpful for any user, because it is crammed full with important information and advice to getting the most out of the website. It is also the place to pose questions to the moderators and other members of the site, if you have a problem or query regarding missing points, unclear offers or any other difficulties that you may run into whilst using the website. There is also an announcements section that is always worth keeping an eye, to keep abreast of any changes that are taking place on rpoints.com.The forum is also the place to post any offers that you have spotted on the internet that you wish to bring to the attention of other members. There are numerous categories which these fall into, freebies and mobile phones to name two. There can be some real bargains to be had here and if you are looking for something in particular you may just find something that fits the bill. The posts are often accompanied by a link to an online shop or store that stock the particular item. If you buy through that shop then you will earn yourself rebate.~Customer Service~The rpoints.com team do everything they can to respond to your questions and queries as fast as possible. If you post a problem that you have, they will often come up with some sort of answer for you within a few hours. If none of the moderators are around, the more senior members of the site will often give you a pretty solid answer. I think that in this sense, rpoints are second to none. They will always give you a speedy answer, even if it isn’t the one you are looking for.Site 2: HBUKHot Bargains UK is one of the more recent cashback sites to be launched in the UK. It seems to have built upon the success of other similar websites, to take cashback and free clicks earnings to the next level. They have now formed what is almost certainly, the most profitable site of its kind currently in use.The format and function of HBUK is very similar to other sites such as Rpoints and Cashbag. They aim to provide users with a range of cashback, sign-up and free click offers. Hotbargains is paid by other companies and firms to generate click throughs and sales at their site. For example, if you submit an online query about car-insurance, HBUK will reward you about 30p, though HBUK might be getting 50p from it.~Rewards~HBUK offer ‘points’ for tasks done online via their website. For example, they will give you a certain amount of points as cashback for purchases made online. This is the same as Rpoints, who reward their users with points. One point = one pence, and these all easily mount up. HBUK is able to offer these lucrative rewards because they are basically earning a commission themselves, from our activities. This is how the website keeps itself running, and how HBUK operate. This is the same as Rpoints and Cashbag. Without its users these companies will be lost, which is why they try so hard to make themselves appeal to the public.~How to earn~You can earn money daily on HBUK in the ‘recurring points’ section. This section of the website only becomes available to members after a weeks membership has elapsed. Once it appears in the menu on the left-hand-side of the website, you may begin earning a few hundred easy-points daily. This is done from various ‘clicks’. Many of them are for doing online searches, submitting car-insurance enquiries, etc. There are various different clicks called ‘Top Offers’. These pay as much as 30p a time and you can get three or four per day. There is a link to the site ‘Moneysupermarket’ and you can earn the reward of 25p, three times a day, for clicking through and hitting the ‘Apply’ button. There are the usual suspects, such as Dealtime, Kelkoo, High Street Web, Carsource and Price Guide UK also available. These can earn you at least another £1 per day.~Payment~The way that you view your earnings at HBUK is via a special statement, issued weekly to all members via email. This is usually on a Tuesday, but it can be subject to change if the various retailers take longer to report clicks. The statement comes as a Microsoft Word document. All of your clicks are listed in date order, which makes it easy to see how and where you earned your points. If you study it carefully, you can work out where you can improve your overall points earnings.
You can get paid via Paypal – the safe online way of transferring money, or HBUK will pay you by sending out a cheque, or by transferring the money into your bank account. All of these methods are completely safe and the website is very secure. There is currently a minimum cashout amount of £30 in place at HotBargains. Typically these claims will be processed within 7 days of the request being made. As time progresses, the minimum amount should fall well below £30. This only exists as the site is in its early stages and needs time to generate cashflow. There is also the possibility that Amazon vouchers and Eggpay will soon be added to list the payment options.~Forums and Help~The forums list details of various points offers, old and new, that you can benefit from simply by being a member. The ‘Vouchers’ section is a great part of the forum that enables you to save money when shopping on the net and in the shops. There is also a ‘General Discussion’ section for all the chit-chat and a ‘Suggestions’ forum. The forums are a bit quiet at present but there is plenty of useful information to be found. The site is owned by a very competent individual who will always respond quickly to any questions or queries, you as a user of the site, may have. You are kept well up to date with any changes that are happening to the site, via the forums.