The Mirror, 06.02.2008
Smart shoppers have signed up to "cashback" websites that give them access to cheaper online deals and the chance to earn money on purchases.
Father-of-two Robert Pearson is delighted that he joined Quidco in December 2006.
As a member he's earned £1,000 in the past 12 months.
"It's a no-brainer - money for nothing," says 26-year-old Robert, from Edinburgh.
"I heard about cashback sites and decided to find out more. I was about to renew my car insurance and found the same cover £105 cheaper - and I got £90 cashback. I was quids in, I almost couldn't believe it.
"It takes a nano-second to sign in and then I can shop away.
"My biggest cashback was £120 on my home insurance but it's not really about big bucks, it's about being rewarded for doing everyday shopping.
"I'm using my earnings to pay for our holiday - that's one big expense off my mind." www.mirror.co.uk/advice/money/2008/02/06/the-websites-that-pay-you-to-shop-online-115875-20310633/