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Refer a friend – Save money

September 14, 2018

I have always been the person to go out of my way to find the best deals and save a buck or even get free money. The below list are the services that we personally use and are unashamed to share the refer a friend links that the companies provide!

As someone moving to the UK – this is a quick way to earn extra cash whilst signing up for things you already need. Again for full disclosure, we personally use all these services and have tabled what we get for the referral and what you get for using the links provided.

The below contents are accurate at the time of writing and will be updated on a periodically (see when post is last updated.)

 

Summary

Retailers

What you get

What we get

TopCashback Nothing at this pointWe receive a £7.50 cash back for each referral
AirBnb£25 Travel Credit£15 Travel Credit
Nationwide FlexDirect Account£100 Cashback£100 Cashback
American Express22,000 Membership Rewards9,000 Membership Rewards
Three Mobile£25 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card £25 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card
Virgin Media £50 off your next bill £50 off your next bill
Transferwise Free international transfer of up to £500 £50 per referral
Instarem 475 InstaPoints (Redeemable for Fees) 400 InstaPoints (Redeemable for Fees)

 

TopCashback  

What is it?

TopCashback is the leading cashback site for the United Kingdom. It has the biggest range of retailers that offer cashback on your purchases if you click through their links. It is free to use and can get great discounts. Always check TopCashback before any online purchases.

What do I get?

Nothing at this point

What do we get?

We receive a £7.50 cash back for each referral

 

AirBnb

What is it?

We have saved so much money over the years by opting to book AirBnb’s instead of hotels. Being able to book more centrally and experience what a city is like is great.

What do I get?

£25 Travel Credit

What do we get?

£15 Travel Credit

 

Nationwide FlexDirect Account

What is it?

Nationwide is one of the major banks/ building societies in the UK. For opening their Current Account (FlexDirect) you will actually earn 5% interest up to £2,500 for having money in the account.

Here’s how you can get £100 when you switch to a Nationwide current account.

  1. Open one of our current accounts
  2. Then do a full account switch to move your existing account to us
  3. Enter your switch code

For more information see their FAQ page.

What do I get?

£100 Cashback

What do we get?

£100 Cashback

 

American Express

What is it?

American Express Credit Card is widely accepted in the UK and is my main card to transact as it gives members reward points.

What do I get?

22,000 Membership Rewards points when they apply for the American Express® Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card, are approved and spend £2,000 in their first three months of Cardmembership.

What do we get?

9,000 Membership Rewards points for each approved friend

 

Three Mobile

What is it?

Three is a major telecommunications provider of mobiles and have some of the best value plans and pay as you go deals. The best features are its high data limits and free EU roaming for select packages.

What do I get?

£25 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card

What do we get?

£25 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card

 

Virgin Media

What is it?

Virgin Media is a broadband, phone, and television provider which do great package deals. Although we don’t use the home phone and television – it is still great value broadband for the speed.

What do I get?

£50 off your next bill

What do we get?

£50 off your next bill

 

Transferwise

What is it?

Transferwise is a international transfer and payments service. It now has a lot of new features like borderless accounts which allow you to hold and transact in many different currencies. I like them for their mid-market rates and transparency in fees charged for foreign exchange.

What do I get?

Free international transfer of up to £500

What do we get?

£50 per referral

 

Instarem

What is it?

Instarem is a international transfer and payments service. It charges less fees than Transferwise but has less features. It is probably one of the most competitive on the market (after Revolut)

What do I get?

475 InstaPoints (Redeemable for Fees)

What do we get?

400 InstaPoints (Redeemable for Fees)

 

 

 

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