Kelkoo launches browser toolbar to earn cashback while shopping online
Posted on 1 Apr 2010 at 14:50, by Jim Martin
Kelkoo has launched a free toolbar which provides easy access to cashback deals from over 1,000 of the UK’s leading online stores including B&Q and House of Fraser and over 2,000 voucher codes from 700 online retailers.
This means you can shop freely anywhere on the internet and the toolbar will automatically display a pop up alert whenever you visit the website of a participating retailer. With the average online shopper spending £1,100 online each year, downloading the toolbar could generate as much as £220 in cashback alone.
According to research by Kelkoo.co.uk, British shoppers are missing out on an estimated £3.2 billion in cashback each year. Typically, shoppers using the new toolbar can expect to earn up to 20 per cent in cashback savings, and as much as 35 per cent in voucher code discounts. However, to celebrate the launch of the new toolbar, Kelkoo is offering double cashback throughout April to anyone who downloads and uses the toolbar.
Once downloaded, the toolbar sits on the web browser and does all the hard work for you. Voucher code offers will instantly save you money once the relevant code is entered on the retailer’s checkout page. Meanwhile, Kelkoo will automatically keep track of its your cashback earnings and issue a cheque as soon as £12 has been accumulated.
For example, if you buy a Plasma TV from House of Fraser, the toolbar will automatically alert shoppers to the 3% cashback deal on offer. In monetary terms, this means you could earn £46 back on the original price of £1,549; although if you purchased the TV in April during the double cashback period you would earn £92. As this is more than £12, a cheque will be issued once the purchase has been processed. Some retailers are offering both cashback and voucher codes on the same items. For example, Austin Reed is offering 6 per cent cashback and £10 off orders over £100. That’s a regular saving of nearly £34 on a suit costing £400, or almost £57 with double cashback at 12 per cent.
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