So when I’m booking tickets to far flung places, a few pennies back in my pocket aren’t a bad thing exactly.
But sometimes I wonder why I do this. Lets take a case in point with FlyBe, as I need to be in Paris in January (for something quite fun, but that’s besides the point). FlyBe has the best price on that segment, so I headed off to book a ticket.
Quidco offer 1% Cashback on the flight. Well, it’s not going pay for a banker to lift a finger, but I’m game as the saying goes.
The flight came in at a total of £49.99 (Including the £5 to pay on a credit card), so we’re looking at 50p cashback if we’re lucky.
It gets better. Because FlyBe only pay out on the FARE portion of the ticket (ie – non imposed surcharges). So that £49.99 drops to……. wait for it…
Which means cashback grand total of…
And I ask myself why I bother sometimes going through online shopping portals when there are such riches to be had….
Although saying that, 4.5% on a Ibis hotel stay will net £2.38 on a £51 stay that’s related to this trip. A bit better. Not much granted, but there it is (and better than Hyatt who pay a derisory 3% on a hotel booking)
* For those who are remotely interested and want to join Quidco through my affiliate link it’s http://www.quidco.com/user/379602/1746671/. When you earn £5 through it, you’ll get a £5 bonus, as will I… though do buy insurance or mobile phone contracts through it. Flights and Hotels are sometimes not worth the effort….