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TopCashback is one of our favourite websites for earning rebates on your online spending. After all, if you’re already going to make a purchase, why not get some of the affiliate marketing commissions paid back to you. So you should always spend a couple of minutes figuring out who offers the best “cashback” for any given transaction.
TopCashback offers a rather dizzying number of payout options – whenever the vendor gets around to paying those commissions to TopCashback. One of those options is Avios from British Airways Executive Club. Instead of receiving £10 in your bank account, you can choose to receive 1050 Avios. This isn’t usually the best of ideas, since cash in the bank allows you to buy Avios cheaper from the likes of Groupon.
However, for the month of April 2019, you will actually receive a 25% bonus. In other words, for each £10 of cashback, you can receive 1,250 Avios instead. For the numerically-inclined, this works out exactly the same as buying Avios for 0.8p each (since you could just as easily send your money straight to a bank account).
0.8p is a price that I believe to be attract enough to consider. Perhaps not if you have a balance of millions, but certainly if you are saving up for a specific reward.
Unfortunately, Murphy’s Law is applying to yours truly… I had been saving my TopCashback for months and months (waiting for a bonus) and then I decided to pay it out just a couple of weeks ago. Having lost a few quid with the collapse of Zeek, I didn’t want to take any chances with my cashback (for what it’s worth I have no insider knowledge of TCB’s financial situation and have no reason to assume that the business isn’t solid…).
Is a 25% bonus enough for you to cash out as Avios instead of money? Are some of the other options more appealing to you? Let us know in the comments section…
Get £15 bonus cashback!
If you don’t already have a TopCashback account, all new members can bag an exclusive sign up bonus of £15. All you have to do is join via this link and you’ll get £15 bonus credit when you spend £10 or more at any retailer included on the TopCashback site (yes, that’s basically free money!).
With the current Avios bonus, £15 could get you 1,875 Avios.
HT to Alex