£120 cashback from Virgin Media: deadline today

5 June 2009

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/1253/bransonvirgindm0207468x.jpgThe Hot UK Deals community has sussed out a terrific deal from Virgin. If you were thinking of signing up for a Virgin Media cable bundle, now is the time. Sign up through Quidco, and you'll get £120 cash back, which is double what you usually get.

This applies to all Virgin cable packages. If you sign up for landline, weekend calls, TV, and broadband through Quidco, your monthly rate is brought down to £13.33 per month with the current free installation deal and a bonus £20 on your online bill, which is not that much more than the £11.25 you'd pay for just a landline.

There are a few things to keep in mind, however.

1. You have to join Quidco first. There is an annual subscription cost of £5. This is not charged to you, but taken from your Quidco earnings. After you're registered, use the Quidco links to Virgin. This way, Quidco will track your actions on Virgin and your purchase will be registered with Quidco in your account.

2. If you've visited Virgin's website recently, you may have a cookie on your computer that would prevent the sale from being registered to Quidco. You'll need to delete the cookie if you have it.

3. If you read the HUKD thread, Virgin has let customers down in the past when it comes to cashbacks. Also, cashbacks are a bonus, and not a right, so do take that into account.

4. Once you sign up via Quidco, you'll see a £65 credit on the site. Quidco confirmed that the rest will show up after installation.

5. Making calls to mobile phones with Virgin is expensive, so factor that into your decision.

6. Friday, June 5 (which is today) is the deadline, so hurry and hop on board!

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  • Song B.
    You might want to point out that if one has already been to the Virgin Media website they will need to clear their cookies or use another browser that hasn't been de-flowered, to ensure their first visit to the site is recorded as coming from Quidco to get the cashback.
  • Virgin S.
    I wouldnt go back to Virgin if they paid me! While theyre cable service might be ok, their ADSL is awful and so is their customer services. Even if they where totally free every month forever I still wouldnt use them.
  • acecatcher3
    if u always use internet explorer normally, id recomment u download firefox and only use it for shopping thru quidco...or vice versa. thats what i do and havent had any trouble....on the quidco site there is a page which advises you on how to maximise ur chances of getting your purchases tracked.... Luke
  • acecatcher3
    if u cba to look thru the help page on quidco, here are the tips... Here are some best practices for consistent tracking. (We'll go into more detail on the first two items in the next section.) Make sure your computer & browser are configured properly. Clear cookies & cache, disable pop-up, ad, & image-blockers. Log into Quidco and click on the merchant link on the Quidco site. Don't type anything in the address window of your browser after logging into Quidco. Don't open any other tabs or windows in the same browser, or click on any links in tabs or windows that may already be open. If you must visit another site before completing your purchase, please use a different browser to do so. Interrupting the browser session that started from Quidco can affect tracking. Don't use voucher or other discount codes unless they came from the Quidco site. Doing so may cause the referral to come from the code issuer rather than Quidco. Don't use "refer a friend" programs or promotional links from other sites. Remember, if the referral isn't seen as coming from Quidco, you won't receive cashback. Complete your purchase online, all in one session. If you decide after check out that you want to purchase something else, close the merchant site window and start the process over from the Quidco site. Don't retrieve previously-saved items in your shopping cart; start completely from scratch. If you're buying insurance, make sure you start from a completely new quote; don't retrieve a saved one or use a renewal offer if you're already a policy-holder. If the merchant you are using allows "reserve & collect" for cashback, don't change the original order in any way when you collect your purchase. Adding items to the sale at the point of checkout, or using discount cards or vouchers can override the Quidco referral. Telephoning the merchant to complete or modify your order will likely over-ride the Quidco referral (and therefore your cashback). We cannot support enquiries in these cases, as the original tracking is irretrievably lost. If you need to change something minor, it may be best to completely cancel the first transaction and start a new one from scratch.
  • Liam
    Just want to check - if I am a current Virgin Media customer, can I cancel today and take advantage of the Quidco offer, perhaps under my girlfriends name as the current account is in my name? Or is it for new customers only (as I can't see anything about this on the Virgin Media Quidco page)... Thanks!
  • Liam
    Ahh....new customers only but the girlfriend could do this, couldn't she?!
  • Vince W.
    Hey Song - good point about cookies, it's already mentioned, but worth a reminder. Thanks ace too. Liam, GF should be ok, but I would be careful with calling up CS and changing package. It's been mentioned that some individuals who did that had their cashbacks cancelled. So just beware :)
  • LC
    is it ok to use quido cashback with the 'refer an friend' to further slash down the price?
  • realtek d.
    There is clearly a bunch to realize about this. I feel you made certain good points in features also.
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