Feeling a bit broke before Xmas? Win some much needed extra cash!

Feeling a bit broke before Xmas? Win some much needed extra cash!

UPDATE: Oh my god you guys, the competition ended overnight and today I am thrilled to announced Michael Hawks and Bec from My Travels With Mum as the lucky winners! You’ll both be contacted by email later today!

Disclaimer: Prizes for this competition were provided by Cash Rewards. 

Christmas can be quite an expensive time. In fact, the Commonwealth Bank says we drop around $500 odd dollars on gifts alone at this time of year. That equates to two weeks rent for me, which leaves me feeling a little skint around the holidays. Luckily for me, I spend the holidays at my parents, where I can chillax on their couch, eating their food and using their air-con. Excellent.

I don’t know about you, but I bought a couple of my presents online this year and I kinda wish I’d known about cashback websites like Cash Rewards, where shopping gets you money back. Yeah, that’s right.

Apparently this kind of savvy online shopping is already incredibly popular in the US, UK and Europe – with as many as 1 in 4 online sales being driven through cashback websites in the UK. While it’s all a bit new in Australia still, in the $10 million dollars we’ve spent online in 2014, there was over $60,000 cash back, which is pretty sweet for those people who took advantage of it.

Cash back works a little differently to gaining points with other retailers, because it’s an instant discount and I love discounts, don’t you?

Now onto the business side of things: Cash Rewards is free to sign up with and offers Australia’s highest cashback rates. Shoppers simply click through cashrewards.com.au to the retailer website of their choice to make their purchases as they normally would. Cash Rewards credits the cash back directly into the shopper’s nominated bank account. Special offers and discounts take effect at the time of purchase.


You just click through from Cash Rewards to reap the cash back benefits.

Retailers that you can expect to earn cash back from include The Iconic (up to 16% cash back), Woolworths (5% off all purchases), Dan Murphy’s (7.5% cash back) and Priceline (7% cash back) – all regular online haunts of mine!

So that you’ve got a little bit of spare cash to spend on yourself this Christmas, Cash Rewards have given me two $50 prepaid Visa cards to give away to you, my lovely readers! Simply enter using the form below and you’ll be in the running. You have until the 19th of December, so be quick!

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*Winners will be announced on the 20th of December on my Facebook page as well as here.

*Unfortunately, this is for my Aussie readers only!