IT pays to have pals – and not just for the friendship, nights out and shoulders to cry on.
You could also be bagging extra cash just by referring your buddies to brands you love.
Refer-a-friend deals offered by cashback websites, energy providers and other retailers can boost your income by up to £300 a year for free, reports claim.
Here’s how to get started on stashing up savings from your own recommendations.
BANK ON IT: Nationwide pays £100 to both the existing customer and to referrals who switch their main current account to the building society — and each customer can refer up to five friends per year. That’s up to £500 added to your account.
HSBC Premier customers also get £100 each for referrals, with no cap on how many. And TSB has recently increased its refer-a-friend bonus from £75 to £100 for each person who signs up — and your friend gets £100 too.
SAVING: £100 per friend
RIDE ON THE MONEY: If you live in a city served by taxi app Uber, you can nab £3 each for you and a friend if they sign up. You can also earn free food via sister app Uber Eats — if you refer a friend you will both get £15 credit toward a £20 order. Car club Zipcar also offers £25 driving credit for every friend who becomes a member.
SAVING: At least £3 per friend
EXTRA CASHBACK: Topcashback.co.uk gives users money back if they buy a product or service via its website. But it also pays out for referring pals. Members get at least a £7.50 referral bonus once your pal has earned more than £10 cashback, plus pals get a £5 Amazon eGift card.
SAVING: £7.50-plus per referral.
PACKAGE POUNDS: Sky TV and Virgin Media reward referrals. Sky offers a £100 prepaid Mastercard for you and a pal when they sign up, and Virgin Media gives up to £50 off for both parties when a friend joins a mobile plan.
SAVING: Up to £100 per pal.
- PRICES correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
Deal of the day
TAKE a look at the clearance sale at next.co.uk. You could bag this beautiful Lipsy London dress for £37, down from £75.
ALPRO Roasted Almond original drink is 95p, down from £1.80, at Asda.
TREAT your pet to a new bed but don’t pay £37.18 for this plush one from Calming Pet. Instead, pay just £8.99 for a similar one at Wowcher.
Shop and save
WW’s chilli con carne and potato wedges meal is now £2 at Asda, was £2.55.
My Sun Savers fiver
GRAHAM CARR, from Harrogate, North Yorks, says: “I’m using my Sun Savers fivers towards our Valentine’s meal on February 14.”
- Send your Savers fiver stories to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if it is used. Please include your name and town.
Reader’s saving tip
JANET NASH, from Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, says: “Instead of plastic pots, use cardboard egg boxes to grow seeds in. You save money and do your bit for the environment.”
- Send your cash-saving ideas to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is printed here. Please include your name and town.
Your paper could be worth £50,000
Every month YOU could win the super cash giveaway in our Sun Raffle just for reading this paper.
Entering could not be easier – simply download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk.
Then, opt in to each month’s Sun Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the codes printed daily inside the paper – scanning in the app or entering online.
With every code you enter you will earn a Raffle ticket into that month’s £50,000 Raffle.
There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect per month, so make sure to enter as many codes as you can to give yourself the best chance of winning. Remember, you have got to be in it to win it.
Not already a Sun Savers member? Join Sun Savers today.
It only takes a minute to sign up – just search “Sun Savers” in the app store and then download the app, or head to sunsavers.co.uk. To get started, all you need to do is enter a few details.
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Fancy a free fiver?
YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.
Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.
Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have collected 28.
This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.
For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver.
So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.
We are keeping it super-simple.
You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.
Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.
To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.
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- PRICES correct at time of going to press. Deals/offers subject to availability.