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We’re pleased to announce that AVForums Rewards is up and running!

Discussion in 'AVForums News & Notices' started by Stuart Wright, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright AVForums Founder Staff Member

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    <a target="_self" href="http://avforums.quidco.com/"><img width="255" height="50" border="0" align="right" src="http://www.avforums.com/newsletter/images/201111/rewards.jpg" alt="Click for more information" title="Click for more information" /></a>We know how keen you are on buying the latest gadgets, games and gizmos and so we decided to work in partnership with the UK's number one cashback and voucher site, Quidco, to help cut the cost of these and all your other online purchases.

    AVForums Rewards allows you to earn cashback at more than 3,000 retailers both online and on the high street and gives you access to some of the best voucher codes in the UK. Join free today and you could start saving £100s each year!

    How does it work?
    It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. Once you've become a member of the AVForums Rewards site, (it's free to join) you can browse over 7,000 thousand hot deals! These might be cashback offers, voucher codes, printable vouchers or even combined voucher code and cashback deals. You can also enjoy cashback rewards from shopping in store at selected retailers by simply registering your payment cards.

    So from today, not only can you browse our reviews to decide what product is going to be your next big purchase and use our price comparison tools to find out where the best deals are, you can use AVForums Rewards to save even more money on those deals! We're sure AVForums Rewards will bring you the smartest solution to shopping.

    To celebrate the launch of AV Forums Rewards our partners at Best Buy, Ebuyer.com and Dell have provided a selection of exclusive deals only available with AVForums Rewards. But hurry these are only available for a limited time!

    <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5"><tr><td width="34%" align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://avforums.quidco.com/best-buy/"><img src="http://www.avforums.com/newsletter/images/201111/bestbuy.jpg" alt="Best Buy Offer" width="150" height="105" border="0" /><br />Best Buy: Earn an exclusive 5.5% cashback (exclusions may apply)</a><br />(21st Nov &ndash; 24th Nov)</td><td width="33%" align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://avforums.quidco.com/ebuyer/"><img src="http://www.avforums.com/newsletter/images/201111/ebuyer.jpg" alt="ebuyer Offer" width="150" height="28" border="0" /><br />Ebuyer: Earn 5% cashback on all TVs</a><br />(18th Nov &ndash; 27th Nov)</td></tr></table>You can find the link to AVForums rewards at the very top and very bottom of every page.<h2 align="center"><a href="http://avforums.quidco.com/">Join AVForums rewards now</a></h2>
  2. imightbewrong

    imightbewrong Active Member

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    I am unable to sign up as my email is 'already in use' - I assume because of my quidco account. How does this work if one already has a quidco account?

    Thanks.
  3. Orson

    Orson Moderator

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    Is there anything different (better or worse) than 'normal' Quidco?

    Can we be members of Quidco and AVF Rewards?

    Cheers
  4. Bob

    Bob Active Member

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    Same problem :thumbsdow
  5. Greg Hook

    Greg Hook Moderator & Reviewer

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    Just joined the AVF one and it accepted my email fine even though I am already registered with Quidco on it.
  6. Severine de Maximoff

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    Unfortunately, the 'email address already in use' message is due to our partners already having it in the system. We have been told by Quidco that this would happen but most people have more than one email address so we didn't think it was a huge problem. If you use a different email address you will be fine.
  7. Severine de Maximoff

    Severine de Maximoff Member

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    We have partnered with these guys because they deliver great deals. We are also working hard to secure some great exclusive offers such as the ones we have mentioned above and will be aiming to come up with more of those as we go forward.
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    imightbewrong Active Member

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    okay thanks - so as above, what is available through AVF Rewards that is not already available through Quidco? i.e. why would I want to set up another account?

    E.g. if I go to quidco now, I see that Best Buy 5% cashback is available though my regular account.
  9. Orson

    Orson Moderator

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    So we can be a member of both? Or is it effectively the same thing?

    Is there the intention for offers to be different for AVF Rewards than 'standard' Quidco?

    Not wanting to have a go, but my 'normal' Quidco gives me the same Dell deal, (15% off + 10% cashback) but on systems over £499 not £599 :confused:

    Is it just that this is new, so 'better' exclusives will come along?
  10. Severine de Maximoff

    Severine de Maximoff Member

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    If you refer to the Best Buy specific offer, Quidco offers 5% cashback and AVForums 5.5%

    Not everyone is a Quidco member and we are aiming to try and bring you great deals without you having to go somewhere else to get them. AVForums Rewards is brand new and of course more and better deals will be posted as we go along.
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    jerryjal Active Member

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    Unfortunately i only use one email address and am already a member of Quidco, does that mean that i won't be able to join the AVForums reward scheme?
  12. imightbewrong

    imightbewrong Active Member

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    Sure - an extra 0.5% for a four day window. I think this looks good for members that aren't already part of quidco, but for those that are it is not quite clear that it is worth going in with a second email address.
  13. Severine de Maximoff

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    Yes you can be a member of both as long as you use a different email address.
    On top of the existing offers we will keep posting exclusive offers to AVForums Rewards not available anywhere else.
    Thanks for flagging the Dell offer. It looks like we have been issued with the wrong code and are trying to fix this. Hopefully we can keep an exclusive with Dell but either way you will get an exclusive offer.
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  14. Severine de Maximoff

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    It is still working progress, as we go along sure you will get more exclusive and better offers :)
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    imightbewrong Active Member

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    Ok - let us know :)
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    I won't join yet due to already having a quidco but I like the idea a lot, especially if exclusives come along. Great idea and I wish you all the best.

    I will likely register at some point, good luck guys :)
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  17. Flimber

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    Is it really that hard for anybody to go and create a gmail account such as "avf.username@gmail.com" ??? Then use it for this. Job done :thumbsup: You can set up forwarding on gmail so anything will be sent to your main account. Alternatively, most ISPs offer multiple email accounts and most service subscribers don't use them all. Again, quite simple to arrange :smashin:

    Mike.
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    Greg Hook Moderator & Reviewer

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    No idea why it had no issues with mine. Might have been something to do with being able to use both gmail and googlemail address formats I guess.
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    imightbewrong Active Member

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    Sure it can be done - but the question at the moment is, why? Hopefully that will become clear as the new feature grows.
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    It does sound like a good deal for non-quidco members and could be good with special offers although I assume they will take the yearly administration fee from both the quidco and avforums rewards accounts?

    If people do have gmail accounts already registered with quidco you can signup with email like username+avf@gmail.com as you can add a plus sign and any other text and it will still go to your normal inbox. E.g. email is: bertracoon@gmail.com, you can also use bertracoon+avf@gmail.com.
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  21. imightbewrong

    imightbewrong Active Member

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    Good point - worth bearing in mind.
  22. Flimber

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    Indeed. Forgot about that. Also, .co.uk would work as an alias.

    Mike.
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    RobM Well-Known Member

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    Does AVForums Rewards have an annual fee, like Quidco usually does? If so, using two different email addresses will mean you're subject to two separate annual admin fees.
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    First question on the first dropdown here:

    About AVForums Rewards and Quidco Cashback:

    How much will it cost me?

    Quidco retains the first £5 of your earnings each year (enabling us to employ a fantastic team to hunt out the best deals for you). We then pass 100% of the remaining cashback you earn back into your bank account (or PayPal account if you prefer)

    E.g. you purchase a new 12 month SIM only contract through Quidco which offers £100 cashback. We will retain the first £5 before we credit your bank account with £95. For each subsequent purchase following the initial £5 retention, you will receive 100% of the cashback for the remainder of the year!


    So, yes. It costs a squidge over nine and a half pence per week. I doubt AVF see any of that and it's a mere pittance for almost anybody. Quidco is genius and I pay my £5/yr gladly. Running simultaneous Quidco/AVF Reward accounts will set someone back almost 20p/week for the both of them but they only take the fiver per account if you actually use the account.

    HTH,
    Mike.
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    imightbewrong Active Member

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    > So, yes. It costs a squidge over nine and a half pence per week.

    Which is fine, but there still needs to be a reason :)
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    "Quidco retains the first £5 of your earnings each year (enabling us to employ a fantastic team to hunt out the best deals for you)." :confused:
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    imightbewrong Active Member

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    Yes sorry I mean a reason to pay them twice - given that quidco users are the type to switch browsers and clear caches in order to guarantee they get 20p back for buying a CD, they are not the types to let go of money lightly :)
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    Quidco users &#8800; HotUKDeal users :D
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    I'm with imightbewrong at the moment and can't really see the point in signing up to this if you are already a quidco member, especially if you pay the admin fee twice...

    It is a good idea though and will be interesting to see what the exclusive deals will be.
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    I noticed as part of the sign-up process that there is a requirement to provide your email address and it's optional to provide your Post Code!

    Who exactly retains this information and I presume it is not passed onto any other marketing or promotional companies other than quidco as I wish not to be bombarded with spam and marketing rubbish from other third parties...

    Many Thanks

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