Introduction Quidco is a cashback and voucher code website based in the UK. Paul and Jennifer Nikkel co-founded Quidco whilst studying at the University of Sheffield in 2005 as a way of saving students money as they shopped online. The website launched in Sheffield in May 2005 with the London office opening in 2007.
Cashback The site takes the commission (termed ‘cashback’) usually paid by retailers to third-party referrers and passes it on to Quidco members. The first Â£5 of cashback is retained each year in order to fund the running of Quidco.
Voucher codes and printable vouchers Quidco launched voucher codes and printable vouchers in July 2010 as an additional service to cashback.
In-store cashback In-store cashback was launched in November 2009, allowing Quidco members to earn cashback from selected retailers when shopping on the high street.
Egg Cash Back Store The Egg Cash Back Store was launched in June 2010 as a joint project between Egg Banking and Quidco, offering Egg Card holders membership of a co-branded Quidco website.
Apps Quidco’s iPhone app was released on the 1st of June 2011 in the iTunes Store. The app offers cashback, voucher code and a UK first of paying individuals to ‘check-in’ to retailer outlets and received ‘Consumer app of the week’ from the Guardian and ‘App of the day’ from Pocketlint.com. The iPad version of the Quidco app was released on the 6th of July 2011.