Broadband that gives you free money? That can’t be real, can it? Actually, yes. Every now and then, broadband providers introduce special offers that give you not just an internet connection, but cashback or prepaid reward cards too (and maybe some TV as well).
Sometimes it’s in the form of a straight-up cheque, while sometimes it’s a reward card or a voucher - but either way, you’ll get a bit of extra wonga in your wallet just for switching your broadband.
How to find broadband deals with cashback or rewards
Finding a deal with cashback or a reward card is super easy.
Compare broadband in your area by typing your postcode into our checker above, and look out for deals with cashback, reward cards, or other extras - our colourful stickers will point you in the right direction. Or, just click one of the deals above. You may find broadband deals with other free gifts too.
Keep an eye out for other extra value goodies too, such as pre-paid cards, vouchers, hefty discounts, or free setup costs. And if you sort your results by first year cost, we’ll show you how much each package costs over the year, including any cashback.
Special offers like these are usually only available for a very limited time - so if you spot one you like, grab it quickly before it expires!
And bear in mind that cashback and reward card deals are almost always just for new customers who are switching providers. You probably can’t snag cashback or vouchers from the provider you’re already with, even if you’re renewing your contract. Luckily, switching broadband is easy and full of fab benefits - like lower monthly bills.
How do cashback and reward cards work?
Cashback - Once your broadband is live and you’ve claimed your cash, the provider will send you a cheque in the post. You can then cash it into your bank account.
Reward cards - These are essentially pre-paid credit cards loaded with money. Once you’ve claimed your card, it’ll be posted to you, and you can use it in shops to pay for all your normal purchases. They can be used at pretty much any retailer that accepts the right credit cards.
Who does broadband cashback deals?
Providers that may offer cashback include:
Just remember that cashback offers are very short-lived - a provider may have a fantastic deal on one week and nothing at all the week after. Always check your postcode for the best current offers and go from there.
There are even some mobile deals that come with cashback, usually contracts on handsets. Compare mobile contract deals here and keep a beady eye out for cashback.
How to claim your cashback or reward card
See our full guide for all the info you need:
Most providers won’t send you your gift automatically - you’ll need to go and claim it. You can usually do this via the provider’s website by filling in the online form. Make sure you have all the right info to hand, including the email or letter confirming your new broadband.
In most cases, you can only claim cashback, rewards, and vouchers within a certain time period after your broadband connection is live. This might be just 30 days, or as long as 90 days, depending on the offer.
Once it’s claimed, your provider will post your cheque or card off to you. It’ll arrive at the address where your broadband is live, made out to the person who holds the broadband account.
Sometimes, e-vouchers may be emailed to you rather than posted. You’ll need an email address and access to a printer in order to use them.