Cashback promotions, free gifts and pre-paid reward cards are just some of the ways broadband providers sweeten their deals. We take a look at what's on offer, how to claim your rewards and any caveats you need to be aware of.
How to find broadband deals with cashback or rewards
To find deals with cashback or rewards, simply compare broadband in your area by typing your postcode into our availability checker, and look for deals with customer incentives which are clearly highlighted in our comparison tables.
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.
How do I claim your cashback or reward cards?
Most providers won’t send you your gift automatically - you’ll need to submit a claim. You can usually do this via the provider’s website by filling in the online form. Make sure you have the confirmation email or letter from your provider to hand. You'll need it to make your claim.
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.
Need some help claiming your reward? Take a look at our one-stop guide.
Which broadband providers offer cashback and free gifts?
You're less likely to be able to get a cashback deal or free gift from smaller, specialist providers, such as Gigaclear, OneStream or Hyperoptic.
The critical thing to note is that cashback and free-gift offers don't last long. Sometimes they only run for a matter of days of weeks. So if you see one you like the look of, you'll have to act fast.