Cashback broadband deals get you more for your money. Read on find out what's on offer and how to claim your cashback or reward.
How to find broadband with cashback or rewards
When broadband providers offer rewards or cashback, we’ll be sure to flag the offer in our comparison tables.
All you need to do to find the deals with rewards that are available in your area is type your postcode into our availability checker.
Found a reward that appeals to you? Good news. But it’s vital that you act quickly and sign up.
Providers typically only run rewards promotions for a limited period, after which point the offer is withdrawn. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
One other critical thing to note is that providers reserve rewards for new customers. So if you’re determined to get a reward when you sign up, you’ll have to switch provider.
What is a cashback broadband deal?
The term ‘cashback’ broadband deal refers to:
- Deals that refund you part of your payment. These are generally available solely through specialist cashback sites and require you to claim the money you’re owed at pre-determined point in time of your contract. It’ll be paid directly into your bank account.
- More loosely the term ‘cashback deals’ is used for deals that include a reward, such as a voucher for Amazon or high-street retailers. Deals with rewards are much easier to come by than deals that refund some of your payments and are easy to find on price comparison sites, such as MoneySuperMarket.
Which broadband providers offer cashback rewards?
Unfortunately, the lesser-known providers or those that only operate in specific areas, such as Kcom are much less likely to offer you a reward for a signing up.
How do I claim cashback rewards from broadband providers?
The claiming process for rewards differs between providers. But generally you’re required to submit a claim via an online form.
Most providers enforce time restrictions on claims and only let you submit your claim after a set time has elapsed (sometimes 30 days, sometimes as long as 90 days) from when you first signed up for your contract.
Upon processing your claim, your reward will be sent to the email account or home address you signed up with. If it’s a cheque, it will be made out to the broadband account holder.
What other types of rewards are available with broadband deals?
Although less common than reward cards and vouchers, broadband providers sometimes sweeten their deals with free gadgets and electronic equipment. These may include headphones, Bluetooth speakers and tablets.
Sometimes you may even get a free TV or games console. But as you’d expect, these are generally reserved for the priciest pay-TV and fast-broadband packages.
BT has sometimes sweetened its broadband deals with free cases of wine or hampers. That’s a nice gift, but do you really want to commit to a long-term contract to get it?
Are cashback broadband deals worth it?
That depends on your circumstances. If you’re going to make use of the voucher on offer and it’s for a store or site that you usually shop at, it’s well worth signing up for a deal with a cashback reward.
However, your chief criterion for choosing a deal should always be if it’s fast enough to suit your needs. If it’s not, we’d say leave it and choose a provider/deal with the speed you require. Sources and methodology
Sources and methodology
*Based on average monthly bill of £32.69 from nationally representative sample (1000) vs cheapest monthly cost for superfast broadband (>55Mbs), Vodafone £22/m. Annual saving £128.28.