The day after my previous post on Quidco they published an offer on their blog related to the Grand National. Basically you had to sign up to a gambling site, betfair.com and deposit at least £10. In return you'd get £50 cashback. No catch.
So I did this. I deposited £10 using a debit card, I also had to do an age verification check, this could be done by post or by a £2 deposit from a credit card. So I had £12 in my betfair account and as I know nothing about betting or horse racing I put £2 each on the top 6 horses.
Within about 20 minutes the £50 cashback was being tracked on my quidco account.
I watched the race yesterday with great interest and was very excited when one of my horses came in first earning £22.50 + my £2 stake.
So take away the original £12 deposit and I'd make another £10 or so which together with the £50 from quidco wasn't too bad for doing virtually nothing.