From: jeffrey.r.helm on
Quidco works - I've had about 600 quid back in the last 12 months.

If you can, use a separate browser for buying through Quidco.

A common ruse is to use one browser for the comparison sites and a
completely separate one for dealing with the chosen vendor via Quidco.

However, I've understand the comparison sites and insurance companies
are 'smartening up' a bit and it's possible they can track your
original inquiry back to the referring comparison site using the
personal information you entered from the comparison site itself. For
that reason you may not want to enter your information accurately, but
use a similar nearby address, or a false name or something.
From: Palindrome on
jeffrey.r.helm(a)gmail.com wrote:
> Quidco works - I've had about 600 quid back in the last 12 months.
>
> If you can, use a separate browser for buying through Quidco.
>
> A common ruse is to use one browser for the comparison sites and a
> completely separate one for dealing with the chosen vendor via Quidco.
>
> However, I've understand the comparison sites and insurance companies
> are 'smartening up' a bit and it's possible they can track your
> original inquiry back to the referring comparison site using the
> personal information you entered from the comparison site itself. For
> that reason you may not want to enter your information accurately, but
> use a similar nearby address, or a false name or something.

I would suggest that it would be unkind to use a *valid* "similar nearby
address" - unless you really don't like the occupants. They may not
appreciate the junk mail (and possibly even annoying phone calls) that
will no doubt follow.

--
Sue
From: John Whitworth on

"Palindrome" <me9(a)privacy.net> wrote in message
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> jeffrey.r.helm(a)gmail.com wrote:
>
> I would suggest that it would be unkind to use a *valid* "similar nearby
> address" - unless you really don't like the occupants. They may not
> appreciate the junk mail (and possibly even annoying phone calls) that
> will no doubt follow.

As I've posted before, every year I go through the process of getting a 'new
customer' Elephant quote with a slightly modified name, then phoning and
acting surprised. So it may be enough just to change your surname to a
common mis-spelling, and see how it goes.