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  • TopCashBack

    The Highlights: What is it?: A cashback system that pays you for shopping online Cost: free (or £5 if you go for the premium option, but they just deduct it from the cashback in your account when you hit £5 so you don't transfer money to them or anything, which is good) Does it work? Yes! And it is free money! Would I use it again? Yes - like I said - free money! Other options?: Probably, but none that I have tried yet - let me know if you know of any! Where to get it in the UK: TopCashBack Where to get in in the US: TopCashBackUSA Ok, so this isn't a product in the traditional sense that I usually review, but I do love this website! You get cashback for doing your shopping online on things you would be spending your money on anyway! Not gonna lie, I was a bit sceptical at first, but I have been using this for a while now and it does add up over time...I signed up to it in December 2021 and it has made me a total of £46.22 so far...not masses of money, but it is free money! Considering the cost of living crisis and the fact that I am a student again, I will take that money for sure! Plus it is a really easy site to navigate both for finding websites that you might be able to click through onto for buying things, and also for seeing what cashback you have earned and been paid. Here's a snapshot of my oversight dashboard: And the more detailed payments section: One Downside is that it can take a substantial amount of time for the payment to be authorised before you can claim it, and I mean, like, months. As you can see from the screenshot above, I bought a gift in November and I am still waiting for that to be authorised as payable and it is January now. That said, I don't mind that too much as I still earn money as I go. You also have to remember to go into the app or online to arrange for the cashback to be paid out to you so keep an eye on that! I use my credit card to purchase the products online, which also has a cashback in which I can request gift card vouchers, so I actually get the benefit twice. If you have a cashback facility on your credit card which is not compatible like mine is, then this may not be for you, but it is worth checking it out - especially considering it is free! Plus there may be some sites that your credit card offers cashback on and others that it doesn't but this site does - definitely worth having a look! Another downside is that if you buy through an app, no cashback is payable, so you do have to click on the link to go to the website itself and buy from there. It is worth noting that if you are on a smartphone or tablet, so just make sure that the link doesn't open the app but takes you to the webpage. Potentially both a downside and an upside is that they charge you £5 to be a Plus Member. You do not have to sign up to it, but if you do then you have access to more cashback benefits. What is good about it though, is that they take the £5 from the cashback in your account, so you do not actually have to pay out any real hard cash, and can just wait until that money is in your cashback account. On the upside you can add an add-in to your web browser on your laptop that automatically tells you when cashback might be payable, so you just click on that link and then it is activated! It looks like this: Another upside is that they run referral programmes where you and the friend you referred can get credits so it is also worth having a look at if one is running when you sign up. At the time of writing, they are running one which gives £30-£35 free cashback to you as referrer and £10 free cashback to your friend who signs up! I have not used that referral link here as I think that would be a bit cheeky, but you can certainly share yours with friends and family! Another upside is that they have an app that you can download so you can keep an eye on your cashback earnings etc. making it super easy in busy life to quickly check in to see where you are up to! Give it a go, free money! What's not to love! With love Rebecca xxx P.S. Please note that this blog may contain affiliate links. When you click on the link and/or purchase the product, I receive a small commission.

  • Dog hair remover: review

    The highlights: What is it?: A metal scraper that pulls the dog hairs from other material that it is intertwined with Cost: About £3 for one, but most places sell you 2 for about £5-6 Does it work? Yes - but only on certain materials - they need to be quite hardy or the little metal teeth will pull and damage the material Would I buy it again? Yes Other options?: Yes, but none that I have tried (granted I have only tried 3 other types of dog hair remover) have worked as well as this did! Where to buy: You can pick it up from Amazon but I have also seen it on ebay so you can search for it there too So I share my home with my 11 year old rescue dog, Obi, and don't get me wrong, I love and adore him, but he leaves a mess behind him and his hairs get stuck into everything! They get into my socks that then get into the washing machine, which mean they get into all my clothes, and the little hairs then drop on the floor as the clothes are drying or deposited in the dryer, leaving little balls of hairs blowing across the place like tumbleweed. I have tried various products that claim to remove, pick up, dissolve dog hairs. Some work, some don't! This little fella, however, works! really well! Look it: The place that I have most noticed his hairs clinging like they are little cliff climbers who daren't let go, is in the car - the backs of my car seats are covered, and I mean covered, in dog hairs. Unfortunately, the metal teeth did not agree with the material my car seats are made of, so it didn't really work in the car! Unless I was just being a little heavy handed with it - maybe I was, but I didn't want to risk trying it out on too large an area of the car, just in case it ruined my seats! Well, ruined them more than Obi dog's hairs do already! Also, and I am saddened to say this, it will probably not work on your clothes without running the risk of damaging them! I tried it on a pair of joggers and it ripped a piece of the material up so now there is a black string hanging off, which is likely to catch and pull. So although the adverts I have seen seem to suggest that you can use this on your favourite cashmere jumper, I wouldn't recommend it! I remain on the hunt for a really good dog hair remover for my clothes, and will post on this blog if I find one, or if I see one that looks good and ends up being rubbish too! This little contraption worked perfectly on Obi's bed, and he seemed happy with his clean bed! I don't have carpets in my house but I would imagine it to work pretty well on low shag pile carpets too! In fact, a friend of mine has one of these and said she uses hers on the carpet on her stairs. Careful though, I think longer shag pile may run the risk of the triangular contraption pulling on the threads and pulling them out, but for a couple of quid you could always try it in a little corner, or on an offcut! All in all I was super impressed by this for cleaning Obi's bed, it works on that really well, and for a couple of quid what more can you want! with love Rebecca xxx P.S. Please note that this blog may contain affiliate links (including those to Amazon). When you click on the link and purchase the product, I receive a small commission.

  • Champagne stopper / wine stopper

    What is it?: it's a bottle stopper for champagne or wine Cost: £9.99 Does it work? Yes Would I buy it again? Yes, but I reckon this one will last me a while as it's quite well made! Other options?: there are other sellers of the same product to the one that I got this from, plus other bottle stoppers out there...I have another one that you use a contraption to suck the air out of the bottle, but it's no where near as good as this one! Where to buy: I got mine from Amazon I am really impressed by this little thing! It's easy to use and really keeps the bubbles going in your bottle of fizz! Here's the five days of using it on one bottle of champagne: Day 1 - bottle just opened: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Honestly, the most difficult thing about reviewing this product was limiting myself to one glass of champagne a night across five days! It does, however, have a pop when you take it off, similar to the champagne cork pop, so be aware of that! It scared the hell out of me the first night! And my dog did a runner!! Also, the champagne fizz dissipates each time you take the stopper off, so I tested it another time in pouring out 5 glasses across 2 days and by the 5th glass it was at the same stage as the day 5 video above. So basically, make sure you drink the last glass pretty quickly after glass number 4! This would be perfect as a gift for the person who has everything, for someone you don't know very well, a secret santa or a stocking filler. It comes in a plastic bag, so if you're buying it as a gift you may want to get a little box to put it in to make it look more presentable...other than that, I have no complaints at all! It does what it's supposed to, and it does it better than other options, so bonus all round really! With love Rebecca Xxx P.S. Please note that this blog may contain affiliate links (including those to Amazon). When you click on the link and purchase the product, I receive a small commission.

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  • About | That is so cool, but does it work?

    ABOUT THE BLOG I regularly view amazing products which are thrown at me via various portals. Social media, google analytics, cookies, alexa…all these things regularly take note of the things we are interested in and then bombard us with products relating to those things. Issue is, no one could possibly buy all of those things and still be able to pay their mortgage! Consequently, my role is to try some of those things for you and to then give an honest and frank review of whether or not this amazing new product actually works. Hopefully I can spend my money to help you save yours! Now, in the interests of transparency, it is my long term intention to make money form this blog. In fact, I think very few bloggers do it just for the love of it! That said, blogs make money as a result of the amount of followers they have and I genuinely believe that if I am not 100% honest then the followers drop off, so the chances of making money reduce. So yes, there may be pay per clicks for things you encounter on here, but if there are believe me this has not compromised my review in any way. If you click on the link, and I get 5p, but then you use the product and think its pants, then I lose your future clicks, which would be a very backward way of blogging! So, if you see something that you would love to buy but sense it might be too good to be true, let me know, and I will see if I can buy it, try it, and write about it. Until I hear from you, with love Rebecca xxx Contact Me

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