It’s Friday and to lighten things up for the end of the week, we’re taking a look at some of the more unusual cashback offers around the world. Remember sweating about passing your driver’s license test? While in the UK you may get cashback for your license if you do pass. $2000 cashback on a KTM motorcycle in the land down under? Sweet. DiscountIF tests Name Your Own Deal cashback. Up to $1528 cashback on Barclays UK mortgages is getting customer attention. Christmas cameras cashback up to $228 is offered by Panasonic. A 10% cashback offer on Apple Pay purchases is offered by Discover in a new launch. Britain’s ITV may pay cashback up to £50,000 ($76,000) for misleading viewers on a dog tightrope stunt. Only in Britain.
Learner drivers who pass driving test will be given ‘cashback’
Learner drivers who fail their tests face paying more than those who pass in an attempt to discourage young motorists who are not ready for the road. Under government plans people who pass their test will be entitled to “cashback” from the £62 fee that they pay for taking it.
Those that fail, however, will have to pay the full amount in a bid to encourage young drivers to ensure that they are ready to take the test. The plans have been put out to consultation by the Department for Transport amid concerns that just one in five people pass their driving test on the first attempt. Via The Telegraph
$2000 cashback deal on new KTM 1050 Adventure
With class leading power-to-weight, KTM’s 1050 Adventure is the most nimble and fuel-efficient of KTM’s revered Adventure range, and now with KTM Australia’s latest Cash Back offer*, there’s never been a better time to wrap your gloves around one.
For a limited time, you can own this supremely competent Travel Enduro boasting 95 horses worth of torque, V-twin grunt, and bristling with enough high-tech rider assistance to tame any trail surface – and get $2000 slashed off the price. Via MCNews.com.au
Name Your Own Discount: DiscountIF – The Value Proposition
We began testing a ‘create an offer’ service, whereby we allowed customers to submit any product and suggest an event they followed. One of our employees would manually create a personalised promotion. We found that by using this service, we converted over 50% of our requests to sales.
The logical next step was to automate this ‘create an offer’ service and that’s what we’ve done with our new platform. How this works is part of our “magic”! The interesting thing is that within a week we’ve got over 2,000 product links submitted! We’ve had a £12,000 Rolex watch, Playstatiion 4’s, books, headphones, tennis rackets,…you name it! Via SBC News
Get up to £1k back on your mortgage! Barclays offers cashback on loans but how do rates stack up?
Rates start from 1.53 per cent for a two-year fix or 2.79 per cent for a five-year deal, meaning they aren’t the lowest rates on the market. But how do they compare when you factor in the cashback? Via This Is Money
Panasonic Announce Christmas Cashback Up to £150
Panasonic UK are offering a range of promotions in time for the festive season. Those who purchase a qualifying Lumix camera or camcorder from a participating retailer before Monday 25 January 2016 will be eligible to claim up to £150 ($228) cashback. To take advantage of this offer, participants (aged 18 or over only) must complete the online registration form at the website below 28 days after product purchase.
If you need a little inspiration in the lead up to Christmas, look no further as Panasonic are offering a range of cashback promotions in time for the festive season. If you purchase an award-winning Lumix camera or camcorder from a participating retailer, between Wednesday 14th October – Monday 25th January 2016, you will be eligible to claim up to £150 ($228) cashback. Via Photography Blog
Discover Announces Apple Pay Availability and 10% Cashback Bonus
Discover today announced that on September 16, cardmembers will be able to add their Discover cards to Apple Pay, the easy, secure and private way to make contactless payments in participating stores. Discover is rewarding cardmembers in the U.S. who use their Discover cards through Apple Pay with a 10% Cashback Bonus®.
From September 16, to the end of the year, cardmembers who pay with their Discover card using Apple Pay will automatically earn an extra 10% Cashback Bonus on up to $10,000 of in-store purchases. Discover it Miles, Miles and Escape cardmembers will earn an extra 10 miles per dollar on up to $10,000 of in-store purchases. Via BusinessWire
Britain’s Got Talent offers refunds over ‘misleading’ stunt dog double
Thousands of viewers who voted for Britain’s Got Talent were offered a refund by ITV after Ofcom found they were misled over a stunt dog double. Ofcom has ruled the ITV talent show was likely to have inadvertently misled viewers after an act featuring Matisse the dog used a lookalike to perform a tightwalk routine.
ITV has now offered to refund any voter who called in to support Matisse and his owner Jules O’Dwyer, after it received 1,175 complaints. It could leave them open to paying up to £50,000 ($76,000) to viewers, in line with the number of fans who chose to pay to vote at 50p each via phone or text. Refunds will be delivered by cheque. Via The Telegraph
That’s it for Cashback Industry.News this week. Enjoy your weekend and join us Monday for more global cashback, ecommerce, mobile, retail and VC news you can use.