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November 10, 2021
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Why cashback is outdated

Everyone has heard of cashback! those magical, mystical words promising to make shopping more affordable. “Cashback here, cashback there, cashback everywhere!” They promise.

But what does it really mean? It means an outdated system with lots of flaws! We’re gonna show you why cashback isn’t something you want.

No guarantee of payments

There are numerous cashback services out there in the market: online banks, cashback websites, apps, extensions and more. But with unreliable service and no market leaders, you never know which ones will keep their money saving promise - and which won’t.

No transparency

Financial institutions don’t regulate cashback tools. The result? It’s hard to see what’s happening behind the scenes. Sometimes you have to give loads of personal information just to use a service - and since many cashback services are pretty sketchy, there's a high probability your personal information could be misused.

A “cashback” illusion?

Some people prefer that cashback feeling of getting paid money, instead of a discount that helps you part with a little bit less. The truth? The outcome for your wallet is exactly the same - except you save the money at the end instead of the beginning. A cashback service might even take advantage of that happy feeling by giving you smaller savings than a discount...

Too long to wait

The median waiting time of a cashback varies from service to service. The common factor being that the wait is way too long. This happens for a few reasons. 

First of all, some partner stores set a “Claim Time”. Shops want to make sure you don’t return or cancel your order, and they want to carefully review and validate your orders. That means a period of approximately 45-120 days before you can get your money...

Secondly, shops get asked for the cash at the end of the calendar month of your purchase. If your transaction was at the start of a month, you have to wait even longer for your cashback than someone who purchased at the end of the month.

So that's where Disco comes in

Disco solves all of these problems. Why? Unlike other services, we don’t mess around: you get your discount immediately, right at the checkout, after selecting all the items you want to buy. No hidden fees, no waiting times, no extra documents or credit cards required.

All you have to do is to turn on the Disco extension in your browser (click here to find out how).

Discover guaranteed discounts with the Disco extension and forget about time-wasters like cashback websites, coupons and the rest. Ready for instant discounts? Just register and let the magic happen.

Cashback is so 2020...

Disco is the future [of shopping].