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NOW CLOSED Incahoot PLUS testers feedback thread - final feedback questions added

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Jun-12 14:51:40

This thread is for the MNers who are currently trying out Incahoot PLUS, the new money saving scheme from Incahoot. Below are the initial feedback questions to gage your initial reactions of the site. Please answer the questions and also feel free to add any other comments you may have.

All those who add both sets of feedback to the thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £250 Amazon voucher.

Q1. How easy, or difficult, did you find it to understand Incahoot PLUS from the information provided on the Incahoot website? Was there anything in particular that was difficult to understand?
Q2. What, if any, other information would you have found useful to have on the site?
Q3. How easy, or difficult, did you find it to navigate and use the Incahoot PLUS website? Did you find any specific areas particularly difficult? If so, why?
Q4. What did you like about the Incahoot PLUS website? What did you dislike? What would you like to see improved?
Q5. Have you used any discounts/offers through Incahoot PLUS so far? If yes, which ones? If no, are there any you are likely to use soon?
Q6. From your first impressions of the service so far, how likely, or not, are you to recommend the service to a friend/relative? Why?

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw.

MNHQ

jes73 Wed 24-Oct-12 10:38:44

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?
Did not use any as most of the places where I shop are not on it.

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?

Did not make use of it.

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?
I found the phone discounts most useful even though I didn’t take it up as I was already tied into my own provider

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?
It depends on where you shop and if you can avail of the offer as most phone companies etc tie you in for 2 years.

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?
No, most shops/brands that I use are not listed.

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?
IT depends – if I knew my friend had need to avail of the offers.

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?

I found it easy to navigate and fairly easy to understand. There are a lot of deals if you are taking out a new contract. Liked the website.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?

I may use them when my current provider contract finishes.

kez1212 Mon 22-Oct-12 20:42:31

Q1. How easy, or difficult, did you find it to understand Incahoot PLUS from the information provided on the Incahoot website? Was there anything in particular that was difficult to understand?

It was easy to understand, although it still needs to be clearer where the incahoot plus section is.

Q2. What, if any, other information would you have found useful to have on the site?
Why it is worth paying £30 a year!

Q3. How easy, or difficult, did you find it to navigate and use the Incahoot PLUS website? Did you find any specific areas particularly difficult? If so, why?

Easy to use, just need to make it clearer where the incahoot plus section is.

Q4. What did you like about the Incahoot PLUS website? What did you dislike? What would you like to see improved?

It could be made more appealing, it is rather dull and too cluttered.

Q5. Have you used any discounts/offers through Incahoot PLUS so far? If yes, which ones? If no, are there any you are likely to use soon?

I haven't used any discounts yet. I have been trying to log on to look at home insurance and energy bills but am having problems logging on. Awaiting reply from Incahoot.

Q6. From your first impressions of the service so far, how likely, or not, are you to recommend the service to a friend/relative? Why?

I am unlikely to recommend this. I have not seen the benefits so far, or any offers that appeal to me. I still cannot see why you would pay £30 for membership.

FrazzleDazzled Mon 22-Oct-12 12:26:18

Q1. How easy, or difficult, did you find it to understand Incahoot PLUS from the information provided on the Incahoot website? Was there anything in particular that was difficult to understand? it was easy to understand
Q2. What, if any, other information would you have found useful to have on the site? I think there was enough information
Q3. How easy, or difficult, did you find it to navigate and use the Incahoot PLUS website? Did you find any specific areas particularly difficult? If so, why? it was easy to navigate the site but the local part wasn't very clear or extensive enough
Q4. What did you like about the Incahoot PLUS website? What did you dislike? What would you like to see improved? it was ok, could be made a bit more interesting with better offers, there was nothing I disliked as such
Q5. Have you used any discounts/offers through Incahoot PLUS so far? If yes, which ones? If no, are there any you are likely to use soon? I haven't used any discounts, I did consider a couple but there are far better offers around to be honest
Q6. From your first impressions of the service so far, how likely, or not, are you to recommend the service to a friend/relative? Why? It is not something I would use or recommend, sorry. It is a good idea but not very original. If the local offers were better I may reconsider

wheat32 Thu 18-Oct-12 21:16:59

Q1. How easy, or difficult, did you find it to understand Incahoot PLUS from the information provided on the Incahoot website? Was there anything in particular that was difficult to understand?

Easy to get around the website

Q2. What, if any, other information would you have found useful to have on the site?
Q3. How easy, or difficult, did you find it to navigate and use the Incahoot PLUS website? Did you find any specific areas particularly difficult? If so, why?
Q4. What did you like about the Incahoot PLUS website? What did you dislike? What would you like to see improved?

Noticed that some discounts were out of date by many months also the fact it's cash back rather than a direct discount with many offers really annoys me.

Q5. Have you used any discounts/offers through Incahoot PLUS so far? If yes, which ones? If no, are there any you are likely to use soon?

No will not be using incahoot again I'm afraid. Too much hassle.

Q6. From your first impressions of the service so far, how likely, or not, are you to recommend the service to a friend/relative? Why?

Very unlikely to recommend to friends.same discounts are available if you hunt around or you may get similar ones through ypur work eg NHS discounts for only a couple of pounds a year.

Flossish Thu 18-Oct-12 11:32:19

Q1. How easy, or difficult, did you find it to understand Incahoot PLUS from the information provided on the Incahoot website? Was there anything in particular that was difficult to understand?

It took me a while to find the incahoot plus section the first time.

Q2. What, if any, other information would you have found useful to have on the site?

Nothing, really.

Q3. How easy, or difficult, did you find it to navigate and use the Incahoot PLUS website? Did you find any specific areas particularly difficult? If so, why?

Once in it was fine to navigate.

Q4. What did you like about the Incahoot PLUS website? What did you dislike? What would you like to see improved?

I don't like the plain text list at the bottom of the front page. I does not look appealing.

Q5. Have you used any discounts/offers through Incahoot PLUS so far? If yes, which ones? If no, are there any you are likely to use soon?

No, none of them felt very relevant to me.

Q6. From your first impressions of the service so far, how likely, or not, are you to recommend the service to a friend/relative? Why?

Not very, the scheme needs to grow in size to be a success I feel.

RiaBlossom Wed 17-Oct-12 20:37:00

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?

None

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?

n/a

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?

I didn't find any that attracted me. I can obtain reloadable gift cards through a work scheme for no admin fees.

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?

No I would not pay £30 a year.

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?

No I can obtain most discounts elsewhere with more convenience.

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?

No, because of the large upfront fee.

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?

Easy to navigate but didn't find anything that looked any better than usual offers elsewhere.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?

Tend to use other cashback websites already.

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 14-Aug-12 10:28:25

Hi everyone, thanks for all your feedback. The winner of the prize draw is....

NoMoreMarbles

Congratulations! I'll PM you to get your details

missmuddle Tue 07-Aug-12 15:32:49

second set of feedbaCK

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?

None as yet - but would not rule out using it in future i will certainly check offers before a large ppurchase

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?
None

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?
None

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?
Not able to sway it depends - I almost used it to book my holiday which would have made it worth while - however i negotiated a better deal direct with the holoiday provider

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes for the dureation of my trial membership and then i will evaluate if it is worth paying for.

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?

probably not as it is not user friendly

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?
No as stated in previous feedback i find the site cluttered, confusing, difficult to navigate and hard top see what you are offereing. There is noting i particularly like about the website.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?

I did not look at the offers
I would look when i am due to change suppliers
I actually cannot think why i would look at your comparisions as opposed to any of the other sites available
Maybe the problem is that you are offering too much information/products i think i would prefer to use a dedicated phone comparision site or energy site

ln1981 Mon 06-Aug-12 21:16:16

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?
Havent used any discounts-most of them have not appealed or have been ones that I would not use. Of those that I could use, I didnt have cause to use them as yet.

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?
At the minute, I havent saved any money from using the site, but that doesnt mean that I might not in future.

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?
not applicable.

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?
not at the minute. im lucky that I live in the central belt in Scotland, so easy to get to places that offers discounts, but there seemed to be very few local traders who offered and more big national chains (which is great but these can be found on other free cashback sites)

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?
Possibly. im considering getting a couple of reloadable cards for the run up to christmas, and shall check the offers for the same reason.

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?
Probably not, again because there wasnt really alot of local discounts and big chains can be found on other sites.

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why? I found it easy to understand and navigate, but it was quite cluttered-feeling and didn't have the number of offers that I expected

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?
I did have a quick look, but none of the free things on the site were any good to me as nothing is due for renewal at the minute!

fallingandlaughing Thu 02-Aug-12 19:09:06

Q1.
I used a discount at my beautician, saving £3.40. The reloadable cards didn't appeal.

Q2. Yes. I have saved £3.40.

Q3. I only found the beauty discount useful.

Q4. I don't think this represents good value. I would struggle to make that back over the course of a year, I would roughly break even.

Q5. Yes, I will use the beauty discount again.

Q6. I wouldn't recommend it. I found the website poorly organised and would never have persisted to find the one disount I did find useful if I hadn't been trying out the site.

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7.
Yes, i vivsted the main website. It was easy to navigate. The uncluttered style was good. I was disappointed with the offers. Not a fan of twitter feed but I suppose someone must come to Incahoot to hear what they think of Bradley Wiggins...

Q8.
yes I did. I wasn't tempted by any of the offers. I prefer to neogtiate directly with familiar suppliers.

Sorry to sound so negative, just wasn't for me in general.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 31-Jul-12 12:29:37

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?

None, nothing seemed worthwhile.

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?

No.

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?

None.

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?

No, I would say it's poor value for us. All of the offers we could use can be had through DH's employee voucher scheme at no charge (I understand such schemes are fairly common in public and private sector employment), or on Quidco.

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?

No, I won't bother. There is nothing to interest me.

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?

Absolutely not. It's money for nothing for us, and I'm not sure if it would be good value for anyone I know.

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?

I did, and I have looked at it in the past. It seems no better or worse than any other comparison/money-saving site. It serves a purpose, but looking at those sites is always a chore, never a pleasure.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?

Unlikely to use any of these things. My first port of call is always Quidco, which I find really easy to navigate and use, and Incahoot hasn't tempted me away.

helibee Mon 30-Jul-12 02:50:17

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?

I haven't used any of the discounts as i have found better deals on other sites that i use

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?

I haven't saved any money

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?

i didn't use any of the offers as i have found better ones elsewhere

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?

No, not at all. I have better deals on topcashback which is free. I cannot see the value in paying this!

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?

I will keep an eye on the site for improvements in the deals on offer but i will not use it regularly

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?

No, i could not in good conscience recommend a site where you have to pay when there are free sites with better deals available!

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?

I visited it a few times. It was easy to understand but not very well designed

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?

I looked, a few of the iphone deals looked good but i didnt find anything else of use

SazzSelby Sun 29-Jul-12 17:29:32

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?

I haven't used any offers as I currently don't need any of them.

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?

I think I would save money, but I'm not sure it would have been a lot.

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?

N/A

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?

I'm not sure I would use it enough to save £30 a year in order to warrant the initial cost.

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?

I might do, there appear to be some good offers.

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?

I would, I like to share offers with friends and family, so they can save money as well.

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?

Yes I did visit it, I found it easy to navigate, but I didn't look at it too closely.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?

I did have a quick look at these offers and they are something I think I could use in the future.

georgieandjess Thu 26-Jul-12 22:11:04

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?

I haven't used any. I have looked on the site for discounts as we have just moved house and have some new appliances to buy but I have found better discounts elsewhere.

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?

I've not saved any money

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?

None

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?

Definitely not. I have used both Quidco which is only £5 per year and comes off cashback made and now use Topcashback which is free. Both of these are much better than Incahoot Plus. I cannot fathom why anyone would pay £29.99 a year for this.

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would check it for discount codes as a last resort but nothing else.

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?

No as it is not worthwhile when other sites are free.

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?

I visited it but only to get to the Incahoot Plus. I didn't think it was very well designed and is quite basic.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?

Did not look.

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting? Just the wallpaper purchase that I mentioned in my first load of feedback. Other offers that tempted me were either available elsewhere for better discounts or greater cashback

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved? I may have received £1.50 cashback from the wallpaper. But to be fair, I wouldn't have found that company selling the wallpaper I wanted at such a cheap price had I not used the Incahoot PLUS site. So I probably saved £15 or so in total (versus my current tally of around £120 via another cashback site with better offers and discounts). I thought I might have made huge savings from shopping around for a chest freezer, but alas no - available offers don't apply to the freezer makes / companies I intend to buy it from

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful? I'm tempted by the postage offers, but otherwise nothing stood out. Perhaps because I'm based in the north of Scotland...?

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not? For my family, now: no. If I moved down south: perhaps. But I'd need to be more reassured that the cashback works (ie see how easy it is to reclaim), and I don't have a good feeling about the dead links

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not? I'll continue to look, just in case, but I don't expect so

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not? Possibly to some living in cities or in England, because so many offers are relevant to them that I'm sure they'd find more that they could use than I did. But I'd warn them to check with other cashback sites / discount voucher sites first

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why? I found it easy to understand and navigate, but it was quite cluttered-feeling and didn't have the number of offers that I expected

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers? I looked at insurance, but negotiated far better deals myself. The other deals weren't relevant to me just now, or weren't very good offers

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 26-Jul-12 15:05:18

Hi StellaMarie thank you - I've found your initial feedback too smile

StellaMarie Thu 26-Jul-12 15:01:01

Q1. I didn't use any of the offers, nothing interested me.

Q2. Not applicable

Q3. Not applicable

Q4. NO, I didn't see any offers which interested me or anything local to me. I do not like to part with money upfront unless I know exactly what is on offer so I would probably not have spent 29.99 in the first place.

Q5. I doubt it, there is nothing in my area and I do not need exclusive deals on mobile phones etc

Q6. Probably not, I'm sure a lot of these offers are available in various forms elsewhere and I wouldn't sign up just for the cashback store cards.

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Yes I did visit the main website, I found it quite busy and nothing really grabbed my attention.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? - Yes i did look at these offers but I am happy with what I currently negotiate for myself.

KatieBMumsnet - just to let you know I have name changed since filling in the initial feedback, so I have answered both sets of feedback!

likelucklove Thu 26-Jul-12 12:41:37

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?

I did not use any of the offers.

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?

No and I would not be happy if I had paid for it, since it does not really seem to be good value for money.

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?

None. I was looking for home items, particularly a bed, and was unimpressed with the selection available and the offers that were available for this. I would have thought with an expensive item, there would be better deals available.

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?

No, since it provides a service other sites already give the public for free, or for less money. I have shown some family and friends, and they agreed also.

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?

No, since the selection did not impress me and the offers were not substantial for me to make any savings. If I did all my shopping online, I worked out I may have made £30 a year, but I would be paying more for food shopping and the like, than I already do, which would counter-act the savings made.

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?

No because I found the site hard to use, and it did not impress me greatly. I also did not use the services, so cannot comment on whether they act 'work', since it seems to be a problem flagged up by others here.

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?

I did visit the main website. I did not like the layout, which I found it hard to navigate around. There needs to be more sub-categories, not just home, so that you can find a specific item without having to trail through pages.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?

I did look at the mobile offers (the others I am fixed with my suppliers so cannot move) for a present for my DP, but I could get a better offer directly through my network, so it was not as competitive as I had hoped. I may use the offers if better ones are provided, especially around Christmas time. The information given was enough and easy to understand.

Tigerlily13 Thu 26-Jul-12 09:58:01

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?

Haven't used any

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?

No

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?

Didn't find it a very useful site

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?

Not at all, can't see what the offers are for this money

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?

No, not used them anyway

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?

No as I can't find any useful deals / offers

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?

Visited but didn't find it easy to use or understand

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?

No

FrankWippery Wed 25-Jul-12 11:32:54

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?

I've printed off discounts/vouchers for Lego Land, Café Rouge, Chessington and Sea Life Centres, which will all be used in the next couple of weeks. Also have reloadable cards for Boots, Pizza Express, Sainsbury's and Arcadia - all places that I (and my older children) use regularly

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?

Yep, definitely saved money. In excess of £150 so far I reckon.

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?

There are loads that are for places that we as a family use a LOT, the list above is pretty indicative of what I will be using the card for

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?

* Absolutely, for me anyway.*

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yep - pretty clear why!

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?

Yes I would and I have. My oldest DD has ordered an Incahoot PLUS card, as has my Mum, Sister and 3 SILS. DD1 is off to University this year, so is out for any way that she can save pennies; I will also be able to reload her Boots/Sainsbury's cards for her so at least she's going to be clean and eating properly!!

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?

I wasn't wildly enthusiastic about the main site TBH, I found it rather cluttered and not brilliant to navigate. I much prefer the Plus site, but that could be because I have obviously spent far more time on it and therefore know my way around it.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?

I haven't had a need for any of these at the moment. None of my current deals are due for renewal until towards the end of the year. I will have a good look from October onwards though, as suspect I can probably save some money on them all.

Thank you Mumsnet and Incahoot for the opportunity to trial this, it has definitely saved me quite a substantial sum and will continue to do so. I think it is highly likely that I will renew the annual subscription when this one runs out.

SootyLenoir Wed 25-Jul-12 10:29:09

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?

I only used the reloadable cards. I have found them useful, it's a bit of a faff having to load them a couple of days in advance and I think you have to be prepared to put large amounts on to get the most out of them. However, they are worth using. It's a shame you can't just have one Incahoot Plus card that you use in participating shops, rather than several reloadables.

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?
I've made about £15 cash back, minus about £5 in fees for the cards, so about £10. Would have been more but I've been on holiday so not using the supermarket.

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?
I didn't use any others. To be honest they don't look much different to the discounts you'd get for free elsewhere, and many are things like restaurant vouchers - we rarely eat out!

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?
I'm not sure about this. I do think I will earn much more in cash back over a year and earn the fee back. But I think it's a lot to ask for upfront. Why not ask for a fee of £2.50 each month, taken from the cash back so you don't feel as though you're risking losing' anything? I think you'd have to offer 1 month free or something, so people could see how much they might earn without committing to the fee straight away. Also, regarding the fees for loading the cards etc, it would be better to have this taken from the cash back. Where you have a record of cash back that's gone into the account, I'd like to see the charges coming out there, so you can see exactly what you've spent on the service, as well as earned. I understand that you have to charge, but doing it this way would make it more transparent. At the moment I have to keep my own record on a scrap of paper next to the PC.

I should say as well, unless you're using reloadable cards, then it's absolutely not worth it.

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, but only the reloadable cards. They're easy to use and I'm getting cash back, so will definitely keep using. I may renew my membership next year but unsure at the moment.

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?
I might but with the caveat that it's a bit of a risk paying nearly 30 quid up front.

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?

I did briefly. It's easy to navigate. Nothing specific I liked or didn't like.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?
I didn't look at these. We shop around when we buy and use some of the many comparison sites so I'm confident we're getting good deals. I might take another look when our contracts need renewing.

FanjoForTheMammaries Wed 25-Jul-12 08:06:58

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?

I have ordered reloadable cards for Sainsbury's, M and S, Argos, Costa and Boots. I mostly shop in these stores so feel it will be worthwhile to get money back for doing so, my weekly spend is quite consistent so I think it will be easy to budget and decide how much to put on the cards each time.

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?

I haven't yet but would estimate I could save/ earn over the £29.99 joining fee annually.

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?

I have printed the 25% off Pizza Express voucher to use when we are on holiday next week.

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?

Yes I think it does overall, although I don't think you could make massive savings.

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, I probably will since it involves getting cashback for little extra effort.

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?

Yes I probably would.

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?

Yes I did, at the time I found it pretty basic with not that much to offer in my area, and also found it time consuming to wade through the offers available only to find I couldn't make savings in the products I wanted. It was quite easy to navigate though. Have looked again this week and the website looked like it had been worked on and seemed more visually appealing.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?

I had a look for new broadband but found the range of offers disappointing and not any more impressive than those available online, if the offers improved with more exclusive prices I would definitely consider using them.

I have had a go and tried to be patient when each offer amounted to nothing but I was quite disappointed with the Incahoots site all in all.

To top it off...despite me clearly putting my name spelled correctly when I registered they repeatedly send me emails advertising the recent offers calling by a different (though similar) name. It is rude I tells ya...

Not impressed...wouldn't recommend.

llynnnn Tue 24-Jul-12 22:29:48

Q1. Which offers and/or discounts did you use through Incahoot PLUS? If you used the reloadable cards, how useful or not did you find them to help with budgeting?
I didn't use any of the offers or discounts as unfortunately I didn't feel the reward/cashback was great enough for the work it would be to get a card.

Q2. Overall, do you think you saved any money using Incahoot PLUS, or not? If so, how much approximately do you think you saved?
No

Q3. Which, if any, offers and/or discounts did you find most useful?
None unfortunately. i went into this wanting to save money and get a good bargain, but nothing on the site that I found was useful or saved enough money enough to warrant it.

Q4. Incahoot PLUS costs £29.99 per year, do you think this represents good value for money or not?
No, I don't as the rewards and discounts on offer can be found elsewhere on the internet for a much less or zero charge.

Q5. Do you think you will continue to use the discounts and/or offers on Incahoot PLUS after this trial? If so, why? If not, why not?
I will check back every so often, epecially when it c omes to renewing insurances or gas/electricity contracts

Q6. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Incahoot PLUS to a friend or relative? If so why, if not why not?
No I wouldnt, the membership fee, paid upfront is just too high

Now just a couple of question about Incahoot in general (i.e not Incahoot PLUS but the free offerings):

Q7. Did you visit Incahoot's main website? If so, what did you think? Did you find it easy to understand and navigate or not? What specifically did you like about the website and what didn't you like? Why?
I had a quick look. It was simple to use, clear and easy to navigate.

Q8. Incahoot offers exclusive deals on areas such as energy, insurance, mobile phones, broadband etc did you look at any of these offers? If so, what did you think? Would you be likely to use any of these offers in the future? Why/why not? Would you like anymore information to be provided on these offers?
I think this is the area I am most likely to use in the future when I come to renew and review my costs.

I would like to thank Incahoot and Mumsnet for allowing me to have a look at this, it has such promise and is a great idea but, for me, I feel the cashback and discounts aren't 'special' enough to warrant the effort and membership fee

Roseformeplease Tue 24-Jul-12 21:37:11

1. I haven't used any of the cards as I can only shop regularly at the co-op and other shops are too far. I haven't found any other offers that interest me although I will use the site for switching electric/mobile etc.
2. Nothing - sorry
3. Nothing really but when we are shopping in the city next week I hope to find some good offers.
4. Not for me, no.
5. Yes, I will keep an eye on it.
6. Yes, if they got it free but not sure it is worth £30 a month.
7. Took a while to get round things and wasn't easy to navigate.
8. I looked at them and will look again when contracts run out for me.

Thanks for the chance to try this out. I enjoyed the whole process and will continue to look at the offers.

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