How does 20 Cogs work?

Heard of 20 Cogs but not sure how to use it? Let us show you to get the most out of it.

What is 20 Cogs?

20 Cogs is not a conventional cashback site - although you can earn cash from it - but rather than being based entirely around taking a slice of the commission through links to affiliate retailers, you can earn money on 20 Cogs by signing up for offers, free trials and surveys.

How does 20 Cogs work?

Sign up for a free account on 20 Cogs and the first thing you will see when you get to your account page is your first cog. Each cog represents a deal, survey or trial; sign up for it and the cog will turn yellow and the amount of cash you earn for it will show as pending in your balance. Then your next cog opens up so you can sign up to another deal, and when your cogs turn yellow that means the pending amount has now been paid. If you don’t like the deal that is shown on the page you can skip it and it will present a new one, although there aren’t an infinite number of deals.

How can I get the most cashback?

Because 20 Cogs rewards you for trials and short tasks rather than outright purchases you need to persevere to get the most out of it. Frequent visits to the site and the persistence to sign up for, then potentially cancel, a host of offers will take up your time, but that is the only way to ensure you get through all 20 of your cogs. The claim is that the average user will clock up over £200 if they complete all 20 cogs, which is perfectly possible. As always the payment amounts and the time required to complete them can vary, but there is the potential to make a few hundreds pounds over the course of a year.

As with similar sites 20 Cogs will pay you for referring a friend, but the results are even more generous. For each person you get to sign up, you are paid 5 percent of their rewards for as long as they are registered, and you get paid a flat £20 should they complete 20 cogs. It might take a while but if you can corral a good number of friends the money could come rolling in.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Some of the offers on 20 Cogs are for gambling websites, whether that is lottery-based sites or full-on casino websites, and may require an initial deposit of a set amount before your payout through 20 Cogs is authorised - so suitable caution should be exercised. It’s also worth taking your time to read all the terms and conditions on each offer; some will simply require you to sign up before your payment is pending, while others may ask you to stay signed up for a set period or spend a certain amount, so read the small print carefully and set yourself a reminder should you plan to quit as soon as possible.