Best Referral Programs

What to do when you’ve set savings goals, but it’s reeeaallly difficult to stop shopping completely? Harness your network of friends, share some fantastic deals with them…and get rewarded yourself!

If you’re not familiar, many companies offer Refer a Friend programs that will reward you with discounts, free products, Amazon gift cards and more, just for referring your friends to purchase. Most of them offer your friend a discount to sweeten the deal. For example, your friend gets $25 off their purchase, and you get a $25 store credit.

Here’s 100 of our favorite Refer a Friend programs that we hope will help you stretch your dollars and get you that much closer to your next adventure!

1Vestiaire Collective

The Vestiaire Collective is an online consignment shop for luxury goods. There’s a good range beyond the usual designer handbags, including clothing, watches, art and home items.

Credits you earn from referring friends are stackable, so refer a dozen friends, and you’re well on your way to a designer purse!

You’ll get: A $15 site credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $15 off their first order. 

2R+Co

R+Co sells super popular luxury hair care products with fun packaging. You’ll need to sign up for an account, then go to “My Credits” to see the refer a friend page.

You’ll get: A $10 in store credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $10 off their first purchase of $50+.

3Food52

Food52 sells high quality, design oriented cookware, kitchen accessories, pantry items and more. Their generous referral program earned them one of the top spots on our list of best refer a friend programs.

You’ll get: $20 store credit for each friend you refer, up to $200.  

4Hotels.com

Hotels.com is a popular hotel booking portal, and they offer a pretty awesome refer a friend program.

You’ll get: $50 off for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $50 off their first stay of $200+.

5Roam Luggage

Roam Luggage sells really neat luggage with fully customizable colors, right down to the zippers! It’s a bit pricey, but as you’ll see, it’s possible to refer your way to a a free suitcase. In order to refer, sign up for an account, then navigate to “Get $50” in their menu bar.

You’ll get: A $50 Roam Luggage gift card for each friend who makes a purchase.

Your friend will get: $50 off their purchase.

6Blooom

Blooom is a 401k savings management service. We’re calling this one as one of the best refer a friend programs because your friend doesn’t have to make a purchase for you to be rewarded; they just need to take a free analysis.

You’ll get: $10 Amazon gift card for each friend you refer who completes their free analysis. 

Your friend will get: Their first month free if they sign up.

7EverlyWell

EverlyWell sells mail in lab test kits to check for everything from vitamin levels, to food allergies.

You’ll get: A $35 Amazon gift card for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: 20% of their purchase.

8Toms

Toms is a popular casual shoe brand for men and women, famous for donating shoes for each pair purchased. Their referral program is just as generous, easily one of the best refer a friend programs out there.

You’ll get: $20 in store credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $20 off their first order.

9Surf Air

Surf Air is a membership based private plane service. Right now they only serve California, Texas, and Europe, but this is such an awesome referral program if you’re in one of those areas.

You’ll get: 1 round-trip premium guest flight for each friend referred who joins.

Your friend will get: 1 round-trip premium guest flight.

10Brandless

Brandless sells generic pantry and home basics, all for $3 each. A lot of their goods are similar to Trader Joes, and we think their referral program is one of the best out there. To refer friends, sign up for an account, then click on the “Get $6” link in the footer.

You’ll get: $6 store credit for each friend you refer, up to $60. 

Your friend will get: $6 off their first order.

11Fiverr

Fiverr is a budget online marketplace for freelancers, offering everything from graphic design to relationship advice. To refer friend, sign up for an account, then navigate down to the footer, and click on “Invite a Friend.”

You’ll get: 20% of your friend’s order amount, up to $100.

Your friend will get: No friend discount, but it’s a cool site that is legitimately useful, so it doesn’t feel spammy to share.

12Brentwood Home

Brentwood Home sells luxury mattresses held to high environmental and safety standards.

You’ll get: A $50 Amazon gift card for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: 15% off their purchase of a mattress purchase of $500 or more (which works out to be at least $150 off, depending on what they purchase).

13Casper

Casper sells uber-popular foam mattresses and bedding, and their awesome referral program will keep you in Amazon shopping money.

You’ll get: A $50 Amazon gift card for each friend you refer, up to $250.

Your friend will get: $75 off a mattress, plus additional product (like a pillow or bedding).

14Amerisleep

Amerisleep is yet another popular online mattress brand (there are actually a ton of online mattress brands with Refer a Friend programs, but we’re only listing the most popular brands here).

You’ll get: A $75 VISA gift card for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: Varies, right now, it’s $200 off their mattress purchase.

15Burrow

Burrow sells easy to assemble modular sofas perfect for apartment dwellers.

You’ll get: A $50 Amazon gift card for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: A $75 off their first order of $300+.

16James Allen

James Allen is an online fine jewelry shop.

You’ll get: A $50 gift card (choice of Sephora or Amazon), or $150 James Allen coupon for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $150 off their first purchase. 

17Glossier

Glossier sells cult favorite makeup and skincare, and their refer a friend program is also pretty amazing. You’ll need to sign up for an account, then go to “Get $10” under your account info in order to see the refer a friend page.

You’ll get: $10 in store credit for each friend you refer, up to $500.

Your friend will get: 10% off their first order.

18Winc

Winc is a wine subscription service that ships you full bottles of wine tailored to your tastes each month. To start referring, create an account, then navigate to “Earn Credits”.

You’ll get: $13 credit on your friend’s first wine shipment, and another $13 on their second shipment.

Your friend will get: $20 off their first order.

19Active Junky

Active Junky is a cashback program specifically for outdoorsy related merchants. Users can earn up to 20% cashback on their purchases made through Active Junky…and you can earn cashback for referring friends!

In order to refer friends, sign up for an account, then navigate to Invite a Friend from the top right header bar.

You’ll get: $5 cashback added to your account for each friend you refer who makes a purchase. There’s no limit to the number of friends you can refer.

Your friend will get: $5 cashback added to their account, plus the cashback percentage associated with their purchase.

2023andMe

23andMe sells popular genetic testing kits.

You’ll get: A $20 Amazon gift card for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: There’s no friend reward stated.

21The Honest Co

The Honest Co is Jessica Alba’s brand, selling natural baby care and beauty products.

You’ll get: $20 store credit for each friend you refer. 

Your friend will get: There doesn’t appear to be a friend discount.

22Brooklinen

Brooklinen is a popular luxury bedding brand, with one of the best refer a friend programs out there. You’ll need to create an account, then scroll down to the bottom of your account page to see the refer a friend form.

You’ll get: $25 store credit for each friend you refer, up to $250.

Your friend will get: $25 off their first order.

23Urban Stems

Urban Stems is a flower delivery service, with a higher-end focus, including Vogue co-branded floral designs.

You’ll get: $15 store credit for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: $15 off their first order.

24Amtrak Rewards

Amtrak Rewards is Amtrak’s loyalty program. Even if you don’t use Amtrak to commute, they offer some amazing cross country journeys.

You’ll get: 500 bonus points for each friend you refer, up to 50 referrals.

Your friend will get: No friend reward, but they will be able to start earning reward points on their Amtrak trips.

25Choice Hotels

Choice Privileges is the loyalty program for Choice Hotels, which is a group of budget hotels including Comfort Inn.

You’ll get: 500 bonus points for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: 500 bonus points after their first stay.

26Tea Forte

Tea Forte sells gourmet teas and tea accessories.

You’ll get: A $20 credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: 20% off their first purchase.

27Oatbox

Oatbox is a handmade granola subscription box, with fun new flavors each month, as well as granola bars and oatmeals you can add to your monthly shipment. I’m a customer, and their granola is legitimately great–and is the the structure of their program, allowing you to earn ongoing rewards for referred friends.

You’ll get: $2 store credit for each friend you refer, and another $2 in credit for each month they maintain their subscription.

Your friend will get: $5 off their first box.

28Google Fi

Google Fi is Google’s cellular service. We use it, and it’s actually pretty great, especially if you travel frequently. You need to be a customer to refer friends.

You’ll get: $20 in Fi credit for each friend you refer, up to $200 (though they had a special referral promotion last year that allowed for earning quite a bit more).

Your friend will get: $20 in Fi credit on their first statement.

29T-Mobile

T-Mobile is another cellular provider with a nice referral program. Again, you must be a customer to refer friends.

You’ll get: A $50 Mastercard gift card for each friend you refer, up to 100 friends a year!

Your friend will get: No friend discount for this one.

30Sivana Spirit

Sivana Spirit sells bohemian and hippie themed clothing, accessories and home goods for women.

You’ll get: $50 gift card for each friend you refer. 

Your friend will get: $20 off their first order.

31ClassPass

ClassPass is a membership based fitness class service. You’ll need to sign up for an account to see the refer a friend page.

You’ll get: $40 of credit applied to your monthly membership fees for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: an undisclosed discount on their first month. 

32Hipcamp

Hipcamp is an Airbnb style booking site for camping, glamping, treehouses, cabins and more. It’s a really cool concept (Hipcamp is also on our list of Airbnb Alternatives), and we forsee this one going places, so this could be a good opportunity to refer friends before the site becomes so popular that everyone already has an account.

You’ll get: A $10 in site credit for each friend you refer who completes a stay, and it’s short on details, but $100 in cash for each landowner you refer to host campers on their site.

Your friend will get: $10 off their first stay.

33Pact Apparel

Pact sells organic cotton basics like tees and sweats, for men, women, and kids. They’ve got one of the best refer a friend programs due to the generous store credits awarded for each referral.

You’ll get: A $20 store credit for each friend you refer. Credits are combined in your account, so referring even a couple of friends can snag you some free clothing.

Your friend will get: 20% off their first purchase.

34HotelTonight

HotelTonight is a mobile-based last minute hotel booking app. You’ll need to download the app to your phone and sign up for an account to begin referring friends (use code HBEACH3 when signing up if you’l like to claim an initial $25 off).

You’ll get: $25 off for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: $25 off their first booking.

35Opumo

Opumo sells menswear, accessories and home goods to the US and UK markets. You’ll need to sign up for an account, then go to “The Club” to see refer a friend information.

You’ll get: $20 store credit for each friend you refer, and $100 for referring a brand to their store.

Your friend will get: $20 off their first order.

36Grana

Grana sells high quality wardrobe basic for women and men, in luxe materials like silk and cashmere.

You’ll get: $20 in store credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: 10% off their first order.

37DSTLD

DSTLD sells luxury basics for men and women, like jeans, tees and more. You’ll need to sign up for an account, then go to “Share + Earn” from your account page.

You’ll get: $20 store credit for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: $10 off their first purchase.

38AYR

AYR sells high end essential wardrobe pieces for women.

You’ll get: $30 store credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $30 off their first purchase.

39Modern Citizen

Modern Citizen sells simple, luxe clothing and home goods for women.

You’ll get: $15 in store credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: 15% off their first order of $100 or more.

40Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover sells women’s purses, totes, and other leather goods.

You’ll get: $25 in store credit  for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: 10% off their first order.

41Beyond Yoga

Beyond Yoga sells fashionable women’s yoga and exercise clothing.

You’ll get: $25 coupon for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: 15% off their first order.

42Away

Away makes cult favorite smart luggage with integrated power banks. You can easily earn enough for a free suitcase–making them a contender for the best referral program.

You’ll get: A $20 shop credit for each friend referred. You can earn up to $400.

Your friend will get: $20 off their first purchase over $175.

43Lively

Lively sells cute and comfy women’s bras and underwear.

You’ll get: $10 in points for each friend you refer. 

Your friend will get: $10 off their first order.

44Threadless

Threadless sells customer printed tees, stickers and more from popular indie artists (like the awesome Strange Planet webcomic).

You’ll get: A $10 credit.

Your friend will get: $10 off their first order of $50 or more.  

45AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA sells mail-in DNA analysis kits that tell you where your ancestors were from.

You’ll get: A $10 Amazon gift card for each friend referred. 

Your friend will get: 15% off their purchase of a DNA kit.

46Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club is a bulk-purchase club. You need to be a member in order to refer friends.

You’ll get: $10 e-gift card for each friend you refer to join. 

Your friend will get: $20 e-gift card.

47Root Science

Root Science sells natural, organic skincare, made in handcrafted small batches.

You’ll get: $10 store credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $10 off their first purchase.

48Ebates

Ebates gives members cash back for shopping at popular sites. Get a handful of friends to sign up, and you’re looking at a big check from one of the best refer a friend programs!

You’ll get: $25 for each friend who signs up and makes a purchase through their site.

Your friend will get: $10 bonus cashback after their first purchase.

49Blinds.com

Blinds.com sells a huge variety of window coverings.

You’ll get: $20 VISA gift card for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $20 off their first order.

50Negative Underwear

Negative Underwear sells trendy, minimalist women’s lingerie.

You’ll get: $20 credit for each friend referred (they’re sent as individual coupons, but if you ask nicely, they may combine your coupons for you).

Your friend will get: $20 off their first purchase of $75.

51Sperry

Sperry sells classic clothing for the whole family, including their famous boat shoes.

You’ll get: A $20 e-gift card for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: A $20 e-gift card after their first purchase of $75+.

52Betabrand

Betabrand is a launch site that sells innovative women’s and men’s fashion (they’re really into the dress yoga pant trend for some reason!).

You’ll get: $15 store credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $15 off their first purchase of $75.

53Volcom

Volcom sells clothing for kids and teens, with a surf/ skate culture focus.

You’ll get: $15 credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $15 off their first purchase.

54Flytographer

Flytographer helps customers find photographers for honeymoon/ vacation photo shoots. This could be the best refer a friend program for you if you work in the wedding industry or have quite a few friends planning weddings.

You’ll get: $25 towards a future shoot or gift card for each friend referred

Your friend will get: $25 off their first shoot.

55SoFi

SoFi offers personal loans, and student loan and mortgage refinancing.

You’ll get: $100+ for each friend referred, up to $3,000.

Your friend will get: No friend discount for this one.

56Craft Coffee

Craft Coffee is a gourmet coffee subscription service.

You’ll get: A free coffee delivery for each friend you refer. 

Your friend will get: 15% off their first order.

57Rothy’s

Rothy’s sells cute and comfy women’s ballet flats and loafers.

You’ll get: A $20 coupon for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $20 off their first order.

58eBags

eBags sells luggage, handbags, travel accessories and more.

You’ll get: $10 in rewards points for each friend you refer. 

Your friend will get: 25% off their first order.

59NatureBox

NatureBox sells a huge variety of healthy-ish snacks.

You’ll get: $20 in store credit for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: $20 in store credit.

60Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway lets you rent, rather than purchase, designer clothing and accessories.

You’ll get: $30 coupon for each friend you refer. 

Your friend will get: $30 off their first order.

61TaxAct

TaxAct provides online tax preparation services.

You’ll get: $20 Amazon gift card for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: 20% off Federal Tax filing services.

62Marriott Rewards

Probably doesn’t need explaining, but Marriott Rewards is the loyalty program for Marriott Hotels. Points are redeemable for free hotel stays. They don’t provide a link to share, so you must email invites directly to your family and friends.

You’ll get: 2,000 bonus points for each stay your referrals make.

Your friend will get: 2,000 bonus points for their first 5 stays.

63Sweeten

Sweeten is a service that connects homeowners with contractors who can complete their (higher-end) projects. You’ll need to create an account to see the refer a friend page.

You’ll get: $250 VISA gift card for each friend you refer. 

Your friend will get: $250 VISA gift card after their hire a contractor through the site.

64Homage

Homage sells sports team apparel for men and women.

You’ll get: $20 coupon for each friend you refer. 

Your friend will get: $20 off their first order of $40 or more.

65Lunya

Lunya sells luxury pajamas and loungewear for women.

You’ll get: $20 coupon for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $20 off their first order of $60.

66Love with Food

Love with Food is a monthly snack subscription box, focusing on organic, natural, and gluten free snack options.

You’ll get: A free snack box and $10 worth of rewards points for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: 50% off their first box.

67WalMart Grocery

WalMart Grocery is a grocery delivery/ curbside pickup service.

You’ll get: $10 off your next order for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $10 off their first order.

68Dropps

Dropps sells sustainable laundry and dish detergent pods.

You’ll get: $20 in credit for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: 20% off their first order.

69Pimsleur

Pimsleur sells popular language learning courses.

You’ll get: A $20 VISA gift card for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: 20-40% off their first purchase.

70DiscoverCard

You’ll need to be a DiscoverCard holder to participate in this one, but do check it out if you are (or use our link to sign up for one!). Depending on the type of card you hold, some other banks also offer refer a friend bonuses, so it’s worth taking a look at all your credit cards to see if you qualify for their referral programs.

You’ll get: A $50 statement credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: A $50 statement credit when they make their first purchase within 3 months.

71Chase

Chase Bank offers a refer a friend program, with eligibility requirements that aren’t published. You have to visit the refer a friend page, enter your info and they’ll tell you if you’re eligible (my boyfriend was, and I was not for some reason).

You’ll get: $25 in cash deposited in your Chase account for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: Friend bonuses vary.

72EatWith

EatWith is a travel food experience booking platform. You can book cooking classes, food tours and dinners with locals around the world. You’ll need to sign up for an account

You’ll get: 10 euros to use toward and experience. (amounts are in euros, but there’s bookings available around the world).

Your friend will get: 10 euros off 90 euros or more.

73Hopsy

Hopsy sells a draft beer dispensing machine along with mini kegs of local beers from around the US. It’s a cool concept, and with nearly free beer for referring friends, something tells me this one will make quite a few best referral program lists.

You’ll get: $1 beer box for each friend you refer who buys the SUB draft machine. 

Your friend will get: Their first beer box for $1.

74Barn and Willow

Barn and Willow sells custom draperies, shades and throws. The refer a friend link is on the top right side of their site.

You’ll get: $50 Amazon gift card for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $50 off their first purchase.

75Soma

Soma sells women’s lingerie and casual clothing. You’ll need to sign up for an account to see the refer a friend page.

You’ll get: $15 in rewards.

Your friend will get: $15 off of a $50+ purchase.

76Clean Program

Clean Program sells diet shakes and cleanses. You’ll need to sign up for an account to use the refer a friend program.

You’ll get: $50 in store credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $50 off their purchase of 21 day cleanse.

77Lyft

Lyft is a popular ridesharing service.

You’ll get: A credit for a “free ride” (amount varies by market).

Your friend will get: Their first ride free (again, amount varies by market).

78Uber

Uber is another popular rideshare /taxi service.

You’ll get: An undisclosed reward (likely varies by market) for referring new customers OR new drivers.

Your friend will get: New customers receive a credit for their first ride free, new drivers may receive a sign up bonus depending on market and current promotions.

79Bite Squad

Bite Squad is a restaurant food delivery service, available in select areas of the United States. You’ll need to sign up for an account to see the refer a friend page.

You’ll get: $5 Bite Squad credit for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: $5 of their first order.

80Quip

Quip sells electric toothbrushes, replacement brush heads and  toothpaste. You do need to be a Quip customer to refer friends, but then you’ll be able to use your credit to pay for your replacement brush heads.

You’ll get: $5 store credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $5 off their first refill.

81Xfinity

Xfinity is a cable tv and internet provider.

You’ll get: $100 VISA gift card for the first friend referred, $200 for the second, and $200 for the third, up to $500 a year.

Your friend will get: They don’t say, just an undisclosed “reward.”

82Kuna

Kuna sells smart security cameras and lights.

You’ll get: $20 cash for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $20 off their first purchase.

83Greats

Greats sells trendy sneakers for men and women.

You’ll get: $25 credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $25 off their first purchase.

84ScoreSense

ScoreSense offers streamlined credit report monitoring.

You’ll get: A $25 Amazon gift card for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: A 7 day free trial of ScoreSense.

85La Colombe

La Colombe sells specialty coffee and coffee drinks. You’ll need to sign up for an account to start referring.

You’ll get: $10 for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $10 off their first purchase of $25+.

86Filter Easy

Filter Easy ships furnace filters direct to your house.

You’ll get: $10 account credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: Their first order free.

87Birchbox

Birchbox is a popular skincare sample subscription box. They also sell full size products in their online shop, that you can purchase with the credit you earn from referring friends. You’ll need to sign up for an account to see the refer a friend page.

You’ll get: $5 store credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: Up to 50% off their first box.

88T3 Micro

T3 Micro sells hair dryers, curling irons and more.

You’ll get: $15 in credit.

Your friend will get: No friend discount available

89Cocofloss

Cocofloss sells scented luxury dental floss.

You’ll get: a $5 credit for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $5 off their first order.

90Kopari

Kopari sells beach, coconut based skincare.

You’ll get: A free mini coconut deodorant.

Your friend will get: $10 off $25 or more.

91Whimsy + Row

Whimsy + Row sells high end, hipster-y women’s clothing, accessories, home goods and more.

You’ll get: $20 off (unclear if it’s store credit or a coupon)

Your friend will get: $20 off.

92Molekule

Molukule sells advanced air purifiers that are supposed to make your air extra clean.

You’ll get: A $75 Amazon gift card for each friend referred.

Your friend will get: $75 off their Molekule purchase.

93Tokyo Treat

Tokyo Treat is a Japanese snack subscription box.

You’ll get: A free box for every 3 friends referred, and additional rewards for more friends.

Your friend will get: $5 off their first order.

94Able

Able sells clothing and accessories handmade by women who’ve overcome difficult circumstances.

You’ll get: $20 credit for each friend referred who makes a $40 purchase.

Your friend will get: $20 off their first purchase.

95Raise

Raise is a marketplace to buy and sell unwanted gift cards.

You’ll get: $5 in Raise cash for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: $5 in Raise cash in their account.

96Car2Go

Car2Go is a short term car rental service for people who just need a car for a short trip within a city.

You’ll get: A $10 Amazon drive time credit for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: a $10 drive time credit.

97Whistle

Whistle makes neat pet location and health trackers.

You’ll get: $20 Amazon gift card for each friend you refer.

Your friend gets: $20 off their purchase.

98Snowe

Snowe Home sells elevated home goods like porcelain dishware, linen sheets and more.

You’ll get: $25 store credit for each friend you refer.

Your friend will get: $25 off their first order of $50 or more.

99MisterB&B

MisterB&B is a new gay friendly vacation rental site modeled after Airbnb. Because they’re new, your friends are less likely to be members already, so there’s plenty of potential with this one. You don’t need to be gay to book a stay or be a host, but–and I know our readers are cool, so I probably don’t need to say this–obviously don’t sign up if you have a problem with gay people.

You’ll get: $10 credit when your friend books a stay, and $200 credit when a friend hosts their first guest.

Your friend will get: $10 off their first stay.

100Arlo Skye

Arlo Skye is a new luxury luggage brand, offering sleek aluminum carry-on suitcases with integrated power banks.

You’ll get: $20 credit for each friend who makes a purchase.

Your friend will get: $20 off their first purchase.


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Tips for sharing your referral links:

Don’t overwhelm your friends by sharing all of your referral links all at once! Pick a handful that you’d really like to do well with, and target your sharing. Think about which programs are likely to be the most appealing to your friends’ personal tastes, and which are offering a great deal for your friends.

Pay attention to the terms of the Refer a Friend program you’re joining. Some specifically prohibit posting your link or code on coupon sites, while others don’t care where you’re sharing as long as it results in new customers. We’ve also found that some programs have confusing wording, for example saying that you’ll receive “credit” when in fact they send you a one time use discount that cannot be combined with other coupons. If you’ve referred a handful of friends, it never hurts to email customer service and ask if your reward coupons can be combined for a larger discount.

Refer a Friend Program FAQs

What is a refer a friend program?

The exact rules vary from program to program, but essentially, many businesses will give you discounts, free items, gift cards, or even cash when you refer a friend to purchase their product.

Usually, you’ll need to sign up to their website, and get a special link to share with your friends. Anytime your friends purchase through that link, you receive a reward.

There’s so many great referral programs out there that we created this huge roundup to make it easier to find them all.

Where can I share my Refer a Friend links?

Don’t have a giant social media network? You do have some additional options for sharing your links, but be careful to do it in a non-spammy way.

You can try sharing in relevant forums and message boards (like deal forums in which users are requesting deals for a specific site), and searching for forums created specifically for sharing refer a friend links.

There are also some specific subReddits for sharing coupons and referral links that might apply to the program you want to share.

Does Amazon have a refer a friend program?

In the past, Amazon offered refer a friend programs for some of their services, like Amazon Prime. Currently, Amazon does not have any referral programs.

However, you can still earn Amazon credit through other merchants’ referral programs! Many of the businesses on this list reward you with Amazon credit for referring your friends to purchase their products. Mattress companies in particular frequently offer Amazon gift cards as rewards.

How can I find more refer a friend programs? 

If you’ve exhausted our list of 100 refer a friend programs, don’t fret, there’s still more to be found!

One great option is to look locally. There are a ton of local referral programs that we haven’t listed here. Does your bank, energy company, apartment complex, gym, or even dentist offer a reward for referring your friends? Try Googling “refer a friend” plus your city name to find more.

We also suggest looking at the websites that you already shop at. Some merchants don’t really advertise their refer a friend programs, or the refer a friend option is hidden in their rewards program, so that it’s only visible to those with accounts.