User-Submitted Referral Code Updates

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This morning we pushed out a new user-submitted referral changes. This is an update to the previous attempt in 2012. Problem with the previous one is that it's difficult to add new stores that support referral benefits, and the feature ended up only supporting GreenManGaming and not being used much by our users here. What happened afterwards were wiki pages created for each online shop. Yes it's an interesting use of the wiki pages, but

  • Not a good idea to let any member to be able to edit everyone's code.
  • Free-form might not be the most ideal format, and hard to police everyone to edit in the same format.
  • The list is ordered rather than randomised.

What we have done now is having a single place for you to put in all your referral codes. Go to your Settings page and click on the referrals tab. You should be presented with a list of "stores" that we currently have referral support. For the comprehensive list of stores / products supported, please go to the referral wiki page.

New ones should be easily added as well if the method of referral is via a referral link (i.e. unique URL per referrer). Feel free to submit new ones in the comments. I need

  • The URL format for the referral link
  • Instructions to get the referral link
  • Benefit for the referrers and referees.

Another reminder that Affiliate Links and Referral Links are different and we do not allow affiliate links here on OzBargain.

Once a referral system has been set up for that domain, for every deal posted to that domain, a grey box will appear below the content and above the Share buttons containing a randomised referral link AND OP's referral link (if OP has submitted one for that domain and the deal has hit the front page vote minimum - updated 9/5/16). The benefits for the referrers and referees are also shown so people know what they (and you) are getting. For example this Amaysim offer I submitted. In this case including your own referral link and link to wiki becomes redundant.

Yes this is still in beta and needs improvement. Some potential issues / possible improvements:

  • Since you do not really need to put referral link in your content, you can submit deals with your link in the referral box without the deal being marked as "referral post". This might lead to abuse of people posting excessive deals from the stores offering referral. I shall look at ways to prevent it. I don't want to mark them as referral post at the moment because previously submitter can pick and choose whether to include his/her referral link. Now it's always included. 9/5/16 Update: Your deal must hit the front page vote minimum (currently 30) to show. This was previously 5, before being changed to the front page vote minimum.

  • Referral-code / coupon-code type referrals are not yet supported. For example Budget Direct, Rabobank, etc. We can potentially generate a popup containing the code when people click on "OP" or "random".

  • A good idea to let people pick and choose? For example some people might not want to use OP's referral link, not a random one either but from a list of friends.

So here it is. Give it a try guys! I will start removing some of the wiki pages later today. Meanwhile, please leave feedback in the comments.


If your comment is automatically unpublished due to the referral link, do not worry, moderators can still see it and will republish it before replying.

Comments

    • Previously added in 2020 but removed after an email sent to customers using ref links
      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/9050831/redir

      We won't be adding Nectr as they are invaliding referrals from Ozbargain.

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        oh, interesting, I wonder why they cared so much! Thanks for looking into it.

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    Can we please add Matchesfashion.com as a merchant?

    Format https://matchesfashion.mention-me.com/m/ol/XXXXX-XXXXXXX
    Instructions to get referral link: Log in to account and go to https://www.matchesfashion.com/au/account/referafriend to obtain referral link
    Benefit: Purchaser receives 15% off their first order (full price items), referrer receives 15% off one order (full price items) for every successful referral
    Thank you!

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      Can you please add Matchesfashion.com as a merchant?

      Format https://matchesfashion.mention-me.com/m/ol/{code}
      Instructions to get referral link: Log in to account and go to https://www.matchesfashion.com/au/account/referafriend to obtain referral link
      Benefit: Purchaser receives 15% off their first order (full price items), referrer receives 15% off one order (full price items) for every successful referral
      Thank you!

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    Hi, can you add Vic's Meat

    the code looks like this:
    http://vicsmeat.refr.cc/xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    xxxxxxxxxxxxx = the account name / full name of the referee

    benefit is 10% off for referee and 10% for the referrer

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    Could you please add Vic's Meat to the referrals system:

    10% off for the referrer & 10% off for the referee

    Referral Link Format:
    http://vicsmeat.refr.cc/{code}

    where code usually is the same as the account / person referring

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    hey OP, Can you please add Moneygram to the list of merchants supported:

    Referral URL format: https://www.moneygram.com/RAF/Referral_Code
    Benefit: Referee and referral both enjoy a zero-fee transfer

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    Hey, having trouble adding a referral link to the boody page despite it following the format. Can someone please help? Link: https://prz.io/kPO5RbbCB

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    Just tried signing up to Placie via the referral links but all of them give me the following error “ Sorry, the referral key is invalid or expired.
    Please ask your friend for a fresh referral.”

    • Placie referrals disabled (for now) as none of the URLs in our database work. Their "How to refer a friend" section in their FAQ has also been removed.

      Will be re-enabled in the future if users have more info.

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        What i've noticed is the Placie referrals link changes regularly, so would need to be updated in on OzBargain regularly too (every couple of weeks). Perhaps make it via PM only?

        "How to refer a friend" section in their FAQ is still there.

        We love it when our customers share Placie with their friends!
        Step 1: Go to menu and tap on Refer a friend.
        Step 2: Send your personalised code to your friends to get registered on Placie on whatever platform you like sharing from.

        Once they take a trip on Placie using their referral promo code, you’ll get a promo code to use on Placie too!

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        Seems to be working again? My my old link didn't work but the new one in the app works. Also there's a section on refer a friend in the help again too.

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    Merged from The Hut Refer a Friend Program

    Hi there

    Before I sign up, I saw that The Hut has a referral program, so us OzBargainers better jump on it!

    From the website:

    • Step 1 Find your unique referral code and link below and share them with your friends and family.

    • Step 2 Your friend will get 20% off their first order* using your unique referral link or code. *Exclusions apply - see here for details

    • Step 3 Earn £10 credit for every successful referral you make. We’ll notify you via email when it’s ready to spend!

    • What does the referral url look like?

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    Wish.com

    The message in my account says:
    Refer friends & Earn up to A$140 Wish Cash!
    Give your friend A$7 to spend on Wish when they sign up with your link!
    Get credit for both new signups & old Wish users who haven't made a purchase in 30 days. Receive A$7 Wish Cash within 7 days after your referral's order ships. Earn up to A$140 every month!

    Referral code format: cjrbfjys

    https://www.wish.com/refer

    Screenshot proof: https://files.ozbargain.com.au/upload/155317/90005/screensho...

    • We won't be adding a referral for Wish as are no deals for Wish.com. The website is also permabanned.

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        Got it. Thanks.

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    It looks like Groupon no longer has any referral system.

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    Hi,
    Can you add Goli Nutrition to the referral list please?
    $10 Goli Nutrition gift card for each referral. No limit on referrals. (https://goli.com/pages/refer-a-friend)
    Code is roughly like this:
    https://goli.com/a/refer-a-friend/redeem/xxrandomalphanumeri...
    Thanks

    • Goli is banned for SPAM so it won't be added to the referral system.

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        OK, thanks.

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    Hi,
    Can you please add Normcore coffee to the referral list?

    Give your friends a reward and claim your own when they make a purchase.
    They get
    10% off coupon
    You get
    10% off coupon
    http://i.refs.cc/tUzauPz1?smile_ref=randomalphanumerictext

    • Normcore has been added.

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    Can we please add Degoo go to the referral list?

    Invites are on this page and you get 5gb per referral.

    Invite example: https://cloud.degoo.com/xxxxxxxx

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      Hi neil just wondering if you saw my comment?

    • 5gb for referrer or the referree?

      And yes, I see everyone's comments (even if unpublished) but they are actioned on in chronological order.

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        neil Finally received an email back confirming both get 5GB.

        Sorry I thought you would but had replied to posts after mine so thought there was a slim chance you accidentally overlooked mine.

        • Thanks for following up. Degoo has been added.

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    Hi, can you please tell me why I can't add a referral link for mobvoi? It says invalid format. Have tried variations but all invalid. Mine looks like this:
    https://www.mobvoi.com/au/?referral_code=QZGDBD
    Thanks

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      I think the acceptable format needs updating? It saved when I modified it to be the same same as the grey text example:
      http://www.mobvoi.com/?referral_code={QZGDBD}
      But it doesn't actually give 5% off when I click through incognito, don't think it works this way

      • Have updated the structure.

        Also, no need to put { or } in the referral code.

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    Hi Mods,
    Go-To skincare have just launched a referral system for a $10 for/from promo until 25/07. When I tested it with different emails it gave me different referral links so I’m assuming this can’t be added to the referral page or posted??

    • Might be suitable for PM however since it only runs for a week maybe not worth adding it until they have a longer running program.

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    Ashes of Creation, Please (Upcoming MMORPG)
    https://ashesofcreation.com/

    Format: https://ashesofcreation.com/r/K24DQES323ZN6ASY

    "Refer your friends to receive 15% of any ongoing account purchases back as Intrepid Bucks!"

    What is the referral program? https://support.ashesofcreation.com/hc/en-us/articles/360036...

    • As there have never been any deals posted and there is no benefit for the referee, we won't be adding it to our system at this time.

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    Hi Mods, could you please add Nexo (crypto bank) to the referral system.

    Referral details:
    Both referrer and referee gets USD$10 in Bitcoin when referee deposits USD$100 or more in any of the assets supported by Nexo and hold for at least 30 days. Referee must also pass Advanced Verification.

    Link with referral details:
    https://nexo.io/referral

    Referral link format:
    https://nexo.io/ref/{code}

    Referral link example:
    https://nexo.io/ref/rvs8zbke8r

    Thank you!

    • Nexo has been added.

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        Thanks neil.

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        Hi neil/mods, once I created a deal post for this, will the grey box with the referral links appear automatically underneath my post?

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    Surprised not here already (at least in my search)

    Navexa - Share Portfolio Tracker

    Referral Details:
    Once subscription confirmed, we’ll credit both of you a free month of whichever paid plan you’ve each chosen.

    Link with details:
    https://www.navexa.io/n/referral-program

    Referral link format
    www.navexa.io/?ri={code}

    Refrral link example:
    www.navexa.io/?ri=7NFG6C

    Cheers

    • Navexa has been added.

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    Hi there!
    Would it be possible to add Peloton AU referrals?
    Details here:

    https://support.onepeloton.com/hc/en-au/articles/204445185-R...

    • Pelaton has been added.

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    Please add activeskin.com.au

    http :// activeskin.refr.cc / demitrisavvas

    Give your friends $10 off all products. When your friends buy from your invite link, you will both get $10 off!

    https:// activeskin.referralcandy.com/ZP9PFZ4#how-it-works

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    Could you please add Ampol Fuel?

    Referral details:
    Introduce a friend to the app and when they first fill up, you'll be automatically rewarded with 6c per litre^ off your next fuel purchase.

    Referral format:
    Get FuelPay® to pay for fuel
    Hello, Keep moving with an easier way to pay. Save 6c per litre on your next 3 fills with FuelPay®.

    Enter this code during registration: XXXXXXXX
    Download the app: https://www.ampol.com.au/service-stations/ampol-app

    Referral format example:
    Enter this code during registration: WGB4Q7U5

    • Ampol has been added.

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    Could you please add Get Paid In Bitcoin?

    Great little company that allows people to get a portion of their wage paid in bitcoin.

    https://getpaidinbitcoin.com.au/

    Referral Format: https://portal.getpaidinbitcoin.com.au/register?referralCode...

    Referral Details: Referrer gets AUD $0.50 for every transaction the referee makes - "Every transaction they make will give you a referral bonus. It's also paid out in bitcoin. What could be better?"

    • As there is no benefit for the referee and there have been no deals posted, we won't be adding it to our system at this time.

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    Could you please add PD insurance? I called them and they advised me of their Refer a Friend program. I asked for a code and then they emailed me the referral code to use along with some instructions:

    1. The URL format for the referral link: From my brief search, it appears to be accessible by phone only. From emailed instructions: "Tell them to call us on 1800 776 473 to get a quote and mention the referral code"
    2. Instructions to get the referral link: I couldn't find this online - perhaps it is also accessibly by requesting a referral code manually.
    3. Benefit for the referrers and referees: From the email: "If they purchase a policy, they get an extra 10% off their premium and you get a $100 Visa gift card (one for every person you refer)"

      "*Terms & Conditions: 1. For each policy term, you can get a $100 gift card for each friend who signs up with PD Insurance with a maximum three friends. 2. You'll get your gift card 45 days after your friend's policy commences and as long as it is not cancelled. 3. You qualify for the gift card only if your friend takes out a new PD Insurance comprehensive car insurance policy. 4. Your friend will get up to 10% off their annual base premium only."
    • PD Insurance has been added.

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        Thanks neil. There is no instructions/benefits on the referral link that has been added, so it's unclear how people will use it - is it permissable to post this as a deal?

        • There is no instructions/benefits on the referral link that has been added

          It shows up once someone puts a code in the system. It's now showing.

          is it permissable to post this as a deal?

          Yes, Deal Posting Guidelines: Referrals:

          Can I post a deal for the Referral offer itself?

          If the retailer offers a referral program, you may post it as a deal (e.g. signup to ABC site via referral code and earn $10 credit) if all of the following conditions are met:
          The referee also earns credit.
          The current offer has NOT been posted as a deal previously.
          It's a limited time referral offer or it's a new addition to the OzBargain referral system (added less than 7 days ago).

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            @neil: Thanks. I'll post it as a deal after the 7 days has elapsed.

            • @Brickles: You need to post it before 7 days, not after. The guidelines are to prevent entrepreneurial people going through one by one and reposting referral offers (over 500+).

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    The referral code section for these sites are broken due to them changing their link formats. Can you please update these? Thanks!

    • Boody
    • Dollar shave club
    • Ettitude
    • Coinjar
    • Shping
    • Boody

      Seems to still work. Format is prz.io/code where code is 9 characters long. What should it be?

      Dollar shave club

      Comment here so we can figure out what format is correct.

      Ettitude

      Don't see any indication of it working. What's the new format? Currently set as fbuy.io/eau/{ReferralCode}

      Coinjar

      Don't see any indication of it working. What's the new format? Currently set as coinjar.com/_ref/{ReferralName}

      Shping

      This was fixed yesterday.

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    I am unable to enter the Amex Qantas discovery card referral code. It says it's invalid. But the one on the Amex website looks like the below(Doesn't have XLINK=…)
    http://amex.com.au/refer/xxxxxx?CPID=99999999

    • As per the instructions:

      You only need to enter 'myC0De' and nothing else - don't include the "?" or anything after it.

      So just the xxxxxx part, not CPID or XLINK or anything else after the ?

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    Can you add SnapSendSolve to the list?

    Referral code is in format https://services.snapsendsolve.com/accounts/referral?code=xx...
    (eg https://services.snapsendsolve.com/accounts/referral?code=3H...)

    From their email:
    Refer your friends, family members or neighbours and you and the person you refer will go in the running to win one of 10 x $50 gift cards each month.
    How to enter:
    1. Refer a friend in the app
    You can do this after submitting or rating a report or by clicking ‘Refer Friends' in the ‘More’ section of the app.
    2. Select the friend you wish to refer
    The more friends you refer to Snap Send Solve, the more times you will be entered into the competition.
    3. WIN!
    We’ll be in touch if you’re selected as a winner. We draw prizes every month so keep your referrals up for more chances to win!

  • +1 vote

    Why do referral codes expire? And in 86 days? Where do these arbitrary things come from? We donate time and effort to post deals and get a few paltry referrals but you really do make it hard to want to bother.

    • By default all stores expire after 365 days to keep codes fresh and to also alert us to any changes within the system.

      Without knowing what store you referring to, often a short expiry of 90 days is typical of stores that change their referral links/codes often leading to broken referrals. I only see 2 store referrals in your account, one for which the store is set to 6 months and the other 1 year. Monthly paid stores like ISPs, Health Insurance where people switch over are generally set for 6 months.

      • +1 vote

        Even at 6 months for an ISP - why is that? The referral code is set to a customer for the life of their continuous engagement with the ISP - should it not be up to the member to determine if any when these codes need to be changed?

        • Even at 6 months for an ISP - why is that?

          From my experience of probably going through close to 1000 audits on stores, we end up with stores where the referrals are broken. So people looking to sign up will struggle to find a working code/link. It would be great when referrers move over to another ISP, Health Insurance, Mobile Plans that they think to remove their referral from the system but that just doesn't happen. We end up with deads links or worse the links or codes work but the referee doesn't get the credit.

          In any case, I'm not quite sure why it is such an imposition to add your code back in once every 6 months. A notification is sent to your notifications button on OzBargain or you can get a notification email.

  • +2 votes

    can you please at Honey the coupon checking browser extension
    They also do some cashback and the referrer gets 500 gold, 800 gold gets you a $10 gift card.
    I'm not sure what the referee benefit is. But it doesn't cost anything.

    • Honey is already in our system.

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    There's no text input field for Private Internet Access

    • It's a private message referral. So a user looking for a referral would PM you out of the pool of referrers in the system.

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        Thanks, is there a specific reason for that since PIA does have a referral link

        • As per this comment:

          you can refer someone by typing their First name and email address in the invite section
          (need to send private message for account owner to provide these information)

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        not working for me. the format for my referral url is ref.nordvpn.com but the ozbargain format is www.ref.nordvpn.com. i tried adding www to my url but it's still saying it's the incorrect format.

        • I've changed the referral to accept a referral code instead of the full link. Please try again.

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            @scrimshaw: the form is accepting my referral code now, but the link isn't resolving. the www needs to be removed.

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    Can I multiple referral codes for the same provider (eg Belong Mobile)? Or only one per OzBargain account? Thanks!

    • Only 1 referral code per provider, per person/account.

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    Hi Mods, the Afterpay referral program appears to have been extended to 31/12/2021 (see link below). The OzB “grey box” referral details needs to be updated?

    https://www.afterpay.com/en-AU/refer-terms

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    • What are the benefits for the referrer and referee?

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        Ah, I wasn't actually 100% on this but see it's lifetime 10% of escrow fees to referrer of referee's transactions. No benefit to referee so ineligible for here I guess.

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    UNBRK

    Format: enter code at checkout

    URL Format: https://unbrk.com/ Enter code at checkout (for example JESSICA238)
    Instructions to get referral link: After placing an order, you will get a referral code to share
    Benefit for referees: 60% off their first order
    Benefit for referrers: 10% payout method of choice

    • UNBRK has been added.

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    • Natvia has been added.