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

  • Hi
    Could we please add ledn.io (its similar to Celsius/BlockFi/Nexo in the crypto space)

    My referral link is:

    https://platform.ledn.io/join/2e6181e539ca21184abb560d691c70...

    • What does the referrer and referee get?

      • Referrer and referee both get 10 USDC (USD stablecoin) if the referee deposit and hold 75 USDC or 0.0015 BTC for 15 days or longer.

  • EveryPlate look like it has suspended their referral program temporarily. They said it is due to high demand and should be back shortly

    • The referral links are still taking $30 off the first box for referees (and further discounts off 2nd and 3rd boxes).

  • Hi Mod

    I just bought from BeerCo (https://beerco.com.au/) for the first time and looks like there's a referral program there too but there's no info on their site. Got the email after purchasing. Both referrer and referee get 10% off. Could this be added in please? The individual referral code is in the email they send you after your purchase.

    Referral link format is http://beerco.refr.cc/<yourreferralcode>

    For example my referral link is http://beerco.refr.cc/trammin

    Thanks!

    • BeerCo has been added.

  • Please add Fitness First

    https://cloud.e.fitnessfirst.com.au/referral?id=demitriSdud4...

    Both referrer and referee get 2 weeks free.

    https://www.fitnessfirst.com.au/terms-and-conditions/?utm_so... (right at the bottom of the page the details about referral)

  • Moving this request from a reply from the first comment:

    jjords:

    Olive Young Global

    Available on account details page:
    https://global.oliveyoung.com/myaccount

    Invite link format:
    https://global.oliveyoung.com/member/join?reco_id=[number]

  • Another reply to the first comment:

    SmartCardCo

    I noticed in my recent post that the Ettitude referral link is now outdated.

    Are you the one who can fix it?

    The link format is now as below.

    https://fbuy.io/eau/referralcode

  • Please add Zipmex - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/652847

    Refer a friend. Earn together.
    Invite your friends to sign up on Zipmex with your referral code. When they lock, you both earn a ZMT bonus. Plus, you get an exclusive gift when your friend locks 5,000 ZMT.

    Conditions
    Lock 250 ZMT & you both earn 2.5 ZMT each - instantly!=
    Lock 5,000 ZMT & you both earn 25 ZMT each, plus a special gift*

    3 Simple Steps for Your Friends
    Sign up to Zipmex using your referral code
    Complete the KYC process
    Buy ZMT and lock with our ZipLock feature
    Your friend will also receive up to 14% APY ZipLock rates into their wallet every day - plus, 2.5 ZMT / 25 ZMT bonus!

    Share your referral code and start earning!

    *ZMT will be airdropped to your wallet within 14 working days after your friend has locked ZMT under the campaign conditions.

    Only non-corporate accounts are eligible to participate as referrers/referees under this program.

  • Thank you!

    Just thinking it may be better if we used the full URL instead of having to rely on people entering the code manually - would you be able to adjust it please?

    https://trade.zipmex.com/au/accounts/sign-up?aff=nMiqIQHlUo

  • Hi Mods, can we please add referrals for Dinner Ladies

    Customers receive $25 off their first order.

    My code as an example (feel free to remove/delete)

    R11UOK385W

  • I think the format for Superloop referral has changed from what is currently in the system. I'm getting a format verification error when I'm trying to update my referral.

    • The system now accepts either Superloop format.

  • Hi there, I’d like to request that the Send app is added to the referral system. The referral system provides $10 off for the referee, and $10 credit for the referrer. It appears the min spend is $11 even though I’ve seen Send advertise it as $10, which makes me think the min spend is $10 plus GST. I had to chuck some bananas in my cart to bump it up to $11 before the referral bonus applied successfully.

    Send’s website can be found here: https://sendapp.com.au/

    As far as I know, there is no referral link, only a coupon code that you enter in the app.

    My referral code is ABHJ73, in case it’s useful for testing. Please feel free to remove this from my comment if this is not allowed.

    Once a user has placed an order, their referral code can be found in the app by clicking the bottom right “Profile” icon, and then “Earn $10”.

    Once this is set up I’d like to create an Ozbargain deal post about the referral program. However I’m not sure how to add the randomiser to the post. I’d really appreciate your help with it.

  • Marcomike please
    https://macromike.com.au/

    Share this link to give your friends $10 off coupon. We'll send you $10 off coupon when they make a purchase.

    Referral Link:
    http://i.refs.cc/lGBNrxFS?smile_ref=eyJzbWlsZV9zb3VyY2UiOiJz...

  • EzLicence - ezlicence.com.au

    $10 for both referrer and referee when the referee books and completes their first lesson (either put towards future lesson or cashed out to a paypal account). Format for referral link is https://www.ezlicence.com.au/r/<CODE>. Code available from https://www.ezlicence.com.au/learner/invite when you are logged in.

  • Brosa Furniture please

    URL Format: www.brosa.com.au/invite/ABCDEFGH
    Instructions to get referral link: Create an account and then go to https://www.brosa.com.au/users/referral.
    Benefit for referees: None
    Benefit for referrers: $40 credit on referee spending $200 or more in a transaction

    • Brosa has been added.

  • Hi. Can you update Beam referral bonus to:
    $3 for referee and $5 for referrer (after referee takes their first ride)

    Thanks

    • Beam updated. Thanks.

  • Hi,

    Would it be possible to include Fuzenet in the list? Their home page is www.fuzenet.com.au.

    The referral code is an 8 character code, mine starts with S followed by 7 numbers. The code just needs to be entered when signing up to the internet service.

    Bother referrer and referee get a $25 egift card.

    Existing members can find their code when logging in and looking under my profile.

    • Fuzenet has been added.

  • Add UberEATS Driver like we have for Doordash DRIVER ?

    • What does the link look like and what does the referrer and referee get?

  • The referral deal has changed for RY but the link is still the same https://www.ry.com.au/myreferrals.list as per this deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/654300 the description at the referral randomiser is out of date

  • Referral link URL format for Keychron does not seem to be working.

    I replaced {ReferralCode} in https://www.keychron.com/a/refer-a-friend/redeem/{ReferralCode} with mine and tested in an incognito window and it says 404 not found.

    The URL I got from Keychron was in this format: http://keychron.refr.cc/{ReferralCode}

    • Have updated the format and expired all entries. Keychron

  • The Emma referral system needs to be changed as once referred then you need to provide the person referred order details to claim the referral :

    You need to provide :

    • friend's order number
    • your order number
    • your account number, BSB number & Swift code

    currently there is no way of obtaining the person referred order number

    • The Emma referral system is now for a $30 off coupon (min spend $290) https://www.emma-sleep.com.au/emma/referrals/list/

      You mentioned providing banking details, so I assume that you are referring to a previous referral program that was for cash?

      If your referral tracked already, then it sounds like Emma may be asking for unnecessary details. There is no stated requirement to then ask your friend/colleague for their order number after 100 days have passed, the only requirement is to simply share your referral link/code.

      • No i'm referring to the fact that when someone clicks on your referral link - then it shows in Emma as a referral - but the t&c state that to claim that referral you need your order number + the order number of the person referred - which would be impossible to get as you have no idea whos used your referral link ..

        https://www.emma-sleep.com.au/faq/friendreferral/#friendrefe...

        thx

        • Okay I see. None of that is listed in the referral section I was looking at, only in the FAQ link you provided.

          Just to confirm, it mentions a $30 rebate for the referrer. I assume that is a cash payment sent to your bank account, is that correct?

          That referral structure is problematic for OzBargain. We could change the referral system to PM only but ultimately there is no guarantee or motivation that the person who used your referral code would provide their order number to you 3 or 4 months later so you can also claim your $30.

          • @hamza23: thats right it should be a $30 rebate to your bank - i had 3 referrals and chased them up and they wouldn't pay out as I didn't have any order numbers from people I purchased from.
            The best bet is that someone PM's for referral - then replies with an order number after - then down to you to follow up after 100days
            Otherwise its really not worth it.

            cheers.

            • @droodle: Alright thanks, I've changed the referral system to PM only and fixed the referral information/instructions now.

  • Please add Spriggy https://www.spriggy.com.au/ which is a pocket money app and visa debit card for kids.

    Both get a bonus $5 for each referral.

    Referral links are like below where the last 6 characters are unique.
    https://get.sprig.gy/i/TOBIO5

    • Spriggy has been added.

  • Recommend adding
    Presearch - Decentralised search engine with Crypto token incentives

    Website
    https://presearch.org/

    Referrer and Referree reward
    You become eligible for your 25 token bonus, per referral, once each referral has earned 50 search reward tokens, and has been active 30 days after their initial sign up.

    Method to create referral code
    Sign up to website
    Account > Profile > Referrals

    Format of referral code
    https://presearch.org/signup?rid=(SEVEN DIGIT REFERAL NUMBER HERE)
    Example:
    https://presearch.org/signup?rid=2710944

  • Merged from Fite TV Referrals Not on OzBargain

    Hey all,

    I have recently started using Fite tv for watching AEW, and I notice that there is nowhere to add the referral code to ozbargain.

    Feel free to use mine anyone who starts watching, gets us both $10 credit.

    https://fite.tv/invite/xxxxxxx
    Referral code: xxxxxxx

    • FITE has been added.

  • Westfund has updated their referral system https://www.westfund.com.au/campaigns/refer-a-friend
    Previously the referrer need to put the referee details. But now can just use the referrer's membership number.
    Same benefit, just updated system. Also easier for referee now because they don't have to PM people in ozb and give their details

    • Updated the referral link but I'm not sure we want to have health insurance membership numbers publicly viewable?

      • Good point.. I guess it's still better because the membership number back can't be linked to individual user anyway? People are PM-ing and giving out membership number which can be tied to their user profile now

        • OK, have changed to membership number. Everyone in that referral system has now been notified to add their membership number to the system.

          • @neil: Thanks neil :)

  • +1

    Amber electricity please. (Note: there is an existing Amber cryptocurrency referral, which is a different company).

    Benefits (ongoing): $30 off for both referrer and referee
    Benefits (promotion, until 15 Nov): $45 off for both referrer and referee

    Format: 8 digit alphanumeric code e.g. A1B2C3D4

  • Why am I getting verification format error on my wise referral link?

    This is the format

    https://wise.com/invite/a/adrianw564

    • Wise's referral links are

      • ../invite/i…
      • ../invite/u…
      • ../invite/asd…

      Seems they've now added:

      • ../invite/a…

      Have now added that as well. Hopefully that's the last of the format additions.

  • Hi moderators, could you please reactivate the referral system for ING? A new refer a friend campaign has already started.

    • Referral for ING has been updated and enabled.

  • +1

    Amber Electric has started doing referral links as well, example here (actual referral code replaced by CODEGOESHERE) as well. I'm already a user, very good rates especially if you're willing to be a little flexible on when you use electricity to avoid major spikes. Finally found a use for the delay function on my clothes washer, clothes dryer, and dishwasher.

    https://www.amber.com.au/referral/refer-a-friend-discount?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=AE168_Multi_Consideration_Invitation&utm_term=leads&utm_content=Referrer_discount&couponcode=CODEGOESHERE

    There's UTM tracking stuff that we could drop, but might as well retain, keeps the traffic looking like they'd expect ;)

    • +1

      came here to post this

  • Zip temporarily disabled as the program is paused

  • Hey mods, the referral link format for Zenni Optical has changed, & therefore I can't input my referral link - I get an error saying invalid format. I think the issue is they used to issue bit.ly links, but now use goo.gl shortened URLs instead…

    • If I go to their Refer a Friend page, and enter details I'm shown a bit.ly link. Where are you getting a goo.gl link from?

      • Weird! I'm getting the goo.gl link from their Refer a Friend page too! Here's a pic.

        • OK, no worries. System should now accept both bit.ly and goo.gl links.

          • @neil: Cheers! 😊 Maybe they updated their URL shortening service of choice or something…

  • +1

    When referrals expire from the system, can you leave the referral info maybe in the notification or something so we don't have to log back into every site to get the info again? Annoying when a lot of them expire at once

    • This is intentional. By default, we set referrals to expire after 1 year (less for some stores) as referral codes sometimes change. We don't want people copying and pasting but rather double checking that your code is still valid.

      It also gets people to check that a retailer's referral system is still active and if any changes to benefits have been made.

  • Oodie

    https://theoodie.com/

    Give $30 for their first purchase, get $30

    https://theoodie.com/pages/share (Referral info page)

    https://www.talkable.com/x/iNZyMb (my referral link)

  • Knockaround sunglasses.

    Info : https://knockaround.com/pages/share

    Format: https://share.knockaround.com/x/fX5PHp

    Benefits
    Referee: $10 on their first purchase
    Referrer : $15 first referral. $50 for 3 referrals