User-Submitted Referral Code/Link Requests & 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

      • Just to update this, we expired all of the links the other day and we've now set them on a 180 day expiry. I'll monitor the links periodically to see if they change.

  • Hi,

    Can you please add MyUS.com.
    Referrals via email etc seem to have unique codes for each invitee but there is an option to share via link from the app.

    https://m.imgur.com/a/M2cLF

    Thanks

    • So $10 for the referrer, 20% off 1st shipment for referee.

      What do the links look like? What happens when you click the refer via Facebook?

      • Want to shop online but US stores won't ship to you? Get a MyUS address and you can shop virtually any store. We'll forward your packages to you fast and for cheap!
        https://www.myus.com/signup/?aid=1005127&ReferId=oeOkjCvOXWI...

        • Whoops, just realised the system auto-unpublished this comment. Are both aid and ReferID different for each person?

  • A deal has recently been posted for Everlane, which has a referral system but only the referrer benefits (store credit). Would it still be eligible to be added? The details: "Receive $25 of credit when friends make their first purchase." Referral format: https://www.everlane.com/r/XXXXXXX

  • Please add Vistaprint to the referral list.

    The referral URL format:
    http://reward.vistaprint.com/go.axd?ref=xxxxxx (xxxxxx is unique numeric code).

    Referral links found here:
    https://reward.vistaprint.com/vistaprint?culture=en-AU

    Benefit for the referrers:
    $30 voucher for every referree who makes an order of at least $60.
    Voucher codes expire after one year.
    https://reward.vistaprint.com/Refer/Terms?key=4c491a42-01fd-...

    • Just realised we didn't respond to this but it was added into the system in December-ish. Vistaprint.

  • Please add GoCatch

    "Referrals are Back! Give $5, Get $10.

    Help your friends and family beat the surge with GoCatch and get $10 credit on us! When your refer a new passenger they'll get $5 off their first trip, and after they take 3 trips you'll get $10 credit.

    To find your Referral code, open the GoCatch app and tap Menu > Share"

  • Could you add GoCatch?
    Unfortunately there's no referral URL, you need to download the app on your phone and then enter the code manually.

    You can find your referral code by opening the app and tapping Menu > Share.
    It will be a five letter code.

    When you refer a new passenger they'll get $5 off their first trip, and after they take 3 trips you'll get $10 credit.

    • I have re-enabled the GoCatch referral. It was disabled since July as it was not working back then. The referral bonus has also reduced from $15 to $5.

      • Fantastic. Thanks for doing that so quickly. :-)

  • Please add RY.com.au
    A great one for the ladies!!
    10% off your first order over $50
    No declared end date
    Sell great products like ghd, sigma, elf, parlux, becca, ardell, manic panic, Moroccanoil

    • $5 to referer and 10% for referee

    • ry.com.au referral has been set up.

  • Would you consider adding setapp.com? It's a subscription service for macOS that includes access to a variety of quality apps

    • Hi. As there's currently no deal on OzBargain that's related to setapp.com, the answer is "likely not". You might also want to include the benefit for referrers / referees, and how can someone obtain a referral link/code.

      • The referrer gets a free month towards their subscription for each person they refer.

        It doesn't appear that the person being referred gets anything special.

        Code is available at https://my.setapp.com/referral

  • Could you add kobo ebooks to the referral system?

    Code is available at https://www.kobo.com/au/en/p/share

    Link is of the form http:// share. kobo. com/ x/ LtfyOl

    Referree gets $5 account credit
    Referrer gets $10 account credit

      • Nice, thanks Scotty

  • Thanks mighty ozb mods for adding the ridge to the referrals system.

    Was reading up on how to add domain when it all just worked. Amaze balls

  • Can you add Flixiroam to the referrals?

    Website: www.flexiroam.com

    Format http://roam.my/XXXXXXXX

    100Mb free worldwide data to the referer and referee.

    • That has been added. Flexiroam. I've set it to expire the codes every 6 months.

      • Nice one Neil!

  • Can you please add Energy Locals?

    Format of referral link: https://save.energylocals.com.au/my-friend-sent-me-here/?cam...

    The referral link will be emailed about a week after signing up with Energy Locals.

    Referrer gets $50 off their next electricity bill while the referee gets lower electricity bills.

    • As there hasn't been a deal posted for Energy Locals and the only benefit is to referrers, we won't be adding them to our system. If there are deals posted then we can revisit this.

  • Please add Vistaprint to the referral list.

    The referral URL format:
    http://reward.vistaprint.com/go.axd?ref=xxxxxx (xxxxxx is unique numeric code).

    Referral links found here:
    https://reward.vistaprint.com/vistaprint?culture=en-AU

    Benefit for the referrers:
    $30 voucher for every referree who makes an order of at least $60.
    Voucher codes expire after one year.
    https://reward.vistaprint.com/Refer/Terms?key=4c491a42-01fd-...

    • That has been added with a 12 month expiry on codes. Vistaprint.

  • +1

    Can you please add Binance (cryptocurrency exchange) to the referral list?

    The referral URL format:
    https://www.binance.com/?ref=xxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxx is unique numberic code)

    Benefit for referrers:
    50% of trading fees of Binance New Users

    • As there are no deals posted for binance.com except for referral spam, and there is no benefit for the referee, we won't be adding this.

  • Could you please include thinx?

    here's the referral page: https://www.shethinx.com/pages/get10?utm_source=FBIG&utm_cam...

    "Every time someone buys through you, you both get $10 of THINX cred—and unlimited street cred for being a taboo-breaking G."

    and the referral code is something like this: http://ref.thinxify.me/XXXXX

  • Could you please post Thinx?

    Every time someone buys through you, you both get $10 of THINX cred—and unlimited street cred for being a taboo-breaking G.

    https://www.shethinx.com/pages/get10?utm_source=FBIG&utm_cam...

    • That has been added. THINX

  • Please can you add Tortuga Backpacks - #1 for travel backpacks

    "When your friend buys through your link, we'll send each of you a $20 credit as a thank you."

    https://tortuga.referralcandy.com/

    Looks like it is tied to your email address?

    • That has been added. Tortuga Backpacks.

      • Thank you!

        In the link below, do I put my email address? (as I believe that is how they associate the purchased)

        http://tortuga.refr.cc/

        • You've put in the wrong parameter. Once you add your email address to that page, you need to take the link they provide you.

        • @neil:

          Got it now, thanks! :)

  • Can you please add runningheroes?

    Website: https://au.runningheroes.com/

    Format: https://au.runningheroes.com/?r=1&code=XXXX

    A referral is valid when your friend has connected at least one tracking application.
    For each valid referral, you and your friend will receive 5 bonus coins.

    Get a free Running Heroes t-shirt when you refer 10 mates.

  • Would like to request a Perth food delivery service called YouPlateIt (similar to HelloFresh but preferred by our family)

    Format: https://youplateit.com.au/####/ (4 characters)

    Benefit: Give 50 - Get 50 ($50 for referrer and referee. Sign up for a household's first box and new customers only. Multiple credits can be earned by referring multiple friends)

    Find your code: Log in and access https://youplateit.com.au/refer-a-friend/

  • I submitted runningheroes above but comment got falsely flagged for referral link. Can someone fix it? Thanks.

    • Sure, republished.

  • Hi Neil,

    Could we please change the format for Institchu referral links.

    The updated link is http:// fbuy.me/###### (5 characters)

    These are the conditions. https://www.institchu.com/refer-a-friend

    Benefit: Give 50 - Get 50 ($50 for referrer and referee)

    Many thanks in advance.

    • That's been updated. Institchu

  • The Belong Broadband format needs to be updated.
    It appears they have changed the format so you now need to type in the referral code during sign up.

    • When I check in my Belong Offers page the format hasn't changed. Still using the format "https://www.belong.com.au/iaf?promocode=XXXXXXXXX" as per the OzB referral system

      • So all referral links lead to https://www.belong.com.au/broadband/iaf in the final URL but that page says:

        Great news! You’ve been introduced to us by a friend and that means you’ll score a sweet $20 off your first invoice – simply use your friend’s promo code during sign up.

        On the last step of the signup is a promo code box which isn't auto-filled in. So you're both right. Yes, the referral scheme SHOULD be the link however the code in the URL is not being auto-filled at the final step. Have tested on a few links. However, if you take that promo code from the URL and enter it in the promo box you get:

        PROMO CODE APPLIED:
        Once your service has been activated you will receive $20 off your first monthly bill.

        Seems like this would catch a lot of people out so better we change to code from URL. I can do this shortly unless there is feedback saying otherwise.

        • I think you're right neil

        • @tomclancy:

          OK, Belong has been changed to codes. Belong

        • @neil: Thanks Neil

        • The referral code is just the link. I've successfully just used the link to sign up referring my friends to it. I don't need to add in the promo code.

  • Latest deal for Boxlots - the referrals say 10% off but it’s actually 5%

    • Thanks, this was just updated.

  • Would you add GiggedIn — referrer gets $10 toward their membership, and the referee gets 50% off their first month.

    The format is: https://www.giggedin.com/?referral=############## (14 characters) - (example)

    • That's been added. I've set expiry to 90 days to ensure the referrers have active accounts. Hopefully won't be too many 1 month hit and runners.

      GiggedIn

      • Cheers!

    • GiggedIn has now been removed as there are no referrals in the system.

  • Could Freelancer.com be added please?

    Format: https://www.freelancer.com.au/get/#######

    Where the hashes are replaced with username.

    Referrer and referee get US$20 credit.

  • Can hopstohome.com.au be added to the list pls?

    • As there haven't been any hopstohome deals posted AND the referral only benefits the referrer, we won't be adding it into the referral system at this time.

  • I guess "The Home" can be removed now they have moved the site over to Catch

    • Ah yeah, good point. That's now been disabled.

  • Hey guys,

    Could you consider adding:

    • Westfund Health Insurance - https://www.westfund.com.au/refer/

      Appears to be expired.

      Offer valid until December 31, 2017

      ..

      Parkhound

      As there have been no deals and this only benefits the referrer, we won't be adding this to the system at this point.

      Anytime Fitness

      What is their referral program?

      • The Westfund rerreal is back. https://www.westfund.com.au/refer/

        Refer a Friend to Westfund and you’ll both receive a $100* egift card.

        Mod: Removed referral solicitation

        • That's been added. Given the referrer has to fill out a form with the friends contact details, it has been set as a private message referral. Westfund Health Insurance

  • Please include Tipple

    "Share your referral code with mates and we’ll give you $10 credit when they place their first order…""

    T&C

    • That's been added. Tipple.

  • Can you please update the referral for the amex explorer card given that the offer is now 100,000 points

    • Updated. Any idea what the referrer gets?

      I'll go through the others to make sure they are correct as well.

  • Taxify referral credit has increased to $10.

    • Still showing Give $5, get $5 for my app. Different amounts for different users? I haven't used Taxify yet.

      • Yes, it must vary per User. Don't know the logic behind it (yet).

        • Have you taken a ride with them yet?

  • Hi, I'd like to suggest adding buzztelco referrals

    The URL format for the referral link - Use referral code when signing up

    Instructions to get the referral link - Emailed to current customers

    Benefit for the referrers and referees - $20 account credit for both referee and referrer

    Announcement of this here: http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=2704027&p...

    Cheers!

    • Looking at recent comments, seems like it's just a number. If this isn't the case, please let us know. Have added it.

      Buzz Telco

  • Could you please add bulk nutrients.
    Referral link http://i.refs.cc/25QNMaoS?u=1518241067169
    $5 each for referee and referrer.

    Let me know if you need anything else.

    • That's been added. You don't need actually need the u=part of the URL.

      Bulk Nutrients

  • It looks like Canningvale.com's referral URL format has changed.

    It now looks like this: http://i.refs.cc/Io5t1ASB?u=1518410267411

    At the moment clicking a referral link on OzBargain takes you to a site called ReferralCandy, as opposed to the Canningvale website.

    • That's been updated. I've had to remove the u= from people's referrals for the link to work. While your link is still in there yolohobo, I've inadvertently removed a few users. Best to add your links back in without the u=.

      Canningvale

  • Could Ola.com be added please? Do they need to have a link or can I use a coupon code instead?

    Format: Coupon code

    Details: https://help.olacabs.com/support/dreport/205030482

    Referrer and referee get AU$15 credit on first trip.

    Thanks

    • That's been added.

      Ola

  • Consideration for Meccamino.com.au

    Benefit for the referrers and referee:

    Referrers
    $10 of value in Meccalira loyalty points for every successful referral, capped at first 5 referrals.

    Referee
    $10 of value in Meccalira loyalty points which will be credited once their first order has been shipped.


    How can a user obtain his/her referral link / code

    On every product page there is a refer a friend box with a code like:
    https://meccamino.com.au/join-me/a/XXXX/shop/c4-original-60-servings

    Where XXXX is the user's ID. This is only visible when a user is logged in.
    The user can also link a generic link to the shopfront rather than a product using: https://meccamino.com.au/join-me/a/XXXX/shop/

    • That has been added. Meccamino

    • As there is no one currently in the system and you, as the rep, haven't been online for 2 years, we have removed this from the system.

  • Fiverr? Referrer gets $5 of credit. CR offers cashback on first orders too.

    • Due to Fiverr being blocked, we won't be adding it to the referral system.

  • Could you please add gate.io to the available referrals? Details are:

    URL Format: https://gate.io/signup/xxxxx
    Instructions to get referral link: Go to https://gate.io/myaccount/myreferrals and copy the unique link.
    Benefit for referees: They sign up using your referral code, they get 10% off discount on all their trading fees for 12 months.
    Benefit for referrers: You receive 30% of all their trading fees for 12 months.

    • Sorry we'll only set up referral with existing interest from wider community. In the case of gate.io, there has been no deal in the past, no forum discussion either.

  • We have just sent through a mass-expiring of Cashrewards referral links. If you last updated your Cashrewards referral link more than 90 days ago, you'll need to enter that again, due to referral link changes at Cashrewards late last year / early this year, which might be the cause many referrals not attributed.

  • Please can Vaya be added.

    Refer a friend to Vaya and get $15 credit on your Vaya account.

    When your friend signs up online, have them enter your mobile number in the "How did you hear about us?" section of the purchase funnel.

    Once your mate's service is activated, you'll receive a $15 credit on your Vaya account

    • It would require the referrer to put in his/her phone number on OzBargain. Even though for other users it might appear to be randomised, but people might still not be comfortable with it.

      • Could you please make it like ING referrals, where people message to obtain it.

        I have a data only plan with them, so the phone number to be used is not really a phone number.

  • Has the way referral codes are saved and displayed on Referrals page been changed? Under my account, I can't see the actual referral codes I've put in. All saved codes now show ReferralID in the entry box.

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