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Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« on: March 16, 2018, 06:09:30 AM »
I have no idea if there's appetite for this sort of thing, but I noticed a lot of the US users have their referral scheme links in their signatures.

That's probably a step too far for my non-promotional British soul, but it occurred to me that the UK mustache community doesn't currently have a central place to share these referrals for mutual benefit.

My idea: anyone who wants to post their details/link for a scheme can add it to this thread - and I'll collate all the offers into the top post for anyone to use.

For example...

There's at least one major UK bank using refer-a-friend switch schemes at the moment:

And there's a lot of consumer purchase schemes on diverse items, from mobiles to internet and accommodation bookings. The main ones I use are:
  • AirBnB £55 each - www.airbnb.co.uk/c/abigailw649 - aoedae, unlimited amount left
  • Smarty - 1 month free phone - contact by PM - aoedae, unlimited amount left

If anyone's got any feedback on this idea please post below, and if you like it maybe share a referral link offer or request of your own?
« Last Edit: May 20, 2018, 02:36:30 AM by aoedae »

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 05:27:13 AM »
I think this is a fab idea!

Unfortunately both of us have Nationwide accounts already (doh!).

Will be keeping a close eye here for future opportunities though.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 07:28:51 AM »
Ridiculously after hovering round the general discussion forum for ages, I've only just found the UK section thanks to a mention on MSE forums.

On this one, Kuflink as peer to peer lender have a good current offer. £100 sign up bonus for referrer and referee for £500 invested. Tends to need to be over 12 months if you put it on auto-invest which spreads it over 10 loans. Not without risk as borrowers can default but no losses to date and Kuflink take the first initial hit (5% and I think 20% on specific investments). So it feels lower risk than the £350 a couple can receive for investing a £1000 (i.e. £300 referral bonus plus £50 interest).

https://invest.kuflink.co.uk/invite/PC-1077

Should mention that the £500 needs to be invested within 24 hours of the first investment so best to do it all at once, and referral bonus is withdrawable after about 15 days although terms say 14-21 days,

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 07:44:58 AM »
Ratesetter is the other P2P site which is more established and pays referrals but for high lending. Still feel worthwhile for referral bonuses but wouldn't leave a lot of money in these sites as they don't have the same protection.

Earn a £50 bonus when your friend invests £1,000

When your friend invests £1,000 with RateSetter for a year*, you will get a £50 bonus and they will get a £100 bonus. so £250 plus maybe £70 interest for a couple investing £2,000 between them. Works out about a 16% return on investment.

http://link.ratesetter.com/PX5UDZA

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 08:46:11 AM »
Great idea.

Bulb are a great cheap energy supplier, switching is really easy and we get £50 each using the referral link:

https://bulb.co.uk/refer/stephen5042

It only takes a minute to get a quote and will probably be cheaper than your existing supplier, particularly if you use one of the big six.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 12:02:16 PM »
We've recently switched to Bulb and can confirm it's easy and we didn't have to spend any time on the phone at all and we saved £12/month over EDF.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 09:02:08 AM »
First ever post on Mr MM forum but long time reader and trying to achieve FIRE. Interesting that someone posted this on here today as I thought this sort of stuff was missing from the UK discussion too.

Our energy supplier is SO Energy - a small operator who claim 100% renewable. Switch was easy and customer service has been v.good. Been with them a year or so and we only use electric, no gas. At the time they were the cheapest (I imagine rates have gone up a little since last year):

12.02p per KwH
18.90p per day standing charge

There is an early exit fee of £5 per fuel.

https://www.so.energy/r/SHIHOOIHH - both parties receive £20 each.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 05:59:04 AM »
Another long time reader, first time poster here. Thanks for creating this thread aoedae, a great idea.

Nationwide Current Account

I can refer you, we would each receive £100.

I see Nationwide as an important part of my emergency fund. The current account offers 5% interest on balances up to £2500, for 12 months, as well as a regular saver which accepts up to £250 per month at 5% interest.

Once you are a Nationwide member you can gain up to a further £500 per tax year by referring others.
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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2018, 03:08:33 PM »
Thanks PropJoe! I've been meaning to switch to bulb for months but kept forgetting to ask around for a referral.
Just switched now.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2018, 03:52:32 AM »
Awesome Izzs, thanks!

I've had a very good experience with them so far. I think they are rolling out free next-gen smart meters later this year too.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2018, 03:53:55 AM »
If you want to create a Profit accumulator account (https://www.profitaccumulator.co.uk) can you use my referral code so I get £20.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2018, 07:08:31 AM »
If anyone wants to start investing in student, commercial or residential property with Property Partner then I'd be grateful if you would use my referral link. We use them ourselves, and have some student property paying dividends of over 6% pa. As always, do your own research to see if it's right for you.

We share a referral award depending on the investment made (which can be made over time). Referral fee can be as high as £1,250 each.

https://propertypartner.co/?r=steven54

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2018, 11:11:36 AM »
If you are looking to change energy supplier then Bulb will give each of us £50. They were the cheapest quote for me for dual fuel, and no fee for moving from them which is unusual these days :
bulb.co.uk/refer/stephen5781

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2018, 03:51:08 AM »
If you want to create a Profit accumulator account (https://www.profitaccumulator.co.uk) can you use my referral code so I get £20.

301221

Really happy to report that someone from this forum used my referral code, earning me £20.  Whoever you are, I owe you a pint and I'm sure you'll make some good money from P/A.  I've also referred 4 friends, so I'll make £100 + a £25 bonus (which you get for every 5 people you refer).  My 4 friends are going to use my codes for most bookies they sign up with, I reckon I could easily make £200+ from referring people.  Can't argue with that can you?!

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2018, 10:43:56 AM »
This is a great idea, and I'll definitely be taking advantage of some of these referrals!

Does anyone have one for their internet provider? We will be setting up Internet over the next week so it would be great to use a referral for that. We're not fussy on the provider, as long as the speeds and fast and prices are good.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2018, 12:23:36 PM »
We've been very impressed with Plusnet. Good price and excellent call centre.

http://www.plus.net/myreferrals/new.html?intReferrerID=03402819

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2018, 12:36:04 PM »
I've also got a link for Smarty, the mobile phone company. It's a very month-long rolling simple SIM-only deal. I pay £7.50/month for unlimited call and texts and 2GB of data, but I get a refund for any unused data on my next month's bill - so I only pay for what I use. I've been very happy with the way it's worked. With my link, we each get a free month: http://referme.to/J8ekKco

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 09:08:42 AM »
We've just used Revolut for travelling in Europe.

It has a very slick, easy-to-use app and they send you the Visa Debit card for free.

Interbank rates (equals best exchange rates possible.)

Highly recommended.

https://revolut.com/r/patric5un

(BTW: I don't think I get any referral bonus... just thought it was a very mustachian service)
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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2018, 09:17:54 AM »
Can definitely recommend AJBell Youinvest.

Can answer any specific questions you have.

If you do open a SIPP or ISA please PM me.

https://www.youinvest.co.uk/our-services/special-offers/recommendafriend
 


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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2018, 04:42:54 AM »
One more...

TopCashBack

Has very good reviews on Money Saving Expert 
https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/cashback-websites/

We've used it for fuel from Sainsbury's/Tesco and groceries

Referral link

https://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/paddyflyer




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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2018, 05:24:52 AM »
To anyone who's looking to change electricity providers, I can join in with others' recommendations of Bulb.  We've been with them for a year now, and have had no problems.  Prices are very reasonable (certainly cheaper than EDF, which is what we were using before), they claim to be sourcing 100% renewable electricity, and it's very easy to manage your account online.

If you use the referral link below before 4 October, you will get £100 credited to your account.

bulb.co.uk/refer/pavel4081

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2018, 02:22:14 AM »
Is anyone with AJ Bell and would like to refer me as a friend? Please send me a PM.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2018, 11:40:47 AM »
Ratesetter peer to peer lending
In a stocks and shares ISA.

£100 bonus if you sign up with this link and loan £1000 for 12 months.

I have loaned some out for a 5.5% return. So a 15.5% return with the extra hundred.
Secured by their bank account buffer.

Link....
http://link.ratesetter.com/WN2UP2C

Might be a nice place for a little of your emergency funds as it's accessible anytime (small fee)?

All the best.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2018, 01:02:20 PM »
Should anyone want to join a delicious, life-optimising cult (might as well call a spade a spade), have a referral link for £10 off Huel  https://huel.mention-me.com/m/ol/uj7ed-98c93fb4ef

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2018, 03:33:00 PM »
Is anyone with AJ Bell and would like to refer me as a friend? Please send me a PM.

Three posts above yours?

Shame they don't offer anything to the person referred (or do they?). I'll be signing up with them in a few months, probably.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2018, 11:55:44 PM »
Is anyone with AJ Bell and would like to refer me as a friend? Please send me a PM.

Three posts above yours?

Shame they don't offer anything to the person referred (or do they?). I'll be signing up with them in a few months, probably.

I didn't get a response from Rightflyer so figured I'd open it up. [Thanks for checking that I can read though :) ] There's nothing for the person being referred so I'll leave it be.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2018, 12:31:59 AM »
I should start looking at some of these ideas for utilities and Internet and so forth. That's on the list of things to get around to, so I'll try to remember to use someone's link at that point.

If you want language lessons (over Skype or similar), you can use my link for a $10 USD bonus after your first paid lesson with italki. You can also use the site to find language exchange partners for free language practice, but there's no special referral for that because it doesn't involve money.

I could also refer people for Nationwide, but I think you all have that one covered already.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2018, 06:38:27 AM »
Is anyone with AJ Bell and would like to refer me as a friend? Please send me a PM.

Three posts above yours?

Shame they don't offer anything to the person referred (or do they?). I'll be signing up with them in a few months, probably.

I didn't get a response from Rightflyer so figured I'd open it up. [Thanks for checking that I can read though :) ] There's nothing for the person being referred so I'll leave it be.

Drop me a PM in January or February, I can be your referral.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2018, 03:01:59 PM »
I noticed another cashback website mentioned above. I have used a different one for a number of years. My fiancée finds it particularly useful for beauty product right now.

I try and use it for everything, where possible and where i am getting what I actually want. Very helpful around this time of year for saving on gifts. Also, train tickets - there is 3% back every time with Greater Anglia or Trainline and others. Small but it soon adds up, particularly with fares on the rise!

Referral link below to Quidco, we each get £5:

https://www.quidco.com/raf/628882/

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2018, 11:48:32 AM »
Many thanks to whoever used my Smarty link! Enjoy your free month!

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2018, 02:58:30 AM »
I hope this is OK to post as it's trivial compared with the financial ones above, but it's a good product, so would recommend anyway: £5 off Who Gives A Crap toilet paper (from 18.8p for 100sheets, free delivery, recycled or bamboo, no plastic wrap and profits go to building toilets in developing world). I don't think you can get a cheaper ethical one, and depending on where you live you might not be able to get a cheaper one in your area anyway. It's also a lot less hassle for those of us who don't use cars. This code runs out at the end of the year, though: https://www.talkable.com/x/fIm19X

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2018, 04:13:04 AM »
I hope this is OK to post as it's trivial compared with the financial ones above, but it's a good product, so would recommend anyway: £5 off Who Gives A Crap toilet paper (from 18.8p for 100sheets, free delivery, recycled or bamboo, no plastic wrap and profits go to building toilets in developing world). I don't think you can get a cheaper ethical one, and depending on where you live you might not be able to get a cheaper one in your area anyway. It's also a lot less hassle for those of us who don't use cars. This code runs out at the end of the year, though: https://www.talkable.com/x/fIm19X

Thanks! We've been thinking about trying out a box. Merry Christmas, Mr SLTD... :P

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2018, 01:23:31 PM »
Actually, I think my WGAC referral code is this one:

https://www.talkable.com/x/H4SVB3

Not sure what the other one is!

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2018, 05:46:24 AM »
Thanks to those who have used my Topcashback referral.
Much appreciated.


(Playing with Fire... I PM'd you. Sorry for the delay. I've been otherwise occupied.)

Happy New Year's to All.




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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2018, 06:38:38 AM »
Well, as I'm moving to the UK, I guess I should try and get some UK referrals going!

Quidco is... like TopCashback, in fact I think they are talking about merging.

£5 for each of us if you sign up with my referral

https://www.quidco.com/raf/8912942/

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2019, 01:10:44 PM »
My Bulb referral is worth £100 for 1 week only (ends on 9th Jan):

bulb.co.uk/refer/stephen5042

Very cheap, renewable energy...
5 minutes to signup...
No hidden fees/costs...
Good customer service, I've been with them a year now, no issues...

Everyone's a winner!

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« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2019, 02:13:13 PM »
Thank you for using my WGAC referral. I was a bit surprised to find (never having done a referral before) that the confirmation email to me revealed your email and name. I mention it as some people who are protective of their identity might prefer to use a different email for such things. By the way, I would second the recommendation for Bulb as an energy company. We have been with them for a couple of years, and their customer services are nice people- we've had to test it out a bit as we have an odd set up with our solar panels- and prices good, so a great choice even without the ethical aspect: even some of their gas is sustainable.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2019, 07:53:00 AM »
A bit late to the show, but I finally signed up for TopCashBack today offering % off all sales from amazon, booking.com, supermarket deliveries and loads more! Quite an eye-opener for me! £5 to you.

My referral link is https://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/member170336071051

Thank you :)
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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2019, 03:57:44 AM »
A bit late to the show, but I finally signed up for TopCashBack today offering % off all sales from amazon, booking.com, supermarket deliveries and loads more! Quite an eye-opener for me! £5 to you.

My referral link is https://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/member170336071051

Thank you :)

I've been gazumped!

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2019, 02:41:22 PM »
I've been using HelloFresh and Gousto when they had promotional codes for signing up. I think they're good value with the introductory offers (HF is £15 for three meals for "two" people - we got 3-4 meals out of each of them; Gousto is £14 for four meals for two people, and the portion sizes fit the description). So not super cheap, but considering everything is very straightforward to cook and the recipes are something different and exciting, I found it worthwhile. Certainly saves on thinking and shopping. The packaging waste is annoying, but HF did inform me that they collect all the packaging if you request it. Not sure if the fuel used to drive the truck to collect the packaging makes up for it being reused...

Anyway, PM if you want some sign up codes. Gousto gives you 60% off your first box (and I get £15), and HF gives you a free first box and I'm not sure what I get. Just make sure to cancel the subscription after the first week so you're not trapped paying £35 for three or four meals!

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« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2019, 02:49:23 AM »
A bit late to the show, but I finally signed up for TopCashBack today offering % off all sales from amazon, booking.com, supermarket deliveries and loads more! Quite an eye-opener for me! £5 to you.

My referral link is https://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/member170336071051

Thank you :)

I've been gazumped!



Sorry @Rightflyer! I didn't see your earlier post or I would have used your referral link too.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2019, 05:35:56 AM »
I don't know if anyone here uses moneydashboard.com. They've recently started offering shares to people who've already signed up with referral links to get more. Anyone that signs up through a referral link gets 10 shares.

https://share.moneydashboard.com/2FV2L2R6

Here's my link, although it expires Fri 1st Feb.

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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2019, 09:41:33 AM »
Here's a good one, maybe - something like the UK's equivalent to America's RobinHood (...), a commission free stock trading site that gives you a free share for signing up.

Signup is painless, I have an active account a day after registering. They even do ISAs. I would stay away from the CFD stuff, though.

Link is https://www.trading212.com/ref/3s7lNK6 - both sides get a free share on signing up and funding the account (with at least... £1).

Pretty much everywhere else is charging £5-10 or more for orders, so this is pretty good!
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Re: Refer a Friend Scheme Exchange
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2019, 10:17:18 AM »
If anyone needs a tutor or teacher, you can find some good ones on Tutorful. They offer a referral scheme where both sides get £5 if you use the referral link:

https://tutorful.co.uk/referral-landing?ref=eq8rg2qq

The tutors on the site offer tuition in almost everything, from school subjects for kids, over languages and musical instruments and even some sports. Most tutors will come to your house, so it saves a lot of time. Let me know if you have any questions - I teach German and English through the site. (Might also be a nice side hustle for some people).