Have you ever referred a friend to one of your favorite businesses? Maybe someone needed a recommendation for a new hair salon or you shared the link to a website you love. But did you know you can actually get rewarded for sharing the products and services you love?
Many companies have “refer-a-friend” programs because they know we’re likely to choose, or at least consider, a store, restaurant, hairstylist, etc. if someone we trust recommends it. Why are these programs so fun? Because you get rewarded for something so simple — sharing what you love!
Here are some of our favorite refer-a-friend programs out there now:
Rover is a website for pet sitters and dog walkers. When you sign up, the company gives you a unique link that you can send to your friends. If a friend books a stay for their dog through that link, they’ll get $20 off and you’ll get a $20 credit to use on future bookings.
After you complete your first trip with Airbnb, you can send a friend a $25 referral credit. In return, you also receive $25 toward your next vacation. Not only are you helping a friend, but you also get rewarded and can save a little on your next vacation.
Are you a fan of any monthly subscription boxes? Beauty-product companies like Birchbox and Julep offer generous refer-a-friend bonuses. For every friend you refer to Birchbox, you receive 50 Birchbox points, which is an extra five dollars to spend. You can also earn points by reviewing and sharing the products you receive. And when you refer a friend who joins Julep, you’ll get a $15 reward code to use on their website.
Many gyms throughout the country offer substantial rewards when you refer a friend to join. For example, Anytime Fitness offers a free month of gym access to anyone who refers a friend that signs up for a membership. 24-Hour Fitness offers a $20 reward coupon and a free 50-minute personal-training session to any referring member. Check out your local gym to see what perks they offer.
And guess what? Some Kasasa institutions are now offering Share! This means if you love where you bank and you love your Kasasa account, you can get rewarded for sharing that with friends and family. Ask your community bank or credit union if they offer this program, and then get to sharing.