These 17 refer-a-friend deals could earn you hundreds of pounds

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 19th April 2018, 2:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th April 2018, 3:18 pm

The old adage goes that there is no such thing as a free lunch - but that doesn't mean your second meal of the day can't be easily earned.

With companies increasingly offering refer-a-friend deals, you can cash in on your loyalty.

What is a refer-a-friend deal?

These promotions essentially use current customers as salespeople, encouraging them to recruit people they know, in return for a cash sum or voucher.

This is mutually beneficial to both the organisation and consumer, with the former tapping into a new market via word of mouth and the latter receiving cash for very little effort.

Whether a family member is changing energy supplier, broadband or bank, it could be possible to cash in hundreds of pounds worth of referral deals.

Here are some of the best refer-a-friend deals currently up for grabs...



You can refer up to five friends a year, getting £100 each time and £100 for your friend (

Yorkshire Bank

Refer a friend for a mortgage and both of you will receive £100 in Love 2 Shop vouchers. This offer can be carried out five times (

Alliance Trust Savings

Earn a £50 Marks and Spencer voucher when you get a friend to open an investment dealing account, Isa or Sipp. The person being referred also gets £25 worth of vouchers (


Receive £100 cash to the referrer and the friend who takes out a mortgage using its service. You don’t need to be a Habito customer to earn money referring people (

Newcastle Building Society

Recommend a friend and you’ll earn £100 and they’ll earn £50. Plus you’ll both be entered into a prize draw to win a further £100 (

Phone and TV

Virgin Media

Provides a £50 discount for you and your friend on your next bill (

Three Mobile

Offers a £25 Amazon voucher for you and your friend (


£50 pre-paid Mastercard for both referrer and friend (


£50 Amazon voucher for referrer and 10% off monthly plan for friend (

Airbnb offer a £15 travel discount to customer who invite friends to the service (Photo: Shutterstock)


First Utility

Offers a £50 voucher to the switcher and the referrer. You can choose between Amazon, John Lewis or Tesco vouchers (

Bulb Energy

Provides £50 to both parties, which can be taken as credit or cash (

Ovo Energy

Gives a £25 M&S, Argos or Amazon gift card for both the referrer and the friend (

Good Energy

Slash £25 off your bill when you refer a friend to Good Energy (

Utilita Energy

Refer a friend and receive £20 off your bill with Utilita Energy. Your friend will also receive a £20 Amazon voucher (



Refer a friend to Airbnb and receive £15 in travel credit when they complete their first trip. They will also receive £25 credit as a result (


Earn you and your friend £10 each when you invite them to use Travelzoo (

Original Travel

Refer a friend to Original Travel and earn a £100 discount on your next trip (