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Get free stuff online by referrals

Updated on July 28, 2012

You can earn money, vouchers, online storage and a lot of by recommending sites and services to your friends

If you’ve got a free 2GB Dropbox account, you can get 500MB of extra storage space for each friend you refer who signs up with the service, and they get a bonus 500MB, too.

If you pay for a Dropbox Pro account, you and your friends get 1GB of space per referral. Both tree and Pro Dropbox members can refer up to 32 people, up to a limit of 16GB and 32GB respectively.

You can invite friends via email, Facebook and Twitter, and track the referral links on the ‘bonus space’ tab of your account.


Your friend has to create an account and install the Dropbox Desktop application using your unique referral link. Your bonus free space is then automatically added to both accounts.

If you pay for a Dropbox Pro account, you and your friends get 1GB of space per referral. Both tree and Pro Dropbox members can refer up to 32 people, up to a limit of 16GB and 32GB respectively.

You can invite friends via email, Facebook and Twitter, and track the referral links on the ‘bonus space’ tab of your account

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Dropbox logo

If a friend you’ve referred opens a free, 5GB SugarSync account, you both get
500MB of space. If they pay from £32 a year for a 30GB or larger account, you both get a whopping 10GB of extra free space.

You can earn up to a maximum of 32GB of bonus space from free-account referrals, but there isn’t a limit on paid-for accounts. If you share a folder with a friend, and they sign up with SugarSync afterwards, that also counts as a referral.


When your friend signs up to a paid-for account, the extra space is only added once their free trial has ended and their subscription is activated.

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Sugarsync logo

Mozy gives you 256MB of extra space each time a friend you refer signs up for a £4.99-per-month MozyHome account.


Mozy only rewards you with extra space, so your friend doesn’t get anything. Referrals are only available if you have a MozyHome account, and your friend also has to sign up for a MozyHome account.

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Mozy logo

TopCashback A Friend TopCashback pays you £10 for every person you invite to the site. Share the referral link by email or on Facebook and Twitter, and whenever someone signs up using the link and accumulates £10 cashback in their account, youll ge your tenner. There’s no limit to the number of friends you can refer.


If you’re not logged into your account before you send the invite, you won’t qualify for the bonus.

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TopCashback logo

There are several easy ways to
recommend friends to Quidco. You can use the email, Facebook and Twitter buttons on each deal page; post a unique link on a blog, forum or website; and download a banner to put on your site. You’ll get £2.50 for each new member once they’ve earned £5


As with TopCashback, you have to be signed into your account when
recommending deals to get the bonus.

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Quidco logo

Sky When you recommend a friend to Sky TV, you can choose a £75 voucher from Marks & Spencer, Tesco, John Lewis or Boots as your reward. Once your friend is connected to the service, they’ll be sent a unique reference number that lets them apply for a £75 voucher, too.


You can only refer friends online and you must both remain Sky customers for at least 45 days after the subscription is set up.

Virgin Media If someone you refer signs up to any Virgin Media cable service, £50 will be deducted from your next bill and your friend will get free installation. This applies both when you invite new people to join Virgin Media and refer existing customers who don’t already have cable services.


You must refer your friend online, but they have to then sign up
following a call from Virgin’s
‘Connect a Friend’ team. You must have been a Virgin customer for at least 28 days before you can refer a friend.

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Virgin Media logo


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Get a friend to sign up to BE broadband and you’ll both get £40 credit added to your accounts. You can refer up to six people per year. If they all sign up. BE will give you an extra £40. for a total of £280.


You must refer your friends using the Tell A Friend page and they have to sign up using the email address you put on the form. logo logo

Recommend a friend to Orange home broadband and you’ll both get £50 account credit.


You must sign up using the form at the above link and your friend must not cancel their subscription within the first four weeks.

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Orange logo

02’s referral scheme offers various rewards to you and any friends that sign up to an 02 Home Broadband and Home Phone package. You can claim a £20 voucher to spend at, John Lewis or Marks & Spencer; a 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership; £45 to spend at Red Letter Days (www or you can give it to charity.

You have to be an 02 customer to refer the offer, but you don’t have to have 02Home Broadband.


Your friends must sign up using your unique link. You’ll only receive your reward once your friend completes the ‘14-day Happiness or Money Back
Guarantee’ period and doesn’t cancel their subscription.

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O2 logo


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Recommend your friends to T-Mobile on a pay-monthly or SIM-only plan, and you’ll both get three months of free calls to T-Mobile numbers. You’ll also receive a £25 Bonusbond gift voucher to spend at DeVere hotels, Alton Towers and high-street shops.


You must be a T-Mobile customer. If you’re on a SIM-only package, you only get the free calls, even if your friend signs up to a pay-monthly account. The offer is not open to friends who have had a T-Mobile account any time during the three months before their application.

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T-mobile logo


Order a SIM from Giffgaff to access a unique order page, then share the link on Facebook and Twitter, or by putting a banner on your website. If anyone orders and activates a SIM from this page, you both get 500 payback points. Post a SIM to a friend to get 500 points when it’s activated, and if a friend says you recommended then when they order a SIMI you get 200 points. Each point is worth a penny. Giffgaff sends you a statement every month and you can choose to convey your points to cash, airtime credit or donate your balance to charity.


You must have an active Giffgaff SIM and a positive points balance to qualify.

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Giffgaff logo


If you promote the VPN (Virtual Private Networking) tool
TunnelBear on Twitter, the company will give you 1GB of free data for streaming content. You have to tweet using the TunnelBear app, and ask for ‘1GB of free data’. It will then be automatically added to the 500MB of free data the service gives you each month.


You can only tweet once a month. There isn’t a limit to how many months you can apply, but TunnelBear can end the promotion at any time.

TunnelBear app
TunnelBear app
Aptly enough, the referral-deal community has its own referral scheme. You earn three points for each person you refer to the site, and 10 points for adding another member as your referral friend, for which they get three points.

This ‘referral matchmaker’ site is a great way to discover and share referral deals, and to find people to help you claim rewards. Categories include Technology, Leisure and Home & Garden.


The points don’t have any monetary value: they’re just a way to
encourage people to share deals and act as each other’s referees.

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Ireferyou logo

Moon Bingo

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When a friend you’ve recommended joins Moon Bingo and deposits money in their account, you get £15 of credit added to your account. You can refer up to 15 friends per month, which could potentially earn you £225.


You’ll need to have at least £30 in your Moon Bingo account before you can withdraw any money.

Moon Bingo logo
Moon Bingo logo

Have You Seen
If you spot a brilliant deal on a product at an online store, share it through Have You Seen. If anyone buys it using your link, you’ll earn commission. The amount of commission varies depending on the item and how much it costs. You can choose to share the commission with the person buying the item, too.


Your friend must buy the item by clicking your link.

The commission payment is made 30 days after the item is bought.

For every friend who signs up and buys something from Groupon, you get £6 credit to spend at the daily-deals site. For you to earn the referral bonus, your friend just needs to click through to the site and register using your unique link.


In order for you to qualify for the credit, your friend must buy the deal within 72 hours of clicking the link for the first time. They also cannot cancel their account within the first seven days.

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Groupon logo


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