Refer A Friend & Get Free Money, Food, Stocks & More (12 Cool Referral Programs)

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Refer A Friend and Get Free Stuff Cool Referral Programs

Referral Programs are a lot like affiliate marketing. In affiliate marketing, you get a commission when you refer someone to a product or service, in referral programs you refer a friend and you both get something out of the transaction.

Give $10 get $10 is a very common referral reward.

Being that I live in New York City, I’ve been spoiled by referral programs. Many companies try things out in big cities before they move to other markets. I’ve done many referral programs and received lots of free meals, free rides, Broadway Shows and other cool things.  

My refer a friend top referral programs list is not just for NYC, in fact, most of them are available worldwide.

What are the best referral programs?

These are some of my favorite referral programs in no particular order.

If you don’t use these services already, please feel free to sign up through my links as they are referrals links themselves and we both benefit. It’s a win-win situation. Then just share your links with others.

Here’s a quick outline referral programs in this article. I will be adding more as time goes on. Last update 4/4/2019

  • Robinhood (Invest Commission-Free) Get Free Stocks
  • Renaissance (Get paid to listen to music)
  • Achievement App (Earn cash while walking) Easy Money
  • DOSH (Auto cash back)
  • CryptoTab ( Free Bitcoin for browesing the web)
  • (Free Food)
  • WebTalk (Shares ad revenue)
  • Dropbox
  • Airbnb
  • Uber
  • Amazon Prime & Prime Student (Free)
  • Evernote
  • My Secret Weapon For Online Success (Free Membership – No Credit Card Needed)

Robinhood (Invest Commission-Free) Get Free Stock

Invest in stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies, all commission-free, right from your phone or desktop.

Free Stock

Say goodbye to trading commissions and hello to the future of trading.

Robinhood started with the idea that a technology-driven brokerage could operate with significantly less overhead.

Get Free Stocks Here (My Referral Link)

We both get a free stock when you use my link. ➥

Renaissance (Get paid to listen to music)

Get Paid to Listen to music and refer friends.

Renaissance enables a direct connection between the music you listened to and the artists behind it.

Paid to listen to music

Here you can:

– Earn stars through streaming music on Spotify.

– Use stars to redeem exclusive rewards.

(You need a Spotify account to start earning. Other supported platforms coming soon).

Refer Friends and get even more rewards.

money for music

Signup with my code to get extra 5 free stars

Get Paid Listening to Music on Spotify:

Here’s a free gift of 5 ✪ on Renaissance. To claim your gift, download the Renaissance app: and use my invite code: dd0e7183 Thanks, Greg

Achievement App (Earn cash while walking) Easy Money

Achievement is a digital health company. They reward you for doing healthy actions. 

Connect your health apps and Earn Points
Choose from 20+ popular apps and start earning points for activities such as walking, meditating, logging meals, and answering questions about yourself.

Achievement app

Earn $10 for every 10,000 points, redeemable via PayPal, direct deposit to your bank account, or by donating your points directly to charity. Rewards are paid within 7 business days.

Invites friends and get even more points. points are redeemable for cash.

Use my Achievement referral link and get started today.

DOSH (Auto cash back)

Cashback, automatically. It’s not points. It’s not coupons. Just cold, hard cash. This app is Available for iOS and Android devices. Once you sync your credit cards with this app you just set it and forget it. In simplest terms is just a cash back app.

Dosh app

How do you make money?

Shop and dine out, Pay with your linked card at 1,000s of stores and restaurants, and get up to 10% cash back automatically in your Dosh Wallet.

Refer your friends to Dosh and get $5 for each one who signs up and links a verified card.

More info plus $5 for signing up.Dosh Cash Back App Review (2021) Scam or Legit?

CryptoTab ( Free Bitcoin for browesing the web)


CryptoTab Browser is a free lightweight browser empowered with additional functionality for Bitcoin mining. It can be personalized according to your wishes with thousands of available extensions to extend the browser’s functionality and make your browsing experience fast and comfortable.

See my CrytoTab Review and start earning Free Bitcoin today! (Free Food)

Give $10 Get $10. lets people order online from their favorite local businesses and the ones they’ve yet to discover. With the best restaurants, wine and spirits shops, grocery stores, and laundry and dry cleaning providers, they are working hard to have every corner of the neighborhood covered.  38+ cities and more on the way in the US and abroad.

Sign up for today and get $10 


WebTalk (Shares ad revenue)


Webtalk, an all-in-one free networking, collaboration, contact management, and cloud data storage app, just recently announced its latest rankings in a survey of the top sites around the world. It’s now in the top 46k globally and in the top 11k in the U.S.

Webtalk is a social network that shares ad revenue with its users plus members can earn more cash for referring friends.

It’s free but you have to be invited. Go here to get a Webtalk invite 



Dropbox lets you sync your files between all your devices. Save files on your computer, then access them on your phone from the road. Everything you keep in Dropbox is synced automatically to all your devices. There is a free version and a paid version with more online storage. I use the free version myself. Get up to 16 GB of more free Dropbox space! Invite your friends to join Dropbox, and for each one who installs Dropbox they with give you both of you 500 MB of bonus space.

Sign up for a free Dropbox account today and get and extra 500 MB of storage.


Whether an apartment for a night, a castle (yes you can rent a castle) for a week or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions. A single user in China led to thousands of signups and hundreds of bookings in a single month. How the Airbnb referral program works

How the Airbnb referral program works

  • Send people you know an invite with $40 off a home booking of $75 or more and $15 off an experience of $50 or more.
  • Get $20 for every person who completes a stay and $10 for every person who goes on an experience.
  • When someone signs up for Airbnb with your link, they’ll get $40 in travel credit. After they take a trip, you’ll get $20 in credit.
  • Use the credit you earn to book your next trip on Airbnb.
refer a friend Airbnb

Sign up for Airbnb today to get your $40.


What started as an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas is now changing the logistical fabric of cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, they use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.

Refer a friend and they get $2 off each of their first 3 rides and you get $5 off your next ride.

Uber refer-a-friend

Sign up for Uber today and get $2 off each of your first 3 rides.

Amazon Prime & Prime Student (Free)

Get $5 when you refer friends to join Prime. Get $10 for referring students. Students get 6 months Free and 50% off after the that. I’ve been using Amazon Prime for over a year and love the 2-day free shipping, music streaming, and their original shows. If you get 20 people or 10 students a year to signup your Amazon Prime membership pays for itself. Awesome.


Sign up for Amazon Prime today and start your 30 Free Trial. Prime members also enjoy exclusive access to movies and TV shows, ad-free music, Kindle books, original audio series and unlimited photo storage.

Amazon Prime for Students

– Get six months free, then 50% Off. No Coupon Code Needed.


Amazon is offering a FREE Six-Month prime membership for students who sign up for an Amazon Student account.


Amazon Student will get you 2-day shipping on all of your orders.  Normally teachers can get this too  – You DO have to have a .edu address to qualify.

After the 6 month period, you will pay a discounted rate for Prime of 50% OFF.  As a Prime Student, you get FREE 2-day shipping, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon music, Prime Photos & More.

If you get 20 people or 10 students a year to signup for Amazon Prime, your membership pays for itself. Awesome.

Sign up for Amazon Prime Student today and start your 6 month Free Trial. Prime members also enjoy exclusive access to movies and TV shows, ad-free music, Kindle books, original audio series and unlimited photo storage.



Remember Everything! Inspiration strikes anywhere. Evernote lets you capture, nurture, and share your ideas across any device. Their referral program relies on a point system. Refer friends to Evernote and earn points to redeem for Evernote Premium. When your friends get started, they’ll get one month of Premium too.

Discover what a new kind of note can do for you.

Sign up for a Free Evernote account today! 

More Referral Programs to Come

I will update this post with more referral programs so be sure to bookmark this page.

If you have any good referral programs you use or know about feel free to leave them in the comments.

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Rgpratap · April 5, 2019 at 5:05 am

Hello Greg,

After reading your informative reviews, I learned a lot about the Referral Programs. It’s almost new to me. I was familiar with Bitcoin only. I think this program can be a good way to earn online income. And its payment system is also easy. Thank you sincerely for a nice review.


    Greg · April 5, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Indeed, You’re welcome.

Linda · April 5, 2019 at 4:32 am

It always amazed me the amount of content affiliate websites contain. I felt like I would not stop reading. Not only was it a lot, but it was so tempting to join and get free stuff. The thing is, my parents always taught me that free stuff did not give  one anything in life because one received and struggled nothing to earn it. The struggles in life always come with a huge rewrd in the end. 

    Greg · April 5, 2019 at 4:43 am

    I gave up the struggle. Why would anyone want to struggle on purpose? No one has to struggle. Good luck.

Jay · April 5, 2019 at 4:29 am

These are all good services but some of them are not available to some countries. I am definitely jealous of occupants living in New York City because I have come across a lot of programs like these that are always available to them. I don’t really know the reason why it is like that but maybe it is like you said about companies testing out their products first in that market before taking it outside the country.

Anyway, the referral programs listed here are definitely worth the try and I would see if they accept citizens living outside NYC

    Greg · April 5, 2019 at 4:48 am

    You must have only read the first few paragraphs of this article. These are not just for New York City. 

Tolu · April 5, 2019 at 4:23 am

I appreciate this.

I have bookmarked this page for future reference. 

Refer a friend is like an affiliate marketing program; one earns from both programs by referring people. 

However, refer a friend looks simpler. I have heard of many of the companies in your post, but never knew they have a referral program where one can earn by referring people to them. I would sign up for this to have firsthand experience. I’m planning to have a website soon like yours where I can share my experience and promote something like these. nice one

    Greg · July 10, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Thanks, Tolu.

Vapz · April 5, 2019 at 4:22 am

I used to be acepticalnof referral offers because there were a lot of scams with it. But I see now that real ones can be verified and those ones work,they give what is promised when the requirements. I haven’t tried anyone of these top referal programs, so I must try a few and enjoy some of these benefits. Thanks for sharing them.

    Greg · July 10, 2019 at 12:40 am

    You’re welcome.

Mark · April 5, 2019 at 4:16 am

These are interesting programs. I use Evernote myself, but I’ve never actually referred anyone to it. I probably should, since it’s indispensable to me these days. The Achievement App sounds nice too, since it would get me off my butt and encourage me to walk more. But by far, I think the coolest one is CryptoTab. I do invest in crypto, including Bitcoin, but I’ve never mined. I’ve heard of browser extensions that allow for that, but I’ve always been skeptical of them. Maybe I should look more deeply into this. Thanks for sharing!

    Greg · April 5, 2019 at 10:09 am

    You’re welcome. Thanks for the comments.

Barrywesley · April 5, 2019 at 4:10 am

I will like to appreciate you for taking out time to write this article about referrals. I find this quite interesting, because it’s all about making money, and you refer to make more. The one that caught my attention is Renaissance (Get paid to listen to music) since I am a music lover, and definitely listening to music refer and I get paid. 

    Greg · April 7, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Cool, thanks

Peace · April 5, 2019 at 4:10 am

Wow, this is so interesting! Making money by referring family and friends is so great. You just get people to sign up through your referral link and you get paid without doing anymore than that. 

I like the Delivery dot com, I like that I get ten dollars just by signing up. I have gotten money signing up before, but it was five dollars, getting ten dollars is a better deal. 

    Greg · April 5, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Awesome. Thanks for the comment. 

Cathy · May 30, 2017 at 7:58 am

Hmm, this is interesting. So I assume whoever that promotes the product/service will need new users to utilize his/her unique referral link, right?

How do they go about doing it? Can it be used directly like on a friend-to-friend basis? Can it be shared on social media without having to risk facing penalties?

It would be great to know as an alternative to the proper affiliate programs. Thanks Greg.

    Greg · May 30, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Hi Cathy, Yes you get a referral link and you can share them on social media, text message, email and so on.

sam · May 11, 2017 at 3:33 am

Thanks Greg, I just signed up for DropBox & the free Amazon Prime for students.

    Greg · May 11, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Your welcome and thanks for the comment.

Kurt · May 10, 2017 at 2:59 am

I really like the Amazon Prime & Prime Student refer a friend program and they get Amazon Prime for free.

Mark · May 10, 2017 at 12:00 am

Great Information. These are very cool referral programs.

Paul · April 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Hi Greg, I love the idea of Refer a Friend. It’s also good to find something out of the ordinary online. It never ceases to amaze me the variety of websites I stumble upon. Love the layout. Up until now, I didn’t know what Airbnb was! Cheers, Paul

    Greg · April 25, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks for the comment Paul.

Wenda · April 19, 2017 at 10:41 am

I had no idea. Seriously no idea that “refer a friend” could be so lucrative. Thanks for this great post, I’m definitely going to bookmark your site to come and for more! Is there a trick to finding the “refer a friend” opportunities? I mean, do companies generally list them in their sitemap or at the bottom of their screen (like affiliate marketing and partner programs)?

    Greg · April 19, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Wenda,

    You normally can find the refer a friend programs after signing up for the service or google a company name and add referral program after the name.
    Hope that helps,


Mikekiss87 · April 19, 2017 at 10:04 am

I had no idea about these referral opportunities. Thanks for the information.

    Greg · April 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Your welcome Mike.

Riaz Shah · April 19, 2017 at 1:17 am

Hey Greg,
I use Uber before and they pay pretty well if you are a driver but if you’re a rider and you refer, you’ll only get free rides.

But if you were to register yourself as a driver, then you can access the cash prize which is worth even more. It’ll take a few days and there’s no payment needed, totally worth the wait 😀

    Greg · April 19, 2017 at 3:03 am

    Thanks’ Riaz. I’m not a Uber driver or signed up to be one so I didn’t mention it here. Thanks perhaps I’ll add it.

Paulina · April 19, 2017 at 12:48 am

I am familiar with most of the programs you described here, but still I don’t usually refer friend to these. I think it’s because I simply forget that I can get something out of it… I usually just tell them about the app or website and then they go and sign up, (now that I am writing this I feel a bit silly 🙂 that I have been telling my friend about airbnb for example but not sending them an invite from my account).
Thanks for the great post! I will try to remember now to send links to my friends after I tell them about a new program.

    Greg · April 19, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Thanks for the comment. I normally tell people about these services then tell them I’ll send them a link and that seems to work.

jeffrey16201 · April 19, 2017 at 12:14 am

Interesting programs you can earn money by referring people to these programs, some of the programs I have heard of and some I have not heard of.

How is these programs working for you, how long have you been doing this type of referral? I don’t know a lot of people who would be interested in these programs personally, how does one get referrals when they don’t have people they know to refer to these programs?

    Greg · April 19, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Thanks for the comment.

    The best way to referrals is word of mouth. I normally tell people about these services then I’ll send them a link and that seems to work.

JeffWA · April 18, 2017 at 10:42 pm

Hi, Greg,
Being a member of WA, I am familiar with several of the referral programs that you mentioned in your article – Amazon, (of course) Dropbox, Uber as well as AirBnb.

I was not aware of a few programs that you mentioned – Evernote and the one that I found interesting the Delivery site

As you live in NYC, the article mentioned that Delivery is currently in 38 cities in the U.S. However you stated that the site is expanding. I loved the idea of being able to order food from restaurants, grocery stores, liquor establishments, dry cleaning, etc., this appears to be an idea that will take off. Plus the fact that you get money for referring a person to join based on your membership.

It’s one of the positive things made available because of the Internet which grows daily.


    Greg · April 18, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks for your comment Jeff. Hopefully will be in your area soon.

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