Refer-A-Friend Bonus Offer FAQs

Have questions about the Refer-A-Friend program? Find some Q&As below.



How does the Refer-A-Friend bonus offer work?

For a limited time, we’re offering select customers the opportunity to refer a friend to Groupon and earn a total of $20 Groupon Bucks when that friend signs up for Groupon (within 72 hours of clicking your personal referral link) and makes his or her first purchase by March 21, 2011. This is twice the normal reward! It’s our way of saying “thanks” for spreading the word about Groupon. And with no limit on how many friends you can refer, there’s no telling how many Groupon Bucks you may earn. But act quickly: each friend that uses your unique link needs to sign up within 72 hours of clicking your link and make his/her first purchase by March 21, 2011, in order for you to earn $20 Groupon Bucks.

I didn’t receive an email invitation. How can I participate?

Currently this offer is by invitation only. But have no fear – Groupon is all about rewarding our best customers, so be on the lookout for another great offer in the future.

How do I refer a friend?

If you were invited to participate, check your email for a message from Groupon Rewards. You’ll see a special link enclosed in the message – it’s your personal referral link. Send that link to friends and family via any method you choose, whether email, Facebook, Twitter, or IM. When a friend clicks your link, signs up for Groupon, and buys his or her first deal, you will earn $20 Groupon Bucks. You can also access your link by signing into your account on Groupon.com.

The website says I earn $10 Groupon Bucks for referring a friend?

Correct. The standard offer, available to everyone on Groupon.com, is $10 Groupon Bucks for referring a friend who signs up and buys his or her first deal. But for a limited time, we’re doubling that to $20 Groupon Bucks.

When will I get my $20 Groupon Bucks?

We’ll need to verify that each friend you refer has clicked your link, signed up for Groupon within 72 hours, and made his or her first purchase, so you’ll receive your standard $10 Groupon Bucks within 24 hours and your bonus $10 Groupon Bucks within 96 hours of your friend’s purchase (subject to the return policy below).

What happens if my friend clicks the referral link after March 21, 2011?

In order for you to earn $20 Groupon Bucks, your friend will need to click the link, sign up for Groupon within 72 hours, and make a first purchase on or before March 21, 2011. If your friend signs up and buys a first Groupon after March 21, 2011, you’ll still earn the standard $10 Groupon Bucks.

If my friend cancels or returns his or her first order, will I still earn $20 Groupon Bucks?

No. Your friend must have clicked on your link, signed up for Groupon within 72 hours, and made his or her first purchase without having canceled or returned it within 96 hours of purchase.

What’s the fine print?

In order for you to earn $20 Groupon Bucks, your referral must click your personal link, sign up for Groupon within 72 hours, and make his or her first purchase. Groupon Bucks will be awarded to the email address to which we sent the original invitation to participate, and are not transferable to other Groupon members. Groupon reserves the right to cancel, revoke, or otherwise prevent the issuance of Groupon Bucks in any suspected case of fraudulent use or misuse of this offer. Offer ends at 11:59 PM March 21, 2011.

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