Refer-A-Friend Bonus 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 $20 in Groupon Bucks when that friend subscribes to Groupon for the first time (within the following 72 hours), registers on the Site and makes an initial purchase of a Groupon offer priced at ten dollars ($10) or more (“Eligible Offer”), Groupon will deposit any Groupon Bucks you are eligible to receive, up to the Lifetime Program Limit, approximately 15 days after the Eligible Offer closes and is no longer offered for sale to the public. This is twice the usual reward! It’s our way of saying “thanks” for spreading the word about Groupon. But act quickly!

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 other great offers 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, subscribes to Groupon, and buys his or her first Groupon deal, you will earn $20 in Groupon Bucks. You can also access your link by signing into your account on Groupon.com.

Is there a limit on how many friends I can refer?

Yes; there is a limit of 5 friends you can refer as part of this special offer. That means you can earn up to $100 in Groupon Bucks as long as you follow the fine print below. Please click here for full Refer-A-Friend program terms and conditions.

Can I refer myself to earn Groupon Bucks?

No. In order to qualify for this offer, you must refer unique individuals other than yourself in accordance with the fine print. Attempting to refer yourself can result in disqualification from this offer and future Groupon offers.

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

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

When will I get my $20 in Groupon Bucks?

We’ll need to verify that each friend you refer has clicked your link, subscribed to Groupon within 72 hours, and bought his or her first Groupon deal, so you’ll receive your $20 in Groupon Bucks within 15 days (once each deal closes and the purchases are confirmed). All rewards are subject to the return policy below.

I got my first $10 in Groupon Bucks. Why haven't I gotten the other $10 in Groupon Bucks?

If you've already received your first $10 in Groupon Bucks for referring a friend to Groupon (under this offer), don't worry, you should receive your bonus $10 in Groupon Bucks within 15 days.

What happens if my friend clicks the referral link after the expiration date noted in the promotional email I received?

In order for you to earn $20 in Groupon Bucks, your friend will need to click the link, subscribe to Groupon within 72 hours, and buy his or her first Groupon deal on or before the expiration date noted in the promotional email you received. If your friend subscribes to Groupon and buys a first Groupon deal after the expiration date noted in the promotional email you received, you’ll still earn the standard $10 in Groupon Bucks.

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

No. Your friend must have clicked on your link, subscribed to Groupon within 72 hours, and bought his or her first Groupon deal without having canceled or returned it.

What’s the fine print?

In order for you to earn $20 in Groupon Bucks, your referral must click your personal link (via the steps above, subscribe to Groupon within 72 hours, and buy his or her first Groupon deal. Groupon Bucks will be awarded to the email address to which we sent the original invitation to participate within 15 days, and are not transferable to other Groupon members. You may earn a limit of $20 in Groupon Bucks per friend you refer. 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, with or without notice to the user in question. Offer ends 11:59 PM PT on the expiration date noted in the promotional email you received. Please click here for full Refer-A-Friend program terms and conditions.

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