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

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?

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    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 (