How members manage their referrals

Referrals from friends or contacts are one of the most effective ways to grow your membership business. With Memberful, your members can spread the word about your site and receive discounts when new members sign up through their link.

Once you’ve enabled your referral program, your members can share a unique link and earn rewards for referring others. On their member account page, they'll find their unique referral link and can keep track of their progress toward rewards.

Please note: Members can only have either a coupon or a referral reward discount applied to their subscription, not both. Since referral rewards are applied automatically to the member’s most recent subscription, members who had already applied a coupon to their subscription will have the coupon removed. Learn more.

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Once you’ve enabled your referral program, members will see a Referrals menu item in their account.

From this section, they can copy their unique referral link.

Members can copy their referral link

Below the referral link, members have the option to share a post or message including their referral link on other apps like Facebook and Twitter.

Members can share their referral link

Check their progress toward referral rewards

In the Your Progress section, members are able to keep track of how many referral credits they have earned so far.

Memberful also shows them a relevant reward here to keep them motivated.

Members can track their referrals and rewards

Keep in mind that members without an active, recurring subscription won’t be able to earn referral credits.

Also, if a member earned a referral reward, the discount continues applying even if their referred member ends their subscription.

See all rewards

Members can click See all rewards to see a list of all available rewards and how much progress they’ve made toward each one.

See all available rewards

How do members apply their rewards?

Once a member has earned a referral reward, it will be applied automatically to their most recent subscription.

Can members apply a coupon and a referral reward discount to the same subscription?

Members can only have either a coupon or a referral reward discount applied to their subscription.

Since referral rewards are applied automatically to the member’s most recent subscription, members who had already applied a coupon to their subscription will have the coupon removed, and the referral reward discount will be automatically applied instead.

If coupon codes are a big part of your membership strategy, offering a referral program through Memberful might not be the right fit.

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