Referral Bonus FAQ


What is PayPal referral bonus?
PayPal referral bonus is a bonus specifically set up for current users who successfully refer a friend to sign up with PayPal. Whenever such friend successfully signs up with PayPal through your referral link or PayPal logo and get verified, your PayPal account will be deposited with such referral bonus.

How can I refer a new user?
After you become a registered PayPal user, login to your PayPal account, go to "My PayPal" and click the link "Get a referral bonus" link under Enhance Account in the Account Overview page. It contains PayPal referral link and an URL linked to PayPal logo. If your friend successfully signs up with PayPal through such link or logo and is verified, you will be eligible to such referral bonus. However, please use your referral link and logo reasonably and please strictly comply with PayPal's Anti-spamming Policy!

What policy does PayPal have against spamming?
The purpose of PayPal's referral bonus program is to encourage users to introduce PayPal to their friends, family members and online buyers. However, PayPal does not allow users to spam. Once PayPal finds out that a user is sending out junk emails with referral link, it will forthwith restrict such user's account. For more information, please refer to PayPal's Anti-spamming Policy.

What should my friend do when he/she is referred?
Your friend must complete the following steps to get the referral bonus:
  • Click on your referral link or logo to sign up with PayPal
  • Get verified
What qualifications should my friend have to get referred?
Your friend will be eligible for referral as long as he/she is not a registered PayPal user yet. For purpose of the protection of PayPal user privacy, PayPal will not notify you whether your friend has been referred or not.

If my friend has already signed up with PayPal through others' referral, can I refer him/her to sign up a new PayPal account again?
No. You can only refer your friend who has never signed up with PayPal before (whether by himself or through others' referral).

If my friend does not sign up with PayPal after clicking on my referral link, but then signs up with PayPal through other means, can I still get the referral bonus?
No. You can only get the referral bonus after your friend signs up with PayPal through clicking on your referral link or PayPal logo and get verified.

How can I ensure my friend's privacy will not be infringed upon?
PayPal undertakes to protect the information of all users, and will never share either your or your friend’s account information with any other third party.

When can I get my referral bonus?
When your friend referred by you successfully signs up with PayPal and get verified, you will get your referral bonus.

What if the email address my friends uses to sign up with PayPal is different from the one I send referral email to?
As long as your friend signs up with PayPal through clicking your referral bonus or logo, you will get the referral bonus even though he/she signs up with another email address.

Can I get bonus by referring friends to sign up with PayPal.com?
No. You can only get bonus by referring friends to sign up with PayPal China (PayPal.com.cn).

How long will this referral program last?
This program will only last from 2006-3-24 to 3-31. So hurry up and refer your friends to get the bonus.

How many friends can I refer to get the bonus?
There is no limitation on the referees. In order to get the referral bonus, all referrals need to register and get verified during 2006-3-24 to 3-31.