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A great way to save on your energy bills is to refer a friend – Bulb members get up to £50 when someone switches through their link. Here's a refresher on referrals if someone you know would be better off with Bulb.

Referrals are our favourite way to welcome new members on board. That's because it takes a happy Bulb member to sign someone else up. And the more of those, the merrier. 

You'll both get £50 when someone you know switches their gas and electricity over to us using your referral link. And if they switch just gas or just electricity, you'll both get £25.

If you know a business who could benefit from cheaper, greener energy, you can refer them, too. You'll each get £50 per business property that signs up to Bulb. 

We use referral links so we know who's recommended who (and where to send the reward). Any friend of yours is a friend of ours, so there's no limit on the number of people you sign up, as long as they're brand new to Bulb. That said, nobody likes being spammed. Treat your referral code like you'd treat your phone number; share it with people you know, don't staple it to a lamppost or use it as confetti at your second cousin's wedding. Take a look at our full Terms and Conditions for details.

How to find your referral link on the app

The quickest way to share your link is using the Bulb app, because you're always signed in.

1. Tap 'Get £50' at the bottom of the screen

Bulb app home screen

2. Tap the green box to copy your link or share it with friends and family in a group chat or your favourite apps.

How to refer friends on the Bulb app

3. That's it! We'll send you an email whenever someone signs up using your link. We'll add credit to your Bulb account (and theirs) when the switch completes successfully. This takes around 3 weeks. If you're a prepay Bulb member, we'll send your referral credit via Transferwise.

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How to find your referral link on a desktop

1. Sign into your Bulb account

Bulb Account

2. Choose 'Get £50' to see your personal referral link

Referrals screen on desktop

You’ll see an option to 'refer a friend' or 'refer a business.' Your link will change slightly but this won't affect how we calculate your reward - it's there to make sure your recipient sees the right page to get a quote for their energy.

3. Hit 'Share' to send an email or share your link on social media

Refer a friend in Bulb Account

You can type in a personal message or use the one we’ve drafted. You won't need to add your link here – your first name and your referral link will appear automatically as part of the email your friend receives.

4. That's it! We'll send you an email whenever someone signs up using your link. We'll add credit to your Bulb account (and theirs) when the switch completes successfully. This takes around 3 weeks. If you're a prepay Bulb member, we’ll send your referral credit via Transferwise.


Sharing some feel-good energy

Nobody likes to spend too long thinking about their energy supplier. We’re not offended. But while we’re all chatting online more than usual, it’s a great time to share a link or two. And when it comes to switching energy companies, we like to think of ourselves as an easy sell. Our electricity is 100% renewable and our gas is 100% carbon neutral. And if your pal lives in a typical home doing typical things with their energy (maybe not Dave with the vintage lava lamp collection), they'd save £210 by switching to us from a standard Big Six deal.


Read more about referrals over in our Help Centre. Not a member yet, and want to join? You can find a lot of lovely Bulb referrers on Twitter.