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Nov 26

New ways to refer friends and get free bids!

Posted by Blake Brown under Site Features


Do you have a friend or family member who might be interested in bidding on QuiBids? Now for every friend you refer to QuiBids that spends at least $25, you and your referral will each get 20 free bids! There is no limit to the number of friends you can refer, so you could essentially earn thousands of free bids just by referring more and more friends to QuiBids. Keep reading to learn how.

How do I start referring friends?

There are various ways you can access the referrals feature on our site. The first way is by clicking the “Earn Free Bids” link that appears in the upper right corner of the screen after logging in.

Earn Free Bids link to refer a friend to QuiBids

Alternatively, you can refer someone directly from the auction page. This could be for an instance where you’d want to share an item with a friend in hopes they sign up and create an account. Just click the “SHARE now and earn free bids” link under the product image to access a referral popup.

refer a friend to QuiBids from an auction page

Finally, you may see a similar referral popup after you get a win or make a purchase. This popup is optional – meaning you don’t have to share anything. It’s just an additional way for you to share QuiBids with your friends and hopefully get some referral bids in the process.

How does the new referral system work?

Our new referral system makes it easier to share QuiBids with your friends and get rewarded in the process. You now have the option to refer people via email, a custom URL, and even a Facebook share! Here’s an example of the options displayed on the referral page/popup:

new ways to refer friends to QuiBids


The first option lets you log in to your Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email account. From there, you can select people in your contact list who you’d like to send the email to. We recommend only sending referrals to people who you think might be interested and stay away from sending referral emails to people you don’t know.

select email contacts when referring a friend to QuiBids

Facebook Share

You can also share a link on Facebook by clicking the “Share on Facebook” button. If any of your Facebook friends clicks the link and signs up, you AND your referral will each be credited with 20 bids after they spend $25.

share quibids referral on facebook

Custom URL

Finally, you can copy the custom URL and share it however you wish.

copy custom url to refer a friend to QuiBids


How do I know when my referral makes a purchase?

It’s important to note that the 20 bids will not be credited until your referral spends at least $25 on the site. Once they hit $25, you will be sent an email with a promo code that is unique only to you. Here’s an example email:

referral coupon code email example for referring a friend to QuiBids

Simply redeem that promo code and the bids will magically appear in your account!

Your friend will also receive a similar code via email after they sign up. That way you both can benefit with free bids. Keep referring more friends and watch your free bids totals continue to rise!

To recap:

Earning Free Bids

  • Tell all the friends you can! For each one that signs up as a member and spends at least $25, we’ll send you a coupon code worth 20 Free Bids!
  • Bids will only be issued when you invite new members to join QuiBids (this program excludes returning or existing members). Each new member your refer must complete a minimum $25 purchase in order for you to earn your bids.
  • There is no limit to the number of bids you can earn and additional bid coupons will be sent to you with every eligible friend you refer.
  • This offer is limited to one referral and email address per friend. You may not spam or send unsolicited emails to persons you don’t personally know to collect bids. Likewise, you may not solicit referrals through paid search, push ads, unsolicited text messages and similar online and mobile activities. In addition, you may not refer yourself at different email addresses that you own. QuiBids has the right in its sole discretion to deny, cancel or suspend any and all bids awarded to you through this program.

Using Free Bids

  • Free bids earned from friends can be applied to live auctions, however, they may not be used toward the Buy Now feature.
  • To redeem your bids, copy the promotion code from the email sent to you into the appropriate field on

If you have any questions about these new features, please don’t hesitate to contact support.

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