|Thu Oct 3 2019 23:17:26|
PayPal $10 Referral Revival Is a Shadow of the Original
By: Ina Steiner
In 2000, before eBay acquired it, PayPal kicked off a very generous referral program that helped fuel its growth. PayPal would add $10 to new accounts just for joining, and then add $10 for each new member a user referred, up to $1,000. (Check out our article
from February 19, 2000 for a blast from the past. Note that at the time, you could fund your account by sending PayPal a check!)
PayPal is running a special $10 referral again - "Refer 5 friends to PayPal and you can earn up to $50" - but it's a shadow of the original program.
You must send one cent to people you know who don't already have a PayPal account, and at least five of them must sign up for PayPal (and they must link their bank account or debit/credit card) *and* they must spend $5+ by October 10th.
That's a lot of hoops to jump through.
The promotion kicked off on September 10th and runs through October 10. Be sure to read the terms carefully
for details and restrictions. Feel free to pine for the old days.
Let us know if you participated in the first version at the turn of the century, and how much you earned!