Do You Refer a Friend? Maybe You Should!

Just this week I received a piece of mail from Comcast, now usually it is something offering an upgrade to Xfinity TV or an advertisement of some sort, but this one felt a little different.  I opened the envelope and to my surprise it was a gift card with my name on it and Refer A Friend underneath.  I hadn’t checked on my Comcast account since it is setup to automatically post my payments to my checking account, but I logged in and sure enough, someone signed up through my referral code.  It was a nice surprise and it got me thinking, why wouldn’t everyone refer a friend for items they use? Who doesn’t need $5 or $100 to pay the bills or for the services they already use, I know I do!

I thought I would share with all of you how I used some of my refer a friend money and maybe get everyone a little more excited about refer a friend for products and services you use.


A little over  a year ago we switched to Internet only and the best option available in the city of Chicago for our area was Comcast.  Since Google Fiber is not available in our city, please Google expand to Chicago, pretty please.  We went with the most reliable service out there, what was nice is the package we use includes local channels and HBO all for less than $50 month.  If you are looking to change providers, here is my refer a friend code, not only do I get a gift card, You Do To!

Since I just got the gift card in the mail this week, I have not decided what I plan to do with it, but I am leaning pretty heavily towards my payment for Beach Volleyball this summer.  We had a blast last summer and I’m hoping it’s exactly the same this year, sounds like it may have been decided, unless you have some other ideas?


We don’t take Uber very often since we keep the budget pretty tight, but it’s great for special occasions, large groups, time crunch, or if parking is a nightmare.

Mrs. Even Steven used one of my referrals just last week.  She went to a Sip and Paint with her brothers that went a little later into the evening, rather than taking a bus and then a train to get home, which would have taken at least an extra 45 minutes, not to mention the later it gets on the train the less safe it gets as well.  So she pulled up the Uber app on her Republic Wireless phone, another way we save money and was home in 25 minutes, thanks Uber and refer a friend for helping keep the wife safe.


If you live in the city and plan to go to an event, the parking costs are usually outrageous.  Street parking doesn’t exist and sometimes costs just as much with a meter…..parking it’s fantastic.  We prefer to use Spothero, it gives you the best price available for the location you need to park, you can even take care of all of this before you leave your house.

With family in town we decided to go to the Field Museum, which is right off of the lake downtown, if you use the parking suggested by the Field Museum you will pay $19 for the first 4 hours or $22 for up to 12 hours.  That’s not for me, so we looked up Spothero and found a Valet parking space for $10, Mr. 1500 Days would call me fancy and I agree!  We saved at least $9 and because of our refer a friend, parking was free, thanks refer a friend.


Digit is a website that links to your bank account, they take a look at your income and your spending habits, then like a Boss they decide they can save you money and make the transfer from your bank account into your Digit account.   For most people they are scared to let an app or website have access to your money, turns out you barely know Digit is there.

As most of you know I have been working to pay off my student loans.  The best part of Digit is they helped me along the way!  Digit took whatever money they found in the couch cushions of my bank account and put it into my Digit account, plus on top of that, hundreds, tens, 1 person helped me with a refer a friend towards my student loan debt repayment.  You guys like J. Money and Budgets are Sexy and want to help out his struggling net worth, I get it:)  If it’s not clear I’m just messing around, I like the guy, I mean I signed up because he said it was a great product.


If you use a product or service and you like it, why not refer a friend so you both can reap the benefits!  Now I have been using Comcast, Uber, Spothero, and Digit for anywhere from 5 months to almost 4 years.  The only one that I wanted to have a first-in experience was with Digit and even that was recommended from my blogging friend, J. Money, and that’s exactly the point, why shouldn’t you refer a friend to something you know and like?

I invite you to use any of my refer a friend links and codes if it is something you want to try out.  These don’t cost any money to sign up and you can cancel anytime, in fact all of these can help you save money.  My challenge to you is to take a look at the products you use and see if they have a refer a friend available.

6 Responses to “Do You Refer a Friend? Maybe You Should!

  • I referred a friend for solar last fall right after I installed it and got $500! Once in a while I will pass on a deal, but only when it is something I really like and would recommend (like Mint, Scottrade, etc).

    It is definitely something to pay attention to as it could create some unexpected fun money or debt repayment funds.
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    • EvenStevenMoney
      3 years ago

      $500 is a lot of money, nice work! I think sharing with others a great product or service is something we all do anyways, might as well get a few dollars in the deal.

  • It’s amazing how much you can benefit from using referral programs. Any time I sign up for a new service I try to find a friend or favorite blogger to sign up through. After all, it’s free money for both of us!

    Great list of services – I may be checking out a few of these at some point in the future. Have a good one!

    • EvenStevenMoney
      3 years ago

      Couldn’t agree more, might as well share the love with a referral, everyone comes out ahead.

  • I certain use refer a friend for services I’m using, or if its something I really enjoy and someone is on the fence about their service, an offer like this might be the incentive to try something new.

    • EvenStevenMoney
      3 years ago

      Yeah it’s something that will benefit both parties, the little push of getting money for that something new might just hit the spot.

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