Santander Refer-a-Friend, Share  £50+£50 Amazon Vouchers (**Pls do not invite / request referrals)
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Santander Refer-a-Friend, Share £50+£50 Amazon Vouchers (**Pls do not invite / request referrals)

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Posted 7th MarEdited by:"StudentGrant"
Free £50 Amazon Voucher for you and your referee for each referral. No direct debit, standing order, or funding needed!

Santander joint account holders can refer five people EACH - including EACH OTHER - and it seems same person can be referred and can apply to switch multiple times (obviously such a switcher must have more than one spare account available to switch in).

Therefore. Switches and claims are potentially unlimited (as in, not excluded by T&C) - if a family of four obtains five codes each and switches and refers each other they could get 4x3=£1200.... or even 4x5=£2000 between you! [swoon]

"The offer is available to existing Santander customers... who recommend someone else (up to five people).... to switch from a current account not held with Santander to a Santander 1|2|3, 1|2|3 Lite, Everyday, Select, or Private Current Account through CASS, the Current Account Switch Service."

REFERRER fills the form in (link below) and waits a day or so for an email with five referral codes. NOTE - If application to switch is made before the referral codes are received by the referrer you both get nowt.

Once referral codes received, person(s) you are referring can then apply for new Santander account (EVERYDAY account is free!) and ask to switch existing account (debit card details needed). Referral code is not needed yet. If you apply for a new Santander account and are accepted immediately, sort and account numbers are provided online (if you apply late at night or at weekends decision may be deferred until next day). You can also switch to an existing Santander account - but ONLY IN BRANCH, not online.

If new account and switch application approved, THE SWITCHER receives numerous emails including one with the FSWI URN number needed to request the gift cards. Note this number, do not delete emails in case it all goes wrong!

Once old account has switched and been closed (nominally up to 2 weeks, but for me 7-8 days) THE SWITCHER applies for the gift cards, form below.

Emailed Gift Cards should arrive "within 30 days of the claim being submitted and the switch completing; you’ll both receive an email containing a £50 Amazon.co.uk Gift Cards. If..... the claim wasn’t successful we’ll... let you know via email."

But, MY gift vouchers arrived about ten days after I claimed them, so if you stick to the time limits it should be up to three weeks for the entire process.

If emailed account / switch / vouchers do not seem to reach you check your SPAM folders. If still nothing call ***Refer a Friend team on 01325 390839. We’re open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday***

If you don't have a "spare" outside bank account to switch in, just open a basic account another account with your current bank and use that (wait until you have new debit card details before you switch, you need them!). NB. BASIC accounts are for people without an existing bank account.

I say again, You can also switch to an existing Santander account - but ONLY IN BRANCH (make appointment in advance). If you want to avoid that, open yet another Santander account for your second claim - 123 Lite can be held in tandem and is only £1 a month.....

Once I have two Santander accounts and claimed and been paid twice, I intend going into branch and switching my two remaining "spare" accounts in at the same time, one to each Santander account - which once again T&C does not preclude. And going in again for fifth time. 75% complete so far... Fingers-crossed!

**Read the T&C and follow the instructions - if not intending to use Santander as main account opt for no overdraft to reduce credit impact - same if you need to open new spare account(s) to switch to Santander**

MY INITIAL VOUCHERS 8X£50 FOR FOUR SWITCHED ACCOUNTS ARRIVED 27/3/19, so £400 EASY…. now to try it again with more spare accounts
4/5/19 update, just received vouchers for second referral of same person, so it works😋

Guess Santander have become uncompetitive following 123 interest rate reduction from 3% to 1.5% and desperate to increase number of customer accounts....

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Been planning on leaving Santander for a while, over monthly fee and interest. I guess I could refer some people I do not like to open an account somewhere I am leaving?
I wouldn’t wish Santander upon even my nemesis!!
I plan to have my partner refer me to Santander and I will refer him to Nationwide (y). Double the rewards.
allesclar2 h, 49 m ago

I wouldn’t wish Santander upon even my nemesis!!


Santander is my favourite bank. I’ve never had a problem with them. Unlike HSBC, first direct, coop, NatWest. I’ve tried almost all of them at some stage.
How bizarre that a no-cost deal / legal scam where you can make from £50 (£100) to as much as £250 (£500)£500 (£1000)£1000 (£2000) with organisation and some work has gone stone cold, yet Deals where you have to shell out actual cash to "save" you pennies or a couple of £quid go sky high! Whatever is going on in this HUKD
Edited by: "StudentGrant" 3rd Apr
allesclar9 h, 7 m ago

I wouldn’t wish Santander upon even my nemesis!!



Not even for £50 each?!
I cannot believe this is cold!!!

In, get your £50 each and then out when the next bank bribe comes along.
Some people just don't understand how to use these switching incentives and think they have to switch their main current account and then keep the new account as their main account indefinitely.
Thanks OP.
Absolute madness that this is cold.

If you have a partner/friend/family member then this is a relatively easy way to get £500/£1000 in vouchers for about 1-2 hours work.
karlie8821st Mar

Absolute madness that this is cold.If you have a partner/friend/family …Absolute madness that this is cold.If you have a partner/friend/family member then this is a relatively easy way to get £500/£1000 in vouchers for about 1-2 hours work.



You only need two of you with five spare accounts each, but yes I'm doing it for me, BOH and two kids with ten accounts between us 👌
I waited until payment made for first four SELECT accounts, have now opened three (123Lite) accounts as well at possible cost of 3x1=£3. Once vouchers received for switching them I am planning to switch three remaining accounts in branch, fingers crossed Ooh, now both kids have applied for their own referral codes; 20x£100=£2000
Edited by: "StudentGrant" 3rd Apr
when are we using referral code??
igp4tel03/04/2019 16:53

when are we using referral code??



On or after the day your switch in to Santander is completed!
StudentGrant19 m ago

On or after the day your switch in to Santander is completed!


THANKS
Remember to check the old bank account is closed before submitting the claim form. It probably will be closed by the time they check the form but my switches have shown as complete but my old bank account was still visible in online banking until the next working day.
-135 heat = hahaha = people really are stupid! my wife and I have just made £1000 in amazon vouchers between us with about 2hours work. We set up 5 mule accounts each and switched them to Santander. At no point did we mess about with our main current accounts.
I cannot beleive this amazing deal was totally ignored on here!
lastlaughgiraffe05/06/2019 17:12

-135 heat = hahaha = people really are stupid! my wife and I have just …-135 heat = hahaha = people really are stupid! my wife and I have just made £1000 in amazon vouchers between us with about 2hours work. We set up 5 mule accounts each and switched them to Santander. At no point did we mess about with our main current accounts.I cannot beleive this amazing deal was totally ignored on here!


It is a strange site here, isn't it? It was posted on MSE but I think if it had gained heat here, they may have pulled the plug early with the promotion.

We have nearly made £10k in vouchers.
karlie8805/06/2019 17:18

It is a strange site here, isn't it? It was posted on MSE but I think if …It is a strange site here, isn't it? It was posted on MSE but I think if it had gained heat here, they may have pulled the plug early with the promotion.We have nearly made £10k in vouchers.


Woah! How did you manage that?
lastlaughgiraffe05/06/2019 17:12

-135 heat = hahaha = people really are stupid! my wife and I have just …-135 heat = hahaha = people really are stupid! my wife and I have just made £1000 in amazon vouchers between us with about 2hours work. We set up 5 mule accounts each and switched them to Santander. At no point did we mess about with our main current accounts.I cannot beleive this amazing deal was totally ignored on here!


Nice one.

So can you just keep referring each other (husband and wife) and there is no limit of how many times you can recommend one particular person, namely my wife?

Thanks in advance.
lastlaughgiraffe05/06/2019 20:50

Woah! How did you manage that?


Terms state 5 codes per person, so a couple can get 10 codes and get 2 x £50 per code. So that's £1k like you did.

However the terms also allow you to use other people's codes and gain £50 per switch thereafter. There is a thread on MSE where people were giving away their codes but didn't want to take part in the rigmarole of switching (they get 5 codes for 2 minutes work and distribute the codes to other people). The other people (me) then switch accounts in. So what I've been doing is opening donor accounts (5-10 minutes per account), waiting for debit cards to arrive, starting switches over the phone with Santander (5 minutes per switch) and then completing the Santander/Amazon form with someone's code. The Santander staff didn't mind doing 5 switches in one go on the phone into the same current account. So I have been getting £50 vouchers for less than 30 minutes work which is still a good return. It's been a 3+ months promotion so you can see how the numbers stack up over time.
karlie8805/06/2019 21:29

Terms state 5 codes per person, so a couple can get 10 codes and get 2 x …Terms state 5 codes per person, so a couple can get 10 codes and get 2 x £50 per code. So that's £1k like you did.However the terms also allow you to use other people's codes and gain £50 per switch thereafter. There is a thread on MSE where people were giving away their codes but didn't want to take part in the rigmarole of switching (they get 5 codes for 2 minutes work and distribute the codes to other people). The other people (me) then switch accounts in. So what I've been doing is opening donor accounts (5-10 minutes per account), waiting for debit cards to arrive, starting switches over the phone with Santander (5 minutes per switch) and then completing the Santander/Amazon form with someone's code. The Santander staff didn't mind doing 5 switches in one go on the phone into the same current account. So I have been getting £50 vouchers for less than 30 minutes work which is still a good return. It's been a 3+ months promotion so you can see how the numbers stack up over time.


So can you keep on referring the same person, husband and wife and vice versa?
Maybe this deal was cold, because posters are happy to boast about making £1,000, yet cannot answer simple question to help another poster.
SS4105/06/2019 21:47

So can you keep on referring the same person, husband and wife and vice …So can you keep on referring the same person, husband and wife and vice versa?


yes. But claim Window closes JUNE 18 (why is editing posts so darn difficult on this website!)
Edited by: "StudentGrant" 5th Jun
SS4105/06/2019 21:47

So can you keep on referring the same person, husband and wife and vice …So can you keep on referring the same person, husband and wife and vice versa?


Each person can be referred many times so basically you can switch as many accounts as you want. But you can only refer 5 times, all 5 can be the same person or different people (as long as you got the referral codes on time). So a couple can use their 5 codes on each other to get £1k, but make more than that by getting referral codes from other people.
karlie8805/06/2019 21:29

Terms state 5 codes per person, so a couple can get 10 codes and get 2 x …Terms state 5 codes per person, so a couple can get 10 codes and get 2 x £50 per code. So that's £1k like you did.However the terms also allow you to use other people's codes and gain £50 per switch thereafter. There is a thread on MSE where people were giving away their codes but didn't want to take part in the rigmarole of switching (they get 5 codes for 2 minutes work and distribute the codes to other people). The other people (me) then switch accounts in. So what I've been doing is opening donor accounts (5-10 minutes per account), waiting for debit cards to arrive, starting switches over the phone with Santander (5 minutes per switch) and then completing the Santander/Amazon form with someone's code. The Santander staff didn't mind doing 5 switches in one go on the phone into the same current account. So I have been getting £50 vouchers for less than 30 minutes work which is still a good return. It's been a 3+ months promotion so you can see how the numbers stack up over time.



How many people is that?! That’s almost 200 accounts.
karlie8805/06/2019 21:29

Terms state 5 codes per person, so a couple can get 10 codes and get 2 x …Terms state 5 codes per person, so a couple can get 10 codes and get 2 x £50 per code. So that's £1k like you did.However the terms also allow you to use other people's codes and gain £50 per switch thereafter. There is a thread on MSE where people were giving away their codes but didn't want to take part in the rigmarole of switching (they get 5 codes for 2 minutes work and distribute the codes to other people). The other people (me) then switch accounts in. So what I've been doing is opening donor accounts (5-10 minutes per account), waiting for debit cards to arrive, starting switches over the phone with Santander (5 minutes per switch) and then completing the Santander/Amazon form with someone's code. The Santander staff didn't mind doing 5 switches in one go on the phone into the same current account. So I have been getting £50 vouchers for less than 30 minutes work which is still a good return. It's been a 3+ months promotion so you can see how the numbers stack up over time.



Great Santander made me go into branch to switch into existing accounts, claimed it was not possible to do it on phone. Maybe that changed.... But should still be 2k up by end June 😁
StudentGrant05/06/2019 23:00

Great Santander made me go into branch to switch into existing …Great Santander made me go into branch to switch into existing accounts, claimed it was not possible to do it on phone. Maybe that changed.... But should still be 2k up by end June 😁



Number is ‭0800 085 2202‬. It was in the terms.
karlie8805/06/2019 17:18

It is a strange site here, isn't it? It was posted on MSE but I think if …It is a strange site here, isn't it? It was posted on MSE but I think if it had gained heat here, they may have pulled the plug early with the promotion.We have nearly made £10k in vouchers.


That puts my efforts to shame, I am pleased to have got around £2k in vouchers.
Phataphobic05/06/2019 22:55

How many people is that?! That’s almost 200 accounts.


There are/were lots of people offering their codes so there's plenty around...lots of codes are being posted today:

forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…162

Yep, about 190 accounts in total. Bearing in mind this promo started about 16 weeks ago, that gave sufficient time to open lots of accounts. Of course, the vast majority of those accounts are now closed with the remaining few closing within the next week.


Anyone considering setting up a donor account in order to switch has missed the boat now, because if you applied today then you'll get your debit card on Monday/Tuesday. Starting a switch takes 7 working days, so the promo will have finished by then. For those who have current accounts (that can be used to switch away from) today/tomorrow is really your last chance.
Final score; 19x switches completed between four family members referring each other=£1900 in Amazon vouchers (and some people made over £10k!). Not bad for a deal that reached minus 133• here!
Edited by: "StudentGrant" 15th Jul
StudentGrant15/07/2019 17:19

Final score; 19x switches completed between four family members referring …Final score; 19x switches completed between four family members referring each other=£1900 in Amazon vouchers (and some people made over £10k!). Not bad for a deal that reached minus 133• here!


How did you do 19 switches mate?

Did you open 19 new accounts at other banks and then move to santander?

I agree with you it was criminal how this deal got to minus 133.

Thanks for posting it mate.
Edited by: "SS41" 15th Jul
SS4115/07/2019 21:45

How did you do 19 switches mate?Did you open 19 new accounts at other …How did you do 19 switches mate?Did you open 19 new accounts at other banks and then move to santander?I agree with you it was criminal how this deal got to minus 133.Thanks for posting it mate.



Me and family members referred each other, opened bank accounts, then switched them in. Or rather, I did it all for them on PC in their names and on phone and shared the proceeds. I even called to switch in pretending to be my wife (who didn't want to speak to them) and they didn't bat an eyelid!
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