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Refer A Friend

Sign up to play, Refer A Friend and you'll both receive a £15 gift card of your choice. It's win-win!

Get rewarded

Gift Card Rewards

Sharing is caring. That’s why we’re giving you and every friend or family member that you refer to People’s Postcode Lottery a £15 gift card when they sign up and play in their first draw.

Pick and choose between some of the nation's favourite retailers including Tesco, M&S, John Lewis, Boots, Odeon, Deliveroo and more.

Please note that to claim your free gift card, both the referrer and referee are required to have separate email addresses.

How does the People’s Postcode Lottery Refer A Friend scheme work?

Our Refer A Friend scheme is open to all People's Postcode Lottery players.

Click here now to refer a friend and receive your gift card

Get rewarded


As a People’s Postcode Lottery player, once you have separately registered to join our Refer A Friend scheme, you can either

  • Tell your friends/family in person,

  • Share the offer by email, or

  • Spread the offer by Facebook, or

  • Pass on a link to the offer by other messaging platforms.

To get their reward, your friends need to use the link you provide, and click on "Been referred by a friend?" on the first page in our sign up process. That appears just under the "Postcode" field. When asked, they then simply enter your full name.

If there is another person registered with the exact same name as you, your friends will be asked for your email address - so do make sure you've shared that with them, just in case. It needs to be the email you registered to play People’s Postcode Lottery with.

When you welcome friends to play People's Postcode Lottery for the first time, you and your friends can choose from a range of gift cards. You can currently select a gift card from the following stores

  • Tesco, M&S, John Lewis, Boots, Odeon, Deliveroo and more.

Please note that the specific rewards on offer for the Refer A Friend programme may vary over time.

Sorry but our Refer A Friend scheme is only open to current players. In order to make referrals, you must be a player. Sign up to play through our website and you'll be invited to join the Refer A Friend scheme once you've completed that process.

Rewards for new players, and for the friends who introduced them, only become available after you successfully play in your first draw. This could be some weeks after your friend signs up, so do not worry if you don’t hear straight away.

We will contact you by email when your Refer A Friend reward is ready to be claimed.

Players can introduce as many friends as they like to People's Postcode Lottery. However, after a player has made five successful referrals, we will not offer anymore referral rewards.

Mention Me is a leading customer advocacy platform that helps generate referrals. People's Postcode Lottery has partnered with Mention Me to deliver its Refer A Friend scheme.

Runa is the industry leader in digital rewards and incentives. Runa will fulfil the gift card rewards for our Refer A Friend scheme.

Your reward claim link will be valid for 90 days.

Once claimed your:

  • Tesco gift card will be valid for 5 years

  • Marks & Spencer gift card will be valid for 2 years

  • John Lewis gift card will be valid for 2 years

  • Boots gift card will be valid for 2 years

  • Odeon gift card will be valid for 2 years

  • Deliveroo gift card will be valid for 1 year

  • Just Eat gift card will be valid for 1 year

Note that we previously offered Caffè Nero gift cards, and these were valid for 18 months. These cards are no longer offered in our Refer A Friend scheme.

We also previously offered Costa Coffee gift cards, and these were valid for 1 year. These cards are no longer offered in our Refer A Friend scheme.

There are a few different ways in which you can do this.

Word of Mouth

If you like, you can just tell your friends and ask them to enter your name when they sign up online. There's a link “Been referred by a friend?” in the first step of the webpages for joining People's Postcode Lottery (underneath the place where people tell us their postcode).

Your friend should click on that link and enter your name. If there happen to be two players with your name, we might need your friend to tell us your email address too - so make sure they know it!


If you choose email, clicking that button will pop up the beginnings of an email which you can adjust, and pass along. That email contains a link which your friend should follow to sign up. The link will ask your friend for their email address before directing them into our website where they can sign up to play People's Postcode Lottery. When they start to sign up, they should click the link “Been referred by a friend?” and enter your name.


If you choose to use Facebook to share the offer, you'll be presented with the start of a post for your News Feed or Your story. You can add to and adjust that post as you wish. The post contains a link which your friends should follow to sign up and access their reward.

Other Methods

You can also choose to just copy the rewards link and share this by other messaging platforms. Just copy the link carefully and pass it along.

If one of your friends' signs up and mentions your name, they'll receive their reward after they've played in their first draw. At the same time as your friend gets their reward, you'll receive one too, just as long as you're still playing.

Our draws occur near the start of each calendar month. We need to check that both you and your friend enter the draw successfully. As a result, it could possibly take up to a few weeks before your rewards are confirmed - depending on when they sign up. You'll be contacted by email when these rewards are available to claim.

As a player, you can claim up to five rewards per year for introducing your friends to play. Any further referrals will not be rewarded.

This could be for a few different reasons. It might be that the person you referred to has not been entered into a draw yet.

If you are a referrer, you can manage your referrals with your Mention Me sharing dashboard. This can be accessed through your Refer A Friend scheme emails. You will also be notified of successful/unsuccessful referrals by email.